Beer Events

Beer Battles Wine

Beer Battles Wine

Bottlecraft North Park

Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hops for Homeless

Hops for Homeless

32 North Brewing Company

Wednesday, June 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VolunBEERS

VolunBEERS

Amplified Aleworks

Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bingo & Beer

Bingo & Beer

Indian Joe Brewing

Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

National Sunglass Day

National Sunglass Day

Jacked Up Brewery

Thursday, June 27, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Diego Beer News

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New generation brewers made noise this craft beer awards season

Award-winning breweries and beers to check out this summer

Each spring, three California-based beer contests assess thousands of craft brews for quality, and each spring they send San Diego brewers home with a fresh heap of medals and ribbons to show off in their ...

Burning Beard vests its star tasting room manager with ownership

Shannon Lynette gets a piece of the brand she’s helped build

When she first walked in to Burning Beard Brewing Co., Shannon Lynette says she wasn’t there looking for work. But she was between beer industry jobs, mulling a few offers, and contemplating a move back ...

Mike Hess Brewing shaves heads

For pediatric cancer research

Over Memorial Day weekend, dozens of people gathered at North Park’s Mike Hess Brewing Company to shave their heads bald. And in doing so they raised over 60 thousand dollars for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a ...

2 Kids Brewing brings a San Diego beer brand back from the dead

Fans may resume drinking Intergalactic’s shiny metal cans

It was curtains for Intergalactic Brewing. The small Miramar brewery poured its last pints last summer, and closed up shop. Glasses were raised and tributes made, and not long after, founder and brewer Alex Van ...

A pilsner from another hemisphere at Kairoa Brewing

New Zealand hops dominate at brewpub with a rooftop lounge

New Zealand hops have been very much a part of San Diego’s beer lore since Alpine Beer Co. introduced Nelson IPA in 2004. The Nelson Sauvin hop used to brew that beer was just one ...

Craft brew spot goes Anthem Vegan

Plant-based bar menu replaces meat where beer fans eat

Sausage. Steak. Burgers. Those are the kinds of meals beer fans have grown accustomed to eating at craft beer bar Toronado over the past decade or so. But times have changed. When I bellied up ...

Modern Times Beer sells shares to fans

Financial disclosures reveal how quickly the 264 million dollar company has grown

Modern Times Beer made news two years ago when it announced a plan to vest long-term employees with a piece of the company, and this week it announced a plan to further spread its ownership ...

Where to pre-game the new Padres season

New spots to consider for an East Village pub crawl

The Padres have returned for 2019 and things are going to be different this year. Manny Machado different, sure, but I’m talking pre-game beer different. Since opening day 2018, the craft beer landscape surrounding Petco ...

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 ...

Who is behind Cerveza Xteca?

With a single beer, lowrider brewers tap a coveted market

The 16-ounce cans have started to show up at shops here and there, labels depicting an Aztec princess, along with the Spanish, “La chela mas chula.” In beer parlance, a nice cold one. At first ...

Iron Fist, aluminum cans

Vista brewery rocks a series of new tasting room releases

At the end of February, Iron Fist Brewing Company announced a new list of beers for 2019, highlighting seasonal releases to be introduced in its tasting rooms every month. This might sound like routine, first-quarter ...

Bitter is back at Bay City Brewing

How can a hoppy beer stand out in a city full of good IPAs?

About 100 new breweries have opened in San Diego over the past five years, posing a significant challenge to any craft beer brand trying to distinguish itself. At least one has proven no slouch at ...

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