Westfield UTC to Host Inaugural 'Uncasked' Event | Outdoor Neighborhood Craft Brew Fest Celebrates Local Brewers, Chefs and Musicians Saturday, April 5

March 28, 2014

Westfield UTC has announced its inaugural Uncasked neighborhood craft brew fest, celebrating San Diego’s exceptional brewing community and a new signature event in the center’s ongoing initiative to provide local residents unique entertainment offerings that reflect and embody the San Diego lifestyle. On April 5 from 4-7pm, the self-guided beer tour will give attendees the opportunity to sample offerings from 8 different local craft breweries, culinary bites from some of Westfield UTC’s gourmet dining options and live performances by award-winning local musicians - all within the center’s relaxed, open-air setting. 100% of the event proceeds will benefit local non-profit, the San Diego Brewers Guild, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and increasing the visibility of fresh, locally brewed beer through education and participation in community events.

Uncasked will feature four enclosed tasting “garden” areas situated throughout the center, each dedicated to two local breweries paired with one Westfield UTC restaurant partner. Brews from participating breweries including, San Diego's original microbrewery, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment, Rough Draft Brewing Company and Helm’s Brewing Co., will be paired with delicious bites created by chefs from Seasons 52, Tender Greens, Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer and PIRCH. Award-winning local musicians Jasmine Commerce, Josh Damigo and Alaina Blair will take the stage in Palm Plaza to provide an acoustic backdrop to the afternoon’s festivities.

“After the success of last year’s Uncorked wine tasting event, it seemed only fitting we would organize a beer- centric event given San Diego’s distinction as America’s finest craft beer city,” says Westfield District Marketing Director, Adrienne Bergeron, “It’s a fantastic opportunity to introduce San Diegans to Westfield UTC as an entertainment destination and social gathering space.”

Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 via Event Brite or day-of at the event for $25. Entry includes ten beer tastings, unlimited bites, a branded pilsner glass and exclusive offers from Westfield UTC retailers. For more information on Westfield UTC’s upcoming signature events and Plaza Unplugged entertainment, please visit westfield.com/utc, call (858) 546-8858 and follow on Facebook and Twitter.