San Diego Beer News

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 ...

Beer and science collide in Vista

Wavelength tasting room hosts lecture series

Just before Thanksgiving, Vista Village's Wavelength Brewing issued its beer in bottles for the first time, offering three stash-in-the-fridge options: a vanilla bean variation of its Off Kilter Scottish heavy, its Ad Astra Belgian quadrupel ...

Mosaic hops coax tropical finish from tart saison

Pineapple note emerges from Council Brewing's fruitless Beatitude

About this time of year, I usually start transitioning from warm-weather beers to stouts, heavies, and double IPAs — styles that offer their most belly-warming satisfaction during winter. But since I keep hearing El Niño ...

San Diego beer facing local competition in Bay Area

Excited about drinking everything in San Francisco

As popular as San Diego breweries are, few distribute nationally. Green Flash says it’s in 50 states, which means Alpine now is, too. Stone's at 41, while AleSmith's at 19 and rising. Of course, Ballast ...

Surreal suds at Mexico's epicenter

Craft beer fests explode in the warm desert nights of Mexicali

A couple of years ago, Mexicali’s craft beer culture consisted of loosely associated biannual affairs drawing on the region’s growing collective of home brewers. Today, you can’t toss a handful of hops without hitting a ...

Toolbox in my fridge

Tracking down a bottle of gose

With 30-plus breweries hard at work north of highway 56, there's no shortage of tasty beer to drink in North County. However, for those of us who live south of the 8, getting up there ...

Ballast Point sells for $1 billion

...that's $13.89 cents per pint

The San Diego beer scene is seeing dollar signs this week with the announcement that Ballast Point sold for a whopping $1 billion. The buyer is Constellation Brands, a multinational beverage conglomerate that deems itself ...

Fallbrook Brewing begets barbecue

New bar and restaurant to focus on San Diego ties

Fallbrook Brewing Company has plans to open a new bar and restaurant in the friendly village it's named for. Dubbed Firehouse Que and Brew, the new business will serve beer, wine and barbecue at 1019 ...

Lowering the water-to-beer ratio

Conservation becoming a factor in local craft

Last spring, California governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating 25 percent reduced water consumption by the state's roughly 400 water agencies. Thus far, the mandate has impacted landscaping but not hampered beer production. ...

Abnormally rapid expansion

Young beer company adding capacity already

Barely six months in business, Rancho Bernardo's Abnormal Beer Company has announced plans for a million-dollar expansion to its brewhouse. Abnormal's ten-barrel system will continue to operate inside restaurant Cork and Craft, which also houses ...

San Diego Beer Week's best bottle and tap lists

These events promise the week's most interesting lineups

San Diego Beer Week 2015 means over 500 events promising special occasion taplists. These events in particular promise the sort of beer lineups that will be hard to match the rest of the year. Guild ...

Special issue beers planned for Beer Week

Barrel aged, flavored, and sour beers among limited releases

Each year, local breweries schedule new, aged, or seasonal beers to debut during beer week. Here's a list of special beer releases, and when to look for them in brewery tasting rooms or restaurants for ...

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