Monday May 24th, 2010 will mark two years open for Toronado San Diego.
I stopped in just a day or two after they opened and was blown away with all the great beer and nice atmosphere. I can’t remember what I drank, but I do remember one funny thing about that night. After a few beers with a friend it was time to use the bathroom. I walked in, used the urinal and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. As I walked over to wash my hands, I looked at the mirror, and then down where the sink should be. Instead of an actual sink was a counter with a sink shape hole in it. But they had bar-goers covered, sitting on the counter was a bottle of hand sanitizer.
The next time I stopped into Toronado the sink had been installed and the place was immaculate.
The anniversary party at Toronado starts tonight at 6pm with plenty of Sierra Nevada brews on tap: Life & Limb, Wood-aged Empire Strikes Black, Bigfoot Barleywine, Fritz & Ken 30th Anniversary Stout, Dark Forces, Summerfest Lager. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale will be on tap all weekend for just $3 a pint.
That’s just the beginning though. Toronado has been saving all sorts of great beer for this weekend. Click below to see the full list of kegs they’re planning to tap throughout the weekend. And follow them on Twitter @ToronadoSD to hear what’s going on tap and when.
As the weekend progresses up to and including Monday the 24th (our actual anniversary) you will see (and drink) kegs of:
Alpine- Toronado Red, Duet, Bad Boy, O’Brien’s IPA, Hoppy Birthday & more*
Rodenbach-Grand Cru (Belgium)
Russian River Brewing- Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder, Temptation, Supplication
New Belgium- Eric’s Ale, La Folie, Tart Lychee
Pizza Port Carlsbad- Black Wave, Good Grief, Black Poochie IPA (sp?)
Ballast Point- Sculpin IPA, Victory at Sea ‘09
Stone- Imperial Russian Stout
AleSmith- Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
Kern River Brewing Co.- Citra Double IPA, Class V Stout (nitro)
Hair of the Dog- Adam
Aecht Schlenkerla- ‘Oak Smoke’ Rauchbier (Germany)
Allagash- Odyssey, Four, Confluence, Victor
Lost Abbey- Serpent’s Stout, Brandy Angel’s Share, and more*
Hollister Brewing- Hippie Kicker IPA, 3rd Anniversary Saison, and more*
Speakeasy- Brewer’s Reserve Old Godfather
Mikkeller- Beer Geek Breakfast (Denmark)
Dogfish Head- Worldwide Stout, Burton Baton
Deschutes- The Abyss ’09, Jubel 2010
North Coast- Old Rasputin XII
Koeningshoeven- Isid’or (Netherlands)
Moylan’s- Barrel-aged Blend Kiltlifter
Chimay- Tripel (Belgium)
Green Flash Brewing- 30th Street Pale Ale, Imperial Red, West Coast IPA
Baladin- Al-Ikser (Italy)
Van Honsebrouck- Cuvee du Chateau (Belgium)
De Landtsheer- Malheur 12 (Belgium)
The Bruery- Holiday Wine 45th Anniversary Porter, Hottenroth B-Weisse
Bear Republic- Racer 5 IPA
Schneider- Aventinus Eisbock, Hopfen-Weisse (Germany)
De Struise- T’sjeeses (Belgium)
D’Achouffe- N’ice Chouffe ‘08
Port Brewing- 4th Anniversary IPA
Drake’s- 1500 Pale
And casks from Pizza Port, Alpine, & Stone, and…
… and many, many, more ( *denotes a Monday-only ‘mystery’ beer) kegs to put on.