Craft Beer

Let’s go to the hops


The seventh annual iteration of the most beeriest time of the year for San Diego takes place during the first full week (and first two weekends) of November. Encompassing hundreds of beer events (pairing dinners, pint-nights, tap-takeovers, festivals, tournaments and more), it’s impossible to break down in full, but standout celebrations include the two-part San Diego Brewers Guild Festival at downtown San Diego’s Broadway Pier (VIP session, Friday, Nov. 4, and general fest, Saturday, Nov. 5); the Battle of the Guilds, pitting S.D., L.A. and San Fran’s best brewers and beers against each other at Toronado in North Park (Friday, Nov. 11); and a swanky beer-and-food-pairing free-for-all overlooking the Pacific at The Lodge at Torrey Pines (Sunday, Nov. 13). Visit the official San Diego Beer Week website ( for the most comprehensive look at what’s going down during the best (only?) 10-day week of the year.