Friday, April 23, 2010
How San Diego might, in 100 years, be as cool as Portland
Can beer save San Diego? I don't know, they've been working really hard on it over at San Diego State for decades with dubious results.
But CRAFT brew with a conscience....might just bring some change to San Diego (or at least one little corner of it that was already kinda cool to begin with and so was already rather hospitable to the notion of becoming cooler).
Blind Lady Ale House, our wee bit o' Portland in San Diego, is really becoming a mighty force in the community. For one thing, I just found out that they hold fundraisers for the tiny, progressive school my kid just (woot woot!) got accepted to.
Yes, schools. If you want parents to turn up for the fundraisers, good beer will help. Panda Express, not so much.
BLAH is also championing bicycle riding in the neighborhood (again, not mine sadly because that would require that they provide a ski lift to the top of the hill, and also that people under 85 live here) by providing a free BICYCLE VALET for this event (which in itself is pretty prog)
The conundrum here is that every cool, free annual community event* that takes place in San Diego TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND!
SPREAD. IT. OUT. PEOPLE.
(*Mod Swap, Art Walk, Adams Avenue Roots Festival)
p.s.-YOU'RE PROBABLY A HIPSTER IF....your heart rate increased when you saw this picture.
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