155 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido
November 21 | Time Machine Beer Dinner: One has beer, but no on-site food. The other has a kitchen, but is having trouble keeping its house beers in stock. What to do? Join forces to prepare a four-course dinner at the hot new Plan 9 Alehouse brewpub with beers from Ramona’s first and only brewery ChuckAlek Independent Brewers. Problem solved most admirably. | Plan 9 Alehouse, 155 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, 6 p.m.
1521 30th Street, South Park
November 22 | Firkin Friday: It’s an end-of-week tradition at Hamilton’s Tavern—beer served real ale-style from a firkin (a small wooden cask). This week’s offering is particularly special, a version of Green Flash Brewing Company’s 11th Anniversary Double Dry-Hopped West Coast IPA that’s sure to be brimming over with resinous, piney hop presence. | Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th Street, South Park, 3 p.m.
2990 Jamacha Road #120, Rancho San Diego
November 23 | AleSmith Brewers Dinner: Beer dinners have become commonplace in suds-soaked San Diego. They vary in quality, but when you start with beers from AleSmith (voted best for beer quality in the San Diego Beer News Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries), you can be sure you’re in for something special. This five-course pairing will include the brewery’s fantastic Old Ale, Winter YuleSmith and Speedway Stout. | Press Box Sports Lounge, 2990 Jamacha Road, Suite
120, El Cajon, 6:30 p.m.*
Other Notable Happenings
- - November 20, 7 p.m.: Drinkabout; Various Locations; Normal Heights, North Park & South Park
- - November 20, 12 p.m.: Progressive Cask, White Labs, Miramar
- - November 25, 5 p.m.: Bear Den Monday, Carnitas’ Snack Shack, North Park