Miramar News & Stories

Mikkeller brings a world of craft beer to San Diego

Beer breakfast included Brunch Weasel imperial stout

Danish brewing company Mikkeller made its long-anticipated Miramar debut the weekend of April 15th. While new breweries tend to open in San Diego with every gibbous moon, they usually aren't started by a European craft ...

Authentic doesn’t mean you have to eat Cheez Whiz

Philadelphia Sandwich Co. comes to Miramar

In early 2015 the Philadelphia Sandwich Co. — est. 1979 — moved from Kearny Mesa to an address on Miramar Road. That’s about six mile difference by car but a distinct change in market for ...

Navy veteran Marian Jones laid to rest

Connection made with sailor they'd never met

On a recent breezy morning, another funeral took place at Miramar National Cemetery. As the flag was being folded by soldiers from the U.S. Army Honor Guard and “Taps” was being played by a Marine ...

Another world of food

Crispy Indian treats and more at Akshar Cash and Carry

I’ve never considered myself an Indian food expert, but I’m fan enough to know a little lingo. I know saag, channa, and dal refer to spinach, chickpeas, and lentils. Papadum is the thin, crunchy spiced ...

A science experiment for your fridge

96 yeasts make Frankenstout a beast

White Labs Brewing Co. is bottling beer for the first time, releasing its Frankenstout March 17 at its Miramar tasting room. The brewing arm of the yeast cultivator made the unusual take on a stout ...

Covert mountain-bike trail building at Miramar

"We are not a playground. We train here. We live here. We are buried here."

The mountain-bike trail behind Miramar National Cemetery at the west end of the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station was crafted with care and skill. It had a bridge over a low point and has drainage ...

Mikkeller SD preps beers for April 16th opening

Expect runners, Danes, and bottles to go

An opening date has been announced for the debut of Mikkeller San Diego, the brewery partnership between Mikkeller gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and AleSmith owner Peter Zien. The brewery will launch at AleSmith's longtime ...

In like Gwynn

All-Star Padre's museum dedication planned for February 19

It’s been a year since plans were announced for a museum commemorating the life and career of Padres legend Tony Gwynn, and construction is now underway. The TAG Foundation (named for Gwynn and his wife ...

We already drink toilet-to-tap water

San Diego's water supply makes a stop in Vegas, fyi

Sunlight sparkles through the water in the glass beaker biologist Jeff Pasek holds in his hand. The water has just been run out of the tap at the end of the city's pilot water purification ...

Pure Project debuts in Miramar

After only six months, already serving flavorful beers

Back in August, it was announced a new brewery, Pure Project, would be taking over one of two turnkey brewhouses set up by HG Fenton's Brewery Igniter program in Miramar. Last week, Pure Project announced ...

A farewell to Charlie

Funeral for two-tour Korean veteran has huge biker turnout

The mission alert went out for a military funeral for an Army combat veteran of the Korean War, the oft-described “forgotten war.” Staging was on a Thursday morning (January 21) at the VFW hall in ...

Marine strike on bikers

"We've let people know, we put signs out there, and we've had patrols."

U.S. Marine Corps military police confiscated 53 bicycles and 3 motorcycles riding on trails on the east end of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar over last weekend, Lt. Matthew Gregory confirmed on Tuesday, January 19. ...

In honor of warriors

Volunteers lay 750,000 wreaths at national cemeteries

It was a cool, maybe even cold morning by San Diego standards, as some volunteers began to arrive just before sunrise at the Miramar National Cemetery on Saturday, December 12. Their purpose was to support ...

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 ...

San Diego's toxic air "hot spots" revealed

Six facilities singled out

The County of San Diego has released its annual Air Toxics "Hot Spots" report, highlighting pollution problems around the county. "Motor vehicles, area sources, and natural sources are key contributors to the toxic air contaminants ...

Alesmith tenfold

New tasting room can fit 475 beer geeks, not including outside space

Friday, October 23, AleSmith's original tasting room on Cabot Drive closed its doors, symbolically bringing the brewery's first 20 years in business to a close. At 11 a.m. the following morning, not even a mile ...

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