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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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Representation, or lack thereof, can make all the difference in a person of color pursuing an interest or career in craft beer or not. Read more

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Walking into the Pure Project tasting room in Bankers Hill (2865 Fifth Ave.), it’s easy to mistake it for for an ultra-luxurious spa. Read more

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When it opened in 2016, Little Miss Brewing wasn’t exactly at the forefront of the local brewery explosion. But they weren’t too late to the party, either. Read more

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Despite having more breweries than Vermont, Delaware, Arkansas and Washington, D.C. combined, there are still certain swaths of San Diego County that have few (if any) craft breweries. Read more

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Our seafood scene may not get as much attention as craft beer or In-N-Out, but there’s a bounty of wealth in the Pacific. Read more

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With over 150 breweries in town, there’s a statistical chance that at least one of them is celebrating an anniversary on any given weekend. Read more

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Everything about Black Market screams potential. Eastern San Diego lags when it comes to independent beer especially when compared to other areas of the city. Read more

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In 1989, the average price of a house in California was less than $200,000, Petco Park didn’t yet exist, and there wasn’t a single brewery in San Diego. Karl Strauss Brewing Company opened in February of that year. Read more

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My personal favorite beer-centric event this year is for hardcore beer dorks only. Read more

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Local advocates Noemí and Jackie Rivas-Landaverde dream of redirecting some of those dollars to what they see as an underserved and particularly vulnerable group: the LGBTQ community. Read more

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Head brewer Chris Gillogly cut his brewing chops in places like Green Flash Brewing Company and Groundswell Brewing Company before moving to OG40. Read more

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My Yard Live (288 Rancheros Drive) in San Marcos seeks to unite the relaxed atmosphere of home with the community feel of a brewpub. Read more

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There’s a need for anyone interested in craft beer to keep paying attention to San Diego’s pioneer companies. They provide the context of how we arrived at where we are today. Read more

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Unlike its neighbors, Sorrento Valley is more tech-y than tasty, but Gravity Heights (9920 Pacific Heights Blvd.) gave a fresh jolt to the corporate-lunch-heavy area when it opened earlier this year. Read more

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They’re hard to miss—@isbeeracarb, with her candy-colored hair and ornate septum ring, rocks tattoos from head to toe. Then there’s @thegirlwithbeer, who sports impeccably manicured eyebrows and thick, chestnut-colored hair. Read more

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Image courtesy of the Museum of Beer

Tapping into San Diego’s already robust tourism industry, the MoB plans to put down roots in the rapidly developing East Village neighborhood. Read more

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The instant I cracked open a crowler of Hop Puddin,’ the aroma of vanilla and coconut immediately dominated the room. Read more

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It’s no secret that craft beer drinkers can be high-maintenance consumers. It’s typical for fans to insist that breweries regularly brew flagship favorites, as well as fresh recipes, using the latest fad ingredients. Read more

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One of the newest voices joining the fight against the systemic issues in the local beer produced by Audrey Olena. Read more

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Believe me when I say that the Instagramification of the industry can really beat a girl down after a while. (How can so many waifish and hip beer influencers haunt my feed so thoroughly?) Read more

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Every March, breweries around the world bustle with women. Gloved hands keep busy raking spent grain into buckets while others sift through piles of hop pellets, inhaling deeply and nodding with approval. Read more

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