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Press Release: Societe Brewing Company Announces Societe Three, a Third Anniversary Celebration

Summer is here and that means one big thing for craft beer lovers of Southern California in particular and any fortunate enough to be in town for a nice beer-cation; This June Societe Brewing turns three, and this promises, as past years have proved, to be a fun-filled three week event that everyone is invited to. All the details can be found right here:

San Diego, California – June 12, 2015 – July 3, 2015 | Societe Brewing Company announces a three-week long celebration of its Third Anniversary of successful operation in San Diego, California. From June 12 through July 3, 2015, Societe Brewing will celebrate Three. Co-founded by two professional brewers, Travis Smith and Doug Constantiner, Societe Brewing will commemorate three years of brewing by hosting beer-focused events in its Tasting Room in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, all throughout the three-week celebration span.

“We are really excited to once again be celebrating our anniversary. It’s a time to further appreciate what we do every day—brew awesome quality beer,” says Lorah Smith, Events Manager at Societe Brewing Company. “Three is going to be amazing! We think you will enjoy some familiar events with new twists, and the new additions as well. Without your continued support, we wouldn’t be here. Our celebrations are all about the beer, of course, but they are also all about you, our supporters.”

Continuing the commemorative glassware tradition, Societe Brewing will offer a special Third Anniversary glass for sale for $10, while supplies last, beginning on Friday, June 12. When guests bring their Third Anniversary glass back into the Tasting Room any day during the celebration, they can receive $3 pours of any beer that is available. When guests bring back their clean Second Anniversary glass, they can receive $2 pours of any beer that is available. Bring in a clean First Anniversary glass, and pours of any beer are just $1 each. The full, regular line up of Societe beers will make appearances, with the return of The Gleaner, Societe’s Saison brewed with California Sagebrush. Look for a few surprises on tap, too, including a new hoppy beer.

In addition to the glassware promotion, a Costume Party and Photo Booth session is scheduled for June 13, and guests will be able to receive a take home photograph of themselves in their finest, old-timey attire. Societe will also offer three distinct opportunities to taste a newly blended Feral beer.

For the main event, Societe Brewing presents Dulye’s Mess Hall, a ticketed, private beer dinner hosted in Societe’s Tasting Room on June 18. Working in collaboration with Chef Adam Dulye, formerly of The Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco, Societe will host a tasting reception and three-course family style meal. The menu features a fresh summer vegetable panzanella, a trio of wood-grilled and roast pork, and a decadent trio of desserts.

“We want a beer and food dinner that will spoil you going forward,” says Douglas Constantiner, Co-Founder of Societe Brewing Company. Dulye’s Mess Hall will be another chance to drink the new Feral Beer, The Thief.”

Tickets for Dulye’s Mess Hall will be sold physically in the Tasting Room and also online via Brown Paper Tickets at societethree.bpt.me. The Tasting Room will otherwise be open to the general public for business as usual throughout the three-week celebration, and Societe Brewing is both kid and dog-friendly. The last day for Societe Three is July 3, and the brewery closes on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Additional information about Societe Brewing Company and about Third Anniversary can be found at www.societebrewing.com/three.

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Societe Brewing Company (8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111) is a production microbrewery, opened by two professional brewers in 2012 in San Diego, California. Societe Brewing Company focuses on hoppy Out West ales, Belgian-inspired Old World ales and lagers, and dark and flavorful Stygian ales. The brewery also features a 1,500 square foot barrel room housing its Feral, barrel-aged beer program. Societe’s beers are currently available in the Tasting Room at the brewery and at the finer beer bars and restaurants throughout San Diego County and in the Northern California San Francisco Bay Area.

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Press Release : Benchmark Brewing Company, Fall Brewing Company, and Societe Brewing Company Announce the Return of the Summer Solstice Ale Trail

I am very pleased and excited to share the news of the return of San Diego Ale Trial. This event was a lot of fun to complete last year and this summer event promises new features that will only enhance the level of fun for all the craft beer lovers who are willing to take the journey on the trail. Not to mention the fact that three of San Diego best and brightest young breweries are hosting this event only makes it even more exciting. Read on for all the details:

San Diego, California – May 21, 2015 | Benchmark Brewing Company, Fall Brewing Company, and Societe Brewing Company announce the Summer Solstice Ale Trail 2015, a collaborative celebration of summer and San Diego beer. Beginning in and throughout the month of June, these three local San Diego brewer owned and operated breweries are coming together to celebrate the diverse range that the San Diego beer community has to offer.

“The Summer Solstice Ale Trail is back this year, and I couldn’t be more excited,” says Mike V. Sardina, the Assistant Executive Officer at Societe Brewing Company. “We’ve lined up three of my favorite breweries in San Diego, and we’re making it easy and fun for folks to visit all three Tasting Rooms and experience a comprehensive range of world-class beer, all brewed in San Diego and all awesome and delicious.”

When thirsty beer travelers navigate the Ale Trail and present the official 2015 Summer Solstice Ale Trail Passport at each brewery’s Tasting Room, that brewery will stamp the passport in recognition of the visit. By obtaining a stamp at each brewery and completing the passport, beer lovers will be able to redeem their passports at any location in order to receive a commemorative pair of drinking socks that celebrate the classy side of San Diego beer.

“We are thrilled to be co-hosting the Summer Solstice Ale Trail again this year with Societe Brewing and are excited to welcome Fall Brewing into the group! We are proud to have three young breweries that are owned and operated by professionally trained brewers on the trail this year,” says Rachael Akin, the Co-Founder and Brand Czar of Benchmark Brewing Company. “The celebration happily falls during the American Homebrewers Association’s convention here in San Diego, as AHA members ourselves we are particularly looking forward to welcoming homebrewers from all over the country into our tasting room.”

This year, as part of the National Homebrewers Conference experience, the three breweries will offer a free-shuttle bus that runs between each brewery, as well as to the Conference location at the Town and County Resort. The Conference runs from June 11 – 13, 2015, but look for the shuttle bus to hit the Ale Trail on June 9 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm. Hop on the shuttle and complete the Ale Trail loop in one amazing afternoon of San Diego beer.

“Being asked to join two of our favorite breweries for this year’s Summer Solstice Ale Trail was a huge honor. Since they opened, both Societe and Benchmark have demonstrated what breweries run by brewers can accomplish,” says Ray Astamendi, Brewmaster and Co-Founder. “Their unwavering dedication to quality and the craft has been a huge source of inspiration for us. As a life-long homebrewer, I am excited to offer our wares to visiting homebrewers and craft beer aficionados alike.”

The Summer Solstice Ale Trail 2015 Passports will be available at each brewery beginning in early June, and the passports and sock prizes will be available while supplies last. Watch for an upcoming social media announcement from the breweries for the exact date of the Passport release. Benchmark Brewing Company, Fall Brewing Company, and Societe Brewing Company look forward to celebrating the summer, and enjoying some great San Diego beer.

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Benchmark Brewing Company (6190 Fairmount Ave. Ste. G, San Diego, CA 92120) is a production craft brewery owned and operated by Matt Akin, a local professional brewer, and his family. Opened in 2013, Benchmark focuses on full flavored session (low ABV) beers, their Oatmeal Stout currently holds the top award in that category from the Great American Beer Festival. Benchmark beer is self-distributed and is currently available in the Benchmark tasting room and in local San Diego bars and restaurants. At present, Benchmark beer is available on draft only with plans to release 16 oz. cans beginning this summer.

Fall Brewing Company (4542 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116) is a production brewery and tasting room that is owned and operated by a small group of craft beer enthusiasts. Located in a 5,000 square foot warehouse on the northern end of 30th street, Fall Brewing Company opened in November of 2014, and offers a wide variety of ales and lagers. Fall Brewing Company currently offers draft beer throughout San Diego County, but will be bottling by mid-summer.

Societe Brewing Company (8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111) is a production microbrewery, opened by two professional brewers in 2012 in San Diego, California.  Societe Brewing Company focuses on hoppy Out West ales, Belgian-inspired Old World ales, and dark and flavorful Stygian ales.  The brewery also features a 3,000 square foot barrel room housing its Feral, barrel-aged beer program.  Societe’s beers are currently available in the Tasting Room at the brewery and at the finer beer bars and restaurants throughout San Diego County and in the Northern California San Francisco Bay Area.