Grand openings and a thirst-inducing documentary

Craft beer happenings for May 14-18

THIS JUST IN: Sorrento Valley Beer Festival — SOLD OUT.
  • THIS JUST IN: Sorrento Valley Beer Festival — SOLD OUT.

Friday, May 15

Stone Liberty Station two-year anniversary celebration: The Decatur Road wing of Stone's brewing empire celebrates two years all day Friday with a deep roster of brewed-on-site beers, including a special 2nd Anniversary brew. Stone World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Road #116, San Diego, CA 92106, 11:30am-10pm

Sorrento Valley Beer Festival: A first year "celebration of the art and science of craft beer," small enough to sell out fast (and soon after this copy was turned in, it was learned that the fest has sold out –Ed.). For the lucky ones, $35 will include tasting coupons for several local brewers in attendance. Also live music and food trucks. 10427 Roselle St., San Diego, CA 92121, 5-8:30pm

Saturday, May 16

Cellar 3 grand opening: Green Flash makes its presence felt in Poway, opening a large new facility devoted to its new line of beers that will test the limits of barrel-aging and yeast experimentation. Along with an inaugural cask-tapping ceremony, festivities will include hourly tours from 1-5 and live music beginning at 7. Cellar 3, 12260 Crosthwaite Circle Poway, CA 92064, 12-10pm

Craft Beer Block at North Park Festival of the Arts: A Waypoint Public–curated beer-tasting event associated with the annual street fest, featuring more than two dozen breweries. $20 lets you taste 13 of them. 3076 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104, 11am-6pm

Division 23 grand opening: Official tasting-room launch of Miramar's newest brewery, started by a couple of local home-brewers plus a head brewer with experience working at Widmer and Bear Republic. There will be pizza. Division 23, 7408 Trade St San Diego, CA 92121, 12-7pm

Sunday, May 17

Kings of the Craft Preview & Beer Tasting: Stone Liberty Station will host a preview of Kings of the Craft, a six-part documentary telling the story of San Diego craft brewing due to air on KPBS later this spring. $35 admission includes tasting flight, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Stone World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Road #116, San Diego, CA 92106, 5-7pm

Brew Rendezvous: Sixteen local brewers will be serving beer alongside food provided by a dozen local restaurants using ingredients sourced by local farms at this event to benefit Community Health Improvement Partners. $60 at the door to enjoy many food and beer pairings. SILO at Maker's Quarter, 1050 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, 1-4pm

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