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Making yeast in Beer City USA

White Labs launches its East Coast hub

This spring, local yeast purveyor White Labs will join the ranks of San Diego breweries producing beer on the east coast when it builds a brewhouse in prominent craft beer destination, Asheville, North Carolina. Of ...

A small batch experiment every week from Mikkeller SD

Raspberry coffee tart and other creative concoctions...

Speaking to a sales rep from Mikkeller Brewing in 2014, one stat line he was quick to point out was that brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø had produced 600 beers in eight years since founding the ...

Little Miss Brewing moving into Normal Heights and O.B.

They should call it Getting Bigger Miss Brewing

Since before Little Miss Brewing began churning out beers from its Miramar brewhouse in August, the plan was to open a satellite tasting room in a San Diego urban neighborhood. Now, as the business hits ...

San Diego Brewing Co. cranks up for realsies

One of city's oldest brewpubs gets more serious about production

The latest brewery to open in North Park represents one of the city's oldest brewing companies. San Diego Brewing Co. has been operating as a brewpub in Grantville since 1993, and its sister restaurant, Mira ...

Report of layoffs at Green Flash

"In fact, we will continue to increase the number of employees."

Reports emerged this week that roughly two dozen employees were let go by San Diego's fourth largest beer company, Green Flash Brewing. Los Angeles–based craft-beer website TheFullPint.com reported on Wednesday (January 11) that "Green Flash ...

Dry-hopped sake — oh yeah, it's a thing

Setting Sun's modest growth prediction obliterated

When Setting Sun Sake launched in August, founders Josh Hembree and Keldon Warwick Premuda started with five fermentation vessels — enough to brew 100 gallons of sake per month — and a business model predicting ...

Portland is a tough beer market

Knowledgeable craft beer drinkers want their San Diego beer fresh

If there's a city that rivals San Diego in fondness for craft beer, it's Portland, Oregon. More than 100 breweries active in the greater metro area contribute to a $4.5 billion economic impact in the ...

Likely the first new suds center to open in 2017

That's Jacked Up (Brewery)

A new brewery in Escondido is newly licensed and ready to brew. Guided by the motto "Brew drink relax repeat," Jacked Up Brewery (800 W Grand Ave.) has a conditional use permit to operate in ...

Modern Times travels to Encinitas

Look for new brew room and nitrogenated canned suds in 2017

The northward expansion of Modern Times Beer continues, but this time it's staying within San Diego County. Following announcements earlier this year that the Point Loma beer and coffee producer will be launching satellite properties ...

Biggest San Diego beer news stories of 2016

Other states and other beverages

San Diego breweries expand out of stateLocal beer companies have been colonizing Orange and Los Angeles counties for years, but 2016 was the year San Diego breweries officially expanded production into other states. Stone Brewing ...

Cyder in Scripps Ranch

The fastest-growing adult beverage segment hits San Diego

Last year, fivethirtyeight.com called hard cider the fastest-growing segment of the craft beverage market. As we enter 2017, the movement is catching on in San Diego, with several new cideries in the works for the ...

Craft beer and local produce

Maybe the smallest farmers' market in the country?

When Machete Beer House opened two years ago, there weren't many places to get craft beer in National City. There weren't many opportunities to buy organic produce either. On Monday nights, Machete offers both. The ...

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