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Behind the Brews

Brews with Views: San Diego’s Top 6 Scenic Sipping Spots

Where to enjoy a cold pint with an ocean view
April 19, 2018

Have a Beer with SouthNorte Brewer Ryan Brooks

Brooks is San Diego’s “brewing ambassador” to Baja
April 12, 2018

Is San Diego Beer Growth Leveling Off?

Even Green Flash Brewing Co. has to call it quits
April 5, 2018

Getting to Know the Ensenada Beer Festival

Mexico’s largest beer event spotlights a new world of craft
March 29, 2018

Have a Beer with Bitter Brothers Brewer Tyler Tucker

Bay Ho’s brewery gets a new member of the family
March 22, 2018

Mother Earth Brew Co. Adds Wine and Food to Its Portfolio

The newly opened Mother’s Provisions brings wine, cheese, and charcuterie to downtown Vista
March 15, 2018

Has Anything Really Changed Since Ballast Point Sold to Constellation?

More than two years after the acquisition, misinformation and misunderstanding still abound
March 8, 2018

Beer to the Rescue Taps into Year 4

The campaign to raise awareness and money for the Lupus Foundation of Southern California is bigger than ever
March 1, 2018

Have a Beer with Burgeon Head Brewer Anthony Tallman

Looking back on a year that brought awards, respect, and lots of new fans (and a beer made with donuts!)
February 22, 2018

Stone Brewing Takes the Fight to Big Beer

The San Diego icon files a lawsuit against MillerCoors
February 14, 2018

10 Beer Festivals to Add to Your Bucket List

Sip your way around the world, from Chicago to China
February 8, 2018

A Salute to the Bitter Brothers Family Dinner Series

Feeding craft beer fans to help Feeding San Diego
February 1, 2018

Have a Beer with the Belching Beaver Brew Team

Troy Smith, Peter Perrecone, and Thomas Peters share the view from inside one of San Diego's fastest growing breweries
January 25, 2018

Around the World in Beer

An international look at the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage
January 18, 2018

Have a Beer with the Eppig Brewing Team

Clayton LeBlanc, Nathan Stephens, and Stephanie Eppig discuss the North Park brewery's magic formula
January 11, 2018

A Look Back at San Diego Beer in 2017

The events, trends, and brews that made the year in beer
January 4, 2018

Have a Beer with Longship’s Dan Jachimowicz

Bringing the Viking spirit of exploration to his Mira Mesa brewhouse
December 21, 2017

10 Great Beers for Your Holiday Wish List

'Tis the season for special releases
December 14, 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

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

Highlights from San Diego Beer Week 2017

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

The San Diego Lager Boom

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

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
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