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City to declare Feb. 2 'Karl Strauss Day' in honor of brewery's 30th anniversary

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 19:22:30-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — One of San Diego's longest running breweries is getting a day in its honor to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

City leaders will declare Feb. 2 "Karl Strauss Day" at the brewery's 30th-anniversary party in Pacific Beach in celebration of the brewery's start three decades ago.

The highlight is part of a larger celebration by the brewery throughout the month that will include a line-up of limited release beers and retro merchandise.

"I applaud Karl Strauss Brewing Company for advancing the art of brewing in San Diego and around the world, and congratulate them for 30 years of achievement and success," Councilmember Chris Cate said in a release.

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The brewery's anniversary Pacific Beach party will feature a changing of the barrels ceremony, unlimited tasters of 30 different beers, food pairings, commemorative glassware, a limited edition Imperial Stout, and an opportunity to try the 31st anniversary beer before it's sent to the barrels to age for a year.

A collaboration hazy IPA beer with Drake’s Brewing Company will also be released, aptly named "Level 30 Complete."

Whether sophisticated beer fans or not, San Diegans can also get a taste of the yesteryears as Karl Strauss breaks open it's 1989 cookbook and features four small batches of beers at each of the brewery's tasting rooms and brewpubs every Thursday night in February.

Just how long is 30 years? Check out this Karl Strauss commercial from the past, featuring the man himself: