Today, the winners of the professional brewing competition held as part of the San Diego International Beer Festival were announced. San Diego County breweries brought home 18 gold, 22 silver and 21 … [Read more...] about 2018 San Diego International Beer Competition Results
From the Beer Writer: In a time that could have been labeled the "dark ages," beers bolstered by bright, green hops and obsidian malts were everywhere. They were the it beers of the early twenty-teens … [Read more...] about Beer of the Week: El Matador
Each week, I feature a locally produced beer that is special from one of numerous standpoints. Sometimes it’s an anniversary beer, other times I go with collaborations. The draw of something unique … [Read more...] about 2017 Recap: Beers of the Week
From the Beer Writer: Saisons are my favorite beer style and I, like many a San Diegan, adore hops. So you can imagine my excitement when encountering a farmhouse-style ale given a punch of botanical … [Read more...] about Beer of the Week: 32 North / Home Shark with Blazers
Having lived in the area for more than a decade, Morris and Robin Nuspl always wanted to bring a brewery to their community, but finding good, industrial-zoned real estate was problematic. So they … [Read more...] about Deft Brewing to debut in Bay Park
Veteran brewer Marty Mendiola’s Carmel Mountain-based Second Chance Beer Company will open a satellite tasting room in North Park later this year. Coming in at 1,820 square feet with 24 taps, capacity … [Read more...] about Second Chance Beer building North Park tasting room
Delightfully small and understated, it’d be easy to walk right by The Homebrewer without taking notice. Unless, of course, you’re a homebrewer. In three years, George and Molly Thornton’s … [Read more...] about Beer Touring: Home Brewing Co.
We’re halfway through 2015 and already, a dozen new brewing companies (OK, 11 new brewing companies plus one reintroduced concept, Reckless Brewing Company—the Internet can be such a nit-picky place) … [Read more...] about Assessing the first half of the Class of 2015