Cheers & Thanks

We would like to TOAST our Incredible Partners

who are all A-LIST 

National, Local and Regional  Friends

of the San Diego Spirits Festival

(MOTAC) Museum of the American Cocktail has joined the San Diego Spirits Festival (SDSF) as Legacy Partner. MOTAC is a division of the SoFAB Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural enterprise that documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. 

MOTAC celebrates the American cocktail and develops its craft, field, and market through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. MOTAC was founded by craft cocktail pioneer Dale DeGroff and several of the world’s most passionate cocktail authorities and historians.

Artisan Spirits Magazine

 Artisan Spirits Magazine The mission at Artisan Spirit Magazine is to share and celebrate the art and science of craft distilling. We seek to support creativity, innovation, and integrity within this industry that we love so much. We serve as an informative medium through which distillers and industry vendors can be introduced to each other. We are the magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

McFarlane Promotions

McFarlane Promotions, Inc. is a high-design San Diego event planner, coordinator, and production company that creates unique festival and event experiences. With over 20 years of creating a wide variety of events, we are capable of coordinating and seamlessly managing everything from national festivals to local block parties. We have handled multiple stages of live entertainment, parades, VIP areas, and over 100 vendors while creating an epic experience for over 100,000 attendees.

Beverage Trade Network

Beverage Trade Network (BTN) was founded as a response to the underlying challenges that face beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. With our integrated set of tools and services for wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners, our members can easily attract and engage with potential business partners from around the world and also learn all about sales and distribution under BTN Academy.

Bev Route Magazine

BevRoute Magazine is a new quarterly magazine for importers, distributors and retailers in the alcoholic beverage trade. Each issue brings you informative and inspirational articles written by authoritative experts and industry insiders, all designed to help you grow your business.

Chilled Magazine

Chilled Magazine features new products within the drinking and nightlife community and stories on the founders, distilleries and breweries in the market. Our Advanced Mixology section highlights the latest in industry trends and the hottest new cocktails that bartenders are creating around the country. Drink submissions by bartenders, mixologists and readers are also featured. You'll read articles from our master mixologists and informative articles on wine and champagne from our expert sommeliers. Cocktail and food pairings and molecular mixology complete the canvas for entertaining. CHILLED provides you with dynamic insights into the fascinating personalities, recipes, and of course the world's best spirits.


iHeart Media Radio Group

iHeartMedia  is the leading media company in America, iHeartMedia delivers music, news, talk, sports and other content to diverse audiences across multiple platforms, including: broadcast stations; online, via iHeartRadio and on its stations' hundreds of websites; HD digital radio channels; satellite; smartphones; iPads and other tablets; in-vehicle entertainment and navigation systems; and via live, outdoor, mobile, social, live events and on-demand entertainment. With over a quarter billion monthly listeners ​in the U.S., iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America.

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Tequila Aficionado Magazine began as a direct-to-consumer online magazine in 1999 and run single-handedly by founder, Alexander “Alex” Perez.  The online magazine went through several incarnations and design changes over the years but what remained the same was Alex’s passion for Mexican spirits: Tequila, Mezcal and Sotol.

Ranch & Coast Magazine  Ranch & Coast Magazine has served North County San Diego for more than 50 years. Ranch & Coast’s award-winning editorial covers a diverse array of topics important to its readers’ lifestyles. Galas, arts and culture, philanthropy, personalities, dining, travel and leisure, wealth, fashion, home environment, health, beauty, and physical fitness — its editors keep a constant ear to the ground to keep readers informed about what’s happening in their world.

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Music Box  is the premier concert venue and event space in downtown San Diego. Situated in Little Italy, our venue features a diverse array of talented performers, including nationally celebrated artists, local legends, and up-n-coming acts. Our tri-level site boasts audiophile-quality acoustics, locally sourced menus, and generously spacious floor plans. Founded in the tradition of legendary venues such as the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the Palladium, El Rey, and Wiltern in Los Angeles, we are truly unique among San Diego nightlife destinations.  


Ev0lver Inc. is a full-service talent agency offering traditional talent (models, actors, musicians, etc.) while specializing in experiential activations, festivals, conventions, in-store campaigns, hospitality / restaurant programs, sales, and PR. We offer solutions for all segments of various industries (food / beverage, automotive, aviation, travel, fashion, tech, etc.), and especially treasure the opportunity to work with luxury brands, “green” / Eco-friendly companies, start-ups, and innovators. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our Public Relations services and our “sales incubator” programs as well.


San Diego Magazine is your guide to the good life in San Diego. Whether you're reading our monthly magazine, listening to our weekly podcast or scrolling our everywhere Instagram channel, you can't help but fall in love with the sun-soaked city we get to call home. San Diego Magazine covers new restaurants, bars, and breweries and brings you interviews with the city's top chefs. Our editors scout the hippest neighborhoods for new shops, local makers, and hand-made products. The outdoors are yours for exploring with our guides to San Diego's best hiking trails, campgrounds, and bike paths. And we never forget the people—we introduce you to San Diego's entrepreneurs and change-makers, the people who are shaping our city. But if you only read San Diego Magazine for one reason, it's to make better weekend plans because our coverage of San Diego events, festivals, shows, and music is unparalleled.


The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC,  is San Diego’s most dynamic media company and the region’s most trusted and comprehensive source of local news and information.

The San Diego Union-Tribune serves more people in more places on more platforms than any other media company in San Diego. Every week, the Union-Tribune reaches more than 96% of all San Diego County households by leveraging the combined strength of its integrated media portfolio: the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, the Union-Tribune; the region’s leading website,; the weekly entertainment guide, Night + Day; the entertainment and nightlife website,; Spanish-language product Hoy San Diego and additional home-delivered products.

Through its broad coverage of the community and its multiple media platforms serving all audiences across the region, the Union-Tribune delivers news, information and ideas that improve the quality of life of San Diegans and help make San Diego a better place.

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Vanguard Culture  is an inclusive 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s Creative Industries. We provide quality arts journalism, cutting edge events, and professional development that create arts jobs, bring diverse communities together and inspire collaboration among industry professionals from the visual, performing, and culinary arts.