Weekly Buzz (July 10-July 15)



After the recent tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Hillcrest Brewing decided it was time to make a beer to benefit the victims and families. The brewery reached out to Karl Strauss to collaborate and get together a recipe, label and start brewing. They also lead a call-to-action, asking other San Diego breweries to create their own versions of an “All You Need Is Love” beer.

Paul Segura, brewmaster at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, explained in a press release:

“Our hope was to leverage the talent, creativity, and camaraderie of our local brewing community o send a message of solidarity - that we alls rand together to promote peace, love and freedom.”

Other breweries that will participate in the effort include ChuckAlek Brewing, Gordon Biersch Brewing, South Park Brewery, Intergalactic Brewing Company, Second Chance Beer Co., Amplified Ale Works, Belching beaver, Bagby Beer Company, Duck Foot Brewing, Mason Ale Works, Mother Earth Brewing, 2Kids Brewing Company, Wavelength Brewing company, Border X Brewing and Alesmith Brewing Company.

The Hillcrest Brewing and Karl Strauss Brewing collaboration beer is currently available on tap at Hillcrest Brewing Company.

Bill Murray spotted around San Diego

The only thing more bizarre and awesome than running into Bill Murray, is running into Bill Murray at 1 a.m. in the middle of Kit Carson Park. Yep, the film star was spotted by a group of teens hanging out at the Escondido neighborhood park after dark on Thursday night.

The Reddit post states:

“My friends were out at 1am smoking weed at Kit Carson Park in Escondido when they saw Bill Murray walking through the woods like a phantom.”

He was also seen dining at the hot, downtown restaurant Rustic Root a few hours earlier. Billy Murray is known to have a home in the Valley Center area, nearby Kit Carson Park.

Quartyard in East Village may be on it’s way out

A beloved and busy outdoor space in the heart of East Village is under negotiations to become a 34-story residential building.

The once vacant lot was transformed in 2014 in a public-private partnership with the City of San Diego into what is now known as Quartyard. They made it into a unique, 25,000 square-foot outdoor space that is commonly frequented by locals and those visiting the East Village neighborhood. Quartyard currently functions as a community venue on Market Street complete with a dog park, live entertainment, food and drinks. Quartyard is open to the public seven days a week.

An online petition, created by local Vince Vasquez, asks the City of San Diego to keep Quartyard up and running. For more about the possible end of Quartyard, click here.

Opening Day is today!

Opening Day is here, and on a Friday this year! Opening Day offers locals and tourists a first-hand look at the 2016 race season at the beautiful Del Mar Racetrack. The party, which is filled with ridiculously awesome hats, spiffy outfits and lots of cocktails, will kick off at 2 p.m. Be sure to take an Uber, party bus or limo to the event for a safe ride and less worry about parking. Expect to see over 40,000 people at this year’s Opening Day ceremony.

Source: DiscoverSD