1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido
12 Brewers, 12 Casks, 12 Mallets: Drop in on a simultaneous tapping of a dozen specialty casks of familiar Stone Brewing Co. beers augmented by myriad ingredients including blueberries, heather, elderflowers, Thai chilies, milk sugar, black limes, watermelon, and Vietnamese coffee. | Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, 5 p.m.
3790 Via De La Valle #301, Del Mar
Rip Current Beer Dinner: Upstart San Marcos operation, Rip Current Brewing Company, is teaming with Del Mar’s new Sublime Tavern for a three-course, economically priced menu including beer chowder, flatiron steak, and sea salt caramel chocolate cake. | Sublime Tavern, 3790 Via De La Valle, #301, Del Mar, 5 p.m.
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
A Night of Craft Beer, Food Pairing, Education and Interaction: Join Ballast Point, Mike Hess Brewing, Modern Times Beer, and Saint Archer Brewery for a night at the popular Bottled & Kegged exhibit with unlimited pours, gourmet food pairings, and education. | San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, Balboa Park, 6 p.m.
2750 Dewey Road, Building 193, Liberty Station
Beer Dinner with Mike Hess Brewing: Seven courses of decadent food including numerous burgers, garlicky vampire dip, and a bacon brownie, plus specialty brews from Hess including Magna Cucerbita, a pumpkin beer better known as “The Great Pumpkin.” | Slater’s 50/50, 2750 Dewey Road, #193, Liberty Station, 6 p.m.
Note: All of the events above can be found on the official San Diego Beer Week site.
Disclosure: In addition to his work as a staff writer for the Reader, Brandon Hernández is also a communications specialist for Stone Brewing Co. However, his recommendation of the aforementioned event organized by the company is provided independent of that employment relationship.