Beer

  • Undistributed Beer of the Week: Strawberry Fields

    Undistributed Beer of the Week: Strawberry Fields

    There can only be one undistributed beer of the week. The competition is fierce in San Diego’s beer community, but someone has to take the title. This week’s best undistributed beer is ... ACOUSTIC ALES: STRAWBERRY FIELDS ABV: 6 percent Style: Blonde sour  Pair with: Spinach salad with candied...

  • Grab a brew with... Bang Pow

    Grab a brew with... Bang Pow

    Don’t put them in a box, because Bang Pow is sure to break out of it with their own set of rules that lead their unique, upbeat sound forward. The indie-dance-rock group has been creating synth-filled music with soul that welcomes its listeners to groove freely and enjoy the moment. Recently, the...

  • Tour de Fat is cycling back through San Diego

    Tour de Fat is cycling back through San Diego

    The time has come again for the huge New Belgium bike ride known as Tour de Fat. The San Diego edition of the nationwide event will be rolling through Golden Hill Park for a beer-filled day of fun on Saturday, Sept. 24. The party will kick off at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 4:30 p.m The celebration’s...

  • Undistributed beer of the week: Moulin 'Range

    Undistributed beer of the week: Moulin 'Range

    Helm's Brewing Co: Moulin ‘Range ABV: 7.8 percent Pair with: Pesto pizza This beer is big and full of complex flavors. It features notes of orange, coriander, fennel and banana, with a strong Belgian backbone. It's traditional in its base, but the addition of fresh orange fruit, orange peel and...

  • San Diegans show off their tattoos: Keith Shaw

    San Diegans show off their tattoos: Keith Shaw

    KEITH SHAW Lead brewer at Modern Times Beer Q: First tattoo? A: Age 22. I was in the Marine Corps, all my friends had tattoos and I just got the “itch.” I originally wanted this elaborate Celtic armband ... but it is far from elaborate. I will be getting it covered up when I full sleeve my left...

  • Celebrate pop culture with hop culture

    Celebrate pop culture with hop culture

    Comic-Con 2016 wouldn’t be complete in San Diego without a bit of craft beer influence. After all, holding the biggest comic festival in the country in our brewing mecca is bound to result in a few sudsy events. Here is the can’t miss lineup of (mostly) Comic-Con related beer happenings this week:...

  • Winning San Diego brews for All-Star fans

    Winning San Diego brews for All-Star fans

    If there’s one thing baseball goes well with, it’s beer. Lucky for you, All-Star Week takes place in San Diego, the mecca of craft beer, where you get your pick of the best selections in the country. Guests to San Diego can find a number of options in and around downtown to quench their loftiest...

  • Homemade beer that isn’t made at home

    Homemade beer that isn’t made at home

    Brew-It-Yourself teams with Helm’s Brewing to provide space for a DIY brew experience

  • Mason Ale’s cross-country collaboration

    Mason Ale’s cross-country collaboration

    The craft beer world is abuzz with anticipation awaiting the collaboration between Oceanside’s Mason Ale Works and Lauren Salazar of Colorado’s famous New Belgium Brewing. The beer, called the Sun Session Saison, is a quaffable 3.4 percent table ale with lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. It officially...

  • Interview with a Brewmaster: Liz Chism, Council Brewing

    Interview with a Brewmaster: Liz Chism, Council Brewing

    Building a brew from scratch pays off

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