I got the following from Tom Nickel, iconoclastic owner of O’Briens Pub in San Diego and award-winning brewer at Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing:
O’Brien’s Pub is celebrating 12 amazing years as San Diego’s premier beer bar and you are all invited to the more than week long party. Jim O’Brien founded the pub in January of 1994 before there was Stone, AleSmith or Ballast Point. The pub served as a first account for Pizza Port, Oggi’s, AleSmith, Alpine and many other local breweries. It was also the first place in San Diego to serve Blind Pig IPA and Russian River. The pub has been an integral part of the good beer scene in San Diego. A big Thank You to everyone for creating such a great pub and beer community. Lindsey and I are thrilled to have been a part of the pub’s success for the last three years and we look forward to many more. The beer community in San Diego just keeps getting stronger and the beer just keeps getting better.
The anniversary specials begin tonight and continue through the end of the month.