• 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
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Saturday April 29th, 2023

4pm – 8pm

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 local breweries invited by AleSmith’s Peter Zien — showcasing rare and limited release beer.

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.

We will also have education & tasting seminars throughout the evening.


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


Participating Vendors (More added weekly!):

  • Anvil of Hope

  • Beehive Cheese

  • Anderson International (Sincerely, Brigitte)

  • AleSmith

  • CheeseSmith

  • Valley Ford

  • Hoard’s Dairyman

  • Cypress Grove

  • Widmer’s Cheese Cellars

  • Potter’s Crackers

  • Apple and Quince Company

  • Cowgirl Creamery

  • Marieke Gouda

  • Ritrovo Selections

  • Westward Whiskey

  • Balsamico Italian Kitchen

  • Klondike Cheese Factory

  • Laura Chenel

  • Kingston Creamery

  • Isigny Ste Mere

  • Sipwell Wine Co.

  • Jasper Hill Farm

  • Point Reyes Farmstead Creamery

  • WM Cofield

  • Fromagerie Guilloteau

  • Ambrosi

  • Berry Good Foundation

  • Don Wapo

  • True Proof

  • California Artisan Cheese Guild

If you are interested in being a vendor please email us at liquidcitysd@gmail.com


List of attendees (Coming Soon):

Venissimo Academy of Cheese Stage:

6pm – 8pm – Speakers & Tastings TBD

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 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.”

For more information: https://anvilofhope.org/