With temperatures dropping, travelers will be in search of great warm destinations for weekend escapes – so why not a beach-side CarlsbadBeercation?

As “the Craft Beer Capital of America,” San Diego County is home to a bustling local craft beer industry. Comprising  114 breweries and brewpubs, it truly is a golden age for the San Diego County ale industry! Carlsbad is home to several of San Diego’s most prized craft breweries along the Hops Highway including Arcana BrewingCulver Beer CompanyKarl Strauss Brewing CompanyGuadalupe BreweryPizza Port and Port Brewing Company, Burgeon Beer, and Rouleur Brewing.

Just last year, Carlsbad welcomed two new craft beer and culinary destinations North 40 Urban Farm— a unique fully integrated food, beverage, and floral production, processing, distribution, and sales location set in a 43 acre farm in Carlsbad—and Park 101, a new 8,00 square foot neighborhood dining and drinking hub on Carlsbad Boulevard that will house multiple food and drink concepts.

Recently, Visit Carlsbad, in partnership with the Pantone Color Institute and influencer marketing firm HireInfluence, developed the Colors of Carlsbad palette to showcase how this year’s, trending colors come to life to form a cohesive palette in Carlsbad, CA. With its acclaimed beer scene and annual brewtastic festivals, endless pours of amber ale, pilsner, IPA, and cider paint the city in russet, PANTONE 16-1340 “brandied melon”hues—one of this year’s trending colors of travel. Cheers to That!

This fall, Carlsbad celebrates is bustling beer scene with events and festivals. See more information below:

CARLSBAD’S UPCOMING BREWTASTIC FESTIVALS

5th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest | September 8, 2018

Enjoy some of the city’s finest craft beer at Carlsbad’s 5th annual Brewfest! The High-Noon Rotary event features live music, entertainment, and—of course–beer tastings! Explore over 66 frothy libation varieties from over 34 breweries! Every dollar made will be donated to local and regional charities.  Once you’ve finished a day full of food and beer, stay the night with a beercation-themed hotel stay such as Cape Rey Carlsbad’s Brewfest Package: Travelers can stay at Cape Rey Carlsbad for picturesque costal views and special Brewfest savings. The oceanfront Four Diamond resort offers guests a “Food & Beverage Package,” which includes two tickets to Brewfest, a $30 dollar credit at Chandlers Restaurant, and complimentary transportation within a 5-mile radius.

Carlsbad Oktoberfest | October 6, 2018

This fall, event-goers can help Rotary International give back to charities that better the Carlsbad community. This family friendly festival featuresgood brews, great food, fun crafts, live music from Bluebirds, The Last Call, and much more! Proceeds will be donated to Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and Solutions for Change. Serve yourself a pint of craft beer –courtesy of Budweiser and Markstein— to help serve the beautiful city of Carlsbad.


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About The Author

Raymond Melendez
Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief

Co-Founder of Beer Alien. Raymond Melendez is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Local San Diego Metal website sdmetal.com. Besides Heavy Metal music, Raymond is also a movie buff and Craft Beer enthusiast. Which it's why he is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Movie Review website 'MovieFloss.com' and Co-Founder of Craft Beer website 'BeerAlien.com'.

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