San Diego craft brewery Second Chance Beer Company has gotten crafty for its eighth anniversary party. Not only is it introducing a new IPA, it is hosting a beer and wine pairing.
That is correct, a beer and wine pairing. It is Sept. 9 in collaboration with O’Brien’s Pub of the Convoy District and Mia Marie Vineyards of Escondido and features a three-course meal from O’Brien’s Pub Executive Chef Tyson Blake, wine from winemaker Kiara Boccia-Fenlason, and beer from Second Chance Brewmaster Marty Mendiola. Blake, Boccia-Fenalson, and Mendiola will all be on hand to discuss their selections. The location is Second Chance’s brewery in Carmel Mountain.
Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here.
The party will also serve as the release party of the brewery’s Dawg Daze West Coast IPA anniversary beer, which was created in collaboration with Artifex Brewing Company of San Clemente. Dawg Daze has a 6.0% alcohol-by-volume (ABV) and a blend of Citra, Mosaic, and Strata hops. The beer will be available exclusively at Second Chance’s Carmel Mountain brewery on September 9 – with doors opening at Noon – before being added to its North Park taproom the following day. Four packs of 16-oz cans will also be available at Trader Joe’s and Total Wine & More locations throughout San Diego County.
“This very modern West Coast IPA is perhaps Brewmaster Marty’s best work to date,” co-founder Virginia Morrison said. “It was a labor of love for him, as is every Second Chance beer, but this one is extra special because it celebrates an important milestone for the brewery as a whole and the professional and personal growth of all the individuals who have made Second Chance so successful all these years.”
Here is the menu for the food, beer and wine pairing:
Food: Grilled Prawn Escabeche with Apple Ensaladita, Citrus, Herbs, Braised Mustard Seed, Rice Cracker
Beer: Buddy Lager
Food: Duck Confit, Corn Bread, Avocado Butter, Marmalade Vinaigrette, Mustard Greens, Pickled Peppers
Beer: Dawg Daze West Coast IPA
Wine: Dry Muscat
Food: Crispy Pork Belly with Watermelon, Sweet Pickled Rind, Pepita Dukkah, Guajillo Hot Honey
Beer: Fistful of Gummies Fruited Sour
Wine: Oaked Falanghina
On July 30, it was announced that Second Chance Beer Company was voted as one of San Diego’s Best Craft Breweries in The San Diego Union-Tribune’s 2023 Readers Poll. Only 10 made the list. Second Chance also is one of five finalists in San Diego Reader’s 2023 poll of its readers for Best Local Brewery.