This January, you HAVE to go to Stone Brewery in Escondido!
It's the Stone Winterstorm! Perhaps the best beer event; some of the finest beers in the world will be released for tasting! I went 2 years ago, and I am getting depressed knowing I won't be there this year.
If you're going, have a blast. If you've never been, you really should. You won't regret it!