Changing of the Barrels

February 2, 1989 marks the first day we opened our doors on Columbia St. in Downtown San Diego and introduced the city to craft beer. Each February, to honor the occasion, we invite a few friends down to the brewery for the debut of our annual Barrel-Aged Anniversary release and a chance to taste the next year’s batch before it spends a year in barrels.

Our 2016 Changing of the Barrels party was one for the record books! If you missed out, we’ll catch you next February for another night of amazing beer, food, music, and friends!

Ongoing Events

California Craft Throwdown

St. John’s Bar & Grill

JULY 28th // 5 PM - 8 PM

St. John’s Bar & Grill St. John’s Bar & Grill America/Los_Angeles 2016-07-28 17:00:00 2016-07-28 20:00:00 California Craft Throwdown 510 Lawrence Expressway Sunnyvale, CA

Meet the Brewer Pairing Dinner

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

JULY 28th // 12 PM - 9 PM

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse America/Los_Angeles 2016-07-28 18:00:00 2016-07-28 21:00:00 Meet the Brewer Pairing Dinner 1355 N. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA

Arts and Amps

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

August 20th // 5 PM - 8 PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2016-08-20 17:00:00 2016-08-20 20:00:00 Arts and Amps 5985 Santa Fe St. San Diego, CA 92109

Oktoberfest

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

SEPT 17TH // 2PM - 8PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2016-09-17 14:00:00 2016-09-17 20:00:00 Oktoberfest 5985 Santa Fe St. San Diego, CA 92109

Barrel Royale

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

OCT 22ND // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2016-10-22 17:00:00 2016-10-22 20:00:00 Barrel Royale 5985 Santa Fe St. San Diego CA, 92109

Annual Events