Start off Fall in San Diego with an amazing century ride through Poway, a bicycle and beer themed carnival, Oktoberfests and plenty of beer tastings.

Bikes

Tour de Fat

Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Opening each show with a costumed bike parade through the host city, Tour de Fat celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their inner-cyclist and ride the streets as a rolling carnival of creativity followed by a carnival and deliciously cold New Belgium beers.

Where: Golden Hill Park – 2590-2596 Golden Hill Dr, San Diego, CA 92102
When: Saturday, 27 September, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $5-$10 donation to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
> Find out more about Tour de Fat

Tour de Poway

The 29th annual Tour de Poway is a unique 18-100 mile north San Diego County bike ride that offers some of the most scenic sights in southern California. From the remote back country ranches and avocado groves to the ocean. Several well stocked aids stations along the course and a great BBQ & beer garden at the finish.

Where: Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
When: Sunday, 28 September, 2014
Time: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $55-$115
> Find out more about Tour de Poway

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

Beers

Meeting of the Guilds | LA+SF+SD

For the first time in LA Beer Week history, three California brewers guilds will join forces for one giant tap takeover. Join us at Mohawk Bend on September 25th for the official Meeting of the Guilds! Modeled after a similar event that took place during SF Beer Week this year, this event is designed to showcase all that these organizations have to offer (with a touch of friendly competition, of course). Taste your way through a selection of LA Brewers Guild, San Diego Brewers Guild, and SF Brewers Guild breweries (15 representatives for each) and cast your vote to see who will inherit the prized Golden Keg!

Where: Mohawk Bend – 2141 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
When: Thursday, 25 September 2014
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
> Find out more about the Meeting of the Guilds | LA+SF+SD

Lagunitas Couchtrippin to Nola @ Makers Quarter

Lagunitas Brewing Co is hittin’ the road to New Orleans with a special #CouchTrippin Fusion Ale, O+ FESTIVAL, some freaktacular entertainment from their Beer Circus, and even some couches from their Loft. Join them in #SanDiego at #SILOSD for a big freakin’ party with the the bands: Jamestown Revival and Houndmouth!

Where: Silo in Makers Quarters – 753 15th St, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Thursday, 25 September 2014
Time: 6:30 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
> Find out more about Lagunitas Couchtrippin to Nola @ Makers Quarter

Oktoberfest on the Sun Deck

Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on Hotel del Coronado’s Sun Deck with authentic food like bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels from San Diego Pretzel, schnitzel and more, plus select specialty beers from breweries like Paulaner and Karl Strauss. Guests will also enjoy daily keg tapping and live music by German rock band The Broken Stems.

Where: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: 26-28 September, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 7:00 PM
Cost: Admission is Free
> Find out more about Oktoberfest on the Sun Deck

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and a variety of German pastries. El Cajon’s Oktoberfest offers a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family!

Where: 1017 South Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
When: 26-28 September, 2014
Cost: $5
> Find out more about Oktoberfest in El Cajon

“Keep the Glass” Night with Goose Island Beer Co.

Enjoy several of Goose Island Beer Co’s amazing beers on tap and keep the glass! On tap: Urban 312 Wheat, Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale with Brettanomyces, and Bourbon County Stout (Aged in Bourbon barrels).

Where: Plan 9 Alehouse – 155 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
When: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Time: 5:00 to 11:00 PM
> Find out more about “Keep the Glass” Night with Goose Island Beer Co.

San Diego Cheese and Beer Festival

Pairing artisanal cheeses with craft beers is on the rise. Stone Brewing is known for producing popular, high quality beers – the perfect accompaniment for an array of hand-selected artisan cheeses. The event will feature live music, beer and cheese- themed games, and a commemorative take- home glass. Plus with beer pairings from Stone Brewing Co.’s “Dr.” Bill Sysak himself, it will be a gastronomic event you’re sure to want to attend!

Where: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station – 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
When: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40-$50
> Find out more about the San Diego Cheese and Beer Festival

Adams Avenue Street Fair Craft Beer Taste

In addition to the 90+ musical acts performing on seven stages on Adams Avenue, carnival rides, food and craft vendors, the Adams Avenue Street Fair will also host a Craft Beer Taste featuring Aztec Brewing, Automatic Brewing, Ballast Point, Barrel Harbor, Benchmark, BNS, Culture Brewing, Goose Island, Green Flash, Twisted Manzanita, Mission Brewery, Ninkasi, Stone, Sierra Nevada and Stumblefoot. Admission grants you 12 4 oz tasters.

Where: Adams Avenue & Felton, San Diego, CA 92116
When: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: $20
> Find out more about the Adams Avenue Street Fair Craft Beer Taste

BooBS & BooTS & BeeRS

A charity event at Brabant showcasing the rare brew Deliria (A version of Delirium Tremens- brewed ONLY by professional women brewers of Belgium!) and supporting the efforts of the Pink Boots Society and Beer for Boobs. 15% of all sales will be split between these two great groups! Come help smash the following specials:Deliria on Draft! Order this rare and racy elixir, take home a Delirium Tremens goblet; Roze Olifant: A beer cocktail made with Deliria; BooB FooDS; and Raffles Galore!

Where: Brabant Bar & Cafe – 2310 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
When: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: Starts at 2:00 PM
> Find out more about BooBS & BooTS & BeeRS

Rancho BEERnardo IPA Beerfest

The Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club has partnered with URGE Gastropub to bring a new level of professionalism to the festival including an intimate connection to the local craft beer community and a tremendous amount of experience in the food and beverage industry in general. We expect to have as many as fifty different craft beers for tasting and this year we are adding a new feature – San Diego’s only IPA Fest – with a contest to identify the most popular IPA from local entrants. Ticket includes 15 tastings.

Where: Sikes Adobe Farmstead – 12655 Sunset Drive Escondido, CA 92025
When: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: $30
> Find out more about the Rancho BEERnardo IPA Beerfest

Karl Strauss Oktoberfest

Join Karl Strauss as they celebrate 25 years in business by throwing a San Diego-style Oktoberfest. They’ll have 25 beers on tap, VIP brewery tours, kick-ass hot pretzels, authentic German grub, music by The Young Wild and a bitchin’ commemorative beer stein you can rock at home for years to come. Don’t miss this unique Bavaria meets San Diego bender!

Where: Karl Strauss Tasting Room – 5985 Santa Fe St, San Diego, CA 92109
When: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $15
> Find out more about Karl Strauss Oktoberfest

> Find more great beer events at San Diego Brewers Guild

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