San Diego is about to be taken over by craft beer. For 10 days, breweries, bars, restaurants, and hotels across the county will participate in the first-ever San Diego Beer Week November 6-15, 2009. San Diego Beer Week is sponsored by the non-profit San Diego Brewers Guild with the goal of promoting the region’s thriving craft beer scene. America’s Finest City was recently named the top beer city in the country by Men’s Journal and San Diego Beer Week is sure to justify the claim.
“We already have more than 200 beer events planned throughout the county,” says Colby Chandler, SDBG president. Events run the gamut from beer dinners, cask nights, barrel aged tastings, to learn-to-brew classes and beer education seminars. “We really encouraged our local breweries to think outside the box and create engaging and interesting events,” says Colby.
The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival VIP session will kick-off Beer Week this Friday, November 6, 2009 at the World Beat Center in Balboa Park. The festival has sold-out for the past three years and this year the event will feature an additional two sessions on Saturday, November 7, 2009. “With so many great events planned, we wanted to offer the option of a daytime session so people can experience the Guild Festival and still attend other events at night,” says Colby. The Guild Festival will feature 80 beers all brewed in San Diego, as well as food prepared by Allied Members of the Guild. Admission includes 10 beer samples, complimentary food, live music, and a souvenir tasting glass. Tickets and more information can be found at www.sandiegobrewersguild.com.
Chef Celebration of San Diego Beers will wrap up the Beer Week festivities at the Irwin Jacob Hall on Sunday, November 15, 2009. The event is hosted by two non-profit groups, the San Diego Brewers Guild and Chef Celebration. The event will feature sixteen local chefs pairing food with eight San Diego breweries. Guests will enjoy all-you-can eat pairings of gourmet food with local craft beer. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, live music, and three beer seminars presented by local brewers and chefs. More information and tickets can be found at http://sdbw.org/events/2009-11-15/chef-celebration-of-san-diego-beers/.
For information about San Diego Beer Week, including a complete list of events, sponsors, public transportation, and accommodation specials, please visit the official website, http://sdbw.org.
About San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Beer Week is sponsored by the non-profit San Diego Brewers Guild with the goal of promoting San Diego’s thriving craft beer culture by hosting a ten-day countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for San Diego’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. For more information and a current list of events, visit sdbw.org and sandiegobrewersguild.org. Cheers.