July 3 – July 7 | 5 Years of Beer Flavored Beer: A new “Beer is Better With Friends” keeper glass is on offer this week (except for July 4th, when the brewery is closed) at Benchmark Brewing. Also be on the lookout for upcoming collaboration beers with local breweries over the next few months. | Benchmark Brewing, 6190 Fairmount Ave; Times Vary
July 10 & July 23 | Puzzle Competition: There are two opportunities this month to mix your love of competitive, team-based jigsaw puzzling with craft beer, thanks to Pacific Puzzlers. Teams of 2 format: July 10 @ Mike Hess Ocean Beach; teams of 4: July 23 @ AleSmith. | Mike Hess OB, 4893 Voltaire St, 6 – 9 p.m.; AleSmith Brewing, 9990 AleSmith Ct., 6 – 9 p.m.
July 16 – July 20 | IPA Week: AleSmith Brewing‘s penchant for hoppy beers is on display with five days dedicated to IPA. July 16: IPAs inspired by various regions; July 17: session, single, double, and triple versions of the same IPA; July 18: hop flavor profile showcase; July 19: experimental hops; July 20: Best of Show from the Week. | AleSmith Brewing, 9990 AleSmith Ct., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
July 27 | Can Releases: Every month we are seeing new can releases from Culture Brewing, available at their three locations. July’s offerings include both a Mexican lager and a coffee IPA. | Encinitas, 629 S Coast Highway; Ocean Beach, 4845 Newport Ave; Solana Beach, 111 S Cedros Ave; Times Vary
July 28 | 22 Years Young: One of San Diego’s longest active breweries, Coronado Brewing, invites you to their Bay Park HQ to celebrate two decades plus two years. $10 tickets include your first beer and a raffle ticket, plus live music. Pandr Design Co (formerly known as @SanDiegoLetters) will be on hand creating a 100′ x 30′ mural. | Coronado Brewing, 1205 Knoxville St, 2 – 7 p.m.