Brew & Crew: The San Diego Crew Classic Gets Sudsy

Crew and beer come together at the Crew Classic

Crew and beer come together at the Crew Classic

Peanut butter and jelly, burgers and fries, chips and dip…good things come in pairs. For most people, sports and beer are an equally classic combination. Throw in the sparkling San Diego coastline, and you’ve got a recipe for a great afternoon.

Fortunately for anyone visiting on March 31 or April 1, the San Diego Crew Classic is offering just that. The San Diego Brew & Crew party takes place from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, featuring live music, fantastic views of beautiful Mission Bay, food trucks and, of course, San Diego craft beers. Your $40 admission ticket means you not only get to enjoy a live performance from Everest, the indie darlings once invited to open for Neil Young, attendees can sample┬álibations from iconic San Diego brewers including Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Company, Hess Brewing Company, Lightning Brewery, Julian Hard Cider and more.

While you are enjoying your beer, don’t forget to cheer on the more than 4,000 collegiate competitors rowing for victory. And maybe after the race, they just may join you for a beer. After all, it’s good for you!

So tell us in the comments below, what is your favorite beach drink/libation?


5 To Try This Weekend

1. Over 90 races in two days will be held in Mission Bay at the 38th Annual San Diego Crew Classic. Spectators can watch as collegiate, junior and masters athletes compete for early season honors and coveted trophies. Be sure to check out the shore-side tent row for alumni and clubs, the jumbotron displaying races start to finish, a beer garden on the sand, and much more!

2. Did you know there are over fifteen designated gardens in Balboa Park? Spring is a great time to see what is blossoming at the nation’s largest urban cultural park. One of my favorites is the Rose Garden. The Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden displays over 2,500 roses of nearly 200 varieties on three acres and in April and May, the roses are at their peak.

3. Opening March 30th at the Valley View Casino Center for eight performances is Cirque du Soleil Quidam. Cirque du Soleil’s latest installment is full of creativity, acrobatics, athleticism and illusion. Quidam tells the story of Zoe, a young girl who is very bored with her life. To fill the void, she slides into an imaginary world where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. Plays at various times through April 3rd.

4. This Sunday, car enthusiasts can descend upon the Ellen Scripps Browning Park in La Jolla and preview over 150 automobiles in 30 speciality car classes at the 7th Annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic. The featured marque for this year is German Automobiles. The event will also showcase top stateside automobiles, including Chevy Corvettes, Shelby Cobras, Packards, and Ford Mustangs.

5. On April 1st, the San Diego Zoo will unveil several new features for Zoo visitors. The Zoo will debut its newly remodeled front plaza with color-coded pathways and its freshly painted, double-decked tour bus. Then starting April 2nd the Zoo will begin its latest event, Play Days, which offers guests 23 days full of 23 different animal experiences each day. From Pachyderm Pedicures to Bonobo Popsicle Parties, visitors are sure to see the Zoo’s animals in a whole new light.