Miramar News & Stories

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 ...

Obama hounded in Miramar over trade deal

Not everyone was interested in his golf swing

Most media attention surrounding President Obama's weekend jaunt to San Diego focused on his two golf outings and local admirers out to catch a glimpse of the presidential foursome on the links. But a handful ...

Not winning a gold for pumpkin beer, but...

A disrespected seasonal style redeems itself

Pumpkin season comes earlier every year. Ballast Point released its seasonal Pumpkin Down in the middle of August, and I was not ready. I've never been enthusiastic about the pumpkin-spiced beverage trend, and its appearance ...

Cervecita bien costarricense

San Diegans return from Costa Rica to start Pure Project

When Jesse Pine and his wife Agi moved from San Diego to Costa Rica three years ago, they found a craft-beer scene in its infancy. "It was kind of a struggle, because you could really ...

Old brewery news

Personnel changes and expansions for venerable beer companies

Amid the startling number of new breweries opening these late summer months, some of the county's oldest and largest breweries are also making news with changes in packaging, production, and personnel. Coronado Brewing Company They ...

State tax slackers list is out

San Diego has 11 who owe over $1M. And the dishonorees are...

The California Board of Equalization has released an updated list of the 500 most egregious offenders in terms of failing to remit customer-collected sales and use taxes. Among them are 11 listings for San Diego–area ...

Cider house dreams

Guthrie CiderWorks set to open in beer country

By this time next year, Miramar should have not one, but two cideries. Not long after craft brewer St. Archer announced plans to acquire a wine license and pursue cider production, a new enterprise has ...

Brewery Igniter offers brewhouses for lease

Fenton powered business model cuts startup costs

Given the number of craft beer companies launched in San Diego over the past couple of years, starting a brewery almost seems easy. Of course, it's not, and given the capital investment required to purchase ...

Marines warn bikers to stay off Miramar

The confusion over who's allowed in the area where the northwest part of Mission Trails meets the east end of U.S Marine Corps Air Station Miramar will now be cleared up by armed Marines taking ...

Brewing Class of 2010

Three breweries turning 5 years old in 2015

The craft beer landscape looked a lot different in 2009. Yes, by all accounts this was still an objectively great beer city, but we had about a quarter of the number of breweries we do ...

Punjabi Tandoor neither surprises nor disappoints

A quick workday lunch in Miramar

Business park restaurants don’t play by the same rules as other food businesses. They serve a calculated need — to provide a quick, convenient lunch to nearby professionals. They don’t worry about decorating because something ...

The girl comes and goes as she pleases

Former stripper files class-action lawsuit against Goldfingers

A former dancer at Goldfingers Gentlemen’s Club on Miramar Road has filed a class-action lawsuit faulting her ex-employer of failing to pay a living wage. It is the second class-action lawsuit filed against strip clubs ...

Chance encounter with a Wallaby Hunter

Pacific Brewing dials up a peachy stone-fruit vibe

Sometimes, being in the neighborhood is all it takes to discover a tasty new beer. That's how I wound up dropping by Pacific Brewing Company (PBC) in Miramar. A constant flood of beer news out ...

Beer snobs are kind of ridiculous

Reckless brewer and his Honey Badger Don't Care

Last October, Ballast Point opened a massive brewery, packaging, and distribution center on Miramar's Carroll Way, with a 600-seat restaurant, 100 employees, and reported tax subsidy from the City of San Diego. At the end ...

Beeramar's exhibit A

Alesmith hammers out a new scale of operation

Monday June 8th, AleSmith social media announced the opening of the Observation Room, a modest tasting room located at the front entrance of its new, even-bigger-than-it-sounds 105,000-square-foot headquarters. The low-key announcement belies the vastness of ...

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