San Diego Beer Week 2018

You may be tempted to chug your way through as many beers as you can during San Diego Beer Week, but take it slow instead. San Diego is the Craft Beer Capital of the US, and you’ll want to savor the unique offerings on tap at events around the city.

Start your day at the week’s opening event, a Rare Beer Breakfast hosted by Stone Brewing. You’ll have a chance to taste a variety of beers along with great food and music.

Take a beer train trolley tour to local breweries to get a look at the beer-making process. Daily tours visit four breweries, with peeks behind the scenes and tasting flights of four beers at each stop. Lunch and a beer trivia contest round out the day.

You’ll know why San Diego claims the Craft Capital title if you visit the Guild Fest on 11/4 & 11/5. San Diego’s award-winning brewers will be pouring, and you can attend Beer College to improve your own brewing skills. The Battle of the Guilds on 11/11 lets you taste the beers produced by three different brewing guilds and vote for your favorite.

Which goes better with beer–cheese or cigars? Take your pick; the Stone Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing Festival on 11/6 mixes and matches brews with cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate. Or opt for the Ultimate Beer & Cigar Dinner on 11/10 to judge how hand-rolled cigars mesh with handcrafted beer.

Celebrate the end of a great week of beer at the Beer Garden at Torrey Pines on 11/13. There’ll be 28 beer and 14 chefs creating a unique dining experience.

The event sites for beer week are all easily reached from Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. And our Blue Wave Grill offers a selection of local beers, so you can continue your tasting experience after San Diego Beer Week festivities end. Come stay with us to enjoy San Diego’s beautiful waterfront views along with our great beer during San Diego Beer Week or any time.