10 Must Attend San Diego Beer Week Events
The San Diego Brewers Guild has announced dates for the 6th annual San Diego Beer Week, scheduled to take place across the county from November 7-16, 2014. SDBW, the region’s largest craft brewing event, is a ten-day celebration that encourages people to drink local and support their breweries, while showcasing the continued growth and ingenuity that has secured San Diego’s reputation as the world’s premier craft beer destination. The Following 10 events have been deemed some of the best SDBW has to offer.
Guild Fest: VIP Brewer Takeover (Official Opening Event)
WHERE: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
WHEN: Friday, November 07, 2014, 6 – 9PM
Rub elbows with some of San Diego’s award-winning brewers and see why San Diego beer is taking over palates everywhere. This exclusive event will showcase San Diego’s finest, rare and specialty beers from local breweries, including offerings brewed just for this event. All-inclusive tickets include unlimited beer samples offered throughout the evening, coupled with unlimited food samples from local craft beer-friendly restaurants.
VIP Pass ($75 per person): Unlimited beer samples, commemorative tasting glass, unlimited food samples and live musical entertainment.
Two Day Pass ($100 per person): (1) Ticket for Friday night’s VIP festivities and (1)
Premier Access pass for Saturday’s SD Brewers Guild Festival (1-5PM). A value of $130.
To purchase passes, please go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-brewers-guild-festival-vip-brewer-takeover-tickets-12145983965
Guild Festival (Official Opening Event)
WHERE: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2 – 5PM
Enjoy the SD Brewers Guild Festival with a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited beer samples from San Diego County’s finest craft breweries. Attend Beer College with 30-minute sessions from San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Beer program, UC San Diego Extension Brewery Certificate program and SoCal Business of Beer. Food will be available for sale from local, craft beerfriendly restaurants and food trucks. In addition, musical entertainment will be provided by some of San Diego’s most talented musicians. Mayor Faulconer will be tapping the ceremonial cask at Guild Fest this year.
Premiere Access Pass ($55 per person): Early entrance at 1PM, unlimited beer samples, commemorative tasting glass and live musical entertainment.
General Admission Ticket ($40 per person): Unlimited beer samples, commemorative tasting glass and live musical entertainment.
To purchase tickets, please go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-brewers-guild-festival-tickets-12269954765
The Beer Garden (Official Closing Event)
WHERE: The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037
WHEN: Sunday, November 16, 2014 12 – 3PM
There is no better setting for the closing event of San Diego Beer Week than on the Arroyo Terrace of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. 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, The Beer Garden is a truly unique and delicious beer and food pairing event. For the complete list of participating breweries and chefs, please go to: http://www.sdbw.org/beer-garden.
Ticket ($75 per person): Unlimited beer and food samples, commemorative tasting glass and live musical entertainment.
To purchase tickets or for details on hotel room packages, please go to: www.arestravel.com/6367_attraction-tickets_a1363.html
Meeting of the Guilds (SDBG event in partnership with the LA and SF Brewers Guilds)
WHERE: Toronado, 4026 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
WHEN: Friday, November 14, 2014, 5 – 10PM
For the first time in San Diego Beer Week history, three California brewers’ guilds will join forces for one giant tap takeover and a friendly craft beer competition. This remarkable event is designed to showcase what these three craft beer-minded regions have to offer.
Guests will get the opportunity to taste a selection of the best craft beers from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Each guild will receive 15 taps and guests can cast their vote for their favorite to see which guild will inherit the prized Golden Keg. A few participating Los Angeles and San Francisco breweries include Golden Road, El Segundo Brewing, King Harbor Brewing, Absolution Brewing, Headlands Brewing Company, 21st Amendment, Almanac Beer Company and Southpaw Brewing.
Mother Earth Brew Co., Karl Strauss Brewing Co., Societe Brewing Co., Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery, Booze Brothers Brewery, Pizza Port Brewing Co., The Lost Abbey, Mike Hess Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Culture Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing Co., AleSmith Brewing Co., Benchmark Brewing Co. and Bagby Beer Company will represent San Diego.
For more event details, please go to: www.sdbw.org
BYOB- Brew Your Own Beer Brunch
WHERE: Karl Strauss Downtown
WHEN: Friday, November 7, 2014, 9 – 11AM
Rise and shine, it’s time to brew! Brew alongside Karl Strauss’ Brewmaster and indulge in amazing beer-inspired food pairings, delicious brews and a VIP brewery tour by cofounder Chris Cramer. To top it off, receive a 22 oz. bomber of Karl Strauss’ limited release of SDBW favorite Peanut Butter Cup Porter!
Ticket ($50 per person): Vote on the beer you brew, food pairings, VIP tour with Chris Cramer and a pint on Karl Strauss.
To purchase tickets, please go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/895438
Bikes, Brews & Brats
WHERE: Cal Coast Cycles
WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10AM – 2PM
Join Green Flash Brewing Co., The Regal Beagle, Cal Coast Cycles and San Diego Mountain Bike Association in the second annual Bikes, Brews & Brats*.
As part of San Diego Beer Week, Green Flash will be leading a Mountain Bike ride from Cal Coast Cycles to The Regal Beagle via a scenic route through Balboa Park & Mission Hills. Upon check in, all riders will be offered tune-ups from Cal Coast Cycles and given a commemorative event T-shirt.
The ride itself is an urban mountain bike ride that will include some pavement as well as single track mountain biking through Florida Canyon and Balboa Park. The trail is beginner to intermediate with a few climbs, as well as some descents.
The day’s events are as follows:
- 10:15AM: Check in at Cal Coast Cycles
- 11:00AM: Ride
- 12:00PM: Brews, Brats & after-party at The Regal Beagle
Tickets are $50 per person and will include:
- Event T-Shirt
- Green Flash Brew
- Regal Beagle Brat
- 2 x Raffle Tickets
*Proceeds from the raffle benefiting San Diego Mountain Bike Association
To purchase tickets, please go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/bikes-brews-brats-tickets-13341830775
The World’s Biggest Bottle Share on 30th Street
WHERE: 30th Street from A to Adams
WHEN: Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12 – 6PM
Help set a Guinness World Record for The World’s Biggest Bottle Share! This exceptional event will give you and your friends the chance to make history and enjoy sharing great craft beer in the process.
How it works:
- Buy your ticket.
- 2. a. Pre-register: Pick up your registration materials in advance at any of
these locations: Bottlecraft, Bine and Vine, Kwik Stop, California Liquor, Best
Damn Beer Shop or Quality Liquor.
- Buy your ticket.
- b. Day-of Register: Pick up your registration materials on the day of between
10am and noon from any of the event registration stations.
- Line up: Line up along 30th Street anywhere from Polite Provisions to
Alchemy/Hamilton’s by 12:00PM sharp! Help us make an awesome human
chain of craft beer lovers.
- Photos: Pose for photos with local celebrities, friends and the world’s most
amazing brewers while we cruise the route with Go-Pro cameras and
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the internet.
- Ride: You’ll get a wristband that allows you to ride the length of 30th Street
stopping at multiple locations to share beer, buy from the bar and chat about
adventures with friends!
Ticket ($20 per person): Shuttle service, T-shirt, tasting glass and the chance to make history and set the Guinness World Record for The World’s Biggest Bottle Share.
To purchase tickets, please go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/876913
Brews, Views & Chews at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
WHERE: Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego CA 92101
WHEN: Monday, November 10, 2014, 6 – 10PM
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is hosting the Brews, Views & Chews event for only $40 per person. Ticket purchasers will get a taster glass to try exclusive beers brewed by San Diego breweries paired with amazing food crafted by some of the best chefs in San Diego. In addition, attendees will get to listen to live music, participate in a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and admire real time painting by Norm Daniels.
Participating breweries include Ballast Point Brewery, The Lost Abbey, New English Brewing Company, Ironfire Brewing, Acoustic Ales, and more. Participating chefs include Hanis Cavin from Carnitas Snack Shack, Santiago Campa from Donut Bar, Dion Morales from Bali Hai Restaurant and Chad White from Comun Kitchen &
Ticket ($40 per person): Taster glass, exclusive beer and food-paired samples, live music and entertainment and the opportunity to participate in a silent auction benefitting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
To purchase tickets, please go to: www.tomhamslighthouse.bpt.me
Craft Beer + Bites: SD Beer Week Edition
WHERE: SILO Makers Quarter
WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6 – 9PM
SILO in Makers Quarter will be hosting the third Craft Beer + Bites for its San Diego Beer Week Edition on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00PM. The event is in collaboration with San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Brewing Program celebration, benefiting the San Diego Brewers Guild.
Enjoy craft beer from 15 local breweries in a custom tasting glass along with grub from some of San Diego’s best food trucks (food sold separately).
Additional indulgences of craft cocktails and wine will be available for purchase from Alchemy Cultural Fare. While you enjoy your local craft beer and delicious food, stay a while and play a few games such as bocce ball, ping-pong, bean-bag toss and life-size flip cup. Enjoy custom tunes from ZB Savoy and Andy Mauser all night long; dancing is encouraged. In addition, there will be live demonstrations of art by some of the best artists in SD and a brewing station with Home Brewers.
Transportation provided by Brew Amigo and Social Cycle. Leashed dogs are welcome at this event. Patrons must be 21+ to attend.
Tickets are either $20 in advance or $30 at the door for 10 beers (4 oz. pour).
To purchase tickets, please go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/891459
Pints & Paddles For A Cause
WHERE: Barefoot Bar & Grill
WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014,10AM – 2PM
Splash around and sip good beer for a great cause at this event benefiting Team River Runner, a non-profit that leads wounded veterans to recovery through kayak and paddling programs.
The day kicks off with a two-mile paddle around Mission Bay’s Vacation Isle, launching from the beach near Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s Barefoot Bar & Grill. Participants can bring their own kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP), or reserve one provided by Aqua Adventures or Action Sport Rentals. At the finish line, paddlers receive a special pint glass to use at Barefoot Bar & Grill’s “Pints For A Cause” After-Party, where the legendary waterfront watering hole will be serving up beer by Ninkasi Brewing, live music by Soul Seduction, SUP demos, and exciting prizes to both paddlers and the public.
Paddle Starts at 10AM (Registration Open at 9:30AM)
“Pints For A Cause” After-Party Starts at 11AM
$5 Donation For Paddle Registration
$15 Donation For Paddle Registration + Equipment Rental
Ninkasi Brewery will be donating $1 from every pint sold and all proceeds from the paddle directly to the San Diego chapter of Team River Runner.
To purchase tickets, please go to: www.paradisepoint.com/barefoot-bar-grill-specials.php
For the full list of 2014 San Diego Beer Week events, please visit: www.sdbw.org