Winter Brew Fest 2016 is back

No need to wait for a summertime festival to sip on cold brews in San Diego this year. Head to the Winter Brew Fest on Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 for a two-day beer extravaganza at The San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

Each evening will boast a wide variety of craft beers from all across the country to taste. Some of Friday’s 40-plus options include 32 North Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Groundswell Brewing, Half Door Brewing, Hillcrest Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Pizza Port Brewing, Stone Brewing and Ska Brewing.

Saturday will also feature a range of diverse options and specialty selections from breweries, some of which are not present on both days of the festival. Try some tasty beers from Duck Foot Brewing, Alesmith Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing, Small Town Brewery, Second Chance Beer, Rip Current Brewing and Julian Hard Cider, to name a few.

This year’s event will feature live music by The Fooks and Euphoria Brass Band, as well as a performance by Headshine in the VIP area on Saturday.

Food vendors will be onsite throughout the duration of the festival to keep you satisfied while you delight in all the delicious, unlimited beer tastings.

This event is 21-and-up. For more information or a full listing of participating breweries, visit

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20; doors open at 7 p.m. both days

WHERE: The Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park

PRICE: $40 in advance; $50 day of event (cash only at the door). VIP tickets are also available for $50 and include early admission to a special VIP hour with cheese and beer pairings.

Source: DiscoverSD