Despite Green Flash Brewing's recent efforts, the cure to cancer has still somehow managed to elude science. I'm astonished, too. At first I thought throwing a second event to counter cancer was going to be superfluous, but it seems I've underestimated the disease. Well, cancer, if you really wish to scrap, we'll oblige.
The San Diego Festival of Beers (SDFoB) is now a 19-year tradition of pitting volunteers and livers against cancer. It's run by San Diego Professionals Against Cancer (SDPAC), an organization dedicated to generating funds for cancer research and patient treatment through events like SDFoB. The festival will cram in more than 50 breweries interested in doing the same.
The festival will also feature live music from bands with names that I do not recognize, which is probably a certification of how cool they actually are.
One nice thing offered is the ability to purchase food and wine inside the festival. It means that this festival just got upgraded from "dragging my wife along" to "date night." Well, played, SDFoB.
The festival will run from from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Columbia and B streets. If you're not sure where that is, just get to the northwest outskirts of Downtown and follow the sounds of people saying, "Woooo!"