It's a Great Weekend for Bikes and Beers in San Diego

You might want to ride this weekend’s century bike ride before enjoying all the beers at all these events in San Diego.


Fiesta Metric

The 6th Annual Fiesta Metric Century is a 100 Km (60 mile) paved recreational cycling event. This event is not a race, just a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning and early afternoon enjoying the best of Summer cycling in San Diego County. For those who would like to bike a little less, there are 45 and 20 mile options.

Starting Point: San Diego Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Saturday, 7 June 2014
Starting Time: 6:30 to 7:30 AM Wave Starts
Cost: $75-$90
> Find out more about the Fiesta Metric

Cycle Southcrest

Cycle Southcrest will be a family festival that will encourage walking, biking, and fitness while coming together in celebration of Chollas Creek to Bayshore Bikeway Trail link to the 24 mile Bayshore Bikeway giving resident’s access to one of the region’s most exciting assets, the San Diego Bay.

Families will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational speakers, become exposed to health and fitness benefits associated with cycling and hiking, and will be educated about bike safety and accessible medical, dental and screening services. Families participating in a roving bike and fitness survey will have multiple opportunities to win raffle prizes such as; bicycles and cycling equipment.

Where: Southcrest Recreation Center – 4149 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92113
When: Saturday, 7 June 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Cycle Southcrest

All Clubs Bike in Summer Kick off BBQ and Game Day 2014

The Annual Summer Kick off Bike in Picnic and Game Day is always a good time! Bring something to eat , a blanket and your favorite outdoor games! There will be DJ speakers for endless old school hip hop and reggae anthems, the cones of death(for mini bike slalom course!), wiffle ball, frisbee, and football for our mutual amusement! Hopefully this time we can scout out a grill in that lower section of presidio so we can grill as well. Cold Keg Beer will be provide for a $5 suggested donation to keep the Urban BS slush fund up and running so come thirsty my friends!

Starting Point: North Park Bikes – 3022 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104
When: Sunday, 8 June 2014
Time: Ride starts at 2:00 PM
Cost: Free. $5 donation for beer
> Find out more about the All Clubs Bike in Summer Kick off BBQ and Game Day 2014

Regularly Scheduled Rides

There are plenty of regularly scheduled rides happening all weekend.

> Find a ride near you on the San Diego Bicycle Coalition website
> Find a ride near you on the BikeSD website


Pink Boots Society Bottle Share at Monkey Paw

Join co-chair leaders Denise Ratfield and Laura Ulrich as they kick off the brand new San Diego chapter of Pink Boots Society. They will be celebrating this inaugural meeting with a focus on the educational side of things and showcase the Saison style of beer. Bring in your favorite Saison or one that you haven’t had yet. Laura will give a history behind Saisons and the style guidelines. Host and Monkey Paw Pub owner Karen Blair will be in attendance and serving food platters to pair with the tasting. This event is for professional women in the brewing industry.

Where:Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery – 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation
> Find out more about the Pink Boots Society Bottle Share at Monkey Paw

Rip Current Awareness Week

Rip Current beers are powerful currents of water, hops, barley and yeast. They can sweep even the strongest drinker out to sea. Below is the week’s schedule:

  • Wednesday, 4 June – Lupulin Lust Night on Nitro, CO2 and a cask of Lifeguard Luplin with sweet and bitter orange peels. 10% of sales donated to the Del Mar Lifeguards.
  • Thursday, 5 June – Pubcakes Night. Custom Pubcakes made with Rescue Buoy and Hazelnut Porter. Pair with Coconut Kona Storm, Vanilla Rescue Buoy and more.
  • Friday, 6 June – Rescue Buoy Night batches 1-3, Nitro Buoy and Vanilla Buoy.
  • Saturday, 7 June – No Hope for Rescue! Try the 18.2% Russian Imperial Stout.
  • Sunday, June 8 – Sunday Kick Back. $1 off all beers under 5.5%.

Where:Rip Current Brewing – 1325 Grand Avenue, Suite 100, San Marcos, CA 92078
When: 4-8 June 2014
> Find out more about Rip Current Awareness Week

Modern Times Beer Dinner

Join Morton’s Steakhouse for an evening with Modern Times Beer and meet the brewer! Enjoy a masterful four-course Morton’s dinner, perfectly paired with select Modern Times beers including Lomaland Saison, Fortunate Islands Hoppy Wheat, Blazing World Hoppy Amber and Monster’s Park Imperial Stout.

Where:Morton’s Steakhouse – 285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Thursday, 5 June 2014
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $89
> Find out more about the Modern Times Beer Dinner

Samuel Adams Brew & View

Join Sam Adams for Samuel Adams Brew & View, an epic summer party with cold Sam Adams beer, lawn games, food trucks, and live music! When the sun goes down, Wedding Crashers will start up on an HD screen for a hilarious movie night under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends, and plan to stay awhile! Rule #76: No excuses, play like a champion!

Where: NTC Park – 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
When: Thursday, 5 June 2014
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free. RSVP required
> Find out more about the Samuel Adams Brew & View

Chocolate Threeway with Hess Brewing

Having won various medals (Gold- 2014 World Beer Cup, Gold- Canned Craft Festival, & many more), Mike Hess Brewing is easily one of San Diego’s premiere breweries. Join Greg Hess himself along with Will as they present three exotic chocolate truffles paired with three craft brews paired with three artisan cheeses.

Where:Eclipse Chocolate – 2145 Fern Street, San Diego, CA 92104
When: Thursday, 5 June 2014
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $20
> Find out more about the Chocolate Threeway with Hess Brewing

Firkin Friday with Rogue Brewing

Hamilton’s will have a very rare offering from Rogue Brewing right in time for Summer! On Cask: 7 Hop IPA. On Draught: Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch, Juniper Pale, Hazelnut Brown, Dead Guy and Brutal Bitter.

Where:Hamilton’s Tavern – 1521 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92102
When: Friday, 6 June 2014
Time: 3:00 to 11:00 PM
> Find out more about Firkin Friday with Rogue Brewing

Aztec Brewing Company’s 3rd Annual Bacon & Brewfest

14 Bacon & Brew Teams will compete for trophies and prizes in an anything goes bacon fueled frenzy of frying, smoking and wrapping. The competitors will be provided with bacon from Cook Pigs of Julian, fed with Aztec Brewing’s spent grains. Teams are allowed to use any other ingredients they choose, as long as bacon remains the focus of the dish and it can be served in bite size portions. Limited samples will be available for the audience on a first come first serve basis.

Where:Aztec Brewing Company – 2330 La Mirada Drive, Suite 300, Vista CA 92081
When: Saturday, 7 June 2014
Time: 2:00 to 7:00 PM
> Find out more about Aztec Brewing Company’s 3rd Annual Bacon & Brewfest

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