La Jolla Beer Week Happenings

San Diego Beer Week 2013San Diego Beer Week is taking coastal San Diego by storm starting this weekend with the Brewer’s Guild Festival on November 1 at the Broadway Pier. With a ticket, beer enthusiasts can roam the pier and enjoy samples from their favorite breweries, as well as try new brews that were made specifically for the event.

The following 10 days of SDBW will be a fun blur of beer, small bites and beachy breweries. If you want to experience the craft brew scene while sticking to the sea, several bars, pubs, social clubs and breweries in La Jolla will be participating in San Diego Beer Week. Events will include things like tap takeovers, pint glass giveaways, beer and food pairings, and pouring of special, limited edition beers. For a list of the complete beer week events click here and see how many suds you can soak up in the next couple weeks!

Additionally, the Lodge at Torrey Pines, a well-known La Jolla hotel, is the site for the SDBW chef celebration and beer garden on November 10, from noon to 3pm. Twelve chefs are coming together with 24 breweries to close out SDBW in delicious style. General admission to the event is $75 per person and will include food, beer pairings, valet parking, tax and gratuity. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy food and tastings from some of the most influential individuals of the San Diego craft beer movement!

Not planning on attending the SDBW event? There are plenty of places along the coast where you can continue sampling local brews while enjoying a bite to eat. A poppin’ eatery in La Jolla Village is Puesto, serving up all-natural Mexican street food with flair. Order up a chicken al pastor taco (melted cheese, chipotle, hibiscus and pineapple) or the vegetarian equivalent with potato soy chorizo and you won’t be disappointed. Grab a 16oz local brew or michelada and enjoy the La Jolla sunshine.

Another one of our favorites at La Jolla Blue Book is The Patio on Lamont Street. It is one of the most social lunch scenes in Pacific Beach that also happens to have some of the best local craft beers on tap. They carry brews from Ballast Point, Saint Archer, Iron Fist, Coronado Brewing Co., and Stone to name a few. As for their food, you can’t beat the $15 lunch which includes a sandwich, salad and dessert!

Where is your favorite place to grab a local craft beer? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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