5 San Diego Beer Week Events & Festivals Well Worth the Trip

San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county.

Here are 5 San Diego Beer Week events and festivals you don’t want to miss this year.

Bikes, Brews & Brats

Bikes, Brews & Brats

This year’s ride will be better than ever with two separate departing times for different level groups. Beginner and intermediate level riders are welcome on this urban mountain bike ride which includes pavement as well as single track mountain biking through Florida Canyon and Balboa Park. Riders will experience a few climbs as well as some descents.

Where: Cal Coast Bicycles – 3020 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
When: November 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Cost: $55-$60
> Find out more about Bikes, Brews & Brats

San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

San Diego Brewers Guild Fest

Enjoy the Guild Festival with a commemorative tasting cup and unlimited beer samples. The event showcases San Diego County’s finest craft breweries! Food will be available for sale from local, craft-beer friendly restaurants and food trucks. And to top it all off, musical entertainment will be provided by some of San Diego’s most talented musicians!

Where: The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $45-$100
> Find out more about the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

Stone DRK Festival

Stone DRK Festival

Celebrate the dark side of ales. Stone Brewing has combined their annual Pour It Black and Oakquinox beer festivals into one mashup just for San Diego Beer Week! We have been on a mission to find the best and rarest dark beers to share with our dark beer loving friends.

Where: Stone Brewing – 2120 Harmony Grove Rd., Escondido, CA 92029
When: November 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $49
> Find out more about the Stone DRK Festival

Collabapalooza

Collabapalooza - San Diego Beer Week

The spirit of collaboration has always been alive and well in the San Diego brewing community and collabapalooza is focused on highlighting this camaraderie and shared goodwill. Plus, Karl Strauss wanted an excuse to hang out with all of our friends and fans while sharing some incredible beers. Their goal is simple: rally 30+ independent, San Diego-based breweries to help us throw a killer party during our favorite week of the year complete with tons of good food, excellent vibes, and altogether fabulous people.

Where: North Park Observatory – 2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
When: November 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40-$55
> Find out more about Collabapalooza

Beer Garden

Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines

There is no better setting for the closing event of San Diego Beer Week than 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 28 breweries and 14 chefs, the Beer Garden is a truly unique and delicious food and beer pairing event.  Each admission includes unlimited tasters of beer and food.

Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: November 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 PM
Cost: $85
> Find out more about the Beer Garden

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night’s sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.