2012 Feast Issue

Brett loves the wood

Cellar 3 operation keeps the wild yeast under control

Green Flash opened the doors to its Cellar 3 barrel-aging facility in Poway on May 16, giving the public a glimpse of the sort of wild-yeast experimentation barrelmaster Pat Korn has been developing over the ...

Gateway to the sour zone

Maverick & Gose might make an interesting tonic replacement for gin

Though I'm only a few articles into my stint as the Reader’s new beer reporter, most of the news thus far seems to indicate at least a minor shift in San Diego's beer identity. A ...

Lost Abbey gives Cardiff a tasting room

The Confessional brings craft beer to a thirsty community

After nine years brewing Belgian inspired ales, San Marcos–based brewer Lost Abbey opened its long-awaited tasting room on April 22, settling into a small retail space in a coastal shopping center in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Previously the ...

San Diego craft brewers featured in new documentary series

Six-episode PBS program captures our craft past and present

"We just hit 100 breweries in San Diego County." Or so several local media personalities inform us during an opening montage of Kings of the Craft, a six-part documentary premiering tonight, Thursday, May 21, on ...

Grand openings and a thirst-inducing documentary

Craft beer happenings for May 14-18

Friday, May 15 Stone Liberty Station two-year anniversary celebration: The Decatur Road wing of Stone's brewing empire celebrates two years all day Friday with a deep roster of brewed-on-site beers, including a special 2nd Anniversary ...

If it ain't a craft beer, sue!

San Diegan says MillerCoors'(™) Blue Moon (™) is illegitimate

Evan Parent in late April went to Superior Court to prove that Blue Moon beer is not a craft beer, as its brewer, MillerCoors, claims. Parent says he used to drink Blue Moon and was ...

Salty Samaritanism

Consider this the equivalent of pink walking shoes and light blue sweatbands

If you’ve been following the Lupus Foundation of Southern California’s Beer to the Rescue campaign throughout the year, you’ve probably noticed that a number of the ales produced in support of the cause have incorporated ...

Take Dos on the Desperados

A return to the scene of crimes against beer

A second chance is something rarely afforded in this day and age, especially in the San Diego craft-beer industry. It’s not that people don’t want to go back to a brewery that registers as lackluster ...

May Day: Need more beer!

What and where to drink from April 28 to May 4

May 1 & 2 | Beer to the Rescue Fundraiser: The Lupus Foundation of Southern California is kicking off Lupus Awareness Month with two days of beer-release action at Coronado Brewing Company‘s mainland brewery and ...

Whatever you say, Bagby

What brewmaster says goes (really well) at Oceanside’s Bagby Beer Co.

Helping in the conceptualization of some interesting brews as part of my Beer to the Rescue lupus awareness campaign has been an amazing experience. A saison infused with yuzu and lemongrass, an imperial stout with ...

Boogie, buses & barrels

Sampler Flight of local beer events for April 21-26

April 25 | Rhythm and Brews: With a membership like that of no other consortium in the craft beer industry, no group is better equipped than the San Diego Brewers Guild to provide a first-class ...

Vista’s Belching Beaver to construct second brewery in Oceanside

Damn, the Beav sure is growing fast!

Few brewing companies have shown such a burning desire to grow — and grow now — as Vista-based Belching Beaver Brewery. Less than a year after their early 2012 debut, they became one of the ...

RIP PB AleHouse

PB AleHouse will go on!

Original article redacted. PB AleHouse will not be closing its doors as is still in the process of rebuilding after its February kitchen fire. More details will be posted as they become available closer to ...

Meet Prodigy Brewing Company

Former San Diego Brewing Co. brewmaster follows arrow to new project

"Prodigy Brewing is about you, my friend, and you are what really sets us apart." Those were the words handed down to brewer Dean Rouleau from Prodigy Brewing Company founding member Howell Gillogy. With someone ...

High on the chai

Rock Bottom's chocolaty-spicy dessert-like beer

Vanilla, coffee, chilies…they’ve all had their time in the sun and their time in the fermenter as en vogue beer additives. Some were pretty obvious go-withs, while others (like, say, scorpion peppers and breakfast cereal) ...

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