Thank you for your interest in advertising with West Coaster.
We are a team of native San Diegans interested in cultivating our hometown’s most awesome product: beer. Printing 20,000 magazines monthly that are distributed to 430+ craft beer locations county-wide, West Coaster magazine is the best source of news regarding the active San Diego brewing industry. WestCoasterSD.com is a news website complete with an event calendar and digital archive. We also maintain active social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We offer marketing options across all of our platforms. Purchasing advertising provides no editorial privilege.
We publish a distinct, affiliate news magazine & website titled San Diego Beverage Times, which covers local wineries, distilleries, kombucha producers, coffee roasters, and more.
To view our rate card, please click here (PDF). To discuss advertising, please e-mail email@example.com or call (619) 796-5719.
1st Place, Magazine Reporting
San Diego Press Club “Excellence in Journalism Awards” 2018
3rd Place, Best Brewspaper / Free Zine Writing
North American Guild of Beer Writers Writing Awards 2014
1st Place, Non-Daily Newspaper – Public Service/Consumer Advocacy
San Diego Press Club “Excellence in Journalism Awards” 2011
DEADLINES & SPECS
Ad dimensions can be found on our rate card. All high resolution artwork must be in at 5PM PST on the below dates. All major image formats accepted, 300 DPI required for best results. When using the color black, please use CMYK values – any black used must be C=0, M=0, Y=0 and K=100. Please send artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising artwork deadlines
The 15th of each month (if the 15th falls on a weekend, then the deadline is the following business day)
Any ads requested/sent past the deadline will be accepted & printed at the discretion of the Publisher.
Note: we do not publish in January. Our December + January issue is printed and distributed in December.
Check out our print archives to see who advertises in our magazine.
MEDIA SPONSORSHIP TRADES
We sometimes give discounts and even free ads to charity events in exchange for media sponsorship. Please contact email@example.com at least one month in advance of the deadline. The more promotional material we can get our logo on (flyers, posters, websites), the cheaper the ad is (and vice versa).
SAN DIEGO BEVERAGE TIMES
Did you know we have an affiliate magazine that focuses on non-beer drinks made in San Diego? Check out San Diego Beverage Times to learn about the local wineries, distilleries, kombucha producers, coffee roasters, and more.
READY TO BUY?
If you are ready to buy advertising space, please contact Publisher Mike Shess at (619) 796-5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org