In eight years, the San Diego International Beer Festival has become the top beer festivals and competitions in the U.S. and in 3 short years the DRINK-A-PALOOZA drinking game has become the best drinking game recognized nationwide!
Last year, more than 12,000 beer lovers joined in on one of our five tasting sessions, sipping their way through their choice of nearly 400 varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and visiting the Drink-A-Palooza game booth!
Each year, the SDIBF and Drink-A-Palooza represents an international collection of more than 400 beers from more than 15 countries, in the format of a public tasting event, private competitions and fun drinking games. Bringing together the brewers and beers to recognize the best in the industry and highlight new and upcoming breweries in one of the most unique venues in the world. Where else can you taste award winning beers, play popular drinking games, ride on a Ferris wheel, get mid-evil on a turkey leg, explore award-winning exhibits and attend a concert all in the same day? This event showcases diverse beers and displays the Monopoly of Drinking Games that includes your favorites such as beer pong, kings cup, flip cup, spin the bottle, asshole, high low and so much more. Coupled with craft brewing, we have become the fastest-growing segments of the beer, wine and spirits industry. This grand-daddy of all beer festivals and drinking games is enhanced by a fierce competition between the world’s finest breweries. Last year, in 2013, more than 150 breweries from 15 countries across the globe vied for the coveted Best of Show trophy and Champion Brewery awards.
Tickets to the San Diego International Beer Festival includes admission to the world-renowned San Diego County Fair, the 4th largest fair in the nation! Festival attendees should take advantage and enjoy the rides, exhibits, games (including the best drinking game), animals and entertainment of the Fair before, during and after the Festival.
The International Beer Festival will include a best taste Competition which is planned by beer brewers and the Festival is planned by beer lovers.
The judging for our Competition is a closed, blind event etch beers being judged against other beers of similar style as defined by the Brewers Association style guidelines for beers and by Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines for meads and ciders.
$58 GENERAL ADMISSION Includes San Diego International Beer Festival session admission, 1oz souvenir tasting glass with unlimited samplings of 400+ beers, and admission to the San Diego County Fair.
$100 BREWERS LOUNGE VIP Half-hour early session admission to SDIBF, 6oz souvenir glass with unlimited samplings of 400+ beers, access to a special lounge area overlooking the beer festival, five craft beer stations with food pairings and unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, and admission to the San Diego County Fair.