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Beer Cocktails

Beer and Oysters: Pearls of Wisdom

They make a great combination, but pairing the right beer with the right oyster is not as straightforward as you may think
May 23, 2019

In Praise of Beer Fests

April and May have been filled with sudsy celebrations
May 16, 2019

The 12 Best Beers from Rhythm & Brews

The haze craze took over the Vista festival this year, but lots of other styles were shining
May 9, 2019

George’s Level2’s New Menu Highlights Local Flora

The bar’s second hardbound cocktail book takes inspiration from San Diego’s backyard
May 8, 2019

Lost Cause Meadery Wins Big

San Diego's world-class meadery just became an international sensation
May 2, 2019

Three Spring Cocktails to Try

From marigold syrup to strange fruit, these drinks will lighten your spirits
April 26, 2019

Do You Know Vista's Biggest Brewery?

They fly under the radar but they still fly high
April 25, 2019

A High-Water Mark for PB Ale House

A new brewer ups the game for this popular beachside brewpub
April 18, 2019

Spirit of the Month: Benedictine

This bourbon- and brandy-friendly spirit deserves to be in your liquor cabinet
April 15, 2019

Iron Fist Has a New Hand on Deck

A shift in strategies and a retooled beer lineup have changed the way this Vista brewery does business
April 11, 2019

Loma Portal’s Royale keeps it simple

Plus You & Yours introduces Old Tom and Tijuana’s Cereus highlights bartender talent
April 8, 2019

Museum of Beer San Diego to Open in East Village

This beer center will be California’s first immersive hands-on beer experience
April 4, 2019

Pink Boots Beer Is Coming

Celebrate women in brewing by raising a few pints of collaboration beer
March 28, 2019

Have a Beer With Pariah Brewer Brian Mitchell

This North Park brewery is on a quest for “offensively flavorful” beer
March 21, 2019

Puesto Adds a Roving Margarita Cart

And Lucien Conner offers us his tips for batching Margaritas
March 15, 2019

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

Where to eat, drink, and party like the Irish
March 15, 2019

The Other Stone

San Diego’s largest independent craft brewer has another (big) beer business
March 14, 2019

Have a Beer with Matt Zirpolo, New President of the San Diego Brewers Guild

Burgeon’s co-founder takes the helm
March 7, 2019

Cereus Joins Tijuana’s Growing Craft Cocktail Scene

The new bar has a menu by Irving Gonzalez and an ideal location in revamped Estación Federal
March 4, 2019

Green Flash Is Not Dead

New management and a big rebranding campaign bring Mira Mesa’s largest brewery back into the game
February 28, 2019

Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Comes to San Diego

The East Coast icon is now on tap around town
February 21, 2019

Save the Date: San Diego’s First Bartender Shakedown

On March 2, twenty-one of the region’s best bars will be serving drinks under one roof
February 15, 2019

Kairoa Opens in University Heights

One of San Diego’s hippest neighborhoods finally has a beer to call its own
February 14, 2019

Spirit of the Month: Ampersand Coffee Liqueur

Skip the Kahlúa and go for this Old Harbor all-star
February 11, 2019

Karl Strauss Turns 30

San Diego’s iconic brewery is credited with “starting it all” on Columbia Street
February 7, 2019

A Craft Beer Pioneer Returns to the Scene

AleSmith founder Skip Virgilio emerges from brewing seclusion to create beer for Gravity Heights
January 31, 2019

What Is San Diego Drinking?

Trends and tastes as seen from behind the Hamilton’s bar
January 24, 2019

Meet the Distiller: Old Harbor’s Blake Heffernan

How plans to brew beer led to a gig at one of San Diego’s most respected distilleries
January 23, 2019

CheeseSmith Is Making Cheese (Finally!)

The owner of one of San Diego’s most iconic breweries takes his passion for cheese to a professional level
January 17, 2019

Choose Your Own Hot Toddy at Madison on Park

Plus Grant Grill rolls out a Gin & Juice rap-inspired menu
January 11, 2019

San Diego’s Beer Community Embraces Benchmark Brewing

On the verge of shutting its doors forever, this small, family-run brewery was saved by the people who love them
January 10, 2019

Amplified Ale Works Plugs Into East Village

The brewery’s third major location includes a full bar, a coffee shop, and an upcoming sour facility
December 20, 2018

Cocktail Gift Guide: 2018 Edition

Recipe books, bartending tools, and booze for your favorite home bartender
December 20, 2018

Mezcal Gets Mindful

Mezcal Meditation Classes Debut at Tahona in Old Town
December 20, 2018

10 Holiday Cocktails to Get You in the Spirit

From a cocktail-centric holiday pop-up to Grandma’s secret hot buttered rum
December 14, 2018

12 special beers that will add sparkle to your season

A round-up of holiday releases from Mission, The Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, Burning Beard, Stone, SouthNorte, Port and more
December 13, 2018

Realm of the 52 Remedies Is the Speakeasy San Diego Needs

The new Kearny Mesa spot hits all the right notes with its design, cocktails, and vibe
December 10, 2018

Have a Beer with Stone Liberty Station’s Head Brewer, Kris Ketcham

He brews for a big company, but he’s carved out his own niche where small-batch creativity reigns
December 6, 2018

Ram Udwin and Jay Choi Team Up Behind the Bar at Ad Libitum

The new Hillcrest restaurant includes twists on tiki and barrel-aged cocktails
December 3, 2018

Four New San Diego Breweries of Note

Ketch, Beach Grease, Helia and Papa Marce's occupy brand new spaces and location reboots in San Diego
November 29, 2018

Giving Thanks to San Diego Beer

10 (beer) things that made life better this year
November 20, 2018

Delicious Collaborations Close Out Beer Week

Karl Strauss’s Collabapalooza and the Brewers Guild Beer Garden cap San Diego Beer Week in style
November 15, 2018

Lady Bartenders Prove There’s Room for Beer in Cocktails

Amplified Ale Works’ beers help showcase the diversity of booze pairings
November 12, 2018

Raising a Glass to San Diego’s Brewers During Beer Week

The first days of San Diego Beer Week highlight the strength of our brewing culture and community
November 8, 2018

Spirit of the Month: Ancho Reyes Verde

The poblano-based liqueur is a perfect match for agave spirits—and lots of other stuff
November 5, 2018

Get Ready For Beer Week!

10 days filled with hundreds of beer-centric events that celebrate the awesomeness of San Diego brewing
November 1, 2018

New Menu at Hundred Proof is ‘A Preview of What’s to Come’

Stephen Kurpinsky has big plans for the University Heights bar
October 19, 2018

Duck Foot Brewing Does Downtown

New satellite tasting room/restaurant is as much about the food as it is about the beer
October 4, 2018

16 Medals and a Top Honor for San Diego Craft Beer

Local brewers take an impressive haul from the 2018 Great American Beer Festival
September 27, 2018

Finding Craft Beer in Portugal

A recent trip abroad proves that the craft beer movement has taken hold nearly everywhere
September 20, 2018

3 New Cocktail Menus to Try, Including One Very Legit Mezcal Bar

New drinks that are worth getting out of bed for—and some better enjoyed in pajamas
September 18, 2018

Oggi’s Is Still About the Beer

One of San Diego’s oldest brewpub franchises has a long history of keeping craft in the spotlight
September 13, 2018

Mexican Cuisine Loves Beer

A special six-course menu from Puesto highlights the beauty of pairing simple, fresh ingredients with great craft beer
September 6, 2018

It’s Wet Hop Season!

The end of summer means local brewers clear their schedules to make the hop-freshest beer of the year
August 30, 2018

Have a Beer with Wild Barrel Founders Bill Sysak, Bill Sobieski, and Chris White

Still one of San Diego’s newbies, this ambitious startup has already made a splash
August 23, 2018

'San Diego Magazine' Makes a Beer

A special collaboration brings The Bell Marker together with its Broadway neighbor
August 16, 2018

Barrel-Aged Beer Abounds at Saint Archer

Tusk & Grain showcases the bourbon-soaked aspirations of one of Miramar’s largest breweries
August 9, 2018

The New Menu at The Lion’s Share Has a Story to Tell

Bar manager Jason O’Bryan took inspiration from the restaurant’s quirky paintings
August 8, 2018

AleSmith Opens Its Heart to the Lost Boys of Sudan

San Diego’s iconic brewery offers its support in real, hands-on ways
August 2, 2018

Del Mar Racing Hosts a Standout Beer Event

This year’s Burgers & Brews Invitational boasted 70 breweries and more than 100 beers (along with all-you-can-eat burgers!)
July 26, 2018

14+ Fandom-Worthy Comic-Con Cocktails

Raise a glass to pop culture with these creative drinks
July 19, 2018

Have a Beer with The Bell Marker’s Head Brewer Nacho Cervantes

One of Pizza Port’s star brewers brings his talents to downtown
July 19, 2018

Hazy Beers and Fruited Beers Still Rule the Local Scene

Slater’s 50/50 reveals the drinking habits of San Diego’s craft consumers
July 12, 2018

Have a Beer with Viewpoint’s Charles Koll and Moe Katomski

As its first anniversary approaches, Del Mar’s brewery feels like it’s hitting its stride
July 5, 2018

Miramar Has a Craft Beverage Hot Spot

The Miralani Maker’s District is home to breweries, wineries, a distillery, a meadery, a cidery, and sake side-by-side
June 28, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Cervantes Magaña

San Diego’s craft cocktail scene mourns the loss of an all-star
June 26, 2018

Inside San Diego's Largest Hop Farm

Star B Ranch in Ramona provides a unique ingredient for local brewers
June 21, 2018

Owl Farm's Offbeat Beer Styles Attract 'Novice' Beer Drinkers

An unfamiliar brand has a familiar company behind it
June 14, 2018

Checking in with You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson

The San Diego ‘distillerista’ is creating new spirits and making a name for herself
June 13, 2018

3 New and Notable Brewery Spots in San Diego

Oceanside adds a brewery and two previous locations are reimagined
June 7, 2018

Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in San Diego

Our (mostly) comprehensive list of some of the best offerings
June 6, 2018

Checking in with Paul Sangster and the San Diego Brewers Guild

Rip Current’s co-founder is the new president of SDBG
May 31, 2018

Bartender Exit Interview: Mark Broadfoot

He’s off to Miami, but leaving behind his Mexican Chocolate Milk Punch
May 25, 2018

Have a Beer with Burning Beard Founders Mike Maass and Jeff Wiederkehr

Inside the subversive, creative, and punk-inspired brewery that’s one of San Diego’s coolest brands
May 24, 2018

10 San Diego Beers Perfect for Summer

This year's Rhythm & Brews offered high temperatures and refreshing brews to match
May 17, 2018

Bartender Exit Interview: Michele Willard

Saying goodbye to San Diego's cocktail scene’s den mom
May 16, 2018

San Diego Brewers Shine in International Competitions

The spring awards season wraps up with big wins for local breweries
May 10, 2018

TJ Majeske Wants to Make The Pearl a Craft Cocktail Destination

The mid-century modern hotel has new owners, a new chef, and a new focus on cocktails
May 4, 2018

Have a Beer with Rouleur’s Rawley Macias

The cycling-themed Carlsbad brewery just celebrated its first anniversary
May 3, 2018

Raised by Wolves Is Your New Favorite Liquor Store

The selection at Consortium Holdings’ new bottle shop is well-curated and surprisingly affordable
April 27, 2018
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