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Aug 31, 2010 09:52 AM

Beer Dinners in San Diego

Does anyone know where there are beer pairing dinners in san diego...i know the area is known for its micro breweries and want to experience it with some great food....any ideas??

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  1. Albert's Restaurant in the SD Zoo is holding a Brewmaster's dinner on Sept. 17th and 18th.

    1. The Linkery frequently has some sort of beer pairings dinner going on. On September 9th they have a Stone Cask Beer and Barley Fed Pork dinner:

      Blind Lady occasionally does dinners as well. On September 4th they're doing a lunch with La Chouffe:

      AR Valentien does a beer table dinner once a month. The next one is on September 29th and is with Alesmith.

      3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

      1. Ritual Tavern usually has them each month.

        Ritual Tavern
        4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

        1. Wine Vault and Bistro has them once in a while. Get on their email list for weekly updates.

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          1. re: 4wino

            Speaking of Wine Vault, they've got a yummy-looking Belgian Beer Dinner coming up on September 15:

            Belgian Beer Dinner #3
            Wed, September 15, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
            3731-A India Street, San Diego, CA 92103 (map)
            RSVP: (619) 295-3939
            $39.50 + tax and gratuity
            Pre-dinner reception with Brian Hackler from 5:45 to 6:30
            Dinner starts promptly at 6:30

            Please join us for an amazing six-course Belgian beer dinner paired with six premium Belgian beers. Brewery representative Brian Hackler will be here in person to host this dinner. Here's the menu and beer line-up:

            Chilled Corn Soup | Witte Beer "Suds" | Pickled Corn | Red Pepper Gelée | Crispy Dungeness Crab
            Ommegang Witte Ale

            Caribbean Prawns | Coconut Curry | Bamboo Rice Cake | Bamboo Shoots | Micro Cilantro
            Ommegang Hennepin
            Tempura Battered Soft Shall Crab | Corn Pulp | Bloomsdale Spinach | Pickled Squash Blossom Gremolata
            Houblon Chouffe Double IPA Triple
            Braised Lamb Shank | Stone Ground Grits | Crescenza | Rapini | Mirepoix Confit | Chimichurri
            Maredsous 10 Triple Abbey Ale
            Sous Vide Kurobuta Pork Loin | Braised Nueske Bacon | Caramelized Onion Soubise | Mustard Greens | Pork Cheek Hash | Fig Mostarda
            Ommegang Abbey Dubbel
            Smoked Chocolate Mousse | Salted Caramel | Valrhona Chocolate Tuile | Blis Bourbon Maple Syrup | Strawberry Powder | Espelette
            Lost Abbey "Judgment Day" Ale

            The Lost Abbey
            155 Mata Way Suite 104, San Marcos, CA

            1. re: bizzwriter

              Went to beer dinner #2 and the food was some of the best I've had at Wine Vault. Beer pairings were interesting (I bought a couple) but with those complex Belgian triples it almost becomes like pairing desserty wines more than classic beers. Not bad, just different.

          2. Don't forget Stone. While you can always have a beer dinner there, they do have "special pairing" events regularly.