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Thorn Street Brewery is excited to be taking part in Will Ferrell’s Best Coast Beer Fest that raises funds for Cancer for College.  This festival is HUGE with more than 60 breweries, food trucks, live music and more! Get your tickets now for Saturday, March 7th and use the code THORN at check out to get a souvenir pint glass! For more info go to http://bestcoastbeerfest.com/



Coming up on Feb 21st TSB will be at Balboa Park’s Hall of Champions for the San Diego Winter Brew Fest! The fest is both Friday and Saturday and offers more than 44 breweries to taste from along with live music and food vendors. This is an evening event (7pm-10pm) so plan on taking Uber and really enjoying yourself. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and for only $10, you can get a VIP ticket that lets you in the event an hour early, special beer tasting and a cheese and beer pairing with Cabot creamery.


Happy 2015!

There are some exciting things on happening out and about with TSB in the New Year, starting with the San Diego Brew Festival, January 17th. This event is being held at Liberty Station and features 50 breweries, two live bands and food trucks galore. Look for our tent there and come say hi! For ticket info go to http://sandiegobeerfest.com



The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time for one of our favorite events of the year, SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-off! With 40 restaurants competing this year for the grand prize it is sure to be a heated competition.

$20 gets you a beautiful handmade chili bowl made by our friends at the San Diego Ceramic Connection and five, 2 oz tastes of top notch chili. It also gets you all the community chili you can taste (while supplies last).

There will also be a beer garden and 11 musical acts including Shawn Rohlf and the Buskers, The Creepy Creeps and G Burns Jug Band.

Top it all off with multiple bounce houses, games and arts and crafts for the kids.

All proceeds go to Mckinley Elementary to fund their arts programs. This is a great day for a great cause. Plan on coming early and staying for all of the fun!





San Diego Beer Week is almost here! Thorn St Brewery is hosting a number of events here in our tasting room as well as participating in events around San Diego.

Here are some upcoming events during San Diego Beer Week:

San Diego Beer Week Kick-Off Party at U-31


What: We are excited to be kicking off Beer Week with U-31 for a Keep the Pint Night!

When: 7:00 pm, November 7, 2014

Where: U-31, 3112 University Ave,  San Diego, CA, 92104


Beat the Brewer Game Challenge at Coin Op Game Room coinoplogo

What: A night of craft beer and killer video games, tournament style! Your change to beat the brewer as breweries from all over San Diego compete for glory and fame.

When: 8:00 pm, November  7th, 2014

Where: Coin Op Game Room, 3926 30th Street, San Diego, CA, 92104

Meet the Brewer and Cask Release at West Coast BBQ


What: Thorn Street Brewery is teaming up with West Coast BBQ and Brew to bring you an evening of brewers, cask beer and some mean BBQ.  Meet Thorn Street Brewery head brewer, Eric O’Connor AKA “The Mad Fermentist”, and discuss all things beer. Plus, the special cask release of our famed Relay IPA.

When: 6 pm, November 11, 2014

Where: West Coast BBQ, 6126 Lake Murray Blvd. La Mesa, CA, 91942


Beer Cocktail Competition at Seven Grand

What: Beer week will be in full swing so to do something a little different we thought we would compete in a Beer 7g-buck-full-colorCocktail Competition! The theme for the night is 80′s Wrestling, so come dressed in your favorite WWF wrestling personality from what many consider to be professional wrestling’s heyday.

When: 7 pm, November 11, 2014

Where: 3054 University Ave, San Diego, CA, 92104


Burger Pairing and Keep the Pint Night at The Station Tavern

What: Head on over to the Station with the whole family to celebrate beer week in garlic-parmesan-tater-tot style. They will be coming up with a specialty burger to pair with our Station Pale Ale and a cask of Red Headed Hop Child. Buy the beer, keep the TSB pint! stationtavern-300x247

When: 5:30 pm, November 12, 2014

Where: The Station Tavern, 2204 Fern Street, San Diego, CA, 92104



Craft Beer -N- Bites at Maker’s Quarter

What: Enjoy craft beer from 15 local breweries in your take home tasting glass. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door for 10 beers (4oz pour). Additional indulgences of craft cocktails and wine are available for purchase from Alchemy Cultural Fare. San Diego’s best food trucks will also be on hand for eats throughout the night (not included in ticket) and live music will cap off the night. This event is  in collaboration with San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Business of Craft Brewing Program celebration, benefiting the San Diego Brewers Guild. Tickets are available  at CBB_Flyer_Master2-1http://craftbeerandbites.bpt.me/

When: 6 PM-9 Pm, November 13, 2014

Where: Silo at Maker’s Quarter 753 15th Street, 92101