Friday, March 6, 2020
THE BREWSPAPER / SAMPLER OF CRAFT BEER EVENTS
Friday, March 6–Sunday, March 8 | Renaissance Weekend: Any visit to Churchill’s Pub will yield a list of wide-ranging, phenomenal beers, but kegs of rare one-offs are set aside to be tapped one enchanted weekend of the year…and this is it. Get your fill of hoppy, sour, barrel-aged and otherwise special ales and lagers in tandem with a menu of specialty concoctions. | Churchill’s Pub & Grille, 887 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, Times Vary
Saturday, March 7 | Half-toberfest & Starkbierfest: The first Saturday of the month will feature not one, but two German-themed festivals! North Park Beer Co.’s will replicate Oktoberfest…in March, while Eppig Brewing will pay homage to strong beers and feature a half-dozen of them, including a barleywine and bourbon barrel-aged Count Maltula imperial stout. | North Park Beer Co., 3038 University Avenue, North Park, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Eppig Brewing, 1347 Keystone Way, Suite C, Vista, 12-4 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 | Best Coast Beer Fest: This annual fundraiser for the Cuck Fancer Foundation has grown into a worldly affair. Not only have organizers coordinated with numerous U.S. brewer’s guilds, they have invited Baja breweries into the fold, lending diversity and a variety of regional flavors to go with San Diego’s tried, true, largely-hoppy offerings. | Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Boulevard, Marina District, VIP: 12-4 p.m., General Admission: 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 | Pucks & Pints III: For the third straight year, members of San Diego’s craft brewing industry will pad up and square off in a truly “cool” exhibition. That icy melee will be followed by an after-party at Phil’s BBQ and, if you still have the wherewithal for more hockey and beer, a pro-skills game between the San Diego Gulls and Stockton Heat. | Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, Midway District, 12:30-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 | Grand Opening: The little meadery that could is growing into the medium meadery that can. Miramar’s award-winning Lost Cause Meadery will debut its new Bay Park headquarters to the public, and the celebration will include a bottle release at noon as well as brick-oven pizza provided by neighboring business, Cucina Caprese. | Lost Cause Meadery, 5328 Banks Street, Bay Park, 12-10 p.m.
Don’t forget to check out our full events calendar for a regularly updated listing of even more beer-related events taking place in San Diego County this month and beyond.