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.


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31st Anniversary Celebration – February 1, 2020

We will celebrate our 31st year in beer on Saturday, February 1st at our Tasting Room & Beer Garden in Pacific Beach.

Your ticket includes:

+ Unlimited pours of 25+ special release and small batch beers

+ A tantalizing spread of delicious food pairings provided by Bread & Cheese, Mastiff Sausage Company, and VG’s Doughnuts

+ Live music by Shuffle & Bang

+ Commemorative glassware and a limited edition hand-bottled 500ml of our 31st Anniversary Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

VIP Tickets

A limited number of VIP entry tickets are available until they sell out! Your VIP ticket will get you everything included with a standard ticket PLUS:

+ Entry into the event 1 hour early (Starting at 4pm). Be the first to sample all of the rare and limited release beers on tap before the crowd arrives as well as first tastes of the incredible food pairings being provided!

Designated Driver Tickets

Designated Driver Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. DD’s will be able to access both the VIP or GA sessions to accompany their fellow attendees but will not receive their glassware until they pick up their bottle at the end of the event. DD tickets can be purchased with a credit or debit card only.


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