The weather isn’t cooling down, nor is the local beer atmosphere. Plenty of ale- and lager-fueled events are taking place this month. Take a look at the featured goings-on below, then head to our events page for even more pint nights, beer dinners and festivals.
August 3 & 25 | Benchmark Brewing Events: You can get to know the beers of Benchmark Brewing by hitting up a sudsy showcase at Hamilton’s Tavern or by attending one of the Grantville-based brewery’s popular guided tours with co-owner and brewmaster Matt Akin at its tasting room. Either way, you’re in for a tasty tasting experience. | Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th Street, South Park, 3 p.m.; Benchmark Brewing, 6190 Fairmount Avenue, Suite G, Grantville, 1 p.m.
August 11 | Padres Party Bus: As many an beer-industry vet know, there ain’t no party like a Pizza Port party…especially when a bus is involved. Enjoy Pizza Port beers during a magical ride from the company’s Bressi Ranch brewpub to Petco Park, where a barbecue tailgate party and Padres game await. Bonus: It’s beach-towel giveaway night! | Pizza Port, 2730 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, 2 p.m.
August 11 | Anniversary Celebrations: In celebration of 11 years in business, New English Brewing will tap a board of varied brews and have on-site Mexican food, while Bay City Brewing will eclipse year three by releasing a hazy double IPA and 12-ounce cans of its 72 and Hoppy session IPA. Pick your pony and ride it to your party of choice. | New English Brewing, 11545 Sorrento Valley Road, #305, Sorrento Valley, 12 p.m.; Bay City Brewing, 3760 Hancock Street, Point Loma, 12 p.m.
August 17 & 18 | 22nd Anniversary Celebration: They may be one of the older breweries in San Diego County, but Stone Brewing can still party like a freshly-minted 21-year-old. Once again, Team Stone will take over the CSUSM campus, turning it into a beery wonderland for a Friday-night brewer’s reception and all-out, dual-session Saturday festival. | California State University—San Marcos, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, Times Vary
August | Beer to the Rescue Fundraisers: There will be three events benefiting the Lupus Foundation of Southern California, starting with the August 4 release of Mason Ale Works’ Vera Lynn Double IPA at all 3LB restaurants (Urge Gastropubs, Urge Common House, Brother’s Provisions & Mason Ale Works’ Carmel Valley tasting room), followed by B2TR night at Burgeon Beer Co. on August 16 and the release of Nickel Beer Co.’s Lion’s Blood Triple IPA at O’Brien’s Pub on August 24. | August 4: 3LB Locations in Carmel Valley, Oceanside, Rancho Bernardo & San Marcos; Times Vary; August 16: Burgeon Beer Co., 6350 Yarrow Drive, Suite C, Carlsbad, 3 p.m.; April 24: O’Brien’s Pub, 4646 Convoy Street, Kearny Mesa, 5 p.m.