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Beer Cocktails

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

Bagby's Beerleaders Program Teaches Brewing Basics

The community beer education program offers a day in a brewery making beer
April 26, 2018

The Coolest Things Happening in San Diego Beer Right Now

A dive into the new, notable, and lesser-known in our city’s beer scene
April 24, 2018

Critic’s Picks: San Diego's Best Beer 2018

Beer columnist Bruce Glassman looks at the 15 brews that have created the longest-lasting impression since May 2017
April 24, 2018

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

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

Juniper & Ivy’s Frank Magnasco Makes Manhattans

The San Diego bartender is one of six competing next week in New York
April 18, 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

3 Cocktails to Add to Your Must-Drink List This Spring

New menus from Herb & Wood, Juniper & Ivy, and Sycamore Den bring lighter, sweeter flavors
April 4, 2018

Where to Find a Cocktail Made with Butterfly Pea Flowers

A handful of San Diego bars are stepping up their purple cocktail game
March 29, 2018

Getting to Know the Ensenada Beer Festival

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

Quality Rum Makes a Comeback at Catamaran Resort

The Mission Bay hotel partners with Malahat Spirits Co. for some seriously tasty kill-devil
March 22, 2018

Have a Beer with Bitter Brothers Brewer Tyler Tucker

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

Celebrate Spring With These 5 Outdoor Happy Hours

Because daylight saving time is all about using that extra hour of sunshine wisely
March 20, 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

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Whiskey

Aero Bar’s Sean O’Connell offers his picks, plus our roundup of holiday cocktails
March 14, 2018

Big Things Are Happening at Prohibition

The speakeasy-style bar launches a supper club, new menu, and a March 13 ‘fire sale’
March 9, 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

Where to Go for a Perfect Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing

'Cookies on Tap' comes to several San Diego breweries this weekend
February 21, 2018

Have a Cocktail for a Cause at Sycamore Den This Wednesday

The ‘zero waste’ menu features creative bourbon cocktails and benefits homeless-services nonprofit Think Dignity
February 20, 2018

Stone Brewing Takes the Fight to Big Beer

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

Punch Bowls, Break-Up Cocktails, and Valentiki Drinks

Five spots to celebrate love or drown your sorrows this Valentine's Day
February 8, 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

Caché’s Cocktails Showcase French Flavors

The Hillcrest speakeasy debuts five new drinks this week
January 31, 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
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