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WANTED: BEARDTENDER

What sounds your barbaric yawp? Burning Beard Brewing Company is on the lookout for a talented and passionate full-time Beardtender. At the Beard, our ethos is grounded in the fundamentals of craftsmanship and artistry, whether that takes the form of beer making, music, literature, woodworking, outdoorsmanship, or general artistic & creative aptitude and/or appreciation. We’re looking for a like-minded rapscallion who’s as passionate about the craft as...

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Why Beer Festivals Are Awesome

Why Beer Festivals Are Awesome Power-sipping our way through a smorgasbord of San Diego brews San Diego Magazine, May 19, 2016 By Bruce Glassman   Live music. Dozens of breweries. More than 100 beers to taste. These are the makings of a fine afternoon. This past Saturday, the 5th Annual Rhythm & Brews Festival offered craft beer fans a special venue in which to sip, sample, and explore beers by brewers...

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Beer of the Week: Holy the Voyd

Beer of the Week: Burning Beard Brewing Holy the Voyd West Coaster, May 13, 2016 By Brandon Hernández From the Beer Writer: When I visited Burning Beard Brewing Company, I really dug the skulls and punk-rock aesthetic, but you can’t drink logos and hoodies. Fortunately, the beer was good enough that I’d have drunk it even if it had been served in a glass sporting the image of...

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SD Beertalk Radio: Burning Beard Brewing Co.

San Diego Beertalk Radio Episode 61 May 11, 2016 (NSFW)   We begin the episode talking about some current news about World Beer Cup. During the news, our interview for next week’s podcast calls us so we have to cut it short, but the rest of the news will be at the end of the show. Enjoy the interview with Jeff Wiederkehr and Mike Maass from Burning Beard Brewing. The Interview: Burning Beard is...

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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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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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Juke Box!

Jeff Wiederkehr Co-founder   Dear Customer: I have become obsessed with our juke box. It has become a living entity for me and I speak of her in a manner that illuminates my psychosis. There are layers to this obsession and they run deep. I want her for myself, but also for the Beard, but most of all (showing the true depths of my depravity), I want her for you. Mike...

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