By now, everyone knows San Diego is one of the best and most exciting beer cities in the country. What once seemed like a landscape solely for insiders is now the worst-kept beer secret in America as an endless slew of breweries try to mimic every move that Stone or Green Flash makes. (To no avail!)
While the beer scene is no longer solely ours, the explosion of breweries in town has resulted in a veritable shit-ton of beer festivals and tastings seemingly every weekend in San Diego. With half the year already down, here are the beer events you shouldn't miss for the rest of 2016.
Sample more than 100 beers from over 40 breweries in an atmosphere that can only be explained as a craft beer comic book come to life. You’ll be supporting the Warrior Foundation - Freedom Station at the same time you're dressed incognito.
Celebrate two decades of Stone Brewing leading the San Diego beer scene with a bunch of re-releases of some crowd favorites, including the 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (!!) and the 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale (!!!!).
Don’t be one of those high-strung San Diegans who's ambivalent about rolling south of the border. Tijuana has an emerging craft beer and art scene; show our neighbors some respect and sample their offerings.