UPDATE 3: New dates have been set, Tijuana Beer Fest is scheduled to happen October 8th and 9th.
UPDATE 2: According to Cucapá’s Twitter account, the festival has been postponed until October.
UPDATE: According to Brewery Rowe blogger Peter Rowe, the 2010 TJ Beer Fest has been delayed again. Rumor has it the new date will be September 17th and 18th 2010. I’ll post more information as it becomes available.
Getting event details and confirmation for events south of the border can be excruciatingly hard. Dates change and emails and phone calls go unreturned, leaving one to wonder if the event is happening at all. After a few false starts it appears as if the 6th annual TJ Beer Fest is happening this year after all. The TJ (Tijuana) Beer Fest will be happening Friday August 13th and Saturday August 14th, 2010 on Avenida Revolucion between 1st and 3rd in downtown Tijuana just minutes from the border. Details are sparse, no word on the time of the event (but based on last year I expect it to be at night on Friday and starting in the afternoon and stretching into the night on Saturday. Cost is up in the air, but expect it to be cheaper than similar festivals north of the border).
Cerveza Tijuana and Stone Brewing Co. appear to be the primary sponsors of the event, so expect them to be pouring beer. According to the flier the festival will feature over 100 craft beers. Emails to both Stone and Cerveza Tijuana asking for more detail about the festival have not been returned.
I was able to confirm with Mario Garcia of Cucapá that they will be on hand at the festival. He says they’ll be pouring their new Runaway IPA and possibly Lowrider Rye Ale if time permits. I don’t know what other breweries to expect at the festival, last year’s festival brought mostly breweries from California and Baja California, with a few others from farther off.
Check back for more details as the festival nears, or just show up and be surprised.