What's Brewing for San Diego Beer Week 2012

 

For ten days every Fall, the San Diego beer community comes together to honor craft beer during San Diego Beer Week. The kegs are being tapped and craft beer begins to gush as Beer Week takes over the county. Craft breweries have enjoyed an explosion over the last few years. With over 60 fully operational local breweries, America’s Finest City has become a haven for craft beer enthusiasts.

San Diego Beer Week is a great way to celebrate craft beer and the amazing people who make it a reality. At last count, the total number of San Diego Beer Week happenings reached an astonishing 525 events including beer dinners, festivals, tastings, classes, tours, and tap takeovers.

Although it's already more than half way into this 4th annual San Diego tradition, there are still plenty of events going on around town. Whether beer lovers are in search of a great deal or a rare beer tasting, San Diego Beer Week has something for everyone. Below is just a small sampling of the exciting upcoming events!

Celebrate the end of the work week with the Sour and Rare Beer Night at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach on Friday, November 9th from 5:00 p.m. - Midnight. Russian River beers, Lost Abby Red Poppy, and Ballast Point Black Currant Hout are just a few of the brews that will be available at the event.

Sea Rocket Bistro, located on 30th Street, will be featuring $3 glasses for any of their special San Diego Beer Week drafts. Great happy hour specials include $2 street tacos, $3 tapas, and $5 house wines. Partake in delicious, locally sourced food with a great pint of beer from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. this Friday, November 9th.

A special beer brunch at The Range Kitchen and Cocktails will be this Saturday November 10th for $35 per person (price includes gratuity). There will be three food stations serving delectable dishes like the Oatmeal Stout Waffles and Beer Biscuits with Beer Whipped Butter. The Drink Bar will be pouring Jalapeno Wit Beer Mimosas, Bacon Beer Micheladas, and Ballast Point Bloody Marys.

On Saturday night at 6:00pm, the Great Divide Brewery Tap Takeover will happen at Ritual Tavern in North Park. Eight Great Divide beers will be on tap and guests will even be able to take home a Great Divide glass.

San Diego Beer Week ends on Sunday November 11th, with some of the best events happening on the last day. Kick off Sunday at the Best Damn Beer Shop in Downtown, where a blow out sale of up to 30% off certain bottles will be offered all day. This beer shop has an amazing selection of over 1,000 beers from across the world, so do not miss out!

South Park’s eclectically inspired restaurant, Alchemy, will be holding a Beer + Bacon Dinner Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Four tantalizing bacon creations, like Bacon Crack (cracker and brie wrapped in bacon), will be on the menu with suggested beer pairings.

One of the most anticipated events is on the final day of Beer Week at The Lodge at Torrey Pines from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This special Beer Garden costs $75 and will feature pairings from 22 different breweries with luxurious dishes made by chefs from some of San Diego’s best restaurants. This event is the perfect way to conclude an amazing week of craft beer and food.

So get out there and drink a beer in support of your local brewer. It’s good for you and it’s great for San Diego! Cheers!

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