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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 courtesy of Laura Ulrich

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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Courtesy of Duck Foot Brewing

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

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Photo courtesy of Noemí and Jackie Rivas-Landaverde

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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Photo by Beth Demmon

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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Photo courtesy of Cutwater Spirits

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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Photo by Societe Brewing Company

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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Like most of the Tijuana beer professionals I’ve spoken with, he cites San Diego as a major influence on the up-and-coming Baja scene. Read more

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"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

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Photo courtesy of Thorn Brewing Co.

Cannabis beer is not a thing. Marijuana beer is not a thing. I don’t care what it’s called, there’s no such thing as beer that will get you high and buzzed. Read more

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Image courtesy of the The Lost Abbey

People thirsty for both beer and drama are prepping for Duck Duck Gooze Day, which happens April 15. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Judith Downie / CSUSM

Over the past three decades, the San Diego craft beer industry has evolved from its modest origins into a monolithic titan of the international craft brewing marketplace. Read more

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As the new head of the Guild whose mission is “to promote San Diego breweries and create an open line of communication between brewers—connecting a strong and vibrant community,” Zirpolo inherited some unique challenges from his predecessors. Read more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

When fate presents me with an unexpectedly child-free afternoon, there’s really only one thing to do: day drink. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Coronado Brewing Co.

In the 10-plus years I’ve lived in San Diego, I can only recall visiting Imperial Beach three times. Read more

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