Sampler Flight: March 18 – 24

A small but formidable handful of local beer events

March 22 | Bands & Beers: Music and beer aren’t all that different. A creative drive is behind both of these artistic ventures, after all. Both mediums will be celebrated together when bands, The Mice, ...

Manzanita Brewing’s new name

Santee brewery goes national, adopts new moniker

From day one, the first image visitors to the tasting room at Manzanita Brewing Company’s associated with the Santee operation was its namesake lumber. The twisted tree was painted on the walls, and front and ...

Fundamental(ist) Flaw

WATCHING THE SKY FOR BRIMSTONE, SANTEE — "It's not complicated," says Second Baptist Church of Santee Pastor T. Rebel Swiftsword, explaining his opposition to the Light & Life Foundation's decision to keep its Creation Museum ...

Patch news lets go of many reporter-editors

New ownership trims cost of running hyper-local operations nationwide

On Wednesday, January 29, the new majority-owner of hyper-local news site laid off all but one of its San Diego County reporter-editors, remaining editor Michelle Mowad confirmed. The layoffs include journalist Khari Johnson, whose ...

San Diego's top spots for picnics

“The park offers a bird’s-eye view of downtown skyscrapers, planes lifting off from the airport, Mission Bay, the ocean...”

Nice cans…and bottles

Four local breweries start packaging their beers

In this age of nanos and neighborhood-geared breweries, many brewing companies’ beers will only ever be available at their tasting rooms or, at best, on draft. In the case of the latter, most of those ...

Walking San Diego

“It’s a bit of a mountain getaway feeling if you ignore the freeway noise.”

Walks around town, walks in the mountains, walks next to the freeway that make it easy to pretend you’ve gotten away from it all (if you ignore the sound of traffic).

Cheesy Express could make a lot of bread

Grilled cheese sandwiches Korean style?

Grilled cheese sandwiches are great, but most foodies won’t drive out of their way to eat one — especially not to Santee. But a Korean BBQ grilled cheese sandwich? Now that’s something special. And it’s ...

Sampler Flight: Jan. 14-20

Where there’s smoke, there’s onion rings and a bon voyage party

January 15 | Where There’s Smoke: Rye and chile peppers combine to bring award-winning flavor to Manzanita Brewing Company’s World Beer Cup bronze-earning beer, Where There’s Smoke. Get a taste of a literally world class ...

Beer of the Week: Play Date Stout

With the camaraderie between San Diego County breweries, collaboration beers are natural and frequent occurrences. For many brewers, the only inhibitor to embarking on a group project is the inability to fit a collaboration into ...