Beer Week 2012 Schedule!

Here’s our lineup of events for San Diego Beer Week 2012. Check back periodically for updates. We hope you will join us for some of these celebrations. All events are free to attend.

In case you’re interested, last year I posted an anecdote about the origin of San Diego Beer Week on my personal blog, here.


Serious Madness 5.0 with Mad River Brewing
Saturday November 3
at the Linkery

Join us for the 5th (yes, we’ve been doing this since before Beer Week started) edition of our massive party with Blue Lake, California’s Mad River Brewing, also featuring food pairings from our chef Keith Adams.

Beer lineup:
cask: Steelhead Extra Pale with Crystal Hops
cask: Flor de Jamaica (pale ale infused with dried Hibiscus flowers).
Rorschach 21st Anniversary Double Brown Ale
John Barleycorn (not barrel aged)
Bourbon Barrel aged Steelhead Stout-in stock now
Mad River double IPA
Steelhead XPA
Jamaica Red
Scotch Porter
Mad River Stout

The 4th Annual Green Flash Smokeout
Sunday, November 4th
at the Linkery

Join us for the 4th Annual Green Flash Smokeout, featuring a tap takeover by Green Flash and a feast of smoked meats and sausages at the Linkery. Green Flash brewer and 30th Street icon Chuck Silva will be in the house, natch. For food, enjoy pastured chickens, grass-fed beef, Berkshire pork and house made sausages, all cooked over local oak. It’s a Sunday, so we’ll also have some brunchy items and football (with sound) on television. This event is a great time every year. Beer list for this event is:

Cedar Plank Pale Ale (cask)
Silva Stout GABF Silver
Lil’ Freak
Friendship Brew
Candela Rye Barleywine
East Village Pilsner
West Coast IPA
Hop Head Red
Serrano Stout
Belgian Blonde
Cedar Plank Pale Ale (draft)

Cerveceria Wendlandt in San Diego
Monday, November 5th
at El Take It Easy

Ensenada’s favorite taproom/brewpub/gastropub sets up shop on 30th Street for one nite. We’ll be offering food selections from their menu, and brewmaster/proprietor Eugenio Romero-Wendlandt will be on hand pouring his favorite San Diego brews plus a locally brewed version of one of his beers.

Monday, November 5th and Tuesday November 6th
at the Linkery

Join us as we offer some unique and fun beers from our cellar, that we save every year for this event. Beers TBA.

We’ll Make Manhattans: Green Flash Rye Barleywine Party
Tuesday, November 6th
at El Take It Easy

Green Flash Brewmaster Chuck Silva will be celebrating the release of his collaboration brew with Cigar City: Candelas rye barleywine. Green Flash is conditioning a cask of Candelas with vermouth-inspired ingredients to create a Manhattanish version of the beer, we’ll have regular Candelas on draft, and beyond that we’ll making some actual rye whiskey Manhattans, all in the name of research. And deliciousness. Other Green Flash beers on tap include Cedar Plank Pale Ale, East Village Pilsner, and Belgian Blonde.

VEGANIZED 3 with Hess Brewing
Wednesday November 7th
at El Take It Easy

Join us for a 3-course vegan meal by Chef Max Bonacci for $20, paired with beers from nanobrewery Hess Brewing (beers optional/extra)

first course / little gem salad / marinated kale / garbanzo sprouts / roasted squash dressing / vienna cream ale
second course / pumpkin polenta / pistachios / ensenada olive oil / sherry reduction / alt bier
third course / pomegranate-pumpkin sorbet / lemon / mint tonic / ficus dark belgian ale

Bivalves and Belgians, Lost Abbey Style
Wednesday, November 7th
at the Linkery

Our regular Wednesday features of local clams & mussels for $10, and our beef tallow fries, get joined by $4 pours of Lost Abbey’s beloved Belgian-style drafts. Lost Abbey selections include:
Cuvee de Tomme
Red Barn
Avant Garde

Plus we’ll have several other beers on draft and cask.

Cismontane Brewing Tap Takeover and Pairings
Friday, November 9th
at the Linkery

Our friends at Cismontane break through the Orange Curtain to share their awesome beers with San Diego. Featuring optional pairings by Linkery chef Keith Adams.

Beer lineup:
cask: La Crema
cask: Coulter IPA
cask: The Citizen (California Common Ale)
Session Saison
Buckwheat Oktoberfest
Nopal de Trigo
Oaked Dos Cone Es
Blacks Dawn Stout
Coulter IPA
The Citizen
Blacks Nocturne (bottles)

3rd Annual Lagers & Spirits with Ballast Point and Friends
Friday, November 9th
at El Take It Easy

Lagers! We love them, and we wish there were more of them. Tonite, we’ll have a passel on all our taps at El Take It Easy, mostly from our friends at Ballast Point…plus, cocktails featuring Ballast Point’s awesome gin and rums. Beer list from Ballast will include:
Fathom India Pale Lager
Longfin Lager
Pescadero Pils
Smokescreen Smoked Helles
JalapeƱo Smokescreen

Societe Brewing Pairings
Saturday, November 10th
at the Linkery

San Diego’s new all-star brewery has made a huge splash this year with the quality of their beers, and we are grateful to be hosting a pairings nite with them to close out Beer Week 2012. Come check out their amazing beers, and enjoy how marvelously they pair with our handcrafted local cuisine. Beers include The Apprentice, The Pupil, The Dandy, The Harlot, The Debutante, The Widow, and The Butcher.

All beers available by themselves or with pairings, pairings available a la carte. Event goes from 11am to midnite.