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Five Beer & Tequila-centric Events for the Weekend

From America Pale Ale and Añejos to Weissbier

It's officially Friday, which means it's almost time to clock off and get those weekend vibes started. No plans yet? No problem! Eater's here with a handy set of recommendations to assist in your destination decision making. This weekend some of San Diego’s finest social gathering spots (Liberty Station, Waterfront Park, Silo Makers Quarter) play host to a trifecta of beer festivals – catering to everyone from homebrew enthusiasts and science geeks to Comic-Con revelers. While come Sunday, it’s time to grab the lime and salt in celebration of National Tequila Day!

The Science Of Beer: Silo In Makers Quarter

Silo Makers Quarter

On Saturday, July 23 SILO in Makers Quarter will transform into a liquid laboratory for a one-of-a-kind "SCIENCE OF BEER" festival. Between 3 to 6 p.m. beer geeks can enjoy tastings from nine of the city’s premier breweries including Stone, Lightening, Rip Current, Automatic Brewing Co, plus demos and talks from industry professionals and featured homebrewers. Local food trucks will be also be on-site, in addition to yard games (life size beer pong, giant Jenga) and live music. Open to the public, ages 21+ tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at, some may be available day-of on a first-come-first-serve basis. 753 15th St. Photo: Silo Makers Quarter

Comic Con Heroes Craft Brew Fest: Waterfront Park

Heroes Brew Fest

San Diego’s Waterfront Park is the new venue for the comic-themed Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival, which returns for its fourth annual installment during Comic-Con weekend on Saturday, July 23. Revelers dressed in their favorite costumes can enjoy 40 craft breweries, along with food trucks, a costume contest, raffles and live music from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. While VIP tickets are sold out general admission tickets are still available, cost $44 per person and can be purchased here. 1600 Pacific Hwy Photo: Facebook

San Diego Beer Festival: Liberty Station

SD Beer Fest

For a fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music head to the 6th annual San Diego Beer Fest at Liberty Station where dozens of local international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately) will be featured on Saturday, July 23. General admission costs $40 (2 to 5 p.m.) and $50 for VIP (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and includes the beer tastings. All proceeds will benefit Noah’s B-ark Pet Rescue. 2640 Cushing Road. Photo: Facebook

Casa Amigos Tasting: Don Chido

Don Chido Courtesy image

CASAMIGOS Tequila will be celebrating at Don Chido on National Tequila Day, offering complimentary tastings of its small-batch, ultra premium tequila. If tastings aren’t your thing, snag a cocktail recommendation from Gabe Garza, resident tequila enthusiast, or browse the restaurant’s "Drink Bible" to find over a dozen mezcals and over 120 different kinds of tequila. Flight Prices: $12-13 after half-off special. 527 5th Ave. (619) 232-8226 Courtesy Photo

Tequila + Grapefruit: Herb & Wood

Brian Malarkey
Celebrate National Tequila Day at Brian Malarkey’s stunning new showcase, where lead bartender Will Van Leuven’s cocktail program parallels the food menu. Made with El Charro tequila, grapefruit liquor, Lillet Blanc and grapefruit essence his Tequila and Grapefruit cocktail has been a favorite since the doors opened just a couple of months ago. Perfect Pairing: Local Tuna & Uni Crudo with apple, cucumber and shallot relish. 2210 Kettner Blvd. (619) 955-8495 Photo: Lyudmila Zotova