Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Beer by the Bay 2016

Coronado’s 2nd Annual Beer by the Bay returns to the Ferry Landing. Proceeds to Benefit One More Wave, Wampler Foundation, and Coronado Schools

Beer by the Bay 2015. Image courtesy of Islander Ladies Club.
Beer by the Bay 2015. Image courtesy of Islander Ladies Club.

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By popular demand, Islander Ladies Club is bringing back Coronado’s only beer festival for another year of fun and fundraising at the Ferry Landing. Beer by the Bay is set for Saturday, October 8th from 1-6pm, with a special VIP hour from 12-1pm. The event will feature unlimited beer tastings from more than 15 of San Diego’s best craft brewers; live music from favorite island talent including Matt Heinecke and Ron Wheeler; tasty local fare from Lil Piggy’s, Spiro’s, Candelas, and Village Pizzeria; beer pong, a raffle, and plenty of fun in the sun.

Steve Wampler at Beer by the Bay 2015. Image courtesy of Islander Ladies Club.
Steve Wampler at Beer by the Bay 2015. Image courtesy of Islander Ladies Club.

This year, wine tastings from local wineries and a VIP tent have been added to the festivities. VIP ticket holders receive select pours from Coronado Brewing Company, light snacks, a lounge area, and early access to the event. Most importantly, Beer by the Bay will honor fallen Navy SEAL Charles H. Keating IV by donating to One More Wave, and will also benefit Coronado’s Wampler Foundation and Coronado Schools Foundation.

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“We were so pleased with the tremendous success of last year’s event that allowed us to donate generously to Coronado Schools Foundation and United Through Reading. This year is shaping up to be even bigger and better!” said Alisa Kerr, co-founder and President of Islander Ladies Club. “We are so happy to host such an incredibly fun event, showcase our beautiful community, and especially, to have the opportunity to honor Charlie Keating and support the Wampler Foundation and our schools. It’s going to be an amazing festival that will have a lasting, positive impact.”

Mayor Tanaka proudly pouring tastes of Coronado Brewing Company’s best brews at Beer by the Bay 2015. Image courtesy of Islander Ladies Club.
Mayor Tanaka proudly pouring tastes of Coronado Brewing Company’s best brews at Beer by the Bay 2015. Image courtesy of Islander Ladies Club.

Beer by the Bay sold out last year, so don’t wait…get your tickets now! General admission tickets are $40 in advance, $50 day of the event. A few VIP tickets are still available for $50. Military members receive $5 off general admission. Tickets and more information can be found at All guests must be 21 years of age or older.

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One More Wave
One More Wave is a local, non-profit organization that was dear to the heart of Coronado’s own, Charles H. Keating, IV. He actively participated in this organization by helping wounded or disabled veterans get back in the water. The mission of One More Wave is to give these veterans access to surfing by providing them with custom-shaped surf boards, stand up paddle boards, hand planes, and wetsuits. This enables riders to achieve therapy through the ocean. For more information, visit
Wampler Foundation
The Wampler Foundation was founded in 2002 by Steve and Elizabeth Wampler. They wanted to provide a way for children with disabilities to be active participants in programs and activities centered around the great outdoors. They have enabled thousands of kids with physical disabilities, and often economic limitations, to experience the joys and camaraderie of programs that push each child to discover how capable they really are. Camp WAMP provides an experience like every other able-bodied child. The Wampler Foundation introduces the outdoors of the high Sierras with education based on the boy scouts, wilderness survival courses, and the Sierra club’s conservation of nature. For more information, visit
Coronado Schools Foundation
Through community involvement and support, Coronado Schools Foundation raises and manages funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for all Coronado Unified School District students. Coronado Schools Foundation envisions a public school community that provides students an opportunity to learn, thrive, and reach their highest potential today and into their future. For more information, visit

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