San Diego Beer News

Belly up to the kombucha bar

Fermented tea aims to compete with soft drinks more than beer

Tasting rooms have become a dime a dozen in San Diego, but beer is not on the menu of one that opened on Pacific Highway in May. Bootstrap Kombucha offers free tasters and fills growlers ...

Thunderhawk HO!

Childhood buds open a brewery together

Thunderhawk Alements officially joined Miramar's growing Miralani Drive brewing scene in mid-September, opening its small tasting room and drinking patio to weekend crowds. It sits in just across the street from the recently opened Setting ...

Beer mapping Sorrento Valley

"It's not like I have to pick which community's football team I need to support."

In September, Sorrento Valley got new neighborhood signs from the city. Three signs mark the western Sorrento border along the 805 freeway. The fourth designates a northeastern border, on Calle Cristobal, just east of Camino ...

Kilowatt amped to bring groovy brew thing to O.B.

Tasting room to welcome dogs, kids, and the discerning palate

Kearny Mesa brewery Kilowatt Brewing has announced it will bring its colorful, black-lit tasting room style to a satellite tasting room in Ocean Beach. Kilowatt joins a suddenly surging O.B. beer scene, which in the ...

Märzen on the menu

October comes early for beer fans

Over in Munich, Oktoberfest started on Saturday, September 17th, and will continue until October 3rd, attracting an estimated six million thirsty souls to drink more than two million gallons of beer. As big as beer ...

Craft beer burgeoning in Carlsbad

North County natives readying for November brewery launch

The city of Carlsbad hasn't historically made it easy for breweries to open, requiring new businesses to goes through a series of committee meetings in order to obtain a conditional use permit. Case in point ...

A list of San Diego beers brewed with fresh hops

...tis the season for wet-hopped beer

It's wet hop season in San Diego, when rare beers made from fresh, locally grown hops appear in tasting rooms and tap houses. The availability of locally farmed hops is still relatively new, but the ...

East Village's latest brewery isn't about IPAs

A Mainer brings English, Belgian styles to Knotty

The growing East Village beer scene gains another micro with the official opening of Knotty Brewing Co. on September 15. Knotty's small tasting room and five-barrel brewhouse are part of an overall expansion of the ...

First brewery with a café on site

Modern Times boasts "the biggest barrel-aged coffee program in the world."

Since launching three years ago, Modern Times Beer has been one of the few breweries on the planet to roast its own coffee. During most of that time, it's been selling cold brew and fresh ...

Cloudy, juicy, with a chance of bitterness

San Diego brewers craft Vermont's IPA style

West Coast IPAs famously established San Diego breweries as major players in the American — and eventually global — craft-beer scene. But lately another regional IPA style has emerged as the contemporary favorite. Some call ...

Karl Strauss opens its tenth brewery

Number ten is in Anaheim, and downtown L.A. is next

San Diego's oldest craft beer enterprise just opened its tenth brewing location, and its eleventh should be online before the end of the year. August 22 marked the official opening date of Karl Strauss Brewing ...

One percent of a San Diego brewery for sale

Magnetic offering small ownership stake as crowdfunding reward

When Magnetic Brewing opened to customers for the first time last August, it started about as small and low budget as a brewery gets. Morgan McCarty worked alone on the same 1.5-barrel system he'd assembled ...

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