We’re throwing this up early because we’re too excited. Our 20 page, one year anniversary, SDBW issue is making its way around town. There’s so many events for SDBW in this one, you’ll want to check this issue out ASAP. If you happen to find yourself it any of our advertisers during beer week because of us, please help us out by saying you heard about their event via West Coaster!
Also be sure to check out our new, improved, expanded map/directory.
If you are reading these words, you’re one of our core readers. Thank you VERY MUCH for reading and supporting us throughout our first year. If you see us running around town during SDBW, please say hello!
Hess Brewing is throwing a candelit costume contest party tonight and they’re looking for the most creative, funny or inspired costume. Last year’s winner shaved his head for the win!
Prizes include 1st – a free purrowler of Pumpkin Stout (which will have its pre-release [1 sixth barrel] tonight at 8pm), 2nd – a free t-shirt/purrowler fill (but not of the new stout), and 3rd – a pint on the house.
A silent auction will also be held for the one and only growler of Anno Anum, Hess’ 1-year anniversary beer. If you are looking for a little pre-Halloween Halloween, this is it. More info here.
As a North Park native and current South Park resident, I really, really like DrinkAbout. It’s a great way to see many spots I don’t get to visit as much as I’d like, such as Live Wire, Small Bar, Blind Lady Ale House, and more. On the grander scheme of things, it’s events like this that make the Uptown neighborhoods such a great place to live. This Sunday, a charity DrinkAbout called BOObies Bus will run from 1PM-5PM along the established route (with new stop Tiger!Tiger!). All of the stops on DrinkAbout route will donate $1 of each pint sold to the Keep-A-Breast foundation. You’ll get to ride on a free bus to some of SD’s hottest beer spots, drink world class brews, and support the fight against breast cancer – tough to beat! For more information, please visit the event’s facebook page. If you’re interested, make sure you are at one of the stops before 1PM (so you can enjoy a beer before you hop on the bus). The ride is free, but the drivers work for tips so leave a few bucks – it’s well worth it.
Also, look for our first anniversary / SDBW / November 2011 issue to hit the streets beginning this Friday.
Starting tomorrow an epic weekend of Stone beers awaits you at KnB Wine Cellars. 32 beers will get tapped in a Total Tap Takeover and the first 100 guests get to keep the glass. If you can’t make it Thursday, there’s a costume contest on Friday (winner gets a 3L bottle of Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Black IPA) and then a “BeerBQ” on Saturday with all remaining stone beers $3.50. Whoa! Here’s that epic tap list:
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA, Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Black IPA, Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Black IPA Double Dry-Hopped, Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Black IPA Double Dry-Hopped w/ espresso beans, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Arrogant Bastard Ale w/ Coconut, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Tröegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout, Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado, 2005 Double Bastard Ale 2005, 2010 Double Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale w/chipotle, Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA, Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale, Stone IPA, Stone IPA Double Dry-Hopped, 2009 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, 2010 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Levitation Ale, 2007 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barley Wine, Stone Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, Stone Ruination IPA Double Dry-Hopped, Stone Ruination IPA Double Dry-Hopped w/ Oak, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Smoked Porter w/ vanilla bean, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale Double Dry-Hopped, and Stone Vertical Epic Ale 10.10.10. CASK (Friday only): Stone Smoked Porter w/ coconut.
We at West Coaster want to know what you’ll be up to during San Diego Beer Week.
So, we’ve posted this question on our Facebook page:
“San Diego Beer Week is just 10 short days away! Beer drinkers: What events are you looking forward to? Anything on your ‘can’t miss’ list? (Pssst! Shameless plugs from industry members are welcome/encouraged)”
So far, we’ve gotten some great responses from Chad White over at Sea Rocket Bistro, Abby Heilbron Vacula at AleSmith, Josh Carter from Brew Diego, Randy Clemens from Stone and Ryan Ross from Karl Strauss. Keep ’em coming!