The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC), known for its annual Over-The-Line tournament, is adding a beer festival component into the mix this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Mariners Point. This tournament is actually a pre-cursor to the World Championship, held in July. We caught up with OMBAC reps for more details:
Q: Why a beer festival?
A: This event is a fundraiser for the smaller events we do throughout the year that are not money making events. Some of those include OMSurf that benefits Junior Lifeguards, OMShoes which are horseshoe tournaments that benefit various cancer research centers (most recently UCSD Moores Cancer Research and the Helen Knoll Foundation which benefits breast cancer prevention for younger women). We are also a sponsor of the America’s Finest City Marathon, operating numerous “rainforests” which are misters set up for runners to cool down while staying on pace. We support dozens and dozens of local beneficiaries, and you can see a list here.
Q: Which breweries are joining?
Aztec, Ballast Point, Belching Beaver, Benchmark, Bitter Brothers, Bolt, Dos Desperados, Fall, Helms, Indian Joe, Ironfire, Iron Fist, Left Coast, Little Miss, Resident, and Second Chance. Cutwater will be serving cocktails. Food vendors include Tabe BBQ, Epic Eatz Food Truck, and Simply Fresh California Delicatessen.
Q: How much are tickets?
A: $30 pre-sale, or $40 at the door.