San Diego Beer News

Chiefs depart Ballast Point

Head brewer Yuseff Cherney joins exodus of executives

Only a month shy of celebrating its 20th anniversary as a brewery, Ballast Point Brewing has seen a number of high-level departures from its executive staff this week. Yuseff Cherney, the company's longtime head brewer ...

The science of wild ales

Toolbox brewer Ehren Schmidt crafts beer in a lab

Vista barrel-aged and wild ale specialist Toolbox Brewing Company has enjoyed a year of recognition and growth since bringing on head brewer Ehren Schmidt last summer. The four barrel brewhouse expanded into an adjacent industrial ...

Tasting rooms, breweries NOT blamed for problems

Correction: "Alcohol related crime rate in Ocean Beach has not risen 400%."

Though the author maintains that Lt. William Carter was quoted accurately at the July 19 Ocean Beach Public Safety meeting, she admits introducing inaccuracies in other areas of the original report, which has been struck ...

Finest Made arises from Butcher's ashes

Santee beer company rebrand adopts a foodie focus

Santee's Butcher's Brewing has ceased to be. Owner and brewer Rey Knight has decided to rebrand his beer company and start doing business as Finest Made Ales. The new entity will open its doors to ...

Crafted to reduce gluten

An IPA for intolerant drinkers

Duck Foot Brewing celebrated its first year in business in June, roughly the same time its first bottle release hit the shelves. That means gluten-intolerant drinkers got three more beers to add to their limited ...

Stone officially brewing in Richmond

Stone beer in 28 countries, 50 states by end of the year

As it put together plans for its massive 20th Anniversary celebration, Stone Brewing announced in early July that its new 250-barrel brewing facility in Richmond, Virginia is officially online and producing beer. The morning of ...

New commander-in chief of local beer speaks

Jill Davidson takes place of Mike Sardina as president of brewers' guild

The San Diego Brewers Guild experienced a leadership shuffle at the end of June, as president Mike Sardina accepted a position with the one of the nation's top-rated breweries, Vermont's Hill Farmstead, effectively cutting his ...

Brewed in Ocean Beach

San Diego's latest brewery opened on O.B. time

Ocean Beach Brewery made its official debut July 1, after teasing a late 2015 launch on social media last December. The three-level restaurant sits four doors down from the O.B. Pier, and capitalizes on location ...

Craft beer rich in North Park

Talents converge to construct San Diego's urban brewery ideal

One of the beer community's most anticipated brewery debuts hit University Avenue at the end of June when North Park Beer Co. officially opened for business — an opening that resonates in urban culture as ...

News from San Diego's smallest beer scene

Bailey BBQ closes, Julian Brewing still at it

Julian's oldest operating brewery will be without a tasting room for a few months. Pizza Port and Port Brewing/Lost Abbey founders Vince and Gina Marsaglia have closed the Bailey BBQ, the mountain town's longtime pit-barbecue ...

North Park's next brewery has 19th-century roots

Eppig Brewery revives a 150-year-old Bavarian brand out of Brooklyn

Last August, HG Fenton's turnkey brewhouse division Brewery Igniter announced plans to convert a former North Park strip club into a trio of small breweries, and in February West Coaster magazine reported the first tenant ...

Lagunitas moving into San Diego...sort of

To serve nonprofit beer in an "amazingly beautiful building"? Whaaaat?

Amid reports Petaluma, California-based Lagunitas Brewing Company has purchased stakes in three smaller, independently owned craft breweries around the country, comes the news it also plans to establish a presence in San Diego. According to ...

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