Neighborhood and family friendly restaurant group, The Patio Group, has teamed up with Point Loma’s Modern Times Beer to create three beer-inspired and infused events highlighting the flavors of San Diego. Three unique events will take place throughout August, September and October and will highlight specialties at Fireside by The Patio, The Patio on Goldfinch and The Patio on Lamont.
Earlier this month, the series kicked off with the “After Dankness” Modern Times BBQ at Fireside by The Patio. This special dinner paired Fireside’s signature fire-inspired cuisine with carefully selected Modern Times beers. Menu highlights included the barbecue shrimp salad paired with a Lomaland Belgian Summer Ale; and an espresso-rubbed pork should paired with a Black House Stout.
It’s a whole new ball game for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game as Gaslamp Tavern, located at 868 Fifth Avenue, will introduce a ‘Best of the West’ beer lineup featuring brews representing each of the National League West cities.
Gaslamp Tavern will serve the all-star beer roster from Sunday, July 10, through Tuesday, July 12, in honor of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, which is taking place at Petco Park, less than one mile from the bar and restaurant. The lineup includes: Alesmith San Diego Pale Ale .394, for the hometown Padres; Golden Road El Nitro, for the Los Angeles Dodgers; 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat for the San Francisco Giants; SanTan Mr. Pineapple for the Arizona Diamondbacks; and a Dale Pale Ale for the Colorado Rockies. The ‘Best of the West’ beers will be priced at $7 each, and $18 per pitcher.
Kick-off San Diego’s Craft Beer Month at the 6th Craft Beer + Bites event at SILO in Makers Quarters. Taking place on Friday, June 3rd from 5 – 9 p.m., the outdoor community space in the heart of downtown will be lined with unique pours from over 20 local breweries and a roster of gourmet food trucks, all to benefit local brewers through San Diego Brewers Guild. Drink in all that San Diego summer has to offer for a relaxed evening of tasty bites, crafty brews, fun outdoor games, local artisan vendors and live music!
It’s hard to argue that the best way to celebrate American Craft Beer Week is by visiting San Diego’s bars with a plethora of local craft brews for you to choose from. There’s something about the sun and the city’s laid-back atmosphere that enhance the enjoyment of a cold craft brew. It might be the freshness of local kegs being tapped shortly after shipping out. It could be San Diego’s establishments’ eagerness to show off those local creations that are winning awards across the country and the world. Whatever it is – join your west coast beer neighbors to celebrate the lagers, ambers, IPAs and more that American brew masters are producing and perfecting. Kick off the drinking on May 16th; order a pint, a mug or a bottle and join in on the American Craft Brew festivities at any of these San Diego bars.
Baseball season is about to be in full swing and that means it’s time to indulge in some of your favorite ballpark food! Whether you’re enjoying a game in the park or from your favorite bar, nachos are the best go-to plate to complement your ice-cold beer while watching the game. Next time you’re looking for your cheesy fix, stray away from the average cheese plate and head to one of these San Diego hotspots with na-cho average nacho dishes!
Looking to watch America’s favorite past time, eating America’s favorite game-day snack? 1919 is downtown’s ultimate sports bar with 25 flat screen TVs and an equally impressive nacho recipe to boot. Hit a home run with their Perfect Nachos loaded with cheese sauce, jalapenos, pico de gallo and your choice of chicken, steak or short rib.
Big appetites call for large appetizers! Brian’s 24, located in the Gaslamp District, serves up only the best with their Chicharrachos dish that will get you and your friends through a fun night downtown! This twist on the classic nachos includes crispy fried pork rinds topped with melted cheddar jack cheese, japalenos and chipotle ranch dressing. Stray from the norm and fill-up on this topping-stacked dish next time you’re in downtown San Diego!
Think out-of-the-box and give your loved ones something that they really want this year, a growler of San Diego’s best libations!
For That Brew Taster: Pacific Beach AleHouse is Pacific Beach’s resident micro-brewery known for its views of the ocean, coastal-American cuisine and, of course, specialty-crafted beers. Their incredible brewmaster, Jonathan Riley, is a local guy with a passion for his local brew. He was recognized for his brewing talent with a gold medal in the San Diego International Beer Festival for his Irish Red Ale and was part of a team that won the Vista Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Award for “Best Brewery” two years in a row. Jonathan strives to perfect his product by continuing his brewing education at the University of California, Davis, working toward a Professional Brewer’s Certificate. Pick up a Pacific Beach AleHouse growler and give your loved one a specialty brew inspired by the local beach community.