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Burning Beard Brewing

Beer Touring: Burning Beard Brewing Company

Beer Touring: Burning Beard Brewing Company West Coaster, April 26, 2016 By Brandon Hernández Standing across the street from Burning Beard Brewing Company (785 Vernon Way, El Cajon), I could hear two things crystal-clear—the low drone of punk-rock music and a bartender enthusiastically explaining one of the beers. I was familiar with and happy to encounter both. After crossing Vernon Way, I headed straight for the bar and...

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The Beard’s TV Debut (VIDEO)

What's On Tap w/ Brandon Hernández CW 6 Morning News April 22, 2016 We were graciously invited by Brandon Hernández (West Coaster, AleSmith, CW6) to share our story (and beer) on the CW6 News in the Morning with Marc Bailey. ...

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Burning Beard Brewing rises from ashes

Burning Beard Brewing rises from the ashes East County regains a first-rate brewery San Diego City Beat, April 18, 2016 By Andrew Dyer   Sun-baked East County is a land of mystery offering more questions than answers. Why do all the pickups look like they have broken rear axles? Why do people drive 15 miles per hour slower on the freeway than the rest of the county? Scholars have debated...

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The Beardless Brewers

The Beardless Brewers Meet the duo behind El Cajon's newest (and only) brewery San Diego Magazine, April 14, 2016 By Bruce Glassman For a week or so back in February, El Cajon was brewery-less. Luckily, the dark cloud that hung over Gotham did not hang long, for—within only a few weeks—Burning Beard Brewing Company was up and running. The brewery’s opening was the culmination of a longtime dream held by...

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Wow, that was incredible! (VIDEO)

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Grand Opening of the Beard. We can say without hesitation that the whole experience FAR surpassed our expectations. So many smiling faces. So many nice and humbling comments. So many beers poured and enjoyed. There were Beard regulars and Beard first-timers. Locals and out-of-owners. Casual connoisseurs and industry insiders. Fellow brewers brought with them not only the...

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It’s Gonna Be Grand!

Friday & Saturday, April 1-2, 2016 12-10 PM Come join us for the Grand Opening of Burning Beard Brewing Co. While our soft opening has been very awesome—thanks to everyone who’s come out to see and support us—it’s time to ice the cake and make everything official. To coax even the most northerly and westerly of San Diego beer drinkers to the sunny climes of El Cajon to...

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Our first beer fest!

Mike Maass Co-founder   It’s 5:00 AM on a Saturday. Why on earth did I agree to this? I struggle out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, and load up my truck with banners, stickers, flyers, bungee cords, and zip ties. Load-in time for the East County Craft Beer Invitational is 6:00 AM, and I want to be sure to snag some good fence real estate for our...

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Week 1 Under Our Belt!

Mike Maass Co-founder   This time last week we were biting our nails, hoping we’d pass final inspection, receive our Certificate of Occupancy, and finally open the Beard. Well, as you now know, everything came together and we were able to open our doors at 3:00 PM on Leap Day, 2016. The week that followed was a whirlwind of friends, family, new and returning customers, and a whole lotta’...

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Burning Beard keeps El Cajon on tap

Burning Beard keeps El Cajon on tap Can't you smell that smell? San Diego Reader, March 4, 2016 By Ian Anderson El Cajon's brewing scene came back to life on February 29, the soft-opening date for Burning Beard Brewing Company. Founded by a pair of homebrewing friends, Burning Beard debuted — as many new breweries do — with a short list of beers. However, a professionally finished tasting room...

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Five New Restaurants To Visit This Weekend

Sip & Savor in East County: Burning Beard Brewing Company By Keri Bridgwater, Mar 4, 2016 Mike Maass and business partner Jeff Wiederkehr recently opened their new El Cajon brewhouse, where the (surprisingly beardless) brewers are currently pouring six debut beers. On tap are two hoppy West Coast IPAs; a coffee stout and coffee stout on nitro; plus Russian Imperial Stout and Russian Imperial Stout on nitro. They...

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