Brandon Hernández

Brandon Hernández

Brandon Hernández is a native San Diegan and award-winning journalist with a passion for the culinary arts and all edible and quaffable fare. He is an editor for Zagat Survey and a communications specialist for Stone Brewing Co. In addition to his work for the Reader, he is also the San Diego correspondent for the nation's oldest craft beer publication, Celebrator Beer News, and a contributor to national outlets including Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, The Beer Connoisseur, Beer West and Tasting Table. He has served as a consultant for Food Network, contributes to U-T San Diego's "Superdiners" panel and has contributed to numerous chefs' cookbook projects.

The newest 2014/2015 edition of his book, Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries iwas just released and is available .

Latest Articles

LUP'd Up Singel (LUPUS)

Rhubarb and winey hops combine to give Monkey Paw charity beer outlandish character

There we were, Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery (and soon-to-open South Park Brewing Company) head brewer Cosimo Sorrentino and yours truly sitting across each other at his East Village stomping grounds. The topic, what to ...

Quad AleHouse coming to Gaslamp

Fifth Avenue address was a former Navy locker facility

The term “quad” can mean several things. My favorite reference is to the burliest, highest-alcohol of the Monastic Belgian abbey-style ales, the quadrupel, but it also refers to central meeting places such as those found ...

Lemonade from charred lemons

After the fires at Pacific Beach AleHouse and Wet 'N Reckless

Last week, a grease fire broke out in the kitchen at Pacific Beach AleHouse. Fortunately, the coastal brewpub is located across the street from a fire station. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze ...

Chocolate, rhubarb & the Younger

A sampler of beer events happening February 24-March 2

February 25 | Beer & Chocolate: Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits is teaming up with local chocolatier Lora Davis from Its Myne to present a quintet of beer-and-chocolate pairings, all of which will be explained ...

Indian Joe's without a home

Vista brewing company on hiatus until it can find a new home

One of Vista’s popular brewing companies is temporarily out of commission. After two years in business, nanobrewery Indian Joe Brewing is in search of a new base of operations. Owner Max Moran’s lease on his ...

Green Flash gets soulful

One of several new IPAs from Mira Mesa brewery has serious style

When people tell me I’m too negative, I reply: “You gotta stick with what you’re good at.” Apparently, Green Flash Brewing Company feels the same way. For some time, they have excelled at producing hoppy ...

Beer and doughnuts…yep, they're that good

UTC’s Draft Republic pours a perfect dessert pairing

The best thing about a restaurant with tons of beer taps is the ability for one to pair their brews directly with the food they order. That’s not to say one has to — many ...

AleSmith partnering locally with Mikkeller

Danish gypsy brewer not quite invading San Diego

While other regions are finding out what it’s like for a San Diego brewing company to expand into their backyards (Green Flash Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Co. are both constructing East Coast breweries in ...

Beers from Belgium to Baja

Sampler flight of local beer events for February 17-23

February 20 & 21 | San Diego Winter Brew Fest: The chill from this winter of ours is pretty much over, but why not drink as though you’re seeking inner warmth to stave off low ...

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