10151 Prospect Avenue, Santee
January 15 | Where There’s Smoke: Rye and chile peppers combine to bring award-winning flavor to Manzanita Brewing Company’s World Beer Cup bronze-earning beer, Where There’s Smoke. Get a taste of a literally world class beer when the East County brewery releases this year’s batch. | Manzanita Brewing Company, 10151 Prospect Avenue, Santee, 4 p.m.
1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido
2730 Gateway Road, Carlsbad
January 15 | Bressi Ranch & Onion Rings: Pizza Port co-founder Vince Marsaglia bought Stone Brewing Co.’s first keg back in 1996. Both companies remain close to this day. The latter is celebrating the establishment of the former’s fifth brewpub, and Marsaglia will be dropping by to fry up a San Diego beer fest fave, Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings. | *Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, 5 p.m.*
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
8262 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Kearny Mesa
January 17 | Bottled & Kegged Closing Event: This year, the San Diego History Center celebrated the history of brewing in San Diego County with its *Bottled & Kegged* exhibit…but all good things must come to an end. In this case, with a closing party with beers from Societe Brewing Company. If you haven’t seen it, take this last chance for a glimpse into SD’s sudsy past. | San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado #3, Balboa Park, 5:30 p.m.
Other Notable Happenings
Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. | Flash of Genius Quiz Night, Green Flash Brewing Company, Mira Mesa
Jan. 15, 7 p.m. | Drinkabout; Various Locations; North Park, South Park & Normal Heights
Jan. 17, 3 p.m. | Saint Archer Dueling Casks, Hamilton’s Tavern, South Park
Jan. 17, 5 p.m. | Meet the Brewer with Latitude 33, Tap That, Oceanside