Andrew Dyer

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


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In 2009, I was in the Navy, living in Texas and had my choice of duty stations. I was just getting into craft beer so, naturally, there was only one place I wanted to be: San Diego. more

Oct 17, 2017 5:17 PM Best of San Diego


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For 31 years, breweries from across the country have trekked to Denver each October to compete at the Great American Beer Fest. more

Oct 16, 2017 10:12 AM The Beerdist


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Does a corporate storefront really equate to sub-par beer? more

Oct 2, 2017 2:45 PM The Beerdist


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Modern Times is not alone in fighting local resistance to further tasting room expansions. Little Miss Brewing has apparently reached the end of a long licensing process for its planned Ocean Beach tasting room. more

Sep 18, 2017 3:30 PM The Beerdist 1 Comments


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Some beers still do well in bombers, however. Specialty, one-off beers still sell well, according to Baggs. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:20 AM The Beerdist 2 Comments


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San Diego-based craft brewery Green Flash Brewing Co.’s announcement of plans for a second out-of-state brewery didn’t come as much of a surprise, given the brewery’s history of expansion and acquisition. more

Aug 22, 2017 10:36 AM The Beerdist


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In late June, Intergalactic Brewing Co. took to Facebook to announce a new direction for the brewery—it was for sale. more

Aug 7, 2017 9:33 AM The Beerdist


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The new “official” beer, a 4.2 percent ABV session IPA dubbed 72 and Hoppy is a collaboration between the SDTA and Bay City Brewing, a two-year-old outfit located behind Valley View Casino Center. more

Jul 22, 2017 7:08 PM The Beerdist 2 Comments


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Modern Times Beer Founder and CEO Jacob McKean is not a traditional businessperson, and—as evidenced by its eclectic beer line-up—Modern Times is not a traditional brewery. more

Jul 7, 2017 4:35 PM The Beerdist 1 Comments


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I recently overcame this geographic challenge and ventured up the coast to Carlsbad to visit one of the county’s newest and most promising breweries, Burgeon Beer Company (6350 Yarrow Drive Suite C). more

Jun 26, 2017 3:24 PM The Beerdist


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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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