San Diego Beer Week Set to Begin Tomorrow

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Winter is fast approaching; and you know what that means.

It’s time to exercise your beer taste buds.

San  Diego Beer Week (SDBW), a perennial event that draws tourists and locals alike, is slated to commence from tomorrow to Nov. 13.

SDBW, which began in 2009, will be taking place in multiple locations across San Diego County—from areas as far as Julian to the heart of downtown SD. The county-wide celebration attracts many beer experts, but it’s not esoteric to that cadre. In fact, it’s perfect for the novice beer drinker to immerse and revel in one of the more jubilant and festive scenes in San Diego.

SDBW will be kicking off the occasion with the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, which strives to promote local breweries and facilitate networking between others. Subsequently, numerous events are hosted by alehouses, breweries, pubs, and nano-breweries—which entails the more popularly distributed beers.

You won’t want to miss out on this event as the city will be coming out in droves to taste rare quality beer. Here are some of the top events for every day during SDBW. If none of these meet your fancy, then make sure to check out their website for the full-range list of options.

Rare Beer Breakfast

Where: Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – 1999 Citracado Parkway Escondido, CA 92023

When: Nov. 4, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: $65

What: In addition to live music and partaking in a smorgasbord to ease you into the morning, your $65 ticket will allow access to select from a profuse amount of rare beers, fifteen three ounce tasters, rich food options from different stations and a drink souvenir to take home. Some of the beers from the long list include: 2009 Imperial Russian Stout, Oak Barrels, Avery Rumpkin, Blackcap Raspberry, and many more. The event will be hosted by Stone Brewing.

Hoppy Yoga Plus Tusk & Grain

Where: Saint Archer Brewery – 9550 Distribution Ave San Diego, CA 92121

When: Nov 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm.

Cost: $20

What: Are you struggling with options to burn off all those calories? Then this event is perfect for you. It offers a much less rigorous way to exercise and includes an affordable $20 for a craft beer social gathering afterwards.

Beachtown Throwdown

Where: OB Brewery – 5041 Newport Avenue San Diego, CA 92107

When: Nov 6, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost: $10

What: If you are a stout IPA drinker, or simply want to expand your horizons in that field, then you’ll want to visit the OB Brewery in the heart of the bustling coastal town. For only $10, participants will receive five -five ounce- tasters from Coronado Brewing, Pizza Port OB, Bay City Brewing, and more. There will also be a blind IPA taste test competition with some of the many renowned breweries in San Diego.

Pizza Port & Trivia

Where: TapRoom SD – 1269 Garner Ave. San Diego, CA 92109

When: Nov 7, 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Cost: No tickets needed

What: Pizza and beer? What more could anyone ask for? This event will be sporting some of the most prestigious IPA’s such as: Bolt Up Brown, CA Honey, Swami’s IPA, Night Rider Imperial Stout, and a lot more. The IPA tasting starts at 5 pm with the trivia to commence at 8pm.

Election Day Craft Beer Madness

Where: Sessions Public – 4204 Voltaire Street San Diego, CA 92107

When: Nov 8, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: Prices vary.

What: For those of you who like to vote for the sake of voting, then stop by at this event to show your support for your favorite candidate while participating in a vote for your favorite beer during happy hour—which will take place until closing.

Alesmith Evil Dead Red Cask

Where: West Coast Barbecue and Brew – 6126 Lake Murray Blvd La Mesa, CA 91942

When: Nov 9, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: Prices vary.

What: Still feeling the aftermath from Halloween? Then come out to the West Coast Barbecue and Brew for their signature special: Bratwurst & Sauerkraut on a French Roll.

Mystery Science Thursday 3000

Where: 2kids Taproom – 8680 Miralani Drive, #123 San Diego, CA 92126

When: Nov 10, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost: Not stated.

What: Come take the edge off of the day by treating yourself to three low-budget Sci-Fi films that are so bad, it will make you laugh. This activity is perfect for the average person who wants to take a break from the beer social scene.

BYOBIB: Beer and Seafood boil

Where: Coronado Brewing Company Tasting Room – 1205 Knoxville St. San Diego, CA 92110

When: Nov 11, 5 p.m. – 12:01 a.m.

Cost: No ticket needed.

What: Make sure to bring your own bib for this tasting extravaganza. You can also use one of the complimentary bibs that will be handed out during the serving of a variety of different tasty seafood selections. The beer options will add a nice secondary taste alongside all of the coastal flavors, too.

2 Year Anniversary Celebration at Scripps Ranch

Where: Scripps Ranch / Miramar 9879 Hibert Street, Suite F San Diego, CA 92131

When: Nov 12, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: Free.

What: The event, hosted by O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Co., will be celebrating their two year anniversary with food trucks, games and the unveiling of their new beer.

Donuts, Coffee & Stout

Where: Benchmark Brewing Tasting Room – 6190 Fairmount Ave, Suite G San Diego, CA 92120

When: Nov 13, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: Free.

What: There’s nothing better than capping off SDBW with a morning coffee before the Chargers game. The coffee will be served by WestBean, donuts by Donut Panic, and the stouts by the Benchmark Brewing Company. If you’re not feeling up to having beer in the morning, then there will be taste sessions as well.

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