Miramar News & Stories

In-progress brewery count up to 48

Seven new brewery projects pop up in two weeks' time

When I catch wind of a new brewery project, I feel a jolt of electricity shoot through me. I realize this speaks to the near-obsessive depth of my craft beer enthusiasm, but it is what ...

Hess goes big for Year Four

Anno Quarto IPA to debut at Mike Hess Brewing's anniversary fest

Mike and Greg Hess have come a long way from the mid-‘90s, when they lived in San Francisco and Philadelphia, respectively, and would share news of their homebrewing adventures over the phone. Back then, their ...

AleSmith keeps rollin'

Suddenly expanding company to build satellite company store

The first half of this year has included huge news for AleSmith Brewing Company. In addition to the announcement that the company will be moving into a building all its own with five times the ...

What’s in the hopper, part one

Upcoming San Diego brewery projects with the most promise

I can remember when there were fewer than 45 operating brewhouses in San Diego County. Now, that’s the number of planned and in-the-works brewing facilities I am keeping track of. With new businesses coming online ...

Drink like it's your (or their) birthday

Sampler Flight for May 28 to June 1

May 28 | Adam Avery Birthday Dinner: The only Avery Brewing Company brew most people know is White Rascal wit, but there’s lots more where that came from and founder Adam Avery will bring 15 ...

Memorable, beery celebrations leading up to Memorial Day

Sampler Flight for May 20 to May 25

May 23 | Ritual Celebration: When you faithfully and regularly celebrate local brewing companies, they’re often happy to share the best of their wares with you. Case in point: the plethora of specialty beers such ...

AleSmith brewing Friar water

Miramar brewery crafts a new beer especially for Padres legend

Sports conversations are often opinionated and most topics are up for debate, yet few question Tony Gwynn‘s status as the best player in the history of the San Diego Padres franchise. The Hall of Fame ...

All I could eat, plus mango custard

Hole in the wall Indian buffet gets me every time

For the most part, anyone who tells you they had a satisfying All You Can Eat meal cares more about feeling full than eating good food. This holds especially true when you cross below the ...

Thanks for the full-scale train, Dad

Pullman car in Miramar was inheritance

While driving eastbound on Miramar Road, I spotted a classic train car sitting on an abandoned railroad spur. The 1948 Pullman car sits with 30 other industrial freight cars on an end-of-the-line track, fenced off ...

Intergalactic goes to the Dark Side

Sci-fi-themed Miramar brewery celebrates 365 days in space

With flavors of all types swirling about like planets within a rather delicious galaxy, I’d be hard-pressed — and likely entirely unable — to name the style of the beer business owner and brewmaster Alex ...

Sampler Flight: It's the Reader's turn on April 27!

This week, the Reader’s getting in on the ale-driven action!

April 22 | Homebrew Trade & Taste: Little Italy’s original Bottlecraft location is as much a center for craft beer communalism as it is a retail outlet. Helping to foster this well-earned reputation is this ...

Sampler Flight: April 15 – 21

From foodie to festival-goer, there’s something for everyone this week

April 19 | One-Year Anniversary: Join owner and brewmaster Alex Van Horne as he celebrates Year One of his sci-fi-themed Intergalactic Brewing Company over the course of three sessions including his favorite brews from the ...

Pacific Brewing Company set to open

This weekend marks grand opening for new Miramar brewery

I’ve made it a focus to meet brewing entrepreneurs in the earlier stages of their brewery start-ups. Such was the case with Andrew Heino and Chris Chalmers, former Stone Brewing Co. brewers staking out together ...

AleSmith movin’ on up

Acclaimed brewing company locked-in for expansion to large-scale Miramar facility

It was an evening nearly half-a-year ago. I was sharing time, beer, and conversation with Peter Zien, owner and brewmaster at AleSmith Brewing Company (9368 Cabot Drive, Miramar). Over the years, this kindly San Diego ...

All Things BBQ: Abbey's Real Texas BBQ

Longstanding Miramar BBQ joint has all the Texas charm of a Toby Keith video, but offers little in the way of delicious 'cue

Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ makes bold moves, claiming “Best BBQ Brisket In San Diego” at the head of its website. Well, says who? These kinds of claims always beg for upholding or debunking. The restaurant ...

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