(San Diego, CA) – Karl Strauss Brewing Company can’t wait for Friday. That’s when the second annual San Diego Beer Week launches a 10-day run of beer events across the county and the brewery has big plans. SDBW is a chance to showcase all of the world-class beer being brewed in San Diego. To support the cause, Karl Strauss has put together close to forty different events and a “killer line-up of beer,” according to Paul Segura, Brewmaster.
Starting with the beer, Karl Strauss will be releasing SDBW Stout just for the celebration—a complex and flavorful Dry Stout brewed with Star Anise for a subtle licorice character. Also available during SDBW, will be a new Flanders-style Red Ale. This beer’s flavors come in layers, going from tart to bready and finishing like a cherry scone. Other beers out just in time for SDBW include Old Columbia Barleywine—a new full-bodied English-style Barleywine—and the much anticipated Karl Strauss Winter Seasonal, Fullsuit Belgian Brown Ale.
To enjoy this local liquid goodness, Karl Strauss has events planned for every night of SDBW, starting with a kick-off event at Hamilton’s Tavern in South Park. For this event, the brewery has corralled more than 10 of its favorite beers out of the cold box, including the much loved Big Barrel Double IPA and the Gold Medal winning Red Trolley Ale. Later in the week, Karl Strauss will host a variety of events including a beer and cheese pairing class at Venissimo cheese shop, cask night at Churchill’s Pub, pint night at Bluefoot Bar, and a beer & tapas pairing at KnB Cellars. Karl Strauss will be at the official San Diego Brewers Guild opening party and at the closing Beer Garden: a beer and food pairing event. Karl Strauss Brewing Company SDBW Stout will be paired with some delectable desserts by Chef Jason Graham of Cal-de-Vie spa in Vista while Karl Strauss Executive Chef, Gunther Emathinger, will be pairing a roasted Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chop with New English’s Brewers Special Brown Ale.
Throughout San Diego Beer Week, Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurants will offer limited release beers, beer specials, SDBW cask night, beer brunches, and brewery tours. For more information, visit www.karlstrauss.com. Share it, cheers.
About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
This year Karl Strauss Brewing Company turns the big 2-1, the most important year in a beer drinker’s life. This coming of age will be celebrated throughout 2010 with a diverse lineup of 35 beers, including 6 year-round favorites, 3 seasonal offerings, and a host of innovative special brews. Located in San Diego and distributed exclusively in Southern California, Karl Strauss currently ranks #40 on the list of Top Craft Breweries in the country. In addition to handcrafting quality beers, Karl Strauss is a leader of the beer and culinary connection at their six local brewery restaurants. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. http://twitter.com/karl_strauss; http://facebook.com/KarlStraussBrewingCompany
About San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Beer Week promotes San Diego’s thriving craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for San Diego’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. For more information visit www.SDBW.org.