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San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

San Diego Brewers Guild

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - Premier Access
Early entry at 1 PM, over 100 beers available for sampling, no tabs or tokens, and a commemorative cup.
Ended $45.00 $3.24
Early Bird - General Admission
Over 100 beers available for sampling, no tabs or tokens, and a commemorative cup.
Ended $35.00 $2.74
Advance - Premier Access   more info Nov 4, 2016 $55.00 $3.74
Advance - General Admission   more info Nov 4, 2016 $40.00 $2.99
Designated Driver
Anyone found consuming alcohol (any amount) without proper wristband will be escorted off the premises immediately.
Nov 5, 2016 $15.00 $1.74
Day of Event - General Admission   more info Not Started $50.00 $3.49

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Event Details

Join us for the 14th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Fesitval at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.  This two day event is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week.  Enjoy samples from more than 60 breweries located in San Diego County!

The event raises funds for local charities and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

VIP Brewer Takeover: Friday (Nov. 4) from 6-9 PM

Rub elbows with some of San Diego's award-winning brewers and see why San Diego beer is taking over palates everywhere.  This exclusive event will showcase San Diego's finest, rare and specialty beers from local breweries, including offerings brewed just for the event.  All-inclusive ticket includes unlimited beer samples offered throughout the evening coupled with unlimited food samples from local craft beer friendly restaurants.

San Diego Brewers Guild Festival: Saturday (Nov. 5) from 2-5 PM

Enjoy the Guild Festival with a commemorative tasting cup and unlimited beer samples.  The event showcases San Diego County's finest craft breweries!  Attend Beer College with 30 minute sessions from San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Beer program and UC San Diego Extension Brewery Certificiate program.  Food will be available for sale from local, craft beer friendly restaurants and food trucks.  And to top it all off, musical entertainment will be provided by some of San Diego's most talented musicans.

Premier Access (Saturday Only)

Want to get in early and beat the crowd?  Then pick up a Premier Access Pass and enter the festival 1 HOUR early at 1 PM!

Two Day Pass

The Best way to start off SD Beer Week is with a Two Day Pass, so you can enjoy the festivities on BOTH Friday and Saturday at a discount!  For $100:

  • (1) ticket for Friday night's 'VIP Brewer Takeover' (6-9 PM)
  • (1) Premier Access pass for Saturday's Guild Festival (1-5 PM) [$130 value!
  • Ticket is non-transferable and must be used by the same person on both days.

Click here to buy the Two Day Pass.


Santa Fe Depot - 6 minute walk from Port Pavilion at the Broadway Pier

Age Restrictions

This is a 21 and over event.  You must be 21+ years old with a valid photo ID to attend, no exceptions.

Smoking Prohibited

Smoking is prohibited on the Broadway Pier.



No animals allowed, except for service animals.  Fraudulently misrepresenting service animals is a misdemeanor - CPC 365.7(a).


Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Outside alcohol
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Outside food/beverages
  • Weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Chemicals
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
  • Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
  • Other items as determined by facility management.

Event management reserves the right to handle each occurence on a case to case basis.

Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.

All bags, jackets, and guests are subject to search upon entering the event.  Items which have varying policies include: cameras, video/audio recording equipment, and signs/flags/banners/posters.


Designated Driver (Non-Drinker)

Non-drinker means non-drinker.  In accordance with our ABC license, anyone found consuming alcohol (any amount) without proper wristband will be escorted off the premises immediately.


Intoxicated Guests

All guests of the 14th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe, responsible means of transportation before leaving the festival.

Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry to the festival.

Any guest found intoxicated within the event and/or causing a disturbance, as determined by management, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for this event.


Have questions about San Diego Brewers Guild Festival? Contact San Diego Brewers Guild

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When & Where

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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San Diego Brewers Guild

The San Diego Brewers Guild was founded in 1997 to promote San Diego breweries, create an open line of communication between brewers, and increase the visibility of fresh, locally brewed beer through education and community events.

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