San Diego Beer News

Kensington Brewing not so new after all

After three years, under-the-radar brewery opening a tasting room

In case anyone has wondered how many years a small brewery can operate in San Diego without garnering any press, the answer is three. I first encountered beer made by Kensington Brewing Company in late ...

Tapping 2016's first new beers

Bitter Brothers debuts January 2

On January 2 the first new San Diego brewery of 2016 opens its doors. Bitter Brothers Brewing Co. has been a long time coming, building out its BayHo brewhouse and tasting room since spring of ...

Roll out the barrels

Rapid pace of new brewery openings to continue in 2016

The year 2015 has seen more than 20 new breweries open in San Diego. While it seems unlikely they'll crop up at such an unprecedented rate in 2016, these 8 new breweries plan to open ...

Biggest Beer News stories of 2015

Accolades, expansion, and cold hard cash

Ballast Point sold for $1B The B in billion makes anything world news, and Ballast Point's billion-dollar sale to big beer in November didn't just get its name in financial papers — TV networks even ...

32 North at Liberty

"I'm not afraid about having all these other breweries around us."

Among the many new projects pending for Liberty Station's north end arts district is a multipurpose store from design and fabrication brand Moniker Group. The 5400-square-foot indoor/outdoor Moniker General will combine a modular retail concept ...

Unwritten Lager, anyone?

Thr3e Punk Ales bubbles onto the scene

For the moment at least, another brewery has joined the craft-beer ranks of Santee. Thr3e Punk Ales debuted December 12th at the New Kids fest, an event dedicated to San Diego's newest breweries. Thr3e Punk ...

Christmas comes early for the beer writer

$40 for six 4oz pours

One of San Diego's hardest to come by beers is Duck Duck Gooze. The Lost Abbey gueuze is a blend of old and young barrel-aged wild ales that only releases in small quantities every three ...

Bear Roots officially San Diego's latest craft brewery

Vista shop also serving a homebewer's beer

Bear Roots Brewing Co. officially joined the ranks of Vista breweries with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, December 18. The one-barrel nanobrewery actually soft-opened through November, releasing a few batches of beer to share with ...

Karl Strauss fast-tracks a popular stout

Beers of different ages

For beer week this year, Karl Strauss and Monkey Paw bottle released a long-brewing collaboration under the French name Deux Amis (Two Friends). Monkey Paw's contribution, a three year Bourdeaux barrel-aged strong ale, was blended ...

Beer mules in every city

Bay Park's Poseidon Project plans for deep list of suds

The city's latest taproom-slash–bottle shop is in Bay Park. The Poseidon Project opened Thanksgiving week, transforming a onetime spin studio into a stylish eight-tap bar with a curated assortment of bottles and cans. The packaged ...

Mr. Bjergsø's neighborhood

Mikkeller San Diego officially happening in early 2016

Anyone who's spotted AleSmith-Mikkeller beers on tap around town within the past week already knows what was made official today: Danish rock-star brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is making beer in Miramar. One day after Stone ...

Fresh Stone beer for Europe Monday

December 7, a date that will live in local brewer's memory

Monday, December 7th, European countries will get their first official taste of Stone brews on draught, as the inaugural batch of beers out of the new Stone Brewing Berlin brewhouse will simultaneously debut at 6 ...

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