Images by Johnnie Crow
Words by Dave McCoy and Johnnie Crow
The 3rd annual 91X Presents Scallywag! Craft Beer, Food & Music Festival returned to San Diego’s Waterfront Park on Saturday October 20, 2018. This beautiful downtown park was transformed into an afternoon block party, where all of the neighbors offered every kind of craft beer imaginable. San Diego truly is the home of creative craft beer, and there wasn’t a bad option to be tasted.
It was a warm fall day, which was bad news for the sweatshirt and flannel vendors, but a treat for all of the fans. After the free sampling ended, the crowd was not ready to stop, so the lines for the beer and food vendors were long. The good news was that all the while, the bands were playing in full view of the lines.
Beach Goons are a young band, playing southern Californian beach music with a grace that belies their age. The Interrupters were tremendous, featuring a very soulful female lead singer. Less Than Jake really got the crowd going, with great interaction, even so far as bringing members of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to play along. Hepcat is a 7 piece multi-racial band playing high energy ska with flair. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones put on an intense show as the sun set and the ocean breeze kicked in. Punk legends Rancid topped off the evening with a raucous set of classics.
Beer vendors included Burgeon Beer Co., Melvin Brewing Co., Pure Project, Resident Brewing, Wild Barrel, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 21st Amendment Brewery, Abnormal Beer Co., ACE Cider, Acoustic Ales, AleSmith Brewing Company, Alpine, Amplified Ale Works, Artifex, Avery, Bear Republic, BNS Brewing & Distilling, Bootlegger’s Brewery, Booze Brothers Brewing Co., Breakwater Brewing Co., Coronado Brewing Company, Docent Brewing, Fall Brewing Co., Figueroa Mountain, Firestone Walker, Funkwerks, Green Flash Brewing, Hangar 24, Knee Deep Brewing Co., Latchkey Brewing Company, Lucky Luke Brewing, Mason Ale Works, Modern Times Beer, New Braunfels Brewing Company, New English Brewing, Nickel Beer Company, Northern Pine Brewing, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Rock Bottom La Jolla, Second Chance Beer Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Ska Brewing Company, Stone Brewing, Thorn Brewing Co., Thr3e Punks, Three Weavers Brewing Co., Transplants Brewing Company, and TW Pitchers. Participating food vendors included: BBC Tacos/Fruit, Baja Grill, Corn Dogs Gone Wild, Spicy Pie, West Coast Events, Strictly Vegan, and Wicked Maine Lobster.
See below for a slideshow of images of Beach Goons:
See below for a slideshow of images of Hepcat:
See below for a slideshow of images of Less Than Jake:
See below for a slideshow of images of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:
See below for a slideshow of images of Rancid: