Burning Beard Brewing

2017 Recap: Beers of the Week

West Coaster, December 22, 2017 By Brandon Hernández•Each week, I feature a locally produced beer that is special from one of numerous standpoints. Sometimes it’s an anniversary beer, other times I go with collaborations. The draw of something unique often piques my interest, then there are times when a beer just tastes outstanding. But the basic plan of action is to highlight quality ales and lagers...

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2017 Recap: Best San Diego County Breweries

West Coaster, December 21, 2017 By Brandon Hernández•What are the best craft breweries in San Diego County? I get asked that all the time. When people pose that question, it’s usually because they’re visiting, so I tailor my response around the types of beers they enjoy, where they’re staying, if they have transportation, etc. But when I take stock for the purposes of an end-of-year article,...

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2017 Recap: San Diego County’s Most Improved Breweries

West Coaster, December 20, 2017 By Brandon Hernández•In reading a list of most-improved breweries, one can make the assumption that in order to make that roster these interests must have been pumping out bad beer at some point. While this certainly could be true, it is not always the case with brewing companies that find themselves a part of this annually shifting assemblage. In most cases...

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Beer gives back

Societe and Alesmith are just a few companies getting in the holiday spirit.  San Diego City Beat, December 4, 2017 By Beth Demmon•JMC Construction has partnered with Burning Beard Brewing (785 Vernon Way) in El Cajon to collect toys for children living at the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 10, so stop by for a pint and a high five.Read the full article here: http://sdcitybeat.com/food-drink/final-draught/beer-gives-back/ ...

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The new crowd of San Diego breweries

Number has doubles since 214 San Diego Reader, Oct. 25, 2017 By Ian Anderson•Burning Beard Brewing Co. El Cajon, 2016 As brewers and business partners, Burning Beard’s Mike Maass and Jeff Wiederkehr form one of the sharpest tandems in San Diego beer, and they've managed to do what no one else has, short of Alpine or Nickel Beer Company: open a destination brewery in East County. You needn’t drive...

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Room 101, Wet Hops, and Role Playing

By Jeff Wiederkehr Co-Founder, Head Brewer Burning Beard Brewing Co. September 5, 2017•A multidimensional blog post in which it is so hot we travel back in time, get inside Jeff’s head, learn how a wet-hopped beer recipe is formulated, and discover the most important thing on brew day is the sound track.This Is the PrologueOn this day, September 1st 2017, perhaps the hottest day on Earth, or maybe...

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Seany Beer Brunch a Smashing Success!

On Sunday, June 11, we hosted our 1st Annual Seany Beer Brunch at Burning Beard. Five months in planning, the event was a beer-and-food pairing fundraiser to benefit The Seany Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) that brings hope and happiness to kids affected by cancer and their families. Little did we know when we first hatched the idea just how awesome the day would be, nor how awesome...

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Top Ten Breweries in San Diego (VIDEO)

What's On Draft May 8, 2017•This week, we visit Intergalactic for a special May the Fourth event before delving deep into a top ten breweries of San Diego list!https://vimeo.com/216459526View original article here: http://whatsondraft.tv/2017/05/top-10-breweries-in-san-diego/...

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San Diego International Beer Festival Winners

West Coaster, May 2, 2017 By Brandon Hernández•Winners of the San Diego International Beer Festival’s professional brewing competition were released today. A component of the San Diego County Fair’s annual festivities, the competition included entries from across the globe judged by professional beer judges and Southern California brewing professionals in late-April. A total of 68 medals were awarded to San Diego-based breweries. Of that number, 23...

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SD Beertalk Radio Episode 109

May 1, 2017(NSFW)•We come back and finish up our interviews at the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival.  Before the show starts, we recorded from a future podcast the news from last week.  Even though we try and get all the news, we did miss a “New Brewery Alert” in the news, Smoking Cannon Brewery in Ramona.  Also after recording the results of the...

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