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2016 Recap: San Diego’s Best New Breweries

2016 Recap: San Diego's Best New Breweries West Coaster, Dec. 13, 2016 By Brandon Hernández It’s the final month of the year, and time to reflect on the year nearly gone-by. For me, that means assessing San Diego County’s brewery landscape. That’s what I’ll be doing in a three-part series of posts this week, starting with a look at the plethora of new brewing operations that...

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PODCAST: Garage Hour Goons Talk Fine Sips @ Burning Beard

Hank Watson's Garage Hour Presents: Ahhhh, so yum. The Garage Hour trips out of its home base at Helix Brewing in La Mesa, KA, to visit with another Circle of Hops brewer of note, Burning Beard. 'Beard primaries Jeff "Get a Haircut" Wiederkehr and Mike "Tape Deck" Maass join Chef Jeff and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for an hour of beers, music, guns, and something about...

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SD Beertalk Radio Episode 86: The New Kids Festival 2016

San Diego Beertalk Radio Episode 86 Nov 14, 2016 (NSFW) John Hunter – Bitter Brothers Brewing Co. & Shannon Lynnette – Burning Beard Brewing Co. After another music break, we come back with John from Bitter Brothers Brewing Co. We are also joined by Shannon from Burning Beard Brewing Co. as well (51:42), because why not. John brings us a gift of a Russian Imperial Stout called Little Sister, again because why not. He talks a...

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Beer Week 2016

It’s hard to believe, but the Beard’s inaugural San Diego Beer Week experience is nigh! We’ve got a handful of events planned—both in-house and around town—and would love to see you at one, a few, or all of them! Saturday, 11/5 – Guild Fest @ Broadway Pier, 2:00 PM Monday, 11/7 – QUAFFers Turned Pro @ North Park Beer Co., 6:00 PM Tuesday, 11/8 – Make El Cajon Cake...

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Highlights from San Diego Beer Week So Far

Highlights from San Diego Beer Week So Far Hundreds of events, thousands of beers San Diego Magazine, November 10, 2016 By Bruce Glassman   San Diego Beer Week 2016 | Photos: Bruce Glassman Raise your glass! Last Friday, San Diego Beer Week officially got underway with festivities downtown at Broadway Pier. Friday night was the VIP Brewers Takeover, which filled the indoor space with nearly 70 brewers pouring more than 140...

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SD Beertalk Radio Episode 77: SD Bacon Fest 2016, Part 2

  San Diego Beertalk Radio Episode 77 Sep 12, 2016 (NSFW)   Mike Maass – Burning Beard Brewing & Robert Esparza – PushPins Media We continue our Bacon Fest interviews on Part 2 and start with Mike Maass. We start by talking about how Burning Beard is doing only seven months in. We are then joined by Robert Esparza from PushPins Media, the creator of Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival, San Diego Bacon Fest,...

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PODCAST: Burning Beard & Helix Brewing On-Air

Hank Watson’s Garage Hour Presents: Now that's a Garage Hour – all beer, all the time (well, there was some rock & roll too, but we know you like it). Hostus Maximus Justin Fort brings beer friends (and fine brewers in their own right) Mike "Underinsured" Maass and Jeff "Flex" Wiederkehr of Burning Beard Brewing (burningbeardbrewing.com) to Helix Brewing in lovely, scenic, unmolested industrial La Mesa, where they're joined by the...

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Beer in the Headlights: Kensington & Burning Beard

Kensington & Burning Beard West Coaster Magazine, Aug. 2016 By Ian Cheesman View the original article here: https://issuu.com/awodigitaledition/docs/west_coaster_august_2016/34 [caption id="attachment_349616" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Kensington & Burning Beard. West Coaster Magazine, Aug. 2016[/caption]...

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