Makers Night 2023

  • It is free
  • We’ll buy you a beer!
  • Network
  • Learn and taste
  • Celebrate & support our industry
  • Get inspired
  • Hang out with your peers

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  • Retailers – grocery, independents, specialty
  • Distributors
  • Restaurant Groups
  • Wine Bars
  • Tasting Rooms
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Wineries
  • Artisans
  • Influencers
  • Media
  • Educators
  • Catering companies
  • Chefs
  • Event planners

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Saturday April 29th, 2023
4 pm – 8 pm

AleSmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Ct, San Diego, CA 92126

What is Maker’s Night?

LIQUID CITY: Maker’s Night 2023 is a celebration of the Food and Beverage Industry and a big welcome party for all of the cheesemakers visiting San Diego for LIQUID CITY: Cheese Expo Weekend 2023.  This is an evening for everyone to network, learn, and have a good time.

This evening will feature a curated selection of AleSmith Beer by owner and brewer Peter Zien to benefit our Charity Partner ANVIL OF HOPE.

While San Diego is world-renowned as a BEER CITY, we are highlighting other liquids such as wineries, distilleries, coffee roasters, craft cocktail producers, and many more.

The focal point of the evening is an intimate trade show and networking salon, where vendors will showcase their brands with an opportunity to engage local buyers, retailers, distributors, restaurant groups, etc.



If you are a vendor for LIQUID CITY: Makers Night 2023, please click the box below for vendor info:


If you are in the food and beverage industry you are invited to attend!  Please RSVP (for FREE) by clicking on this link:


Academy of Cheese Stage, brought to you by Venissimo

For a detailed program and bios, click HERE.


  • Venissimo Cheese
  • Jimbo’s Naturally
  • Jackie’s Jams
  • Queso Diego
  • Gourmet Foods International
  • The Wine Shop
  • Wally’s Wine & Spirits
  • Le Parfait Paris
  • Grazing Theory Lavish Charcuterie
  • OhMy Board
  • Collins & Coupe
  • Cellar Door
  • Women Who Whiskey
  • Meritage Wine Market
  • The Best Event
  • The Mob Squad
  • Pure Project
  • Barrel and Stave Brewing Co
  • Goldlily’s Media
  • Di Stefano Cheese
  • Pure Stagioni Jams
  • Colli Etruschi
  • Lady & Larder
  • Pasta Mia
  • FoMoMy Booth
  • Allemandi SRL
  • DPI Specialty Foods
  • Zico
  • Old Harbor Distilling
  • Sunshine and Orange Catering
  • Murray’s Cheese
  • Wine + Eggs
  • Gelson’s
  • SDSU Global Campus
  • Anderson International Foods
  • Jensen’s Finest Foods
  • Harvest Kitchen
  • Your Favorite Wino
  • Pump Coffee
  • Deja Green
  • Bottlecraft
  • Lagunitas
  • Consortium Holdings
  • Izo Mezcal
  • Iowa Meat Farms
  • The Wine Sellars and Brasserie
  • Wine + Eggs
  • Solare Ristorante
  • Kingfisher
  • Blind Lady Ale House
  • Whole Foods
  • Barons
  • Valley Farm
  • Behind the Scenes Catering and Events
  • Fallbrook Winery
  • LP Import Export
  • Valley View Casino
  • Delaware North
  • Dolly’s
  • Miga
  • Tidbits San Diego
  • Wally’s Wine & Spirits
  • The Wine Shop

Would you like to VOLUNTEER at LIQUID CITY: Makers Night 2023?

Fill out our Volunteer Form here:

More about our charity partner, Anvil of Hope

“Anvil of Hope is the non-profit brainchild of AleSmith Brewing Company’s owners, Peter and Vicky Zien, who are deeply committed to strengthening our community.  The Anvil of Hope’s vision is to break the cycle of poverty to ensure that EVERYONE has the opportunity to thrive and prosper.  We provide mentoring/training/youth enrichment programs to at-risk school children with the goal of keeping them safely engaged in school while developing a desire to pursue education/training beyond high school.  We also provide a holistic approach to helping families succeed either through career counseling and job/skills training/parental skills training, or financial assistance, which provides a solid foundation for children.”

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