San Diego Beer News

San Diego Brewing Co. cranks up for realsies

One of city's oldest brewpubs gets more serious about production

The latest brewery to open in North Park represents one of the city's oldest brewing companies. San Diego Brewing Co. has been operating as a brewpub in Grantville since 1993, and its sister restaurant, Mira ...

Report of layoffs at Green Flash

"In fact, we will continue to increase the number of employees."

Reports emerged this week that roughly two dozen employees were let go by San Diego's fourth largest beer company, Green Flash Brewing. Los Angeles–based craft-beer website reported on Wednesday (January 11) that "Green Flash ...

Dry-hopped sake — oh yeah, it's a thing

Setting Sun's modest growth prediction obliterated

When Setting Sun Sake launched in August, founders Josh Hembree and Keldon Warwick Premuda started with five fermentation vessels — enough to brew 100 gallons of sake per month — and a business model predicting ...

Portland is a tough beer market

Knowledgeable craft beer drinkers want their San Diego beer fresh

If there's a city that rivals San Diego in fondness for craft beer, it's Portland, Oregon. More than 100 breweries active in the greater metro area contribute to a $4.5 billion economic impact in the ...

Likely the first new suds center to open in 2017

That's Jacked Up (Brewery)

A new brewery in Escondido is newly licensed and ready to brew. Guided by the motto "Brew drink relax repeat," Jacked Up Brewery (800 W Grand Ave.) has a conditional use permit to operate in ...

Modern Times travels to Encinitas

Look for new brew room and nitrogenated canned suds in 2017

The northward expansion of Modern Times Beer continues, but this time it's staying within San Diego County. Following announcements earlier this year that the Point Loma beer and coffee producer will be launching satellite properties ...

Biggest San Diego beer news stories of 2016

Other states and other beverages

San Diego breweries expand out of stateLocal beer companies have been colonizing Orange and Los Angeles counties for years, but 2016 was the year San Diego breweries officially expanded production into other states. Stone Brewing ...

Cyder in Scripps Ranch

The fastest-growing adult beverage segment hits San Diego

Last year, called hard cider the fastest-growing segment of the craft beverage market. As we enter 2017, the movement is catching on in San Diego, with several new cideries in the works for the ...

Craft beer and local produce

Maybe the smallest farmers' market in the country?

When Machete Beer House opened two years ago, there weren't many places to get craft beer in National City. There weren't many opportunities to buy organic produce either. On Monday nights, Machete offers both. The ...

More San Diego breweries join the craft-in-cans movement

Yes, we can

Since this year's annual Reader Beer Issue took a look at the dramatic growth of San Diego beers being released in cans, even more breweries have announced they are joining the aluminum fold. Mikkeller Brewing ...

Hibiscus beer for the win

Border X nabs brewery startup prize

On December 1st, Barrio Logan brewery Border X was named the $5000 winner of the Startup Brewery Challenge. The biannual competition is staged by national craft beer website and Craft Brew Alliance, the "fifth ...

Barrel Harbor brewery branches out into gaming center

Unique business models in Miramar

Three-year-old Vista brewery Barrel Harbor has been getting active of late. It began releasing cans of Fenris IPA earlier this year and aims to begin canning South Island pilsner by the end of the month. ...

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