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Beer Cocktails

Noble Experiment’s Latest Experiment

A new cocktail program introduces three cocktails each week
December 7, 2017

Local Brewers Weigh in on the Tasting Room Debate

Four San Diego brewery owners offer their perspective on opening tasting rooms in high-density craft beer areas
December 7, 2017

4 New Fall Cocktail Menus to Check Out

Seasonal offerings include exotic spices, local coffee liqueur, house-made cider, and Icelandic gin
December 1, 2017

Have a Beer with Mason Ale Works Director of Brewery Ops Matt Webster

Creating food-friendly beers as simply as possible
November 30, 2017

10 Things I'm Drinking to This Thanksgiving

More than ever, we can be thankful for beer
November 22, 2017

Your Guide to San Diego's Best Happy Hours

Here's where to throw back a cold one while the sun's still out
November 22, 2017

Highlights from San Diego Beer Week 2017

The best beers, bites, and bashes
November 16, 2017

3 DIY Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Impress your guests with these seasonal drinks
November 15, 2017

The San Diego Lager Boom

Why light, crisp, and flavorful is the next “new” thing
November 9, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Mark Broadfoot

The Tamarindo mixologist talks about his legendary milk punch and what makes a tequila “bat friendly”
November 2, 2017

A Sneak Peek at San Diego Beer Week

7 epic events to put on your calendar for November 3-12
November 2, 2017

A Quick Roundup of 7 New San Diego Breweries

From Chula Vista to San Marcos—new breweries are popping up all over the county
October 26, 2017

11 Halloween Cocktails That Are Better Than Candy

Local bartenders are whipping up spooky specials with crickets, chocolate, and cider
October 25, 2017

San Diego Brewers Guild Brews Its First Collaboration

The soon-to-be released Capital of Craft IPA celebrates the guild’s 20th anniversary
October 19, 2017

San Diego Brewers Claim Medals at the Great American Beer Festival

An impressive showing at the world’s largest commercial beer competition
October 12, 2017

Adele Stratton Leaves Noble Experiment for Jaynes Gastropub

Her first menu features light, crisp, approachable cocktails
October 11, 2017

All We Need Is Love, Cocktails, and Gravy

A creative bartender brightens the day at The Smoking Gun
October 5, 2017

Home Brew Mart Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

For a quarter-century, this iconic Linda Vista shop has been the epicenter of San Diego craft brewing
October 5, 2017

Have a Beer with Thunderhawk’s Bill Lindsay and Jonathan Barbarin

This Miramar nano proves good things come in small packages
September 28, 2017

Have a Beer with the Second Chance Leadership Team

Marty Mendiola, Virginia Morrison, and Curtis Hawes talk past, current, and future plans for the brewery
September 21, 2017

Common Theory Public House Puts Craft Beer in the Spotlight

Chef A.G. Warfield aims to create food that not only improves with beer but enhances the beer itself
September 14, 2017

Grant Grill’s New Cocktail Menu Includes Unexpected Ingredients

Cory Alberto takes a culinary approach to the aviation-themed cocktails
September 13, 2017

Are Tasting Rooms Hurting San Diego's Beer Bars?

University Heights publican Karen Barnett voices her concerns
September 7, 2017

What to Drink at Hundred Proof

Trust’s sister restaurant keeps the focus on approachable cocktails
September 6, 2017

Coin-Op Brings Brings Innovative Cocktails and Classic Games to the Gaslamp

Michele Willard’s menu is both fun and sophisticated
August 31, 2017

The US Grant is Making Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer

The hotel's beverage program attempts to fill the 0% ABV void in San Diego's craft beer scene
August 31, 2017

Queensborough Brings 1920s New York to the Gaslamp

The two-story cocktail lounge is serving elevated pub grub and NYC classics
August 29, 2017

Stone Brewing Turns 21 in Style

Dozens of breweries join the celebration — here are the best beers of the day
August 24, 2017

Got a Great Balsamic? Make a Cocktail!

Vinegars provide a nice kick to boozy drinks
August 23, 2017

Have a Beer with AleSmith’s Head Brewer Ryan Crisp

From the early days with a team of six, to one of San Diego’s biggest producers — he’s seen it all
August 17, 2017

Viewpoint Brewing Co. Brings Craft Beer to Del Mar

The city finally has a brewery
August 11, 2017

Newtopia Cyder Brings Flavor to Scripps Ranch

Craft beer aside, the local artisan beverage industry is thriving
August 10, 2017

4 New Cocktails That Are Perfect for Summer

Cold drinks for hot days from Hundred Proof, Curadero, Panama 66, and Tamarindo
August 9, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Licorería Limantour's Jose Luis León

The Mexico City barman is in town for a couple of mezcal-focused guest gigs
August 4, 2017

Viewpoint Brewing Co. Brings a New Perspective to Del Mar

Del Mar's first brewery takes a thoughtful approach to its beer, food, and design
August 3, 2017

San Diego Bartenders Mix Up Intriguing Cocktails for Tiki Oasis

Highlights include strange fruit, prickly pear brandy, and macadamia nut syrup
July 27, 2017

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

Savoring the season of super summer sippers
July 27, 2017

Stone Brewing Releases Collaboration Beer with NOFX

The Punk in Drublic lager celebrates the band’s newly announced craft beer and music festival
July 25, 2017

Have a Beer with Publican, Activist, and Brewer Scot Blair

Craft beer’s "bad boy" is really all about passion, teamwork, and authenticity
July 20, 2017

Try These 14+ Cocktails Inspired by Comic-Con

Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones, and Batman lend inspiration to these boozy tributes
July 19, 2017

Hopsy Delivers Craft Beer to Your Doorstep

The buzzy startup launches San Diego delivery and a Linda Vista store
July 17, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Et Voila’s Sami Saltagi

How the Syrian-Italian bartender made his way to San Diego
July 13, 2017

Have a Beer with Karl Strauss Head Brewer Lyndon Walker

Why he loves his small batch program and how he won a bronze at GABF with a major leap of faith
July 13, 2017

SpecHops Brewing Focuses on Stories of Service

Vista’s new brewery is veteran owned and operated
July 6, 2017

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

June was a great month for beer celebrations, and July is shaping up to be as well
June 29, 2017

Madison’s New Cocktail Makes Good Use of Peaches and Wordplay

Called Impeachmint, it also benefits a good cause
June 28, 2017

The San Diego Brewers Guild Is Leading the Fight for Craft Beer

How the Guild is using consumer education to combat the negative effects of Big Beer
June 22, 2017

San Diego's Best Cocktail-Focused Instagram Feeds

Who to follow for recipes, event info, and stories behind your favorite drinks
June 21, 2017

Stepping Outside the San Diego Beer Bubble

How a road trip to the Heartland made me long for the San Diego style
June 15, 2017

4 Charcoal Cocktails to Try Right Now

These black drinks are popping up on menus all over town
June 13, 2017

Pink Boots Society Empowers Women in the Brewing Industry

The non-profit celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a beer festival in San Diego
June 8, 2017

Prohibition Hosts UK Bartender Craig Robertson

Stop by on June 7 for a special menu focused on the versatility of Jägermeister
June 6, 2017

Have a Beer with the Team Stone Trio: Joel Grosser, Steve Gonzalez, and Jeremy Moynier

The new forces behind Stone’s brewing program talk legacy and plans for the future
June 1, 2017

Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in San Diego

Local bartenders get creative and support charity starting June 5
May 31, 2017

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2017

The top tacos, chicken wings, seafood, burgers, kid-friendly eateries, breweries, and more
May 26, 2017

The 10 Best Beers from Rhythm & Brews 2017

Sudsy surprises from some of the little guys
May 25, 2017

Have a Beer with Cellar 3 Barrelmaster Pat Korn

His thoughts on what it takes to wrangle the exotic but unpredictable elements of wild yeast, bacteria, and wood
May 18, 2017

32 Reasons to Visit The Lion’s Share

Bar manager Jason O’Bryan’s new menu is full of great cocktails
May 17, 2017

The ABCs of Sycamore Den’s New Cocktail Menu

Aloe, banana, and celery are just three of the flavors you’ll find among these tasty new beverages
May 11, 2017

Beer to the Rescue Brings San Diego Brewers Together for a Cause

But it's not the only way local breweries are giving back
May 11, 2017

Kearny Mesa's Hive Serves up an Impressive Drink Menu

Ram Udwin’s tiki drinks help make the mega-restaurant a surprising cocktail destination
May 4, 2017

100 Weeks of Beer: Thoughts on the San Diego Brewery World

Bruce Glassman looks back on 100 blog posts about San Diego beer and the people who make it
May 4, 2017

Inside East Village's Most Instagram-Worthy Distillery

You & Yours Distilling Co. serves vodka and gin in a stylish space
May 4, 2017

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

Celebrations, causes, and more craft for Carlsbad
April 27, 2017

It’s Springtime for San Diego Cocktails

New offerings from Polite Provisions, Coin-Op, and Grass Skirt—plus a cocktail soirée
April 26, 2017

Your 2017 Guide to San Diego's Best Craft Beer

The best new breweries, a staff taste-test, the beer pros' go-to drinks, and the stories behind beer can designs
April 21, 2017

San Diego's 10 Best New Breweries

In alphabetical order, here are the top breweries that opened in the past year
April 21, 2017

Urge Common House Brings Beer, Bowling, and Bocce to San Marcos

The new, innovative concept takes bar interaction to the next level
April 20, 2017

Have a Beer with Duck Foot Founders Matt Del Vecchio and Brett Goldstock

The brewery made its name as gluten-free, but now it’s just known for really good beer
April 13, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Jade Boyd

Curadero’s lead bartender talks mezcal and her inspiration for the new Mexican restaurant’s cocktails
April 12, 2017

Have a (Coffee) Beer with Mostra’s Mike Arquines and RJ Ocubillo

After 100 beer collaborations they still love brewers, and the feeling is mutual
April 6, 2017

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
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