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San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours Honors Our Veterans

On this Veteran’s Day, San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours wishes to honor the men and women who have served our country. San Diego is a military town, and we salute you! In Flanders Fields, a poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, there is a stanza,  “We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.” Here is a great way to show your support for our Veterans… make your own poppies! Materials needed: Red Tissue Paper 3×5 Cards Black markers Scissors Black & Green Pipe Cleaners Step #1– Trace 3 different sized circles onto red tissue paper and cut them out. Step #2-  On a 3×5 card color a small black circle and cut it out.  This will be the center of the flower and will help it keep its shape. Poke 2 holes through…

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November 10, 2020

Oktoberfest – Covid-19 Style

“I’m not giving up Oktoberfest,” cries San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours owner Shira Bliss. Along with co-owner Paul Anthony, she decided to throw a party that will rival all the Oktoberfests that have gone before! With Covid-19 restrictions in place, inquiring minds want to know: How will they pull it off?  Here’s our…

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October 10, 2020

“Just the Facts, Ma’am” about San Diego Beer Week

SD Beer Week at a Glance… San Diego Beer Week is celebrating its 11th Year! This incredible 10 day event begins on November 1st Enjoy samples from 130 independent craft breweries   It is time once again to celebrate the “Capital of Craft” and one of the things that makes San Diego a great place to…

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October 17, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day in SD

San Diegans have long celebrated the ode to the Irish by participating in St. Paddy’s Day activities. Not only is the holiday an excuse to gather with friends and family; it’s an excuse to drink all the Irish Whiskey and green beer your heart desires. (Did you know what green beer is actually just beer…

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March 12, 2019

2019 San Diego Brew Fest

The 2019 San Diego Brew Fest is right around the corner and the $45 general admission ticket includes unlimited beer tastings from over 50 local breweries. Not only do you get to enjoy the brews, you get to enjoy live music and food trucks (not included in ticket price) from hot dogs to pizza to…

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January 10, 2019

Cheers to New Year’s!

Happy New Year from our SD family to yours! We hope your 2019 is filled with fun, laughs, and a little more bubbly! Check out this champagne punch recipe that will make your friends and family very thankful for you this holiday season: 2 bottles champagne 1-cup triple sec 1-cup pineapple rum 2 cups pineapple…

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January 1, 2019

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

Don’t worry about getting your Christmas fix this season, San Diego County has many holiday-themed festivals to choose from. From Encinitas to Little Italy, from tree decorating to gingerbread house making, you can expect to have a Christmas packed day, even in sunny San Diego. But one unique festival sets itself apart from the competition….

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November 29, 2018

Oktoberfest is Here!

Prost to all! Oktoberfest is in full swing and although we might not be in Germany where the festival was created, it seems as though Americans have joined in on all the celebrations the festival has to offer. California seems to be one of the major states that celebrates Oktoberfest, with festivities in over 45 different cities. Celebrate Oktoberfest with San Diego Beer, Wine and Spirits Tours aboard the Beer Train Trolley Tour! The Beer Train Trolley Tour visits four breweries and boasts about 16 different tasters of local, craft beer. A light lunch and beer appreciation presentation are included in this tasty adventure!

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October 1, 2018

Hoppy Weekend, San Diego!

It might be a coincidence that National Drink a Beer Day falls on a Friday, but we aren’t complaining! Luckily, San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours has a Beer Train Trolley Tour running daily! Come get hoppy with us this weekend as we tour Downtown San Diego in search of the perfect beer! Our current favorites are Mission Brewery’s Dark Seas, a Russian Imperial Stout, and Resident Brewing Co.’s Chasing Mosaic, a Hazy IPA. Hop aboard our Beer Train Trolley Tour and let us know what your favorite is!

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September 28, 2018

September Sips

September means… FOOTBALL IS BACK​! Whether it’s college or NFL, a sports bar or a spot on the couch with your friends, chances are you’re reaching for a cold one this weekend. To give your taste buds a kick, we recommend pairing your favorite game day snacks with beer that can keep up with flavors. – Chili is a football favorite for those chilly weekends and best paired with rich and smoky beers. You can never go wrong pairing spice with stouts. Have you tried Belching Beaver’s Peanut Butter Milk Stout? – Wings are a football tradition no matter what climate you’re in, and you can pair just about any lager with them. A refreshing, light beer will cool down the spice and cleanse your palate for more taste! We suggest trying out Mission Brewery’s Blonde, a kolsch-style ale with…

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September 7, 2018