Cheers to craft beer! The annual SLO Craft Beer Fest is coming to San Luis Obispo on February 24 – 25, 2017. Raise a glass to the brewers and beer masters as we celebrate unique, craft beer creations from San Luis Obispo and beyond. Many award-winning breweries throughout the United States will be attending SLO Craft Beer Fest, with different featured breweries and food pairings each day of the event.

This year, the SLO Craft Beer Fest added a new event on Friday night, extending the beer-tastic fun all weekend long. Your tickets to both Friday and Saturday events include a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer samplings, food pairings, educational beer seminars and live music.

During the beer seminars, learn from the best with guest speakers, Chuck Hiigel from Wine Warehouse and Vanessa North from Luis Wine Bar. Celebrating all things beer, SLO Craft Beer Fest gives a portion of their proceeds to the Craft Beer Coalition, an organization dedicated to preserving the history and culture of craft beer through education and awareness. Don’t miss out on SLO Craft Beer Fest and our exclusive promotion when you book your stay in San Luis Obispo!

Friday, February 24 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday night’s SLO Craft Beer Fest is a new addition this year. With different breweries and food pairings each day, we recommend taking advantage of our exclusive SLO Craft Beer Fest promotion, listed below, and extending your stay in San Luis Obispo. Purchase your tickets to Friday night’s event!

Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday’s SLO Craft Beer Fest is an event you won’t want to miss out on, but you better get your tickets early as this event usually sells out.

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SLO Craft Beer Fest Promotion

Get a free Friday ticket when you stay in SLO with purchase of a Saturday ticket!*

Get ready for fun at the SLO Craft Beer Festival! Celebrating brewers of craft beer, you’ll raise a toast to your favorite brews and bites, and try new ones at this two-day event. Plus, we’re giving you a reason to make a weekend out of it! Purchase a Saturday pass to SLO Craft Beer Fest and we’ll throw in a free pass to the Friday evening event, just for staying in SLO.

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Here’s how it works:

STEP 1 – Purchase Saturday ticket(s) to SLO Craft Beer Fest.

STEP 2 – Book a room at a SLO lodging property of your choice and forward your emailed reservation to [email protected]. Be sure to mention “SLO Craft Beer Fest” either in your email or within the email’s subject line.

STEP 3 – We’ll email you a voucher for a FREE Friday ticket to SLO Craft Beer Fest!

*Friday Event Voucher must be shown to event staff and people must check in on the event’s guest list, in order to get in to Friday event free. One free Friday ticket per room reservation. Valid on new bookings only (beginning Jan. 14) for the week of February 19-26, 2017. Must forward your booking reservation and redeem promotion by 4:00 p.m. PST on Friday, February 24, 2017.

What To Do While in SLO

Thursday Night Farmers’ Market

Extend your weekend getaway to SLO and experience the famous Thursday night Farmers’ Market in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Leisurely stroll down Higuera Street, lined with local merchants, farm-to-table food vendors, live entertainment and more.

Hike the Peaks of San Luis Obispo

Whether you prefer a laidback walk or a rigorous excursion, there’s a perfect hike for you in San Luis Obispo. Explore our favorite hiking spots around San Luis Obispo, all located within a 10-minute drive or less, and experience panoramic views of the Central Coast.

One-of-a-Kind Movie Theaters

Looking to relax and unwind after Saturday’s beer fest? Check out one of San Luis Obispo’s unique movie theaters, including the iconic Fremont Theatre, the hipster Palm Theatre if you like foreign, independent films and the classic Sunset Drive-In if you’re in the mood for a double feature.

Downtown San Luis Obispo Nightlife

Interested in continuing the fun? Head to Downtown San Luis Obispo for a night out on the town, featuring wine bars, outdoor lounges, lively bars and restaurants that transform into nightclubs. Don’t forget to check out our complete list of happy hours in San Luis Obispo, too.

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