May 1 & 2 | Beer to the Rescue Fundraiser: The Lupus Foundation of Southern California is kicking off Lupus Awareness Month with two days of beer-release action at Coronado Brewing Company‘s mainland brewery and tasting room. Proceeds from Gose to Charity, an orange-infused, tart Gose-style ale will benefit lupus research and awareness campaign, Beer to the Rescue. | Coronado Brewing Company, 1205 Knoxville Street, Bay Park, times vary
May 2 | Think, Drink, Science: The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is out to celebrate the science that goes into craft brewing, using combination homebrew shop and nanobrewery, The Homebrewer, as a classroom. Illustrative learning tools will be provided to all attendees in the form of five-beer taster flights. Quench your thirst for knowledge and more. | The Homebrewer / Home Brewing Company, 2911 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park, Two Sessions: 12 p.m. & 4 p.m.
May 4 | May the Fourth Be with You: Sci-fi lovers are geeking out over the trailer for the newest installment in the Star Wars epic. Even as a moderate fan of this enterprise, I was inspired, but the folks at Blind Lady Ale House were moved enough to open up on a Monday (which they rarely do) to serve up beer, food and popcorn while screening the entire Star Wars trilogy. | Blind Lady Ale House, 3416 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, 3 p.m.
April 28 | AleSmith Brewer’s Dinner, Sycuan GameDay Sports Bar & Grill, El Cajon April 29 | Vegan Beer Pairing Dinner, Waypoint Public, North Park April 30 | Ballast Point Beer & Spirit Dinner, KnB Wine Cellars, Del Cerro May 2 | Golden Triangle Arts & Craft Beer Festival, Nobel Athletic Fields & Recreation Center, University City May 3 | Chef Celebration, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, Point Loma