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Karen Barnett

Escondido is, in fact, cool after all. Especially with a great brewery like Escondido Brewing Company producing these fantastic small batch beers. Read more

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San Diego Beer Week kicks off across the county this Friday, spanning more than 500 events over 10 days. Read more

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As November approaches, breweries, beer bars and craft aficionados across the county begin to buzz with talk of all the special events planned for San Diego Beer Week. Read more

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The original Toronado in San Francisco is known for its amazing beer selection, punk rock vibes and notorious impatience. Read more

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When 24-year-old AleSmith Brewing Company wins Best San Diego Brewery, amid a sea of craft breweries in the city, you know they are doing something right Read more

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It’s no surprise that AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 clinched the win for Best Local Beer category this year. Read more

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There are 154 active breweries in San Diego, 29 tasting rooms (nonproduction, satellite locations), and 10 more in planning or build-out stages. That’s a lot of beer. Read more

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Are hard seltzers the Miata in the mid-life crisis of breweries? Or, is there something awesome about this product that the rest of us beer drinkers are missing? Read more

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This themed drinkery, with wooden booth seating, mixed plaid upholstery and burlap sack-lined ceiling, offered a range of 14 house ales upon my visit. Read more

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When it comes to beer, visiting amusement parks would typically involve stale domestic lagers. Having decided to join the herds of people, dodging strollers and screaming children, some of us begrudgingly choose to choke down whatever alcohol is avai Read more

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Collaborations are as hot as ever, with some San Diego breweries pouring more collaborations than their own original recipes. Read more

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    Beer menu at La Mesa’s Fourpenny House ranges.