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CA State Fair Competition: 23 San Diego Awards

West Coaster June 12, 2018 By Ryan Lamb•The results from the California State Fair’s Commercial Beer Competition have been posted, and San Diegans brewed up 23 award winners. The State Fair takes place in Sacramento from July 13-29, with the Best of California Brewfest on Saturday, July 21.1st PlaceBurgeon – Dutchman’s Pipe (Coffee Beer) Burning Beard – Klausbier (Session Beer) Culver – Tiger Ride (Belgian Pale Strong...

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Et tu, Brut IPA?

San Diego City Beat June 11, 2018 By Beth Demmon•San Francisco's twist on the IPA is making it into San Diego breweries The best India Pale Ales come out of San Diego, period. Sure, there are some contenders (I’m looking at you, Fieldwork Brewing Company), but even many of those are brewed by San Diego beer alumni. So I feel a little threatened when a new style comes from...

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Have a Beer with Burning Beard Founders Mike Maass and Jeff Wiederkehr

Inside the subversive, creative, and punk-inspired brewery that’s one of San Diego’s coolest brands San Diego Magazine May 24, 2018 By Bruce Glassman•Call it a mission. Call it a credo. Call it a movement. The guys who founded Burning Beard Brewing have a crystal-clear vision of what they want their company and their beers to be. Jeff Wiederkehr and Mike Maass are serious about having their brewery reflect their...

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Innovation from East County

San Diego City Beat May 7, 2018 By Davey Landeros•El Cajon’s Burning Beard blazes a trail with a new beer club and focus on sours It’s been a little over two years since opening, and Burning Beard (785 Vernon Way) has been making a lot of noise. The El Cajon-based brewery’s Czech pilsner, Normcore, was voted best lager earlier this year in West Coaster’s “Best of San Diego Beer Reader’s Choice...

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2018 San Diego International Beer Competition results

West Coaster May 1, 2018 By  BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ•Today, the winners of the professional brewing competition held as part of the San Diego International Beer Festival were announced. San Diego County breweries brought home 18 gold, 22 silver and 21 bronze medals. The most prolific winners were Belching Beaver Brewery, which won four total medals, three of which were gold, and Pizza Port, which also collected four medals, one of which was gold....

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This Beard’s on fire

San Diego Reader May 1, 2018 By Ian Anderson• Good beertenders make great brews better It’s nearing 5 o’clock on a Friday afternoon in El Cajon, and the energy is building at Burning Beard Brewing. The two-year-old beer company sits in an industrial zone due south of the small airstrip at Gillespie Field, surrounded by metal shops and auto parts businesses. Some of the customers are still wearing work shirts...

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Results: 2018 Los Angeles International Beer Competition

West Coaster April 28, 2018 By Ryan Lamb•San Diegan brewers earned 50 medals, plus five honorable mentions, at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition, including three gold medals each for Chula Vista’s 3 Punk Ales and North Park-based Eppig Brewing. Resident and Second Chance each brought home two golds. Local results below:Gold Medals (19)3 Punk Ales – Everything Went Black (American-Style Black Ale) 3 Punk Ales...

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Critic’s Picks: San Diego’s Best Beer 2018

San Diego Magazine April 24, 2018 By Bruce Glassman• Beer columnist Bruce Glassman looks at the 15 brews that have created the longest-lasting impression since May 2017  LOST ABBEY Devil Went Down to Georgia American Strong Ale Aged in bourbon barrels, this beer is a life-changing experience. Deep, rich flavors of caramel, bourbon, and peach are elevated by Brettanomyces notes and black tea.STONE Mikhail Espresso Russian Imperial Stout Aged in bourbon barrels, this...

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Take it from the Tap: A monthly taste of beer from here

Pacific San Diego  March 30, 2018 By Peter Rowe•THIRST QUENCHINGA local beer to spend some time withBeer: Normcore PilsFrom: Burning Beard Brewing CompanyWhy: On a bright April day, what’s better than a bright pilsner? Normcore may be the region’s best Czech-style pils — clean, light-bodied and refreshing.Geeking out: 5.5% ABV; 35 international bittering units; German malts; Czech hops.Burning Beard Brewing Company 785 Vernon Way, El Cajon 619.456.9185, burningbeardbrewing.com Feature image: Rick Nocon...

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