Compiled by West Coaster Beverage News [www.westcoastersd.com]
November 16 | Bikes & Beers San Diego: What’s better than a scenic bike ride through San Diego? A scenic bike ride through San Diego that starts and ends at a brewery. This sixth-annual group cycling celebration will feature 15- and 30-mile rides followed by issuance of a commemorative pint glass, beer to go in it, plus food, games and music. Tickets are on sale now. | Societe Brewing, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Kearny Mesa, 9 a.m.
November 18 | Off-Flavor Education: In addition to being a quality yeast depot for brewers, vintners and distillers, White Labs is a prime source for education on all things fermentable. Join education and engagement manager Erik Fowler as he explains some of the not-so-desirable flavors that sometimes show up in beer as well as how they get in there. Tickets are on sale now. | White Labs, 9495 Candida Street, Miramar, 11 a.m.
November 23 | Fifth Anniversary: Culture Brewing has a plethora of enticements to lure folks to the anniversary party for its OB tasting room: a free hoppy yoga class, a trio of raffles, on-site vendors like DC Shoes, Santa Cruz Skateboards and Hoppy Bear Hoppy Life, and oh yeah, beer, including the release of its Jalapeño Cucumber Cerveza. | Culture Brewing, 4845 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, 10:30 a.m. (start of yoga session), 12 p.m. (tasting room opens)
November 30 | Thanksgiving Walkabout: The group of fermentationists and otherwise-inclined craftspeople in the Miralani Makers’ District band together once a month, creating specialty offerings centered around theme ingredients. This month’s broad focus will be on Thanksgiving…and whatever this group cooks up is sure to provide cause for thanks…and stretchy pants. | Miralani Makers’ District, 8665-8680 Mralani Drive, Miramar, 12 p.m.