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Best Coast Beer Festival

Mar 7, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego, CA
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   Best Coast Beer Fest - Will Ferrell’s Beer Festival of Choice


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Hey people of San Diego.  It's me, Will Ferrell.

If you're interested in attending the most amazing beer festival while helping out the single most important cause in recorded history, keep reading. If not, take a moment to throw your computer into the ocean.

Every ticket sold supports my favorite charity, Cancer For College, and helps a cancer survivor realize their dream of a college education. Plus, you'll get to taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy the sweet sounds of local bands and possibly enjoy a sensible lunch from our food truck alley. To re-cap: You. Beer. Music. Food trucks. San Diego Bay. The whole shebang. There is no physical way in the universe you can enjoy a day better than this. We've done the research. It's science.


Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by one of my best friends, two-time cancer survivor and double-amputee Craig Pollard. 

Craig saw first hand the physical, emotional and financial devastation that cancer can have on a family.  Families dealing with cancer often exhaust every last resource in the process of returning their child to health. This battle can leave nothing left for the survivor for things such as a college education.

Cancer for College provides hope and inspiration to cancer survivors by granting college scholarships.  Since inception, the charity has granted nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than one thousand survivors from around the country.



The Classiest of Classy (VIP) $125

Drink up the sweet, sweet afternoon sun with what is quite possibly the most exclusive day of your life.  Meet the brewers of beers and the makers of food.  Impress your friends because as a VIP you can be like Ron Burgundy.

 “I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important.” – Ron Burgundy


·      Entrance to the most amazing beer festival in the history of beer festivals from noon-9pm

·      Souvenir pint glass for you to add to your collection

·      Access to the exclusive VIP tent including:

         o   Meet the Brewers – a chance to talk to brewers in small group settings and taste reserve brews

         o   Food and Beer pairings – scheduled tastings and pairings available only to VIPs

         o   Complimentary waters and sodas

         o   Private executive restrooms – how can you be classy in a porta-potty?

 Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

Afternoon Delight: Noon-4pm - $45

Spend your afternoon drinking beer and taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay… you know, discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina.

All Day Pass - 
Beer Fest + Movie Screening: Noon-9pm - $75

Entrance all day (including 4-5pm where there are limited guests) - beer fest + evening movie screening

Ticket to Pleasure Town - Beer Fest + Movie Screening: 5pm-9pm - $45

More into an evening of fun?  Come get a taste of the best beer festival plus a double movie feature on a giant screen under the stars.


Stay Sober San Diego $20  

Designated Driver Pass (no beer samples)


We love the kiddos but let’s be honest, a beer festival should really be for those of legal age.  So get a sitter because you must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter Best Coast Beer Fest.

And don’t forget your ticket.  Please print ticket or use the mobile app to show your ticket at the front gate for entrance.



Without the sweet, sweet nectar they produce, we wouldn’t be the moment the whole world has been waiting for… the most prolific event to happen to all of San Diego.  We’d just be a hot, sweaty mess of an event with no booze to sippity, sip, sip. 

Here are our makers of beer, brewers of brew.

2 Town Ciderhouse, 21st Amendment, Acoustic Ales, Aftershock Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Angry Orchard, Alaskan Brewing Co, AleSmith Brewing Company, Alosta Brewing Company, Arcana Brewing Company, Artifex Brewing Co, Automatic Brewing Company, Avery Brewing, Back Street Brewing, Bagby Beer Co, Ballast Point, Barrel Harbor, Belching Beaver, Black Market Brewing, Bolt Brewery, Border X Brewing, Bootlegger's Brewing, Booze Brothers Brewing Company, Coronado Brewing, Culture Brewing Co, Deschutes Brewing Company, Dos Desperados, Drakes Brewing, Fall Brewing Co, Fallbrook Brewing, Fat Cat Beer Company, Firestone Walker, Gold Coast Mead, Goose Island, Green Flash, Groundswell Brewing, Helms Brewing Co, Ironfire Brewing Company, Iron Fist Brewing Co, Julian Hard Cider, La Jolla Brewing Company, Lagunitas, Latitude 33, Left Coast, Legacy Brewing Co, Lightning Brewing Company, The Lost Abbey, Lost Cost Brewing, Mendocino Brewing Company, Modern Times Beer, Monkey Paw Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Pizza Port, Rock Bottom Brewing, Saint Archer, Sam Adams, San Diego Brewing Co, SanTan Brewing Company, Shock Top, Six Rivers Brewery, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, Stone Brewing, Sudwerk Brewing Co, Thorn Street Brewery, Three Weavers, Toolbox Brewing, Twisted Manzanita, Urbn St Brewing Co, Vermont Hard Cider, Wandering Aengus and White Labs.

~Full list coming soon~ 

Are you part of the interweb?  Download the app UNTAPPD which will let you track the beers you try in the Best Coast Brew Fest section as we get closer to the festival.


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Embarcadero Marina Park South
1 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101

Mar 7, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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