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San Diego craft beer events for August 2014

With so many craft beer festivals and events each week here in San Diego, it is easy to get away from the heat of the summer and stay refreshed with tons of locally crafted brews. Here are just some of the amazing events around town to keep you cool during these dog days of summer.

Stone Liberty Station Movie Nights
Tuesdays @ 8:30 pm
Movie Nights are back! Pack up those blankets and camping chairs and bring the whole family over for an evening full of great cinema, loads of laughter, and for those 21 and over- beer! Tuesday, August 05 - 8:30PM-9:00PM
We do suggest bringing extra layers (for even though its Southern California, it can still get chilly), as well as arriving early to set up your space. Once youve staked out your spot in the Movie Pavilion, join us in the restaurant for dinner beforehand!
The Timeline:
5:00 Movie Pavilion will open for you to set up chairs/and or blankets
7:00 -Movie Pavilion bar will be open for beverage service
8:30 Movie will start
**Please remember: NO smoking and NO outside food or beverages (including growlers or beer purchased from our company store; draft beer from the bar is fine).
Check out the Movie Night Menu here

Great Divide Pint Night
Great Divide keep the pint night at Coin-Op Game Room featuring: Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout, Heyday Belgian-Style White Ale and Showdown Rye IPA.
When: Monday, August 04 - 6:00PM-1:00AM
Where: Coin-Op Game Room 3926 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

2nd Saturday w/ Pizza Port Brewing!
Dueling Cask: Bressi Seeds of Wrath English session IPA vs. Raceway IPA (carlsbad)
Food: Pig 3 Ways!
When: August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where: Hamilton's Tavern, 30th Street, San Diego, CA, United States

Local Brews Local Grooves
The ultimate event of sound and taste!
Local Brews Local Grooves: All Access pairs 14 of the hottest bands in San Diego with the finest breweries our city has to offer. With two alternating stages and brats cooking in our Music Hall, this event is sure to please every beer lover you know!
This is a ticketed event. Each ticket includes 4 1oz tasters, with the option to purchase 4oz, 7oz and 14oz drafts of your favorites.
When: Friday, August 15 - 6:30PM-11:30PM
Where: House of Blues San Diego 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Sample over 100 different craft brews from noon-5:00 p.m. during the Del Mar Racetrack Beer Fest held in the Seaside Concert area West of the Grandstand. The “International” will include special unique German, Irish and Belgian brews! Purchase five 7 oz. samples for $18. Full-sized beers may also be bought. Admission into the Beer Fest area is free with track admission of $6. There is a special first post time of 1:00 p.m. on this day. For a limited time only, purchase a $20 PRE-SALE PACKAGE HERE which includes a racetrack Stretch Run admission ($6) and Beer Fest wristband good for five 7 oz. samples ($18), a $4 savings.
Match your beer with some of the top San Diego Gourmet Food Truck offerings and DJ's will keep it festive. This is also our biggest race day of the season with several stakes races including the $1 million Pacific Classic race featuring some of the top horses in the country. Meet local brewers, check out cool beer merchandise, learn about brewing beers and much more.
Check back in early August for a list of featured beers!
When: SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival August 15 & 16
Stone Brewing Co. is turning the big one-eight! To celebrate this milestone, the company is hosting its largest annual event—the Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival—on August 15 and 16. The merriment will take place at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) in North San Diego County, and promises to be the largest, best edition of this sudsy soiree yet. Per tradition, Stone will proudly contribute one hundred percent of profits from the festival to local Southern California charities, including Surfrider Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, The Palomar Family YMCA and Fight ALD.
The two-day festivities kick off Friday, August 15 with a Brewers Reception from 6 to 9pm, where guests will be able to mingle with various world-class craft brewers while sampling beers of their devising. Tickets are $80 ($83.79 with tax and service fee) and include a commemorative glass, unlimited samplings of more than 40 special craft brews that will only be available that evening, complimentary gourmet edibles from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, live music and an upper-level cigar lounge.
On Saturday, August 16, the main Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival will commence with two sessions: Session A, from 11am to 2pm, and Session B, from 3 to 6pm. Tickets for each session are $45 ($47.57 with tax and service fee) and include a commemorative tasting glass, 15 three-ounce samples and a selection of more than 100 beers from 50-plus breweries, including unique Stone beers served on cask. Complimentary homebrewed sodas and samples of a local cult favorite, Mike’s Beer Cheese, will also be available.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Local Brew & Grooves @ Herringbone
Herringbone is partnering with a local brewery and local musicians each month to bring La Jolla some of the best sounds and suds San Diego has to offer. Event Includes: Beers by Acoustic Ales; Music by The Yes Team, Ryan Hiller, David Shyde; & Special menu items
When: Saturday, August 30th @ 1:00 PM
Where: Herringbone, Herschel Avenue, La Jolla, CA, United States

Hop Heads & Dreads
Harrahs Resort SoCal has partnered with the San Diego Brewers Guild to bring you the Reggae and Craft Beer Festival, Hop Heads and Dreads featuring jammin reggae and the best Craft Beers around delicious food trucks. After the tastings 3pm-7pm, enjoy a concert by award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds
Festival & Tasting from 3pm to 7pm; Concert starts at 7pm
$40 ticket includes – General Admission ticket grants access to all the food at the Festival, entrance to the concert at 7pm and a commemorative Hop Heads and Dreads festival T-shirt.
$60 ticket includes – $40 General Admission ticket item plus unlimited tasting of some of the best brews around and a souvenir take-home Hop Heads and Dreads taster glass.
When: August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Harrah's Resort SoCal - The Events Center in Valley Center, California

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