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Karl Strauss Collabapalooza 2018

Nov 10, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA

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Event Summary

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to bring you Collabapalooza, an indie beer collaboration celebration featuring 30+ independent San Diego breweries pouring a unique selection of one-off collaboration beers and rare releases.

Voted Best Beer Event of 2017 by the readers of West Coaster Magazine

2891 University Ave

Behind the North Park Observatory
San Diego, CA 92104

Event Details

The spirit of collaboration has always been alive and well in the San Diego brewing community and Collabapalooza is focused on highlighting this camaraderie and shared goodwill. Plus, we wanted an excuse to hang out with all of our friends and fans while sharing some incredible beers.

Our goal is simple: Rally 30+ independent, San Diego-based breweries to help us throw a killer party during our favorite week of the year complete with tons of good food, excellent vibes, and all together fabulous people.

We'll be taking over the parking lot behind the North Park Observatory in the beating heart of San Diego's craft beer scene. In addition to unlimited pours of these one-off collaborations and rare releases we'll have food from local vendors available for purchase, live screen printed t-shirts, and a ton more to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit both the San Diego Brewers Guild and the North Park Main Street Association

We'll be offering two ticket types for our intrepid beer explorers:

VIP Admission

  • Early access to the festival & first crack at the most super special beers starting at 1:00p
  • A commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz pours
  • A Collabapalooza T-Shirt

General Admission

  • Access to the festival starting at 2:00p
  • A commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz pours

Breweries & Beer List

Collaborations with Karl:
  • Pizza Port Brewing Co: Wonder Years (Hazy IIPA) and Let the Bruties Hit the Floor (Brut IPA)
  • Stone Brewing: Hug It Out, Mate, Part Deux (100% New Zealand-hopped IPA)
  • Burgeon Beer Company: Dry Hopped All Day, Every Day (Hazy IPA)
  • Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing: Michulada (Imperial Gose with Cilantro, Lemon, and Sea Salt)
  • SouthNorte Beer Co: Hopfenugen (Hoppy Hefeweizen)
  • The Lost Abbey: La Cruda (Porter)
  • Bay City Brewing Co: Juice the Two of Us (Session Hazy IPA)
  • Pink Boots Society: Tiki Tour (Pale Ale)
  • San Diego Brewers Guild: Capital of Craft IPA
Additional Collaborations and Full Beer List
Abnormal Beer Co
  • with Green Flash Brewing & Alpine Beer Company: Hot Kettle Time Machine (West Coast Hazy IPA)
  • with Resident Brewing Co: Brick in Yo Face (Imperial Cuban Coffee Porter)

AleSmith Brewing Company
  • with Newtopia Cider: TI 83 (Brut Graf)
  • Nut Brown Ale

Alpine Brewing Company

  • with Pizza Port Brewing Co: Danksa Paradise (IPA)
  • Babyface Session Rye IPA

Amplified Ale Works

  • with TapRoom: Hell Bent for Heather (Wee Heavy) 
  • Barrel-Aged Nyctophobis (Russian Imperial Stout)
Bagby Beer Company
  • with Benchmark Brewing Company: No Hype (German Helles)
  • Freak Patrol IPA
Bay City Brewing Co
  • Grapefruit Radler
Benchmark Brewing Company
  • with OB Brewery: Rice Cream Ale
  • River Rye American Red Ale

Black Plague Brewing Company

  • with Taproom and My Yard Live: End of Thyme (Saison)
  • Bring Out Your Dead (IPA)
Booze Brothers Brewing Co 
  • with Culver Beer Co: Mixed Bags IPA
  • Passion Picker (Passion Fruit American Wheat Ale)
Burgeon Beer Company
  • with Pure Project: Super Juice Bros (New England IPA)
  • California Coast (Unfiltered IPA)
Burning Beard Brewing
  • with Nickel Beer Co: Room 101 (100% Neo-Mexicanus Wet Hopped IPA)
  • Ingsoc (Irish Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)
Coronado Brewing Company
  • with BNS Brewing Co: Supersoaker (IIIPA)
  • Tecolote Kriek (Oak Barrel-Aged Sour with Cherries)
Council Brewing Company
  • with Gravity Heights: Magical Heights (Golden Sour with Boysenberries, Lemon Zest, and Vanilla Beans)
  • with Modern Times Beer: Modern Magic (Golden Sour with Tangerines, Peaches, Nectarines, and Vanilla)
Duck Foot Brewing Co
  • with Mike Hess Brewing Co: Daily Ration (Belgian Table Beer)
  • Goofy Regular (Hazy IPA)
Eppig Brewing
  • with Modern Times Beer: Lime IPA
  • Natural Bridge (Zwickelbier)
Fall Brewing Company
  • with Barley Forge Brewing Co: TBN (Brut IPA)
  • with My Yard Live: Dead To Me (Black IPA)
Half Door Brewing Co
  • with Benchmark Brewing Company: Schwarzbier
  • Boats and Goats (Doppelbock)
Mike Hess Brewing Co
  • with Duck Foot Brewing Co: Hop Cloud (Hazy IPA)
  • Ficus (Dark Fig Saison)
Mother Earth Brewing Company
  • with Battlemage Brewing: Nature's Guardian (Unfiltered IPA)
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sintax (Imperial Peanut Butter Stout)
North Park Beer Co
  • with Burgeon Beer Company: Dead and Gone IPA
Pizza Port Brewing Co
  • with North Park Beer Co: Hipster and Hippies (Hazy IPA)
  • with The Bell Maker Brewery: Coco Zombie (Nitro Milk Stout with Coconut and Coffee)
Pure Project
  • with Modern Times Beer: Flower of the Future (IPA with Pea Flower and Hibiscus)
  • Madeline (Barrel-Aged Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Saison)
Resident Brewing Co
  • with Thunderhawk Alements: Roof Rider (Guava IPA)
  • First Snow (Blonde Ale with Coconut, Coffee, Vanilla Beans, and Cocoa Nibs)
Rip Current Brewing Company
  • with Burgeon Beer Company: Hopped on the Brutwagon (Brut IPA)
  • Bodysurfing Belgian Blonde
Rouleur Brewing Company
  • with Papa Marce’s Cerveceria: Is It Bretty Yet? (Saison)
  • Yard Sale ESB
San Diego Brewing Company
  • with Thorn Brewing Co: Hoppy Always Sells (IPA)
  • Hoppy Red Thing (Red Ale)
Second Chance Beer Company
  • with New English Brewing Company: Grand Cru-Blackout Edition (Barrel-Aged Blend of Grand Cru and Tabula Rasa
  • with AleSmith Brewing Company: Blend-o-Matic (Brut/Hazy IPA Blend)
South Park Brewing Company
  • with My Yard Live: Dank and Woody (Oaked Pale Ale)
  • with Wild Barrel Brewing: Park Barrel (West Coast IPA)
  • with Thunderhawk AlementsChocolate Oatmeal Raisin (Brown Ale)
  • with Ninkasi Brewing Company: Bad Seeds (Golden Chocolate Hemp Milk Stout)
SouthNorte Beer Co
  • Pan a Flores (Holiday Porter)
Stone Brewing
  • Fyodor (Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout)
The Lost Abbey
  • Citrus Sin-Blood Orange (Wild Ale)
  • Framboise de Amorosa (Oak-Aged Raspberry Sour)
Thorn Brewing Co
  • with Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing: I Bless the Grains (Sour Brut IPA)
  • Service Pig IPA
Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing
  • with Chula Vista Brewery: Straight to Hell (Belgian Golden Strong)
  • BIA$ (San Diego Red Ale)


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