San Diego Beer News

Beer, money, influence, and Accela

True local brewers, take note

A downtown influence-peddling shop dear to the heart of San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer has picked up yet another controversial big-money client. Multinational beer giant Anheuser-Busch has retained Presidio Public Affairs Group to lobby for ...

Modern Times plans pilot brewery in L.A.

"Pocket of radness" to feature coffee shop and vegan restaurant

September 23rd, Modern Times Beer tweeted its intention "to open a pilot brewery, restaurant, and specialty coffee shop in Los Angeles." Six months later, almost to the day, it revealed it has secured a location ...

The craft beer numbers are in...

More breweries in U.S. now than "at any time in American history"

The national craft-beer trade group known as the Brewers Association has issued an economic report detailing the growth of the craft-beer segment in 2015. At the end of 2015, there were 4269 breweries operating within ...

Drink red ale, not green beer

Pat's Irish Red on St. Patrick's Day

Since before Prohibition, Americans have been celebrating Saint Patrick's day by drinking green beer. While green food coloring doesn't technically violate the Brewers Association definition of craft beer, most beer dyed green tends to be ...

Big Beer invades East Village

Macro-swill-making wolf in sheep’s clothing

The San Diego Brewers Guild and its members triggered a hearing of the Downtown Community Planning Council in February in order to voice opposition to a brewpub proposed for East Village. Oregon-based 10 Barrel Brewing ...

Tasting beer at Hillcrest Farmers Market

New law means free samples now include berries, avocados, and beer

As of January 1, a new California law went into effect allowing beer companies to pour tasting samples at certified farmers' markets. Sunday, March 13, Hillcrest Farmers Market became the first in San Diego to ...

A science experiment for your fridge

96 yeasts make Frankenstout a beast

White Labs Brewing Co. is bottling beer for the first time, releasing its Frankenstout March 17 at its Miramar tasting room. The brewing arm of the yeast cultivator made the unusual take on a stout ...

San Diego breweries and bands pair up

Vista's rock scene goes with craft beer

Hangovers aside, the proliferation of craft beer in San Diego has made little impact on its local rock scene. But for some areas of the county, breweries hosting live shows have established music venues in ...

Mikkeller SD preps beers for April 16th opening

Expect runners, Danes, and bottles to go

An opening date has been announced for the debut of Mikkeller San Diego, the brewery partnership between Mikkeller gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and AleSmith owner Peter Zien. The brewery will launch at AleSmith's longtime ...

Burning Beard keeps El Cajon on tap

Can't you smell that smell?

El Cajon's brewing scene came back to life on February 29, the soft-opening date for Burning Beard Brewing Company. Founded by a pair of homebrewing friends, Burning Beard debuted — as many new breweries do ...

Shot heard 'round San Diego

Revolver's win at beer festival prompts aim at bigger market

In summer 2015, BNS Brewing and Distilling Co. won a gold medal at the California State Fair for its Gatling Gun Imperial Stout. That regional win inspired the nanobrewery to submit its stout to a ...

Resident now brews at Local location

Downtown's new ten-barrel brewhouse is San Diego owned

San Diego's newest brewery has set up shop just a few blocks from its oldest. Resident Brewing Co. started brewing last month, 27 years after Karl Strauss brewpub opened its first location on Columbia Street ...

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