10.27.19: 2nd Annual Howl-o-Ween
Join us on our South Patio Sunday afternoon for some Halloween fun! Returning this year? Our wildly entertaining DOG COSTUME CONTEST! Dress up your pup, and strut your stuff in front of the judges for your chance to win prizes!
Lots of seasonal good times await: games, crafts, treats!
— Will we have a costume contest - for dogs? Yes!
— Will we have crafts, games and prizes? Yes!
— Will we have treats for all, kids, bigs, and dogs? Yes!
Nice, easy, family holiday fun on Sunday the 27th at 4PM. Costume contest categories to be announced! Let us know if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
9.13.19 - 9.15.19: BAGBY’S 5th Anniversary Weekend
We’re so excited to be celebrating out 5th Anniversary - How can it be FIVE years since we opened our doors?
It seemed to take a lifetime to open at all, and once we did, boy oh boy has it been a whirlwind every day since. We couldn’t be more proud of the place we created, the folks we call family, the countless friends we have made along the way – like you!
Every year about this time, fortunate as all get out to be able to celebrate another milestone, we reflect on all we have accomplished so far, and all that is still yet to come. And we are immediately struck with the importance each and every fan, friend, and guest is to our continued success. And that, fine folks, is cause for celebration.
So we hope you can join us this weekend as we pass that 5-year mark – some exciting things coming your way:
First, we’ve got some Bagby Beer in CANS for you! This is a brand new endeavor, one we have toyed with in our minds for a long time. We decided it would be pretty neat to package a couple of beers to mark this momentous occasion. These beers are extremely limited and will both be for sale starting 11AM on Friday, as long as they last.
Sweet Ride – Pilsner: this awesome little beer scored a GOLD medal at the Great American Beer Fest (GABF) a couple of years back, and has been our house fave lager ever since. Soft on the palate, with unmistakable lager character, supremely drinkable. This batch has been resting (lagering!) in the tank for months, waiting for just this chance to go home with you, and grace your refrigerator (and then your taste buds). 4x16oz $14.
We thought we'd be remiss if we didn't brew an anniversary beer, as well, and why not put that baby in a can, too? Introducing…
What A Time To Be Alive – American IPA: IPAs are a big part of our history here at Bagby, and this one is as classic, as West Coast-style, as you can get. Light golden in color, packed with American hops, this beer’s citrus, floral bitterness lingers just long enough on the palate, and finishes super dry. It’s delicious, and we hope you grab some before it’s gone. 4x16oz $16.
Both beers will also be on draught for your on-site enjoyment!
Friday 5PM - Close: Throwback Pricing on Original Menu Items
Saturday 12PM - 6PM: Grill Party with Specialty Hot Dogs & Liters (Vegan Hot Dogs, too!)
Sunday 10AM - 1PM: Build Your Own Breakfast Burritos *Supreme* Edition featuring a few new Burrito options: Surf & Turf with Grilled Shrimp and Carne Asada, Classic Chroizo, and an all new Vegan Burrito
Sunday 4PM: Cake Cutting & Toast with the Bagbys on the Upstairs Deck
All weekend we’ll be offering select Bagby beers for just $5, plus be on the lookout for anniversary tees and glassware for sale, discounted merch, and more!
So, here's to celebrating the last 5 years, and to looking forward the next 5. We're grateful and humbled to be here, and in one way or another, you've been a piece of that. Thank you!
We hope you can come through this weekend and say hi, we'd love to see you!
09.28.19: Zwanze Day - SOLD out, thank you!
We’re celebrating our 6th Zwanze Day here at Bagby, are so proud and humbled to be selected.
One of the oldest and most authentic makers of Lambic and Gueuze in the world, Brasserie Cantillon, in Brussels, Belgium will once again release a very special beer for this year’s Zwanze Day. The Bagbys have a wonderful relationship with Jean Van Roy, his family, and the people of Cantillon. We are extremely proud to pour our friend’s beer for our guests here at Bagby Beer, and grateful for the companionship, hospitality, and kindness Jean has always showed us when we are lucky enough to visit Cantillon in Brussels.
Due to the extremely limited amount of Cantillon beer available, this will be a ticketed event, and only Zwanze Day ticket holders will be permitted in this area during the event. Tickets will remain on sale online while they last, or until midnight on 9/27/19.We'll hold the Zwanze Day toast promptly at 12pm PST so we can be in sync with the world-wide toast. As is tradition, the toast will be to celebrate Cantillon, craft beer, and friendship alongside the other locations enjoying Zwanze on September 29th! We hope you'll join us for some rare and delicious beer.
This year’s Zwanze:
“The beer for this year's Zwanze was brewed in March 2016 and kegged January 26th 2018. Contrary to past Zwanze beers, this beer is not the result of a special blend or the addition of a special fruit, but of a wholly unique brew. On March 1st 2016, we brewed a smoked Lambic using a blend of classic pilsner malt and smoked malt. Rather than taking the beer to an extreme, we looked instead to find a balance between the acidic character of Lambic and the woodiness of the smoked malt.
The result is a fine Gueuze with the classic notes of a Cantillon, complemented by an elegant smokiness in the nose and on the palate.” - JVR
In addition to the Zwanze beer, We will also be pouring
Either Kriek or Rosé de Gambrinus
Either St-Lamvinus, St-Lamvinus Grand Cru, or Vigneronne
Important Details - please read carefully!
You must be 21+ to purchase a ticket
All guests will be required to show valid ID to enter this event, and the name on the ID must match the name on the ticket. Unfortunately there will be no exceptions, so we beg of you: please, please, please be prepared and do not put us in a position to tell you no. Please!
This event is rain or shine; absolutely all sales are final. Please do not ask for a refund if your plans change.
Check in will begin at 10AM on Saturday September 28th. While the Cantillon beer will not be available until 11AM (when the event begins), we will of course have our Bagby beers and cocktails available before then if you arrive early.
Sorry, due to limited space, kids and dogs are absolutely not permitted in the Zwanze event area. We also cannot allow those without tickets. Unfortunately there will be no exceptions, so we beg of you: please, please, please be prepared and do not put us in a position to tell you no. Please!
The remainder of our brewery will be open after 11AM and re-entry is permitted; please let us know ASAP if you would like us to make you a reservation outside of the Zwanze event space: Request A Table (please note that we do not take reservations for the upstairs spaces during the Zwanze Day festivities)
Feel free to email with questions: email@example.com
We're looking forward to having you! C'est bon!
Tickets will go on sale:
Wednesday, August 28th at 10AM
07.13.19: 2nd annual agave festival
Whether you are already a lover of agave spirits, or have always been curious and want to learn more, this is the day for you! We will gather on our South Patio, where dozens of tequilas and mescals will be available for experiencing - smell, sip, and learn your way through some of these hand-picked, curated offerings!
A limited amount of custom designed, specialty glassware will be available to the first-comers.
We’ll have special cocktails and some awesome Mexican-inspired food, too!
Your ticket allows up to 8 tastes of tequilas, mescals, cocktails - or a combination of all three! Food is included! We hope you can join us for this fun day exploring and celebrating these special, sometimes rare and misunderstood, spirits.
Saturday, July 13. 4-7PM.
06.26.19 - Solstice: A Paired Dining Experience —— SOLD OUT - Thank you!
Join Bagby Beer Company's Sommelier/Cicerone Justin Evelyn and Executive Chef Robert Gaffney for another evening of delicious food expertly paired with world-class beers, hand-selected wines, and curated spirits. Our first for this year, Solstice is inspired by the intensity of the onset of the summer season. Just past the warm-up of Spring, Summer is the star of the seasons, and this pairing experience will be heavily influenced by the gifts of the sun - the word 'Solstice' is a combination of Latin words for sun (sol) and stationary (stit) - the sun is at its highest point in in the sky upon the summer solstice, and appears to be remaining still - we hope to capture this magical time of the year with you!
This dinner is not only for those who have already embraced eating plant-based, but those who are interested in learning that a fulfilling, satisfying, inspiring meal can be entirely plant-based. It is our goal to demonstrate our reverence for the simplest of ingredients by preparing and presenting them beautifully. Locally sourced products will be showcased.
Our last pairing dinner sold out early - our fastest sell out yet - so please, don't hesitate. Seating is extremely limited for this special evening.
• We will meet in our upstairs dining room at 6PM on Wednesday, June 26th. Plan for a three hour dining experience
• Tickets are $85pp and will include 8 courses, each paired with either a Bagby beer, a wine, spirit, or cocktail; guests will each also enjoy a Reception beer upon arrival
• Gratuity is included in the ticket price
• Ticket holders should be 21+ over with valid ID.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
BEGINNING 5.25.19: the SUMMER of bagby
••• The Summer of Bagby •••
You can look forward to casual backyard style grill parties, every weekend - starting Saturday May 25th at noon - with a killer special bbq menu, awesome beer specials, and all the patio time you can handle.
For the rest of the summer, count on a few fun events surrounding cocktails and spirits - you might just learn a few things too along the way!
We’ll have our next pairing dinner to look forward to in June, and a return of our Agave Festival featuring amazing tequilas and mezcals in July. Dates of both TBA.
Of course all roads lead to SEPTEMBER, when we’ll be throwing one heck of a 5-year Anniversary Party. We’ve got all your summer shenanigans covered.
3.23.19: ORVAL DAY
There are so many reasons to celebrate this foundational Trappist beer from a breathtakingly beautiful, hallowed abbey in southern Belgium - it has been occupied as an abbey for over 900 years there. Orval is the one and only beer they brew for sale, and they have been doing so for decades! That it is also one of the most delicious beers in the world only makes it that much more outstanding. It has been brewed at the abbey for 85 years and was the first Trappist beer to be widely distributed throughout Belgium. It features a distinct dry-hopped finish, with plenty of Brettanomyces influence that countless brewers today are forever working to emulate.
Come join us to celebrate this beer, and to honor the philanthropic Trappist traditions and one of our favorite places in the world.
All day March 23rd, order a bottle of Orval served in its specially designed, timeless glass for just $10 - and you get to keep the glass! A perfect day to try this beer for the first time, or to remind yourself how awesome it is. We've had a blast the last three years introducing many open-minded beer lovers to Orval, and toasting to friendship with so many of you.
Let’s make this a special Bagby/Orval tradition - we’ll see you on Saturday!
02.09.19: BREWBIES X
The beer festival for do-gooders returns February 9th, 2019 for its 10th year! Hosted here at Bagby since 2014 (we were still under construction!) we are thrilled to be the home for this event, that we hope will raise over $50,000 for the Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their education programs, which aim to empower young people to know their bodies and reduce their cancer risk. Like every year, dozens of awesome breweries (many of whom have participated since the festival began), a world-class raffle, and new this year: live music! It’s going to be a blast, the most fun you’ve had doing something good for others.
This event will sell out, so get your tickets today!
Saturday February 9th, 1PM.
01.19.19: BAGBYFEST 3
Join us for our next Bagbyfest on Saturday January 19th, 2019!
Bagbyfest is a celebration of everything we think is excellent - from incredible beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and food - for those that have been a part of Bagbyfest, they already know: it is the most unique and fun beverage and food festival anywhere.
Bagbyfest will take place right here at the Bagby Beer Company compound in Oceanside - virtually the entire space will be dedicated to the event, where we hope to recreate the European community tradition that is the Marché d'Hiver (or Marché de Noël). The Winter Market is an annual pastime in nearly every city, town and village throughout much of Europe and each is the perfect mix of regionally-influenced cuisine - c’est bon! These markets are a genuine celebration of history and tradition, and are a communal space to connect to both.
For Bagbyfest 3, we’re going to create our own version – a balance of these long-standing enriching European traditions, with a little of our own saveur de Bagby. Right here in Oceanside. Bienvenue au troisième Bagbyfest.
Aside from all of these delicious experiences you’ll enjoy, we've also put together an excellent Invitational Beer Festival with a fantastic list of brewers and breweries that inspire us. They'll bring some of their favorite beers to share with you.
Part beer festival, part food, wine, cocktails and spirits festival, part European winter market - BagbyFest 3 is going to be an epic few hours, and we hope you can join us. Tickets are limited and we expect BagbyFest will sell out
Event is from 5PM to 9PM on Saturday January 19th
Each ticket will award you: admission into the entire event area, a custom Bagbyfest 3 glass to keep, a branded, awesome beanie or scarf to keep warm, an event badge to track your food and beverage experiences from the offerings on hand, and tastes from the beer festival
Early check in will begin at 4:30PM on 1/19/19
Bagbyfest is rain or shine; no refunds will be provided
All attendees must be 21 years of age or older, with valid identification. Everyone must show their ID to be admitted; there will be no exceptions – sorry!
We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who appears to be intoxicated upon arrival. Please drink responsibly!
Questions? Email email@example.com
12.31.18 - GRILL IN THE NEW YEAR
We had such a blast at last year's NYE backyard-style grill party "Grill in the New Year" we decided to do it again.
The goal? We want to offer the easy, relaxed, unfussy answer to the standard New Year's event. No, no reservation. No, no fancy clothes. No, no prix fixe, over-priced, over-thought meal. We say yes to casual. We say yes to kids. We say yes to dogs. We're going to barbecue, drink tasty beer, enjoy some sparkling wine and holiday cocktails, and gather as friends.
Plus we’re bringing back our “Wishing Wall”, so if you made a wish at last year’s Grill party on NYE, come check up on your wish - did it happen for you? Either way, make new wishes for ‘19! Come ease your way in to '19 right here with us. Show up early and fill up, or stay all night. Either way, you're welcome here, always.
Questions? Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday December 31st, 4PM
12.19.18 - BOTTLED WINE AND BEER TASTING
We have a large and impressive selection of bottled beer and wine from all over the world - personally selected by our own Jeff Bagby along side our chief wine guy/sommelier Justin Evelyn.
The best part? You can take it to go! We haven't found a better bottle shop anywhere nearby, and we want you to think of us as just that. So, to get you on board, we're hosting a bottle tasting, featuring both beer and wine, to show off this excellent set of beverages.
Not sure what to bring to the next party?
Need something cool for your holiday table?
Looking for a neat gift for the classy imbiber in your family?
Done, done, and done. We'll even give you a special to-go price, plus we'll wrap it up real nice for ya.
No tickets necessary - just show up, taste and learn about some tasty bevs, and enjoy! Questions? Send us an email: email@example.com
Wednesday December 19th, 5PM.
10.28.18 - HOWL-O-WEEN: A SPOOKY FUN FALL CELEBRATION
Let’s get in on some fall fun together! It’s time to finalize that costume, get your pumpkin carved, and get ready to boo-gie with us
— Will we have a costume contest - for dogs? Yes!
— Will we have games and prizes? Yes!
— Will we have treats for all, kids, bigs, and dogs? Yes!
Nice, easy, family holiday fun on Sunday the 28th at 4PM. Costume contest categories to be announced! Let us know if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
10.10.18 - VENERATION: A PLANT BASED PAIRING DINNER - sold out, thank you!
We are thrilled to announce our next pairing dinner will be held on Wednesday October 10th, from 6-9PM in our upstairs dining room.
Veneration: A Plant Based Pairing Dinner will focus on honoring the simplest and humblest of ingredients, and will do so with skill, beauty, and reverence by Chef Robert Gaffney. Each of five courses will be paired with one of our award-winning, world-class beers, and either a hand-selected or hand-crafted spirit or cocktail, or one of a selection of natural wines, curated by our own Cicerone and Sommelier Justin Evelyn.
This event is for anyone who is interested in enjoying an elevated dining experience, whether currently eating a plant-based diet or not. We intend this meal to be a celebration of flavor, texture, and color, with the added dimension of delicious beverages paired, bringing out new, enhanced, and sometimes unexpected characteristics of both the food and the drink.
We expect this dinner will sell out. Seating is quite limited.
Please join us for this special evening!
9.29.18 - CANTILLON'S ZWANZE DAY - sold out! thank you!
We are thrilled to have been selected again to host this iconic event celebrating lambic and friendship! It is an honor and a privilege; we have now been lucky enough to host since 2014! We are excited to announce the following awesome Cantillon beers will be available at our Zwanze Day celebration:
Rosé de Gambrinus
Grand Cru Bruocsella
Tickets are extremely limited and will go on sale at 10AM on Wednesday August 29th, one month ahead of Zwanze Day. One per person maximum, this event will sell out very quickly. Follow the link below.
If you 'd like, take a read of a piece we posted last year about why Zwanze is so important to us and so many others.
Here's a note from Jean Van Roy about this year's beer:
"At the end of 2014, determined to increase our production, we acquired a new building. In the course of the 14/15 and 15/16 brewing seasons, we had to obtain lots of new barrels to bring our dear lambic to maturity.
Hundreds of barrels, coming from various origins in France and Italy, most having contained red wine beforehand, thus came to furnish our new location. Among them, three origins stood out : those that had held Sangiovese, Amarone and Chianti. Sangiovese is a wine grape typically coming from the center of Italy, Amarone is a wine from the area of Verona that’s obtained from dried grapes, and Chianti is a region of Tuscany where the wine is made with a base of Sangiovese grapes.
At the time of the purchase of these barrels, my intention wasn’t to make a special blend, even though I must admit that seeing the results of aging Lambic in something other than a wine barrel has always been of special interest to me. The result of these experiments is often unpredictable, sometimes with a strong vinous quality, and sometimes with none at all.
During the 2015/2016 season, the Amarone barrels were filled with Lambic wort in December, and the Sangiovese and Chianti barrels were filled in January.
While tasting these beers the following year, I realized the potential that these barrels had. I decided then to age the barrels an additional year.
It was the right move. After two years of aging, each type of barrel produced a different Lambic. Different than a classic Lambic, but also different from one another. The Amarone barrels had birthed a delicate Lambic, the Sangiovese had a superb fruitiness, and the Chianti had developed a dry, tangy vinous quality.
The Sangiovese barrels aside, it wouldn’t have been very interesting to produce a beer coming solely from the the Amarone or Chianti barrels. However, the advantage of blending of these three different Lambics, each having developed its own unique qualities, quickly became apparent. So, we did the blend at the end of January 2018.
The elaboration of this beer was also for me an occasion to pay homage to our great many Italian friends who were among the first in Europe to promote and protect traditional Lambic. This year’s Zwanze is thus dedicated to them, and is a chance for me to thank them for their passion, their loyalty and their friendship!
The Zwanze 2018 is a fruity beer with notes of mango and citrus and a fine, lingering mouthfeel. Its wine-like character is not only evident, but accentuated by a slight woodiness. The Zwanze 2018 should be tasted at cellar temperature.
9.2.18 - BAGBY'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Join us all day on Sunday September 2nd for a celebration honoring our first 4 years, and a small token of our gratitude for your love and support all along the way!
10AM - Breakfast Burrito Bar in the Garden (while they last or until about noon, reg menu starts at 11) + $4 pints of Breakfast Beer!
Burritos are just $8 / Ingredients include:
Spiced Ground Beef
Smoked Pulled Chicken
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Shishito & Onion Mix
Chips + Self serve salsas/ Add guac for $2
4PM - Choice Bagby Beers for $4
5PM - Choice Bagby Beers for $5
6PM til close - Choice Bagby Beers for $6
7PM - Bagby Margarita for $7
8PM - Bagby Margarita for $8
9PM til close - Bagby Margarita for $9
> Bagby Merch will be on sale too! <
7.22.18 - FIRST ANNUAL AGAVE FESTIVAL
Come by for a little Sunday Funday - with tequila and mescal tastings hosted by some awesome producers, fun cocktail specials, and some Mexican food straight from the grill. We'll have a limited amount of specialty glassware for the early birds, too! All the fun starts at 4PM. No advance tickets needed; we'll have tasting + food packages available as you arrive - come learn what makes these sometimes misunderstood and often underappreciated spirits so special!
5.27.18 - SOUTH PATIO GERMAN BEER & GRILL PARTY with STEPHAN MICHEL of MAHR'S BRAU
Join us Sunday May 27th from 3 - 7PM for liter mugs of delicious German beers and sausages off the grill!
Bottles of Mastodon and Pilsner, and Mahr's Brau Helles and Ungespundet on draught to fill up those liters - and, Stephan Michel of Mahr's will be here celebrating with us!
We'll be grilling sausages and offering delicious sides - come kick back with us on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend!
4.11.18 - SPRING BEER DINNER
We're super excited for our first pairing dinner of the year - preview the menu below (it could still change slightly, mind you) - you won't want to miss this lovely, special evening in our upstairs dining room!
Tickets are extremely limited. Beverage pairings are still being finalized - know that they will be exceptional.
3.24.18 - ORVAL DAY
There are so many reasons to celebrate this foundational Trappist beer from a breathtakingly beautiful, hallowed abbey in southern Belgium - it has been occupied as an abbey for over 900 years there. Orval is the one and only beer they brew for sale, and that it is also one of the most delicious beers in the world only makes it that much more outstanding. It has been brewed at the abbey for 85 years and was the first Trappist beer to be widely distributed throughout Belgium. It features a distinct dry-hopped finish, with plenty of Brettanomyces influence that countless brewers today are forever working to emulate.
Come join us to celebrate this beer, and to honor the philanthropic Trappist traditions and one of our favorite places in the world.
All day March 24th, order a bottle of Orval served in its specially designed, timeless glass for just $10 - and you get to keep the glass (while they last)! A perfect day to try this beer for the first time, OR to remind yourself how awesome it is. We had a blast the last couple of years introducing many open minded beer lovers to Orval, and toasting to friendship with so many of you. Let’s continue this special Bagby/Orval tradition.