San Diego Beer News

In like Gwynn

All-Star Padre's museum dedication planned for February 19

It’s been a year since plans were announced for a museum commemorating the life and career of Padres legend Tony Gwynn, and construction is now underway. The TAG Foundation (named for Gwynn and his wife ...

Palomar Brewing abandoned for Culver

Rebranded startup to officially open this spring

Last July, the Union-Tribune reported that the City of Carlsbad had approved the application of Palomar Brewing Company to open in the vicinity of McClellan-Palomar Airport. In late December, while researching an article previewing new ...

Thirty reasons to head south to Machete

A killer taplist and a little spice mark National City bar's first year

Early February marked one year since Machete Beer House brought craft beer to National City. In that short time, Machete has already earned a reputation for having one of the more intriguing beer selections south ...

Liberty Public Market to include Bottlecraft in its roster

Drink beer while shopping gourmet

When the vendors were announced last summer for Blue Bride Hospitality's Liberty Public Market, they included purveyors of locally roasted coffee, a butcher shop, and a place to get Maine lobster rolls. At that time, ...

Alpha King brings home a whale

Wyoming's golden IPA has San Diego roots

Former local brewer and reigning Brewpub Brewer of the Year Kirk McHale made a return visit to San Diego last week, and he brought some award-winning beer with him. While beer enthusiasts prepared to queue ...

Tough times for beer in El Cajon

URBN St. closure leaves city beerless till the spring

For a moment there, the El Cajon was on the verge of having three breweries. But last week, incoming Knox Corners Brewing announced via Facebook it had ended its efforts to open in El Cajon, ...

The internet loves AleSmith

Among the world's favorite 100 beers, 11 are made in San Diego

Beer-review website RateBeer.com released its annual accounting of the world's top brewers and beers, and San Diego breweries figured prominently. AleSmith was named number 2 on the list of Top Brewers in the World, Alpine ...

Craft is dead. Now we drink Indie Beer

As Big Beer creeps into town, locals want to change the lingo

The term Craft Beer may be in need of a makeover. The Union-Tribune reported this week that Bend, Oregon's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. has proposed a 10,000-square-foot brewpub in East Village. In response, local beer ...

Pure Project debuts in Miramar

After only six months, already serving flavorful beers

Back in August, it was announced a new brewery, Pure Project, would be taking over one of two turnkey brewhouses set up by HG Fenton's Brewery Igniter program in Miramar. Last week, Pure Project announced ...

Big in the barrio

Thorn St. Brewery nabs former boiler factory on National Avenue

The partners behind North Park's Thorn St. Brewery are branching out into Barrio Logan, where they will grow their brand — and their brewing capacity — as Thorn Brewing Company. Dan Carrico, Dennis O'Connor, and ...

Globe-trottin' hops

Nelson Sauvin and Motueka return to New Zealand in liquid form

Coronado Brewing Company announced it would begin distributing its Stingray IPA globally in January, shipping to six countries, including New Zealand. Among the four varieties of hops contributing to the IPA's tropical fruit flavors is ...

A giant can of beer to go

A couple pints at home with a growler alternative

A few months ago, I started hearing about breweries adding a new alternative to growlers in their tasting rooms: giant beer cans. Basically, a beertender fills a topless 32-ounce can straight from the tap. Then, ...

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