San Diego Beer Week…
That’s like “Wisconsin Cheese Week,” “Minnesota Lake Week,” or “Washington D.C. Really Old Monument Week…”.
It’s the best of the best, the creme de la creme. If you love San Diego beer as much as we do, you can’t help but get happy. We start to get excited each and every November when San Diego Beer Week rolls into town, and this November 6 – 15 is no exception. Here’s the down and dirty on our plans for the week. Come out and see us for some great beer:
Friday | November 6
VIP Brewer Takeover | The best brewers in town come out for this one, the official kick-off event for San Diego Beer Week. Taste some of the best beers in San Diego, all while collectively celebrating the fact that San Diego is the Capital of Craft. Support the San Diego Brewers Guild. Wear your party pants.
Societe vs. Noble Ale Works at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern | We have a hate-hate relationship with our friends from up North at Noble Ale Works. Join our Brewery Curator — Doug Constantiner — and the Head Brewer from Noble — Evan Price — as they throw down over beers at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern out on the back IPA bar. It’s all actually just a part of our secret plan to get Noble to send beer for us to drink during Beer Week.
Saturday | November 7
SD Brewers Guild Festival | As far as we’re concerned this is the best beer festival in San Diego. Every year, this is one you don’t want to miss. Join us for a day of all-San Diego breweries, all-San Diego brewers, and all-San Diego beers. All together in one awesome spot on the Broadway Pier. It’s like Christmas for San Diego beer geeks.
Monday | November 9
Fishing with the Brewers at Fathom Bistro | Catch some breakfast, lunch, beers, and maybe some fish with a few of San Diego’s best brewers. Sip a beer and cast your rod (they’ll hook you up with a fishing rod and bait and tackle when you buy your ticket) off the Shelter Island pier with us.
Industry Night at Societe | This is our big fat awesome THANK YOU to the people who make this industry such an amazing one here in San Diego. If you’re employed by a San Diego Brewers Guild Brewery Member or Allied Pub Member, bring your pay-stub to Societe and enjoy $1 beers all night from 6pm – close. You work hard for San Diego beer, so come enjoy one with us. Chef Hanis from Carnitas Snack Shack will be here, too, with food available for purchase.
Tuesday | November 10
Societe Brunch at Crushed | Not quite halfway through Beer Week, but we’ll be ready to ‘crush it’ with brunch on Tuesday at Crushed in Pacific Beach. Tapas and beers and hanging out with us, and re-charge for the rest of Beer Week.
Pink Boots Society at Societe | We’re hosting a Pink Boots Society Meetup for the San Diego Chapter. If you are a Pink Boots member (or an eligible member), join us at 6pm for an evening of craft beer and camaraderie. Paige McWey, the Executive Administrator for the San Diego Brewers Guild, and Claudia Faulk from Aztec Brewing Company are the scheduled keynote speakers.
Wednesday | November 11
CUCINA enoteca Beer Dinner | The ladies of Societe Brewing Company invite you to an evening of revelry and gluttony. In celebration of San Diego Beer Week, enjoy five Societe Beers with CUCINA inspired faire. We’ll be on hand to talk beer and food with y’all, with interactive food and beer pairing stations. Come out on Wednesday night at 6:30pm for a great time.
Thursday| November 12
Hamilton’s 7th Fling | One of our absolute favorite annual beer week events, the Hamilton’s and Green Flash Fling. The “Societe Flingers” will be out throwing disc, drinking beers, and having a killer time. Come join the fun.
Friday | November 13
Churchill’s Pub & Grille Beer Dinner with Societe Brewing | Church is one of our favorite North County spots for a beer dinner, and with rabbit, boar, gator, and duck on the menu, this is sure to be a wild one.
Battle of the Guilds at Toronado | It’s the traditional Beer Week throwdown. You’ve got the San Francisco Brewers Guild, the Los Angeles Brewers Guild, and the hometown heroes, the San Diego Brewers Guild, all under one roof and all up on one beer board. 15 beers from each Guild, representing the very best that that region has to offer. You pick your favorite beer of the night and you vote for the best Guild. We plan to bring it strong and bring home the Gold Keg to San Diego. Come party with us at Toro.
Saturday | November 14
Societe Up the Hill at Alpine Beer Company | It’s no secret that we love Alpine Beer Company. We wind down Beer Week up the hill at the new pub. Lookout for three special small plates of food to pair up with Societe and Alpine beers. Better yet, grab yourself a muffin tray with tasters of both. We’ll be out there at noon and hanging around all day, with Societe glassware to give away to the first few folks who give us a hi-five. Drink Alpine Ale or Go To Bed!
Benchmark, Fall, and Societe Cornhole Tourny at Rabbit Hole | This past summer we teamed up with the fine folks at Benchmark Brewing Company and the cool kids at Fall Brewing for the 2015 Summer Solstice Ale Trail. We’re getting the band back together, only this time we’re going toe-to-toe in a good old fashioned cornhole tournament. Come out and cheer us on as we throw bags against teams from these other two great San Diego breweries.
Sunday | November 15
The Beer Garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines | The preeminent food and beer event in San Diego, it’s the Beer Garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. This year we’re paired up with Chef Amy DiBaise from Tidal, as well as the new kids on the block over at Duck Foot Brewing Company. 12 Chefs, 24 breweries, 1 amazing experience. Don’t miss this.
Monday | November 16
Nap Time | Sleep is a good thing.