Karl Strauss Celebrates San Diego Music & Art with Season Two of Arts & Amps Event Series 

San Diego, CA — June 21st, 2016  Karl Strauss Brewing Company invites you to join them for another summer filled with local art, independent music, and handcrafted beer as they bring their Arts & Amps event series back for a second season.

Ever since the company opened their doors in 1989 they’ve been committed to supporting the local community through partnerships with local non-profits, educational scholarship programs, charitable donations, and supporting community-based events. Their Arts & Amps summer series is a way to bring fans and friends together to celebrate the fellow artisans of San Diego’s creative community while providing a platform to showcase a killer line-up of specialty brews.

“We couldn’t be more excited to head into our second year of Arts & Amps. Nothing goes better with handcrafted beer than music and art, and San Diego is full of awesome artists of all varieties that bring color and culture to our diverse community. Last summer we had fun launching the event series and we have even bigger things in store for 2016.” –Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company  

The three-part series will take place over the summer months at their Main Brewery and Tasting Room in Pacific Beach and each event will feature amped up sounds from three San Diego Music Award-winning bands. The series will kick off on Saturday, June 25th featuring local indie rockers The Donkeys; Saturday July 23rd they’ll be bringing back Little Hurricane to pack the house again this year; and they’ll cap off the finale with hometown heroes The Young Wild on Saturday, August 20th.

San Diego-based artist-driven collective, Cohort Collective, has jumped on board this year to amplify the Tasting Room with their loud, unique style of visual art. They will be bringing an element of live performance as they create a large mural piece throughout the event in pursuit of their mission to “cure San Diego’s obsession with beige walls”.

The Tasting Room will be serving a diverse line-up of over 20 handcrafted Karl Strauss brews including core favorites, one-offs, and specialty brews. From their barrel-aged collection, they’ll be featuring the newly released Tequila Barrel-Aged Imperial Pilsner and a special batch of their 27th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout on Nitro. Urge Gastropub will be onsite cooking up their signature dishes for guests to pair with the tasty libations.

Each event will take place from 5pm – 8pm at their Main Brewery and Tasting Room in Pacific Beach. Admission is free so bring friends and come thirsty!

To learn more about Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s Arts & Amps event series, visit https://www.karlstrauss.com/events/arts-amps/.

 About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Mosaic Session IPA, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 95 medals since 2009 and its Red Trolley Ale is one of the most award-winning beers in the world. The company is currently ranked #46 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. For press inquiries please contact Kiersten Winant. Cheers.

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