San Diego Beer News

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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. ...

China's getting into IPAs

World's largest beer-consuming nation getting a taste for craft

May 20 kicked off the fifth annual Shanghai Beer Week. Beer is huge in the world's most populous nation, and craft beer is growing — Shanghai's Boxing Cat Brewery even won a silver medal at ...

Helm's charts a course for the beach

New tasting room kicks off an O.B. craft boom

Newport Avenue is in the process of becoming a beer hub. First to open in a spate of pending brewery projects along the Ocean Beach strip is Helm's Brewing. In mid-May the Kearny Mesa–based company ...

Stone heads to wine country

Brewhouse and restaurant in Napa overlooks Napa River

With its Berlin brewery and restaurant expected to officially open this summer, Stone Brewing is already well on its way toward becoming a multinational beer company. This week it announced new venue in another country: ...

New law lets you drink beer in a parking lot...sometimes

"We got wind of the new legislation early last year."

Brewery anniversaries are getting bigger this year, and it has everything to do with a new state law. Effective January 1, AB 776 permits breweries to sell beer "on property contiguous and adjacent to its ...

Brewing with Kiwis

Emerging New Zealand craft scene wades into San Diego

New Zealand brewery Garage Project began distributing to San Diego for the first time last month, offering local beer fans a new glimpse of the emerging Kiwi craft brewing scene. This may be welcome news ...

Plenty brewing in Oceanside

Three barrels and no shortage of creativity

Miramar, Vista, North Park. Now, up in the northwest corner of the county, Oceanside has become San Diego's latest craft beer epicenter. Oceanside Ale Works kicked the whole thing off ten years ago this month, ...

Mission Brewery on the 50-yard line?

After expansion, "Suddenly they want to put a stadium on top of us."

On April 25th Mission Brewery debuted a new tasting-room extension, adding 5400 square feet to the 20-thousand-plus it occupies in East Village's historic Wonder Bread building. Only two days prior, the San Diego Chargers officially ...

World Beer Cup filled (partially) with 13 SD medalists

But — shocking! — we come up empty in IPA categories

San Diego breweries enjoyed another successful beer competition, this time at the 2016 World Beer Cup. Competing in 96 style categories, local beer companies brought home 5 golds and 14 medals overall — roughly 5 ...

Stone still fights establishment 20 years later

Brewery announces True Craft investment fund, celebrates Reinheitsverbot

The founders of Stone Brewing Co. went against the grain when they launched their craft-beer business 20 years ago, an effort that included fighting the beer establishment. Last week, outgoing CEO Greg Koch announced a ...

Intergalactic Brewing adds space

...and a couple of medals to its expanding universe

Miramar beer company Intergalactic Brewing has had an eventful month. Fresh off winning ten medals at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition, it's picked up another two at the San Diego International Beer Festival. In ...

Borderland brews

Taste my beer

More than 20 tap rooms opened in Tijuana last year, many of them in the same Plaza, giving the area a feel of a daily beer fest. Partially thanks to San Diego, the Baja region ...

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