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Behind the Brews

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

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

Are Tasting Rooms Hurting San Diego's Beer Bars?

University Heights publican Karen Barnett voices her concerns
September 7, 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

Stone Brewing Turns 21 in Style

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

Newtopia Cyder Brings Flavor to Scripps Ranch

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

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

Savoring the season of super summer sippers
July 27, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego can forecast for the month: Hazy with a chance of deliciousness
March 29, 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

There’s Actual Magic in Beer

Why yeast is the unsung hero of brewing
March 16, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New beer spots, fun fests, and some special sippers to look out for
December 1, 2016

5 Beer Things to Be Thankful For

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

Our Favorite Beers, People, and Pairings from Beer Week

It's the perfect celebration of San Diego's diverse craft beer scene
November 17, 2016

Highlights from San Diego Beer Week So Far

Hundreds of events, thousands of beers
November 10, 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

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

9 Beer Styles That Are Perfect for Fall

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

Bottle (re)Cap: Cool San Diego Beer Stuff I Learned About in September

Green Flash's highest ABV beer ever, a beer and ice cream pairing, two new Miramar breweries, and more
September 29, 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

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

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

Inside the Brewed Food Movement

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

Have a Beer with Rock Bottom Brewer Carli Smith

Finding joy in the brewpub setting
August 25, 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

Abnormal Hosts a Sour-Lover’s Beer Dinner

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

Have a Beer with Ex-Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele

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

How to Host a Beer Tasting Party

5 steps to getting out of your comfort zone and surprising yourself
July 21, 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

Expand Your Palate with These Barrel-Aged Beers

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

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

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

Amplified Ales Turns Up the Volume

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

The People Behind the Beer

'Behind the Brews' celebrates one year with a tribute to San Diego's brewers
May 26, 2016

Why Beer Festivals Are Awesome

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

San Diego Wins Big at the World Beer Cup 2016

14 medals prove that San Diego’s beer rep is alive and well
May 12, 2016

Experimenting With Hops

Port/Lost Abbey explores new directions in IPAs
May 5, 2016

Have a Beer with Aztec Head Brewer Paul Naylor

Meet the foodie who fell in love with brewing
April 28, 2016

Sour Beers: Is Your Palate Ready?

They’re all the rage, but they’re not for everybody (yet)
April 21, 2016

The Beardless Brewers

Meet the duo behind El Cajon’s newest (and only) brewery
April 14, 2016
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