Where to start isn’t a problem. Hitting 500 San Diego Beer Week events in ten days of the festival is mission implausible. In any case, the secret to moving from event to event—is simply keep moving.
The following is only a small example of events, but the main thing is it all starts tomorrow morning:
Rare Beer Breakfast
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido
1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
Friday, November 6th 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Executive Chef Tausha Lopez is cooking up an extravagant morning buffet to start the week of beery festivities with a bang, and "Dr." Bill Sysak is providing a stellar lineup of rare and hard-to-find brews to fill up your commemorative glass. Join us for a fantastic beginning to one of the best weeks you'll ever have!
Your $65 ticket gets you all this:
* Fifteen 3oz tasters
* A commemorative glass
* 40 phenomenal rare beers to choose from
* Delicious food prepared at multiple stations
* Live jazz
Beer Geek Tour
Hosted by Epicurean San Diego
Meet at Old Town Transit Center
Old Town Transit Center
4009 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA CA
Friday, November 6th 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join us on an epic Beer Geek Tour of San Diego. Our public tours explore all the different aspects of the brewing process including a private tour and tasting at the White Labs, an exclusive look in to organic farming and hop harvesting at Stone Farms, a local artisan lunch at Brothers Provisions and ending with some beer education and world class beers at Societe Brewing Company. So kick back, relax, and leave the driving to us. Your biggest decision of the day is what beer you're drinkin'!
Meet the Homebrewers!
The Homebrewer Resource Center
2911 El Cajon Blvd #2
San Diego, CA 92104
Saturday, November 7th 12 to 5 p.m.
Join the award-winning Mash Heads Homebrew Club and The Homebrewer in celebration of the National Homebrewers Association Learn to Homebrew Day!
Refreshments and brewing demonstrations provided. If you're interested in learning more about craft brewing at home, this is the event for you.
THE WEDGE ARTISAN CHEESE FESTIVAL & CRAFT BEER & WINE PAIRING
Hosted by Escondido Downtown Business Association
Escondido's Historic Grand Ave.
200 W. Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
Saturday, November 7 1 to 5 p.m.
A pairing of California creamery-produced artisan cheeses with select San Diego-based Craft Beers plus local wines and various treats in 20+ shops and restaurants along historic Grand Ave. Music, Artists in Action, Cheese-making class, San Diego Dairy and Agricultural exhibits. Local-grown/produced food resources. Specialty stores and restaurants on Grand featuring Wedge specials.
A Wedge Passport includes cheese sampling with craft beer or wine pairings at 15 locations, plus specialty food pairings or dessert samples at additional participating shops and restaurants. The public is free to enjoy music, art, exhibits and specialty shopping along Grand.
The Wedge 2015 Passport tickets are $35 before 5 p.m. on Oct. 30th and $45 after. Designated Driver tickets $25. Ticket may be ordered online after Sept. 15 at www.WedgeEscondido.com
Third Annual Bikes, Brews and Brats
Hosted by Green Flash Brewing Co.
Cal Coast Cycles
3020 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116
Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants will enjoy a guided urban mountain bike ride (beginner to intermediate level), which will include some pavement and single track mountain biking, via a scenic route through Balboa Park and Mission Hills. The route begins at Cal Coast Cycles and ends at local’s favorite the Regal Beagle, where participants will enjoy a Regal Beagle X Green Flash collaboration brew and brat. Ticket price includes a commemorative event t-shirt, bike tune-up, brew, brat and two raffle tickets.
Cost: $50, tickets can be purchased via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bikes-brews-and-brats-tickets-18800662287
Hosted by Hoppy Yoga
Culture Brewing Co. Ocean Beach
4845 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:30am-12:30pm
All levels yoga class followed by craft beer social. Beginners and experienced yogis welcome. Cost is $20 and includes flight, pint or pour of your choice.
Sculpin IPA 4-Ways
Barrel Republic Oceanside
215 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA, CA 92054
Tuesday, November 10th 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Join Barrel Republic Oceanside to celebrate San Diego's dearest IPA and a few of its rarer variations. They will feature four versions of Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA and Ballast Point representative Derek Killerman will be there to talk about all of them. Check out the list:
Sculpin IPA on NITRO
Watermelon Dorado DIPA
Orange and Vanilla Fathom IPL
Societe Beer Pairing
CUCINA Enoteca Del Mar
2730 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014
Wednesday, November 11th 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
An evening of gluttony and revelry with Societe Brewing Company at CUCINA enoteca Del Mar. Enjoy five Societe beers paired with CUCINA inspired food. Societe brewers and co-founders will be on hand to discuss their beers and pairings. Full menu and pairings coming soon.
Seating is limited to 50 people. Tickets are $65 + tax (includes service fee).
Craft Beer + Bites: SDBW Edition
SILO in Makers Quarter
753 15th Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, November 12 6 to 9 p.m.
Save the date for the latest installment of our Craft Beer + Bites - Beer Week Edition 2015. Expect another curated roster of some of the best brewery and food trucks San Diego has to offer. Complete with a day full of relaxing, live music and SILO Games, this is an event you should add to your Google Calendar immediately. Check back soon for live updates as we confirm vendors, brewers and more.
Baja Beer Craft 2015
Hosted by Mingei International Museum & Baja Test Kitchen
Mingei International Museum - Balboa Park
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Friday, November 13 6 to 9 p.m.
For those who haven't already ventured south of the border to try Mexico’s craft beers, or those who have and loved them, here’s a unique opportunity to try them (again) in San Diego, at the first annual BAJA BEER CRAFT TASTING EVENT, hosted at the Mingei International Museum on Friday, November 13th from 6-9pm. Sponsored by Discover Baja Travel Club, and presented by Baja Test Kitchen in partnership with Mingei International Museum, this event will bring together some of the best craft breweries from Baja California, paired with farm-to-table food from the region, live entertainment and curated art. Meet the brewmasters, learn about their craft, and celebrate the spirited movement that is BAJA BEER CRAFT!
BAJA BEER CRAFT INDUSTRY BAJA AFTER-PARTY
Hosted by Baja Test Kitchen & Chef Chad White
Común Kitchen & Tavern
935 J Street (at 10th Ave.)
San Diego, CA 92102
Friday, November 13 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Craft beer connoisseurs from both sides of the U.S./Mexican border will meet up at this exclusive SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK INDUSTRY AFTER-PARTY by Chef Chad White, at his Común Kitchen & Tavern in San Diego's Gas Lamp District on Friday, November 13th. While this event is open to the public (21 & older - cover charge), it's specifically geared for beer industry insiders from both sides of the border to share their knowledge of craft beer making in hopes of inspiring more cross-border collaboration.
Following the First Annual BAJA BEER CRAFT Tasting Event at Mingei International Museum earlier the same evening (6-9 pm), the party will move downtown (East Village/Gas Lamp) at 9pm and will go until Chef Chad kicks us out of his place (approx. 1:30am).
Space permitting, this event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with a cover charge at the door. There is NO COVER CHARGE for those who attend the BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015 Tasting Event earlier the same evening -- you'll need to show your hand-stamp from the earlier event for free entry to the after-party.
Cask in Glory
Border X Brewing Co.
2181 Logan Ave
San Diego , CA 92113
Friday, November 13 6 to 9 p.m.
Border X Brewing Co. will be unveiling the initial release of their cask program, two ales that will defy any preconceived notions. We are embarking on a brewing adventure and we need people as curious and as adventurous as we are to help us drink all of this delicious brew. Our casks are set to debut on a one and done basis, this allows us to continue experimenting with different ingredients and allows all our cask to be crafted with artistry. We will be featuring some exquisite lengua nachos, pushing the notions of what can be done with different meats in a fun and exciting way. You will have an awesome experience, where you get to meet our brewers, enjoy (1) 10oz pour of each cask release in your own Border X pint glass and delicious a bite to eat.
Battle of the Guilds
Hosted by San Diego Brewers Guild
Toronado San Diego
4026 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104
Friday November 13 6 to 10 p.m.
Three California brewers guilds will join forces for one giant tap takeover. Join us for the official Battle of the Guilds! This event is designed to showcase all that these organizations have to offer (with a touch of friendly competition, of course!). Taste your way through a selection of SD Brewers Guild, LA Brewers Guild, and SF Brewers Guild breweries (15 representatives for each) and cast your vote to see who will inherit the prized Golden Keg!
Participating SD breweries: Karl Strauss Brewing Co., AleSmith Brewing Co., Culture Brewing Co., The Lost Abbey, Mother Earth Brew Co., Monkey Paw Brewing, Societe Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Bagby Beer, Ballast Point Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Benchmark Brewing, Pizza Port Brewing, Mike Hess Brewing and Modern Times Beer
Participating LA breweries: El Segundo Brewing, 3 Weavers, Smog City, Beachwood Brewing, Wolf Creek Brewing, King Harbor, Ladyface Alehouse, Alosta, Monkish, Ohana, Absolution, Macleod, Phantom Carriage, Bravery and Sanctum
Participating SF breweries: 21st Amendment, Almanac Beer Company, Anchor Brewing, Bartlett Hall, Cellarmaker Brewing, Fort Point Beer Company, Headlands Brewing, Holy Craft Brewing, Local Brewing, Magnolia Brewing, SF Brewing, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Thirsty Bear Brewing and Triple Voodoo Brewing.
Old Harbor Distilling Co. + Soda & Swine + 32 North Brewing Co.
Hosted by Soda & Swine Liberty Station
2750 Dewey Rd #104
San Diego, CA 92106
For SDBW, Old Harbor Distilling Co. is joining forces with Soda & Swine Liberty Station and 32 North Brewing Co. to create two collaborative libations: a cocktail, The Station Scuttlebut (a Dutch Head Butt variation, which is an old Dutch shot-and-a-beer ritual). The beer from 32 North is “Liberty Soda Sour Saison” and is dry hopped with Old Harbor San Miguel juniper berries and will be served in a cask shaped pint glass. Leading up to the collaboration, there will be a scavenger hunt of sorts around Liberty Station with hidden Dane Danner-designed t-shirts located on the grounds. The coordinates of the t-shirts will be posted on social media and up for grabs to whoever can find them. $10 from every keg will be donated to Pangea Seed, an international non-profit organization that collaborates through artistic and creative mediums with members of the contemporary art and environmental communities to raise public awareness and education regarding the conservation and preservation of oceans, sharks and other marine species in peril.