On February 8-9, 2013 Pizza Port Carlsbad will host its 4th Annual Brewbies Festival. Each year the festival brings in specialty pink beer from renowned breweries and holds a raffle/silent auction with items donated from Reef, Black Box, Electra, Bella D’ora, Bakerloo, Honest Tea, and many local restaurants. All the money raised goes directly to the Keep A Breast Foundation. So far Brewbies Beer Fest has raised over $50,000 for the breast cancer awareness organization. Nice to know that it is possible to drink beer for a good cause.
The event runs Friday February 8th from 5 to 10 PM and Saturday, February 9, 2013 from Noon to 5 PM. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, but as the event has sold out every time it’s been held, it best to purchase tickets online by clicking the link.
For a little video view of what went down last year, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Carlsbadistan’s Flying Elephant Pub & Grill is looking for a few good bands and they need your help.
Beginning Sept. 1, all bands and artists interested in participating are invited to submit their band name, genre of music, city of residence, contact name and phone number to FlyingElephantPub@gmail.com. There is a $50 entry fee per band and the submission deadline is Sept. 21. Fans will control the voting for this competition, so bands and artists are encouraged to rally friends and family to watch the live performances. Competition will kick off October 2012.
Get on it, get on stage, and win your $1,000. For all the details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
On February 11, 2012 Pizza Port Carlsbad will be holding a benefit for Keep-A-Breast to help raise money for breast cancer awareness. The event is the 3rd Annaual Brewbies.
Pizza Port’s Melanie Pierce has put together this amazing tasting event with raffle prizes, custom Pizza Port/KAB pints and more! For $25 (in advance or $30 at the door) you get admission into Pizza Port to *sample local handcrafted beers plus a special edition pink beer brewed at Pizza Port. Admission price also gets you a custom Brewbies pint glass, an I Love Boobies! bracelet, 1 raffle ticket, and 4 6oz. tasters! Additional tasters and raffle tickets are $1. 100% of all the proceeds go directly to Keep a Breast’s prevention and education programs.
Seriously, if you love beer and boobies, then Brewbies is an even that should NOT be missed. Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]
Beer lovers of Carlsbadistan, at 4 PM today (December 2, 2011) the doors of Pizza Port Carlsbad open for the 15th San Diego Strong Ale Festival. From 4 until 11 PM strong ale fans can taste, sample, and drink more than 80 different beers (all with more than 8% alcohol). Tickets are $30 at the door and include a festival tasting glass and eight taster tickers (this could get ugly). The festival runs Friday 4 PM to 11 PM and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.
For more information follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Carlsbadistan’s Witch Creek Winery currently has a deal on the dogpiling bargain site Groupon.com. The current offer is $35 worth of wine and wine tastings for $15 (5-7 in store tastings). Not bad at all.
The way Groupon works is that a deal is presented to the public, along with a minimum number of buyers required to turn the deal live. If that “tipping point” is not reached, then no one buys anything. If the minimum is reached, then the deal goes live and everyone gets a piece of the discount.
In Witch Creek’s case they said they’d only do the bargain if 100 people bought in. And buy in they did. So far it appears that Witch Creek has sold 630 of their $15 wine deals. Seems to be working quite alright.
We did a little recon over the weekend and found O’Sullivan’s the place to be for their Pre St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Warm Up session: green hair and all. Looks like everyone is ready for the real thing on Wednesday when The Clay Colton Band and Paddy’s Pig will play “lively renditions of traditional Irish songs, reels, jigs, ballads and drinking songs.”
The professional beer drinkers (and VIPs) are rolling into Pizza Port Bottle Shop on Carlsbad Village Drive at 1 PM for the kick off of the 13th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival, but for the rest of us the event begins at 4 PM, when for $30 we’ll get eight four ounce taster tickets, a commemorative logo glass, and an “official Strong Ale Festival Program to guide you through BEER WONDERLAND!”
The festival which runs 4 – 11 PM on December 4 and 11 AM – 11 PM on Saturday December 5, 2009 and features over 75 beers over 8% alcohol on tap plus some cask conditioned ales at the Bottle Shop area next to Pizza Port Carlsbad
Beer wonderland, indeed. Good thing we can walk home. . .
[Link: Pizza Port]
Carlsbadistan’s Pizza Port kicked serious ass last weekend at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Pizza Port nabbed nine medals in all, seven of them from the Carlsbad location including Large Brewpub of the Year, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Brewpub ops director Jeff Bagby (pictured right) was pleased.
“I kind of prepared myself for the worst,” said Jeff Bagby, director of brewpub operations for the Pizza Ports in Carlsbad, Solana Beach and San Clemente. “I was prepared to come home with nothing.”
Congrats to Bagby and the Pizza Port team. We know the beer is good, but it’s even nicer to know it’s the best beer in America.
[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]
The rookie San Diego Police officer who took her gun out of her purse and waved it around at Carlsbadistan’s Hennessey’s Tavern on the evening of August 14, 2009 has decided to hang up her badge for good according to a story on NBCLosAngeles.com.
Christine Thurston, 23, resigned Thursday according to a San Diego police spokesperson. . . “I think that she made the choice in the best interest of the community and the department,” police chief William Lansdowne said of her resignation. “I wish her the best.”
Thurston still faces the one misdemeanor charge of being drunk in public, but since she didn’t threaten anyone with her gun she’s not being charged with brandishing a weapon.
[Link: NBC Los Angeles]
Black Label Skateboards will be holding the world premier of their new skateboard film God Save the Label on Wednesday night June 17, 2009 at Henley’s Flying Elephant Bar & Grill.
If you don’t enjoy the company of skateboarders it would probably be a perfect night to drink elsewhere.
[Link: Black Label Skateboards and Hensley's Flying Elephant]