National American Beer Day

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Common Theory Bar

National American Beer Day is Thursday, October 27th which means it’s time to celebrate the best drink on Earth! Get the weekend started a little early and head to any of these bars to raise your glass to good ole’ American beer.

Celebrating in North Park? Make your toasts at Encontro. The beer list boasts over 20 rotating taps of local and national suds. Stop by for happy hour Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to save $2 off any bottles and drafts.

Just down the street, there are 30 taps waiting for you at True North Tavern. Ballast Point, Green Flash, Karl Strauss, Stone and Rough Draft are just a few of TNT’s pours. Complete with pool tables and 25 HDTV’s, beer drinkers can kick back at this chill neighborhood bar. The praise-worthy extended happy hour offers $1 off all beers from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. making TNT your go-to-spot to kick off National Beer Day celebrations.

With over 30 rotating taps, Common Theory Public House pours some serious suds. Featured beers are from local San Diego brewers, breweries up and down the California coast. With the progressive happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., patrons can enjoy specially-priced beers. Drink your local favorite or try an out-of-state beer. Just be sure to honor our fore fathers with a solid cheers!

Brewing their own, Pacific Beach Ale House knows a thing or two about beer. Lead brewer, Jonathan Rielly, has been recognized for his talent with a gold medal in the San Diego International Beer Festival and has been brewing away at Alehouse. This world-class microbrewery is making micro-brews with macro-tastes, from a dry English stout to an easy drinking IPA, PB Alehouse has a variety of beers to help celebrate this grand day! Stop in for “Hoppy Hour” Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for $2 off all P.B. Alehouse draft beers. You’ll be so “hoppy” you did!

Backyard Kitchen & Tap offers beers in a setting complete with outdoor cabanas, live walls, fire pits and two full-service bars. Relax at this beachside eatery with a cold “brewsky” and fine company. Draft beers include beloved beers from local breweries such as Ballast Point, Belching Beaver and Alpine Beer Company. If you’re in PB, be sure to step into this local hot-spot for $2 off draft brews from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for good times and suds!

Making a stop at Barrel Republic is a must for all craft beer enthusiasts. A location in Pacific Beach, Oceanside and soon to be opening in Carlsbad; Barrel Republic is conveniently located throughout the county so beer aficionados can easily locate their watering hole. The “Freedom to Pour” motto offers sips from 44 rotating beers on tap! Does it get better?

A beer selection to rave about, barleymash in the Gaslamp Quarter pours local, domestic and imported beers. From light, crisp and refreshing to dark, malt and robust; you’ll find the right suds to satisfy those taste buds! Don’t miss their signature Time N’ A Half Happy Hour for half off the entire beer selection Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. Pair with the famous Cast Iron Fries or Barleymacs and you’re set!

Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas and in the Gaslamp Quarter have your beer needs covered. The Gaslamp location has a selection of 12 taps and 15 bottles. Did someone say Ballast Point Sculpin?! Stop by Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for $2 off all beers. If you a late night social hour, Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas is the place to be. Sip on $5 beers and pair with $10 flatbreads Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 p.m. until close. Honor thy beer during the day or late at night at Union Kitchen & Tap.

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