The Ultimate San Diego Craft Beer Collaboration Festival Returns On Saturday, November 10 | Enter To Win 2 VIP Tickets To Karl Strauss Brewing Company's Collabapalooza

October 21, 2018

One of our favorite craft beer events of 2017 returns again just in time for San Diego Beer Week! Karl Strauss Brewing Company is throwing its second annual Collabapalooza indie beer collaboration celebration on Saturday, November 10, from 1-5pm! The brewery has rallied together 30+ independent local breweries to throw a killer party to close out San Diego Beer Week, and we are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend.

"We were really pumped about the feedback from last year!" commented Karl Strauss Brewing Company Brewmaster Paul Segura. "The event had great energy and the beer list was phenomenal, so we’re looking forward to seeing what our brewing friends have up their sleeves this year. It’s really something to see so many independent brewers join together and collaborate with one another. It’s what our community is all about!"

Taking place in the parking lot behind the North Park Observatory, Collabapalooza features many favorite San Diego breweries who each will pour two varieties of beer - a small batch or rare beer of their choice, plus a beer brewed in collaboration with another independent San Diego brewery. In addition to unlimited samples of these one-off collaborations and rare releases, Collabapalooza will have food from local vendors available for purchase, live screen printed t-shirts, and a ton more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Participating Breweries at this year's Collabapalooza include Karl Strauss, Pizza Port Brewing, Stone Brewing, Burgeon Beer Company, SouthNorte Beer Co., Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing, The Lost Abbey, Bay City Brewing, Nickel Beer Co., South Park Brewing, Abnormal Beer Co., Green Flash Brewing, Alpine Beer Company, AleSmith Brewing Company, Newtopia Cider, Amplified Ale Works, TapRoom, Bagby Beer Company, Benchmark Brewing Company, Bear Roots Brewing Co., Escondido Brewing, Benchmark Brewing Company, OB Brewery, Black Plague Brewing Company, Booze Brothers Brewing, Rip Current Brewing Company, Burning Beard Brewing, Coronado Brewing Company, BNS Brewing Co., Council Brewing Company, Gravity Heights, Duck Foot Brewing Co., Mike Hess Brewing Co., Eppig Brewing, Modern Times Beer, Fall Brewing Company, Half Door Brewing Co., Mother Earth Brewing Company, North Park Beer Co., Pure Project, and many more. 

Tickets to the Collabapalooza festival are available online for $45 for General Admission, which includes a commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz samples starting at 2pm. An exclusive VIP session will be held from 1pm to 2pm, offering priority access to the festival and the first tastes of the incredible beer list, along with a Collabapalooza t-shirt for $60.

For more information about Collabapalooza and to purchase tickets to the festival, visit and check out the video below for scenes from last year's event.