2012 Feast Issue

32 North at Liberty

"I'm not afraid about having all these other breweries around us."

Among the many new projects pending for Liberty Station's north end arts district is a multipurpose store from design and fabrication brand Moniker Group. The 5400-square-foot indoor/outdoor Moniker General will combine a modular retail concept ...

Unwritten Lager, anyone?

Thr3e Punk Ales bubbles onto the scene

For the moment at least, another brewery has joined the craft-beer ranks of Santee. Thr3e Punk Ales debuted December 12th at the New Kids fest, an event dedicated to San Diego's newest breweries. Thr3e Punk ...

Christmas comes early for the beer writer

$40 for six 4oz pours

One of San Diego's hardest to come by beers is Duck Duck Gooze. The Lost Abbey gueuze is a blend of old and young barrel-aged wild ales that only releases in small quantities every three ...

Bear Roots officially San Diego's latest craft brewery

Vista shop also serving a homebewer's beer

Bear Roots Brewing Co. officially joined the ranks of Vista breweries with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, December 18. The one-barrel nanobrewery actually soft-opened through November, releasing a few batches of beer to share with ...

Karl Strauss fast-tracks a popular stout

Beers of different ages

For beer week this year, Karl Strauss and Monkey Paw bottle released a long-brewing collaboration under the French name Deux Amis (Two Friends). Monkey Paw's contribution, a three year Bourdeaux barrel-aged strong ale, was blended ...

Beer mules in every city

Bay Park's Poseidon Project plans for deep list of suds

The city's latest taproom-slash–bottle shop is in Bay Park. The Poseidon Project opened Thanksgiving week, transforming a onetime spin studio into a stylish eight-tap bar with a curated assortment of bottles and cans. The packaged ...

Mr. Bjergsø's neighborhood

Mikkeller San Diego officially happening in early 2016

Anyone who's spotted AleSmith-Mikkeller beers on tap around town within the past week already knows what was made official today: Danish rock-star brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is making beer in Miramar. One day after Stone ...

Fresh Stone beer for Europe Monday

December 7, a date that will live in local brewer's memory

Monday, December 7th, European countries will get their first official taste of Stone brews on draught, as the inaugural batch of beers out of the new Stone Brewing Berlin brewhouse will simultaneously debut at 6 ...

Beer and science collide in Vista

Wavelength tasting room hosts lecture series

Just before Thanksgiving, Vista Village's Wavelength Brewing issued its beer in bottles for the first time, offering three stash-in-the-fridge options: a vanilla bean variation of its Off Kilter Scottish heavy, its Ad Astra Belgian quadrupel ...

Mosaic hops coax tropical finish from tart saison

Pineapple note emerges from Council Brewing's fruitless Beatitude

About this time of year, I usually start transitioning from warm-weather beers to stouts, heavies, and double IPAs — styles that offer their most belly-warming satisfaction during winter. But since I keep hearing El Niño ...

San Diego beer facing local competition in Bay Area

Excited about drinking everything in San Francisco

As popular as San Diego breweries are, few distribute nationally. Green Flash says it’s in 50 states, which means Alpine now is, too. Stone's at 41, while AleSmith's at 19 and rising. Of course, Ballast ...

Surreal suds at Mexico's epicenter

Craft beer fests explode in the warm desert nights of Mexicali

A couple of years ago, Mexicali’s craft beer culture consisted of loosely associated biannual affairs drawing on the region’s growing collective of home brewers. Today, you can’t toss a handful of hops without hitting a ...

Toolbox in my fridge

Tracking down a bottle of gose

With 30-plus breweries hard at work north of highway 56, there's no shortage of tasty beer to drink in North County. However, for those of us who live south of the 8, getting up there ...

Ballast Point sells for $1 billion

...that's $13.89 cents per pint

The San Diego beer scene is seeing dollar signs this week with the announcement that Ballast Point sold for a whopping $1 billion. The buyer is Constellation Brands, a multinational beverage conglomerate that deems itself ...

Fallbrook Brewing begets barbecue

New bar and restaurant to focus on San Diego ties

Fallbrook Brewing Company has plans to open a new bar and restaurant in the friendly village it's named for. Dubbed Firehouse Que and Brew, the new business will serve beer, wine and barbecue at 1019 ...

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