San Diego Beer News

Savagewood sops up O'Sullivan Bros. beer operation

Scripps Ranch doesn't lose a brand, it gains a brewery

After three years in business, O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company closed its doors in October — sort of. The Scripps Ranch brewery was purchased by Savagewood Brewing Company, which started serving its own beers out of ...

Mead made speedily

Lost Cause Meadery noteworthy for reduced fermentation period

Mead is the latest fermented beverage to hit the Miralani Makers District. Lost Cause Meadery began serving its assortment of meads in early November, joining the shared Miramar business suite where Serpentine Cider and Good ...

State homebrew champ recalls roadmap to title

"It's not like I'm trying to trick the judges or anything," he laughs.

A local homebrewer has added another accolade to a growing list of them. On November 4th, San Marcos resident Nick Corona was named the Sierra Nevada California State Homebrewer of the Year. Sponsored by 30-year-old ...

The engineer's secret beers

Deft Brewing rolls out the barrel with atypical offerings

Just across the 5 freeway from the southeast corner of Mission Bay, Morena district beer company Deft Brewing opened in October. It offers traditional, pan-European beer styles made and served inside a corrugated metal hut ...

No forbidden fruit at Serpentine Cider

Miralani Makers District is officially hopping

Sean Harris was hiking in the desert with girlfriend Lish Omlid when they settled on the name of their new business: Serpentine Cider. "She and I were hiking looking for tortoises," recalls Harris. They'd been ...

Chew on this during San Diego Beer Week

Reports indicate 900,000 barrels produced, $870 million impact in 2016

How valuable is #sdbeer to the San Diego economy? According to a new report, craft beer made an $870 million impact on the local economy in 2016. The report, “Economic Impact of Craft Breweries in ...

Local beers' national ads: taste great, more fulfilling

Ballast Point buys into World Series; Thorn takes to web, mocks big beer

Fans of Major League Baseball may have noticed a different kind of beer commercial airing during game seven of the World Series: one advertising an IPA. Ballast Point — which was purchased by Constellation Brands ...

New brewery finds the Lemon Groove

13 Point's Grateful Dead–inspired logo hints at "hell of a good time" to come

As reported by the Reader in March, the City of Lemon Grove has been working to attract a brewing business to contribute to the revitalization its downtown commercial district. In mid-October, Lemon Grove got its ...

Amplified Ale Works turned it up slow 5 years ago

San Diego brewery number 54 born from beach restaurant

November 2nd marks five years since Amplified Ale Works debuted in Pacific Beach, and the beer company will be celebrating its biggest year yet with a Friday night live-music event at the Lafayette Hotel in ...

Unique San Diego Beer Week events

Trivia with beer, cookies and beer, virtual reality on beer, beer with beer...

San Diego Beer Week is designed to promote local breweries, plus the restaurants and bars that sell their beer. However, with hundreds of events scheduled between November 3rd and November 12th, it's gotten tough for ...

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