San Diego Beer News

Barrel Harbor brewery branches out into gaming center

Unique business models in Miramar

Three-year-old Vista brewery Barrel Harbor has been getting active of late. It began releasing cans of Fenris IPA earlier this year and aims to begin canning South Island pilsner by the end of the month. ...

Rincon Band launches SR76 Beerworks at its casino

The house beer always wins

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians has added a brewery component to its gambling interests. The sovereign tribe owns the Harrah's casino on its reservation near Valley Center, and on November 5th it opened a ...

San Diego ranks as eighth most popular beer destination

...as U.S. brewery count tops 5000

In a press release timed to coincide with the 83rd anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition (December 5), national trade group the Brewers Association announced that the number of active breweries in the U.S. has ...

Invasive Species vs. Sculpin

Long Beach brewery throws tasty shade at San Diego's big beer brand

The battle between big beer and craft continues, and this time it's a Long Beach brewer taking shots at San Diego beer. Earlier this year, big-beer subsidiary 10 Barrel Brewing's plans to open a brewpub ...

Not all San Diego beer tasting rooms look alike

Six spots that go beyond reclaimed wood

They may range in size and scope, but most of the nearly 150 breweries and tasting rooms pouring across greater San Diego have at least one thing in common — their looks. Since the majority ...

New brewers for Blair brewpubs

Anniversary bottle release coincides with Cosimo Sorrentino's departure

November has been an active month for East Village's Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery. The small brewpub observed its fifth anniversary with a celebratory luncheon, issued its first ever bottle releases, and hired a new ...

Karl Strauss joins the revolution

SD's oldest brewery becomes L.A.'s newest

San Diego's oldest brewery is now L.A.'s newest. Reigning midsize brewery of the year Karl Strauss Brewing Company has continued its brewpub expansion model with a new property at 600 Wilshire Boulevard, near Pershing Square ...

Le Freak hits Virginia Beach

Green Flash launches its matching East Coast brewery

Green Flash officially opens its new brewery and tasting room in Virginia Beach, Virginia this week. San Diego's third-largest beer company celebrates its East Coast expansion with a pair of opening events the weekend of ...

Beer and wine fuel La Mesa's music scene

Breweries bringing bands to East County

Depot Springs, the brewery, restaurant, live music venue being built in La Mesa, seems to be nearing the finish line. After two years of development — and delays — founder Aaron Dean anticipates the ambitious ...

Alcohol delivery or craft beer delivery?

Some services pioneering growlers on demand

Web-based alcohol home delivery service has become a growing national phenomenon, with myriad businesses cropping up around the nation. Typically, a a company will pilot the service in a major market before spreading its brand ...

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