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Helm’s Brewing Company

5640 Kearny Mesa Road, Suite C/N , Kearny Mesa

May 2 | Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: People drag out birthdays for as many days as possible to extend the good times, so why not get a head start on Cinco de Mayo and carry it all the way through the weekend by hitting up Helm’s Brewing Company for beers from their newly expanded brewery along with Mexican fare from JR’s Street Tacos. | Helm’s Brewing Company, 5640 Kearny Mesa Road, Kearny Mesa, 3 p.m.

Hornblower Cruises

970 North Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego

May 2 | Brews Cruise for a Cause: Overstuffed clown cars are so passé. So, Hornblower Cruises is cramming nine San Diego craft brewing companies and their liquid wares, along with two live bands and a live broadcast of FM 94/9’s beer-centric Rock & Roll Happy Hour onto a booze cruise benefitting non-profit organization, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. | Hornblower Cruises & Events, North Harbor Drive, Downtown, 7 p.m.

May 3 | Harrah’s Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival: This grand scale beer festival has become such a smash, it’s now the San Diego Brewers Guild’s official annual North County blowout. Fifty, count ‘em, fifty brewing companies will descend on Old Town Vista along with plenty of live bands and an official charity beneficiary in Relay For Life. | Main Street & South Indiana Avenue, Vista, 12 p.m.

Other Notable Happenings

  • Apr. 30, 5 p.m. | 30th on 30th; Various Locations; North Park, South Park & Normal Heights
  • Apr. 30, 5 p.m. | Dogfish Head Hours of IPA & Ancient Ales, Urge Gastropub, Rancho Bernardo
  • Apr. 30, 5 p.m. | Noble Ale Works Night, Raglan Public House, Ocean Beach
  • May 3 & 4 | Stone New & Barrel-Aged Flights, Local Habit, Hillcrest
  • May 4, 12 p.m. | Chef Celebration 6th Annual Artisan Food Festival, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station
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