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San Diego Beer Week 2014

Hop, skip, and tap your way through Beer Week with these specialty pairings, tap takeovers, crafty cookies, barley body wraps, and flights galore

By Sanna Coates

Bars & Breweries

AleSmith: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? at Neighborhood

AleSmith Brewing Co. will be sharing an incredible world-class lineup of their hand-forged ales. Be a pal and buy your neighbor a pint to get half off of yours. Neighborhood will be pouring AleSmith flights as well.

When: November 11, 6:30pm

Where: 777 G St., East Village | 619.446.0002

Ballast Point Tap Takeover at The High Dive

Its time for the annual Ballast Point Tap Takeover! If you like specialty beers, make sure you are at The High Dive for one of 20+ Ballast Point drafts. Many of these specialty drafts cannot be found at any other establishment worldwide.

When: November 8, 6pm

Where: 1801 Morena Blvd, San Diego | 619.275.0460

San Diego Beer Week 2014

San Diego Beer Week 2014

NovemberFest at Urban Solace

Beer Week at Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co. is going all in during San Diego Beer Week with a slew of beer-centric events taking place at various locations. Events include rare beer breakfasts, book signings, chocolate pairings, release parties, and much more. Visit the website for more information.

When: November 7-16

Where: Various locations

Beers with Greg at Neighborhood

San Diego’s almighty beer maker, Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co., is coming to the Hood, and he’s bringing with him a few of his favorites—including vintage Stone brews, world-class collaborations and funky one-offs. Flights will be available.

When: November 13, 6:30pm

Where: 777 G St., East Village | 619.446.0002

Green Flash Tap Takeover at Regal Seagull

Regal Seagull and Green Flash join together to kick off San Diego Beer Week in North County. Go to watch the Monday night game and enjoy some limited release Green Flash beers including newly released beers on draft, as well as a special cask conditioned ale.

When: November 10 – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: 996 N Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas | 760.479.2337

Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Saints & Sinners at Neighborhood

Lost Abbey/Post Brewing Co will be joining the Neighborhood crew to showcase a killer lineup of their award winning brews, with barrel aged surprises and a wide array of flights.

When: November 9,  noon

Where: 777 G St., East Village | 619.446.0002

URBN’s Secret Stash

URBN St. Brewing Co.’s Head Brewer Callaway Ryan and Executive Chef Alex Carballo will be tapping an all-star lineup of their favorite beers from respected breweries around the nation. The secret stash is still under wraps, but guests can expect to see a lineup of 15 rare and hard to find beers from an array of breweries. $40 per person, no reservation required.

When: November 13 from 6-9pm

Where: 110 Magnolia Ave., El Cajon | 619.328.6922

Food & Beer

San Diego Beer Week 2014

San Diego Beer Week 2014

Cascade Beer Dinner at Waypoint Public

Waypoint Public pairs up with the nation’s leading pioneer in the Northwest style sour beer movement, Portland’s Cascade Brewing Company, for one of the most highly anticipated beer dinner collaborations of this year’s SDBW. Cascade’s infamous Master Brewer, Ron Gansberg, will be in attendance to walk guests through the beer pairings alongside Executive Chef Amanda Baumgarten.

When: November 15

Where: 3794 30th St, North Park | 619.255.8778

Cooking With Friends at Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge

Blue Bridge Hospitality Executive Chef Tim Kolanko debuts his Cooking With Friends series at Coronado’s Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge with a collaborative menu featuring five standout beer pairings.

When: November 11, 6:30pm

Where: 1015 Orange Ave, Coronado | 619.437.6087

Craft Beer at Puesto

In a recent collaboration with local craft brewery Thorn St., Puesto has launched its own signature beer on tap, the Guerita Bonita Hibiscus Ale. The slightly pink brew is made using a blonde style ale and Mexican hibiscus to be a light and refreshing balance to the spiciness of Puesto’s dishes.

When: Available now

Where: 789 West Harbor Dr, San Diego| (619) 233-8880

San Diego Beer Week 2014

San Diego Beer Week 2014

Beer Floats at Extraordinary Desserts

Food-Friendly Beer at Urban Solace

Chef Matt Gordon has partnered with Butcher’s Brewing for a food-friendly collaboration beer, Solace Bewitched, with roasted fennel and coriander flavors to accompany the many braised and roasted dishes on Chef Gordon’s menus. The beer is on tap now at all three Solace restaurants, Urban Solace, Solace and the Moonlight, and Sea & Smoke.

When: Available now

Where: 3823 30th St, San Diego | 619.295.6464

Mother Earth Beer Dinner at BO-beau kitchen + garden

Mother Earth Brew Co. and BO-beau kitchen + garden in La Mesa are partnering for a mouthwatering five-course dinner with dynamic beer pairings. Mother Earth Owner/Trailblazer Kamron Khannakhjavani will be in attendance as a special guest speaker for the event. Tickets are $39.95 per person.

When: November 16, 6pm

Where: 8384 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa | 619.337.3445

NovemberFest at Urban Solace

Urban Solace is hosting a wild NovemberFest event on the first Sunday of Beer Week. Along with a delicious German-style plate, three breweries will be serving German beers. Giant pretzels will also be made to order.

When: November 9, 5-9pm

Where: 3823 30th St, San Diego | 619.295.6464

Societe Beer Dinner at Waypoint Public

Waypoint kicks off their SDBW events with a stellar collaboration with San Diego’s very own Societe Brewing Company. For $55 per person, you can enjoy a perfectly paired five-course meal by Waypoint’s Executive Chef, Amanda Baumgarten and the Societe brewing team.

When: November 12

Where: 3794 30th St, North Park | 619.255.8778


Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines

As the closing event of Beer Week, the Beer Garden brings together the best of San Diego’s breweries and local chefs to celebrate the craft beer movement with 24 breweries and 12 chefs. Each admission includes unlimited tasters of beer and food.

When: November 16, 12pm-3pm

Where: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla | 858.453.4420

Craft Beer + Bites at SILO in Makers Quarter

Enjoy craft beer from 15 local breweries along with grub from some of San Diego’s best food trucks at the third Craft Beer + Bites. Stay a while and play games or listen to custom tunes by ZB Savoy and Andy Mauser. Other fun features include fashion trucks, live demonstrations of art and a home brewing station with Home Brewers. Feel free to bring Fido as leashed dogs are welcome at this event.

When: November 13 from 6 to 9 pm

Where: 753 15th Street , San Diego

Guild Fest at the Broadway Pier

The 12th annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Enjoy samples from more than 50 San Diego breweries during this 2-day event, that raises funds for Surfrider Foundation, Fight ALD, and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

When: November 7-18

Where: 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego

Sweets & Desserts

San Diego Beer Week 2014

San Diego Beer Week 2014

Beer Cookies at The Cravory

Beer Cookies at The Cravory

Beer Cookies at The Cravory

Cookie company The Cravory and chef Derek Jaeger has partnered with six San Diego craft breweries to create six unique beer cookies, served exclusively during Beer Week. One cookie flavor will be served each day between November 9 and 14.

When: November 9-14

Where: 3960 W. Point Loma Blvd, Suite G, San Diego | 619.795.9077

Beer Floats at Extraordinary Desserts

Enjoy beer’s sweeter side with three craft beer floats at Extraordinary Desserts, created for Beer Week by Master Pastry Chef Karen Krasne. The floats are made with house-made ice-cream and served with a side of whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and gold leaf.

When: November 7-16

Where:  1430 Union Street, San Diego | 619.294.7001


Back to Beer School Night at URBN St. Brewing Co.

The Urbn St. Brewing Co. team will lead a hands-on, interactive lesson on Craft Beers 101. Attendees will get a dose of craft beer history, an in-depth look into the brewing process, different styles of beers, plus enjoy delicious Urbn St. Brewing Co. brews and food pairings. Tickets are priced at $25 per person.

When: November 12 from 7-9pm

Where: 110 Magnolia Ave., El Cajon | 619.328.6922

History of Craft Brewing at Sea180 and OB Warehouse

Led by Cohn Restaurant Group’s Beverage Director Maurice DiMarino, the class will take guests on a tour through the history of beer and how it has evolved into today’s craft beer movement. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, in conjunction with a guided tasting.

When: November 8 from 3-5pm at Sea 180 | November 15 from 2-4pm at OB Warehouse

Where: Sea 180: 800 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach | 619.631.4949

Ob Warehouse: 4839 Newport Ave., San Diego | 619.222.1700


Beer Pairings at The Hilton Del Mar

The Hilton Del Mar is hosting a beer pairing with a four-course meal as part of San Diego Beer Week. The menu includes local craft beers paired with culinary delights. The $40 per person menu includes a pint of your favorite beer.

When: November 7-16

Where: 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar | 858-792-5200

Beer Week Specials at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Celebrate San Diego Beer Week’s grand finale at the Beer Garden on Sunday, November 16. Come for just the night or for the whole week and The Lodge at Torrey Pines will give you the 4th night free when booking a consecutive 3-night stay.

When: November 16

Where: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla | 858.453.4420

Heaven & Hops at Rancho Bernardo Inn

Celebrate Beer Week with a spa treatment! Rancho Bernardo Inn’s “Heaven & Hops” treatment includes a Barley & Hops body wrap and full body massage, and is served with a local San Diego craft brew from the on-property restaurant, AVANT. As a bonus, each guest will go home with a recipe for Guinness Stout Bread Pudding with Dark Chocolate.

When: This fall

Where: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego | 888.976.4417

San Diego Beer Week is November 7-16, 2014. For more information, click here.

San Diego Beer Week 2014

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