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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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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 the game since our...

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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. I’ve included both widely distributed beers...

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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 BellowsThe 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 d’Vine...

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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 judges scored each beer from...

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