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Ready for a Pub Crawl, SJC-Style?

In a new event, 14 local restaurants will feature microbrews, entertainment and prizes every Wednesday, starting this week.

San Juan Capistrano is hosting a new monthly event its calling “Microbrew by the Mission.”

Downtown San Juan Capistrano restaurants and the are giving San Juan locals a taste of 14 microbrews at 14 locations around the Mission, including , , and .

Each season, the 14 venues will feature a new microbrew or craft beer. The 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. event will run the last Wednesday of each month. The summer brews will be served July 25, Aug. 29 and Sept. 26.

The tall, cold ones will cost $4, and participants have a chance to win prizes, such as shirts and hats from participating breweries, gift certificates for participating restaurants and Playhouse tickets for more summer entertainment.

In December, Santa’s little helpers made an through downtown San Juan Capistrano, and the name stuck. Those with the wherewithal to make the “pub crawl” to all 14 venues through the course of the season can earn a chance to win a weekend stay at Marriott's Residence Inn in San Juan Capistrano.

While obviously not a restaurant, the Camino Real Playhouse will offer up appetizers from the musical entertainment, lead singer and keyboardist for the psychedelic 1960s band “Iron Butterfly,” Martin Gerschwitz.  

Lauren July 22, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Sounds fun. Too bad they don't include wine or non-alcoholic beverages for the people who don't drink beer.
Stephanie Frisch July 22, 2012 at 09:16 PM
The event is called, "Micro-brews by the Mission". It's intent is to showcase microbrews and the participating venues to help promote business and visibility. You can enjoy wine and non-alcoholic drinks at these locations during this event as well. That's what I do since I don't really drink beer either. It's still a fun event whether or not you drink the Micro-brews and a great time to enjoy the company of friends.

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