Making pint glasses bright

Go: Be of good holiday cheer and good local beer with the Oh Hoppy Day! package at Harrah’s Southern California Resort in Valley Center, aka Funner.

Know: Available Thursday through Monday until Dec. 31, the deal includes a room; a tour of SR76 Beerworks, Southern California’s first tribal-owned brewery; a flight of beers and two pints. Rates start at $125.99.

Pro: To make reservations online, use the Oh Hoppy Day! code: MKCBP. Or call the reservations desk and mention the promotion.

Glow: Two-year-old SR76 has 11 house beers on tap. Supul, the Belgian-style saison, is a favorite, and don’t miss Eight & Quarter, the porter. Ales 4  A.L.S., an unfiltered IPA, is a liquid fundraiser for research into Lou Gehrig’s disease (good news since the holidays are all about giving).

To and Fro: While SR76’s quiet, comfortable tasting room occupies its own building outside the main casino complex, several eateries inside the resort pour SR76 beers.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner, 760.751.3100,


Take it from the tap: Thirst quenching

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