4095 30th Street, North Park
May 23 | Ritual Celebration: When you faithfully and regularly celebrate local brewing companies, they’re often happy to share the best of their wares with you. Case in point: the plethora of specialty beers such as Cuvee de Tomme, Spontaneous Cheer American Wild Ale, and the tequila barrel-aged Agave Maria that The Lost Abbey is bestowing on Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden. | Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden, 4095 30th Street, North Park, 4:30 p.m.
1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian
May 24 & 25 | BBQ Fundraiser: Few breweries are as ingrained in their micro-community’s culture as Nickel Beer Co., which is teaming with the Julian Lions Club to present a fundraiser debuting its Red White & Brew IPA amidst BBQ treats including brats, chicken, and bacon-wrapped jalapeños. A portion of proceeds will go to funding the town’s annual Fourth of July parade. | Nickel Beer Co., 1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9550 Distribution Avenue, Miramar
May 24 | Anniversary Party: Time flies when your logo is a winged arrow. Join Saint Archer Brewery, a company that, after a bit of flux, is coming into its own quite nicely, for a bash complete with special release beers (on tap and on cask), brewery tours, food tucks and a raffle. Limited edition merch will also be available, which is worth noting from this stylish surf-skate operation. | Saint Archer Brewery, 9550 Distribution Avenue, Miramar, 12 p.m.
Other Notable Happenings
- May 20, 6:30 p.m. | Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment Dinner, Table 926, Pacific Beach
- May 20, 7 p.m. | Thorn St. Brewery Beer Dinner, Croce’s, Park West
- May 21, 7 p.m. | Drinkabout; Various Locations; North Park, South Park & Normal Heights
- May 24, 10 a.m. | Beer 4 Breakfast with Speakeasy Brewing Co., Small Bar, University Heights