San Marcos

Beer of the Week: Rip Current Caught In A Rip IIIPA

One of the best beers from one of the county’s most prolific breweries.

Every time I go to Rip Current Brewing Company, I’m amazed at the large number of stylistically diverse beers they have available. Homebrewers at heart, brewers Paul Sangster and Guy Shobe do an impressive job ...

Brewery wanna-bes or never-will-bes

Prospective brewing company projects that are either silent or dead

At the time of this writing, I am keeping track of a whopping 42 brewing projects which are in the works within the boundaries of San Diego County. Of those, 35 are works-in-progress from new ...

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, April 3–April 9

Featuring restaurants, craft brewers, and vintners with food, music, and poetry. Get a taste of 20 Leucadia restaurants plus Sip Stops, with ten beer or wine tastes served at retail shops. Event includes live poetry ...

Dos Desperados comes out with guns blazing

San Marcos’ newest brewery opens with Wild West panache

These desperados have been tough to track down. Rather than drum up pre-open hype, Steve and Dora Munson have channeled their husband-and-wife energies into quietly establishing their plot a block north of San Marcos’ Restaurant ...

Suspected bike thieves rough up schoolboy

Two 18-year-olds busted — one divulges location of bicycle

A 16-year-old said he was riding his bike home from San Marcos High School on a Tuesday afternoon when he was confronted by two persons he had never seen before. “I just felt this punch,” ...

Sampler Flight: March 11–17

St. Patty's Day suds and a whole lot more

March 11 – 16 | Anniversary Festivities: Mardi Gras was last week, but Ciro’s Pizzeria is keeping the good times rolling with eight days of celebration including a party with Stone Brewing Co., trivia nights ...

Sampler Flight: March 4 – March 10

This week’s craft beer events a mixed bag of belles, beards and beer

March 8 | 2-Year Anniversary Celebration: They’ve quietly improved and expanded in the southern expanses of San Marcos, and now Stumblefoot Brewing Company is ready to cap off its second year in business with spiced ...

Sampler Flight: February 25 – March 2

Presenting a birthday, boobs, barrels and, of course, plenty of beer

February 27 | Second Anniversary Birthday Party: Is it an anniversary party or a birthday bash? With 15 Pizza Port beers on tap, including Raglan T-Rex IIPA, plus a cask of Green Flash Palate Wrecker, ...

Bystander in San Marcos shot in the butt

Drive-by victim was working on his car

Authorities are searching for a pair of individuals involved in a drive-by shooting in San Marcos that resulted in an innocent bystander being hit. According to a press release from San Diego sheriff's Sgt. Earnell ...

Coming Soon: The Bellows

A new artisanal venture from the creator of Churchill’s Pub

When it comes to craft beer bars and restaurants, it’s important to the success of such a venture (at least in San Diego, where there’s such a high level of competition) to have an owner ...