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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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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. more

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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. 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. more

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

People of the Year

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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. more

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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). 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. more

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

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

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Photos by Beth Demmon

Border brews? Recipe sharing? From award-winning spots to underrated gems, our picks for some of the best craft breweries more

Best of San Diego

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Beer and politics aren’t insulated from one another, despite the antiquated belief that the two should be separate but equal. more

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When it comes to beer, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is the United States’ largest professional brewing competition and is largely considered to be the pinnacle of American craft brewing. more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

I will never understand why there are so many pumpkin beverage haters out there. As is the case with lattes, naysayers come out en masse every fall to whine about the atrocity that is, in their opinion, pumpkin beers. more

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It’s no secret that men have dominated the craft beer scene since its inception, but recent studies have touted the rising number of women in the industry. more

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Maui Brewing Company is no stranger to San Diego beer; its founder Garrett Marrero is a local native with ohana (Hawaiian for “family”) ties to the area. more

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Photo by Julian Beer Company

Zombies, Frankenstein’s monster, vampires… hell, even Jesus dabbled in resurrection. I’m all about second chances at life. It’s just not often that it’s a brewery that rises from the dead. more

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Photo courtesy of Stone Brewing

Escondido is only home to three craft breweries: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido Brewing Company and Jacked Up Brewery. more

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Photo by Beth Demmon

There’s a reason Golden Child is the first beer listed on Bitter Brothers’ board. At 5.2 percent ABV it’s absolutely crushable. more

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Photo courtesy of Melvin Brewing

Melvin Brewing from Wyoming fits all that criteria, plus a little extra. They plan to open a new brewpub in the East Village in October, but initial excitement has been dampened with controversy. more

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People love to tell me to “lighten up, it’s just beer” or readily admit that they don’t consider it an important enough industry to make conscientious purchasing choices. more

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