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San Diego craft beer events for June 2014

Summer in San Diego is an amazing time for craft beer lovers. There seems to be a festival every few days, a food pairing every other night and breweries having anniversaries for successfully staying open in this tough market.

The following are some highlights for the next few weeks for craft beer enthusiasts to seek out:

Summer Solstice Ale Trail
Benchmark Brewing (Grantville), Societe Brewing Company (Kearny Mesa) and BNS Brewing and Distilling (Santee) have teamed up for anniversary celebrations in a unique way. Claim a passport at any of the three breweries and follow the Ale Trail to get stamped at each stop for prizes. Present your passport at all three tasting rooms and receive a commemorative bar towel for your effort, it's that simple.

Benchmark is holding cornhole tournaments, fund raisers and keep the glass nights all month long.

2nd Saturday w/ Cornado Brewing Company (CBC)
June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hamilton's Tavern

Dueling Cask: Sock Knocker IPA Cask dry hopped vs. Orange Ave Wit w/ Lime & cumquat zest

2nd Annual Father’s Day BBQ at Carnitas’ Snack Shack
June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park,
2632 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104 United States

BBQ and craft beer sounds like a great father's day gift to me (hope my wife is reading)

San Diego International Beer Festival
June 20-22, 2014
Five Sessions. 400+ Beers. One Glass. This grand-daddy of all beer festivals is enhanced by a fierce competition between the world’s finest breweries. In 2013, more than 150 breweries from 15 countries across the globe vied for the coveted Best of Show trophy and Champion Brewery awards.

Twisted Manzanita 4th Anniversary
June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twisted Manzanita Ales is turning 4 and your admission covers everything.

Hopfest @ the Museum: A Beer Tasting
Join the Museum and local craft breweries for Hopfest, including craft beer samples and food tastings June 19, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m.