San Diego, CA — September 2017  The spirit of collaboration is alive and well in San Diego’s vibrant brewing community. To celebrate this camaraderie, Karl Strauss Brewing Company rallied together 30+ independent San Diego breweries to throw an epic party during San Diego Beer Week! Introducing Collabapalooza, a beer festival featuring one-off collaboration beers and rare releases from participating breweries.

Since helping start the city’s craft beer scene in 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has been committed to supporting the San Diego community. One way they demonstrate this support is by partnering with other local, independent breweries to brew & release collaboration beers that often raise awareness for local causes.

“Collab brews give us a chance to work with our talented friends in the industry who we’ve known and admired for years, and make something special together. At the heart of it, we’re beer fans, and not only do we want to make good beer, but we want to drink good beer made by others too. It’s been awesome to watch this event come together and see so many independent brewers within our community jump on board and collaborate with one another. I’m stoked to try all the unique brews we co-create!” –Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Each participating brewery will be pouring two beers—a small batch or rare beer of their choice, as well as a beer brewed in collaboration with another independent San Diego brewery. Proceeds from the event will benefit both the San Diego Brewers Guild and the North Park Main Street Association.

“San Diego’s independent brewing scene is full of incredibly talented people. We’ve grown together as a community and we inspire each other to push boundaries and make better beer. Collabapalooza is a celebration of this collective spirit.” –Matt Rattner, President, Karl Strauss Brewing Company

The festival takes place Saturday, November 11th from 1pm to 5pm in the parking lot behind the North Park Observatory. General admission tickets include a commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz pours. An exclusive VIP session will be held from 1pm to 2pm where VIP fans can get early access to the rare beers pouring at the event.

To learn more about KARL’s Collabapalooza and purchase tickets to the festival, visit

Participating Breweries:

Abnormal Beer Company

AleSmith Brewing Company

Amplified Ale Works

Bagby Beer Company

Benchmark Brewing Company

Black Plague Brewing

Burning Beard Brewing

Coronado Brewing Company

Council Brewing

Culture Brewing

Duck Foot Brewing

Eppig Brewing Company

Fall Brewing Company

Green Flash Brewing Company

Half Door Brewing

Karl Strauss Brewing Company  

Mike Hess Brewing

Monkey Paw Brewing

Mother Earth Brew Co

Nickel Beer Co

North Park Beer Co.

Pizza Port Brewing Company

Resident Brewing Company

Second Chance Brewing

San Diego Brew Co.

Societe Brewing Company

Southpark Brewing Company

Stone Brewing Company

The Lost Abbey

Toolbox Brewing

Thorn Street Brewery

**plus a few more surprises to be announced closer to the event!



About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has been proudly independent since 1989, pioneering the craft beer scene with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 104 medals since 2009 and was recently honored with the 2016 “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” award at the Great American Beer Festival. For more information visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.

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