SDCC 2019 OFF-SITES: Hop-Con returns to San Diego, Thursday 18th July


One of the most eagerly anticipated San Diego Comic-Con off-site events – HOP-CON – has been launched on its Eventbrite site, with tickets going on sale from 10am PT (1pm ET / 6pm GMT) on Friday 31st May, with prices from $22 to just over $80 for the various very tasty tiers up for grabs.

Hop-Con is held at the ornate and opulent Stone Brewing Bistro & Gardens location at Liberty Station, just a stone’s throw (no pun intended) from Downtown San Diego, on the other side of the city’s harbour on the former site of the Naval Base, now the home of a number of high-quality shops, boutiques and promenades.

$22 will get you a limited edition lithograph signed by the artist of this years signature W00tstout beer, the one and only Alan Davis – these are limited edition but will be very desirable. But that’s not what you walk through the door for: you come for the excellent food, fragrant adult beverages and very snazzy takeaways. Let the listing on the Hop-Con Eventbrite page explain more


We’ve been proud beer geeks since 1996, so it’s only natural for us to celebrate when our hometown becomes the center of the nerd universe during San Diego Comic Con. Join us at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station on Thursday, July 18 for Hop-Con 7.0!

Your $75 ticket includes:

  • Fifteen 3oz tasters (5 of which count for w00tstout pours)
  • 3 specialty casks of w00tstout
  • Commemorative glassware to take home
  • Gourmet food stations with unlimited tastings
  • Lawn games including giant jenga, bocce ball, connect 4
  • Silent Disco
  • Interactive Art Wall
  • Churros for dessert

Designated driver tickets are available for $35. Ticket includes all the awesomeness of General Admission, minus the beer and commemorative glassware.


Hero Initiative will once again be partnering with us to bring you this year’s bottle art in a lithograph signed by the bottle artist, Alan Davis! Lithographs can be purchased for $20 online and during the event. There will also be a very limited number of previous years’ artwork for sale. ALL proceeds go back to comic artists from yesteryear!

About Alan Davis

Alan Davis is an English-born writer and artist of comics. He began his professional career in 1982 with Marvel UK’s Captain Britain. Since then, he has written and drawn for a plethora of other Marvel and DC comics, including Batman, X-Men, Justice League, Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and most recently a series of Thanos original graphic novels. For more information on his work, visit



  • Impossible Sliders-white American, spicy aioli, crispy fried onions
  • The Burger Sliders-house spread, pickles, grilled onions, white American, butter lettuce, tomato
  • Angry Chicken Sliders-marinated cucumber, kimchee slaw, sriracha mayo, furious sauce
  • Meatball Sliders-spicy marinara, mozzarella
  • Mac and Cheese-andouille sausage, garlic parmesan crumbs (will have vegetarian option)
  • Brussels w/pancetta and Pedro Ximenez glaze (will have vegetarian option)


  • Churros with Chocolate Sauce

This event is 21 and over, including designated drivers

We will have plenty of chilled water on hand, so leave your single-use bottles at home.

Don’t forget your valid photo ID.

Please pace yourself. Our festivals are meant to showcase amazing beers in a jovial setting for likeminded people to enjoy them. We work hard to make each one a positive experience for everyone. Your safety is in everybodys best interest; as such California law prohibits us to serve any obviously intoxicated guests.


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