San Diego Beer Week festivities of 2015, below, including the opening-day Guild Fest in downtown San Diego, drew thousands of brew fans to the local region. Above, beer bottle labels promote this year’s Guild Fest. Photos courtesy of San Diego Brewers Guild, Arlene Ibarra

San Diego Beer Week festivities of 2015, below, including the opening-day Guild Fest in downtown San Diego, drew thousands of brew fans to the local region. Above, beer bottle labels promote this year’s Guild Fest. Photos courtesy of San Diego Brewers Guild, Arlene Ibarra

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Elvin Lai

— Hotel operator Elvin Lai knows first-hand that the annual San Diego Beer Week delivers a potent business kick to what is otherwise a so-so period for the local hospitality industry...

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