I'll be in San Diego during the week of October 19 and am hoping to find restaurants serving kuronama, a Japanese black beer, which has a very limited distribution in the U.S. (California, but not New Jersey). Asahi has one of the best known brands of kuronama. See my recent posts for background and my similar search a few months ago while in San Francisco:
I found a year-old reference on the Beer board for Yumeya in Encinitas that reports Asahi Kuronama being available. Yumeya also seems to have a lot of fans on this board. I'm not against making the trip up to Encinitas, but was hoping to find something in/closer to San Diego.
Also, if you know of any grocery/liquor stores in the San Diego area selling kuronama, please pass those along too. Thanks very much.