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Karl Strauss Brings Back Collabapalooza for San Diego Beer Week

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Karl Strauss Brewing Company is throwing its second annual indie beer collaboration celebration! The brewery has rallied together 30+ independent local breweries to throw a killer party during San Diego Beer Week, all in celebration of the city’s collaborative brewing community. Collabapalooza was voted “Best Beer Event of 2017” by the readers of The West Coaster craft beer newspaper, and will make its highly anticipated return on November 10th 2018.

Collabapalooza 2017
2018 marks the second annual Collabapalooza.

Each participating brewery will pour two beers — a small batch or rare beer of their choice, as well as a beer brewed in collaboration with another independent San Diego brewery. In addition to unlimited samples of these one-off collaborations and rare releases, Collabapalooza will have food from local vendors available for purchase, live screen printed t-shirts, and a ton more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“We were really pumped about the feedback from last year! The event had great energy and the beer list was phenomenal, so we’re looking forward to seeing what our brewing friends have up their sleeves this year. It’s really something to see so many independent brewers join together and collaborate with one another. It’s what our community is all about!” – Paul Segura, Brewmaster of R&D, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

Karl Strauss has been committed to supporting their local community since they helped kick off San Diego’s craft beer scene in 1989. Collabapalooza is a prime example of this support, as proceeds from the event will benefit both the San Diego Brewers Guild and the North Park Main Street Association.

The festival will take place on Saturday, November 10th from 1pm to 5pm in the parking lot behind the North Park Observatory. General admission tickets to the festival will include a commemorative Collabapalooza taster glass & unlimited 2oz samples starting at 2pm. An exclusive VIP session will be held from 1pm to 2pm offering priority access to the festival and the first tastes of the incredible beer list, along with a Collabapalooza t-shirt.

To learn more about Collabapalooza and purchase tickets to the festival, visit

Participating Breweries

Collaborations with Karl Strauss
Pizza Port Brewing Co
Stone Brewing
Burgeon Beer Company
SouthNorte Beer Co
Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing
The Lost Abbey
Bay City Brewing
Pink Boots Society
Nickel Beer Co. & South Park Brewing

Plus the following collaborations amongst San Diego breweries
Abnormal Beer Co with Green Flash Brewing & Alpine Beer Company
AleSmith Brewing Company with Newtopia Cider
Amplified Ale Works with TapRoom
Bagby Beer Company with Benchmark Brewing Company
Bear Roots Brewing Co with Escondido Brewing Co
Benchmark Brewing Company with OB Brewery
Black Plague Brewing Company with Pat Korn of Cellar 3
Booze Brothers Brewing Co with Culver Beer Co
Burgeon Beer Company with Rip Current Brewing Company
Burning Beard Brewing with Nickel Beer Co
Coronado Brewing Company with BNS Brewing Co
Council Brewing Company with Gravity Heights
Duck Foot Brewing Co with Mike Hess Brewing Co
Eppig Brewing with Modern Times Beer
Fall Brewing Company with Barley Forge Brewing Co
Half Door Brewing Co with Benchmark Brewing Company
Mother Earth Brewing Company with Battlemage Brewing
North Park Beer Co with Burgeon Beer Company
Pure Project with Modern Times Beer
Resident Brewing Co with Thunderhawk Alements
Rouleur Brewing Company with Papa Marce’s Cerveceria
San Diego Brewing Company with Thorn Brewing Co
San Diego Brewers Guild featuring Capital of Craft IPA
Second Chance Beer Company with New English Brewing Company
South Park Brewing Company with Wild Barrel Brewing
SouthNorte Beer Co with Cerveceria Insurgente
Thorn Brewing Co with Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing
Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing with Chula Vista Brewery and Groundswell Brewing Company

About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has been proudly independent since 1989, pioneering the craft beer scene with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 110 medals since 2009 and was honored with the “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” award at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016. For more information, visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.

Media Contact
Mark Weslar
Phone: 760.707.2426

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