San Diego Beer Contest accepting entries

DEL MAR — Are you a licensed brewery? Brewpub? Maker of mead or cider?

You are invited to enter the ninth annual San Diego International Beer competition.

Breweries that compete are eligible to have their brands served at the San Diego International Beer Festival, June 19 to June 21. The SDIBF is the largest of its kind on the West Coast featuring more than 400 beers from 20 different countries. Applications can be gotten at Entry for the competition is online registration only. There is a $45 non-refundable processing fee per entry, and an eight-entry maximum. Deadline for entry is March 27 by 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

The San Diego County Fair will include the Beer Festival, featuring five tasting sessions to choose from. Each session offers four hours of unlimited sampling of the more than 400 beers featured from around the world, including many from San Diego’s world-famous craft brewing community. You can upgrade your ticket to VIP for additional perks, including food pairings, a souvenir 6-ounce sampling glass and more.  Entertainment, beer-themed vendors and educational sessions are included in the price of admission. A special pass that includes a ride on the Coaster for a responsible experience is also available. Visit for more details.

Included with your San Diego International Beer Festival ticket is all the excitement of the San Diego County Fair.  Tickets for the 2015 Beer Festival go on sale March 28.


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