David Dixon 10 a.m., April 17
Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival
The San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG) continues the tradition of bringing together the best of craft beer at the 3rd Annual Harrah’s Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival along “Hop Highway” in the heart of Vista. This part craft beer, part music festival is larger than ever and will feature 50 craft breweries -- both local and national -- along with nine musical performances, twice as many as last year. Attendees will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples, continuous live music from three stages, and food from local restaurants. In addition, aspiring brewers can enter the Homebrew contest sponsored by Mother Earth Brew Co. The winning “Best of Show” beer will be brewed on Mother Earth’s production system and featured at next year’s festival. The winning brew will be announced during an awards ceremony at Rhythm & Brews. SDBG will be donating a portion of revenues from the event to the festival’s 501(C)3 charity partner, Relay for Life. Attendees will get to enjoy sounds of blues and jazz from award-winning musicians such as the James Harman’s Bamboo Porch Revue featuring Nathan James, The Bayou Brothers, Lester Abrams Trio, and more. Participating breweries include Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Culture Brewing Co., Great Divide Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Iron Fist Brewing Co., Karl Strauss Brewing Co., Lightning Brewery, Maui Brewing Co., Mother Earth Brew Co., Stone Brewing Co, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Saturday, May 3, 2014, noon to 4 p.m.
Historic Downtown Vista Village, Main Street & S. Indiana Avenue, Vista, CA
- Cost: $20 - $60