Tasting Room Events

IPA Week

Monday, July 16th to Friday, July 20th

As the temperatures outside rise, we turn to cold, refreshing beers to help cool us off.  What’s more refreshing than a crisp, clean IPA this time of year?

Because our love for hoppy beers is too robust for any single day, we celebrate this style every year with a week-long affair dedicated to brewing up specialty IPAs to share with you.  Taste different varietals each day, then vote on your favorite.  The winners from each day will compete on the final day to find the winner of 2018 AleSmith IPA Week!

Monday 7/16 | Regional
While San Diego might be known for its West Coast-Style IPAs, each region around the world has their own twist on this ever popular style. Try a few of our interpretations of these!

  • New England IPA
  • West Coast IPA
  • Australian IPA
  • English IPA

Tuesday 7/17 | MLB All Star Game: Hitting for the cycle
Small changes in recipe and process can create beers of radically different intensities and alcohol contents.  Come “hit for the cycle” by tasting a session, single, double and triple version of the same IPA.

  • Home Plate (Session IPA)
  • 1st Base (IPA)
  • 2nd Base (Double IPA)
  • 3rd Base (Triple IPA)

Wednesday 7/18 | Hop Flavor Profiles
The wonderful world of hops is constantly growing and changing. These wonderful plants can have vastly different flavor and aroma characteristics based on where and how they are grown. We have selected different hops to showcase the wide variety of hop flavor profiles.

  • Dank
  • Tropical
  • Fruity
  • Pine

Thursday 7/19 | Experimental
This category is dedicated to letting our brewers have a little fun with the style with direct input from you! Come by to see what they have come up with this year.

  • New Zealand Session IPA
  • Brut IPA
  • Coffee IPA
  • Mashed Potato IPA

Friday 7/20 | Best of Show
The top IPA from each category will compete to be named winner of the 2018 AleSmith IPA Week, and will be brewed and tapped for our Annual Tap Recap event on New Year’s Eve.

Lost Boys Fundraiser – Nelson Mandela Day

Wednesday, July 18th, 5-8pm

Please join us on Wednesday, July 18th for a fun evening, including a raffle, sponsorship opportunities, and great beer in support of the California Sudanese Lost Boys & Girls Foundation‘s efforts to provide educational opportunities in south Sudan.  This date was chosen specifically in honor of Nelson Mandela Day.
The Lost Boys of Sudan hold a special place in our hearts. There have been eight Lost Boys in the AleSmith family over the last couple of years, including current team member Isaac, our Busser. This brave group of young men were resettled in the United States after their Sudanese village was attacked, and have since been working towards helping others create a new life here. You may have seen their story in the feature motion picture, The Good Lie, which depicts their arduous journey to safety.


 Jigsaw Puzzling Competition

Monday, July 23rd, Mezzanine 6-9pm

Looking for something new and different to do on a Monday night? Register for our competitive jigsaw puzzling event and compete with other teams of 3-4 puzzlers. Complete the 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in the shortest amount of time to win a prize!

Register at: www.pacificpuzzlers.com


National Scotch Day

Tuesday, July 24th

I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.  Stay classy and come drink some Scotch Wee Heavy with us in the Anvil & Stave.


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