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.
2.18.18 - LEARN TO KNIT & DRINK BEER!
Grab a ticket to this unique hands-on knitting lesson, with our friend and local yarn company owner, Heather Walpole! Heather owns Ewe Ewe Yarns, is a talented knittress and BFF of Bagby. She's curated a perfect kit for you to get you started, and she'll lead this 2 hour class to set you off on your knitting journey just right. Plus, beer!
12.31.17 - GRILL IN THE NEW YEAR
Join us on New Year's Eve, as we turn this 'fancy' holiday upside down - we'll be grilling in the garden, with special grill plates, beers, and more! Fill up before you go out, or stick around and grill in the new year at Bagby!
Kids and dogs are - as always - welcome! No reservations, no prix fixe, no fuss. Just hang with us!
11.3.17 - 11.12.17 - SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK
We've got a bunch of fun nights planned for Beer Week! Every night this week, we're featuring a new, potential menu add - and a Bagby Beer pairing - all for $12! Come celebrate local, independent beer with us!
Plus, we'll be pouring at the San Diego Brewer's Guild Festival on Friday and Saturday (3rd & 4th), we'll have beer at the Battle of the Guilds at Toronado on Friday (10th), pouring beer at Karl Strauss' Collabapalooza on Saturday (11th) and finishing beer week at The Lodge at Torrey Pines on Sunday (12th)
10.21.17 - BAGBYFEST II
10.16.17 : We are excited to announce that we will donate the proceeds from this year's BagbyFest to The King Ridge Foundation to support those affected by the devastating wild fires in northern California last week. Help us make a difference - get your ticket today!
To learn more about the fundraising efforts, including the Sonoma Pride initiative, please visit https://www.sonomapride.com
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BagbyFest returns for the second time on Saturday October 21st!
The most unique beer + wine + cocktails + spirits + food festival anywhere! One ticket, all the things!
An International Exposition: we hope to transport you via outstanding beverages and stellar food to some of our favorite places across the globe! Stay tuned as we finalize all the details - it's time to get excited!
MENU! Final Pairings are still being settled on - trust, this is going to be an exceptional event:
09.23.17 - Zwanze Day by Brasserie Cantillon --- SOLD OUT! Thank you!
We have the great fortune to count Jean Van Roy as a friend. Beyond being a remarkable brewer and blender, the face and and excellence behind Cantillon's iconic beers, he is a gracious person, a thoughtful and generous host, a passionate advocate for the history and quality of beer. It is because of all of these attributes we are honored and humbled to be invited - for the fourth year - to be one of a very few locations chosen across the globe to help celebrate Zwanze.
Every year the Zwanze beer is unique and different, sometimes inspired by his children - - this year is no different:
My youngest son, Sylvain, will be 18 come October. As we did for his older brother, Florian, I wanted to celebrate this milestone by dedicating a beer to him. And what better beer than the Zwanze.
I wanted to involve Sylvain in choosing the beer, and when I asked him what blend we could make. He told me : “ I love iced tea, could we try a blend with tea?”.
After a superb tasting of several different types of tea at “Nong Cha” tea shop in the center of Brussels, we chose three teas for trial blends with Lambics. After a few days of maturation with 2 years old Lambic, we decided on a “Oolong” (Wulong), a semi-fermented blue-green tea. The Lambic-tea blend gave a great result. The beer was delicate and round, with notes of fruit and slight bitterness. Sylvain is a huge fan of “Game of the Thrones” wich inspired the graphics for the 2017 edition of our Zwanze.
But in our version, no one dies and everyone has a good beer !
The Zwanze Day will take place on Saturday 23rd of September 2017.
There are just four locations in California; our friends at Russian River (Santa Rosa), Mikkeller Bar (SF), and Beachwood (Seal Beach) are also Zwanze Day sites.
Like previous years, we have been informed that we will also have the opportunity to offer pours of
Nath (pronounced "Nat" - a new rhubarb Lambic)
Tickets for this wonderful event will go on sale Tuesday, August 22 2017, at 10AM.
The Friendship Toast will be held at 12PM local time on Saturday September 23. We will provide more information regarding pricing, timing, and other details in the coming weeks. This event will sell out. Once tickets are gone, they are gone. We hope you can join us!
02.11.17 - 8th ANNUAL BREWBIES FESTIVAL
Join us for this outstanding day of celebrating craft beer while supporting an awesome, worthy cause: Keep A Breast! To date this festival has raised over $275,000 in support of their education programs, which aim to empower young people to know their bodies and reduce their cancer risk! This year, help us get over $300,000! Get your tickets NOW! It will sell out! The event starts at 1PM, features over 40 breweries (many are bringing a pink beer!), a super raffle, and tasty food.Don't miss! Get your tickets HERE!
11.10.16 - SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK CELEBRATION WITH SIERRA NEVADA
Join us on Thursday November 10th for our 2nd Annual Sierra Nevada + SDBW celebration!
Like last year, Sierra will be offering some sweet schwag, and we’ll have a few food treats to mark the occasion, of course.
2016 Celebration ON CASK!
Barrel Aged Narwhal with Currants
Barrel Aged Bigfoot with fresh Ginger
Chocolate Cherry Stout
We are still waiting for a few other killer beers to be confirmed so the final list is pending!
10.17.16 - 10.23.16 - OCEANSIDE RESTAURANT WEEK
Join us for a delicious 3-course prix fixe meal with optional beer or wine pairings!
10.01.16 - ZWANZE DAY 2016 - ***SOLD OUT***
We are above and beyond excited to be honored with the opportunity to host Zwanze Day again, for the third year, here at Bagby Beer Company! There are merely a handful of establishments in the world fortunate enough to be granted the distinction of hosting Zwanze Day - we are one of four in California! It is going to be a fantastic time to celebrate friendship, craft beer, and Cantillon!
For this year’s Zwanze, our wonderful friends at Brasserie Cantillon in Brussels have created an incredible beer, a traditional Framboise: using older techniques, this beer has been aged on both raspberries *and* blueberries, as at one time the cherries helped maintain the classic beautiful red color of this lovely style of beer. They have also added a touch of vanilla, consistent with the older technique, to balance the fruit character. Cantillon has not utilized this approach for 30 years, so this beer should be something very, very special!
We will also have the opportunity to offer pours of Cantillon Gueuze, Cantillon Kriek, Mamouche, and Iris Grand Cru. Zwanze Day is October 1st, 2016. The Friendship Toast will be held at 12PM local time. Tickets will be offered for sale on Saturday, September 3rd, at 10AM. We will provide more information regarding pricing, timing, and other details in the coming weeks - this event will sell out. Once tickets are gone, they are gone. We hope you can join us!
Remember: Tickets go on sale promptly at 10AM on Saturday September 3rd! Here's the link:
>> ZWANZE DAY 2016 at Bagby Beer Company is 100% SOLD OUT! <<
05.29.16 - BEER CAMP, BREWERS, BRATS & BURGERS!
Click here for the Draught List for the Beer Camp Brewers, Brats & Burgers!
Come help us kick off Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Series Season!
We'll be pouring all six of this year's Beer Camp beers, including STOUT OF THE UNION!
Stout of the Union is an American Stout and is the Beer Camp collaboration between Bagby Beer, Beachwood, Lost Abbey, Smog City, and Societe - so we will also be featuring special beers from each of our collaborators. The brewers will be hanging out, too!
Perfect for Memorial Day weekend, we'll also be grilling on the South Patio: Burgers & Brats, along with tasty sides.
Drink, eat, visit with the brewers - it's going to be an awesome time! Plus, Monday is a holiday - this is a no-brainer, guys. Tickets are limited!
$25 gets you a 5 ounce pour of each of the six 2016 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Beers, plus a cold can of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and an event glass. For an additional $20, add on a Sierra Bucket of Fun with one can each of Torpedo, Nooner, Otra Vez, and Sierra Pale (and the bucket is yours to keep!).
Questions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, for the SMALL PRINT:
> You must be 21 or over with valid ID to purchase a ticket and enter the event
> Sorry, no refunds. All sales are final.
> Event is rain or shine
> Any ticket holder who appears to be intoxicated will not be permitted to enter the event, please drink responsibly
ORVAL DAY! All day, order a bottle of Orval, receive the distinct, specially designed glass - to keep!
02.23.16 and 02.24.16
Beer List for Big Beers Mini Fest!! Get a load of these awesome beers - tickets still available!
BIG BEERS MINI FEST
Tues/Wed Feb 23/24 5PM-9PM - Featuring a great collection of strong, malty, barrel-aged and other rare beer!
5 Tastes + Bagby Beanie = $20
Tickets are limited!
This awesome fest - entering it's 7th year - is happening again at Bagby Beer! With a return to the big parking lot, we're hoping for great weather! But, RAIN OR SHINE, it's going to be a rad event for an awesome cause. Tickets are going fast and this baby will sell out...all VIP are already spoken for.
TIME: 1PM - 5PM
TICKETS: $45 presale (VIP SOLD OUT!)
JOIN US! This is shaping up to be an awesome event with our friends at Sierra Nevada - a bunch of delicious (and rare!) beer, plus food specials inspired by the Chico Brewpub...add this one to your calendar, fine beer loving people. You'll be so sad to miss!
BAGBY BEER COMPANY IS VERY HONORED AND EXCITED TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED ONCE AGAIN TO HOST ZWANZE DAY!
One of the oldest and most authentic makers of Lambic and Gueuze in the world, Brasserie Cantillon, in Brussels, Belgium has once again released a very special beer for this year's Zwanze Day. The Bagby's have a great relationship with Jean Van Roy and the people of Cantillon. We are really proud to pour our friend's beer for our guests here at Bagby Beer.
For 2015 Zwanze, Cantillon is releasing a "Brussels Wild Stout".
On top of the Zwanze beer, we are also excited to have received Rosé de Gambrinus, Classic Gueuze, Kriek (all on draught) and Bruoscella (in bottles).
Like last year, we'll be hosting this event in our upstairs dining room and outdoor patio.
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 54 other locations enjoying the Zwanze on September 19th! We hope you'll join us for some rare and delicious beer!
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME TO ZWANZE DAY 2015!!!
Please join us for a one-of-a-kind dinner prepared by our Chef, Brad Davis, and featuring produce from Schaner Family Farms in Valley Center. Farmer and friend of Bagby Beer, Peter Schaner, will be in attendance to tell us more about his farm and how Bagby Beer and Schaner Farms work together.
We will be celebrating the outstanding summer crop from Schaner. Look forward to learn and enjoy how beer, wine, and spirits pair with this specialty seasonal menu!
Each course will be paired with Bagby Beers, hand-made summer-inspired cocktails, and delicious wines. There will be plenty of food and tasty beverages for all in our upstairs dining room, perfectly staged for this terrific event.
Get your tickets today. Seats are extremely limited.
BagbyFest promises to be a one-of-a-kind grand opening celebration! One part awesome specialty beer festival (with beers carefully selected from some of our closest friends in the craft beer industry), and one part beer, wine and spirits tastings paired with creative and delicious food by our very talented kitchen team, one part amazing. Think of a progressive beer dinner, spread throughout the spaces at Bagby Beer Company - each area with another special food and beverage pairing of your choice. Saturday is going to be a gorgeous day: a perfect opportunity to help us celebrate our grand opening at our home in Oceanside, and to enjoy terrific food, lovely weather, tasty beverages, and more!
Included in your ticket:
- Admission to the entire festival space, which will be the majority of the grounds at Bagby Beer (the Main Bar will be open for non-festival goers, starting at 11AM)
- BagbyFest commemorative tasting glass
- Food and Beverage Pairings from Five Food Stations:
• Sandos in your Handos! Special Sandwiches
• You’re so Cheesy! Cheese and Chocolate
• Stoked on Smoked! Tasty meats from our smoker
• Listen to your Hearth! Pizza Party on the South Patio
• Me encanta Mexico! Mexican-inspired bites, accompanied by Mariachi Perla de San Diego
Each food station will have a few offerings of food and beverages for you to choose from! Extra tasting tickets are available for purchase should you want more (plan on it).
We'll be joining our friends Artifex Brewing Co, Culture Brewing Co, The Lost Abbey, Three Weavers, White Labs and DOZENS more at the Best Coast Beer Fest on 03.07.2015.
For more info check out: Best Coast Beer Fest
Please join us Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 for an evening of delicious culinary treats paired with a showcase of Bagby Beers. There will be five courses, each created and inspired by one (or more) of our burgeoning craft beer portfolio.
There are just a few seats available - by design. We intend to create a very special, welcoming, fun, and educational experience for each of our Beer Dinner guests. The dinner will begin promptly at 6PM in our upstairs dining room - a perfect venue to enjoy tasty dishes from our Chef, Brad Davis, and our outstanding kitchen team. Both Jeff Bagby and Chef will be discussing the beers and dishes, and how they pair perfectly with one another.
Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.
Menu details to follow - don't wait to get your tickets! If you have any questions, send us an email: email@example.com
We look forward to having you!
Hoppy New Year! With the holidays behind us we can start to focus on some fun events for 2015. First up...on 02.14.2015 is Brewbies Festival!!! We're so excited to host this amazing fest that features some of the country's best breweries and benefits Keep A Breast. Tickets are available now and you can get them here:
Zwanze Day Event Info
Bagby Beer Company is very honored and excited to have been selected to host Zwanze Day 2014! One of the oldest and most authentic makers of Lambic and Gueuze in the world, Brasserie Cantillon, in Brussels, Belgium has once again released a very special beer for this year’s Zwanze Day. The Bagby’s have a great relationship with Jean Van Roy and the people of Cantillon. We could not be more happy and proud to be able to pour our friends beer for our customers.
For 2014 Zwanze, Cantillon is releasing a new version of “Cuvée Florian” — Iris Grand Cru. Originally blended in honor of Florian Van Roy, son of Cantillon brewer and blender Jean Van Roy, this year’s Zwanze is an unblended, dry-hopped lambic, aged with cherries.
On top of Cuvée Florian, we are also excited to have received Rosé de Gambrinus, Classic Gueuze and Cuvée Saint-Gilloise.
We'll be hosting this event in our newly finished upstairs dining room and outdoor patio.
Due to the limited amount of Cantillon beer available this will be a ticketed event. Only Zwanze Day ticket holders will be permitted in this area during the event.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 am Saturday the 20th on site at the Bagby Beer company. Limited to one per person, each ticket provides a 6 oz pour of each of the 4 Cantillon beers. We'll hold the Zwanze Day toast promptly at 12pm PST so we can be in sync with the world wide toast. The toast will be to celebrate Cantillon, craft beer, and friendship alongside the 51 other locations enjoying the Zwanze that day.
We hope you'll join us for some rare and delicious beer! If you'd like to read more about Jean’s inspiration for this years Zwanze check out the story here.
Zwanze event itself will run from 11am-2pm, with the traditional Zwanze toast at noon.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 am on the day of the event and are $40 per person and include (1) 6oz pour of each of the 4 Cantillon beers.
You must be in line to purchase a ticket, please no holding spots or buying tickets for others.
Please be respectful of our neighbors, follow all parking rules and if lining up early, please keep the noise level down.
There will be signs on site indicating where to line up prior to the event going on sale.
If you have any other questions please feel free to shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org