1521 30th Street, South Park
August 29 | Firkin Friday: Scot Blair revels in introducing patrons of Hamilton’s Tavern to the liquid assets of special, smaller, lesser-known breweries, and will be sharing the wares of San Francisco small-batch outfit, Cellarmaker, including a smoked coffee beer, several IPAs and a cask of IPA conditioned with coffee and doughnuts from Bob’s Donuts in Frisco. | Hamilton’s Tavern, 1521 30th Street, South Park, 3 p.m.
777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center
August 31 | Hop Heads & Dreads: Trade in pot for beverages brewed using its botanical cousin (hops, for those not in the know) at this inaugural reggae and craft beer extravaganza, being held at the newly revamped Harrah’s Resort Southern California and featuring Mike Love and Tribal Seeds putting out good vibes as a backdrop for laidback brew enjoyment. | Harrah’s Resort Southern California – The Events Center, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center, 3 p.m.
155 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido
August 31 | Sour Sunday: Sours are getting easier to find, but are still nowhere as easy to come by as IPAs, stouts, and such, making Plan 9 Alehouse’s holy day of lambics, gueuzes, and the like extra special. Over 20 sours will be on tap and in bottles, including Almanac Cerise, The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, Cascade Sang Royal, The Bruery Rueuze and more. | Plan 9 Alehouse, 155 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, 12 p.m.
Other Notable Happenings
- Aug. 26, 5 p.m. | Music in the Gardens, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido
- Aug. 26, 6 p.m. | Dogfish Head Slider Pairing, Raglan Public House, Ocean Beach
- Aug. 27, 5 p.m. | IPA Night, SD TapRoom, Pacific Beach
- Aug. 28, 7 p.m. | Beers & Beards, Wonderland, Ocean Beach
- Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m. | Hoppy Yoga, Mission Brewery, East Village