Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) hosted our 3rd Annual Brew Rendezvous - A food, farm and craft beer paring event on Sunday, May 17th from 1:00-4:00p at SILO Makers Quarter. The event celebrated the unique role of craft brewers, local growers, and restaurateurs in cultivating community and health. 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit CHIP's efforts to tackle obesity through the development of a healthy, sustainable and regional food system.

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Makers QuarterLocation: SILO in Makers Quarter
(753 15th Street San Diego, CA 92101)

Minimum Age: 21







Meet our Brew Rendezvous Planning Committee Co-Chairs!

Culinary Co-chair - Alex Carballo

Alex Carballo

Alex Carballo is nationally respected as of one of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine's "12 to watch in 2012" and noted in top industry publications such as Food & Wine, Sunset Magazine and Draft Magazine. He mastered his skill from both San Diego State University and the National Culinary and Baking School. Currently, Alex acts as a Partner to URBN El Cajon, serves as a board member for Chef Celebration, The Front Burner Foundation and CHIP, advises for the CHIP's Farm to School Task Force," and donates his time to many charities in Southern California. Alex has also held the position of Executive Chef at many prestigious San Diego restaurants, such as Crosby Country Club, Indigo Grill, Brigantine and The Fishery.

Brewery Co-Chair - Bill Sysak

Bill Sysak

Bill Sysak, or as he's more often referred to, "Dr. Bill," is the Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co. "Dr." Bill is a Certified Cicerone® and has proven expertise in selecting, acquiring and serving craft beers. At Stone, he's responsible for setting the beverage standard and ensuring the beverage philosophy is followed at all Stone Brewing Co. venues. "Dr." Bill is widely considered one of the foremost experts in the field of pairing beer with food. He hosts many Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens events including: Beer & Cigar Dinners, Master Pairing events, Sour Fest, Oakquinox, Stone Pour it Black, and Rare Beer Breakfast. Sysak has also been featured in such publications as New York Times, Draft magazine, Imbibe, Los Angeles Times, and Food & Wine.

Grower Co-Chair - Noel Stehly


Noel Stehly is a third generation California farmer, and second generation in San Diego County. Noel is co-owner of Stehly Ranch and Stehly Farms Organics a citrus, avocado, berry, and vegetable operation in Valley Center. With a focus on organic growing and marketing, as well as educating the public on the value of local produce. Noel is a 1992 graduate of the University of San Diego with a degree in International Relations. He is married to his beautiful wife Stella, and together they have three beautiful daughters, Eleni 7, Amalia 5 and Sophia 3.


Check out photos from this year's event!


Brew Rendezvous

SILO in Makers Quarter
753 15th Street
San Diego, CA 92101


Culinary Co-Chair -
Alex Carballo

Brewery Co-Chair -
Bill Sysak

Grower Co-Chair -
Noel Stehly



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baron's Market

Edible San Diego

California Craft Exports



Carnitas Snack Shack Terra American Bistro URBN St. Brewing Co. Counterpoint Blue Ocean Ironside La Valencia Hotel Tom Ham's Lighthouse Super Natural Sandwiches Grant Grill It's Myne Supanne House of Thai SDSU Dining

Ballast Point Monkey Paw RIP Current Brewing Stone Brewing Co. Coronado Brewing Co. The Lost Abbey Belching Beaver Brewery Bagby Beer Company Pizza Port Green Flash Brewing Company Lightning Brewery AleSmith Brewing Company

Stehly Organics Farm Solutions for Change Solution Farms Rancho J'Balie Go Green Agriculture Dassi Family Farms Connelly Gardens Sage Mountain Farm Home Town Farms Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farm Eben-Haezer's Happy Hens Point Loma Farms Sundial Farm

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