Best Coast Beer Fest returns to Embarcadero Park

A local beer festival supported by Will Ferrell in America’s Finest City, with food trucks, live music and a cause worthy of our attendance? Yep, it’s all going down at Best Coast Beer Fest, which will make its return from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Embarcadero Park South. The festival of brews helps to benefit Cancer for College, an organization that helps provide college scholarships to cancer survivors.

The afternoon of sudsy fun will feature over 200 beers from 90 different local breweries. Cheers to that! Some of this year’s participating breweries include Acoustic Ales, Bolt Brewery, Culture Brewing Co., Left Coast Brewing Co., Belching Beaver Brewery, Fall Brewing Company, Eppig Brewing, Monkey Paw Brewing Co., Hillcrest Brewing Company, North Park Beer Co., Pure Project Brewing and many other local favorites.

Enjoy throwback tunes while sippin’ outdoors, with live music provided by cover band Saved by the ‘90s. There also will be several food trucks on-site, including Devilicious Food Truck, Currywurst Frankfurt, Epic Eatz, NY Pizzeria, Gelato Paradiso, Super Q, Two for the Road, Mangia Mangia, Simply Fresh and Eat Your Heart Out.

Tickets are $45 for general admission or $50 day of event; $105 for VIP or $114 day of event. All tickets include entrance, a souvenir tasting cup and unlimited beer samples. In addition, VIP tickets also offer access to a VIP tent full of rare beers and beer-inspired cuisine. VIP attendees also will receive a souvenir pint glass and early entrance to the festival at 1 p.m. Those interested can purchase tickets at

200 Marina Park Way, Embarcadero.