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Although some of the states have made it legal to grow, distribute and purchase both medicinal and recreational cannabis, the federal regulatory system is a different story. more

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The future of local beer is hazy, but one thing is clear: San Diego is an attractive place for out-of-town brewers to set up shop. A more

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I still stand by that proclamation I made nearly 14 years ago: Whoever invented the forty is a genius. For college students, artists, beach bums and countless other cash-strapped demographics, the 40 represents cheap fun. more

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Rock ‘n’ roll has inspired a lot of brewers to pattern a brew after a band, a song or even a music venue. This is especially true in San Diego. more

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Drunken Hunter: Made with increasingly rare Dragon Blood hops from an Alpine bunny farm, this cherry-tinged sour brew is perfect for cigar pairings. It might be pulled from shelves for ethics violations, but it’s only available through Nov. 6, 2018 a more

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Chuck Silva was the brewmaster at Green Flash Brewing Company for over a decade, but he is so much more than that. more

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On the last Sunday morning in February, roughly 30 volunteers gathered at the Iron Fist Brewing Co. tasting room in Barrio Logan to assemble brown-bag lunches and decorate them with artwork and inspirational messages. more

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Beer Bro Bro Beard Hazy IPA: Notice your beard has gotten a pungent, hoppy aroma after all those IPAs? How about reinvesting those hop-hairs into a special brew? This beer has actually been pre-bearded for an extra hazy, hairy mouthfeel. more

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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

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Construction to double its brewing capacity has already begun at its original brewhouse, and Carlsbad’s North 40 Urban Farm project (tentatively launching in 2019) plans to host a third Second Chance outpost. more

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An artist, a writer and a branding expert walk into a bar... But seriously, it's no secret that beer is big business in San Diego and nothing can make or break that business more than the logo. more

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The latest tally of brewhouses in San Diego County is 121, with another 26 planned or in the works. As with so many other industries that are prone to boom-and-bust cycles, it’s only natural to wonder if San Diego is entering a bubble. more

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Agreeing to compile a roundup of just five San Diego dive beer bars is akin to asking to be crucified. more

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Each day is a lot like the previous one, just with a change of scenery, for Cosimo Sorrentino, one of the head brewers at Monkey Paw and the brand-spanking-new brewery outfit South Park Brewing Co.  more

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Liz Chism doesn't suffer fools, or unbalanced beer, gladly. The co-owner and head brewer of Council Brewing Co. in Kearny Mesa started brewing beer on a tiny porch with her husband and business partner, Curtis, about five years ago. more

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