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Behind the Brews

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

Beer Mindfulness: Do You Have Good Taste?

A guide to understanding the flavors and off flavors in beer
April 7, 2016

Have a Beer with New Mother Earth Head Brewer Jeff Hueneman

A young talent gets his chance to step up to the plate
March 31, 2016

Does San Diego Have Too Many Breweries?

Recent brewery closures may forebode a “tightening”
March 24, 2016

Mermaid in the Shade

Coronado Brewing Company commands the spotlight
March 17, 2016

Battling Big Beer, Part II

San Diego’s brewers strive to define and re-define themselves
March 10, 2016

Battling Big Beer, Part I

San Diego brewers face a changing landscape
March 3, 2016

In Praise of the Beer Bar

Why great pubs are just as important as breweries
February 25, 2016

Brewery Spotlight: Pure Project

Miramar’s newest brewery lets the ingredients do the talking
February 18, 2016

Have a Beer with Green Flash Brewmaster Erik Jensen

He’s ready to guard the legacy as he ushers in some fresh ideas
February 11, 2016

Make Your Own Craft Beer

On-premise brewing may be the next big thing
February 4, 2016

Feeding the URGE to Brew

Mason Ale Works founders are getting a taste of life on the other side of the tap handle
January 28, 2016

Have a Beer with Offbeat’s Co-Founder/Brewer Tom Garcia

This Stone Brewing alum spent years in the trenches before breaking out on his own to pursue his unique vision for brewing
January 21, 2016

Opening is Sweet for Bitter Brothers

How San Diego's first new brewery of 2016 followed a roadmap for success
January 14, 2016

New Beer's Resolutions

Thoughts and suggestions for expanding your love of beer in 2016
January 7, 2016

The Year in Beer

There’s no question that 2015 was a monumental year for San Diego beer
December 31, 2015

Beery Interesting: Top 10 Beers of 2015

Here are the 10 most captivating brews I tasted this year
December 24, 2015

North Park’s Neighborhood Brewery

With a solid first year under its belt, Fall Brewing is moving up and its founders feel redeemed
December 17, 2015

Here, Taste This: And This. And This.

Bragging rights for the best bites from Beer Week
December 10, 2015

Have a Beer with Monkey Paw/South Park Brewer Cosimo Sorrentino

Despite the big medals from GABF and the big praise from the beer community, this brewer is happy to keep it small, local, and creative
December 3, 2015

Ballast Point Hooks a Big One

San Diego’s superstar brewery sells to Constellation Brands for $1 billion!
November 17, 2015

Three "Cheers" for Beer Week

The top 5 reasons why every San Diegan should take part in the celebration (going on now!)
November 12, 2015

AleSmith Gets Super-Sized

A beloved company morphs from a medium-small brewery into a facility with a 250,000-barrel capacity and the largest tasting room in San Diego
November 5, 2015

Here, Taste This: Brewing Up Breakfast

Coffee beers are a great way to put the fun back into your weekend mornings
October 29, 2015

All Hopped Up

Is the “San Diego style” being embraced by more and more beer lovers outside San Diego?
October 22, 2015

Beer in the Boonies

Valley Center Brewing is on a mission to bring San Diego’s craft beer revolution to the rural folk
October 15, 2015

Yes We Can

Putting beer in cans used to be only for the “pedestrian” brands, but now cans are cooler than ever
October 8, 2015

Pedal to the Medals

San Diego brewers bring home a pile of awards from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado
October 1, 2015

Beyond the Pale

The IPA’s little sibling is tired of being ignored and is screaming for more attention
September 24, 2015

Chance of a Lifetime

San Diego star brewer Marty Mendiola finally gets his own place
September 17, 2015

Have a Beer with Mike Hess Brewer Jason Stockberger

Here’s a hard-working brewer with big plans, a big work ethic, and some pretty lofty goals
September 10, 2015

In Praise of Pilsner

In a town that’s obsessed with hops, it’s easy to forget how good a great Pilsner can be
September 3, 2015

A Beer Lover's Dream Job?

What if you managed a pub that gave you first access to some of the greatest and most limited beers out there? Welcome to Tyson Blake’s world
August 27, 2015

Have a Beer with Gordon Biersch Brewer Doug Hasker

One of San Diego’s best lager brewers has recently started making ales... and now he’s one of this town’s biggest hop-heads
August 20, 2015

Here, Taste This: Mussels and Saison

Summer is all about easy. So here’s a beer that’s easy to drink, a recipe that’s easy to make, and a pairing that’s easy to love
August 13, 2015

“I Married a Hop”

Chris Cramer shares the story behind Mosaic Session Ale, now one of Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s most successful and popular beers.
August 6, 2015
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