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Because nobody will make a cupcake flavored beer
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I've always been a fan of a well-executed beer pairing. I often attempt to do so with meals I've prepared and had some notable successes. But beer pairing doesn't have to end there. I'm also keen on pairing it with parent /teacher conferences, grocery shopping and the majority of my lunch breaks at work. Honestly, with enough imagination (and a broad disregard for sobriety), beer can go with just about anything.


Misty Birchall clearly feels similarly (though hopefully not to the extent I've taken it). Since she first started baking with beer around five years ago, her similar obsession became manifest as PubCakes. These delightful cupcakes have been a sensation at nearly every brewfest I've attended, and their fans are legion. ---


Birchall has sold her delectable wares in multiple avenues over the years, but her latest venture seeks to finally democratize merging cake and beer. On Monday she initiated a kickstarter campaign to generate financial backing for production and distribution of PubCakes-branded Craft Beer Cake Mix. It funded in under a day. Man, this town loves it some carbs.


If you feel like you missed your chance to help Birchall become the next Betty Crocker (or, as I prefer, Betty Crunker) she has multiple stretch goals lined up. Upon reaching the $5,000 mark, she'll begin jarring her Coffee Stout Chocolate Sauce made with AleSmith Speedway Stout. You'd honestly have to hate yourself a little bit to not want that to come to fruition.


Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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