Karl Strauss Brews Up Big Events for 4th Annual San Diego Beer Week

October 25, 2012 

Hot off a recent expansion into Northern California, Karl Strauss isn’t losing any momentum as it rolls into the 4th Annual San Diego Beer Week. The company is hosting a number of events including the popular BYOB Brunch, Brew Food Beer Tasting and Book Signing, and two special Cask Nights.  Karl Strauss is also working with accounts to host pint nights, beer dinners, and tap takeovers, as well as pouring a diverse line-up of beers at both of the San Diego Brewers Guild capstone events.

“We’ve been so busy expanding this summer and keeping up with demand, that we’re really looking forward to getting out during Beer Week,” says Paul Segura, Karl Strauss Brewmaster.  “This is a cool opportunity for us to engage with our fans, share our beers, and introduce ourselves to some people who might not know us that well.”

In addition to more than 40 events over ten days, Karl Strauss has brewed a commemorative San Diego Beer Week Peanut Butter Cup Porter—an idea that originated at last year’s BYOB event.  The innovative brew is rich with chocolate and toffee notes and finishes with a creamy peanut-butter flavor.  “We wanted it to taste like drinking a peanut butter cup” says Segura. “The porter has a chocolate complexity that makes it a natural fit with the peanut butter.  We think people will dig this.” The SDBW Peanut Butter Cup Porter will be on tap at the Guild Festival and several other events around town.

A list of Karl Strauss featured San Diego Beer Week events are detailed below:

Thursday, 11/1 
SDBW Preview Cask Night
Featuring: Bourbon-oaked Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
5pm at all Karl Strauss Brewing Company locations.

Friday, 11/2
SDBW BYOB Brunch @ Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Downtown San Diego
Private tour, *Brew Your Own Beer, rare-beer Brunch pairings, and ticket to come taste finished beer after SDBW is over.
9-11am. Tickets on sale now.

Monday, 11/5
SDBW Tank Tapping @ Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Downtown SD, La Jolla, Carlsbad
Meet Karl Strauss brewers and taste fresh beer straight from the on-site brewery.

Tuesday, 11/6
Pints & Politics @ all Karl Strauss Brewing Company locations
Show us you voted and enjoy Happy Hour beers all day long.

Wednesday, 11/7
Brew Food Book Launch @ Karl Strauss Brewing Company, La Jolla
Meet Karl Strauss brewers and chefs and sample small-plate beer pairings from the book.

Thursday, 11/8
Meet the Brewers SDBW Cask Night
Featuring: SDBW Peanut Butter Cup Porter
5pm at all Karl Strauss Brewing Company locations.

Sundays 11/4 & 11/11
SDBW Beer Brunch @ Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Sorrento Mesa
Enjoy a special SDBW flight, beer and brunch pairings, and full buffet.

All Week Long:
SDBW Commemorative Pint
$7 SDBW Pint Glass filled with your choice on tap, $4 Refills, same visit.

Since 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the local beer scene in San Diego.  23 years later, the company continues to brew an innovative line-up of award-winning beers ranging from longtime favorites like Red Trolley Ale to new releases like Wreck Alley Imperial Stout.  In 2011, the company brewed 40,000 barrels and ranked #44 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries.  To keep up with double-digit sales growth, the company is adding capacity to its brewery, expanding distribution throughout California, opening a new brewery restaurant, and breaking ground on an extensive brewery renovation.

For a complete listing of all Karl Strauss events during SDBW and for more information, visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739.  Follow Karl on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.  Cheers!