The craft beer scene in San Diego is undeniably amazing, drawing in beer enthusiasts from around the country! Every month there are amazing brewery events and this month is no exception. Read on to discover what’s new in the world of San Diego craft beer.
Bagby Beer Co. has already got it in the Bag
This brand new Oceanside brewery has just begun the process of building and remodeling. While they’re not slated to open until the end of the year, they’re already attracting a lot of attention. In January, right after starting construction, they woke up to find their brand new building covered in graffiti. What did they find written on it? “Cancer Can’t Kill Me” sprayed in giant blue and yellow letters. However, once owners Jeff and DandeBagby discovered the story behind the mural they decided to keep it as a tribute. The taggers were friends of a man named Kenny, who was living out his last days with terminal cancer. Not only did the Bagbys decide to keep the mural as a permanent installment, but they also hosted a small memorial after Kenny recently passed.
Waypoint Public kicks off their Brewery Series
Waypoint Public, a newish bistro and beer bar in North Park, is kicking off their new beer dinner series this week with Lost Abbey. The 9-course dinner will be paired with specially made Lost Abbey beers and seating is limited to 25 people. If you don’t make it this week, count on making reservations for one of their other six scheduled dinners through September. Unpack at your budget hotel near the San Diego airport and then call Waypoint to make your reservation before they sell out (and they will sell out)!
Rip Currant Brewing Celebrates 1 Year
This highly acclaimed San Marcos Brewery will be celebrating its 1st Birthday this weekend with lots and lots of delicious beer. Their 1st Anniversary Party will take place this Friday and Saturday and their tasting room will be closed off to everyone except party ticket holders. Your ticket it good for one five-hour brewery session where you can drink up your ten 5oz tasters and then go home with limited release, hand bottled 22oz beer.
Beer & Food Pairings at SDMM BEERology
The San Diego Museum of Man has been showcasing one of man’s finest achievements over the past few months: beer. The beer exhibit, called BEERology, is running now through the end of summer. Not only do you get to learn about the history of beer but you can also taste various local brews at their tasting events. The next get-together is on March 20th for “Flavors in Harmony: Pairing Beer and Food.” Peruse the museum with a pint and learn how to match your dinner menu with the best brew. The SDMM is located in Balboa Park next to the San Diego Zoo. For more information on the San Diego Zoo and the surrounding area, click here!
So many beer events, so little time! Make sure that you pencil some of these craft beer experiences into your schedule during your San Diego vacation. It will also be helpful to book a cheap San Diego hotel room in a centralized location. Marina Inn and Suites is located right along the beautiful PCH near downtown San Diego, making it easy to access all of the above hot spots. To ask about our discounts or to book a room, call us today at 1-800-571-2933!