1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido
December 11 | FiftyFifty Eclipse Release: A beer release is almost always a special affair, but the wow factor of this highly coveted barrel-aged imperial stout from Truckee, California’s FiftyFifty Brewing Company and brewers' presence at this, the first unveiling of this year’s vintage, make this an extra special event. | Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, 6 p.m.
1521 30th Street, South Park
December 14 | Second Saturday: On the second Saturday of every month, Hamilton’s Tavern owners Scot and Karen Blair invite a brewery they are fans of to take center stage with their beery delights. Themed and plentiful food spreads are put out to sop up specialty suds. This month’s invitee, AleSmith, figures to pack in those pining for brew from one of San Diego’s best. | Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th Street, South Park, 1 p.m.
6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Mira Mesa
December 16 | Green Flash Supper Club: An interesting trio of culinarians will descend on Green Flash Brewing Company to cook up beer-paired edibles right at the brewery. That group includes a locally famous mobile gastronomist, Pizza Port founder Vince Marsaglia, Toronado San Diego exec chef Nate Soroko, and chef Samantha Parker from Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen. | Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Mira Mesa, 6:30 p.m.
Other Notable Happenings
- Dec. 11, 7 p.m.: Drink The Point, Various Locations, Point Loma & Ocean Beach
- Dec. 12-14: Christmas Beer Weekend, O’Brien’s Pub, Kearny Mesa
- Dec. 14, 7 p.m.: Rip Current Tap Takeover, Coaster Saloon, Mission Beach
Disclosure: In addition to his work as a journalist, Brandon Hernández is employed by Stone Brewing Co.