Ritual Tavern Alesmith IPA Cask, Oysters and Music

This week is a big one for celebrating at the Ritual Tavern. The return of AleSmith IPA on cask this Thursday and Mother's Day on Sunday.  That's not to say that celebrating the on the other days is frowned upon. 

On the contrary, tonight, Wednesday we'll be serving up Niman Ranch Meatloaf that even your mother would approve of. It'll be served with Niman Ranch bacon and Kentucky bourbon sauce.  Wednesday also our weekly wine bottle night. Select bottle prices are greatly reduced, from $40+ down to $28. White or red, we've got you covered.

Thursday is our fresh oysters and cask night. This week in addition to our local Carlsbad Aqua Farm raised oysters and AleSmith's IPA on cask, we'll have live jazz provided by Trio Gadjo. Their Django Reinhart inspired musical ramblings are particularly suited to our old world tavern atmosphere. It's easy to imagine yourself in 1930's Belgium, eating fresh mussels, drinking and listening to live music in a candle-lit tavern. 

We've got a keg of Ballast Point's Sour Wench waiting to be tapped. Perhaps Friday will be the day. Made with blackberries, this ale is little tart, a little sweet and sour. It's also limited production, so when it's gone, it's gone.  Given the special and costly nature of this sour, we will be pricing it at $6.00 for a 13 oz. tulip glass with no happy hour discount, and worth it!

Saturday the Ritual Tavern is business as usual. But Mom and Pop of this family business will be celebrating Beer Week in Seattle. It won't be all fun and games, however. San Diego's own beer week is coming up in August and they'll be studying all the finer details. 

Sunday as you know is Mother's Day. Niman Ranch pork loin with rhubarb compote as well as the rest of the Ritual menu are particularly mom friendly.  No reservations required, no prix fixe menu. Ritual is open 3:30-9:30 every Sunday. Happy Hour values all day Sunday as well: $3.50 taps and $1 off select glasses of wine.