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Andrew Dyer

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

Several commentators, from Twitter to Reddit, took issue with Stone’s PR regarding the lawsuit. A video and announced hashtag campaign—#TrueStonevsKeystone—were their main targets, as was the wording of the complaint itself. more

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Craft beer has gone entirely mainstream, however, so the assumption now is that our dates will probably appreciate good beer as much as we do. more

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It is becoming difficult to separate the positive news coming from beer industry trade organizations from the reality many are facing in the craft world. more

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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