A Week So Big It Takes 10 Days
Grab a beer, I’ll wait, go ahead. You’ll want to relax and read this.
If ever there was a time to be around San Diego, it is now. Not only are we gonna rock your socks real soon but the rest of the beer community of San Diego will be putting their best beer forward over “San Diego Beer Week.” A week so big it takes 10 days to complete. And, we know what this Friday’s special at the pub will be and I’ll share it with you. What are we pulling out of our cellar for beer week, you’re about to find out. I’m half way through a glass of Pure Hoppiness and I don’t think it will last to the end of this newsletter. paragraph
Our Weekly special at the pub starts right around 5 pm Friday evening and is intended for Saturday evening as well, sometimes we run out it’s so good. It usually consists of a dinner plate with a beer recommendation to accompany the dish as well as a wine special:
Friday & Saturday Night Specials October 28 & 29
Entrée Special: $13.95 Smoked Ham and Brie Sandwiches with Herb Aioli on Artisan Bread Served with Pumpkin-Butternut Squash Soup Drizzled with Basil Olive Oil
Beer Pairing: Mandarin Nectar $4.00 Orange Blossom Honey Ale Brewed with Orange Zest, Coriander and Orange Blossom Honey
Wine Pairing: Cup Cake Chardonnay $6.00 Glass $14.00 Bottle Napa, California
Creamy Vanilla, Honeysuckle, and Ripe White Peach & Pear
Dessert Special: $5.95 Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake with a Ginger Crust
Beer Pairing for Dessert: $7.00 Chamnectar – Wilson Creek Almond Champagne and Mandarin Nectar
I tried the sandwich and it changed my life.
San Diego Beer Week, November 4th – 13th.
San Diego Beer Week promotes San Diego’s thriving craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and
serves as a showcase for San Diego’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community.
Part of the gala is a really cool beer festival in Ingram Park at Liberty Station on November 5th. Their website is San Diego Brewers Festival We will have four beers for the main attraction and one additional for the VIP session (BA Token). There is live music, really good bands, and local food to go along with 35 breweries’ good stuff. So, for our little bit of awesomeness to celebrate San Diego Beer Week, we will be serving special cask beers in the pub on Friday nights, like rum soaked oak chips Captain Stout. There will be random vintage kegs of Briscoe, Great, Exponential Hoppiness, Barrel-Aged Token and Barrel-Aged Odin’s Raven, probably more. In the brewery, there will be random bottles of vintage specials for sale.
Starting Tuesday, Nov. 8th, a very select few bottles of Great, Chez Monieux, Ned, Exponential Hoppiness, Emerson and some Ichabods will go on sale. A few bottles at random each day through Friday, Nov. 11th.
We have a new collection of women’s shirts of assorted styles in stock. Check them out in the brewery.
One of our most fun events we’ll be participating is the “Alpine Downhill” in conjunction with Blind Lady Alehouse(BLAH). IT IS A SERIOUS BIKE RIDE. All the disclaimers apply, all the way up to and including “you could die.” Signup on BLAH website through brownpapertickets. The basics: 30 miles, or more if you get lost. Meet at BLAH, with your bike, and get bussed to Alpine, take a quick tour, sample a couple of beers and ride back to BLAH for pizza, salad and a flight of 6 Alpine Beers with a little talk about each beer by the owner and creator of Alpine Beer Company. There may be more options as well, check with BLAH for more details. Space is limited. You could die, but don’t.
O’Brien’s Pub is opening San Diego Beer Week with Alpine Night featuring Bad Boy, Exponential Hoppiness and Barrel Aged Token. We are expecting 12 beers on tap for the night. In addition to Bad Boy, Expo and Barrel Aged Token, look for Pure Hoppiness, Duet, Nelson, Hoppy Birthday, Alpine Ale, Mandarin Nectar, Captain Stout, Irish Red and New Millennium Pale Ale. Lindsey will be making some special beer cheese flavors for the evening. This is a great way to kick off you Beer Week drinking binge.
Whale is still available. We’re going to make Crazy Hazel pretty soon. Chez Monieux is still in need of some conditioning, probably a couple more months. A sample was delicious but young. The Balaton Cherries are pretty tart, yum. We’re in escrow on property in the commercial/industrial zone in Alpine, the future site of our production brewery. Investment option details still pending, please be patient. I want to get it right. We have some used wine and bourbon barrels to give away for free. They are decorative and not suitable for making beer in. They are also unwashed and still contain residue. They are sitting adjacent to the parking lot, near the rear entrance, help yourself. Remember, they have stuff in them and can leak, upright transport recommended, you clean, and that’s why they’re free. Keep moving, there’s nothing left to see here.