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Come for the beer and food, stay for the bowling

Mason Ale Works already at work on a second brew house

The team behind Rancho Bernardo's Urge Gastropub is getting their bowling alley after all. The Reader first announced the plan to turn a Vista fitness center into a combined brewpub and bowling alley two years ...

Setting Sun's beer-inspired sake

"I consider it beer, because it's a fermented cereal beverage."

What happens when craft brewers apply their experience to sake? That's what Josh Hembree and Keldon Warwick Premuda are trying to find out with the launch of Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co. The Miramar sake ...

Arizona beer savvy comes to town

Little Miss Brewing joins the Miramar brewing ranks

San Diego's latest beer company kicked into gear in mid-August, when the first kegs from Little Miss Brewing went out to the thirsty taps of Small Bar and O'Brien's Pub. Owners Greg and Jade Malkin ...

Coronado Brewing turns 20

Started as a restaurant, wound up a world-champion brewery

August 30 marks 20 years since Rick and Ron Chapman officially launched Coronado Brewing Company as a modest brewpub on Orange Avenue. Today, Coronado is a globally respected craft beer brand, named mid-size brewery of ...

Fluxing Quantum's recipes

Biochemist Martin Beaulieu leaves big-pharma biotech for small-batch beers

Quantum Brewing is going thorough a phase of uncertainty. The owners have changed, the beers are changing, and even the name is liable to change. Martin Beaulieu became officially entangled with the two-year-old brewery last ...

Sake, cider, and organic beer coming to Miralani

Time to start calling it Beeralani Drive?

"San Diego's firstst Organic Brewery" hopes to open by the end of the year. Founded by former Navy SEALs, including president Sean Haggerty, Protector Brewery is under application for a license to produce beer in ...

South Park's neighborhood brewery zeroes in on its identity

Less fish, more beer

"I believe every neighborhood should have its own brewery," says Scot Blair. That's why, four years after opening Monkey Paw Brewing in East Village, Blair launched South Park Brewing Company last year to serve the ...

Stone Hotel to rock in-room growler delivery

"Upscale kickass" 99 rooms adjacent to Escondido brewery

Stone Brewing has announced its longtime plan to build a hotel next door to its Escondido brewery will finally come to fruition. First reported in the Reader back in 2011, Stone Hotel was to be ...

Culture crowlers for Encinitas farmers' market

Next year, maybe a downtown tasting room

Culture Brewing Co. has a thing for beach communities. The Solana Beach brewery has been pouring beers for more than three years on Cedros Avenue and for nearly two years at its tasting room in ...

Rock gives birth to beer

Local band/brewer collaborations trending big

Brewery culture in San Diego shares a number of similarities to its indie rock scene. Fans claim their favorite bands and breweries with graphic T-shirts and stickers. Beers are discussed and dissected like new records, ...

Duck Duck Gooze breaks the internet

Lost Abbey whale sale turns into weeks-long saga

About this time last year, AleSmith's limited online release of Velvet Speedway barrel-aged stout sold out in seconds. This summer's most coveted whale seems to be Lost Abbey's Duck Duck Gooze, which sold out in ...

Jack White leaves Ballast Point

It's now truly a Constellation Brands company

On the heels of Thursday's announcement by head brewer and COO Yuseff Cherney that we was leaving Ballast Point came the news that founder Jack White is also leaving the beer company he launched 20 ...

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