Beer: An intoxicating Valentine’s Day love/hate story


We are a divided nation, even when it comes to love. On Valentine’s Day — that’s today, in case you forgot — local brewers will cater to moon-eyed lovers and heartbroken cynics.

For bitter souls:

Pacific Islander, 8665 Argent St. Santee, will host an “Unvalentine’s Day Singles Awareness” gathering, 2 to 8 p.m. Besides craft beer, look for $1 tacos, $2 tostadas and free chocolate doughnuts.

Duck Foot’s fourth annual Anti-Romance Party, 6 to 9 p.m., is at the tasting room, 8920 Kenamar Dr., Suite 210, San Diego. A red ale with peanut butter, cocoa nibs and sea salt is on the menu, along with an X-rated “name that position” contest and adult coloring books.

Mother Earth’s Anti-Valentine Party, 6 to 10 p.m., features speed dating rounds and a battle-of-the-sexes trivia contest. It’s at the brewery’s tap house, 206 Main St., Vista.

For hopeless, not hop-less, romantics:

Valentine’s Day beer dinner at Viewpoint, four courses and an amuse-bouche paired with house beers is $75 inside the brewery, 2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar. For reservations, email The feast begins at 6 p.m.

Valentine’s Day chocolate and beer pairing is at the Second Chance Beer lounge, 4045 30th St., Suite A, San Diego. Four creations from Eclipse Chocolate matched with four house beers, $20. 5 to 9 p.m.

Beer Our Valentine party at Ebullition, 2449 Cades Way, Vista, will feature beer — of course — plus food from Grumpy BBQ and live music from the Mercedes Moore Band. 5 to 9 p.m.

North Park Beer, 3038 University Ave. in San Diego, is hosting a three-course (salad, steak and chocolate cake), three-beer Valentine’s Day dinner, 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets, $50, can be bought at