Annual San Diego Beer Week Is Back For Its 15th Year
The 15th Annual San Diego Beer Week, presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild, will take place November 3-12 at breweries, bars, and restaurants throughout San Diego County.
The celebration of the local independent craft beer industry begins with a virtual kick-off toast at all Brewers Guild member locations on Friday, November 3 at 7:30PM.
Individual breweries will host events and have beer specials throughout Beer Week, all of which are posted on the Brewers Guild’s calendar.
For the seventh time, a Capital of Craft IPA collaboration beer will be released for Beer Week. This year’s edition brought together the following breweries:
- Modern Times Beer (Host)
- 3 Punk Ales Brewing Co.
- Dog Leg Brewing Co.
- GOAL. Brewing
- Kilowatt Brewing
- Northern Pine Brewing
- Seek Beer Co.
The West Coast Capital of Craft IPA (6.5% ABV) is being made with HS Grove, Nelson, and Centennial hops, and it will be available on draft and in cans at all Guild member breweries throughout Beer Week.
New for San Diego Beer Week 2023
New for Beer Week in 2023 is “The Guild on the Street” happy hour series, featuring Fowler and Brewers Guild board members who will visit breweries to mix and mingle with patrons. Beer industry insights – local, national, and international – will be shared, along with prizes being given out, at the following locations:
- Friday, November 3 | Eppig Brewing (Vista) | 3:30PM – 7:30PM
- Saturday, November 4 | Pure Project (North Park) | 12PM – 4PM
- Monday, November 6 | AleTales Taproom (East Village) | 5PM – 8PM
- Tuesday, November 7 | 3 Punk Ales (Chula Vista) | 6PM – 9PM
- Wednesday, November 8 | Deft Brewing (Bay Park) | 5PM – 8PM
- Thursday, November 9 | O’Brien’s Pub (Kearny Mesa) | 6PM – 9PM
- Saturday, November 11 | Embolden Beer Co. (Miramar) | 1PM – 4PM
“Beer Week at its core is about quality craft beer and the great community of brewers and beer geeks in San Diego. That will never change,” Fowler said. “We hope San Diegans and visitors alike will still go out and support their favorite breweries and beer bars, as well as ones they haven’t yet visited. That said, we look forward to returning to a more grandiose Beer Week in the fall of 2024.”
For the opening night virtual toast, photos being posted to social media platforms should use the hashtags #SDBeer, #SDBeerWeek, and #SDBW.
The Capital of Craft™
San Diego County is known as The Capital of Craft™, a moniker that was trademarked in 2015. San Diego has the most craft brewery locations among all counties in the United States with more than 150. The Brewers Guild, which celebrated its 26th anniversary this summer, was founded in 1997 with 15 breweries.
San Diego Brewers Guild is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization that promotes local small businesses and entrepreneurs of craft beer via education, events, and community involvement.
See you there, San Diego!