Brandon Hernández

Brandon Hernández

Brandon Hernández is a native San Diegan and award-winning journalist with a passion for the culinary arts and all edible and quaffable fare. He is an editor for Zagat Survey and a communications specialist for Stone Brewing Co. In addition to his work for the Reader, he has been the San Diego correspondent for the nation's oldest craft beer publication, Celebrator Beer News, and a contributor to national outlets including Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, The Beer Connoisseur, Beer West and Tasting Table. He has served as a consultant for Food Network, contributes to U-T San Diego's "Superdiners" panel and has contributed to numerous chefs' cookbook projects.

Articles by Brandon Hernández

Julian – chock full of history

Hosking's Ranch, blessing box, badgers, Brian Kenner, Tom Nickel, volunteer fire dept., Mike Julian, windmills, logging, drought, Cauzza dairymen, orchards, poachers, Chariot Canyon Massacre

Appellate court turns back Hosking's fake cattle ranch Inhabitants of Julian who oppose the development of 1416 acres of local back country have a newfound victory to celebrate. An appellate court has reversed the decision ...

Reader writers tell stories about Mom

High-waisted denim and pink lipstick

Wonder and Hope — Mom always convinced me it would be an adventure. By Ian Anderson The Animal Keeper— Animals spoke to my mother “in a language only she understood.” By Whitney Butler La Gringa ...

Unique challenges yield unique triumphs

I’m proud to be the Y-chromosome-equipped period at the end of a long line of strong, self-sufficient women. My great grandmother, Viola, not only raised her own produce and livestock in the far-flung rural expanses ...

Salty Samaritanism

Consider this the equivalent of pink walking shoes and light blue sweatbands

If you’ve been following the Lupus Foundation of Southern California’s Beer to the Rescue campaign throughout the year, you’ve probably noticed that a number of the ales produced in support of the cause have incorporated ...

Take Dos on the Desperados

A return to the scene of crimes against beer

A second chance is something rarely afforded in this day and age, especially in the San Diego craft-beer industry. It’s not that people don’t want to go back to a brewery that registers as lackluster ...

May Day: Need more beer!

What and where to drink from April 28 to May 4

May 1 & 2 | Beer to the Rescue Fundraiser: The Lupus Foundation of Southern California is kicking off Lupus Awareness Month with two days of beer-release action at Coronado Brewing Company‘s mainland brewery and ...

Whatever you say, Bagby

What brewmaster says goes (really well) at Oceanside’s Bagby Beer Co.

Helping in the conceptualization of some interesting brews as part of my Beer to the Rescue lupus awareness campaign has been an amazing experience. A saison infused with yuzu and lemongrass, an imperial stout with ...

Vista’s Belching Beaver to construct second brewery in Oceanside

Damn, the Beav sure is growing fast!

Few brewing companies have shown such a burning desire to grow — and grow now — as Vista-based Belching Beaver Brewery. Less than a year after their early 2012 debut, they became one of the ...

RIP PB AleHouse

PB AleHouse will go on!

Original article redacted. PB AleHouse will not be closing its doors as is still in the process of rebuilding after its February kitchen fire. More details will be posted as they become available closer to ...

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