7 Must Attend Events At San Diego Beer Week 2016

It’s time for San Diego Beer Week!

In its 8th year, San Diego Beer Week is a gathering to celebrate one of the region’s most important cultural exports: craft beer. Put on by the San Diego Brewers Guild, the week’s offerings has well over 500 events.

Over the next 10 days, you’ll be treated to some of the most creative and unique ways to drink craft beer. Given no human can go to every single one, we’ve managed to put together a much more “doable” list.

To chart a path through all the hoppy, bitter, sour goodness, here are the seven events we suggest checking out:

1. San Diego Brewers Guild Festival


For about $40, you will have access to live music, thirty-minute beer school classes, and access to over 30 different breweries. With the price of the ticket, you will get a commemorative tasting cup — perfect for the unlimited beer samples.

Location: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive
Time: Saturday, November 5, 2–5pm
Cost: $40 advance, $50 day of.

2. Modern Times Beer Dinner




The hallmark of Modern Times Beer is that it’s all vegan! You can also see this philosophy at play in their coffee cafe — there’s no animal-based milk in sight. If you love Modern Times and a good meal, you be hard pressed to miss Tim Kalanko, the executive chef at Blue Bridge Hospitality and his pairing of a five-course vegetarian dinner. On the menu expect a golden pineapple-blended IPA with woodfire-roasted Belgian endive, toasted barley with white balsamic and a spiced cauliflower steak with Aurora Red IPA.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: November 7
Location: Mess Hall at Liberty Public Market, 2820 Historic Decatur Road
Price: $65 — Please call ahead.

3. Groundswell Brewing and Andrea’s Truffles Pairing


Beer + Wine + Truffles = “Wine the Heck Not?” at Next Door Craft Beer & Wine Bar.

For those of you out there who can’t handle a whole week of BEER, but perhaps have a spouse who can and will, we have an event for the both of you!

“Wine the Heck Not?” will give you the chance to pair Andrea’s delicious chocolate truffles with beer OR wine.

For only $45, you can indulge in four truffle pairings AND still enjoy all of Next Door’s lineup and tastes from our tap list.Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: November 9th
Location: Next Door Craft Beer & Wine Bar, 7235 El Cajon Boulevard, College Grove, San Diego 92115
Price: $45 — RSVP here.

4. The New Kids Brewery & Distillery Welcoming Party


The New Kids was designed to highlight some of the newest local breweries and distilleries that our city has to offer in an intimate setting (only 350 guests).

This allows guests a chance to ask any and all questions from a representative that they may not get in a large festival setting.


  • 32 North Brewing
  • Abnormal Beer Co.
  • Bitter Brothers Brewing Co.
  • Bay City Brewing Company
  • Burning Beard Brewing Co.
  • Division 23 Brewing
  • Garage Brewing Co.
  • Home Brewing Co.
  • Little Miss Brewing
  • Longship Brewery
  • Magnetic Brewing
  • North Park Beer Company
  • NOVO Brazil Brewing
  • Pure Project
  • Resident Brewing


  • Henebery Celebrated Whiskey
  • Liberty Call Distilling

Time: 6pm -10pm
Date: November 10th
Location: Marina Village – Baja Room, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego CA 92109
Price: $30, use promo code SDBW to save $5

5. BYOBIB Beer and Seafood Boil at Coronado Brewing


Beer and Seafood Boil at the Tasting Room at Coronado Brewing…it doesn’t getting much better than that!

Bring Your Own Bib! (or use one of ours)

The team at Big Front Door will be serving up a variety of specially prepared fresh seafood for your tasting pleasure on Friday night. Event features specially paired beer flights to complement the fresh coastal flavors.

Time: 5 p.m until we run out!
Date: November 11th
Location: Coronado Brewing Company Tasting Room, 1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego CA 92110
No tickets needed!

6. The Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines


There is no better setting for the closing event of San Diego Beer Week than on the Arroyo Terrace of the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

The Beer Garden brings together the best of San Diego’s breweries and local chefs to celebrate the craft beer movement. With 28 breweries and 14 chefs, Beer Garden is a truly unique and delicious beer and food pairing event. Each admission includes unlimited tasters of beer and food.

The event benefits Chef Celebration Foundation and San Diego Brewers Guild.

Time: 12-3 p.m.
Date: November 13th
Location: The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road  La Jolla, CA 92037
Price: $85 — Click here for tickets.

7. Duckfoot Beer + Nomad Macaron Pairing


Duckfoot has partnered with Nomad Donuts to bring you a rad Beer & Macaron pairing!

Don’t be fooled by this pretty Parisian pastry, with flavors like Chocolate Rosemary Bacon and Orange Coffee it’s the perfect counterpart to a flight of frothy brews. Nomad is stopping by with 5 different macarons hand-picked to compliment 5 of our beers, all included in one flight of pairings.

Time: 2 p.m.
Date: November 13th
Location: Duckfoot Brewing, 8920 Kenamar Dr Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92121
Price: $20 — Get tickets by November 11th here.

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