San Diego Breweries’ 5th-Annual Pucks & Pints Charity Hockey Game & Festival Returns
San Diego breweries’ 5th-Annual Pucks & Pints Charity Hockey Game and Festival, a charity hockey event created in 2018 by hockey-loving beer industry insiders, is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at Pechanga Arena and neighboring Modern Times’ The Lomaland Fermentorium.
Last year’s Pucks & Pints event raised more than $20,000.
The event includes the hockey game with San Diego craft brewers at 1PM, the beer festival from 3PM–6PM, and the San Diego Gulls game with the Calgary Wranglers at 7PM.
The festival at The Lomaland Fermentorium, which is located across the street from the north parking lot of Pechanga Arena, includes catering from the renown Phil’s BBQ and unlimited samples from 15 local craft breweries.
Passion for craft beer, hockey, and giving back
“Pucks & Pints originated with colleagues from Societe, Stone, and Thorn – all long-time hockey players who wanted to combine their passion for craft brewing and hockey to provide charitable good,” said event co-founder Todd Webster, who serves on Thorn Brewing’s Board of Directors. “What has transpired with the event’s growth in a short time is amazing. The excitement and energy have grown to an entirely new level. The brewing community and our sponsors continue to rally to support our worthy charities that are so critical to the communities of San Diego.”
Teams and jerseys
Rosters are being finalized for the brewers game, but confirmed players include representatives from Ballast Point, Burgeon Beer Company, Harland Brewing, Kings & Convicts, Modern Times, Rouleur Brewing, Societe Brewing, Stone Brewing, and Thorn Brewing.
Teams will be announced on March 25, when jerseys will be revealed as well.
“As a local hockey player and long-time craft beer professional and enthusiast, I couldn’t be more excited about our involvement in this event,” said Modern Times Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics Justin Brunda. “With our Lomaland taproom being across the street from Pechanga Arena, we thought it was a great opportunity to share some of our resources and space, support our local community, and share in this effort with our San Diego beer brothers and sisters.”
Pucks & Pints is a charity hockey event created in 2018 by hockey-loving beer industry insiders. While the main breweries organizing the event are Thorn Brewing, Stone Brewing, Societe Brewing, and Modern Times/Maui Brewing, the event is 100% volunteer based with support from breweries all over San Diego.
Tickets, which include entry to all three segments of the day, are $60 and can be purchased here.
(Due to permitting regulations, the festival is 21+ only; children are still welcome to attend both the brewers and Gulls hockey games, but they will not be admitted to the festival.)
All proceeds benefit four local non-profit organizations: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, Emilio Nares Foundation, Resque Ranch, and San Diego Brewers Guild.
Keep up with Pucks & Pints, visit their website here and follow them on Instagram.
See you there, San Diego!