Thursday, Jan 13:
Celebrate American Craft Pilsners with Doug Hasker of Gordon Biersch and Lee Chase of Automatic Brewing Co. Blind Lady Ale House will have a flight of six American craft pilsners (Avery Joe’s Pils, Green Flash Fizzy Yellow Beer, Victory Prima Pils, Victory Braumeister Pils, Sudwerk Pils, and Gordon Biersch Pils) from 5pm-Midnight with Doug and Lee hosting a discussion at 5:30pm.
Alpine Beer Co. isn’t especially known for their dark beers which often get overshadowed by their stellar hoppy beers, that’s not to say the dark beers aren’t good (they are) which is why O’Brien’s Pub is calling Thursday Alpine Noir Night with Odin’s Raven Imperial Stout, Token Imperial Porter and Captain Stout on draft and Token Imperial Porter with toasted coconut and rum-soaked oak chips on cask.
Friday, Jan 14:
Didn’t get enough of Alpine Beer Co. at O’Brien’s last night? Hamilton’s hosts them for Firkin Friday. They’ll have Captain Stout with Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Chai on cask with other Alpine beers on draft.
Saturday, Jan 15:
Pizza Port Carlsbad will be focusing on barrel aged beers at their Barrel Blast. From 1-5pm $30 gets you a custom glass and 5 3oz pours with additional pours only $1. They’ll have 20-30 barrel aged beers available. Sounds like a great way to try some of the more rare and expensive beers without too much hassle.
If you’d rather take home some barrel-aged beer in a bottle stop by The Lost Abbey for the release of 2011 Angel’s Share (aged in Brandy barrels). 375ml corked bottles are $15 and there’s no limit. The Lost Abbey is open 12-6pm.
Sunday, Jan 16:
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Monday, Jan 17:
If your cupboard is over flowing with beer glasses or Racer 5 just isn’t your thing Toronado has local beers for $3 from 6pm-Close.
Tuesday, Jan 18:
Ladies, check out Chicks for Beer at the High Dive is hosting Coronado Brewing Company this month. $25 gets you 5 tasters, a drink of your choice and food pairings in a relaxed women only environment.
If that’s not your thing, Small Bar will have a Duvel Green Keep the Glass night. I haven’t had Duvel Green but I’ve heard some good things.
Wednesday, Jan 19:
Third Wednesday of the month means it’s time for the monthly SD DrinkAbout. A free shuttle runs between Hamilton’s Tavern, The Station, Ritual Tavern, Blind Lady Ale House, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado and Sea Rocket Bistro from about 7-11pm. Many of the bars/restaurants have specials for the night.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines will host Ballast Point Brewing Co. in another installment of their Craft Beer Dinner Series. Colby Chandler from Ballast Point will bring some of his famous chili pepper beers to pair with food from chef Kyle Bergman. They’ll have Bloody Abandon Ship Smoked Lager, Smokin’ Hot Habanero Sculpin IPA, Smoked Chipotle Cocoa Nib Black Marlin Porter and a few more. The full menu can be seen here.
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