October Craft Beer Events
This month's best beer events in San Diego
Posted Monday, October 1, 2012, 08:39AM
The cover of IPA by Mitch Steele
October 2: Beer for Boobs Happy Hour
98 Bottles, Little Italy, 6 to 9 p.m.
You’ve seen them at beer festivals, brewery pint nights and, of course, walking about San Diego. Now, party down with the Beer For Boobs Komen 3-Day crew at this spirited fundraising social featuring a unique pink beer, craft brews and cocktails, eats and a silent auction stocked with everything from Chargers tickets to beer tours and certificates for local hotels, restaurants and spas.
October 4: IPA Book Signing
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido, 5 p.m.
The folks at Stone know so much about IPAs they could write a book. In fact, one of them has. In his fresh-off-the-press ode to the India pale ale, brewmaster-turned-author Mitch Steele explores every facet of beer drinkers’ favorite acronymic thirst quencher. Be one of the first to get your hands on his ale-inspired prose while shaking hands with him on his hoppy home turf.
October 6: Oktoberfest
For one Saturday, seemingly everybody will be in the O-fest spirit. Don your steins and lederhosen at numerous beery venues including Hamilton’s Tavern, Small Bar, Monkey Paw Pub and, of course, Karl Strauss. You can go with IPAs, other West Coast ales or Belgian-style brews, but these celebrations are perfect opportunities to taste lesser-quaffed, malty Germanic offerings.
October 13: 2nd Anniversary
Iron Fist Brewing Company, Vista, 12 to 6 p.m.
Over the last two years, Vista has developed a real soft spot for its hard-handed Belgium- and barrel-fueled resident brewery, allowing it to expand and become the suds-saturated area’s premier beer manufacturer. There’ll be live music, food trucks and specialty glassware, plus a variety of specialty beers will be available, including one brewed specifically for this event.
October 19-21: 20th Anniversary Week
Live Wire, North Park
Two decades ago, the term “craft beer” was unheard of and actual craft beer was barely seen in San Diego, but there were a few pioneering spots putting it on-tap and winning over future brewers, bar owners and consumers in the process. Key among them was this venerable bar, which continues to shine a light on exceptional beer while delivering a kick-ass dive experience.
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