Burning Beard Brewing

Critic’s Picks: San Diego’s Best Beer 2018

San Diego Magazine April 24, 2018 By Bruce Glassman• Beer columnist Bruce Glassman looks at the 15 brews that have created the longest-lasting impression since May 2017  LOST ABBEY Devil Went Down to Georgia American Strong Ale Aged in bourbon barrels, this beer is a life-changing experience. Deep, rich flavors of caramel, bourbon, and peach are elevated by Brettanomyces notes and black tea.STONE Mikhail Espresso Russian Imperial Stout Aged in bourbon barrels, this...

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Take it from the Tap: A monthly taste of beer from here

Pacific San Diego  March 30, 2018 By Peter Rowe•THIRST QUENCHINGA local beer to spend some time withBeer: Normcore PilsFrom: Burning Beard Brewing CompanyWhy: On a bright April day, what’s better than a bright pilsner? Normcore may be the region’s best Czech-style pils — clean, light-bodied and refreshing.Geeking out: 5.5% ABV; 35 international bittering units; German malts; Czech hops.Burning Beard Brewing Company 785 Vernon Way, El Cajon 619.456.9185, burningbeardbrewing.com Feature image: Rick Nocon...

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Pilsners in Paradise: Part 1

West Coaster March 29, 2018 By Brian Trout•Spring has definitely sprung in San Diego. Days are slowly warming and getting longer. Birds are chirping, fruit trees are budding, and blossoms are waiting to explode from their slumber. Humans emerge from their caverns to play outside and to drink the refreshing spring air into their lungs. It is the perfect time for Pilsners because they are light, refreshing,...

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Burning Beard Brewing expanding, adding wild ales

West Coaster March 19, 2018 By Brandon Hernández•El Cajon’s lone brewery is plenty capable of filling that municipality’s role as lone beer innovator. Burning Beard Brewing (785 Vernon Way, El Cajon) will celebrate its second anniversary on March 31. It’s sure to be a sold-out affair behind a clientele both sizable and loyal. Amidst that revelry, which will take place in the parking lot behind “The Beard’s” facility, fans will be able...

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Ten Breweries Making Epic Lagers in San Diego

SD Hop Addict March 10, 2018 By Paul McGuire•A lot of people first become interested in craft beer when they taste an IPA and fall for the bitter punch or the pine resin but many brewers and beer drinkers eventually learn to appreciate the delicate flavors of a well-crafted lager, usually in the German or Czech style. There are many types of lagers in all ranges including...

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The Insider’s Guide to San Diego’s Behemoth Brewery Scene

Vinepair February 12, 2018 By Bruce Glassman•Beer is everywhere in San Diego. Anyone who wants to experience the full breadth and depth of the city’s brewing scene faces a behemoth challenge. Not only is San Diego county geographically large (more than 4,500 square miles), and spread out across a wide variety of landscapes, but the sheer number of breweries to explore — 155 and counting — makes figuring...

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Anniversary Deuce!

UPDATE 3/16/2018THE DEUCE HAS SOLD OUT!!!See you 3/31!-- Join us on Saturday, March 31, 2018, as we complete our SECOND revolution around the sun and hurtle past the cosmic 2-year milestone together as Burning Beard Brewing Company and friends!  In an effort to outdo our Anniversary 1 celebration, we’re cranking up the dial with another outrageous lineup of beers, bands, food trucks, and mayhem. Once again, we’re...

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San Diego’s favorite beertenders

Pacific Magazine, January 12, 2017 • By Laurie Delk•With around 200 breweries and tasting rooms in San Diego county, selecting a favorite beertender is like picking a favorite beer (read: nearly impossible). Some are as much a part of the local craft beer scene as the breweries themselves, while some blaze onto the scene with verve and personality, capturing hearts and grins along the way.The members...

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A Look Back at San Diego Beer in 2017

The events, trends, and brews that made the year in beer • San Diego Magazine, January 4, 2018 By Bruce Glassman•At the end of December, when I take that annual look back over the past twelve months, I realize that every year has something of its own personality. I say “something” because every year also has a lot in common with every other; more breweries...

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