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
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—well, as wintry and holiday-like as we get in sunny San Diego, but that warm weather is perfect for enjoying beer, so it’s OK if Saint Nick keeps ignoring … [Read more...] about Sampler Flight: December Events
Twice a year, I assess the work-in-progress brewing-company-owned projects throughout San Diego County and offer my thoughts on those that appear to have the most promise. This is the first post in a … [Read more...] about Brightest Beer Futures: South San Diego County
Winners from the 2017 edition of the Great American Beer Festival were announced earlier this morning. Held annually by brewing-industry trade organization, the Brewers Association, in Denver, … [Read more...] about San Diego winners from 2017’s Great American Beer Festival
From the Beer Writer: If there's any gringo brewer that's going to do right by both San Diego and Baja, it's Ryan Brooks. He has lived a cross-cultural life, residing in Tijuana and working with … [Read more...] about Beer of the Week: SouthNorte Sea Señor Mex Lager
The craft-brewing industry is in a state of flux, forcing companies within it to reexamine their business models and, in the case of larger operations, alter them in order to thrive or, in some cases … [Read more...] about Coronado Brewing to purchase Monkey Paw Brewing
Many know Ryan Brooks for his work as brewmaster at Coronado Brewing Company. During his tenure, that interest has won numerous awards, including Champion Mid-Size Brewing Company at the 2014 World … [Read more...] about Coronado brewmaster founds SouthNorte Brewing Co.