Sip Top Beers at San Diego County Fair

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The 11th Annual San Diego International Beer Competition, leading into one of the top 10 Beer Festivals in the country, has announced its winners and includes the following 2017 Gold Award Winners:

AleSmith Brewing Company, Alesmith Private Stock Ale (British – Style Strong Ale) from San Diego, CA

AleSmith Brewing Company, Alesmith Old Numbskull (Barley Wine) from San Diego, CA

Alosta Brewing Co, Manky Langer (Irish – Style Red Ale) from Covina, CA

Arts District Brewing Co, Scotch, Scotch, Scotch (Scottish – Style Ale) from Los Angeles, CA

Bagby Beer Company, Sweet Ride (Pilsener) from Oceanside, CA

Bagby Beer Company, Three Beagles Brown (English – Style Brown Ale) from Oceanside, CA

Barrel Harbor Brewing Company, Rungnir (Belgian – Style Dark Ale) from Vista, CA

Beachwood Blendery, Dia De Los Mangos (Chocolate and Chili Beer) from Long Beach, CA

Belching Beaver Brewery, Oceanside, Here Comes Mango! IPA (Fruit Beer) from Oceanside, CA

Blue Moon Brewing Co., BlueMoon Belgian White (Belgian – Style Wit or White Ale) from Denver, CO

Bravery Brewing, Bba The Shroud (Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout) from Lancaster, CA

Bruery Terreux®, Rueuze® (Belgian – Style Sour Ale) from Anaheim, CA

Burgeon Beer Company, Taking The Biscuit (Bitter) from Carlsbad, CA

California Cider Co, Ace Perry Cider (Standard Cider and Perry) from Sebastopol, CA

Council Brewing Magic Factory, Lickable Staves (Brett and Other Sour Beer) from San Diego, CA

Dos Desperados Brewery, Blonde Kolsch (German – Style Ale) from San Marcos, CA

Duck Foot Brewing Co, London Calling (Porter) from San Diego, CA

Duck Foot Brewing Co, Black Leprechaun (Specialty Stout) from San Diego, CA

El Segundo Brewing, Barrel Aged Old Jetty (Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer) from El Segundo, CA

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, Buellton, Hoppy Poppy (English – Style Pale Ale) from Buellton, CA

Finest Made Ales, Imperial Red Ale (Imperial Red Ale) from Santee, CA

Garage Brewing Co, Apple Pie Pale Ale (Herb & Spice Beer) from Murrieta, CA

Hopsaint Brewing Company, Pure Intention Pale Ale (American – Style Pale Ale) from Torrance,CA

Huyghe, Delirium Tremens (Belgian – Style Pale Strong Ale) from Melle Ghent, Belgium

J & L Eppig Brewing, Iwcbd Kottbusser (American Wheat Ale) from San Diego, CA

Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Mosaic Session IPA (Session Beer) from San Diego, CA

King Harbor Brewing Company, St. Jameson Stout (Wood and Barrel Aged Beer), Redondo Beach, CA

Lakewood Brewing Company, Goatman (American – Style India Black Ale) from Garland, TX

Left Coast Brewing Co., Good Morning San Clemente (Coffee Beer) from San Clemente, CA

Maison Leffe, Leffe Blonde (Belgian – Style Pale Ale) from from Dinant, Belgium

Mason Ale Works, Charley Hustle (American – Style Amber/Red Ale) from San Marcos, CA

Maui Brewing Co, Bikini Blonde Lager (European Lager) from Maui, Hawai’i

Mike Hess Brewing, Umbrix (Imperial Stout) from San Diego, CA

Millercoors, Coors Light (American – Style Lager) from Golden, CA

Moonlight Meadery, Smolder (Spiced and Specialty Mead) from Londonberry, NH

Moonraker Brewing Company, Mosaic Crush (Australian/International – Style Pale Ale) from Auburn, CA

Mother Earth Brew Co, Renown Brown (American – Style Brown Ale) from Vista, CA

Newtopia Cyder, Chai Me A River (Specialty Cider and Perry) from San Diego, CA

North Park Beer Co, Covington Cream Ale (Golden or Blonde Beer) from San Diego, CA

Payette Brewing, Schwarzbier (Dark Lager) from Boise, ID

Pizza Port Carlsbad, Z Man (Bold Stout) from Carlsbad, CA

Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Junk In Da Trunkel Dunkel (German – Style Weiss) from San Diego, CA

Prohibition Brewing Company, Hop Chronicles (American – Style Strong Pale Ale) from Vista, CA

Redstone Meadery, Apple Nectar (Fruit Mead) from Boulder, CO

Resident Brewing Company, Golden Kiss (French & Belgian Style Ale) from San Diego, CA

Rip Current Brewing, Java Storm Coffee Imperial Stout (Coffee Porter and Stout) from San Marcos, CA

Scholb Premium Ales, Inc., Going Rogue (Rye Beer) from Torrance, CA

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Pippins (New England and Fruit Cider) from Saanichton, BC

Spaten Franziskaner-Brau, Spaten Oktoberfest (Amber Lager) from Munich, Germany

Spaten Franziskaner-Brau, Spaten Optimator (German – Style Bock) from Munich, Germany

Station 26 Brewing Co, Juicy Banger IPA (American – Style India Pale Ale) from Denver, CO

The Bruery®, Mischief® (Hybird Belgian – Style Ale) from Placentia, CA

The Dudes’ Brewing Co, The Dudes’ Boysenberry Wheat Ale (Fruit Wheat Beer and Vegetable Beer) from Torrance, CA

The Dudes’ Brewing Co, Grandma’s Pecan Brown (Specialty Beer) from Torrance, CA

Three Weavers Brewing Company, Knotty (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Inglewood, CA

Track 7 Brewing Co, Burnt Fog (Smoked Beer) from Sacramento, CA

This year’s San Diego County Fair will highlight breweries from the Competition at the 11th San Diego International Beer Festival on June 16-18, at the Del Mar Arena. Winners were selected from 1,564 entries, which came from 20 countries and 23 states. Tickets to the Festival include admission to the Fair for the day.

Judging was held April 21-23, where gold, silver and bronze awards were bestowed upon 168 brews from around the world at the San Diego International Beer Competition, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. Best of Show will be announced at the Festival  at 12:30 p.m. June 17. Visit here for full results.

Last year, more than 10,000 beer lovers attended the Festival and sampled from hundreds of varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and more. Hundreds of different beers will be served this year, and more than 50 vendors will feature beer-related items, such as custom growlers and more.

SESSION 1: Fri, June 16 (noon to 4 p.m.) $55

SESSION 2: Fri, June 16 (5 to 9 p.m.) $55

SESSION 3: Sat, June 17 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)$65

SESSION 4: Sat, June 17 (4 to 8 p.m.) $65

SESSION 5: Sun, June 18 (noon to 5 p.m.) $55

For the true craft beer enthusiast, the VIP Lounge at $110 includes Fair admission and half-hour early admission to the Festival, VIP Lounge seating, five food and beer pairing stations, unlimited grazing for the first two hours of the session and a 6-oz. souvenir glass to taste unlimited samplings of 300+ beers. Designated Driver/VIP Lounge: $65 includes Fair admission, all of the bells and whistles of the regular VIP experience, but without the beer.

Beer Stage Demos: The Educational Beer Stage will feature three seminars (with samples) per session, hosted by breweries, educators and food purveyors.

Special Release Beers: Rare brews will be tapped at various times throughout the festival and poured until the barrel runs dry.  Mike Hess Brewing will be on hand to pour Into the Sunset Blood Orange IPA — specially brewed for the 2017 San Diego County Fair.

Expanded VIP Lounge: A larger lounge space will include games, early admission, Mancraft Corner and five feature craft food and beer pairing stations and more.

Into the Sunset Pavilion: play a little with life-size games and enjoy the rustic furniture. Fun contests will take place hourly like: Best Beerd Contest, Best Pretzel Necklace Contest and Best Beer Belly Contest.

The annual San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, is the largest county fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information, visit

This article was produced from a news release.

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