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Beer Cocktails

Have a Beer with Abnormal Brewer Derek Gallanosa

Why he loves collaborations, hazy IPAs, and sharing his brewery with a winery and restaurant
March 23, 2017

You & Yours Distilling Co. Brings San Diego Spirits to the Next Level

An auspicious beginning for the new East Village distillery
March 22, 2017

There’s Actual Magic in Beer

Why yeast is the unsung hero of brewing
March 16, 2017

5 Things to Love About URBN’s New Cocktail Menu

From coconut liqueurs to shark mugs, Michele Willard’s cocktails show creativity and class
March 15, 2017

A Beer-Lover’s Special (and Very Limited) Beer Alternative

Cidre Brut, a Génépi-infused cider created by the US Grant Hotel, is a one-of-a-kind taste experience
March 9, 2017

Try This Spirit: Chareau Aloe

The small-batch California-made liqueur is making its way onto local menus
March 8, 2017

Ask a Bartender: 2 Questions for Anthony Schmidt

Consortium Holdings’ beverage director talks ice, eau de vie, and the magic of rhum agricole
March 2, 2017

Bottle (re)Cap: San Diego Beer News for February

New cans of old classics, new beers from San Diego icons, and a trio of new breweries
March 2, 2017

6 Cocktails That Are Perfect for a Rainy Day

Warm up with drinks that are strong, spicy, or both
February 23, 2017

Have a Beer with Groundswell President Kevin Rhodes

His thoughts on seizing big opportunities, being in charge of his own “brew destiny,” and why breweries are ferocious beasts
February 23, 2017

The Craft Beer Beach Ball: How Many Breweries Is Too Many?

Our answer to the question San Diego beer drinkers have been asking for years
February 16, 2017

SR76 Brews New Life into Valley Center

Southern California’s first tribal-owned brewery launches at Harrah’s Resort
February 9, 2017

8 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Fall in Love With

Skip the Champagne and go with one of these instead
February 8, 2017

Have a Beer with Mission Brewmaster John Egan

His thoughts on recent beer trends, what happened to root beer, and training the next generation of brewers
February 2, 2017

Bottle (re)Cap: San Diego Beer News for January

A new brewery, notable bites & brews, and a barrage of bottle releases
January 26, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Michele Willard

Urbn Restaurant Group’s beverage director made the jump from finance to craft cocktails and never looked back
January 25, 2017

5 Cocktails That Will Make You Love Cynar

The bitter liqueur goes great with something sweet
January 19, 2017

What San Diego is Drinking Right Now

Some surprising—and some not so surprising—current local beer trends
January 19, 2017

The Carlsbad Beer Boom

Burgeon joins a lineup of existing and upcoming breweries in North County's latest craft beer mecca
January 12, 2017

The Year in Beer

The biggest San Diego beer milestones from 2016, plus a few predictions for 2017
January 5, 2017

6 New Beer’s Resolutions for 2017

How to make beer a bigger and better part of life in the coming year
December 29, 2016

Your New Favorite Late-Night Happy Hours

Who says happy hour has to start in the afternoon? These spots cater to the after-after-work crowd.
December 23, 2016

Mazara Trattoria Should Be Your next Go-To Drink Spot

This unassuming Italian eatery is our Food & Drink editor's January pick
December 23, 2016

Have a Beer with Pure Project Brewer Winslow Sawyer

Thoughts about his big year, the nature of San Diego beer fans, and how NoCal’s brewery scene compares to SoCal
December 22, 2016

4 Cocktails That Bring the Holiday Spirit

A little spice makes things nice in these seasonal offerings
December 21, 2016

Everything You Need to Know about Malt

What it is, what it does, and why it’s awesome
December 15, 2016

Have a Beer with San Diego Brewers Guild President Jill Davidson

Why she loves San Diego, the beer business, and spreading the word about craft beer
December 8, 2016

Ways to Give Back While Drinking Beer This Holiday Season

Need a little motivation to be charitable? These local beer events put the fun in fundraising
December 7, 2016

What to Get at Liberty Public Market's New Booze Boutique

Grape Smuggler focuses on small-batch and craft distilleries
December 7, 2016

Cocktail Holiday Gift Guide: The Booze Edition

Five spirited options for spreading a little extra holiday cheer
November 30, 2016

3 Warm Cocktails That Are Perfect for Winter

Room-temperature cocktails are so hot right now
November 28, 2016

5 Beer Things to Be Thankful For

Beer built human civilization—let’s celebrate it!
November 24, 2016

7 Cocktails to Try This Thanksgiving

Libations to get you in (or out of) the holiday spirit
November 23, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Irving Gonzalez

He’s the winner of the first bi-national cocktail competition and part of a growing, cross-border bartender collaboration
November 16, 2016

Oceanside's 101 Proof Is Re-Defining the Speakeasy

The new spot inside Urge Gastropub has the vibe of a modern classic
November 10, 2016

Highlights from San Diego Beer Week So Far

Hundreds of events, thousands of beers
November 10, 2016

6 Highlights from The Hake’s New Cocktail Menu

The La Jolla restaurant’s got a stunning new view with cocktails to match
November 3, 2016

H.G. Fenton’s Brewery Igniter Program Supports Small Breweries

The San Diego real estate giant has been building spaces for local brewers since 2015
November 3, 2016

Bottle (re)Cap: San Diego Beer News in October and November

Delectable dinners, righteous brews, and other stuff you don’t want to miss
October 27, 2016

9 San Diego Bars Serving Halloween-Themed Cocktails

Start the night with Bourbon & Apples and end with a Corpse Reviver
October 26, 2016

Bar by Red Door Highlights the Craft of Cocktail-Making

The new Mission Hills spot is Red Door restaurant’s ideal companion
October 20, 2016

Have a Beer with Thorn St Co-Founder Dan Carrico

The North Park brewery is going big with a public market and a cannabis-flavored beer
October 20, 2016

18 Medals for San Diego Breweries at GABF

Karl Strauss shines among 13 others
October 13, 2016

5 Fall Cocktails to Try

New seasonal drinks from Campfire, Grant Grill, Trust and more
October 12, 2016

9 Beer Styles That Are Perfect for Fall

As the days get shorter, the beer gets darker
October 6, 2016

6 Highlights from Craft & Commerce's Updated Cocktail Menu

The recently reopened Little Italy restaurant has something for everyone
September 28, 2016

Have a Beer with Half Door Brewmaster Dan Drayne

Meet the guy who never brews the same beer twice
September 22, 2016

The Importance of Beer Glasses (Not Beer Goggles!)

Everything you need to know about that bump in your nonic
September 15, 2016

A San Diegan's Guide to Louisville's Cocktail Scene

Our favorite spots for drinking, tasting, and buying bourbon in Louisville
September 14, 2016

Have a Beer with Rip Current Founders Paul Sangster and Guy Shobe

The San Marcos brewery is enjoying a rising tide
September 8, 2016

Pacific Standard Brings Thoughtful Cocktails to Little Italy

Dino Balocchi’s menu has something for everyone, including some unexpected twists
September 7, 2016

Inside the Brewed Food Movement

Jensen Cummings is reinventing beer-centric cuisine
September 1, 2016

4 Tips for Using Fresh Ingredients in Cocktails

Chatting with Herb & Wood’s Will Van Leuven about seasonal drinks
August 31, 2016

Have a Beer with Rock Bottom Brewer Carli Smith

Finding joy in the brewpub setting
August 25, 2016

Pop’s Liquor Cabinet Finds a Downtown Niche

The tiny cocktail bar is big on charm and good drinks
August 24, 2016

David Tye Brings Craft Cocktails to the Crab Hut

And, if you’re lucky, you’ll find him behind the bar at Sycamore Den
August 19, 2016

Bitter Brothers Launches Its First Family-Style Beer Dinner

The Bay Ho brewery's elevated comfort cuisine hits the sweet spot
August 18, 2016

The Chilling Facts About Craft Beer

Why colder is not always better
August 11, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Zack Gray

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant’s new bar manager guarantees you’ll love his cocktails
August 10, 2016

Abnormal Hosts a Sour-Lover’s Beer Dinner

The Rancho Bernardo brewery takes on a bold pairing challenge
August 4, 2016

5 Ways to Do Good with Black Magic

The spiced rum teams up with local bars to benefit Surfrider Foundation
August 3, 2016

Have a Beer with Ex-Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele

The San Diego beer veteran is off to new adventures
July 28, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Meghan Balser

You can find her at Seven Grand, Trust, and the upcoming Craft at the Cove. Just don’t order a Long Island Iced Tea
July 20, 2016

Crowning San Diego’s Best Tiki Cocktails

The Tiki Oasis cocktail challenge asks bartenders to honor the genre, but also get creative
July 14, 2016

Welcome to North Park’s Newest Brewery

San Diego’s beer mecca gets a new addition with North Park Beer Co.
July 14, 2016

Lightning Brewery Makes Beers Perfect for Summer

Chill out with some fruit-enhanced brews at the Poway tasting room
July 7, 2016

Three Cocktails to Try This Summer

New drinks from Carnitas' Snack Shack and Cucina Enoteca, plus a true classic at Pardon My French
July 6, 2016

Expand Your Palate with These Barrel-Aged Beers

Lay some bottles down now: cellar-brate later!
June 30, 2016

The Simple Joy of an Aperol Spritz

How to DIY Italy’s favorite cocktail and where to find it in San Diego
June 29, 2016

Try These Cocktails Fresh Off the Boat

To fete the summer season, Grant Grill Lounge has introduced a new cocktail menu
June 24, 2016

San Diego Wins Big at Del Mar’s International Beer Festival

Local breweries take home an impressive number of medals
June 23, 2016

Is Absolut Elyx Leading a Vodka Renaissance?

Level2’s Craft at the Cove brings in Lindsay Nader to show what the spirit can do
June 22, 2016

Have a Beer with Societe Founders Doug Constantiner & Travis Smith

Meet the brewers who believe perfect is just big enough
June 16, 2016

The Beer Festival for Brewers

A taste of Firestone Walker’s coveted Invitational
June 9, 2016

18 Places to Drink During Negroni Week

Celebrate the cocktail and do good while you drink
June 8, 2016

Amplified Ales Turns Up the Volume

PB’s coolest brewery plugs into the Miramar beer scene
June 2, 2016

Three New Cocktails to Try

A trio of tasty libations from Herb & Wood, Trust, and Coin-Op
June 1, 2016

DIY: Make Your Own Simple Syrup

An easy way to (sweeten) up your home cocktail making
May 25, 2016

Why Beer Festivals Are Awesome

Power-sipping our way through a smorgasbord of San Diego brews
May 19, 2016

Craft Cocktails in a Box

A local company delivers everything you need to make tasty drinks to your doorstep
May 18, 2016
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