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Now a city tradition in its thirteenth year, the San Antonio Beer Festival 2018 offers over 400 craft beers, a full lineup of food trucks, a wine garden, live music, and interactive games if the food/alcohol combination becomes a little much. While the beer is certainly the star of the show, the festival places a strong emphasis on community. With a portion of proceeds going towards the San Antonio Food Bank, festival goers can feel free to buy another cold one and support the less fortunate in their community.

San Antonio Beer Festival Dates and Location

The San Antonio Beer Festival will be held at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks in San Antonio, TX October 20, 2018, from 1:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.

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San Antonio Beer Festival Lineup

Festival-goers can expect over 400 beers from more than 150 breweries around the world.

San Antonio Beer Festival Tickets

Pre-sale 1:30 p.m. entrance tickets — $30

Pre-sale 12 p.m. VIP entrance tickets — $70

  • VIP tickets include special parking privileges, VIP cool-off zone access, catered food, SABF keychain and T-shirt and much more.
  • 12 p.m. access means the first crack at opened casks and tasting of special edition beers.

For more information on ticket prices and availability, visit the official ticket page.

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Getting to and From the San Antonio Beer Festival

Air –– San Antonio International Airport is just fifteen minutes from the park.

Public Transportation –City transit offers bus service throughout the city and streetcar service in the downtown area. You can even buy your day pass online.

Walking — Dignowity and Lockwood Parks are just a few blocks from downtown and many of the city’s key attractions.

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Where to Stay for the San Antonio Beer Festival

HotelOmni La Mansion del Rio is a five-star hotel that backs up to the San Antonio River. Many rooms overlook the river, which makes for beautiful views when the river is lit up at night. River views and close proximity to the venue make La Mansion an easy pick. Rooms start at $179 per night.

Airbnb — If you’re looking for something to give you a little more South Texas country feel, this guest house along the San Antonio River is perfect. A former carriage house for its neighboring 19th-century mini-mansion (they share the same property), the house fits three comfortably for $174 per night.

Airbnb — This “bungalow” just south of downtown offers a great mix of home tranquility and center city location. One of the key features is a back patio area that’s perfect for post-festival beer-sipping recaps with your friends. The entire house goes for $183 per night.

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