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I love it when I effectively spot a trend. Granted, trends, by their very nature, are relatively easy to spot so long as you’re looking. I’m always paying attention to beer, especially the varieties produced in San Diego County. A few weeks ago, I started reporting on the rising prevalence of beers produced by local breweries to celebrate anniversaries of local bars and restaurants. What was meant to be a one-time entry has evolved into something of a regular feature. Every time I turn around, I spot another anniversary beer on the horizon. Here’s news on the latest.

SD TapRoom (1269 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach), a business that debuted as PB Tap Room in 2008 and has since gone on to be a champion for local product, is coming up on their sixth anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, they sought out the services of brewmaster Kevin Buckley at Latitude 33º Brewing Company (1430 Vantage Court, Suite 104, Vista)—a business that’s celebrating their one-year anniversary on March 9, early details of which are listed here.

Buckley will be gifting SD TapRoom with a rye stout flavored with a “more than generous” addition of shredded coconut. 200 pounds of a toasted and untoasted flakes to be exact. That limited edition libation will be available at SD TapRoom and the Latitude 33º tasting room starting on February 23 when SD TapRoom puts 60 to 70 beers on tap for a party complete with an outdoor beer garden.

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