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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However, what water lacks in pizazz, it makes up for in importance when it comes to brewing. Not only does it compose the bulk of all beer, but the minutiae of mineral content and pH levels affect different styles of suds in vastly different ways. more

Mar 13, 2017 3:31 PM Final Draught 2 Comments

23 weeks: Get into a conversation at Eppig Brewing with a man about how it’s OK to drink in moderation while pregnant. Thanks for the stamp of approval, man who will never carry a baby. more

Feb 27, 2017 2:30 PM Final Draught


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In these days of alternative facts and fake news, getting called “overrated” is practically a badge of honor. more

Feb 13, 2017 2:25 PM Final Draught


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At $64.50 a pop, it sounds like an upscale way to spend an evening, but beneath the brass trappings and white tablecloths, it’s mostly couples huddled in various corners scrolling through Facebook to avoid any potential social interactions with stran more

Jan 27, 2017 4:20 PM Final Draught

Given the current political climate, even merely discussing the widespread reality of human trafficking is more timely than ever. more

Jan 24, 2017 5:22 PM Features


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When it comes to craft beer, North County resident Steve Morris summed it up: “Encinitas is missing the boat.” more

Jan 13, 2017 5:35 PM Final Draught 1 Comments

The original members of Dogwood—whose lineup changed a lot during their decade-long career—bonded in their Escondido high school photography class over their mutual love of music and extreme sports videos. more

Jan 3, 2017 5:08 PM Music Feature


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There are plenty of places within walking distance or a short Uber/Lyft ride away where sports fans can remain loyal to local craft beer. more

Dec 30, 2016 3:30 PM Final Draught 1 Comments


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From Bowie to Brexit, 2016 has pretty much been a rancid pile of hot garbage. Personally, I seek refuge in our local craft beer scene, but alas, even #SDbeer couldn't escape some drama. more

Dec 19, 2016 2:50 PM Final Draught

Even if readers didn't participate in Small Business Saturday, there are still plenty of ways to support the local craft beer industry this holiday season. more

Dec 7, 2016 11:15 AM Final Draught

I’m terrified about our country’s future. But more immediately, I’m terrified at the prospect of this holiday season. How is anyone supposed to make it through Thanksgiving or any upcoming winter festivities without getting dragged into a h... more

Nov 17, 2016 12:00 AM Final Draught


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There are plenty of analyses about gender inequality as well as racial inequality in craft beer, but there are virtually zero conversations happening about the overlap—or lack thereof—between the two more

Nov 4, 2016 12:00 AM Final Draught

Chat with Omar Passons about craft beer or bikes, and you'll be impressed with his knowledge. Get him talking about youth in San Diego, however, and you'll be blown away by his passion. more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues

As the executive director of TransFamily Support Services and parent of a transgender son, Kathie Moehlig knows a thing or two about the challenges families with gender nonconforming members face. more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues

Imperial Beach faces plenty of unique challenges: rising sea levels, crumbling infrastructure and pollution from the nearby border. Not that Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina is fazed by his city's obstacles. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues


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Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM Final Draught

Ramen has exploded in popularity over the past few years and, thanks in large part to celebrity chefs like David Chang, is now practically synonymous with hipster food culture. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues

When you have enough gumption to proclaim yours as "the best donuts in the world," you better have the goods to back it up. Donut Bar does. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues

As a city saturated with transplants (myself included), many San Diegans toe the line of "local" and "newcomer" and have to choose whether to love or loathe congested areas catering to temporary visitors. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM Special Issues