Monday, March 2, 2009

Southern California Beer Happenings In March

First, Stone has put 13th Anniversary Celebration tickets on sale as of NOW. The date is set for Saturday, August 22nd, and will be at Cal State San Marcos again. Tickets are $35. Check Stone's website for more information.

On March 6th, Churchill's in San Marcos is having their Hopocalypse with some great IPA's on tap. List includes casks of Ruination and Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA, plus other great IPA's such as Pliny the Younger, Poorman's, Racer X, and Hop Henge to name a few.

O'Brien's will be tapping casks of two Sierra Nevada beers in the upcoming weeks (when do you ever see those?). The first is Chico IPA on Thursday, March 5th and the second is an imperial porter on March 12th. There will also be a cask of Green Flash Imperial IPA to accompany one of these.

O'Brien's is also having another mini Russian River night on Friday, March 6th. A keg of Pliny the Younger will be tapped at 11am and will be accompanied by other draft and bottled Russian River beers.

Also on March 6th, The Bruery in Placentia will hold their monthly "first firkin Friday." This month it will be Saison de Lente. You can enjoy it on Saturday the 7th too. On Saturday, March 14th they will have a pre-St.-Patrick's-day celebration of sorts. It will be a Belgian Saint's Day, and involve a new special beer.

For St. Patrick's Day, Churchill's will be putting Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick's on tap to go along with offerings such as Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, Ballast Point Sextent Oatmeal Stout, and Firestone Velvet Merkin.

Pizza Port in Carlsbad will be holding their annual Belgian Beer Party on March 28th (session 1 is 10-4, session 2 is 5-11). It's the only event across this nation where you can drink Belgian beer while feeling like you're standing in the middle of a Bad Religion concert (ie you can't move around).

8 comments:

Sparky said...

So which events will you be attending?

Steve said...

As of right now- None. All the stuff that happens on a Friday I can't get to b/c of rotation in LA. And I never go to the Pizza Port Carlsbad festivals.

BJR said...

In case you decide to blow off your rotation, we'll be at O'Brien's at 11am.

Good Burp said...

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Steve said...

BJR- unfortunately it's not like my last rotation and I can't take a half day on friday (that was so awesome last time).

Good Burp- glad I could entertain, I'll bookmark your site as well. First blog I've seen based out of Arizona....

Rational Realist said...

Steve, this may not be a happening, but Ballast Point is releasing Dorado tomorrow and it will be available in bottles this time. No word on how expensive.

Steve said...

RR- saw that on your latest post... as for the price, I always saw Dorado for $6.99-7.99. Since Sculpin was $8, and with the economy being so bad, I'm sure the price will be somewhere around $12 a bomber.

Rational Realist said...

I hope it's not $12. I saw Deschutes Hope Henge double IPA for $4.99 today, and I picked up a growler of Alpine's Nelson for just over $10 (I know you have posted on Alpine's fair prices before). I wish Ballast Point's beers were priced cheaper.