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

13th Annual California Wine Festival

Chase Palm Park

JULY 16th // 12 PM - 4 PM

Chase Palm Park Chase Palm Park America/Los_Angeles 2016-07-16 12:00:00 2016-07-16 16:00:00 13th Annual California Wine Festival 323 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Summertime Beer Dinner Series

EATS Kitchen and Tap

JULY 22ND // 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

EATS Kitchen and Tap EATS Kitchen and Tap America/Los_Angeles 2016-07-22 18:30:00 2016-07-22 21:30:00 Summertime Beer Dinner Series 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, California 92614

Arts and Amps

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

JULY 23rd // 5PM - 8PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2016-07-23 17:00:00 2016-07-23 20:00:00 Arts and Amps 5985 Santa Fe St. San Diego, CA 92109

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

The Madonna Inn Meadows

August 20th // 5 PM - 8 PM

The Madonna Inn Meadows The Madonna Inn Meadows 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

Annual Events