San Diego's Best Coast Beer Fest Returns On Saturday, March 11 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 25, 2017

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 11 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 one lucky reader.

Over 50 breweries are expected to showcase their signature beers along with new and limited release beers, as area chefs offer samples of signature dishes. There is an incredible list of breweries participating in this year's Best Coast Beer Fest, including 21st Amendment Brewery, Acoustic Ales, Alesmith, Angel City Brewery, Baja Brewing, Bay City Brewing, Bitter Brothers Brewering, Coronado Brewing, Mike Hess Brewing, Mission Brewery, North Park Beer Co., and many more!

Tickets for the 2016 Best Coast Beer are currently on sale at early bird prices.  General admission tickets range from $35-50 depending on the purchase date plus ticketing fees and include access to the festival from 2-5pm, along with a tasting glass, unlimited beer samples, food samples and live entertainment. The $85-115 VIP ticket includes festival access one hour early at 1pm, access to the VIP tent which includes a rotating tap of limited release and rare beers, beer-inspired food, executive restrooms, a lounge area, a branded pint glass 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.

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