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Craft Beer, Costumes Converge for 2015 Heroes Brew Fest

The fest runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 11 at The Loma Club

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    Matthew Wood
    A photo from last year's Heroes Brew Fest in San Diego.

    An upcoming outdoor event will combine two of San Diego’s specialties this weekend: craft beer and Comic-Con.

    The annual Heroes Brew Fest is flying into town Saturday, this time at The Loma Club at 2960 Truxtun Rd. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., attendees can enjoy more than 80 craft beer samples from nearly 50 breweries including local favorites like Green Flash, The Lost Abbey, Mission Brewery and BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. For the full list of participating breweries, click here.

    Keeping in theme with Comic-Con 2015 happening in downtown San Diego, Brew Fest patrons are encouraged to come in costume and take part in several contests fit for superheroes.

    This includes the “Best Original Caped Crusader” category, which will crown the most creative superhero costume, super power and name. The winner of that contest will walk away with a $300 Coronado Brewing Company/Brew Pub gift card.

    Then there’s the “Superhero Look-Alike” contest, which will award the winner with a tasting and tour for 10 guests at Duck Foot Brewing Company. The “Group Costume” contest will award winners with a tasting and tour for 10 at Mission Brewing. Finally, the “Super Villain” category will seek the Brew Fest’s best costumed bad guy or gal.

    In addition to samples and costumes, the beer festival will also boast live music, entertainment and food vendors. The event will benefit the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, an organization dedicated to assisting, honoring and supporting military members and their families during times of recovery.

    Tickets to the Brew Fest were nearly sold out as of Wednesday afternoon, but some VIP ($64) and general admission ($49) tickets were still available online. The event does typically sell out, so plan accordingly.