Saturday, July 6 | Dueling Anniversaries, Part 1: Whether you’re into colorful beer cans or Viking culture, there’s an anniversary celebration for you. Fans of the former can attend Modern Times Beer’s sixth-anniversary “powerslam” at its barrel-aging warehouse, complete with 10 specialty-beer tasters, while Norse enthusiasts can imbibe from Viking vessels and take home Longship Brewery’s first-ever bottle release at that interest’s third-anniversary fete. | Modern Times Beer Fortress of Raditude, 3612 Kurtz Street, Lomaland, 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. (two sessions); Longship Brewery, 10320 Camino Santa Fe, Suite C, Mira Mesa, 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 | Dueling Anniversaries, Part 2: Unlike the soirees above, the two anniversaries being celebrated on this day are under a shared roof as award-winning homebrew-supply shop, The Homebrewer, celebrates seven years of success, and its ironically professional brewing arm, Home Brewing Company. They’ll do so with a specialty beer, food from The Good Seed Food Co. and…pin the tail on the brewer. Yes, seriously! | Home Brewing Company, 2903-3 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park, 12 p.m.
Thursday, July 18 | Hop-Con 7.0: It’s the seventh anniversary (gotta stay on-theme) of Stone Brewing’s simultaneous exaltation of nerd culture, alternative celebrities and its double-digit ABV imperial stout, w00tstout. This year’s edition will include 15 tasters from a varied list of brews, including three specialty casks and a seven-year vertical of the aforementioned honorary brew du jour plus event-exclusive beers brewed with Aisha Tyler, Bobak Ferdowski and Drew Curtis. | Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Drive, #116, Point Loma, 7 p.m.
July 27 | Dueling Anniversaries, Part 3: Duck Foot Brewing is releasing cans of its triple IPA and staggering the release of specialty beers at both of its locations as part of its non-ticketed fourth-anny festivities. But you’ll need a ticket for SOCIETE 7, the seventh anniversary of Societe Brewing, which will feature unlimited beers—including rarities such as the first-ever bourbon barrel-aged version of The Butcher imperial stout—food from 12 restaurants and commemorative mementos. | Societe Brewing Company, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Kearny Mesa, 12 p.m. & 5 p.m. (two sessions)
Don’t forget to check out our full events calendar for a regularly updated listing of even more beer-related events taking place in San Diego County this month and beyond.
Disclaimer: In addition to his work for West Coaster, Brandon Hernández is employed by Societe Brewing.