3416 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights
February 4-9 | 5th Anniversary Celebrations: Six days and six special events to celebrate five years of operation for Blind Lady Ale House will include a little something for every type of beer fan: an anniversary beer release, blind sour challenge, a CANniversary, progressive kegs, beer lunches with AleSmith and Firestone Walker, an annual run and a “mystery” ride. | Blind Lady Ale House, 3416 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, times vary
5985 Santa Fe Street, Pacific Beach
February 8 | 25th Anniversary & Changing of the Barrels: It’s been a quarter century since Karl Strauss Brewing Company opened its doors. In ushering in the big two-five, Uncle Karl’s bunch have much to celebrate and a great way to do so, with this annual event where a massive doppelbock that’s been aging in oak for 12 months is emptied out for guests’ toasting pleasure. | Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 5985 Santa Fe Street, Pacific Beach, 6 p.m.
887 West San Marco Boulevard, San Marcos
February 10 | Collaboration Beer Dinner: French brewery Brasserie Du Pays Flamand will soon be in Vista for a collaborative brew session with Mother Earth Brew Co. To mark the occasion, the brewers will descend on Churchill’s Pub & Grille for a gourmet beer dinner featuring sweet-and-sour spareribs, smoked rabbit and bourbon stew, and more. | Churchill’s Pub & Grille, 887 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 7 p.m.
Other Notable Happenings
- Feb. 4, 7 p.m. | I Plead the Fifth Black IPA Launch, Green Flash Brewing Company, Mira Mesa
- Feb. 5, 5 p.m. | 12 Brewers 12 Casks 12 Mallets, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido
- Feb. 8, 5 p.m. | Second Saturday, Hamilton’s Tavern, South Park
- Feb. 10, 12 p.m. | Carlsbad MX Reunion, Iron Fist Brewing Company, Vista