Escondido, CA


Downton Abbey Tribute

The Grand Tea Room will hold a special tea party in honor of a beloved PBS series, “Downton Abbey.” The “Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea Party will be held Saturday, June 25 at either 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. They plan to have delicious food, music, trivia and lots of fun!

Call the tea room at 760-233-9500, for your reservation. This is expected to be a full house so you might want to call soon. The Grand Tea Room is located at 145 W. Grand Ave.

Stone introduces summer brews

Stone Brewing is introducing two unique and highly anticipated summer sea­sonals. Both in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at bars, restaurants and retail­ers where Stone beer is sold, Stone Citrusy Wit, a 5.3 percent witbier brewed with tangerine and kaffir lime leaf and Stone Mocha IPA, a 9 percent double IPA brewed – inexplicably – with cocoa, milk sugar and coffee, began arriving in se­lect markets nationwide the week of June 6.

Regarding the Stone Citrusy Wit, “This is the first time we’ve released a Bel­gian style witbier for our fans nationwide, said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “We set out to create something very flavorful and refreshing for the summer months, set on creating a more innovative wit. First, we played around with tan­gerine and then the team landed on kaffir lime leaf to help punch it up even more with an intense citrus fruit flavor, all complemented by the beer’s subtle coriander spice character.

Enjoy Stone Citrusy Wit fresh during the summer months or store it at proper cellaring temperatures (55°F or lower) for up to one year after its “bottled on” date. Stone Citrusy Wit will be available through September.

The Stone Mocha IPA blurs the lines between an IPA and a stout. Technically an all-out double IPA, this decadent creation is brewed with the combination of gold­en roasted coffee, pure dark chocolate and citrusy hops. The result is a love child of a beer characterized by a beautiful meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence.

“This double IPA pours deep gold but has the deceivingly rich flavors of a stout.” said Steele. “I’ve had countless amazing coffee IPAs and chocolate IPAs but this mocha blend really balances the bold hop qualities created by Cascade, Citra and Amarillo with rich cocoa and prevalent coffee traits.”

Stone Mocha IPA will be available through September and should be enjoyed within the 120-day “enjoy by” date printed on the bottle’s shoulder.

Welk’s to host Footgolf Brewfest

The public is invited to attend the first annual Footgolf Brewfest at the Oaks Course at Welk Resorts San Diego on Saturday, June 25. The rising sport of soc­cer and golf is action-packed and ideal for all levels of players. The event will “kick-off” with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Players will have a chance to enter con­tests and win prizes.

Craft beer will be served throughout the event from Ballast Point, Mother Earth, Saint Archer, The Lost Abbey and Modern Times. Price includes 12 beer tastings.

About Footgolf at Welk Resorts San Diego

Located in north Escondido along the 1-15 freeway, the Oaks Course at Welk Resorts San Diego offers a par 54 footgolf course alongside beautifully main­tained fairways in a natural valley setting. The rules for footgolf mirror those of golf – the player with the fewest shots wins. Easy to play and fun for all ages and skill levels, JC Golf has two footgolf courses located at Welk Resorts San Diego and Reidy Creek Golf Course. Learn more at www.jcgolf/footgolf.

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