From The Team Behind San Diego's Best Coast Beer Fest - Buddy The Elf's Beer, Wine & Food Festival Is Coming This December 3 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets To Carols & Barrels Beer + Wine Fest

November 14, 2016

From the organizers of the popular Best Coast Beer Festival comes Carols & Barrels, Buddy the Elf's beer, wine & food festival of choice, taking over the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier on Saturday, December 3 for a holiday-themed afternoon of unlimited craft beer and wine samples, as well as small bite offerings from area restaurants, an ugly sweater contest, a special appearances by Buddy the Elf and SANTA, caroling, elves, reindeer games and more. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets, as well as giving our readers promo code SDVILLE for $10 savings per ticket. Read on and be sure to enter!

Carols & Barrels will bring together over 60 breweries and wineries, including Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, Bootlegger's Brewery, AleSmith Brewing Company, Amplified Ale Works, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Track 7 Brewing Co., Mission Brewery, Bay City Brewing Company, Mike Hess Brewing, Gallo Wines, Barefoot Wines, Coyote Oaks Vineyards, Casi Cielo Winery, Twin Oaks Valley Winery and many others. The curated list of food vendors is still in the works, but eateries currently on board are Gaslamp Popcorn Co., Dang Brothers Pizza, Food Should Taste Good, and Aqui es Texcoco.

Tickets to Carols & Barrels are currently available online. General Admission tickets are $65 and get holders entrance to the event from 2-5:30pm, a souvenir tasting cup, unlimited beer and wine samples, holiday treats and small bites from local restaurants, and holiday cheer and entertainment. VIP tickets are $95 and get holders one hour early entry into the festival (1pm) with access to exclusive pours and dishes, as well as a souvenir pint or wine glass and access to the VIP area with celebrity chef dishes, rare beers and wines, complimentary culinary tastings and limited release offerings, and private executive restrooms. Promo code SDVILLE saves $10 per ticket. A portion of proceeds benefit Cancer for College, a non-profit charity that 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.

For more information on Carols & Barrels and to purchase tickets, visit