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San Diego’s 10 Best New Breweries

San Diego's 10 Best New Breweries In alphabetical order, here are the top breweries that opened in the past year San Diego Magazine, April 21, 2017 By Bruce Glassman Photography by Priscilla Iezzi   Our pints runneth over. For the past few years, San Diego’s beer scene has been one of the fastest growing anywhere. The current brewery count is about to crack 140, and nearly two dozen newbies have entered...

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Critic’s Picks: San Diego’s 10 Best Beers 2017

Critic's Picks: San Diego's 10 Best Beers 2017 Beer writer Bruce Glassman chooses his favorite new brews from the past year San Diego Magazine, April 21, 2017 By Bruce Glassman I taste many hundreds of beers in the course of a year. For a beer to truly stand out, it has to be stellar—creative, highly flavorful, different, and expertly made. These brews were particularly memorable for their exceptional quality....

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The Publicans Pick

The Publicans Pick The city’s top beer aficionados give us their 10 favorites from the past year San Diego Magazine, April 21, 2017 By Bruce Glassman Ivan Derezin Owner, Churchill’s Pub and Grille, The Bellows The Pupil IPA (Societe) The Bachelorette Single Hop Lager (Societe) Mixed Greens Double IPA (Burgeon) Dutchman’s Pipe Imperial Stout (Burgeon) Bacon and Eggs Coffee Porter (Pizza Port) Churchill’s Finest Hour Imperial Stout (Port Brewing) Eau...

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San Diego Magazine’s Battle of the Beers

San Diego Magazine's Battle of the Beers Five of our staffers take a blind taste test of the city’s newest brews San Diego Magazine, April 21, 2017 By Bruce Glassman Photography by Priscilla Iezzi We invited everyone from the top 10 new breweries list** to submit beers for a blind tasting. A total of 34 different beers were received and sorted into four categories: Hoppy, Belgian-Inspired, Malty, and Freestyle. The...

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A Tale of Merriment, Accomplishment, and a Mosh Pit

A Tale of Merriment, Accomplishment, and a Mosh Pit Burning Beard's 1st Anniversary By Katie Ostler, Beardtender April 13, 2017 It was certainly a party for the books. Our celebration of 365 days of Burning Beard Brewing Co. was filled with new and familiar friends, many a hoisted stein, live music, and a togetherness made possible by the shared dream of opening a brewery. The event itself was a...

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Sometimes I Like It Ugly

Sometimes I Like It Ugly By Jeff Wiederkehr Co-Founder, Head Brewer Burning Beard Brewing Co. April 5, 2017 Thinking about the Hazy IPA and really trying to work it out as a lover of San Diego, San Diego beer, and beer tradition. What is it about this new spin on the IPA that is so polarizing? Eventually, these thoughts on the Hazy IPA brought me to music. There are so...

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Beer of the Week: Barrel-Aged Panic at the Monastery

Beer of the Week: Burning Beard Barrel-Aged Panic at the Monastery West Coaster, March 30, 2017 By Brandon Hernández From the Beer Writer: I can be a tough judge of a brewery’s character and wares, but from the first time I visited El Cajon’s Burning Beard Brewing, I’ve been nothing but impressed with their ethos, environs and the liquid fruits of its brew crew’s labor. All of it melds...

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1-Year Anniversary Party – Ticket Holders Unite!

To help you prepare for a kick-ass time, here’s a look at the day’s agenda. Please note: The Beard will be OPEN ONLY TO EVENT TICKET HOLDERS on Saturday, 4/1. Also, because we're completely maxed out on ticket sales, we will not be selling tickets at the door. We’d love to have everyone in, but we just can’t. Our permit says so =( Looking forward to seeing y’all...

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Big Boots Brew Day

Big Boots Brew Day @ Burning Beard Brewing Co. A play in three acts By Katie Ostler, Beardtender March 27, 2017 The Players Shannon Lynnette - Tasting Room Manager, Burning Beard Brewing Katie Ostler - Beardtender, Burning Beard Brewing Torry Eagle - Beardtender, Burning Beard Brewing Nikki Kojima - Beardtender, Burning Beard Brewing Shannon Hughes - Beertender, Rip Current Brewing Lindsey - Beertender, Rip Current Brewing Sam Olson - Brewer, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers Danielle Rodriguez -...

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