OVER 400 BEERS BEING SAMPLED AT THE 7TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO BEER FESTIVAL AT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR - THE MOST EVER. Sample some tasty brews from all over the world and see who wins the "Best of Show" and "Champion Brewery" Awards


Sample some tasty brews from all over the world and see who wins the "Best of Show" and "Champion Brewery" Awards

(DEL MAR, CA - June 19, 2013) — Don't miss this hops-and-barley-lovers festival, taking place Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23, at the 2013 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on. The 7th Annual San Diego International Beer Competition & Festival is one of the largest in the country and included 922 entries from 19 countries and 22 states in the U.S. The festival will feature over 400 selections from around the world.

"Best of Show" and "Champion Brewery" Awards will be announced on Saturday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the Del Mar Arena.

San Diego County brews/breweries that received high marks include: "Shake Your Moneymaker" from Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment; "Longfin Lager" and "Calico Amber Ale" from Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits; "Flanders Drive (Sour Red Ale)" and "Le Freak" from Green Flash Brewing Co.; "Red Plant Rye" from Intergalactic Brewing Company; "Karl Strauss 23rd Anniversary Old Ale" from Karl Strauss Brewing Company; "Thunderweizen Ale" from Lightning Brewery; "Riverwalk Blonde" and "Danger Ranger" from Manzanita Brewing Company; "Low and Slow" from Monkey Paw Brewing Co.; "Dude" from Oceanside Ale Works; "Deez Smokin' Nuts" from Pizza Port Brewing Company Carlsbad; "Bacon and Eggs" from Pizza Port Ocean Beach Brewing Company; "Ruby Red" from Prohibition Brewing Company; "Rock Bottom Kolsch" from Rock Bottom Brewery Gaslamp; "The Butcher" from Societe Brewing Co.; and "Schwarz be with you Black Lager" from Stumblefoot Brewing Co.

Judged by their brew-loving peers, the competition awards the best of the best. For the entire list of results at the 2013 San Diego International Beer Festival, go to: www.sdfair.com/beerfestival

Beer Festival Dates/Times are:

SESSION 1: Fri, June 21 (noon to 4 p.m.)

SESSION 2: Fri, June 21 (5 to 9 p.m.)

SESSION 3: Sat, June 22 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

SESSION 4: Sat, June 22 (4 to 8 p.m.)

SESSION 5: Sun, June 23 (1 to 5 p.m.)

General admission to the San Diego International Beer Festival, held in the Del Mar Arena, is priced at $55 per person and includes Fair and Festival admission, and unlimited one-ounce beer samples. The VIP Brewers Lounge includes Fair admission and Festival admission, half-hour early Festival admission, six-ounce souvenir glass to use for unlimited beer samplings, access to a special lounge area featuring specialty beers and food stations for the first two hours of each session, and is priced at $90 per person. Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster and the Fairgrounds Box Office.  All attendees must be 21 or over. For more information, go to www.sdfair.com/festivals.

The 2013 San Diego County Fair will run for 24 days opening Saturday, June 8, to Thursday, July 4. The Fair will be closed Mondays except July 1. Gates open daily at 11 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and Monday, July 1; and 10 a.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursday, July 4. Admission is $14 for adults; $8 for ages 6-12 and 62 and older; free for ages 5 and younger.

Go to the Fair for $1 a day! Get the Best Pass Ever season pass, $24 for admission all 24 days, at Albertsons/Sav-on and www.sdfair.com.

The Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District's COASTER, SPRINTER (when available), and BREEZE & Fair admission for only $15. Late night trains north and south every day of the Fair. Details at: www.sdfair.com/transportation.

Take the Shopper Shuttle, FREE with Fair admission. Shop and dine in Del Mar and Solana Beach every day of the Fair. Details at: www.sdfair.com/shoppershuttle.

For more information about the Fair go to the website: www.sdfair.com. Facebook fans will find the Fair at: www.facebook.com/sdfair. Twitter fans can get updates and special offers at twitter.com/sdfair.

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, the largest county fair in California, and the 4th largest fair in North America. In 2012, the Fair drew more than 1.5 million visitors, breaking an attendance record for the fourth consecutive year.

Linda Zweig
(858) 792-4262

Media Contact: Linda Zweig, San Diego County Fair, 858-792-4262, lzweig@sdfair.com

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