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Andrew Dyer

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

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Overall, Kilowatt’s OB tasting room offers a unique experience in a fun space, and there’s lots of room inside and out to enjoy the electric buzz throughout. more

Jan 8, 2018 11:50 AM The Beerdist

For as much as I complained about last year, 2017 turned out to be pretty good for San Diego beer more

Dec 26, 2017 12:18 PM The Beerdist 1 Comments

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Most of us probably have a beer geek on our lists, but before dropping hard-earned coin on the most expensive bottle in the beer aisle, consider these alternatives. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:03 PM The Beerdist

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It can be difficult to quantify the impact of an industry as sprawling as beer. Certain aspects are easily measured, such as sales and production, but in San Diego County, there are so many more moving parts. more

Nov 27, 2017 11:11 AM The Beerdist

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Bar Sin Nombre (253 Third Ave.) is the latest beer business to open in a revitalized downtown Chula Vista. Ordinarily, the opening of a beer bar isn’t newsworthy, but Bar Sin Nombre is anything but ordinary. more

Nov 13, 2017 11:55 AM The Beerdist

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“Yeast make over 500 different flavor and aroma compounds that blend together to make a nice tasting beer,” says Chris White, CEO, president and founder of White Labs. more

Oct 30, 2017 11:57 AM The Beerdist

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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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