|Cucapa Beer tent at the|
recent Tijuana Beer Fest
Thursday, October 2, 2014
CRAFT BEER NOTES / BUSY MONTH FOR CRAFT BEER
TODAY/ U.S./BAJA CRAFT BEER SYMPOSIUM—Let’s talk about craft beer from both sides of the border, Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park.
For $20 you may listen to spokespersons from Cerveza Tijuana, Cucapa (Mexicali), Firestone Walker (Paso Robles) and Ballast Point (San Diego) discuss the merits of their products and the cross border craft beer industry. Attendees will have an opportunity to all four beers.
Tickets at the door, $20.
NEXT WEEK / MIKE HESS BREWING EVENT—Stop by Mike Hess Brewing , 3812 Grim Ave., North Park for dinner, dessert, beer tasting, souvenir tasting glass and other door prizes on Tuesday, Oct. 7 between 5 and 9 pm. Monies raised from the event will be earmarked for Autism Society San Diego’s Camp I Can.
NEXT WEEK / COUNTYWIDE CELEBRATIONS--If you can’t make it to Munich, there are plenty local Oktoberfest celebrations in San Diego.
Perhaps the most SoCal Oktoberfest, Ocean Beach’s 10th annual celebration will be October 10 & 11. Gaze into the Pacific through the bottom of your glass, hear tribute bands jam in the Beer Garden Band Slam and cheer on the winner of the Ms Oktoberfest Bikini Contest. Pizza Port Ocean Beach will be serving beer, too. Buses depart to OB from Pacific Beach & Downtown. More info: oboktoberfest.com
New this year: South Park’s version of Oktoberfest will take place on October 11th from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dubbed Parktoberfest, the event will be held in the Gala Foods Parking. There will be a beer tent featuring 10 local breweries, a kid’s carnival, live music and more. Search Facebook for Parktoberfest to get more info.
There’s also Oktoberfests in La Mesa, Carlsbad, Julian, Ramona and Encinitas. Visit sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego/oktoberfests.aspx for a listing.
Source: WestCoasterSD.com (West Coaster Magazine, San Diego’s leading media source for Craft Beer.