On Sunday March 24th, the Handlery Hotel will be hosting the final Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival, the best beer event our city has to offer. We have many, many good festivals but MVCBFF delivers greatness. Thirty San Diego breweries and twenty local chefs will offer a taste of what they do best. The combination of amazing food and world class San Diego beer elevates this festival to a level few compare with. Add live music throughout the day and after party and you have an incredible value for the $35 ticket.
The Handlery is known for consistently supporting the SD craft beer industry and this is their crown jewel. You will have the opportunity to sample 40-50 different beers made right here in our hometown and lots of offerings from local chefs. There are no taste tokens or cards to punch; you simply enjoy as many dishes and beers as you want.
Located right off the 8, the hotel is easily accessible and offers up lots of space to accommodate the festival. You won’t just be standing in line, there’s plenty of room to wander, socialize, watch the band or take a break at a table. It’s simply a well run, high quality beer and food tasting featuring some of San Diego’s finest breweries and chefs. Benefitting Wounded Warrior Homes, you’ll be doing good as well as having a blast.
The featured breweries:
Alesmith, Ballast Point, Belching Beaver, Cold Bore Brewing, Coronado Brewing, El Cajon Brewing, Golden Mead Company, Green Flash Brewing, Hangar 24, Helm’s Brewing, Hess Brewing, Hillcrest Brewing, Iron Fire Brewing, Karl Strauss, Latitude 33, Lightning, Mad Lab, Manzanita, Monkey Paw, On-the-Tracks, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, Prohibition, Rough Draft, Saint Archer, San Diego Brewing Co, Societe, Stone, The Beer Company, Thorn St, and Wet-n-Reckless
The featured chefs:
Nicholas Dapper/Amore Cheesecake, Eron Baker/Baker Shake Foods, Stella Midori Makofski and Joe Russo/Bernardo Winery, Steven Molina/Delicias, Hanis Cavin/Carnitas Snack Shack, Teegan Smith/Crown Point Catering, Olivier Bioteau/Farmhouse Cafe, Karl Prohaska/Handlery Hotel, Tyson Blake/O’Briens Pub, Rich Sweeney/R Gang Eatery, Tommy Fraioli/Sea Rocket Bistro, Nathan Farkas/Slaters 50/50, Alex Carballo/Stone World Bistro, Nico Caniglia/Sweiners, Matt Richman/Table 926, Jeff Rossman/Terra, Nate Soroko, Toronado, Mark Liautad/Urge Gastropub, and Nick Brune/Local Habit.
It’s difficult to accept that this will be the final go around. Due to exploding competition, the San Diego beer festival market has been flooded and the Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival has not received the support it deserves. If you have not attended one of the previous years, you owe it to yourself to come and see what this event has to offer.
Want to kick it up a notch? Why not grab a room at the Handlery, get a ticket to the after party and keep it rolling after dark? That’s my plan and if past years are any indication, it’s going to rock. Let me know if you’ll be there, hit me up for stickers when you see me and share this around!