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Beer Cocktails

California Still Dominates at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

San Diego brings home 18 medals from the country’s largest beer competition and festival
October 10, 2019

Beer Options in Apple Country

Julian is the perfect day trip for apple aficionados as well as beer buffs
October 3, 2019

Whiskey House's White Truffle Manhattan

How the downtown bar is pairing a classic cocktail with a prized fungus
September 26, 2019

Five Festbiers To Try This Fall

'Tis the season for malty German lagers
September 26, 2019

History and Diversity Highlighted at 2019 California Craft Beer Summit

Craft beer experts from around the U.S. shared tips on how to take beer into the future
September 19, 2019

Four Cocktails to Try from Madison on Park’s New Menu

15 new drinks include surprises like a smudge-stick garnish and an avocado pit orgeat
September 13, 2019

Thorn Brewing Now Open in Mission Hills

The community’s first taproom brings craft beer to a cocktail-heavy ‘hood
September 12, 2019

Mujeres Brew Club Brings Beer Education to Barrio Logan

The Latina-centric group focuses on diversity, education, and of course—beer
September 5, 2019

J & Tony’s Brings Aperitivo to East Village

CH Projects’ new bar honors the Italian cocktail tradition
September 3, 2019

Last Call

Thank You, San Diego Brewers
August 29, 2019

Top Shelf: The $150 Cocktail at Hotel Del Coronado

Serea's over-the-top libation delivers Champagne wishes and caviar dreams
August 28, 2019

10 Revealing Statistics About the Beer Industry

Here's how San Diego, California, and the U.S. stack up against other beer regions, according to 10 different studies
August 22, 2019

Hundred Proof’s Pearl Diver is the Perfect End of Summer Cocktail

New menu at University Heights bar resurrects seldom-seen classics
August 16, 2019

It’s Brewery Anniversary Season!

Stone will cap off a trio of “twenty-something” celebrations
August 15, 2019

5 Fruited Beers for August

Hot weather is the perfect time to explore lighter brews that refresh with summer flavors
August 8, 2019

Spirit of the Month: Gin Mare

Try the Mediterranean spirit at Level 2, Hundred Proof, Il Dandy and more San Diego spots
August 6, 2019

Top Shelf: Butterfly Pea Margarita at Curadero

Spread your wings by sipping this atypical, color-changing cocktail
August 2, 2019

3 New Breweries Join the Scene

My Yard Live and Double Peak in San Marcos, and Original 40 in North Park
August 1, 2019

Highlights from the Tiki Oasis Bartender Battle Prelims

Seven Caves tiki gin, the magic of tejuino, and how to elevate an ’80s sugar bomb
July 30, 2019

San Diego Magazine’s “Best Of” Collabs Debut

Three distinct local images grace the just-released cans
July 16, 2019

Top Shelf: Fennel Colada at George's Level2

This fresh twist on the piña colada will have you rethink the tropical cocktail
July 16, 2019

How Good is Petco Park's Beer Lineup?

The Padres’ home hosts an impressive list of craft brews alongside the usual mass-produced options
July 11, 2019

Now You're Cooking With Beer

Log Cabin Day at Pure Project highlighted cooking with craft brews
July 3, 2019

It’s Negroni Week in San Diego (and Tijuana)

More than 40 bars are participating in the annual fundraiser
June 26, 2019

5 Questions for Mo Nuspl, Owner & Brewer, Deft Brewing

Love for European styles has grounded this small (and relatively new) Bay Park brewery
June 20, 2019

Checking In with Prohibition’s Ryan Andrews

We chat about the bar’s big anniversary, its haunted location, and a new menu concept
June 17, 2019

Top Shelf: The Lotus Cocktail at Fifth & Rose

In our debut drinking column, we feature an exclusive spirit that's only poured at one bar in San Diego
June 13, 2019

3 Breweries Make Beers with San Diego Magazine

A triple brewing project celebrates San Diego’s spirit of craft, quality, and collaboration
June 10, 2019

3 New Breweries to Check Out in East County

Some of San Diego’s newest startups find a home in La Mesa, El Cajon, and Lemon Grove
June 7, 2019

10 Great Belgian-Style Beers for Summer

Crisp, refreshing, food-friendly, and full of flavor, this under-brewed category needs more love
May 30, 2019

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
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