Will Ferrell's Beer Fest Of Choice Returns To San Diego On March 12 | Save On Tickets & Enter To Win VIP Passes To The Best Coast Beer Fest

February 1, 2016

Touted as actor and comedian Will Ferrell’s beer festival of choice, the Best Coast Beer Fest returns to Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday, March 12 for a day of unlimited craft beer, food samples from area chefs, live entertainment, and possibly even an appearance by the Anchorman star himself, all to raise money for Cancer for College. As usual, promo code SDVILLE saves on tickets and we are raffling off 2 VIP passes for the evening session for one lucky reader.

Over 75 breweries are expected to showcase their signature beers along with new and limited release beers, as 14 chefs offer samples of signature dishes. The focus of Best Coast Beer Fest is to support San Diego’s beer culture and promote its breweries while raising money for a good cause. The event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. And it’s an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers, ales and ciders. Bands who are performing at Best Coast Beer Fest 2016 include Rocky’s Revival, Michael Tiernan and 90s with Attitude

Tickets for the 2016 Best Coast Beer are currently on sale. General admission tickets range from $50-65 depending on the purchase date plus ticketing fees and include access to the festival for the afternoon session from 1pm to 4pm or the evening session from 5pm to 8pm, along with a tasting glass, unlimited beer samples, food samples and live entertainment. The evening session will also offer a screening of one of Will Ferrell’s favorite movies.

 In addition to general admission options, Best Coast Beer Fest boasts one of the most robust VIP experiences of any beer festival. The $80-100 VIP ticket (depending on the date purchased) includes festival access one hour early at noon (for the early session only), access to the VIP tent which includes a rotating tap of limited release and rare beers, an unlimited taco bar, executive restrooms, a lounge area and other perks. VIP tickets are limited to 300 guests and will sell out. The festival also offers a “Designated Driver” ticket for $25. Promo code SDVILLE saves $5 on any ticket type, so grab your passes soon as tickets increase in price incrementally as the festival draws nearer and the event completely sold out last year.

Best Coast Beer Fest benefits Cancer for College, a non-profit that gives cancer survivors college scholarships. Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by one of Will Ferrell’s best friends, two-time cancer survivor and double-amputee Craig Pollard. Craig saw first hand the physical, emotional and financial devastation that cancer can have on a family. Families dealing with cancer often exhaust every last resource in the process of returning their child to health. This battle can leave nothing left for the survivor for things such as a college education. Cancer for College provides hope and inspiration to cancer survivors by granting college scholarships. Since inception, the charity has granted nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than one thousand survivors from around the country.

There is an incredible list of breweries participating in this year's Best Coast Beer Fest, including 32 North, Acoustic Ales, Alesmith, Alpine, Avery, Barrel Harbor, BNS, Cerveceria Insurgente, Coronado, Deschutes, Duck Foot, Green Flash, Helm's, Mission, Mike Hess, Pizza Port, Sierra Nevada and many more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bestcoastbeerfest.com/san-diego-2.