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Karl Strauss Collabapalooza 2017

Nov 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA

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Event Summary

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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.

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

Karl Strauss + Fall Brewing Company – “Boats & Lederhosen” German Pilsner

Karl Strauss + Stone Brewing Company – “Hug It Out, Mate” Australian IPA

Karl Strauss + AleSmith Brewing Company – “Shisho Fine” English Ale with Shisho Leaf

Karl Strauss + Amplified Ale Works – “Pathway Series” Japanese Rice Lager

Karl Strauss + Bagby Beer Company – ESB

Karl Strauss + Pizza Port Ocean Beach “Pale Bonding” Pale Ale

Karl Strauss + Nickel Beer Co. “Trip Mo'” IIPA

Karl Strauss + Abnormal Beer Co. + Setting Sun Sake “Sake To Me” Sake IPA


San Diego Brewers Guild | Capital of Craft IPA


Abnormal Brewing Company | Hazing Freshman IPA (Hazy IPA)


AleSmith | Sublime Mexican Lager, Orange X Pale Ale


Amplified Ale Works | Triple Rectified collaboration with 3 Punk Ales (Triple IPA). All Red, All Red, All Red Collaboration with Half Door Brewing & Small Bar


Bagby Beer Company | Sweet Ride (Czech Pilsner), Goober Crew (American IPA)


Black Plague Brewing | Last Minute IPA Collaboration with Booze Brothers (Centennial, Mosaic and Simcoe Hopped IPA), Atra Mors (Imperial Red Ale)


Burning Beard Brewing Co | Room 101 IPA Collaboration with Nickel Beer Co (100% Neomexicanus Wet Hopped IPA), Stung Out On Lasers IPA (San Diego-Style IPA)


Coronado Brewing Company | Three Right Turns Collaboration with Monkey Paw Brewing Company (India Pale Ale), Early Bird Stout (Milk Stout w/coffee and chocolate)


Council Brewing Company  | Modern Magic Collaboration with Modern Times Beer (Golden Sour Ale w/Tangerines, Peach, Nectarines and Vanilla), Woofle Dust w/ Apricots (Golden Sour Oak Foeder Aged w/ Apricots)


Culture Brewing Co | Ginger Thai Chili Lemongrass IPA Collaboration with Duck Foot Brewing Company, Pumpkin Spice Brown Ale


Duck Foot Brewing Company | The Apericot Saison Collaboration with Culture Brewing Co (Apricot Saison), Coconut Contender IPA (Coconut IPA)


Eppig Brewing Company | You Got a Problem Collaboration with Resident Brewing Company (West Coast Pale Ale), Collusion Collaboration with The Lost Abbey (Brown Ale)


Fall Brewing Company | Magical and Delicious (American Pale Ale w/ Mosaic and Hallertau Blanc Hops), Enormous and Schwanzstucker (Hoppy Red Lager)


Green Flash Brewing Company | 15th Anniversary Collaboration with Southpark Brewing Company (American IPA), Wettanomyces Collaboration with Melvin Brewing (Wet

Hopped Barrel-Aged IPA)


Half Door Brewing | Belgian Tripel with Apricots, Buzzwords Super Dank Pale Ale


Mike Hess Brewing | Grapefruit Solis IPA , My Other Vice (Berlinerweisse)


Monkey Paw Brewing Company | Ashes From The Grave Collaboration with Taproom Brewer Bill Batten (Smoked Brown Ale), Son of OPA (Oatmeal Blonde Ale)


Mother Earth Brew Company | BooKook 2.0 IPA Collaboration with Pizza Port Brewing Company, Hop Diggity IPA (Resinator IPA Series)


Nickel Beer Company | Hopster Douchebag Double IPA (Imperial IPA), Devil’s Kashmir (Wet Hopped Red Ale)


North Park Beer Company | Bangers Collaboration with Burning Beard Brewing Co. (English-Style Dark Mild), Mocha Message (Oatmeal Mocha Stout)


Resident Brewing Company | Industrial Gris (Grisette), Foggy Diversion (Hazy IPA)


San Diego Brewing Company | Mango Chili Wheat Collaboration with Little Miss Brewing, Monster Mash 2017 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter)


Second Chance Beer Co | Black Gold Collaboration with Mike Hess Brewing (Blended Imperial Stout & Porter), Legally Red (American Red IPA)


Societe Brewing Company | The Mentor Collaboration with Gordon Biersch Brewing Company (Smoked Helles), The Coachman (Session IPA)


Southpark Brewing Company | Weizenheimer Collaboration with Bitter Brothers Brewing Company (Weizenbock), CBGD IPA


Stone Brewing Company | Punk In Drublic Collaboration with NOFX (Hoppy Lager), Merc Machine (Pilot Series, Double IPA)


The Lost Abbey | Devil Went Down to Georgia (Barrel-Aged Blend Ale with  Peaches and Black Tea), Ghosts in the Forest (French Oaked Barrel-Aged Blonde Sour Ale)


Thorn Street Brewery | 90214 Pale Ale Collaboration with North Park Brewing Company, Zwickelbier Collaboration with Gordon Biersch


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