Miramar News & Stories

Major mead momentum for Lost Cause

Five medals, a new brewery, and caramelized honey show San Diego mead's future is sweet

Launched in November 2017, Lost Cause Meadery has quickly established itself as one of San Diego’s top mead makers. According to the results of this year’s Mazer Cup International Mead Competition, it also ranks among ...

Setting Sun is setting sake trends

Plus a new tasting room and a Japanese Garden party

It’s a rare occasion we get to look at trends emerging in cities like New York and London, and say, That started in San Diego. So credit Josh Hembree and Keldon Premuda of Miramar’s Setting ...

Veterans for Peace hit roadblocks in third year

But claim some victories against Miramar Air Show

The Miramar Air Show, gearing up for its 65th year next weekend, is billed as the largest military-themed air show in the United States. For the last three years, a group of anti-war military veterans ...

Trapped in Scripps Ranch

Beata Piehl wants buses closer than 3/4 mile

Beata Piehl learned that mass transit won’t come to her neighborhood when her disabled son began going to Miramar Community College. For him to catch a bus to his 8:00 am class, she had to ...

Drink 'em while we've got 'em

A pair of beloved local breweries to sell last beers this summer

Every time the San Diego brewery count starts to creep toward the 160 mark, word breaks that another local brewery or two are closing. Sure enough, even as a handful of new beer companies have ...

Buck It All, Unchartered Watermelons, Bolt Fan Blues, Devilish Grin

I know you don't have an hour to read about mead

If I tried to tell you everything going down at Miralani Makers’ District, reading this article would take an hour. Let this suffice: in a pair of neighboring Miramar business parks, nine individual beer and ...

Smarter with each pour

Learn about yeasts, enzymes, and brut IPA

There’s an oft repeated myth in our country that alcohol kills brain cells. Not only is that claim bunk, but in some instances, drinking a few beers can actually make you smarter. Case in point: ...

We like to do everything upside down

Cider maker opens its doors for fan feedback

The owners of Guthrie CiderWorks are looking for a little help deciding which of their upcoming cider flavors will eventually make it into bars and shops. To do so, the young Miramar business has decided ...

Never the same spirit twice

Small batch liquors that show what they're made of

When I walk into the Miramar warehouse home of Seven Cave Spirits, I find owner and distiller Geoff Longenecker celebrating a Eureka moment. After much experimenting, he’d just figured out a new method he will ...

Diving into gumbo

A slow roux, roasted chicken stock, and the Cajun trinity

I’d already started eating the gumbo before one of the owners of the place explained to me how it was made, but hearing about it still made me hungry. The key to the roux, she ...

Retail/residential to take place of Scripps school?

Residents seek answers for environmental impacts of 264-unit project

The draft environmental review for a four-story apartment project that will be built on San Diego Unified School District land in Scripps Ranch has been released, and residents are not happy with it. "We gave ...

San Diego wort workers wanted

Brewers far and wide seek those who've run with the big dogs

Back in June, Copenhagen brewery Mikkeller introduced a new hire for its 12-foeder, wild-ale brewhouse, Baghaven: "This is Ehren Schmidt, our new Master Blender," the announcement read, "A man that knows his shit." Schmidt had ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wasted food in landfills is a separate problem

"Unless there is a financial incentive, most won't do it."

A new campaign aimed at eliminating food waste, Save the Food San Diego, kicked off on Tuesday (September 26). But some of the tools needed to achieve that goal, despite being mandated by changes to ...

Crowlers are changing the way we take beer home

Pint-size advantage for the nanobrewery

I recently reported that San Diego's breweries have begun favoring cans over glass bottles, but that's only half the aluminum story. The same trend has been taking hold in the way tasting rooms offer growler ...