1044 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Beer & Cheese Pairing: Equal opportunity artisan Peter Zien, the brewmaster at AleSmith who is also working on opening his own dairy project called CheeseSmith, will drop in to Encinitas Ale House to pair some of his award-winning beers with some of his fave fromage. | Encinitas Ale House, 1044 South Coast Highway, Encinitas, 4 p.m.
4646 Convoy Street, Kearny Mesa
Kern River Causes a Rip Current: Two cult-favorite breweries will be showcased when O’Brien’s Pub welcomes in San Marcos start-up Rip Current Brewing to share its wares while helping finish up reserve kegs from a Kern River Brewing Company beer dinner. | O’Brien’s Pub, 4646 Convoy Street, Kearny Mesa, 5 p.m.
6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Mira Mesa
Freak Show: Little Freak and Super Freak are wild brews from Green Flash Brewing Company with a cult following. Taste them along with the new Black Freak, a never-before-bottled, red wine barrel-aged saison, and food from The Lodge at Torrey Pines, all amid a circus atmosphere. | Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Mira Mesa, 6:30 p.m.
777 G Street, East Village
Ultimate Box Set Listening Party: Few brewing projects are as big as The Lost Abbey’s 13-beer Ultimate Box Set. Revisit the brews, or show up for an “encore” directly following, which will feature special beers including 2012 Red Poppy Ale, Hop 15, and Framboise de Amarosa. | Neighborhood, 777 G Street, East Village, 7 p.m.
Note: All of the events above can be found on the official San Diego Beer Week site.