Andrew Dyer

Andrew Dyer is a Navy veteran, full-time student, and shameless soccer dad. He lives in Chula Vista.


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Miramar brewery Little Miss Brewing (7949 Stromesa Ct.) has opened the first of two-planned satellite tasting rooms after less than one year of operation more

Jun 12, 2017 4:08 PM The Beerdist


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While hazy IPAs still dominate conversations in the beer community, San Diego remains at the top of the heap when it comes to the more traditional West Coast style. more

May 26, 2017 4:21 PM The Beerdist


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Until recently, the importer of South African hops dealt exclusively with U.S. craft brewers. But now, after Anheuser-Busch InBev’s purchase of British brewing company SABMiller, that supply of hops has been turned off. more

May 12, 2017 4:32 PM The Beerdist


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Chula Vista’s Novo Brazil Brewing (901 Lane Ave.) celebrated its second anniversary the same way most breweries do—with a party. more

May 1, 2017 4:44 PM The Beerdist


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Minor delays aside, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. (1501 E St.) is opening in East Village. Depending on who you ask, it is either the end of something great or the beginning of something greater. more

Apr 17, 2017 5:33 PM The Beerdist 4 Comments


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When Iron Fist Brewing co-owner Eve Siemenski told me the Barrio Logan tasting room was approaching its second anniversary this July, I was taken aback. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:24 PM The Beerdist 2 Comments


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The craft beer industry has transformed a lot in the months since CityBeat first covered the San Diego hazy IPA trend. more

Mar 27, 2017 5:12 PM Beer Issue


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It was a bit of a shock when head brewer Bill Batten announced his resignation on March 10, citing differences in “creative vision” with founder and majority owner Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. more

Mar 20, 2017 4:06 PM The Beerdist


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Every February since 2005 Russian River Brewing’s Pliny the Younger has been poured at the brewery and a select few taprooms. more

Mar 6, 2017 4:12 PM The Beerdist 8 Comments


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After two years of rehearsal, 3 Punk Ales (259 Third Avenue, Chula Vista) is ready to take the stage. So to speak. The upstart brewery will be the third operating brew house in Chula Vista and the first on Third Avenue. more

Feb 20, 2017 12:07 PM The Beerdist 1 Comments


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Wading into hot-button political issues is a dangerous decision for business owners. Many, if not most, choose to remain silent in respect to their politically polarized clientele more

Feb 3, 2017 2:48 PM The Beerdist 3 Comments


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Photos from the historic San Diego Women's March on January 21, 2017. more

Jan 23, 2017 9:30 AM , Photo Galleries


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Roughly 30 percent of San Diego’s workforce received a raise on Jan. 1, 2017 when the city’s minimum wage increased from $10.50 an hour to $11.50 an hour. more

Jan 20, 2017 4:00 PM The Beerdist

The future of packaged craft beer appears to be in cans. Rip Current, 32 North and Mikkeller have all released cans in the last few months. more

Jan 9, 2017 2:00 PM The Beerdist


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This was not that great a year for craft beer, although the numbers say otherwise. The Brewers Association reports more than 5,000 breweries now operating in the U.S. and more than 700 in California. more

Dec 27, 2016 11:30 AM The Beerdist 1 Comments

When Rey Knight opened Butcher's Brewing in 2013, the small suburb of Santee was known for a number of things—not all of them good—but beer was not one of them. Not much had changed by the time Butcher's rebranded as Finest Made Ales in August 2016. more

Dec 12, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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Eppig Brewing is the first of three breweries to occupy the CRAFT by Brewery Igniter space in North Park (3052 El Cajon Blvd.), which has finally opened its doors to the public. more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist

The San Diego Brewers Guild launched the eighth annual San Diego Beer Week on the Broadway Pier with its two-day Guildfest beer festival. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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When the San Diego Brewers Guild was founded in 1997 there were fewer than 10 breweries in San Diego County. When San Diego Beer Week begins on Nov. 4, the brew house tally will stand at 129. more

Oct 28, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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In its 35th year (30th for the competition), the Great American Beer Festival is a monster. The three days of GABF would test the limits of human endurance in the consumption of beer, food and Chapstick. more

Oct 17, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist