Global warming, glacial ice melting, rising tides, and a dying ocean. It’s enough bad news to drive any beach-lovin’ San Diegan to drink a glass of wine or a cold beer. Lucky for you, we’ve collected the best places to have that soul-soothing drink and support the environment for Earth Day.
Pure Project Brewing
Pure Project Brewing sets the environmental bar with its stunning and admirable revelation for Earth Day 2017. Inspired by Patagonia’s bold move to donate 100 percent of its Black Friday profits to the environment, Pure Project is embarking on a similar project. All proceeds collected on April 22 will be donated to support Outdoor Outreach, San Diego Surfrider, and San Diego CoastKeeper. (Side note: Pure Project is a 1% For the Planet company, with proceeds from sales going to environmental non-profits every day.)
9030 Kenamar Dr., #308, Miramar, 858.252.6143 or purebrewing.org
Dunedin North Park
Known for its sustainable restaurant design, Dunedin North Park also serves wine on tap in an effort to reduce glass waste. (For reference, each wine keg holds 26 bottles of wine, eliminating the need for more than two cases worth of glass.) On Earth Day 2017, this North Park hot spot will be donating 10 percent of wine sales to the ocean-defending organization Surfrider Foundation.
3501 30th St., North Park, 619.255.8566, dnp-sd.com
Wet Stone Wine Bar
Take your love of the organic from farmers’ markets into the wine world. In a move to support and promote environmentally conscious production, Wet Stone Wine Bar & Cafe will be giving customers a substantial 25 percent off all organic and sustainable wines on Earth Day 2017. Trust us, organic and natural wines have come a long way from their early beginnings, and are worth a try.
1927 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.255.2856 or wetstonewinebar.com
Tasting Room Del Mar
For those who love the Earth and man’s best friend, Tasting Room Del Mar and Carlsbad’s Burgeon Beer Company are teaming up for a worthwhile event. In collaboration with the San Diego Humane Society, the coastal hotspot is hosting Pups & Pints from 1-6 p.m. on April 22. The doggies can munch on spent grain treats (waste from the brewing process) while parents can sip on sudsy brews. $2 of each Burgeon Beer sold will go directly to the Humane Society, along with $1 of any other beers on the Tasting Room Del Mar list.
1435 Camino Del Mar, Suite D, Del Mar, 858.461.0124 or tastingroomdelmar.com
Three Sisters IPA collaboration release
The folks at Bottlecraft Liberty Station, Mother Earth Brew Co., and Pure Project Brewing got together to collaborate on a beer called Three Sisters IPA. Proceeds from the limited edition beer will benefit the popular Three Sisters Hiking Trail, a path beloved by hikers countywide and one of PACIFIC’s Top 10 Hikes in San Diego, and the San Diego River Park Foundation. Kegs will be tapped at all Bottlecraft locations at 11 a.m. on April 22. If you want to mingle with some of the SDRPF staff, volunteers and supporters, they will be at the Bottlecraft Liberty Station location at the Liberty Public Market (where kids also are welcome) from 2-6 p.m. A limited number of 6-packs also will be available.
Bottlecraft, Liberty Station: 2820 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma; Little Italy: 2252 India St.; Solana Beach: 437 S. Highway 101, Suite 107; and North Park: 3007 University Ave., bottlecraftbeer.com