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With roughly 500 events from pint nights to festivals and all-out, multi-venue fermentable free-for-alls, San Diego Beer Week can be confusing…and that’s before you start drinking. Fortunately, I know a thing or two about craft beer and our local scene. As such, I've been doling out daily info on some of the most special and significant goings-on during this 10-day span. Here are five key opportunities to extract the most out the final day before SDBW detoxing begins.
DAY TEN | Sunday, November 13
10 a.m. – Pour It Black Festival With the prevalence of sunny weather and hops, our region is mostly about crisp, dry, refreshing beers ranging from straw-hued to golden, but for one day Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens will celebrate everything brown and beyond with a fest featuring over 100 porters, stouts and black IPAs. Details
10 a.m. – Beer for Breakfast with Coronado Brewing Company Take advantage of one of the last opportunities to have an eye-opening morning pint or four at Small Bar in University Heights. Hop bombs like Idiot IPA, Frog’s Breath IPA and Hoppy Daze should do wonders cutting through fried pork chops and biscuits smothered with hop sausage gravy. Details
12 p.m. – Beer Garden The closing capstone event for the San Diego Brewers Guild, this outdoor food and beer pairing event features 20 local breweries and 10 local chefs from eateries including KITCHEN 1540, The Shores, Harney Sushi and Karl Strauss. Held at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, beer’s never been so classy. Details
12 p.m. – All the Rest and the Best of SDBW San Diego has tons of big name breweries, but on the final day of Beer Week, PB’s San Diego Tap Room will pay homage to the smaller companies like Vista’s Iron Fist and Mother Earth, while finishing off kegs of the special, rare and unusual beers they had on throughout the SDBW 10-day. Details
12 p.m. – Cable Car Release In a town of great beer, few are as coveted and hard to come by as The Lost Abbey’s Cable Car. North Park’s Toronado is providing one of the only chances to score some of this exquisite oak-aged American-style wild ale whose name was inspired by San Francisco, home of the original Toronado. Details