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Are you on the fence about picking up a ticket to our Collabapalooza festival? Read on to see why there’s no place you’d rather be on November 11th


What the hell is a Collabapalooza?

Pronounced Co-Lab-UH-pah-Loosa, this festival is the first of its kind here in San Diego. We invited indie breweries from around town to collaborate with us and with other breweries they’re pals with in the spirit of camaraderie that has come to define the craft beer scene in San Diego. We’ll be pouring all of these beers as well as a boatload of additional small batch or special releases at the event.

Sounds rad, who is collaborating?

We have personally created 8 collaborations with some friends of ours and you can look forward to unlimited samples of each on November 11th!

Karl Strauss + Fall Brewing Company – “Boats & Lederhosen” German Pilsner

Karl Strauss + Stone Brewing Company – “Hug It Out, Mate” Australian IPA

Karl Strauss + AleSmith Brewing Company – “Shisho Fine” English Ale with Shisho Leaf

Karl Strauss + Amplified Ale Works – “Pathway Series” Japanese Rice Lager

Karl Strauss + Bagby Beer Company – ESB

Karl Strauss + Pizza Port Ocean Beach “Pale Bonding” Pale Ale

Karl Strauss + Nickel Beer Co. “Trip Mo'” IIPA

Karl Strauss + Abnormal Beer Co. + Setting Sun Sake “Sake To Me” Sake IPA

Full Brewery Beer List

San Diego Brewers Guild | Capital of Craft IPA

Abnormal Brewing Company | Hazing Freshman IPA (Hazy IPA)

AleSmith | Sublime Mexican Lager, Orange X Pale Ale

Amplified Ale Works | Triple Rectified collaboration with 3 Punk Ales (Triple IPA). All Red, All Red, All Red Collaboration with Half Door Brewing & Small Bar

Bagby Beer Company | Sweet Ride (Czech Pilsner), Goober Crew (American IPA)

Black Plague Brewing | Last Minute IPA Collaboration with Booze Brothers (Centennial, Mosaic and Simcoe Hopped IPA), Atra Mors (Imperial Red Ale)

Burning Beard Brewing Co | Room 101 IPA Collaboration with Nickel Beer Co (100% Neomexicanus Wet Hopped IPA), Stung Out On Lasers IPA (San Diego-Style IPA)

Coronado Brewing Company | Three Right Turns Collaboration with Monkey Paw Brewing Company (India Pale Ale), Early Bird Stout (Milk Stout w/coffee and chocolate)

Council Brewing Company  | Modern Magic Collaboration with Modern Times Beer (Golden Sour Ale w/Tangerines, Peach, Nectarines and Vanilla), Woofle Dust w/ Apricots (Golden Sour Oak Foeder Aged w/ Apricots)

Culture Brewing Co | Ginger Thai Chili Lemongrass IPA Collaboration with Duck Foot Brewing Company, Pumpkin Spice Brown Ale

Duck Foot Brewing Company | The Apericot Saison Collaboration with Culture Brewing Co (Apricot Saison), Coconut Contender IPA (Coconut IPA)

Eppig Brewing Company | You Got a Problem Collaboration with Resident Brewing Company (West Coast Pale Ale), Collusion Collaboration with The Lost Abbey (Brown Ale)

Fall Brewing Company | Magical and Delicious (American Pale Ale w/ Mosaic and Hallertau Blanc Hops), Enormous and Schwanzstucker (Hoppy Red Lager)

Green Flash Brewing Company | 15th Anniversary Collaboration with Southpark Brewing Company (American IPA), Wettanomyces Collaboration with Melvin Brewing (Wet Hopped Barrel-Aged IPA)

Half Door Brewing | Belgian Tripel with Apricots, Buzzwords Super Dank Pale Ale

Mike Hess Brewing | Grapefruit Solis IPA , My Other Vice (Berlinerweisse)

Monkey Paw Brewing Company | Ashes From The Grave Collaboration with Taproom Brewer Bill Batten (Smoked Brown Ale), Son of OPA (Oatmeal Blonde Ale)

Mother Earth Brew Company | BooKook 2.0 IPA Collaboration with Pizza Port Brewing Company, Hop Diggity IPA (Resinator IPA Series)

Nickel Beer Company | Hopster Douchebag Double IPA (Imperial IPA), Devil’s Kashmir (Wet Hopped Red Ale)

North Park Beer Company | Bangers Collaboration with Burning Beard Brewing Co. (English-Style Dark Mild), Mocha Message (Oatmeal Mocha Stout)

Resident Brewing Company | Industrial Gris (Grisette), Foggy Diversion (Hazy IPA)

San Diego Brewing Company | Mango Chili Wheat Collaboration with Little Miss Brewing, Monster Mash 2017 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter)

Second Chance Beer Co | Black Gold Collaboration with Mike Hess Brewing (Blended Imperial Stout & Porter), Legally Red (American Red IPA)

Societe Brewing Company | The Mentor Collaboration with Gordon Biersch Brewing Company (Smoked Helles), The Coachman (Session IPA)

Southpark Brewing Company | Weizenheimer Collaboration with Bitter Brothers Brewing Company (Weizenbock), CBGD IPA

Stone Brewing Company | Punk In Drublic Collaboration with NOFX (Hoppy Lager), Merc Machine (Pilot Series, Double IPA)

The Lost Abbey | Devil Went Down to Georgia (Barrel-Aged Blend Ale with  Peaches and Black Tea), Ghosts in the Forest (French Oaked Barrel-Aged Blonde Sour Ale)

Thorn Street Brewery | 90214 Pale Ale Collaboration with North Park Brewing Company, Zwickelbier Collaboration with Gordon Biersch

But, there’s more!

With 38 Independent breweries involved and nearly 70 unique beers, there will be a ton to choose from. To see the full list of participating breweries and to purchase tickets you can click here

I’m in. But I’m gonna get awfully hungry. What’s for dinner?

Food will be available onsite for purchase from some of our favorite local vendors, including:

Mastiff Sausage Company

Bread & Cheese

Biersal Food Truck

Gnarly Nachos

Doggos Gus

Ok, last question. I like to know that when I spend money it’s going to a good cause. Where do my hard earned dollars go?

Worry not! Proceeds from the event will directly benefit both the San Diego Brewers Guild & the North Park Main Street Association.

We’ll be offering two ticket types for our intrepid beer explorers, which you can click here to purchase

Purchase Tickets


Priority access to the festival & first crack at the most super special beers starting at 1:00p

A commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz pours

A Collabapalooza T-Shirt


Access to the festival starting at 2:00p

A commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz pours

Check out some glamour shots of a few of the brews that have taken place so far and we’ll see you live on November 11th!


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