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Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner - Eat, drink and be merry at the San Diego County Fair

Released: June 11, 2017

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DEL MAR, Ca., (June 11, 2017) -- If you are a beer lover, you may already have tried “Into the Sunset,” a new brew at the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons | Vons, and developed by local Mike Hess Brewing. You may even be a fan of the annual San Diego International Beer Festival at the San Diego County Fair.

This year, do we have a treat for you. The “Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner,” is the Fair’s newest creation, featuring a first chance to sip the gold medal winners from the beer competition, paired with gourmet, yet comforting food faire in a premier dining experience.

The Dinner, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, will be in the Arena room overlooking the Del Mar Arena, where the 80 guests can have a sneak peek the night before the Beer Festival begins the following day. Watch as the Festival is built and taste gold medal award-winning beers before anyone else! Guests will receive a one-hour reception and four-course plated dinner, each one paired with a gold-medal winning beer from the San Diego International Beer Competition. Winners Karl Strauss, North Park Beer Company, Brouwerij Hughe, Rip Current Brewing and Readstone Meadery will be paired with each course. Former SDIBC coordinator and gold medal award winning brewmaster, Jeff Bagby, will MC the event and guests will leave with swag bags touting the industry including So Rich Chocolates, Shirts on Tap, Stella Divina, Original Grain, San Miguel Brewery, The Homebrewer and more.
Tickets for $75 include Fair admission, dinner, and preferred parking, it does not include entry into the Beer Festival.

Purchase tickets here.

About The San Diego International Beer Competition & Festival


The San Diego International Beer Competition & Festival is produced by the 22nd District Agricultural Association in conjunction with the San Diego County Fair; 2017 marks the 11th year of competition and festival. The international competition is open to any licensed brewery, brewpub or meadery. The Festival is open to the public, it features competition breweries, and is held during the annual San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, the largest county fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information, visit sandiegobeerfestival.com.

About the 2017 San Diego County Fair


Ride ‘em cowboys! “Where the West is Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, remembering the rough and tumble Wild, Wild West and celebrating how the West is fun today. The 2017 Fair will feature a Wild West saloon, numerous Western-themed educational and historic exhibits and country music for everyone to enjoy. There is a new Sheriff in town and it is you! Pull on your boots, grab your cowboy hat, and ride on in to Del Mar for some fun this summer. The Fair opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and runs through Tuesday, July 4; it is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information visit sdfair.com.


For more information, please contact:
Shawn Feisst
(858)-755-1161 ext 2573
sfeisst@sdfair.com
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