Beer Events

BarkHappy San Diego Doggie College Night

BarkHappy San Diego Doggie College Night

Quad Alehouse

Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa Village

Friday, September 29, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa Village

Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Bolt Beer Fest

Bolt Beer Fest

Bolt Brewing

Saturday, September 30, 6:30 p.m.

Encinitas Oktoberfest

Encinitas Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

San Diego Beer News

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Home Brew Mart turns 25

Shop has supplied countless local craft-beer startups

Call it the homebrew shop that launched a thousand brewing careers. Linda Vista's Home Brew Mart, best known as the birthplace of Ballast Point Brewing Company, turns 25 this week. While the story of the ...

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 ...

Beer cans big

San Diego breweries bypassing glass — aluminum becoming the rule

Last year, cans were trending in San Diego craft beer. This year, they appear to be taking over. Beer buyers at several local retailers report that consumer demand for six-packs have contributed to canned beers ...

Craft beer seeps into new neighborhoods

Benchmark, Culture, Eppig, Kensington carve out territories

The growing trend among beer companies to open satellite taprooms in commercial districts is bringing a craft-brewery presence to neighborhoods that didn't previously haven't one. There were 20 off-site tasting rooms at the beginning of ...

That's progress — Modern Times heading for Portland

Pacific Northwest distribution of brew has exceeded projections

Modern Times Beer announced it has signed a lease to take over an existing 10,000-square-foot brewhouse in Portland, Oregon. In a blog entry posted to the Modern Times website, founder and CEO Jacob McKean explained ...

Ebullition bubbles in to Vista

Do the math: city's 18th brewhouse, 4 more in planning stages

Ebullition Brew Works soft-opened in Vista at the beginning of July. Nearly two months later, the brewery has yet to announce a grand-opening date but has been keeping regular hours and served nine different beers ...

Lightning Brewery (still) open for business

Poway business-park suds center recharged with new business plan

When news broke in June that Lightning Brewery had sold its assets to Orange County–based Cismontane Brewing Co., rumor spread that the 11-year-old brewery had joined the ranks of San Diego ex-breweries. But reports of ...

Limbo doesn't last long at Circle 9 Brewing

Lager up, sinners, or wait till the next batch

Back in June, the Reader reported a new nanobrewery, Circle 9 Brewing, had debuted its first beer at a fighting float festival in Japan. As of August 19th, the Kearny Mesa craft brewer is officially ...

Go east, Green Flash

San Diego beer-crafters buy a Lincoln, Nebraska, brewpub

Mira Mesa–based Green Flash Brewing announced this week it has purchased a 10,000-square-foot production brewery and restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska, where it plans to expand its bicoastal beer brand by the end of the year. ...

No pulse at Magnetic Brewing

Attempt to sell stake in business results in $12K judgment and eviction

One of San Diego's smallest breweries appears to be closed following an eviction notice and a $12,000 judgment from a recent lawsuit related to the brewery's attempt last year to sell 1 percent stakes of ...

Second Chance Beer Co. celebrates second anniversary

OG San Diego brewers dig up proven recipes for three-day party

This Labor Day weekend, Second Chance Beer Co. will celebrate a busy first two years in business with a three-day party at its Carmel Mountain brewery. Second Chance already distributes six varieties of beer in ...

Alta Brewing's no-get-rich-quick scheme

"The focus is really just do killer beers, not reinvent the wheel."

New breweries in San Diego join a crowded field. With over 150 brewhouses at work in the county, there's a growing sense that the time has passed for startup breweries to achieve the scope of ...

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