Craft Beer


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After two years of rehearsal, 3 Punk Ales (259 Third Avenue, Chula Vista) is ready to take the stage. So to speak. The upstart brewery will be the third operating brew house in Chula Vista and the first on Third Avenue. more

Feb 20, 2017 12:07 PM The Beerdist 1 Comments


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Roughly 30 percent of San Diego’s workforce received a raise on Jan. 1, 2017 when the city’s minimum wage increased from $10.50 an hour to $11.50 an hour. more

Jan 20, 2017 4:00 PM The Beerdist

The future of packaged craft beer appears to be in cans. Rip Current, 32 North and Mikkeller have all released cans in the last few months. more

Jan 9, 2017 2:00 PM The Beerdist


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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


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Weight of the Sun is releasing a new beer in conjunction with the debut of their new album, Vermont. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

When Rey Knight opened Butcher's Brewing in 2013, the small suburb of Santee was known for a number of things—not all of them good—but beer was not one of them. Not much had changed by the time Butcher's rebranded as Finest Made Ales in August 2016. more

Dec 12, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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This style is known for its fruity, some say “juicy” flavor and mouthfeel. They are less bitter than their West Coast cousins, and a bit easier to drink. One characteristic stands above the others, however. The haze . more

Sep 19, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist

When an attention-grabbing newsfeed headline promises a definitive list of the top 10, 20 or 100 craft beers in the country, who can resist a click? But before the page loads I am already thinking of all the ways it will be wrong. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist

After Civic San Diego voted last month to approve plans for an Anheuser-Busch-owned 10 Barrel brewpub in East Village, Cosimo Sorrentino sat angrily at Monkey Paw Brewing (805 16th Street), where he m more

Mar 4, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist


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Beer and liquor drinkers alike: If you find yourself on Fifth Avenue, stop by Quad and try these homages to brewing ingenuity. more

Feb 26, 2016 12:00 AM Final Draught


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Pairing craft beer with yoga is a quintessential San Diego marriage of hobbies. One refreshes the soul and the other refreshes the taste buds. more

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Final Draught


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Location of the proposed 10 Barrel brew housePhoto by Andrew Dyer Big Beer's encroachment into the craft segment is a well-documented, much discussed issue and casual beer drinkers are tired of more

Feb 5, 2016 12:00 AM The Beerdist more

Jan 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food & Drink

Alpine's tenfold expansion is just down the road from their original Alpine Boulevard location, even closer to the Highway 8 on-ramp than before. more

Jun 26, 2015 12:00 AM Final Draught more

Feb 20, 2015 12:00 AM Food & Drink

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