Beer Events

Oktobierfest

Oktobierfest

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest 2017

Brass Rail

Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Choral Consortium: Beer Choir San Diego

Choral Consortium: Beer Choir San Diego

ChuckAlek Biergarten

Tuesday, October 24, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Marine Room Cooking Class & Dinner

Marine Room Cooking Class & Dinner

Marine Room

Wednesday, October 25, 6 p.m.

Rancho BEERnardo Festival

Rancho BEERnardo Festival

Webb Park

Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

San Diego Beer News

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Wild Barrel's hardline beer standard

"We want them to be great; if not, we're dumping them."

A new brewery opened along highway 78 through San Marcos this month. However, Wild Barrel Brewing already has the feel of an established beer company. Part of that is due to the top-to-bottom quality of ...

Greetings from Oceanside, says the beer

Hazy, fruity brew from Midnight Jack represents by way of Vermont style

In July, the San Diego Tourism Authority commissioned an official destination beer, dubbed 72 and Hoppy, from Point Loma's Bay City Brewing Co.; this month, North County counterpart Visit Oceanside followed suit. The tourism marketing ...

Capital of Craft IPA, aka San Diego Super Ale

Brewers guild members hammer out commemorative recipe

The San Diego Brewers Guild turns 20 this year and has organized a massive collaboration beer to commemorate the milestone. Dubbed the Capital of Craft IPA, the beer was brewed with input from many of ...

San Diego beers win 14 of 293 medals

Not bad, considering Great American Beer Festival had 7923 entries

The annual Great American Beer festival took place in Denver over the weekend (October 6–8). While San Diego breweries didn't show off the gaudy gold medal counts or champion breweries of recent years past, local ...

Mission Brewery's growth acceleration plan

Fundraising campaign offers a look at financial disclosures

East Village beer-maker Mission Brewery counted 43 investors when it launched a fundraising campaign on crowdfunding website WeFunder.com on Monday, October 2nd. Four days later, Mission had added 130 new investors to its ranks, and ...

No more brew rooms for O.B.?

Police shortage prompts department to say nay to alcohol applications

The question of whether San Diego has become oversaturated with beer businesses is usually posed with regard to market demand: as in, how many local breweries can consumer dollars support? But on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis, ...

Bordertown beers hit market

Mexico will have to wait for SouthNorte's Mexican-influenced brews

SouthNorte Beer Co. makes its debut this week. The company, founded by Coronado Brewing Company alum Ryan Brooks, has announced two beers being released in bottles and kegs throughout the San Diego area (with cans ...

Bagby beers also taste like experience

Oceanside brewer personally pours them in London, Rome, Copenhagen...

In early September, Bagby Beer Company poured beers at the inaugural Beavertown Extravaganza, a sold-out beer festival in London featuring dozens of the planet's most acclaimed breweries. Several other San Diego beer companies were there, ...

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 ...

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