Beer Events

North Park Festival of Arts

North Park Festival of Arts

Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Reader Tacotopia 2018

Reader Tacotopia 2018

Golden Hill Community Park

Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Spring Food Truck Festival

Spring Food Truck Festival

Bates Nut Farm

Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bikes Boards & Brews

Crown Point

Saturday, April 21, noon to 5 p.m.

Buds & Brews Tour

Buds & Brews Tour


Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Diego Beer News

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A better brewhouse for Pacific Beach

Ten years on, PB Ale House was due for an upgrade

Despite being ravaged by a fire in 2015, Pacific Beach Ale House will celebrate its tenth anniversary brewing beer by the beach on April 25th, and its beer is getting an upgrade. The business known ...

Gin and whiskey hoppers

Craft spirits for a West Coast palate in Vista

Back in 2012, decorated Tennessee distiller Darek Bell published the book Alt Whiskey, which offered recipes and techniques for distilling craft beer into nontraditional whiskies, including the addition of hops. “It got my brain working,” ...

Oceanside's newest music venue is a brewery

Lines form at Midnight Jack when The Echo Room is bumpin'

Breweries in the city of San Diego are prohibited from hosting live music events by the same license that allows them to brew beer. However, many North County breweries can, and do, and one of ...

San Diego's fastest selling craft beverage might be kombucha

Boochcraft sales doubled overnight

It’s been about two years since Chula Vista brewery Boochcraft introduced the concept of high alcohol kombucha to the craft beverage market. At that time, the mixed fermentation business had the capacity to produce about ...

Green Flash Brewing sold in foreclosure

No flash of green for its shareholders

San Diego's fourth largest brewery, Green Flash Brewing, is in the process of being dissolved, and with it Alpine Beer Company, the cult beer favorite Green Flash acquired in 2014. That’s the reporting coming out ...

Signs of a maturing craft beer market

The future looks like lots of small breweries

Craft beer trade group the Brewers Association has been releasing its annual trove of data about the industry, revealing a trend in national statistics in 2017 that often, but not always, reflected what we’ve seen ...

Oceanside Ale Works returns — see Apr.4 update below

New owners swept up in ongoing partner dispute

It was only a couple months ago the Reader reported Oceanside Ale Works had shut its doors as the result of a partner dispute. As of March 17th, its doors are officially open to the ...

Council to convene in Santee

Brewery unveils plans for bigger production and new tasting room

Council Brewing Co. announced Tuesday that it had purchased the brewhouse and lease of Santee brewer Finest Made Ales, between Gillespie Field and Highway 52. Council will operate it as a second brewhouse and tasting ...

No more Flash in Virginia Beach

Green Flash shuts down east coast brewery, lays off workers

Over the weekend, several outlets reported that Green Flash Brewing has placed its recently built Virginia Beach brewery on the market to sell. This morning, reports out of Virginia indicate a “closed for business” sign ...

Santee getting a taste of Council Brewing

Council buys turnkey brewhouse of Finest Made Ales

Council Brewing Co. announced Tuesday that it had purchased the brewhouse and lease of Santee brewer Finest Made Ales, and will operate it as a second brewhouse and tasting room. In a blog posted to ...

Skating, surfing, hot-rodding, and beer

Beach Grease plants beer brand at former SpecHops brewhouse

"We're open!" So shouted a tasting room employee of Beach Grease Beer Co. at noon, Saturday, March 10th as the new beer company opened for business in Vista. A hint of surprise could almost be ...

People here are crazy smart

Rough Draft taps into UCSD grad students

Six years ago this month, Rough Draft Brewing opened as something like the 37th craft brewery in San Diego. Today there are over 150. "I didn't know that we would have 100 breweries open up ...