The best of the best of this week's beer- and wine-related festivities. Read more

Food & Drink


Photo by Karen Barnett

This themed drinkery, with wooden booth seating, mixed plaid upholstery and burlap sack-lined ceiling, offered a range of 14 house ales upon my visit. Read more

Wort Mentioning


Photo by Beth Demmon

"I am a subtlety kind of guy,” explains Dan Enjem, head brewer at Pacific Beach AleHouse. “I don’t put a bunch of stuff in my beers.” Read more

Final Draught

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. Read more

The Beerdist


Photo courtesy of The Great American Foodie Fest

A lot is made of getting our respective bodies toned, tight and selfie-worthy for the summer. Still, there’s something to be said for just letting go and shamelessly indulging. Sure, we’re the 10th fittest city in the U.S. according to Amer... Read more

Short List Event Picks

Of all the superhero origin stories I've encountered, I can't recall a single one that involved beer. That seems like a missed opportunity to me. These days, the superheroes that get cherished most are not the stodgy, straight-laced supermen,... Read more

Food & Drink

I know it's my job to get excited about brewery and brewpub anniversaries, but sometimes it isn't easy to do. That's not my fault, though. It's science. ---A few years ago, I wrote a research paper (that none of the major beer-scie... Read more

Food & Drink

A Seattle-based brewer recently took issue with a Coronado beer that apparently plans to enter the Seattle and Washington market, but in doing so, The Emerald City business ended up with a lawsuit. After Seattle-based Maritime Pacific... Read more

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Food & Drink

This week, CityBeat  columnist Ian Cheesman previewed 18 San Diego Beer Week events that, when combined, could potentially turn ... Read more

Food & Drink

North Park gives good art. From its majestic (in the eye of some beholders) water tower to its charming Craftsmans to the Hillcrest / North Park Georgia Street bridge dividing line-there's a lot to capture on canvas. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Earlier in the week I went to check out the Mid-Century Minx store on Adams, but it's only open on Friday and Saturdays, so I have to go back (have to!) but since I was in the neighborhood, I thought I'd duck in an old stand-... Read more


Bottlecraft, Little Italy's first beer-centric store (2161 India St.), has a nice selection of beers, and it's undeniably fun to browse a shop that's all beer and not some beer-wine hybrid or grocery s... Read more