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Best Coast Beer Fest
Date and Time: March 10, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1 Marina Park Way (map)
Ticket Cost: $40 to $115 per person
Age Restrictions: 21 and over only

There’s no question that people all around San Diego love craft beer. No only do we have a number of excellent breweries, we also host quite a few craft beer-related events throughout the year. One of them, which is coming up during the second weekend in March, is touted by none other than famous comedic actor, Will Ferrell.

He’s helping to spread the word about the Best Coast Beer Festival, in part because the event’s ticket sales will help support his favorite charity, Cuck Fancer. This charity focuses on young adult cancer and offers financial and social support to cancer patients and survivors. What better reason could you possibly need to attend an event with more than 200 beers?

Sample Over 200 Beers From Almost 100 Local Breweries

With a line-up that includes 32 North Brewing, Alesmith Brewing Company, Belching Beaver Brewing, Circle 9 Brewery, Burning Beard Brewing Company, Fruitcraft Fermentary & Distillery, Knotty Brewing Company, OB Brewery, Pacific Islander Beer Co., Right Eye Brewing Co., Ritual Brewing, Savagewood Brewing Company and Southnorte Beer Co., this festival will have an impressive line-up of just about any style of beer you could imagine.

Two more days!

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Of course, all those samples of beer will likely give you the munchies, so you’ll want to make sure you know where their food truck alley is located. Vendors will include Eat Your Heart Out, Bosnian Grill, Super Q, NY Pizzeria, Bread and Cheese Catering, and Devilicious Food Truck. There will also be live music performed by a number of awesome local bands.

Get in for Cheap or Seek That VIP Experience

Tickets, which you can purchase online here, range from their Stay Classy level (general admission from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) to the Classiest of Class, or VIP option.

General admission tickets currently cost $45 per person and will increase to $50 in March and $60 the day of the vent, if any are available. General admission ticket holders receive a souvenir tasting cup and unlimited beer samples.

For those willing to pay a little more, VIP tickets currently cost $95, and will go up to as much as $115 the day of the festival. VIP ticket holders can enter an hour early, at 1 p.m., get a souvenir pint glass and entrance to the VIP exclusive Glenmorangie VIP tent. There, festival-goers can enjoy Scotch and beer pairings, complementary snacks and water bottles, as well as private executive bathrooms.