Beer festival brewing in Carlsbad


A beer festival featuring more than 30 craft brewers Sept. 9 is expected to bring hundreds of craft brew aficionados to Holiday Park in Carlsbad.

The fourth annual Carlsbad Brewfest hosted by the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club will bring together local and international brewers and their fans.

The festival raises money for scholarships for area Marines and North County teens along with other Rotary charities.

Title sponsors are Harrah’s Resort Southern California and SR-76 Beer Works, and the stage sponsor is New Belgium. Festival brewers include Belching Beaver, Stumblefoot, Midnight Jack, Karl Strauss and Ballast Point along with Coronado Brewing Co., Absolution, Lost Coast, Twin Peaks, Booze Brothers, Wiseguys, Legacy and more than a dozen others.

Entertainment includes live music performed by local band OSS “Oceanside Sound System,” a DJ and yard games. Local restaurants will offer food for sale.

The festival is from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Holiday Park at Chestnut Street and Pio Pico Drive.

Tickets cost $50 at the event; $10 non-drinking passes will be sold for designated drivers.

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