Third Annual Pints for Pups

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Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

344 Tully Road

San Jose, CA 95111

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Please join us for the Third Annual Pints for Pups, where great beer, fantastic one-of-a-kind art, and good food come together to help local pups find forever homes. Not a beer drinker? New this year we will also have wine, cocktails, and plenty of nonalcoholic drinks so there will be something for everyone. What a great way to spend an afternoon!


Southbay Beer Hounds & Clay Planet are thrilled to present the Third Annual Pints for Pups, a fundraiser that will benefit the Silicon Valley Pet Project and the Thulani Program. Major thanks to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for hosting this wonderful event that will feature great beer, wine, food trucks, and over 40 local artists who will have one-of-a-kind pints, growlers, and other art for sale!

Participating breweries will include Strike, Hermitage, Golden State, Santa Clara Valley, Benoit Casper, Freewheel, Taplands, and Firestone Walker. (subject to additions and changes)

Participating food trucks will include Waffles Amore and South Winchester BBQ (subject to additions and changes)

We will also be serving Wine this year! (a list of participating wineries will be added as they become available)

As always we'll also have a donation drawing with all kinds of fabulous items up for grabs. AND Live entertainment throughout the day.

Your $10 event ticket (plus Eventbrite fee) includes parking at the Fairgrounds, entry to the event, and live entertainment. Please note: this is not an event where beer and food is included in your admission price. You must purchase all beverages and food yourself.

Purchase early and save $5 - on the day of the event admission tickets will be $15.

A percentage of the proceeds from art, beer, wine, and food sales and ALL proceeds from the donation drawing will benefit The Thulani Program and the Silicon Valley Pet Project. You may also make an additional donation ahead of time by adding a donation when buying your event tickets. 100% of the additional donations made on Eventbrite will go to our two non-profit recipients.

About the Beneficiaries:

Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP) is a nonprofit organization of volunteers committed to saving local at-risk shelter pets through rescue, community involvement, and education. SVPP saves animals from our local municipal shelter, the San Jose Animal Care Center. So every time they pull a dog into their foster program and free up a kennel for another dog they are actually saving 2 lives! For more information check our their website:

The Thulani Program rescues abandoned and terminally ill or very old German Shepherd dogs from California and Nevada, finds permanent homes for them, and provides funds to help with their care for the rest of their lives. These are dogs that have virtually no chance of being adopted from shelters, and through Thulani they have an opportunity to spend the rest of their lives as treasured companions. For more information check out their website:

A Few Logistics:

The event is a "drop in" style fundraiser, meaning we don't expect attendees to be there the entire time. We encourage you to come buy a beer (or two), have some food and hang with your friends. Purchase a one of a kind, hand created pint glass or growler and enter to win our donation drawing to win one of several fabulous prizes! REMEMBER: You need not be present to win any of our drawings, so don't feel like you will miss out on a fabulous prize if you depart early.

Parking: Parking is complimentary with your admission ticket. Please drink responsibly and take Lyft or UBER if you plan to have more than a few pints.

Is Pints for Pups dog friendly?

Well mannered, friendly dogs are welcome at the event. However, you must keep your pooch on a leash and under your control at all times. We reserve the right to ask you to leave if your pooch (or you) becomes unruly. DO NOT leave your dog unattended or in your vehicle while at the event.

Is Pints for Pups kid friendly?

Yes, children are welcome at Pints for Pups.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements to enter the event. However, we will be checking IDs for alcohol sales so please be sure to bring your ID.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions please email Valerie Merklin at

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will only be given if requested a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to bring a printed ticket. Since you are purchasing your ticket through Eventbrite we will have your name on the list at check-in.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your ticket. Please email Valerie Merklin at if you would like to change the name on your registration.

I'm purchasing all the tickets for my group, how will the others check in?

If you are purchasing multiple tickets for a group of people please have everyone in your party check in under your name. You do not all need to arrive at the same time, through Eventbrite we will know how many in your party have checked in.

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