10,000 fans of music and craft beer came together at San Diego’s picturesque Waterfront Park for the sold-out 4th annual 91X Presents BeerX last Saturday, June 23. The day-long festival featured music performances from San Diego’s own Slightly Stoopid (as part of their “School’s Out For Summer Tour”), along with Stick Figure, Pepper, Fishbone (classic lineup), Ethan Tucker Band,Marujah and Band Of Gringos. 91X Presents BeerX also included complimentary craft beer tastings with over 150 craft beers from top breweries in Southern California and beyond (until 4:00 PM for those 21 and up), along with food and craft beer pairing demos by Sycuan Casino.
Hometown heroes Slightly Stoopid closed out the show with a career-spanning performance and were joined by special guest Chali 2Na (Jurassic 5) for their current single “Higher Now.” The band also welcomed reggae legend Don Carlos as well as members of Pepper and Stick Figure to the stage later in the set.
Ronald Watt of My Firkin Beer summed up the event well, noting, “…91X BeerX festival featured some of the finest craft breweries and hottest local bands…Brew Ha Ha Productions and Synergy Global Entertainment have demonstrated over and over they know how to put together outstanding beer and music festivals. 91X presents BeerX flawlessly combined outstanding craft beer with wicked music .”
A portion of the proceeds from 91X Presents BeerX will be donated to Wounded Warrior Homes (www.WoundedWarriorHomes.org).
Some of the craft beer highlights at 91X Presents BeerX included: Abnormal Beer Co.’s Hopsalada (IPA) and The Regal Collab (hazy IPA); Avery Brewing Co.’s Bug Zapper (sour ale with lime zest, ginger & mint), Raspberry Sour (barrel-aged sour) and Vanilla Bean Stout (bourbon barrel-aged stout); Burgeon Beer Co.’s Blue Steel (New England pale ale) and Treevana (American IPA); Stone Brewing’s Enjoy By 07.04.18 (unfiltered IPA), The Skedaddler (IPA), and White Geist Berliner Weisse; Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.’s Kill the Pour (IPA) and Needle in the Hey! (IPA); and Three Weavers Brewing Company’s Expatriate (IPA) and Seafarer (Kölsch).
91X Presents BeerX was produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer, Brew Ha Ha Productions. BeerX sponsors included Avery, Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods, Golden State Greens, Health Ade Kombucha, Jarritos, Jensen, MI College of Contemporary Music, Sycuan Casino, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, White Claw Hard Seltzer, and Wienerschnitzel.
Media partners include San Diego’s iconic alternative radio station 91X, Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).
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