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Little Miss growlers on demand

"If we roll up and they're wasted, we can't give it to them."

Little Miss Brewing opened a satellite tasting room in Normal Heights in June. While the brewery makes beer in Miramar, its business model has always been to open tasting rooms in more populous urban neighborhoods. ...

Coronado Brewing buys in to Monkey Paw

Scot Blair to retain oversight

In a move it's describing as a partnership, Coronado Brewing Company has purchased a majority stake in Monkey Paw Brewing Company. According to a press release announcing the acquisition, Monkey Paw owner Scot Blair will ...

Viewpoint is good beer upside down

High-rent city's first brewery didn't happen without effort

Just in time for opening-day races, Del Mar's first craft brewery has opened to the public. Viewpoint Brewing Company sits directly south of the Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds, just across the San Dieguito Lagoon. ...

San Diego's official destination beer is not Stone

"There are so many breweries people don't know about."

The San Diego Tourism Authority has enlisted the help of Bay City Brewing Co. to create what it's calling San Diego's official destination beer. "We're the first destination to do anything like this," says Tourism ...

Modern Times officially puts stock in employees

First brewery in California to take the initiative

Modern Times Beer announced today (July 7) that it has transitioned to a 30 percent employee-owned company, with long-term plans to raise that number to 100 percent. According to the announcement, "At only 4 years ...

Latitude 33 distributed to 38 states

Beer-of-the-month subscriber service sends Vista brew far and wide

A new, national beer-of-the-month service launched this summer, featuring a San Diego brewery in its inaugural shipments. Two beers from Vista's Latitude 33 Brewing were offered for the June delivery of CraftX, a Los Angeles–based ...

New English celebrates 10 years

Finally, a tasting room expansion — and a party, of course

New English Brewing Company marks its tenth anniversary July 8, celebrating with a party debuting its capacious new taproom and events space to the public. Located in the suite next door to its Sorrento Valley ...

Craft beer's declaration of independence

Check the label for Brewers Association seal depicting upended bottle

The movement to promote independent beer got another boost this week as the Brewers Association national craft-beer trade group unveiled its plan to distribute a "certified independent craft" logo to breweries not owned by multinational ...

Neither grape nor grain — but craft, indeed

"The science behind fermentation allows any fruit wine to be fermented to dryness."

A different sort of craft-beverage company has landed in Hillcrest, just in time for the summer heat. Fruitcraft Fermentery and Distillery grand-opened the sweltering last weekend of June, serving alcoholic drinks produced not from grain, ...

Sour beer, sweet victory for Council

"You can go to any brewery and get an IPA."

The San Diego International Beer Competition announced its 2017 medal results back in April, but it kept one major award under wraps until its Del Mar beer festival the weekend of June 17th. This year's ...

San Diego brewers fare well, awards-wise

QUAFF wins again, while state fair more than fair to locals

Several San Diego breweries added to their awards caches at the state fair over the weekend. Local homebrewers also made their prowess known, both on state and national levels. San Diego beer companies claimed 25 ...

40 ounces of Alesmith

Fluid commemoration of Sublime's 25th year since breakout album

For a brief time this summer, one of San Diego beer's most recognized brands will be selling brew in a 40-ounce bottle. AleSmith Brewing has teamed up with Long Beach reggae-punk band Sublime to release ...

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