Brent Bernasconi

5+ San Diego Beer Week Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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San Diego Beer Week combines some of the best SD has to offer: sunshine, local food and amazing craft beer!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I am not talking about December (though I do like that as well). I am talking about the ten amazing days that make up San Diego Beer Week (SDBW). From rare beer tap takeovers at your favorite restaurant to a massive bottle share along 30th, there is something for every beer lover during SDBW.

Here are a few picks from the long list of San Diego Beer Week events:

Brewers Guild Festival

Now split over two days, the Brewers Guild Festival is the official kickoff event for San Diego Beer Week. The VIP Brewer Takeover on Friday night will showcase San Diego’s finest, rare and specialty beers, including beers brewed just for the event. Saturday Festival is the big event with more than 55 breweries pouring unlimited samples into your commemorative tasting glass while live music plays in the background and the smell of delicious smells emanate from local food trucks.

Where: The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101
When: November 7-8, 2014
Cost: $25-$100
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Bikes, Brews and Brats

Now this is my kind of event! Green Flash Brewing Company has teamed up with Regal Beagle & Cal Coast Bicycles, and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association for an epic ride through Balboa Park and Florida Canyon. Beers and brats will be served at the after-ride-party.

Starting Point: Cal Coast Bicycles – 3020 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
When: November 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $50
> Find out out more about Bikes, Brews and Brats

The World’s Biggest Bottle Share on 30th Street

The World’s Biggest Bottle Share on 30th Street will give you and your friends the chance to make history and enjoy sharing great craft beer in the process. From Polite Provisions in Normal Heights to Hamiltons in South Park, join in an awesome chain of craft beer lovers and help San Diego earn the Guinness Book Record for the World’s Biggest Bottle Share.

Where: 30th Street between Adams and Beech, San Diego, CA
When: November 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: $20
> Find out more about the World’s Biggest Bottle Share on 30th Street

Fishing with the Brewers II

Have Monday off? Join some of San Diego’s best brewers for a day of fishing off the Shelter Island Pier. Don’t have a fishing pole? Don’t worry! Everything will be provided including a 6ft fishing pole you get to keep, hooks and weights, breakfast burrito bar, lunch, tshirt, and plenty of beer!

Where: Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle – 1776 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego CA 92106
When: November 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $70
> Find out more about Fishing with the Brewers II

Beer Garden

Wrap up San Diego Beer Week at the Beer Garden on the beautiful Arroyo Terrace overlooking Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Beer Garden brings together the best of San Diego’s breweries and chefs to celebrate the thriving craft beer movement in America’s Finest City.

Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: November 16, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 PM
Cost: $75
> Find out more about the Beer Garden

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