Hey it’s Friday and we’re heading into the weekend. You’ve been killing it all week and you need to have some fun. That’s where we come in. If you’re up for some suggestions – we’ve got them. We’re all about it and have got you covered. Plus we’ve got a two massive weekend beer picks for you! So, welcome to Weekend Picks!
This weekend marks the beginning of San Diego Beer Week, which runs Nov 2nd– 11th, and you absolutely don’t want to miss it. It’s the fourth year for this awesome 10-day, county-wide celebration and it just keeps getting bigger. The scale of San Diego Beer Week is beyond belief! This year’s Beer Week will feature more than 500 separate beer event including beer and food pairings, special releases and tastings and brewery tours. For more info on the “Mother of all Beer Weeks” check out: San Diego Beer Week
The 2012 San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is San Diego Beer Week’s (see above) biggest event and it’s such a big deal that we’re making it its own weekend pick! It takes place this Saturday The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier and will feature beer from all of San Diego’s brilliant breweries…There will be music on two separate stages, all the food that your heart could desire…AND THERE WILL BE BEER – over 100 of San Diego’s finest beers will be offered! For more info on the “Mother of all Guild Festivals” check out: San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
We’re finally out of the summer doldrums and the movies now being released are getting interesting. We’ve two new movie picks for you this week – so you choose. Robert Zemeckis’ Flight is our prestige flick pick. It stars Denzel Washington (who never sucks) as a pilot with secrets, who saves a flight from crashing and it’s been generating lots of buzz. The Man with the Iron Fists is our popcorn movie pick. It was directed by RZA who has defined himself as not just the mastermind of Wu-Tang Clan but also as one of the best music producers of any generation and this is his first foray into directing. The trailer that we saw had a Tarantino vibe and looked like fun. This one stars Russell Crowe and Lucy Lui.
Austin, Texas is a city that knows its music and they’re putting on something cool this weekend. The Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 is a festival created by people in the music scene, that are in it every day, and driven by a work ethic found in the music they love. The Fun Fun Fun Fest will feature some of today’s most progressive music and comedy, hosted on Red River in the heart of downtown Austin. You can catch artists close up and personal before they explode and see some of your favorite bands of the past reunite. This year’s festival features artists the likes of Run DMC, Santigold, Public Image Ltd and Girl Talk ….so you don’t want to miss this one!
This Saturday, November the 3rd, Reno, Nevada will be hosting the 4th annual original canned beer festival. CANFEST was created to showcase the benefits of canning beer and was the first beer festival in the world to serve only beers from cans. It all takes place inside the downtown Reno Ballroom, showcases dozens of breweries from every corner of the globe and benefits the Reno Bike Project.
Our Weekend Beer Picks
Stone Brewing Company has just announced the Bastards are back and available– so you’ve been warned.
Double Bastard Ale is a once a year release. It is twice the buzz, double the fun, and definitely worth the wait!
Lukcy Basartd Aleis a blend of all the Bastard beers – Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale, and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, combined unceremoniously in the fermenter and dry hopped to the max!