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Creativity has become the norm in Scripps Ranch

High heat and heavy traffic. That’s what I faced, as a detour led me through Scripps Ranch. Then, with fateful timing, the Newtopia Cyder tasting room appeared before me like a boozy oasis, and I ...

What's new in bottles and cans

A Sore Eye Cup winner, and other beers for your fridge

A good beer is never hard to find in San Diego, but recent developments have made it easier to stock your fridge with a few of the city’s most highly sought brews. Burgeoning year-round cans ...

It's not just for homebrewers

Bear Roots brings good taste to Vista Village

When I go to Vista, it usually has something to do with beer. Seventeen brewhouses call the hourglass shaped North County city home, offering at least that many reasons to visit. However, twelve of them ...

Good Fridays on Third Ave.

Beer and food trucks make a beautiful sight

It’s Friday night on Third Avenue in Chula Vista, and it’s no easy decision where I’m going to drink beer. Looking south from E Street, I see lots of activity, evidenced by a squadron of ...

A cool patio on a hot day

Parkside property in East Village gets Amplified

When two-headed business Halcyon Coffee and Stella Public House launched in a new East Village construction in 2014, it created one of the best outdoor drinking spaces in all of downtown. Its perch overlooking Fault ...

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 ...

How they drink beer on the other side of the county

An overdue visit to Legacy Brewing Co.

It’s my first time passing through the doors of Legacy Brewing Co., and I’m not sure what to expect. The place has been here five years this fall, but. I count about forty miles and ...

Local spirits rise from the ashes

Nine months after a fire, San Diego Distillery returns bigger and better

Back in September 2017, San Diego Distillery was poised to grow out of its small warehouse space in Spring Valley. The craft spirit maker’s “beer whiskey” approach — distilling craft beer into barrel-aged grain liquors ...

Blimey, that's my local!

There's a different beer scene next door

For those of us in South Park, a visit to our friendly neighborhood brewery means a short walk to South Park Brewing Company. It’s not always a no-brainer. Owner Scot Blair opened the brewery right ...

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 ...

Morning beers flow in Terminal 2

The only measure of time that matters is how long before your flight boards

In all the tasting rooms, representing all the breweries, within the entire county of San Diego, there’s only one requiring that even local residents buy an airplane ticket to get there: Stone Brewing in Terminal ...

Campy names for serious beers

The pride of Hillcrest Brewing is a scotch ale

It’s noon on a warm Sunday, and I’ve just come from pinching produce at the Hillcrest Farmers Market to quench my thirst a flight at Hillcrest Brewing Company. It’s a journey of about twelve feet. ...

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