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Event Summary

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to bring you Collabapalooza, an indie beer collaboration celebration featuring 40+ independent San Diego breweries pouring a unique selection of one-off collaboration beers and rare releases.

Voted Best Beer Event of 2017 and 2018 by the readers of West Coaster Magazine


2891 University Ave
Behind the North Park Observatory
San Diego, CA 92104

Event Details

The spirit of collaboration has always been alive and well in the San Diego brewing community and Collabapalooza is focused on highlighting this camaraderie and shared goodwill. Plus, we wanted an excuse to hang out with all of our friends and fans while sharing some incredible beers.

Our goal is simple: Rally 40+ independent, San Diego-based breweries to help us throw a killer party complete with tons of good food, excellent vibes, and all together fabulous people.

We'll be taking over the parking lot behind the North Park Observatory in the beating heart of San Diego's craft beer scene. In addition to unlimited pours of these one-off collaborations and rare releases we'll have food from local vendors available for purchase, live screen printed t-shirts, and a ton more to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit both the San Diego Brewers Guild and the North Park Main Street Association

We'll be offering two ticket types for our intrepid beer explorers:

VIP Admission

General Admission

Breweries & Beer List

2019 Collabapalooza Beer List:

Karl Strauss Brewing Company:

• AleSmith Brewing Company: Blink of an IPA (Kveik-Style IPA)

• Helix Brewing Co: Calculated NonCents Kveik Farmhouse Ale

• Stone Brewing: Hug it Out Mate, Part Three: A Return to OZ (with a quick stop through the South Island)

• Beer Night San Diego: Stargazer 2.0 IPA

Abnormal Brewing Company:

• Pastry Crisp w/ Thr3e Punk Ale and South Norte Brewing (Baltic Porter w/ Strawberry, Cacao Nibs and Coconut) 

• Tart Tropics Imperial Berliner-Style Weiss

AleSmith Brewing Company:

• Coastal Connect w/ Fraction Brewing NZ Pils

• RKS (Kettle Sour w/ Raspberries) 

Alpine Brewing Company

• Foothill Surfer IPA w/ Pizza Port OB

• Odin’s Raven (Chocolate Imperial Stout)

Alta Brewing Company

• Norwegian Hood IPA w/ Karl Strauss Brewing Company 

• Sneaky Crusher W/ Kairoa Brewing (Blonde Ale w/ Blackberry, Lavender and Lemon Peel)

• NITRO Brewers Breakfast with Candy Cap Mushrooms (Imperial Oatmeal Stout)

Amplified Ale Works:

• Between Piers Coffee Brown Ale w/ OB Brewery

• Choices DIPA w/ Original 40 Brewing

Automatic Brewing Co. 

• Chain Reaction w/ Gravity Heights (Belgian Blonde Ale w/ Honey, Meyer lemon and Ginger)

• Barrel-Aged On Fire Jaguar (Kettle Sour Lager w/ Stehly Farm Blackberries aged in Wine Barrels)

Bagby Beer Company: 

• It’s Festastic! w/ Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company (German-Style Oktoberfest)

• Untarted Cherritory (Blonde Ale w/ Cranberry, Pomegranate, Cherry and Raspberry)

Bay City Brewing Co:

• Passion on Passion w/ Thunderhawk Alements & White Labs (Passion Fruit Hazy Pale Ale)

• Coffee & Cream Ale 

Belching Beaver Brewery: 

• Peace Pipe Pils w/ Karl Strauss Brewing Company

• Batch #6 Sour Series (Strawberry & Apricot Sour)

Bitter Brothers:

• Creatures DIPA w/ Thr3e Punk Ales & Manhattan Bar

• Red Headed Stepchild Amber Ale

Black Plague Brewing:

• SLO Death w/ SLO Brewing Company (Hazy IPA)

• Little Hef Of Horrors w/ My Yard Live

Booze Brother Brewing Co:

• Trillions on Trillions w/ Stave & Nail Brewing Company Barrel-Aged Wild Ale w/ Golden Sweet Apricots)

• Brothers Blend (Mixed Fermentation Barrel-Aged Sour Raspberry IPA)

• Black Sunshine Dry Irish Stout

Burgeon Brewing Company

• Level Field w/ Eppig Brewing (Rice Lager)

• Guava/Raspberry Juice Press (Hazy IPA w/ Guava and Raspberry)

Burning Beard Brewing:

• A Party with Pagans w/ The Lost Abbey (Blended Wild Ale)

• Scared Geometry w/ Societe Brewing Company (Belgian Quad)

• Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! w/ Cerveza Artesanal Misioneros & South Park Brewing Company (Open Fermentation Saison)

• Tomodachi w/ Automatic Brewing Company (Rice Lager)

Coronado Brewing Company:

• Sailors Delight w/ Ketch Brewing (Hoppy Red Lager)

• Sirène Sour (Framboise) 

Duck Foot Brewing Co:

• Heavy Wee and the Boyz W/ Deft Brewing Company (Wee Heavy w/ Buckwheat Honey and Kveik Yeast)

• Insane in the Duck Brain Hefeweizen 

Deft Brewing Company:

• Now The Wee Found Kveik w/ Deft Brewing Company (Wee Heavy w/ Buckwheat Honey and Kveik Yeast)

• Dawn of the Deft English Porter

Eppig Brewing:

• One For Us w/ Home Brewing Co (Smoked Kölsch)

• Festbier (German-Style Lager)

Fall Brewing Company:

• BMXican Lager w/ Artifex Brewing 

• You Better, You Bet Hazy Pale Ale

Gravity Heights:

• Hoplimentary IPA w/Pizza Port Bressi Ranch

• Chain of Events w/Automatic Brewing (Belgian Blonde Ale w/ Honey, Meyer Lemon and Ginger)

Half Door Brewing Co: 

• High Low Porter w/ South Park Brewing Company & Pizza Port Bressi Ranch

• Pitch and Pray (Wild Ale)

Mason Ale Works: 

• Chrystaeos w/ Horus Aged Ales (Golden Pastry Stout w/ Vanilla and Coffee)

• 24K (Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)

Mike Hess Brewing: 

• Raising Hope w/ Pariah Brewing (IPA w/ Tangerine and Passion Fruit)

• Solis IPA Batch #100 w/ South Park Brewing Company

Mikkeller Brewing-San Diego: 

• Kasu Hill IPA w/ Setting Sun Sake Company (IPA w/ Sake Kasu)

• Treaty of Friendship (Gose w/ Peaches)

Mission Brewery:

• Later Alligator w/ Karl Strauss Brewing Company (Hazy Kveik IPA)

• West Coast, Fest Coast (Festbier) 

Mother Earth Brew Company:

• Major Domo w/ Docent Brewing (Dry-Hopped Kölsch)

• 4 Seasons Autumn ’18 (Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout w/ Toasted Coconut)

New English Brewing Company:

• Tangereign Hazy IPA w/ Automatic Brewing Company (Hazy IPA)

• Brutal Hazy IPA

Nickel Beer Co:

• Room 101 W/ Burning Beard Brewing (Wet Hopped American Wheat Pale Ale)

• Nebula Red w/ Eric Rose and Nebula Drag 

• Wholly Crab! Apple Pie Ale (Pale Ale with Unfiltered Trancendent Crab Apple Juice)

North Park Beer Co:

• Waffling Over Pastries w/ Original 40 Brewing (Chocolate Maple Pastry Porter)

• Peaches For Free Milkshake IPA w/ Original 40 Brewing 

Novo Brazil Brewing Company:

• Paixao de Agave with Insurgente Brewing (Sour Ale w/ Blue Agave and Passion Fruit) 

• Topless Pool Party (New England-Style IPA w/ Dragon Fruit)

Pizza Port Brewing Company

• Hoppy Seconds w/ South Park Brewing Company ( Low ABV IPA)

• Paloma Sour (Kettle Sour w/ Lime, Lime Juice, Grapefruit Peel and Pink Salt)

Pure Project 

• Shirebourn w/ Thorn Brewing Co (New Zealand-Style Pilsner) 

• Stehly Farms Sour w/ Automatic Brewing and Stehly Farms (Sour Ale w/ Watermelon, Cucumber and Marigolds)

Resident Brewing Co:

• People of the Sun w/ Helia Brewing (Sour IPA w/ Passion Fruit, Guava, Pineapple, Mosaic, Citra, Denali and Amarillo hops)

• Industrial Gris (Grisette)

Rip Current Brewing Company

• Loki’s Castle Chocolate Danish Porter w/ Long Beach Beer Lab 

• Impact Zone West Coast IPA

Rouleur Brewing Company

• Reapeur Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (collab with Black Plague)

• Pedaleur Session IPA

San Diego Brewing Company:

• Oatrageously Hoppy IPA w/ Original 40, Thorn Street Brewing, Thr3e Punk Ales and Eppig Brewing

• Mandatory Fun Belgian IPA

Second Chance Beer Company:

• Scotchy Rummy Bourbony Barleywine w/ Gravity Heights

• King of Beers-AKA Many Gold Medals w/ Karl Strauss Brewing Company (Porter & Sour Blend)

• Brutal Hazy w/ New English Brewing (Brut IPA)

Societe Brewing Company:

• The Jackeroo IPA w/ Burning Beard Brewing (Sothern Hemisphere IPA)

• The Harlot Belgian Blonde Ale

South Park Brewing Company:

• Bearded Dragon w/ Burning Beard Brewing (Red Ale)

• Come Pick Me Up IPA

• Oktober Rust (Dunkelweizen) 

• Lime In Da Coconut (Blonde Ale w/ Coconut & Lime)

Stone Brewing Company:

• Neverending Haze (Hazy Session IPA)

The Lost Abbey:

• Peach Afternoon (Oak-Aged American Sour w/ White Tea and Peaches)

• Take on Anything IPA

Thorn Brewing Co:

• The Countess Sparkula w/ Karl Strauss Brewing Company (Imperial Breakfast Stout)

• Luckdragon Elixir w/ Eppig Brewing (Hoppy Lager)

• Yellowtrail w/ Latchkey Brewing (Kölsch)

• Saison de Guadelupe with Transpeninsular Brewing (Saison w/ Merlot Grapes) 

Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing:

• Extra Salty Brexit w/ Chula Vista Brewing & Creative Creature Brewing (Salted Caramel ESB)

• STARLIGHT (Kettle Sour Bret Saison w/ Mexican Truffles and Meyer Lemon)

• Straight to Hell w/ Chula Vista Brewing (Belgian Strong Ale)

• TBN w/ Creative Creature Brewing (Rum Barrel-Aged Tropical Stout w/ Coconut)

Thunderhawk Alements:

• TBD Beer

• TBD Beer

White Labs Brewing Co. 

• Pigtail IPA w/ Latchkey Brewing (Yeast Blend WLP007,066,044) 

• Pigtail IPA w/ Latchkey Brewing (Yeast WLP051)

Wild Barrel Brewing: 

• Strawberry Cheesecake W/ Pink Boots Society (Imperial Pastry Sour)

• Hipster Mocha Latte (Imperial Stout)

 

Organizer
Karl Strauss Brewing Company