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Strawberry season yields a pair of Acoustic Ales

San Diego fruit beer, two ways

Strawberries grow well in San Diego, turning up mid to late spring in great quantities all over the county. With the fruit-beer trend in full swing, it shouldn't be a surprise to see strawberry in ...

Beer inspired by Vikings

Brewery startup opening around the corner from Green Flash

"What I like about brewing, what drew me to brewing, was endless possibilities." So says Dan Jachimowicz, brewer and founder of Longship Brewery, which is set to launch its Mira Mesa business with a brief ...

San Diego homebrewers pace the nation

QUAFF reclaims best homebrew club title, and best in show

Professional brewers aren't the only ones who amass medals in San Diego. At the National Homebrew Competition held in Baltimore the second weekend of June, several local brewers came away winners. San Marcos resident Nick ...

Beer and weed bridge to Thorn Brewery

OG HighPA — at 4.20% ABV (wink, wink) — ventures into dank territory

Thorn Street Brewery is taking steps to become the first brewery in the country to package a beer flavored with marijuana. The microbrewer debuted its OG HighPA last month in its North Park tasting room, ...

Amped up production in Miramar

"Everything about it is just more professional."

Since Amplified Ale Works launched in late 2012, brewmaster Cy Henley had been making beer on a three-barrel system in the company's Pacific Beach brewpub. That changed this spring, when Amplified officially began producing its ...

Stone brewmaster gettin a move on

Mitch Steele to start his own brewery

Longtime Stone Brewing Company brewmaster Mitch Steele announced his departure today via YouTube, indicating June 30 will be his last day working for the nation's tenth largest craft beer company. Under his ten-year tenure, Stone ...

World Beer Cup medalist — developed in Brazil, brewed in Chula Vista

A truly international British-style stout

Technically, no breweries from Brazil earned a medal at this year's World Beer Cup. However, a Brazilian-owned brewery did, and it's based in Chula Vista. Novo Brazil nabbed a bronze medal in the British-style imperial ...

Midnight Jack to open with fireworks

Oceanside's brewery boom continues

Back in 2006, when John Scheri first moved to Oceanside, he found quite a different beer scene than the one he'd just left in his native New Jersey. The former auto mechanic has been brewing ...

Starting small and going wild

Incoming beer company has unique business plan

There's more than one way to start a beer company, and some take longer than others. California Wild Ales has been in the works nearly a year, and secured a Sorrento Valley warehouse in January. ...

Padres keep losing, San Diego beer keeps winning

San Diego International Beer Competition 2016

Winners have been announced for the San Diego International Beer Competition, ahead of its June 17–19 festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds. As usual, San Diego breweries defended their home turf with a dominant showing. AleSmith ...

Governor lobbied Ballast Point to choose Roanoke Valley

Virginia breweries are all the rage, but the primary lure is geography

A third San Diego beer company has announced plans to open a large production brewery in the state of Virginia. Ballast Point Brewing has agreed to buy a 260,000-square-foot property and invest close to $48 ...

Q&A with one of San Diego's top brewers, Tomme Arthur

Ten years of Belgian brews

In 2006, Pizza Port owners Vince and Gina Marsaglia partnered with longtime head brewer Tomme Arthur to found a new, two-label venture. Port Brewing and the Lost Abbey celebrated 10 years in business in May. ...

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