Tag: San Diego

  
Duck Foot Brewing Company’s Goofy Regular IPA Label Approval by

In its Hop-On series, Duck Foot Brewing asks one of the great questions of the ages: Do ducks hop?

Abnormal Beer Company’s Boss Pour and Mocha Stout Beer Reviews by

Boss Pour checks all of the West Coast IPA boxes, while Mocha Stout—made with local coffee—drops plenty of roastiness, baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao nibs, espresso beans, cola, and dark cherries onto the palate.

Taproom Nation: Small Craft Breweries Expand Their Footprints Feature by

Attracted by the idea of increased brand awareness and selling directly to consumers, breweries tackle growth by opening multiple locations in their hometowns. We look at examples in San Diego, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Asheville, N.C.

Where to Drink in San Diego, California Destinations by

Home to more craft breweries than any other county in the state, San Diego’s beer scene is widely spread across the county, with hotspots in Miramar (aka “Beeramar”), Downtown, and North County.

Modern Times Beer Founder Jacob McKean On Employee Ownership and Staying Ahead of the Curve Last Call by

Jacob McKean opened Modern Times in 2013 with a large, 30-barrel system, 16-ounce cans, and a focus on packaging design—three choices that put him a step ahead of industry trends.

If They Build It, Who Will Come? National Brewpubs with Neighborhood Aspirations Feature by

Taking cues from the pub and taproom model used by smaller breweries, big players in the beer industry, from 10 Barrel to Blue Moon and Lagunitas, attempt to cash in on the convenience and sense of community of urban outposts.

Dominic Fountain, President, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) Last Call by

According to Fountain, close to 50 of San Diego homebrew club QUAFF’s nearly 350 members have turned pro.

Gypsy Brewers Put Down Roots News by

From Mikkeller to Grimm Artisanal Ales and To Øl, several so-called gypsy brewers have recently invested in permanent residences.

Beer News News by

Excavation uncovers Shakespeare’s brewhouse; Steve Anderson dies at 53; Magnolia Brewing Co. files for bankruptcy protection; George Washington’s small beer recipe; Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project closes; and Mikkeller to open San Diego tasting room.

Summer Festivals Increasingly Bring Beer and Music Together News by

As the popularity of craft breweries spreads, so does their presence at larger, music-focused festivals like Vermont’s Hop Jam, Colorado’s Telluride Blues & Brews, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival and West Virginia’s All Good Festival.

Mikkeller Launches European Brewpub, US Brewery News by

Mikkel Borg Bjergso, the founder, owner and CEO of Denmark’s Mikkeller brewery, and a self-proclaimed “gypsy brewer” who has always used another brewery’s facilities has finally decided to establish not one, but two brewing locations of his own.

Kings of the Craft to Tell San Diego’s Brewing History News by

Kings of the Craft is a six-part series that seeks to closely examine the history, culture and future of the San Diego craft beer scene.

Coffee, Beer Chaser: Roasters Gain Ideas, Inspiration From Brewers Feature by

Across the country, craft breweries have coffee specialists going far beyond mere coffee-beer collaborations. Taking notes from beer, coffee shops hope to increase conversation and connectivity between the parallel crafts, opening both to new customers and ideas.

Beer News News by

Shortages of aromatic hops forecast for 2014; HopCat to open Michigan’s largest beer bar in midtown Detroit; San Diego leads industry in job growth and wages; and Lakemaid’s beer-delivery drone program grounded by FAA.

San Diego Bound BYOB by

Brian Trout’s homebrewed DIPA is rich, and coats the tongue with hop flavors; playful, with the mango-pineapple of Citra, and bitter enough to remind you that it means business without being obnoxiously teeth rattling. He calls it a “San Diego Sunset Golden.”

Travis Smith of Societe Brewing on Hoppy Burps and Trusting Your Palate Going Pro by

A veteran of The Bruery and Russian River Brewing, Travis Smith co-founded San Diego’s Societe Brewing Co. in 2012 with his friend Doug Constantiner.

Bottlecraft Beer Shop & Tasting Room in San Diego Barkeep by

In the spirit of the gallery district, Bottlecraft has original artwork throughout the shop. Beers featured in their special flight offerings are also displayed as art, lined up on small wooden shelves.

Beer News News by

Drone to drop beer to concertgoers; Alabama passes bill legalizing homebrewing; Modern Times Brewing sets Kickstarter record; more breweries switch up containers; and Oregon votes to designate brewer’s yeast “Official State Microbe.”

Alpine Beer Company From the Source by

Alpine Beer Company looks like you might imagine a small brewery in a small mountain town might look. The location is unassuming, snuggled in tight next to a quaint bookstore. The scenery is Southern California in all its glory. This was a dream location when McIlhenny opened it in 2002.

Designer Drafts: Keeping Tabs on Tap Technology Feature by

Taphouses with 20 lines or more are becoming the new standard—and what goes on behind the scenes is anything but simple.

Double IPA: San Diego’s Pale Ale Style Profile by

If India Pale Ale gets its name from its legendary ability to withstand the month-long sea voyage from England to Bombay some 200 years ago, what should we call the new breed of super-hoppy American IPAs?

Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing Company Going Pro by

The Green Flash Brewing Company brewmaster touts his wide stylistic résumé—he cranks out Stouts, Belgians and barrel-aged oddities. At the same time, he says, he knows where demand in the craft market is going, and he’s more than happy to help lead the way.

San Diego: Beyond the Pale (Ales) Destinations by

San Diego’s brewers played an integral role in the resurgence of India Pale Ales in America, and they practically invented the Double IPA.