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We took some much needed time off after San Diego Beer Week but now that thing have calmed down, and livers are functioning normally again, we’re back in the swing of things. Many bars are starting to tap holiday ales this week, it’s going to be a busy and fun December!

Thursday, Dec 2:

Stop into Eleven for happy hour. They’ll have Green Flash Brewing Co.’s 8th Anniversary IPA on tap for $5 and you get to take the glass home with ya.

Friday, Dec 3:

The 14th Annual Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival is happening Friday and Saturday. They’ll have over 75 beers all over 8% alcohol on tap. The Friday afternoon VIP session is sold out, but tickets for Friday evening (4pm-11pm) and Saturday (11am-11pm) will be sold at the door. $30 gets you a taster glass and 8 4oz tasters with additional tastes for $1. Don’t plan on driving after this one. Get a hotel room in Carlsbad or take public transit, these are some seriously strong beers.

Hamilton’s Tavern will be tapping Ingrid’s One in Eight a collaboration between Coronado Brewing Co. and Ballast Point Brewing Co. for their Firkin Friday. They’ll have it on cask with Grand Marnier oak chips and extra cocoa nibs as well as the regular version on draft.

Saturday, Dec 4:

The Ocean Beach Holiday Parade is happening at5pm, and Pizza Port Ocean Beach is tapping holiday ales to celebrate all day long. Featured Beers include St. Bernardus Christmas, Gouden Carolus Noel, Anchor Christmas Ale 2010, Alaskan Winter and more.

The Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival is going on all day Saturday if you didn’t get enough the night before.

Sunday, Dec 5:

What’s going on Sunday? Grab a pint at your local bar or pick up a bomber at the liquor store. If you know of a beer-centric event email us events@sandiegobeerblog.com

Monday, Dec 6:

Every monday night is local pint night at Toronado. Local beers are just $3

We haven’t had Coronado Brewing Co.’s Winter Brew yet, but Eleven is featuring it on Monday for happy hour. $4 pints, $3 refills and you get to keep the glass.

Tuesday, Dec 7:

It’s Brewdog night at Small Bar. They’ll have Brewdog glassware and the following beers on tap: BASHAH, Dogma, Punk IPA, 5am Saint, Paradox (isle of arran),Black Dog Stout and Hardcore IPA.

Wednesday, Dec 8:

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is hosting a Holiday Beer Pairing dinner. $55 for food and beer, check out the menu on their website.

Once a month San Diego Citybeat hosts a beer club at a local bar. The venue changes every month, sign up on their website to get the venue info. For December they’re doing a full on holiday party. As always they’ll have $1 beers (no word on what beer/breweries) and local holiday gifts for sale. The Beer Club events are always fun. Get on the list by signing up on their website.

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