San Diego Distillers Guild To Host First Local Spirits Festival On October 14 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

October 1, 2017

Enjoy unlimited samples of Southern California’s finest local craft spirits when the San Diego Distillers Guild hosts the inaugural San Diego Spirits By The Bay Festival on Saturday, October 14 at the picturesque Coronado Ferry Landing. SanDiegoVille readers get the hookup with $5 savings with promo code SDVILLE, and we are also raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend!

The San Diego Spirits By The Bay Festival will offer unlimited tastings of locally hand-crafted spirits, paired with delicious bites from local eateries and food trucks. The one-of-a-kind event will feature only local spirits and distillers, including vodka, bourbon, whiskey, rum, gin and more, as well as samples from other San Diego budding booze producers - sake, mead, cider, wine, and beer. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet the distillers themselves and there will be live music from The Morgan Leigh Band and The Good Bad to keep the party rolling. 

Featured companies participating at the inaugural Spirits By The Bay Festival include You & Yours Distilling Co., Liberty Call Distillery, Kalifornia Distilleries, Rob Rubens Distilling & Brewing, Malahat Spirits Co., Seven Cave Spirits, San Diego Distillery, Henebery Spirits, Perfect Soul Whiskey & Rum, Six One Nine Vodka, The California Spirits Company, Cutwater Spirits, BNS Brewing & Distilling Co., Copper Collar Distillery, San Diego Sunshine, 117° West Distilling, Newtopia Cider, Lost Abbey Brewing and more. 

Tickets are available online to the public over 21+ years of age. The All-Access GA Pass is $45 and provides guests access to the festival starting at 1pm, unlimited samples (1/4oz pour) of all the spirits at the event, 2oz pours of wine, 4oz pours of beer, music, games, and a bag full of coupons, discounts, and goodies. The VIP Pass is $65 gives guests everything the All-Access Pass ticket includes, plus + 1 hour early admission starting at 12pm, unlimited cocktails at the VIP tent, 1 free tour & tasting at every distillery featured at the festival (good for 1-year from issue), and a collector's edition 1st Spirits Festival poster. Promo code SDVILLE saves $5 per ticket. 

The event benefits the San Diego Distillers Guild, which was created to promote the art of artisanal distilled spirits production in San Diego County, with a mission to raise awareness about craft distillation. The guild’s goal is to promote the craft of spirit production both locally and nationally and to educate the public about hand-crafted spirits.

While there is parking at the venue, the San Diego Distillers Guild also encourages guests to use Uber and/or Lyft, carpool with a designated driver, or use the Coronado Ferry which delivers guests right to the front door of the festival at the Coronado Ferry Landing, located at 1201 1st Street.

For more information on San Diego Spirits By The Bay Festival and to get your tickets, visit