2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla
February 11 | First Birthday Party: It’s been a year since Bella Vista Social Club opened up in the UTC Area and brought that less-than-beery part of town into the here-and-now of San Diego’s craft suds renaissance. Now, it’s time to celebrate 365 days in business with live music, raffle prizes, appetizers and, of course, craft beer. | Bella Vista Social Club, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, 4:30 p.m.
4095 30th Street, North Park
February 14 | Valentine’s Pairing Dinner: Gastropub Ritual Kitchen is aptly pairing up with AleSmith to show the love to beer and food lovers on Valentine’s Day via a trio of three-course menus (surf, turf, vegetarian) featuring dishes like spiny lobster ravioli and double chocolate crème brûlée as well as a thematically perfect cask of My Bloody Valentine red ale. | Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden, 4095 30th Street, North Park, 7 p.m.
302 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido
February 15 | Barrel-Aged Dessert Pairing: To the average canoodler, a liquor store might not seem that romantic a place, but for beer enthusiasts enamored with fine craft beer, Holiday Wine Cellar holds a great deal of lusty allure, especially when two-tiered with barrel-aged beers and rich, sugary desserts are sure to put any pair of imbibing lovebirds in the mood. | Holiday Wine Cellar, 302 West Mission Avenue, Escondido, 12 p.m.
Other Notable Happenings
- Feb. 12, 7 p.m. | Drink the Point, Various Locations, Point Loma & Ocean Beach
- Feb. 13, 5 p.m. | Firestone Walker Barrelworks Meet the Brewer, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station
- Feb. 14, 4 p.m. | Shred Your Ex Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, Manzanita Brewing Company, Santee
- Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. | Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner, Phileas Foggs, Poway