5th Anniversary Celebration with Kern, Lost Abbey, Societe and More!

Hello West Coast Fans!

February is the pub’s 5th Anniversary and we have an entire month of special events planned.  We will be tapping beers from some of Larry’s (and mine) favorite breweries – Kern River, Lost Abbey, Societe Nickel and Firestone.  We also have some specialty beers that Larry had hidden in the cold box that will be going on tap this week.  And we continue with more new food specials and salads including Smoked Prime Rib and Duck.  Here are all of the details….

We started the month with six different Kern River Brewing beers and they are all still on tap.  We have the always popular Just Outstanding IPA plus Shuttle Bunny Double IPA, Gravity Check Session IPA, Dirty Hippie Imperial Red, River Buddy Pale and Class V Stout.

This Week

This week we have a very special line up of strong and barrel aged beers that Larry had ordered and set aside for a special occasion (and I think the 5th Anniversary is a very special occasion).  We will begin tapping these beers today, Wednesday the 8th, when we open with AleSmith Ethiopian Mokasida Coffee Speedway Stout.  Thursday we will tap one of Larry’s all time favorite dark beers, Firestone Parabola.  Friday look for Lost Abbey Angel’s Share Barleywine.  By Saturday we will have kegs of Nickel Larry’s Place IPA, Thorn Street’s Father Larry’s Rye Double IPA and Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee (this is the beer most of us would think of as Silva Stout).

There will be something to enjoy each night with all of the beers on tap by Saturday afternoon.  We’ll bringing out something special to hang up at the pub in honor of Larry around 4 pm on Saturday.

Friday night our kitchen manager Humberto will be cooking up some amazing new food specials.  Starting at 5 pm on Friday we will be serving up Smoked Prime Rib with either Baked or Mashed Potatoes and beer gravy.  He will also be doing a Smoked Duck Breast Salad.  Humberto cooks duck for many of our beer dinners at O’Brien’s and he always does an incredible job cooking it just right.  Humberto is hoping to run a Prime Rib sandwich special on Saturday as well.

Looking Ahead

Next weekend we will host a tap takeover with Lost Abbey.  We will have some great hoppy beers like Hop Concept Dank and Sticky and Mongo IPA along with amazing specialty beers like Deliverance (blend of Bourbon Barrel Serpents Stout and Brandy Barrel Ange’ls Share), Cuvee de Tomme and Angel’s Share Barrel Aged Barleywine.  Look for Red Barn Saison and Road to Helles Lager on tap as well.

Be sure to check out the Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew/ for updates on next weekend’s fantastic food specials.

We will be opening at Noon on Monday the 20th for the President’s Day holiday.  To make it really feel like a holiday we will have 50 cent wings, $3 Tacos and craft beer pitchers starting at just $12 all day long.  And if that is not enough to tempt you, we will be putting on a keg of Russian River Blind Pig IPA when we open.  The brewery sent this down for the anniversary to honor Larry.  Truly some Presidential specials.

The final weekend of the month we will be tapping beers from our friends at Societe.  Look for a full line up of beers with an emphasis on hops but with a few Belgian inspired beers and something dark.  We have not finalized the tap list yet – but I will have the details in the next email.

That is your West Coast news for now.  We hope to see you this month to celebrate 5 years of great food, beer and people and hopefully many more to come.  Cheers, Tom

Football, Bear Republic and IPAs for Larry.

Hello West Coast Fans!

We have a bunch of great beers coming up over the next few weeks and next month we celebrate 5 years of great food and beer.  Tonight we are tapping the new Kern River Winter Double IPA at 4 pm for the NCAA College Football Playoff Championship.  Alabama takes on Clemson at 5:15 pm and we’ll have 50 cent wings, $3 Tacos and pitchers starting at just $12 for the game.  And kegs of Societe Coachman IPA and Karl Strauss Mosaic Pale just got tapped as well.

This Week

The kitchen has been cranking out some great new food specials along with some new salads and appetizers so be sure to check out the specials board on your way into the pub.  I am going to try and post more of the food specials on our Facebook page to tempt you into stopping by.  I am also working on finally getting the website’s beer list updated and regularly maintained.  All of our regular weekly specials including all day Happy Hour on Wednesday can be found on our website at: http://westcoastbbqandbrew.com/.

On Thursday the 12th we will start a Bear Republic Weekend with 6 beers on tap including a nice load of hoppy beers.  We’ll have the classic Racer 5 IPA along with Red Racer, Pit Master’s Pride Smoked Lager, Tartare Berliner Weisse, Hop Shovel IPA and Rebellion IPA with Hallertau Blanc hops.  A few of these I have had and know they are great.  Others like the Pit Master’s Pride – which should pair beautifully with our smoked BBQ – and the Rebellion IPA with Hallertau Blanc I have not had and am very much looking forward to trying.

All of the Bear Republic beers are coming in full size kegs except the Tartare Berliner Weisse so stop by any time this weekend to enjoy these great beers.

Over the weekend we will have the NFL playoffs on TV.  Saturday we get Seahawks v. Falcons at 1:35 pm and then its Texans v. Patriots at 5:15 pm.  Sunday the Steelers v. Chiefs game will be on when we open at 11:30 am.  Sunday afternoon its Cowboys v. Packers at 1:40 pm.  We’ll be serving up $6 Pulled Pork Nachos at craft pitchers starting at $14 on Sunday.  The conference playoffs will both be on Sunday the 22nd.

Starting with Monday the 16th we are going to start opening at 2 pm on Mondays from now on.  Hopefully in the near future we will be open for lunch every day of the week.

IPAs for Larry

Thursday the 19th we will have a special night of IPAs brewed in honor of Larry Koger who passed away last month and was West Coast’s founder.  Thorn Street brewed Father Larry’s Rye IPA and Nickel Beer did Larry’s Place IPA.  Both beers will be on tap by 4 pm along with a selection of other Thorn Street beers.  We have not set the tap list yet, so watch the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew/ for updates.

Looking Ahead

We have a keg of Almanac Blackberry Sour to tap on Thursday the 26th.  I recently tasted through several of the Almanac fruit sours and this was my favorite.  Hopefully you will agree that it is a great beer.

I am starting to plan out the events for the 5th Anniversary in February.  It looks like we will start with a Kern River Weekend with at least 4 beers on tap including Gravity Check Session IPA, River Buddy Pale, Dirty Hippie Strong Red and Shuttle Bunny Double IPA.  We plan to tap all of the beers on Thursday the 2nd and have them on tap all weekend.

We will be showing the Superbowl on Sunday the 5th and to make things festive we will be doing all day Happy Hour pricing on the beers and serving up 50 cent wings from 2 pm until close.  The game will kick off around 3:30 pm.

The Anniversary weekend will be Thursday the 9th thru Sunday the 12th.  We have some great specialty beers to tap and we will be putting on a new beer each of the four days.  Larry had already saved back some very tasty treats including Firestone Parabola, Green Flash Silva Stout and a specialty keg of AleSmith Speedway Stout (do you see a pattern here in Larry’s beer choices?).  I will have full details in the next email.

The following weekend – which is the President’s Day holiday weekend – I am working with Tomme Arthur to plan a Lost Abbey tap takeover as it was one of Larry’s favorite breweries.  It should be a full month of great events at the pub.

That does it for now.  Thank you for all of your support during our ownership transition – Lindsey, myself and the staff truly appreciate it.  We look forward to seeing you soon for great food and beer.  Cheers, Tom

West Coast Holiday Hours and Upcoming Beers

Hello West Coast Patrons,

I have updates on our hours over the holidays along with some upcoming beers to look forward to.

The pub will be open normal hours today, Friday the 23rd.  We will then be closed Saturday and Sunday, December 24th and 25th.  West Coast will be opening early at Noon on Monday the 26th with a full day of college football bowl games.  In fact, there will pretty much be college football bowl games all week.

From Tuesday the 27th to Friday the 30th the pub will be open normal hours.  We will close just a little bit early on the 31st – 8:30 pm in the kitchen and 9 pm for the pub.  New Year’s Day we will be open normal hours and showing what I sincerely hope is not the final San Diego Chargers game.  The Bolts take on the Chiefs at 1:25 pm in the season finale having hopefully not allowed a win to Cleveland the week before.

We will be opening up early on Monday the 2nd as well – we are just finalizing plans as to when as we work with the staff for scheduling.  Right now, the plan is to open no later than 2 pm so that we can show the Rose Bowl between #9 USC and #5 Penn State that kicks off at 2 pm.  At 5:30 pm on the 2nd the Sugar Bowl will pit #14 Auburn v. #7 Oklahoma.

Beers and Bowls

We just tapped several great Rip Current beers last night including Java Storm Imperial Stout and Vanilla Storm Imperial Stout.  These coffee and vanilla versions of this fantastic stout are very different but both very tasty.  Knee Deep’s Breaking Bud just returned to the tap line up and look for Alpine Duet IPA to be on tap soon.

Next week we will have a few kegs from our friends at Kern River Brewing.  The JO (Just Outstanding) IPA and Shuttle Bunny Double IPA will both hit the taps on Thursday the 29th so that you can enjoy them through the weekend.  There will not be any NFL on the 29th, but we will get #12 Oklahoma State v. #10 Colorado in the Alamo Bowl at 6 pm.

Saturday the 31st is the College Football Playoff Semi-Final games.  At Noon it will be #4 Washington facing #1 Alabama in the Peach Bowl.  Then at 4 pm #3 Ohio State takes on #2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.  The National Championship Game will be Monday, January 9th at 5 pm – nice how it just happens to be during our Pitcher, Wing and Taco night special, huh?

We have already started to plan some events for 2017.  Thursday, January 12th we will host a Bear Republic Night at the pub.  And we have several kegs stashed away for the pub’s 5th Anniversary in February.

Sad News

As many of you already know, West Coast Barbecue and Brew owner Larry Koger passed away last week from heart complications.  Everyone at the pub has been hit hard by the news but all are determined to keep the business going and moving forward.  Larry was the nicest person you could hope to meet.  And his child-like enthusiasm for good beer was always contagious.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of mourning.  He will be greatly missed.

In the short term, my wife Lindsey and I will be running the pub.  We own O’Brien’s Pub and Nickel Beer Company and we had a small stake in West Coast as we helped Larry open the place in 2012 and install the taps.  There will be changes in the year ahead, but we hope to honor Larry’s vision of West Coast as a great place to eat and drink among friends.

This past week I brewed Larry’s Place IPA both in honor of Larry and for the upcoming anniversary.  I made the beer for the 4th Anniversary and I had already talked to Larry about brewing it again for 2017.  It felt right to get it in the tank as soon as possible and I hope to have kegs down to the pub in early January.

I am sorry to leave you on such sad news, but please raise a glass to Larry and a life well lived.

Tom Nickel
West Coast Barbecue and Brew

IPA Fun with Firestone and Boss Pour, Happy Stone and Winter/Christmas Beers

December brings one of my favorite beer seasons of the year. Unique and rare, winter and Christmas beers, we only get this time of the year. Fun with great IPAs and rare barrel aged beers the day after Thanksgiving. Open early for Chargers 10am games. This is your late November and early December update.

Friday, November 25: Fun with Firestone Luponic, Fresh Boss Pour and Rare Barrel Aged Beers

Open our regular hours, kitchen 11:30am -9:30pm, pouring beer until 11pm. We plan to serve side by side Firestone Luponic #3 and #4, and pour fresh Abnormal Boss Pour at 1pm. We still have some very rare barrel aged beers pouring through the tap tower. You will not see these rare barrel aged beers again for a very long time, so if you want one, you need to hurry! Every Friday, early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 11:30am-3pm and Late Happy Hour 8pm-close. Enjoy $4 Pulled Pork potato skins 11:30am-9:30pm. For the latest http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew.

Every Saturday, we offer the Rib and Ale combo for only $10. The Rib and Ale combo is 3 baby back ribs or 2 pork spare ribs, 2 onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a 10oz, craft beer. You also get 10% off all import bottles. Late Night Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 8pm -close. Kitchen open 11:30am- 9:30pm. Looking for a college football game? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

Sunday, November 27 OPEN EARLY CHARGER BREAKFAST BURRITOS!

Opening our doors early, 9:45am for early morning contest as the Chargers travel to Houston to battle the Texans, 10am kick off. Pouring beer and mimosas when doors open, kitchen will be serving up our legendary Breakfast Burritos 10am-11:30am. Enjoy $12 Craft Beer Pitchers and $5 Pulled Pork Nachos, all day, every Sunday, 11:30am-8pm.  December 4, CHARGERS at home v Tampa Bay, kick off, 1:25pm. DECEMBER 11, WE OPEN EARLY AGAIN FOR CHARGERS BREAKFAST BURRITOS, BOLTS travel to Charlotte, N.C., to battle the Panthers, kick off, 10am. Sunday Night games kick off at 5:30pm. On November 27, Chiefs at Broncos, December 4, Panthers at Seahawks, December 11, Cowboys at Giants.

Monday Night Football & $10 Craft Beer Pitchers

Serving $10 Craft Beer Pitchers, 50 cent wings and our terrific tacos! Kitchen open 4-8pm, pouring beer until 9pm. Monday Night Football Kicks off at 5:30pm. November 28, Packers at Eagles, December 5, Colts at Jets, December 12, Ravens at Patriots.

Church Day and Night Tuesday November 29: All day fund raiser, 11:30am-9pm, with our friends from St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. Twice a year we support the efforts of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, to make our world a better place.

Wednesdays: All Day Happy Hour

Every Wednesday, enjoy all day Happy Hour ($1 off pints)  prices, 11:30am-10pm

Thursday December 1: Happy Stone Night

Enjoy two of our favorite Stone beers, Xoceveca Stout and Enjoy By IIPA, for Happy Hour ($1 off full pours) prices, 4pm -close. Thursday Night Football kicks off at 5:25pm, Cowboys at Vikings

Taco Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, roll the dice between 4-8pm, beat the bartender, and enjoy Craft Beer pints for $1 off.  Our terrific tacos are served every Tuesday.

Thursday December 8: Happy Stateside Christmas/Winter Beers

Three of my favorites stateside Christmas beers on tap, for Happy Hour ($1 off full pours) prices, 4pm-close. Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi, Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper and AleSmith Double Red (formerly known as YuleSmith) Thursday Night Football kicks off at 5:25pm, Raiders at Chiefs.

Early and Late Night Happy Hour

Early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) Tuesday – Friday, 11:30am-3pm and Late Night Happy Hour Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm -close.  Remember, all day Happy Hour every Wednesday, 11:30am-10pm.

Looking Ahead

Awesome Belgian Christmas beers and Bishop led Christmas Carols, more details in our next newsletter. Hope to see you soon for some great winter and Christmas beers!

Cheers, Larry

Pouring Tons of Rare Beer

The taptower is pouring tons of rare beers. Stop by over the next few days and enjoy beers you probably will not see again for awhile. Thanks for making SDBW a great celebration! This is your late November update.

Wednesdays: All Day Happy Hour

Every Wednesday, enjoy all day Happy Hour ($1 off pints)  prices, 11:30am-10pm

Thursday, November 17: Tons of Rare Beer Night

Serving tons of awesome SDBW “leftover” specialty kegs, including Barrel Aged, hoppy beers from Kern River, Thorn Street, and much, much more! Stop by, the tap tower will be loaded with a wide variety of rare and tasty beers. Food Special: Smoked House Made Meatloaf. Thursday Night Football Kicks off at 5:25pm, Saints at Panthers. For the latest http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew.

Fridays & Saturdays

Every Friday, early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 11:30am-3pm and Late Happy Hour 8pm-close. Enjoy $4 Pulled Pork potato skins 11:30am-9:30pm. We plan to be blowing out our “leftover” SDBW kegs all weekend, make sure you stop by for great rare beer.

Every Saturday, we offer the Rib and Ale combo for only $10. The Rib and Ale combo is 3 baby back ribs or 2 pork spare ribs, 2 onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a 10oz, craft beer. You also get 10% off all import bottles. Late Night Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 8pm -close. Kitchen open 11:30am- 9:30pm. Looking for a college football game? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

CHARGER FOOTBALL & Sundays

Enjoy $12 Craft Beer Pitchers and $5 Pulled Pork Nachos, all day every Sunday, 11:30am-8pm The 4-6 Chargers get a bye week and will return to action Sunday, November 27, when we open our doors at 9:45am for an early morning contest against the Texans in Houston. CHARGER BREAKFAST BURRITOS, mimosas and pouring beer by 10am kick off. Sunday Night games kick off at 5:30pm. On November 20, Packers at Redskins, November 27, Chiefs at Broncos.

Monday Night Football & $10 Craft Beer Pitchers

Serving $10 Craft Beer Pitchers, 50 cent wings and our terrific tacos! Kitchen open 4-8pm, pouring beer until 9pm. Monday Night Football Kicks off at 5:30pm; November 21, Texans at Raiders, and November 28, Packers at Eagles

Taco Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, roll the dice between 4-8pm, beat the bartender, and enjoy Craft Beer pints for $1 off.  Our terrific tacos are served every Tuesday.

Early and Late Night Happy Hour

Early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) Tuesday – Friday, 11:30am-3pm and Late Night Happy Hour Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm -close.  Remember, all day Happy Hour every Wednesday, 11:30am-10pm.

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY: If we can help you with food plans for your Thanksgiving Celebration, all of our food is available to go. We will be open our regular hours on Wednesday, November 23, kitchen serving food 11:30am-9pm, pouring beer until 10pm. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We open again on Friday, November 25, with our regular hours, kitchen serving food, 11:30am -9:30pm, pouring beer until 11pm.

Church Day and Night Tuesday November 29: We will be doing an all day fund raiser, 11:30am-9pm, with our friends from St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. Twice a year we support the efforts of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, to make our world a better place.

Looking Ahead

December brings one of my favorite beer seasons of the year. Unique and rare winter and Christmas beers, we only get this time of the year. Watch for more details in our next newsletter about rare stateside and Belgian winter and Christmas beers. Hope to see you soon as we blow out the tap tower with rare and tasty beers all weekend!

Cheers, Larry

San Diego Beer Week Finale

The past week has been an incredible celebration with a wide variety of outstanding beers. We still have two more amazing SDBW events Today, a fantastic offering of Nickel & Friends beer and Nickel food specials. SDBW comes to a close for us with Sierra Nevada weekend and more tasty food specials, including smoked flank steak.

Thursday November 10: Nickel & Friends Beer The plan is tap seven different Nickel and Nickel collaboration beers between 3pm-4pm. Tom Nickel plans to join us from about 3:30pm-6pm. Nickel/Brandon Hernandez Lions Blood: (5 or 10 oz only): This hop monster is 11% alcohol and was brewed with Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and German Blanc hops. It has huge citrus and melon notes and was dry hopped with Star B Cascade. Nickel/Monkey Paw Wet Hop Brown: This 4% alcohol brown is a collaboration with Scot Blair, owner of Monkey Paw & Hamiltons.  It was brewed with San Diego grown Glacier, Horizon, Nugget and dry hopped with Star B Neo Mexicanus hops.Golden Nugget Wet Hop IPA: This 6.7% alcohol wet hop beer was made with 100% Nugget hops.  Fresh picked Nugget hops from Star B Hop Ranch in Santa Ysabel were vacuum sealed and stored cold preserving the unique wet hop flavors.  This beer has plenty of juicy fruit flavors with hints of tropical fruit. This beer was designed with Eric from Star B Ranch.Nickel/Kern River Nick Rivers: A 6.5% IPA brewed with Tahoma and Amarillo hops. Tom drove up to Kern River to help make the beer on the brewery’s original pub system to release for San Diego Beer Week. The name was inspired by the move Top Secret. Nickel/Volcan Mountain Foundation Take a Hike: This pleasantly hopped Extra Pale Ale is light in color and 5.8% alcohol.  Brewed with Cascade, Citra and Mosaic hops, it has both floral and citrus hop flavors and aromas. The Volcan Mountain Foundation educates the public and works to preserve the unique beauty in the Volcan Mountain region. Beachwood BBQ Pride of Chops & Nickel Pride of Chops: (Try both versions side by side) A recipe from our friends at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach first made for O’Brien’s 20th Anniversary.  This 7.2% IPA uses Mosaic, Amarillo and Nelson hops for lots of citrus flavors and aromas. We plan to tap Kern River beers from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Kern River: Gravity Check Session IPA 5% Hazy pale color brewed with Mosaic Kern River: Think Tank #11 IPA 7% Straightforward American IPA. Kern River: Hop Nookie Triple IPA 11% Hopped with Amarillo and Chinook. Kern River: Just Outstanding IPA 6.8% Dry Hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, floral aroma and citrus finish. Try one of our great Nickel Food Specials at 4pm. Nickel Pickle Patty Melt: with Nickel Pickles, cheddar, onions, and 1000 Island on sourdough. Nickel Rueben Sandwich: Corned Beef, Nickel Pickles, swiss, sauerkraut,1000 Island on grilled sourdough. Please be patient, as we are tapping 2 to 3 new beers every 30 minutes until everything is on tap. If only we had one more Kern River beer to make this incredible celebration even more spectacular! To find out if we have one more great Kern River beer, stop by. For the latest http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew.

Friday, November 11- Sunday, November 13- Sierra Nevada Weekend

Celebration on cask and pouring through the beer engine! Eleven different Sierra Nevada Beers. Tapping Narwhal Stout, Barrel Aged Narwhal, Barrel Aged Narwhal with currants, Barrel Aged Beire De Garde, Big Foot Barley wine, Northern Hemisphere, Otra Vez, and, of course, Hop Hunter, Torpedo and Pale Ale. All Sierra Nevada beers will be pouring by 5pm. Beer Week Brewer’s Plate: Beer Cheese, sausage, crackers and seasonal fruit at 5pm.

Saturday November 12 We anticipate that our tap tower will be pouring tons of awesome beers throughout the weekend. Remember, Every Saturday, we offer the Rib and Ale combo for only $10. The Rib and Ale combo is 3 baby back ribs or 2 pork spare ribs, 2 onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a 10oz, craft beer. You also get 10% off all import bottles. Late Night Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 8pm -close. Kitchen open 11:30am- 9:30pm. Looking for a college football game? Let us know and we will see what we can do. Beer Week Food Special: Smoked Flank Steak, with potatoes, vegetables and salad at 5pm.

CHARGER FOOTBALL & Sundays

Enjoy $12 Craft Beer Pitchers and $5 Pulled Pork Nachos, all day every Sunday, 11:30am-8pm. November 13, the 4-5 Chargers host the Dolphins, kick off at 1:05pm Every Sunday Night we are pouring beer until the end of the weekly Sunday Night Football game. The Sunday Night game kicks off at 5:30pm, Seahawks at Patriots. Beer Week Food Special: Fish and Chips, at 11:30am

Monday Night Football & $10 Craft Beer Pitchers

Serving $10 Craft Beer Pitchers, 50 cent wings and our terrific tacos! Kitchen open 4-8pm, pouring beer until 9pm. Monday Night Football Kicks off at 5:30pm; November 14, Bengals at Giants.

Looking Ahead

Look for another newsletter next week with more great beer news! Hope to see you for great Nickel, Nickel Collaboration, Kern River and Sierra Nevada beer. Cheers, Larry

SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK AT WEST COAST BBQ & BREW

San Diego Beer Week is here! We couldn’t wait, and so we are getting started, tomorrow, a day early, with Abnormal SDBW Eve. Remember, if you stop by today, (Wednesday) you can enjoy all day Happy Hour prices, ($1 off pints) 11:30am -10pm. Pub regular Chris De Marco’s Cubs forced game 7 of the World Series today at 5pm! Read on for all the tasty SDBW details.

Thursday Nov 3 – Abnormal SDBW Eve & Meet the Brewer

Abnormal is brewing more awesome beer and that’s reason enough to get SDBW started a day early! On tap, Boss Pour, New Money, Tummy Cuddles and a small batch collaboration with Alpine, Alpha Voyager Triple IPA. All Abnormal beers will be on tap at 4pm. Abnormal Head Brewer, Derek Gallanosa, plans to stop by and join us about 6:30pm.

Friday, November 4- Hoppy Friday with Societe

For the fifth straight year, we are kicking off SDBW with Hoppy Societe beer. On tap at 1pm, and pouring all day, four great hoppy beers, Pupil, Apprentice, Dandy and Scrapper.

Beer Week Food Special: House Made Ceviche at 5pm

Saturday, November 5- Barrel Aged Weekend with Hangar 24

Tapped at 11:30am, Wing Over, American Barleywine aged six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. Pugachev’s Cobra, Russian Imperial Stout, aged eight months in bourbon barrels.

Beer Week Food Special: Double Smoked Burnt End Sandwiches at 5pm

Sunday, November 6- Barrel Aged Weekend with Firestone

Parabola, one of the most sought after Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stouts, and Stickee Monkee, Aged Belgian Quad. We hope to add one more barrel aged beer to the line- up. Stop by and find out which one. Barrel Aged Firestone beers will be pouring at 2pm.

Beer Week Food Special: Smoked House Made Meatloaf at 1pm

Monday, November 7 – Belgian Beer Night

Awesome Belgian beers including Dubuisson, Scaldis Noel, an incredible Strong Dark Ale. Dupont Saison, one of the world’s truly great Saisons. Also, available on tap for only about two years in the States, from Brouwerij Huyghe, Red Delirium, a pub favorite, whenever we pour it. All three Belgian beers will be on tap when doors open at 4pm. Looking for great value? Enjoy our $10 Craft Beer Pitchers.

Beer Week Food Special: Belgian-style stew at 4pm

Tuesday, November 8- Thorn St. Brewery & Meet the Brewer Night

For the third straight year, Thorn Street Meet the Brewer Night, with a stellar line up. Pub favorite, Menace IIPA on cask pouring through the Beer Engine as well as a keg, On tap at 4pm, Got Simcoe? Got Galaxy ? Got Nelson?, and the brand new Father Larry’s Gotten Sour. Meet brewers Eric O’ Connor and Scott Smith who plan to stop by later in the evening.

Beer Week Food Special: Mini Street Tacos, Shrimp, Fish, Pork, Chicken at 1pm

Wednesday, November 9- AleSmith Evil Dead Red Cask Night

Evil Dead Red is a hoppy American Amber/Red Ale that is one of my favorite cask beers. We will tap the cask at 4pm. Happy Hour prices ($1 off pints) all day, 11:30am-10pm

Beer Week Food Special: Bratwurst & Sauerkraut on generous 8” French Roll at 5pm

Thursday, November 10- Nickel & Friends Night

Tom Nickel has been a leader in the San Diego beer scene for over 20 years, and along the way, Tom has made tons of friends who share his passion for brewing great beer. This night features both Nickel Beer and Nickel Collaboration beers. Kern River/Nickel Nick Rivers IPA, Beachwood BBQ and Nickel Beer versions of Pride of Chops, Nickel/Monkey Paw Brown, Nickel/Brandon Hernandez Lion’s Blood Triple IPA, Nickel/Volcan Mtn., Take A Hike XPA. Golden Nugget IPA designed with Eric from Star B Hop Ranch. All Nickel and Nickel Collaboration Beers will be pouring at 4pm! More great beer news, thanks to Tom’s friendship with Kern River, we are looking forward to tapping, Just Outstanding IPA, Hop Nookie Triple IPA, Think Tank #11 IPA and Gravity Check IPA!! Look for Tom Nickel to stop by between 4-6pm.

Beer Week Food Special: Nickel Pickle Patty Melt, Reuben with Nickel Pickle Sandwich, and Nickel Beer Cheese at 4pm

Friday, November 11- Sunday, November 13- Sierra Nevada Weekend

Celebration on cask and pouring through the beer engine! Tapping Narwhal Stout, Barrel Aged Narwhal, Barrel Aged Narwhal with currants, Barrel Aged Beire De Garde, Big Foot Barley wine, Northern Hemisphere, Otra Vez, and, of course, Hop Hunter, Torpedo and Pale Ale. All Sierra Nevada beers will be pouring by 5pm.

Weekend Food Specials: Friday, Brewer’s Plate with Beer Cheese, sausage, crackers and seasonal fruit at 5pm; Saturday, Smoked Flank Steak, with potatoes, vegetables and salad at 5pm; Sunday, Fish and Chips, at 11:30am

For the latest http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew.

Hope to see you during Beer Week

Great beer events are happening all over town. For more information go to sdbw.org. If you want to check out other worldly beer events, without ever leaving San Diego, go to obrienspub.net. Here at West Coast, we are really looking forward to serving up great IPAs, Belgians, Barrel-Aged beers, rare stouts, and tasty casks, with daily beer week food specials. The time has come for you to hurry, it is San Diego Beer Week!

Cheers, Larry

Happy Burning Beard and Happy Wet Hops

The 2-4 Chargers tried to give another one away but held on for a win. Hopefully, this is the start of something new for the Chargers, holding on or finding a way to win. Happy Hour prices, ($1 off)  Burning Beard pints and Wet Hop pints. San Diego Beer Week (SDBW) is around the corner. We are deep into baseball playoffs. This is your end of October update!

Thursday, October 20: All Day Happy Hour pints with Burning Beard

Enjoy $1 off pints all day, from one of our favorite new brewery’s Burning Beard. On tap, Hopmata IPA, Dankness Visible IPA and Rye the Lighting Session IPA. Thursday Night football kicks off at 5:25pm, Bears at Packers.

Fridays & Saturdays

Every Friday, early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 11:30am-3pm and Late Happy Hour 8pm-close. Enjoy $4 Pulled Pork potato skins 11:30am-9:30pm.

Every Saturday, we offer the Rib and Ale combo for only $10. The Rib and Ale combo is 3 baby back ribs or 2 pork spare ribs, 2 onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a 10oz, craft beer. You also get 10% off all import bottles. Late Night Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 8pm -close. Kitchen open 11:30am- 9:30pm. Looking for a college football game? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

CHARGER FOOTBALL & Sundays

Enjoy $12 Craft Beer Pitchers and $5 Pulled Pork Nachos, all day every Sunday, 11:30am-8pm October 23, CHARGERS travel to Atlanta Falcons, kick off 1:05pm. October 30, CHARGERS on the road again to battle division rival Denver Broncos, kick off 1:05pm. Every Sunday Night we are pouring beer until the end of the weekly Sunday Night Football game. Sunday Night games kick off at 5:30pm. On October 23,Seahawks at Cardinals, October 30, Eagles at Cowboys.

Monday Night Football & $10 Craft Beer Pitchers

Serving $10 Craft Beer Pitchers, 50 cent wings and our terrific tacos! Kitchen open 4-8pm, pouring beer until 9pm. Monday Night Football Kicks off at 5:30pm; October 24, Texans at Broncos, October 31, Halloween Football between Vikings and Bears.

Taco Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, roll the dice between 4-8pm, beat the bartender, and enjoy Craft Beer pints for $1 off.  Our terrific tacos are served every Tuesday.

Wednesdays: All Day Happy Hour

Every Wednesday, enjoy all day Happy Hour ($1 off pints)  prices, 11:30am-10pm

Thursday, October 27: Wet Hop Happy Hour Beers from Sierra Nevada and Bear Republic

Three tasty wet hop beers at Happy Hour prices ($1 off pints), 4pm-close. Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Wet Hop IPA, Sierra Nevada Estate Organic IPA and Bear Republic Grandpa’s Homegrown. Thursday Night Football Kicks Off at 5:25pm,Jaguars at Titans .

Early and Late Night Happy Hour

Early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) Tuesday – Friday, 11:30am-3pm and Late Night Happy Hour Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm -close.  Remember, all day Happy Hour every Wednesday, 11:30am-10pm.

SDBW at West Coast Barbecue & Brew November 3-13

November 3: Abnormal SDBW Eve & Meet the Brewer Night

November 4: Hoppy Friday with Societe

November 5 Barrel Aged weekend with Hangar 24

November 6 Barrel Aged weekend with Firestone

November 7 Belgian Beer Night

November 8 Thorn Street & Meet the Brewer Night

November 9 Cask of AleSmith Evil Dead Red

November 10 Nickel & Friends Night

November 11-13 Sierra Nevada Weekend

Complete details about San Diego Beer Week at West Coast will be in our next newsletter. For the latest http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew.  Hope to see you soon for some great beer and food. GO CHARGERS!!

Societe Roustabout, “Steal the Glass” from Stone and 32 North

The 1-2 Chargers keep finding ways to lose the close games. We will celebrate their next win or “drown our sorrows” with great October beer. Read on for the latest update!

Wednesdays: All Day Happy Hour

Every Wednesday, enjoy all day Happy Hour ($1 off pints)  prices, 11:30am-10pm

Thursday, September 29: Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration “Steal the Special Edition Glass”

Stone, celebrating 20 years, will be re-releasing their 5th Anniversary, a 8.5% IIPA, 10th Anniversary a 10% IIPA, 15th anniversary a 10.8 % Black IIPA beer and Stone’s new 20th anniversary beer, Citracado, 9% IIPA. Purchase any pint of Stone after 4:30pm, and you get to “Steal the 20th Anniversary Glass” and take it home with you, until we are out of glassware. Thursday Night Football Kicks off at 5:25pm, Dolphins at Bengals.

Fridays & Saturdays

Every Friday, early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 11:30am-3pm and Late Happy Hour 8pm-close. Enjoy $4 Pulled Pork potato skins 11:30am-9:30pm.

Every Saturday, we offer the Rib and Ale combo for only $10. The Rib and Ale combo is 3 baby back ribs or 2 pork spare ribs, 2 onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a 10oz, craft beer. You also get 10% off all import bottles. Late Night Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 8pm -close. Kitchen open 11:30am- 9:30pm. Looking for a college football game? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

CHARGER FOOTBALL & Sundays

Enjoy $12 Craft Beer Pitchers and $5 Pulled Pork Nachos, all day every Sunday, 11:30am-8pm.  October 2, CHARGERS at home battling the Saints, kick off at 1:25pm. October 9, CHARGERS travel to Oakland to play the hated Raiders, kick off at 1:25pm. Every Sunday Night we are pouring beer until the end of the weekly Sunday Night Football game. Sunday Night games kick off at 5:30pm. On October 2, Chiefs at Steelers , October 9, Giants at Packers, and on October 16, Colts at Texans.

Monday Night Football & $10 Craft Beer Pitchers

Serving $10 Craft Beer Pitchers, 50 cent wings and our terrific tacos! Kitchen open 4-8pm, pouring beer until 9pm. Monday Night Football Kicks off at 5:30pm; October 3, Giants at Vikings, October 10, Buccaners at Panthers, and on October 17, Jets at Cardinals.

Taco Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, roll the dice between 4-8pm, beat the bartender, and enjoy Craft Beer pints for $1 off.  Our terrific tacos are served every Tuesday.

Thursday, October 6: Societe Roustabout

The plan is to tap this rare specialty Double IPA keg of Roustabout at 4:30pm. Societe usually only puts this beer out a couple of times a year. We are really looking forward to getting this great Double IPA back on our tap tower. Big thank you to our friends at Societe! Thursday Night Football Kicks Off at 5:25pm, Cardinals at 49ERS.

Early and Late Night Happy Hour

Early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) Tuesday – Friday, 11:30am-3pm and Late Night Happy Hour Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm -close.  Remember, all day Happy Hour every Wednesday, 11:30am-10pm.

Thursday, October 13: CHARGER FOOTBALL and 32 North Brewing “Steal the Glass”

Purchase any pint of 32 North Beer after 4:30pm, and you get to “steal the glass”, and take it home with you, until we are out of glassware. On tap, Best Coast IPA, Hop Burst Session IPA, and Shelter Island Blonde. CHARGERS are home to take on the rival Denver Broncos, in Thursday Night Football action, kick off at 5:25pm. GO CHARGERS!

Looking Ahead

Beer events with Avery and Burning Beard are in the early planning stages for later in October. Looking towards November, San Diego Beer Week events are coming together for the week of November 4-13. We are planning events with Societe, Barrel Aged weekend with Firestone and Hangar 24, Belgian Beer Night, Thorn Street, Nickel and Nickel Collaboration Beers, AleSmith and Sierra Nevada. More events are possible, and we will update you about San Diego Beer Week at West Coast in our next newsletter. For the latest, http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew.  Hope to see you soon for more great beer and food. GO CHARGERS!!

Oktoberfest Specials and “Steal the Glass” from Finest Made and Stone

Chargers may have melted down in their season opener but at least we have more great beer and food. Read on for more details about Oktoberfest beer and food specials, “Steal the Glass” from Butcher’s Finest Made Ales and Stone. Fall is here with tons of College and Pro Football. This is your mid-September update!

Thursday, September 15: Oktoberfest Night with $3.75 pints and Bratwurst

Three different Oktoberfest beers on tap, one keg each from Hangar 24, Bells, and Firestone.  Enjoy Oktoberfest pints for only $3.75 from 4pm –close. Tonight at 5pm, enjoy a Bratwurst, marinated in Oktoberfest beer with Sauerkraut on a generous 8″ French Roll. Check out the food special board for a great deal on a Oktoberfest Beer & Bratwurst! Thursday Night Football kicks off at 5:25pm, Jets at Bills.

Fridays & Saturdays: Every Friday, early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 11:30am-3pm and Late Happy Hour 8pm-close. Enjoy $4 Pulled Pork potato skins 11:30am-9:30pm.

Every Saturday, we offer the Rib and Ale combo for only $10. The Rib and Ale combo is 3 baby back ribs or 2 pork spare ribs, 2 onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a 10oz, craft beer. You also get 10% off all import bottles. Late Night Happy Hour ($1 off pints) 8pm -close. Kitchen open 11:30am- 9:30pm. Looking for a college football game? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

CHARGER FOOTBALL & Sundays

Enjoy $12 Craft Beer Pitchers and $5 Pulled Pork Nachos, all day every Sunday, 11:30am-8pm. September 18, CHARGERS first home game of the season kicks off at 1:25pm v Jacksonville Jaguars. September 25, CHARGERS travel to Indianapolis to battle the Colts, kick off at 1:25pm. Every Sunday Night we are pouring beer until the end of the weekly Sunday Night Football game. Sunday Night games kick off at 5:30pm. On September 18, Packers at Vikings and on September 25, Bears at Cowboys.

Monday Night Football & $10 Craft Beer Pitchers

Serving $10 Craft Beer Pitchers, 50 cent wings and our terrific tacos! Kitchen open 4-8pm, pouring beer until 9pm. Monday Night Football Kicks off at 5:30pm; September 19, Eagles at Bears, and on September 26, Falcons at Saints.

Thursday, September 22: Butcher’s Finest Made Ales and “Keep the Pint Night”

Have you checked out the beer coming out of Butcher’s Finest Made Ales after they re-launched?  Give a pint a try! On tap Prospect Ale Pilsner, we have it on before and has been well received. New to our tap tower, Finest Ale Sour and the new Amber.  Purchase any pint of Butcher’s Finest Made Ales after 4:30pm and you get to keep the very unique and cool glassware until we run out.  We have an extremely limited supply of Finest Made Ale glassware, so if you want a glass, arrive as close to 4:30pm as you can. Hurry! Thursday Night Football kicks off at 5:25pm,Texans at Patriots.

Taco Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, roll the dice between 4-8pm, beat the bartender, and enjoy Craft Beer pints for $1 off.  Our terrific tacos are served every Tuesday.

Wednesdays: All Day Happy Hour

Every Wednesday, enjoy all day Happy Hour ($1 off pints)  prices, 11:30am-10pm

Thursday, September 29: Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration “Steal the Special Edition Glass”

Stone, celebrating 20 years, will be re-releasing their 5th, 10th, and 15th anniversary beers to join their new 20th anniversary beer. Purchase any pint of Stone and you get to “Steal the 20th Anniversary Glass” and take it home with you, until we are out of glassware. Ross from Stone, plans to stop by and join us. Thursday Night Football Kicks off at 5:25pm, Dolphins at Bengals.

Early and Late Night Happy Hour

Early Happy Hour ($1 off pints) Tuesday – Friday, 11:30am-3pm and Late Night Happy Hour Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm -close.  Remember, all day Happy Hour every Wednesday, 11:30am-10pm.

Looking Ahead

Watch our next newsletter for information about more great beer events in October, maybe even a hint or two of what we are planning for 2016 Beer Week in November. For the latest, go to http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew.  Hope to see you soon for some great beer and food. GO CHARGERS!!