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 2018 Celebration

We will celebrate our 29th year in beer on Saturday, January 27th at our Tasting Room & Beer Garden in Pacific Beach.

To honor the occasion, we’re inviting you to join us at the brewery for the debut of our 29th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Saison and a chance to taste our 30th Anniversary brew before it spends a year in barrels.

Purchase Tickets

Your ticket includes:

+Unlimited pours of 25+ special release and small batch beers
+A tantalizing spread of delicious eats provided by Mastiff Sausage Company & Biersal Food Truck
+Live music by Jason Hanna and the Bull Fighters
+Commemorative glassware and a limited edition hand-bottled 500ml of our 29th Anniversary Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Saison with pink peppercorns and brettanomyces.


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!
+An intimate, behind the scenes brewery tour with one of our esteemed brew masters, Paul Segura & Matt Johnson

Ongoing Events

Brews & Bros

Cable Airport

JAN 20TH // 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cable Airport Cable Airport America/Los_Angeles 2017-01-20 13:00:00 2018-01-20 17:00:00 Brews & Bros 1749 West 13th street, Upland CA

Changing of the Barrels

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

JAN 27TH // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2018-01-27 17:00:00 2018-01-27 20:00:00 Changing of the Barrels 5985 Santa Fe St., San Diego CA 92109

LA Beer & Food Fest

LA Center Studios

JAN 28TH // 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LA Center Studios LA Center Studios America/Los_Angeles 2018-01-28 15:00:00 2018-01-28 17:00:00 LA Beer & Food Fest 450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

SF Beer Week Kick Off

Cafe Royale

FEB 9TH // 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cafe Royale Cafe Royale America/Los_Angeles 2018-02-09 19:00:00 2018-02-09 22:00:00 SF Beer Week Kick Off 800 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Celebrator Beer Anniversary

Trumer Brewery

FEB 17TH // 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trumer Brewery Trumer Brewery America/Los_Angeles 2018-02-17 16:00:00 2018-02-17 20:00:00 Celebrator Beer Anniversary 1404 Fourth St., Berkeley, CA 94710

Annual Events