San Diego Beer News

Fluxing Quantum's recipes

Biochemist Martin Beaulieu leaves big-pharma biotech for small-batch beers

Quantum Brewing is going thorough a phase of uncertainty. The owners have changed, the beers are changing, and even the name is liable to change. Martin Beaulieu became officially entangled with the two-year-old brewery last ...

Sake, cider, and organic beer coming to Miralani

Time to start calling it Beeralani Drive?

"San Diego's firstst Organic Brewery" hopes to open by the end of the year. Founded by former Navy SEALs, including president Sean Haggerty, Protector Brewery is under application for a license to produce beer in ...

South Park's neighborhood brewery zeroes in on its identity

Less fish, more beer

"I believe every neighborhood should have its own brewery," says Scot Blair. That's why, four years after opening Monkey Paw Brewing in East Village, Blair launched South Park Brewing Company last year to serve the ...

Stone Hotel to rock in-room growler delivery

"Upscale kickass" 99 rooms adjacent to Escondido brewery

Stone Brewing has announced its longtime plan to build a hotel next door to its Escondido brewery will finally come to fruition. First reported in the Reader back in 2011, Stone Hotel was to be ...

Culture crowlers for Encinitas farmers' market

Next year, maybe a downtown tasting room

Culture Brewing Co. has a thing for beach communities. The Solana Beach brewery has been pouring beers for more than three years on Cedros Avenue and for nearly two years at its tasting room in ...

Rock gives birth to beer

Local band/brewer collaborations trending big

Brewery culture in San Diego shares a number of similarities to its indie rock scene. Fans claim their favorite bands and breweries with graphic T-shirts and stickers. Beers are discussed and dissected like new records, ...

Duck Duck Gooze breaks the internet

Lost Abbey whale sale turns into weeks-long saga

About this time last year, AleSmith's limited online release of Velvet Speedway barrel-aged stout sold out in seconds. This summer's most coveted whale seems to be Lost Abbey's Duck Duck Gooze, which sold out in ...

Jack White leaves Ballast Point

It's now truly a Constellation Brands company

On the heels of Thursday's announcement by head brewer and COO Yuseff Cherney that we was leaving Ballast Point came the news that founder Jack White is also leaving the beer company he launched 20 ...

Chiefs depart Ballast Point

Head brewer Yuseff Cherney joins exodus of executives

Only a month shy of celebrating its 20th anniversary as a brewery, Ballast Point Brewing has seen a number of high-level departures from its executive staff this week. Yuseff Cherney, the company's longtime head brewer ...

The science of wild ales

Toolbox brewer Ehren Schmidt crafts beer in a lab

Vista barrel-aged and wild ale specialist Toolbox Brewing Company has enjoyed a year of recognition and growth since bringing on head brewer Ehren Schmidt last summer. The four barrel brewhouse expanded into an adjacent industrial ...

Tasting rooms, breweries NOT blamed for problems

Correction: "Alcohol related crime rate in Ocean Beach has not risen 400%."

Though the author maintains that Lt. William Carter was quoted accurately at the July 19 Ocean Beach Public Safety meeting, she admits introducing inaccuracies in other areas of the original report, which has been struck ...

Finest Made arises from Butcher's ashes

Santee beer company rebrand adopts a foodie focus

Santee's Butcher's Brewing has ceased to be. Owner and brewer Rey Knight has decided to rebrand his beer company and start doing business as Finest Made Ales. The new entity will open its doors to ...

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