Ian Anderson

Articles by Ian Anderson

Little Miss Brewing moving into Normal Heights and O.B.

They should call it Getting Bigger Miss Brewing

Since before Little Miss Brewing began churning out beers from its Miramar brewhouse in August, the plan was to open a satellite tasting room in a San Diego urban neighborhood. Now, as the business hits ...

San Diego Brewing Co. cranks up for realsies

One of city's oldest brewpubs gets more serious about production

The latest brewery to open in North Park represents one of the city's oldest brewing companies. San Diego Brewing Co. has been operating as a brewpub in Grantville since 1993, and its sister restaurant, Mira ...

Soup scenario

Escondido gets organic vegan takeout

Driving along the main drag through downtown Escondido this week, I spotted a sign I’d never seen before: Vegan Soup Bar. I’d been planning on a burger, but it was raining and my feet were ...

Report of layoffs at Green Flash

"In fact, we will continue to increase the number of employees."

Reports emerged this week that roughly two dozen employees were let go by San Diego's fourth largest beer company, Green Flash Brewing. Los Angeles–based craft-beer website TheFullPint.com reported on Wednesday (January 11) that "Green Flash ...

Dry-hopped sake — oh yeah, it's a thing

Setting Sun's modest growth prediction obliterated

When Setting Sun Sake launched in August, founders Josh Hembree and Keldon Warwick Premuda started with five fermentation vessels — enough to brew 100 gallons of sake per month — and a business model predicting ...

Portland is a tough beer market

Knowledgeable craft beer drinkers want their San Diego beer fresh

If there's a city that rivals San Diego in fondness for craft beer, it's Portland, Oregon. More than 100 breweries active in the greater metro area contribute to a $4.5 billion economic impact in the ...

Likely the first new suds center to open in 2017

That's Jacked Up (Brewery)

A new brewery in Escondido is newly licensed and ready to brew. Guided by the motto "Brew drink relax repeat," Jacked Up Brewery (800 W Grand Ave.) has a conditional use permit to operate in ...

Sandwiches + hospitality

But ordering takes three people and two machines

A new sandwich shop opened in La Jolla last month. Despite the Northern California reference in the name, Mendocino Farms is a small chain of fast-casual farm-to-table restaurants based in Los Angeles. They have been ...

SMARTS Farm gives nearby apartment-dwellers an opportunity to grow their own produce

Who wants kale?

Green, leafy vegetables will be plentiful in January, and leading the way is California’s ubiquitous winter mainstay: kale. Many organic farmers’ market stands offer great-looking bunches, including both the familiar curly variety and the dark ...

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