Andrew Dyer

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


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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


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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

The 30th Great American Beer Fest competition featured more than 7,000 beers from 1,752 breweries from across the U.S. By the time the lights went up at the end of Saturday’s ceremony, San Diego area brewers had collected more than their sh... more

Oct 10, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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If alcohol and politics don’t mix, why do so many of us have a hard time not getting political when the booze kicks in? more

Oct 3, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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This style is known for its fruity, some say “juicy” flavor and mouthfeel. They are less bitter than their West Coast cousins, and a bit easier to drink. One characteristic stands above the others, however. The haze . more

Sep 19, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist

When an attention-grabbing newsfeed headline promises a definitive list of the top 10, 20 or 100 craft beers in the country, who can resist a click? But before the page loads I am already thinking of all the ways it will be wrong. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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When actor Wil Wheaton approached founder Drew Curtis about doing a "geek" collaboration beer with Stone Brewing's Greg Koch in 2012, they did not have any reason to think it would be anything other than a one-time thing. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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When a billion-dollar sellout loses its chief executive officer and chief commercial officer on the same day, eyebrows are raised. When, two days later, two co-founders also depart—one of them the head brewer and distiller—it raises more th... more

Aug 5, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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Pokestops are where players load up on gear and gyms are where the characters do battle. But not all breweries have their Pokemon game on point. I went to find the ones that do. more

Jul 22, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist