Breweries

  • 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...

  • In a beer mecca, kombucha gets crafty

    In a beer mecca, kombucha gets crafty

    Are you a sour beer fanatic? Do you call yourself a devotee to the lambics and gueuzes of Belgium, the Berliner Weisses of Germany, and their craft beer counterparts here in California? If you are like me and the answer is a rousing “YES!” then your perfect nonalcoholic counterpart is undoubtedly...

  • Stone Brewing plans 99-room hotel in Escondido

    Stone Brewing plans 99-room hotel in Escondido

    Relaunched project promises new design concepts — and complimentary beer at check-in

  • Interview with a brewmaster: Paul Sangster

    Interview with a brewmaster: Paul Sangster

    From home brewer to master brewer at Rip Current Brewery

  • Hess Fest celebrates six years on Saturday

    Hess Fest celebrates six years on Saturday

    Mike Hess Brewing Co. is turning six and celebrating with a giant beer-filled festival. HessFest will take over Mike Hess’ North Park location and will feature more than 20 different breweries, including Alesmith, Bottle Logic, Second Chance Beer Co., Stone Brewing, Rip Current, Knotty Barrel,...

  • San Diego Beer & Music Festival brings big beers and bands

    San Diego Beer & Music Festival brings big beers and bands

    Beer festivals are a great way to try new and exciting beers. However, not a lot of beer festivals are new and exciting anymore. San Diego Beer and Music Festival, taking place on Saturday, July 30, seeks to shake up the usual beer fest routine. “When you go to a regular beer fest, you’re going...

  • 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...

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