This weekend is a full week before the San Diego Beer Week Weekend Preview, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of beer to be had.
Starting this afternoon (Friday, June 4th 2010) is the 14th Annual Real Ale Festival at Pizza Port Carlsbad. From 4pm-11pm today and 11am-11pm tomorrow there will be 45 cask conditioned ales available. Admission is $30 which includes an imperial pint glass, and 8 taster tickets. Additional tasters can be purchased for $1. They say this is the largest cask conditioned ale festival on the West Coast.
Tomorrow (Saturday, June 5th 2010) Blind Lady Ale House will have Allagash Brewing Co. flights starting at 11:30am. Beers included are: White, Black, Victor, Victoria, Dubbel and Curieux. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never had a single beer from Allagash Brewing Company, but I was at BLAH the other night with some friends and four people were drinking Alagash White. I’m really hoping to make it tomorrow for this. There’s not a single beer on that list that I’m not excited to try.
Tomorrow evening, Hamilton’s Tavern and Small Bar will be hosting Weihenstephan Fest from 5-8pm during which there will be a shuttle bus running between the two bars. Small Bar will have Hefe, Lager, Festbier and Dunkel. Hamiltons will have Korbinian, Kristall Vitus, Lager and Festbier. They’ll be doing half liter keep the glass for happy hour for $5 with $3 refills. Weihenstephan Brewery is over a century old, it ought to be a fun time having so many of their beers on tap at once.