San Diego’s finest craft brews will take the sudsy spotlight this weekend as Escondido hosts the Hopstown Craft Beer Fest.
The 21+ event will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at 800 W. Washington Ave. Tickets cost $20 for a day pass or $30 for a weekend pass. Designated driver tickets cost $10. The Goods is currently selling weekend passes as well at half price, for $15 per person.
Each general admission entry includes a 2-ounce taster cup that can be refilled up to 18 times.
The beer fest will include flavorful samplings from 40 small and independent local breweries based across all regions of San Diego, according to organizers.
Participating breweries include Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Refuge Brewery and Helm’s Brewing Co.
Besides brews, the fest will feature live music, including a Beatles tribute band. Gourmet food trucks, vendors and artists will round out the activities. Attendees are allowed to bring their dogs to the fest, too.
Chefs and brewers will attend the event as well, so guests will have a chance to chat with local brewers about their passion for the craft and maybe even cheers to a taste or two. Some brewers will also partake in educational panels highlighting San Diego’s local craft beer culture.
For more information about Hopstown, visit the event website.