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Behind the Brews

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

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

Kairoa Opens in University Heights

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

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

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

The 15 Most Memorable Beers of 2018

Outstanding results from a year marked by innovation, collaboration, and reinvention
January 3, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Make the Menu For Your Own Beer Dinner

How to do a self-guided beer-pairing event at any restaurant
October 25, 2018

Let's Talk Festbiers and Brut IPAs

Eight beers to try for the fall season
October 18, 2018

A Special Beer from the San Diego Brewers Guild

Capital of Craft IPA is a unique collaboration among eight member breweries that will kick off Beer Week
October 11, 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

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

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

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

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

3 New and Notable Brewery Spots in San Diego

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

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

San Diego Brewers Shine in International Competitions

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

Have a Beer with Rouleur’s Rawley Macias

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

Bagby's Beerleaders Program Teaches Brewing Basics

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

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
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