SAN DIEGO, CA (September 21, 2021) - For its 12th year, San Diego Beer Week (SDBW) will take place November 5 through 14, 2021 at more than 150 independent craft breweries around San Diego County.
Due to health and safety concerns that remain surrounding the COVID-19 Delta Variant, Guild Fest, a 3,000-person beer festival, will skip another year with plans to return in 2022. Craft beer enthusiasts and tourists are invited to join the 4th Annual Virtual SDBW Kick-Off Toast on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m. PT and by exploring sdbeer.com/events for additional celebrations.
“San Diego Beer Week is a staple event in our community, which gives tourists and locals alike an opportunity to explore all the delicious, innovative offerings in the ‘Capital of Craft’” said Paige McWey Acers, Executive Director at San Diego Brewers Guild. “While we’re disappointed to go another year without Guild Fest, craft beer fans in San Diego and beyond will be able to partake in the Virtual Kick-Off Toast as well as a 2nd iteration of the SDBG Beer Box - a virtual tasting experience. Plus, I’m confident that our brewery members as well as bars and restaurants around the county will be planning some impressive, more intimate events in their establishments.”
Additional details on SDBW 2021 will be available at sdbeer.com at a later date. For more information about the San Diego Brewers Guild, its brewery and affiliate members, as well as upcoming events, visit sdbeer.com.
San Diego County Independent Craft Brewers Win at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 10, 2021) - The San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG), a nonprofit organization supporting craft beer manufacturers in San Diego County, is pleased to announce its brewery members had another impressive year at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Award Ceremony. In total, San Diego independent brewers received 19 medals this year - earning a grand total of nearly 300 medals for the ‘Capital of Craft’ since 1993.
The 2021 GABF Award Ceremony took place on Friday, September 10, 2021 in Denver, CO beginning at 4 p.m. PT. The event made an in-person comeback with limited representatives from each brewery in attendance to receive medals. This year, the Brewers Association, a national organization that hosts GABF, coupled the award ceremony with its noteworthy trade show - the Craft Brewers Conference - which unites craft beer manufacturers with goods and services suppliers for educational seminars and networking events.
A total of 2,192 breweries entered 9,680 beers into the world’s largest professional beer competition. The participants competed for a chance to have their creative brews earn recognition from the 170 judges analyzing 98 categories.