If an afternoon of sipping the finest craft brews while grooving to live music sounds like your kind of day, head over to the annual Rhythm & Brews festival, taking over Vista Village on Saturday, May 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
The event will be in the located in the middle of Vista's "Hop Highway," a fitting location for celebrating San Diego's glistening craft beer community. Beer-lovers can enjoy unlimited tastings of over 100 craft beers from over 60 breweries both local and nationwide. Some of the brews available on tap include Duck Foot Brewing, Culture Brewing, Groundswell Brewing, Coronado Brewing, Green Flash Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Firestone Walker, Pizza Port Brewing, Mother Earth, Alesmith Brewing and Alpine Beer Company, to name a few.
The outdoor festival will feature two live music stages keeping the tunes flowing throughout the day. The local artists set to perform are Euphoria Brass Band, My Own Holiday and Laura-Jean Anderson.
There will also be two beer education sessions led by UC San Diego and San Diego State University. The first will run from 1:30 to 1:50 p.m. and will help beer-enthusiasts learn how to detect off-notes and unwanted flavors in beers. The second session, from 2 to 2:20 p.m., will focus on learning the key ingredients you need to make your beer a cut above the rest.
Event proceeds will be donated to the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the San Diego Brewers Guild.
Tickets are $45 in advance; $50 at the door; $55 for VIP, which offers attendees early entry at 12 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com
For more information about Rhythm and Brews, visit sdbrewersguild.org
Vista Village District, Vista.