10450 Friars Road, Allied Gardens
September 24 | 20th Anniversary Party: In the mid-nineties, San Diego Brewing Company provided many locals their first taste of brewpub house beers. They also were way ahead of the curve in installing tons of taps and introducing patrons to a wide breadth of craft beers. Following a recent remodel, the staff’s celebrating the big 2-0 with food specials and celebratory beers. | San Diego Brewing Company, 10450 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 4 p.m.
September 28 | Tour de Fat: The third largest craft brewery in the country, New Belgium Brewing, will put on an eclectic celebration centered around biking and benefiting local bike-centric organizations. It’s a tradition dating back 14 years that gets crazier (entertainment includes, musicians, comedians, juggling, contortion, Vaudeville, and a strong woman) every year. | Balboa Park, 10 a.m.
September 29 | Oktoberfest: Copious amounts of beer and German food—what’s not to like (or love) about Oktoberfest? If only Germany weren’t so far away. Thanks to Green Flash Brewing Company and a group of San Diego vendors coming together to form a “food village,” an overseas flight isn’t required to get in the spirit and hoist glasses and mustard-adorned sausages. | Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Mira Mesa, 12 p.m.
Other Notable Happenings
- September 25, 6 p.m.: Societe Brewing Beer Dinner, Sessions Public, Ocean Beach
- September 26, 5 p.m.: The Lost Abbey Beer Dinner, Ritual Kitchen, North Park
- September 28, 5 p.m.: BeerNerdz End of Summer Tasting, San Diego Brew Project, Mission Hills
- September 29, 5 p.m.: Oktigerfest, Tiger! Tiger! Tavern, North Park