Indie Beer Collaboration Celebration

The spirit of collaboration has always been alive and well in the San Diego brewing community and Collabapalooza is focused on highlighting this camaraderie and shared goodwill. Plus, we wanted an excuse to hang out with all of our friends and fans while sharing some incredible beers.

Our goal is simple: Rally 30+ independent, San Diego-based breweries to help us throw a killer party during our favorite week of the year complete with tons of good food, excellent vibes, and all together fabulous people.

We’ll be taking over the parking lot behind the North Park Observatory in the beating heart of San Diego’s craft beer scene. In addition to unlimited pours of these one-off collaborations and rare releases we’ll have food from local vendors available for purchase, live screen printed t-shirts, and a ton more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Proceeds from the event will be directly benefiting both the San Diego Brewers Guild and the North Park Main Street Association.

Purchase Tickets

We’ll be offering two ticket types for our intrepid beer explorers:

VIP Admission

  • 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

General Admission

  • Access to the festival starting at 2:00p
  • A commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz pours


Below you’ll find the breweries who will be pouring a collaboration beer and a special release at the festival. The full list including collaboration partners and specific beers will be released in the coming weeks.

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

Ongoing Events

Carlsbad Brewfest

Holiday Park

SEPT 9TH // 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Holiday Park Holiday Park America/Los_Angeles 2017-09-09 12:30:00 2017-09-09 16:30:00 Carlsbad Brewfest Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Santee Bluegrass Festival

Town Center Community Park East

SEPT 9TH // 5:30PM - 9:30 PM

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OC Festival of Ales

Downtown Anaheim

SEPT 16TH // 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Downtown Anaheim Downtown Anaheim America/Los_Angeles 2017-09-16 12:00:00 2017-09-16 16:00:00 OC Festival of Ales Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street Anaheim, CA 92805


Karl Strauss Tasting Room

SEPT 23RD // 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2017-09-23 14:00:00 2017-09-23 20:00:00 Oktoberfest 5985 Santa Fe st., San Diego CA 92109

Port Pavilion Broadway Pier


NOV 5TH // 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Guildfest Guildfest America/Los_Angeles 2017-11-05 14:00:00 2017-11-05 17:00:00 Port Pavilion Broadway Pier 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Annual Events