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Local beer events happening June 23 to June 30

June 23 | Beer U: Sensory Evaluation: There’s more to beer analysis than sipping and swirling. Join Stone Brewing Co. research manager Steve Gonzalez as he teaches students to differentiate between styles and detect defects ...

Societe's celebratory dumpster-diver

Kearny Mesa brewery releases special second anniversary saison

At my day job, my colleagues and I recently brainstormed potential names for a saison. A rangy ale style originally brewed on French and Belgian farmsteads, we toyed with many farm-inspired names. In the end, ...

Belgians and barrels

Rip Current Brewing wading deeper into the suds spectrum

Despite tackling a wider range of beer styles than almost any brewery in the county, Rip Current Brewing Company (1325 Grand Avenue, San Marcos) has only dabbled in Belgian-inspired beers. That’s about to change big-time ...

AleSmith keeps rollin'

Suddenly expanding company to build satellite company store

The first half of this year has included huge news for AleSmith Brewing Company. In addition to the announcement that the company will be moving into a building all its own with five times the ...

Big beer doin's abound this week

Sampler Flight for June 18 through June 23

June 19-22 | AleSmith Weekend: The minds that brought beer fans the Night of a Million Zillion Speedways are teaming to present fine, award-winning beers plus specialties and one-offs from AleSmith during a four-day weekend ...

Award-winning QUAFF

Local homebrew club shows well at National Homebrew Competition

Each year, homebrewers across the country kill the flame on their portable burners and journey to the National Homebrewers Conference, where they can confer with fellow domestic fermentation enthusiasts over (many) beers. But there’s more ...

Black House at its new house

Modern Times’ new Flavordome offers three versions of coffee stout

When I checked out Modern Times’ original Point Loma tasting room, I made the company’s Black House Coffee Stout a Beer of the Week. So, earlier this week, when taking in the Flavordome — Modern ...

What’s in the hopper, part two

The best of the rest of San Diego’s upcoming breweries

Yesterday, I shared the top five most intriguing brewery projects on deck throughout San Diego County. Today, I’m disclosing the seven that round out my top 12 and why. 6 - Prodigy Brewing Company: When ...

What’s in the hopper, part one

Upcoming San Diego brewery projects with the most promise

I can remember when there were fewer than 45 operating brewhouses in San Diego County. Now, that’s the number of planned and in-the-works brewing facilities I am keeping track of. With new businesses coming online ...

Pop the top for Pop

Sampler Flight of events June 10 –15

June 14 | Second Saturday: Join the party animals from Coronado Brewing Company fresh off being named the Champion Medium-sized Brewery on Planet Earth at the 2014 World Beer Cup. They’ll be celebrating that tremendous ...

Islanders to brew inland

Pacific Islander Brewing Company coming to Santee

Santee is about to get an infusion of island style courtesy of Pacific Islander Brewing Company. Founded by a trio who’s two-thirds Hawaiian who are finalizing their lease, the business is set to be installed ...

Summer forecast calls for Lightning

Chardonnay-aged version of Poway brewery’s fruity strong ale now available

Poway’s Lightning Brewery is mostly known for its lagers and other true-to-form Germanic offerings such as Elemental Pilsner, Thunderweizen, and Ionizer Lager.

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