August 7 | PB Craft Crawl: No community is more primed for a pub crawl than Pacific Beach. But thanks to the teaming of several selective watering holes in and around PB, crawlers now have the chance to enjoy a tour of like-minded imbibers over craft beer and benefit from a geographic footprint that spans into Bay Park. Extra acreage and better beer. Wining! | Various Locations, Pacific Beach & Bay Park, 7 p.m.
4095 30th Street, North Park
August 8 | Meet the Brewer Night: Chuck Silva, the brewmaster of Green Flash Brewing Company is a man of the people who enjoys time spent talking craft beer with fans, especially over good food. Chat with him over cask-conditioned Green Flash Symposium IPA and fresh-shucked oysters and farm-to-table fare from Ritual Kitchen executive chef Kyle Bergman. | Ritual Kitchen, 4095 30th Street, North Park, 6 p.m.
1936 Quivira Way, Pacific Beach
August 10 | Beer-Con: In its third year, this craft beer convention brings craft beer industry insiders together with the general public to discuss the business of brewing and the culture of beer. Numerous panels will be held (including an assembly of beer journalists including yours truly) along with opportunities to indulge in thoughtful beer consumption at a “Tap Heaven.” | Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, Mission Beach, 9 a.m.
1492 North Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego
August 11 | Ballast Point Anniversary Party: It’s been years since Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits threw an anniversary event—they’ve been way too busy growing, adding on venues, getting their beer on in a big way at PETCO Park and adding on an award-winning distilling element. Now, however, it’s time to celebrate all that advancement in grand style. | San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, Downtown, 1 p.m.
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