San Diego Beer News

Modern Times to open Leisuretown in Anaheim

Property concept includes pool, movie screen, and restuarant

Friday morning, Modern Times announced a significant new expansion to downtown Anaheim. Dubbed Leisuretown, the brewery, food, and entertainment complex will occupy nearly 32,000 square feet at 554 South Anaheim Boulevard, just across the freeway ...

Unusual promotions for 2016 San Diego Beer Week

Dogs, donuts, and election results

San Diego Beer Week returns for the eighth year in 2016, running ten days from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 13. Hundreds of special taplists and cross promotional events will take place at bars, ...

Beer 2016: A year in the can

Brewery boom...and bust

San Diego is on pace to add more than 20 new breweries in 2016, for the second year in a row, and there will likely be 135 by year’s end. Ten years ago there were ...

San Diego beer, brewing in Idaho

Mother Earth built a large, robust, fully functional brewery

Earlier this month, Mother Earth Brewing Co. opened a tasting room in the town of Nampa, Idaho, about 20 miles west of Boise. That's because in August the brewery fired up a 40,000-square-foot production facility ...

Novo Brazil busting out the brews

Three tasting rooms planned, new cans, export deals...

South of the 54 and east of the 125, Novo Brazil Brewing Co.'s Eastlake Chula Vista location has always seemed a little far removed from the rest of San Diego's brewing scene to explain its ...

Shark Tank survivor helps take bite out of blight

Barrel Republic's effort to expand on Garnet thwarted

The 55-foot storefront at 1253 Garnet Avenue has had plastic, wood, and graffiti-covered windows for a long time, said everyone I asked. Those who have been doing business on the same block say the building ...

Insurance for the craft

Small breweries come together to benefit employees

This month, the California Craft Brewers Association became the first craft-beer trade association in the country to establish a benefits trust intended to help small brewing companies reduce the cost of providing benefits packages to ...

Layoffs at Stone Brewing

New CEO blames a decline in domestic growth

On Thursday October 13, Escondido-based Stone Brewing laid off approximately 5 percent of its work force. San Diego's largest brewery by sales volume, the company counted roughly 1200 employees on payroll prior to the layoffs, ...

A baseball-friendly anniversary beer

San Diego's fifth-oldest brewery embraces its sports-bar side

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co. celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. While the restaurant franchise didn't start making its own beer until 1995, its original pizza restaurant opened in 1991 in Del Mar. The place ...

Brewery vs brewpub snafu at beer competition

Karl Strauss remains a winner but bumps down Fat Head

The Great American Beer Festival stumbled over the distinction between a brewpub and a brewery on Saturday. During its midday awards ceremony, San Diego's oldest brewery, Karl Strauss Brewing, was awarded the title Mid-Size Brewpub ...

Karl Strauss Wins Mid-Size Brewing Co. of the Year

14 San Diego breweries medal at Great American Beer Festival

The competition keeps getting tougher, but San Diego beer keeps coming out a winner at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. San Diego area breweries tallied 18 medals overall at the annual beer competition held ...

Along comes a cider

Brewer quits beer, swings open Turquoise Barn door

While he worked at it several years, Neil Kennedy never considered himself a great homebrewer. "I was always really mediocre at making beer," he says, and being an Escondido resident meant he couldn't exactly talk ...

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