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Beth Demmon

"Beth Demmon is a North Park-based craft beer and grammar fiend who loves arguing about Oxford commas and why saisons are criminally underrated. If she's not working her wordsmith wizardry at her day job, she'll most likely be found prowling around the newest San Diego breweries and eateries in search of the freshest flavors for The Delighted Bite."

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Photo by Beth Demmon

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when Oceanside became cool. If the number of craft breweries is any indication, the fact that the city doubled its number of taprooms in just five years is good for at least two (okay, maybe three) scene points. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

The New Zealand-inspired brewpub is a mammoth undertaking; the two-story, 10,500 square foot space now dominates the intersection of Park and Madison. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Duck Foot Brewing

Thankfully, the local brewing industry doesn’t share my animosity when it comes to working with a romantic partner. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

Gravity Heights is a gigantic space profuse with pops of color and hanging ferns spilling from macrame planters. Read more

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Photo by Jaime Shaheen

Everyone in the Long Beach-based band—Daniel Michicoff on bass, Phil Shaheen on drums and Chad Wachtel on guitar—has been playing music in one form or another for half their lives, but the trio didn’t form Tijuana Panthers until the mid-2000s. Read more

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Photo courtesy of GT Wharton / The Full Pint

At Horus’ Oceanside facility (4040 Calle Platino, Ste. 120), there’s no tap list. There’s no stainless steel brew system behind the bar. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Alesmith Brewing Co.

Normally, interviews don’t end up with me covered in plastic, much less alone with a man in a windowless room. Luckily for me, my visit to CheeseSmith (9990 AleSmith Court) didn’t conclude in a Dexter-style murder. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

Sometime in my early 30s, I realized that I’d evolved from someone who would always pound a shot at last call to someone who rarely made it past happy hour and was asleep by 10 p.m. (even on weekends!). Read more

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Photo courtesy of Crosby Hop Farm

Drier conditions and increased water demand inevitably leads to agricultural strain. In less abstract terms, climate change equals more expensive beer. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

For some, 2018 was the year of glitter beers and Brut IPAs. For others, it was the year of death knells signaling the closure of around a dozen different breweries around San Diego. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

As the senior editor of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine and the former editor of All About Beer Magazine, John Holl covers much more than diversity in the craft beer scene in his latest book Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

Glasses clink, are you listening, in the beer, foam is glistening, a beautiful sight, we’re so buzzed tonight, drinking in a craft beer wonderland. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I am guilty of drunkenness at Hodad’s Brewing. To be fair, it was only a slight buzz, but I’ll admit there was a worshipful edge to the sacrament. Read more

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This year, I asked a few San Diego beer personalities what local beers they’re most looking forward to pairing with food, family and festivities. Read more

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Photo by Earnie Grafton

Known as “The Craft Beer Attorney,” Candace Moon is on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Brewers Guild. Read more

People of the Year

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Photo by Beth Demmon

The golden Leslie sour is easily one of their most mild beers; its 3.5-percent ABV and moderately low sourness showcases floral notes with fresh hay and vanilla. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

But even 1,800 miles away, with only a tiny fraction of the amount of breweries compared to here, I somehow managed to find plenty of local craft beer that rivaled San Diego in quality (if not quantity). Read more

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Photo courtesy of Stone Brewing

With a gray-streaked beard, shaggy hair and a look best described as middle-aged bohemian, Greg Koch has more than a passing resemblance to a whitewashed portrait of Jesus. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Paradeigm

In its 10th year, SDBW—put on by the San Diego Brewers Guild—is a 10-day celebration of local, independent craft beer. Read more

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Photo courtesy of AleSmith

Evil Dead Red ale by AleSmith Brewing Company (9990 AleSmith Ct.) qualifies as a treat. Read more

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