San Diego Beer Week's best bottle and tap lists

These events promise the week's most interesting lineups

We tap Beer Week's most promising lineups...
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San Diego Beer Week 2015 means over 500 events promising special occasion taplists. These events in particular promise the sort of beer lineups that will be hard to match the rest of the year.

Guild Fest VIP Brewers Takeover
Friday, November 6, 6 p.m.
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 North Harbor Drive, Marina
This exclusive official Beer Week kickoff party sees some of the county's best brewers showing off some of their best creations.

Barrel Aged & Rare Beer Night
Saturday, November 7, 5 p.m.
Pizza Port Ocean Beach
1956 Bacon Street, Ocean Beach, 619-224-4700
Pizza Port breaks out a special lineup of rare and barrel aged beers by some of the county's and country's best breweries.

Spontaneous Sour Saturday
Saturday, November 7, 11:30 a.m.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
2816 Historic Decatur Road #116, Liberty Station
Some of the nation's best sours will be on tap — or in bottle — as long as supplies last.

GABF Coffee Beer Brunch
Sunday, November 8, 10 a.m.
Pizza Port Ocean Beach
1956 Bacon Street, Ocean Beach, 619-224-4700
Several of San Diego's best, award-winning coffee beers will be in one place, along with breakfast pizza, during this brunch event.

Barrel Aged Beernanza + Library Reserve Series
Sunday, November 8–Monday, November 9, 11 a.m.
AleSmith Tasting Room
9990 AleSmith Court, Miramar, 858-549-9888
AleSmith's barreling program has long turned out some of the county's most special beers, and many of them will be on tap for this two-day event, along with a few vintage bottle releases.

Speedway Grand Prix
Wednesday, November 12–Friday, November 14, 11 a.m.
AleSmith Tasting Room
9990 AleSmith Court, Miramar, 858-549-9888
Pretty much every conceivable Speedway Stout variant figures to be on tap at this three-day event. Flights must be purchased in advance here.

Barrel Aged Beer and Single Barrel Whiskey Pairing
Thursday, November 12, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Seven Grand
3054 University Avenue, North Park, 619-269-8820
Seven whiskey barrel aged local beers served alongside the whiskeys that once filled those barrels.

Baja Beer Craft
Friday, November 13, 6 p.m.
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-239-0003
Reset your notion of Mexican beer by sampling nine of the breweries behind Baja's burgeoning craft beer movement at this food and beer tasting.

Battle of the Guilds
Friday, November 13, 6 p.m.
Toronado San Diego
4026 30th Street, North Park, 619-282-0456
San Diego beers take on beers from Los Angeles and San Francisco for bragging rights at this friendly competition and tasting event.

The Beer Garden
Sunday, November 15, 12 p.m.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858-453-4420
Beer Week closes in style, with beer and food tastings overlooking the pacific ocean and Torrey Pines golf course.

Get additional beer pairing brunches and dinners, cigar pairings, athletic activities, tap takeovers, and meet the brewer nights from the official San Diego Beer Week website.

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