Win Tickets to San Diego Festival of Beer's 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 19 | The Original Beer Fest and Cancer Fighting Fundraiser Debuts New Venue Downtown on Broadway Pier

September 11, 2014

San Diego Professionals Against Cancer will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual fundraising event, the San Diego Festival of Beer, on Friday, September 19, from 6-11pm at its new location on Broadway Pier. Guests will get the chance to sample from nearly 60 breweries and 120 varieties of some of the nation’s best craft beer, enjoy live music, purchase food from San Diego food trucks and restaurants - all while raising money for local cancer charities at San Diego's original beer festival. We have a pair of passes to give away! Input your email below to enter our raffle.

“When we first started this festival in 1994, we had no idea how much it would grow,” said San Diego Professionals Against Cancer Board President Carri Chandler. “That first year we had maybe 700 people; 20 years later we have around 4,000 attendees. We really want people to know that when they come to the San Diego Festival of Beer, they aren’t just celebrating great craft beer with friends; but they are raising money to help people in our community. To date, we have raised over half a million dollars for local cancer charities and that is the reason we do this year after year! This year is going to be the best event yet, we’ve already had 53 breweries sign up so far, a new record, and we’re still two months out from the event. With our new location on Broadway Pier, I think this year’s festival is going to be new and exciting and something people will remember.”

SDPAC has partnered with the San Diego Padres this year and will offer San Diego Festival of Beer ticket purchasers the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets (up to 40% off regular prices) to the Padres-Giants series Sept. 19, 20 and 21. For every ticket sold, the Padres will donate $3 back to SDPAC.

Tickets to the San Diego Festival of Beers are $40  Each ticket includes admission into the event, 10 (4 oz) beer tastes and a special souvenir tasting mug for the first 3,000 attendees. Additional tastes may be purchased inside the event, $10 for 10 additional tastings and $5 for five tastings. Wine and merchandise are also available for purchase, as well as food from dozens of local vendors and food trucks. Credit cards will be accepted at the gate and an ATM will be available on site. Tickets can be purchased online at

The San Diego Festival of Beer is a fundraiser staffed by volunteers with all proceeds benefiting local cancer charities. The San Diego Festival of Beer is the largest fundraiser of San Diego Professionals Against Cancer, a group of local business professionals, who in 1993, decided to throw a new kind of charity event.

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