San Diego Distillers Guild Fest

Seven Caves – Summer 2021-158 (photo courtesy of Seven Caves Spirits)

The return of the San Diego Distillers Guild Fest is on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Launched in 2019 to hundreds of enthusiastic attendees, the Guild paused last year’s festival as distillers temporarily pivoted to produce sanitizer. Now returning and ready to show off San Diego’scraft distilling community, this year’s festival will take place in a new and larger venue The Lane (900 Bayfront Ct.) featuring 12,000 square feet of airy indoor and outdoor space overlooking San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego.

Taking place between 6 and 10 p.m. and designed as San Diego’s first upscale artisanal spirits festival, the San Diego Distillers Guild Fest invites guests 21+ to enjoy a night out in an intimate and experiential setting. Ticket holders will enjoy complimentary spirits and cocktails from nearly twenty craft distilleries, sweet and savory bites from local restaurants, music by jazz ensemble The Justin Joyce Trio and beautiful bay views on an expansive, open-air patio. Guests will also have the rare opportunity to meet and chat with expert distillers who have collectively received hundreds of awards.

This year’s growing lineup includes 117 West, 619 Spirits, Bearded Barrel Distilling, Copper Collar Distillery, Deaf Shepherd Distilling, Cutwater, Henebery Spirits, Humboldt Distillery, Joshua Tree Distilling Co., Liberty Call Distilling, Los Californios, Malahat Spirits Co., MC Distillery, Misadventure, Old Harbor Distilling, Pacific Coast Spirits, Rebru Spirits,San Diego Distillery, San Diego Sunshine, Seven Caves Spirits, Shelter Distilling, Storyhouse Spirits, Swan Bar and You & Yours. This diverse group ranges from long-established local distilleries to exciting newcomers in process of opening in San Diego.

Tickets to the San Diego Distillers Guild Fest are $60 for general admission and $100 for VIP, the latter including early entrance and special tastings; designated driver (non-drinking) tickets are also available. This year’s San Diego Distillers Guild Fest is limited to 600 attendees within a venue originally designed for 1,500 people, ensuring ample space and safety. Purchase tickets at www.sddistillersguildfest.com and follow @sddistillersguild to learn more about the San Diego Distillers Guild.

About San Diego Distillers Guild: Established in 2014, the San Diego Distillers Guild promotes artisanal distilled spirits production in San Diego County through pursuing a two-fold mission including (1) raising the public’s awareness about the quality and uniqueness of spirits created via craft distillation and (2) serving as an educational and networking resource for those interested in craft spirit production throughout San Diego and the United States. Learn more at www.sddistillers.com and socialize on Facebook and on Instagram at @sddistillersguild.