Del Mar CA—Sips and suds are the stars of the show at The Toast of the Coast, Distilled and San Diego International Beer festivals at the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons.
Tickets are on sale now – buy yours early and savor the savings! You’ll be tasting your way through some of the world’s best brews, spirits and vinos this summer for $10 off tickets purchased by April 13.
Let Your Spirits Soar
The Toast of the Coast – June 9
Treat your palate to pours from around the globe at southern California’s premier wine festival, The Toast of the Coast. Choose from two wine tasting sessions on June 9: noon-3 p.m. or 4-7 p.m. Early bird pricing for general admission is $55; VIP Winemakers Tasting is $100 if purchased by April 13. VIP access includes half-hour early admission, a souvenir tasting glass with unlimited wine samplings and access to the VIP Winemakers Tasting Lounge which will feature award-winning wine and food pairings.
The festival takes place on National Rosé Day, so be sure to try a pink pour. What’s more, 20 artisan cheesemakers will feature 40+ gourmet cheeses that are perfect for any pairing. Tickets are available at: thetoastofthecoast.com.
San Diego International Beer Festival – June 15-17
Hop to it – tickets to the San Diego International Beer Festival go fast! There’s five tasting sessions to choose from for $10 off – $50 for general admission, $100 for VIP tasting by April 13: sandiegobeerfestival.com.
Each session offers four hours of unlimited sampling of hundreds of beers, including many from San Diego’s renowned craft brewing community. Mike Hess will be serving this year’s Fair beer, the “Tangerine A-Fair.” VIP tickets will include extra perks such as food pairings and a souvenir sampling glass. The Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner on June 14 ($75) will give beer lovers a taste of the festival a day before opening and features a one-hour reception and four-course plated dinner perfectly paired with gold medal award-winning beers from the San Diego International Beer Competition.
Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival – June 23
Raise a glass and taste finely-crafted tequilas, vodkas, whiskeys and more at the Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival from noon-5 p.m. June 23. Imbibers will be delighted with a vast selection of 100+ spirits, mixers and craft cocktails to tempt taste buds. The festival will also feature VIP food and cocktail pairings, “Meet the Maker” educational sessions, a live mixology competition (featuring some of San Diego’s most renowned cocktail crafters), a Silent Disco and a whiskey/bourbon bar.
Early bird pricing is $23 for general admission and $115 for the VIP experience if purchased by April 13. Tickets are available at: distilledsandiego.com.