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It Takes a Lot of Beer to Make a Bottle of Wine!

Find us wearing this shirt, and we may buy you a drink.

Calling all Beer Lovers!

Starting this weekend is San Luis Obispo’s own celebration of American Craft Beer Week. Come sample some of the rarest and best beers in the world here in our own back yard and compare tasting notes (yes we do that with beer too) with your #ShareSLO Street Team compatriots. You’re sure to see lots of our winemaker friends there as well – after all, as they say:

“It takes a lot of beer to make a bottle of wine.”

The complete schedule is below. Warning: it’s long! But that’s a good thing, right? Let us know where you’ll be and we’ll keep an eye out for you. We’ll even buy a beer for the first person to come up and introduce themselves for every event we’re at.

Be sure to help us make this a SLO institution spreading the word in real-time using #ShareSLO on Twitter or Instagram, or posting on the ShareSLO Facebook page when you’re at any of the events.

Thank you. Drop us a line if you want more details, otherwise we’ll look forward to tilting a wrist with you.

5/11/13 Saturday

2nd Annual IPA Fest @ Frog & Peach in SLO


May 11th , NOON – Frog & Peach in SLO. 2nd Annual IPA Fest featuring over 20 IPA’s from all over. Special IPA’s like Stone Dayman Coffee IPA and Double Dry Hopped Ruination , rare treats like Dogfish Head 120 Min IPA & Drake’s Tree Beer , as well as Hop Head favorites like Green Flash West Coast IPA and Sierra Nevada Torpedo. This event also features the much anticipated Sierra Nevada / Dogfish Head / Speigalu collaboration IPA Glass.

Expected Draft List:
AleSmith IPA, Deschutes Chainbreaker, Drake’s Tree Beer, Drake’s Denogginizer, Hangar 24 Columbus IPA, Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, Stone Dayman Coffee IPA, Stone Double Dry Hopped Ruination, Ballast Point Double Dorado IPA, Coronado Hoppy Daze, Drake’s Hopocalypse, Dogfish Head 90min IPA, Dogfish Head 120min IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Heretic Evi Cousin, Indian Wells Amnesia, IPA, New Belgium Rampant Double IPA, Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, Coronado Idiot IPA, and more.*

5/12/13 Sunday

2nd Annual Strong Beer Fest


May 12th , 7:00pm – Creekside in SLO. 2nd Annual “Strong Beer Fest” Featuring the Biggest and the baddest beers ever brewed. Beers with High ABV will be featured. A designated drivers is strongly encouraged here. Imperial is the theme here with beers like Hangar 24 Imperial Russian Stout , Port Older Viscosity , New Belgium Cascara Quad , Stone 2012 Double Bastard & many more.

Expected Draft Lineup:
Port Older Viscosity, Hangar 24 IRS, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout, Stone 2012 Double Bastard, Alaskan Tropplebock, New Belgium Lips oF Faith Cascara Quad, Sierra Nevada 2013 Bigfoot.*

2nd Annual West Coast Beer Tour (GOES ALL WEEK!)


May 12th , Noon through May 19th – Hot Shots in Pismo Beach. 2nd Annual ” West Coast Beer Tour “. 30+ Draft beers featuring breweries found here on the West Coast starting in Juneau, Alaska and ending in San Diego California. Take the ultimate pub crawl down the coast!

Expected Draft List:
Stone Arrogant Bastard, Deschutes Obsidian Stout Nitro, Mad River Doppelbock, Mendocino Eye of the Hawk, Coronado Orange Avenue Wit, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, Heretic Evil Twin, Drake’s/Stone Quarter Century of Issues, Lost Abbey Lost & Found, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Alesmith Nut Brown, Ballast Point b00b Check, Alaskan Freeride APA, Lagunitas Censored, Hangar 24 American Craft Beer Week, Port Brewing Anniversary Ale, Crispin Apple Cider, The Bruery Loakal Red, Karl Strauss 24th Anniversary Flanders Red. *

5/13/13 Monday

Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover & Cheese Pairing


May 13th, 5:00pm – Spike’s in SLO. Sierra Nevada Tap Take over and Cheese Pairing. Proud to announce the Central Coast’s LARGEST Tap Takeover featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. 34 Taps, all from Sierra Nevada. On top of that, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Master Chef, Michael Iles, has created the ultimate beer and cheese pairing menu. A cheese to pair with every beer on tap!

34 Taps and 34 Cheeses? Winning!

Expected Draft Lineup:
Pale Ale, Kellerweis, Torpedo, Ruthless Rye, Celebration 2012, Bigfoot 2013, Ovila Quad, Ovila Quad w/Plums, Ovila Dubbel Wine Barrel, Beer Camp Imperial Pils, Beer Camp Floral IPA, Beer Camp 86’d, Beer Camp Celebrator 25th, Northern Hemisphere, Estate, Summerfest, Blindfold Black IPA, Belgian Style Blonde IPA, Hoptimum, Southern Harvest, Best Bitter Ale, French Style Saison, Knightro Irish Stout, Schwarzbier, Bigfoot 2012, Blonde Ale, Brown Ale, Cabin Fever Ale, Hips Helles, Knotty Wood, Kolsch, Narwhal Imperial Stout, Ovila Belgian Golden, Porter, Shamrock’n Rye, Sleight of Hand, Stout.*

5/14/13 Tuesday

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner


May 14th, 5:30pm – Mother’s Tavern in SLO. Sierra Nevada’s own Master Chef Michael Iles and Mothers Tavern Chef Whitney Knodle collaborate together to bring to you a 5 course beer dinner paired with tasty Sierra Nevada beers. Special Guest Steve Grossman will be on hand to talk about Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, plus live music featuring Matt Cross. Space is limited, reserve your seats now!

Expected Draft Lineup:

Kellerweis, Ovila Quad w/Plums, TBA, TBA, TBA!*

5/15/13 Wednesday

2nd Annual Women of Beer


May 15th , 5:30pm 7:00pm – Luis Wine Bar in SLO. 2nd Annual “Women of Beer” event featuring women who make their living in the craft beer industry. This year we are pleased to present a panel that covers the entire industry starting with the Proprietor – Vanessa North ( Luis Wine Bar ) The Distributor – Shannon Larrabee (Central Coast Distributing, LLC), The Educator – Master Cicerone Nicole Erny ( Cicerone Certification Program ), and the Brewery – Lisa Mussen ( Sierra Nevada Brewing Company ). Each lady will have one of their favorite beers on draft and featured for the night as they discuss their roles and experiences in the craft beer industry.

Expected Draft Lineup:
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, The Bruery Hottenroth, TBA, TBA! *

Sierra Nevada Beer & Dessert Pairing


May 15th 7:00pm – Luis Wine Bar in SLO – Sierra Nevada Dessert Pairing. Chef Michael Iles and Luis Wine Bar invite you to attend an intimate evening as we pair wonderfully prepared desserts that will be perfectly paired with Sierra Nevada beers.

Lost Abbey Tap Takeover


May 15th 5:00pm – The Boardroom in Pismo Beach – Lost Abbey Tap Takeover featuring 6 fiendishly tasty beers on draft. Stop by, Sinner or Saint and get your limited Lost Abbey Stemmed glass.

Expected Draft Lineup:
Deliverance, Mayan Apocalypse, Carnivale, Serpents Stout, Framboise de Amorosa, Devotion.*

5/16/13 Thursday

Lagunitas Tap Takeover


May 16th, 5:30pm – Mother’s Tavern in SLO. Lagunitas Tap Takeover. Petaluma invades San Luis and treats us to some wonderful suds at this fantastic event. 13 different beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company will be featured all night long with live music to keep the party going!

Expected Draft Lineup:
3 Barrel Gnarleywine, Wilco Tango Foxtrot, Lil Sumpin Sumpin, Hop Stoopid, IPA, Fusion 16, Censored Ale, Dogtown Pale, Waldo, Maximus, Undercover Shutdown Ale, Pils, IRS. *

5/17/13 Friday

Deschutes Tap Takeover


May 17th, 5:30pm – Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande – Deschutes Tap Takeover. You can’t have a Craft beer Week and not include Oregon, can we? Craft Beer Week will continue to impress as this event includes several unique beers from Deschutes including, 2011 Abyss and 2012 Abyss on draft!

Expected Draft Lineup:
Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Abyss 2011, Abyss 2012, Inversion IPA, Armory XPA, Red Chair, Red Chair Nitro, Hop Henge, Chainbreaker IPA.*

5/18/13 Saturday

2nd Annual Sour Fest


May 18th, NOON – Eureka Burger in SLO – 2nd Annual Sour Fest – TIme to once again pucker up and reset your palate. After a long week of amazing craft beers, it’s still not over…It’s time for some sourness in your life. Featuring 10+ sour and funky beers from all over, this festival is sure to make you pucker up. Sour treats like Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme , Drake’s Brett Amber, New Belgium 2011 La Folie just to name a few……..

Expected Draft Lineup:
2011 New Belgium La Folie, 2011 New Belgium Tart Lychee, Heretic Miscreant, Drake’s Brette Davis Eyes, Karl Strauss 24th Anniversary, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa, Lost Abbey Red Poppy, The Bruery Hottenroth, Ballast Point b00b Check.*

Green Flash Tap Takeover


May 18th, 5:30pm – Dunbar Brewing in Santa Margarita – Green Flash Tap Takeover. Green Flash helped put “West Coast IPA” on the map, literally. Filling all the taps at Dunbar , we’ll show you what we mean. SoCal Hops will be the theme of this party, so be bitter!

Expected Draft Lineup:
West Coast IPA, Hop Head Red, Candela Rye Barleywine, Belgian Rye 7th Anniversary, 1st Anniversary, Hamilton’s 6th Anniversary, Cedar Plank Pale, Grand Cru, Saison Diego, Hop Odyssey Red Rye, Imperial IPA, Hop Odyssey Black IPA.*

5/19/13 Sunday

Dogfish Head Domination


May 19th, NOON – Libertine Pub in Morro Bay – Dogfish Domination! 20 taps. All Dogfish Head. Not much more to say here. Except that Tyler Clark, Owner of The Libertine said we couldn’t do it. To further motivate us to make this happen, Tyler agreed that if we filled all the lines , he would get a Dogfish Head Logo tattooed on him. We still don’t know where that Tattoo will end up, but there will be a tattoo! This will be the last event for American Craft Beer Week and will rival all the rest. Dogfish 60 Min IPA , 61 Min IPA , 90 Min IPA , 120 Min IPA plus many more all on draft!

Expected Draft Lineup:
120min IPA, Immort Ale, Etrusca, Noble Rot, Bitches Brew, Indian Brown Ale, Rhizing Bines, Aprihop, 61min IPA, Palo Santo, Raison D’Etre, 60min IPA, My Antonia, Namaste, Burton Baton, 90min IPA, Sah’Tea, Theobrama, Chateau Jiahu, Positive Contact, Olde School 2010, Hell Hound 2010.*

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