With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites form our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover - from festive beer games to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring everything from home brewing advice to educational demonstrations with Stone's Bill Sysak and Alesmith's Peter Zien to food pairings presented by Pubcakes and Venissimo Cheese - these are demonstrations you won't want to miss!
Looking for the ultimate SDIBF experience? The VIP Brewers Lounge is an upgrade like no other – with lounge-style seating perched above the Festival, a 6-ounce souvenir glass to use for unlimited sampling in the lounge area and on the Festival floor, five craft beer stations with food pairing with unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, 1/2 hour early admission before the general public, and admission to the San Diego County Fair.
Beer Stage Schedule
Cupcakes & beer pairing. Home brewing tips and tricks. Yeast flocculation, attenuation and temperature tolerance. Pretzels & beer pairing. The chemistry of brewing. Cheese & beer pairing.
Whether your interests lie in the complexities of the science behind the suds, or the simple joy of combining food with your favorite beverage, our stage offers a variety of educational and entertaining offerings.
The stage schedule varies for each session.