San Diego Beer News

Craft beer burgeoning in Carlsbad

North County natives readying for November brewery launch

The city of Carlsbad hasn't historically made it easy for breweries to open, requiring new businesses to goes through a series of committee meetings in order to obtain a conditional use permit. Case in point ...

A list of San Diego beers brewed with fresh hops

...tis the season for wet-hopped beer

It's wet hop season in San Diego, when rare beers made from fresh, locally grown hops appear in tasting rooms and tap houses. The availability of locally farmed hops is still relatively new, but the ...

East Village's latest brewery isn't about IPAs

A Mainer brings English, Belgian styles to Knotty

The growing East Village beer scene gains another micro with the official opening of Knotty Brewing Co. on September 15. Knotty's small tasting room and five-barrel brewhouse are part of an overall expansion of the ...

First brewery with a café on site

Modern Times boasts "the biggest barrel-aged coffee program in the world."

Since launching three years ago, Modern Times Beer has been one of the few breweries on the planet to roast its own coffee. During most of that time, it's been selling cold brew and fresh ...

Cloudy, juicy, with a chance of bitterness

San Diego brewers craft Vermont's IPA style

West Coast IPAs famously established San Diego breweries as major players in the American — and eventually global — craft-beer scene. But lately another regional IPA style has emerged as the contemporary favorite. Some call ...

Karl Strauss opens its tenth brewery

Number ten is in Anaheim, and downtown L.A. is next

San Diego's oldest craft beer enterprise just opened its tenth brewing location, and its eleventh should be online before the end of the year. August 22 marked the official opening date of Karl Strauss Brewing ...

One percent of a San Diego brewery for sale

Magnetic offering small ownership stake as crowdfunding reward

When Magnetic Brewing opened to customers for the first time last August, it started about as small and low budget as a brewery gets. Morgan McCarty worked alone on the same 1.5-barrel system he'd assembled ...

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 ...

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