San Diego is one of the country's centers of craft beer production, with more than 100 craft breweries in town. Check out the brewers guild map and set out on an exploration, or head to a beer festival for drinks, food, and fun. You can spend all year exploring the many offerings.
San Diego Beer Fest gets your year off to a beery good start on 1/7. The event, at Liberty Station, features both local and international craft beers, plus some of San Diego's best food trucks and great music. Come spend the afternoon--VIP tickets get you an extra hour of enjoying the many varieties of brews--and help raise money for Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.
Another winter beer celebration is the San Diego Winter Brew Fest in Balboa Park on 2/18. It's almost spring when the Best Coast Beer Fest takes over the Embarcadero on 3/11, and almost summer for the San Diego International Beer Festival 6/16-18. Ease into the holiday season with the San Diego Brewers Guild's San Diego Beer Week, which is 10 full days of beer-related events.
Whether you attend a beer festival or check out the breweries on your own, it's a great way to enjoy San Diego's most drinkable craft. Be sure to stay at Humphreys Half Moon Inn and close out your day of beer sampling with one more glass in Backstage LIVE, which was voted San Diego's Best Live Music Club. Dinner, dancing, and no worries about driving back to the hotel make it a great night out.