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The Insider’s Guide to San Diego’s Behemoth Brewery Scene

Vinepair February 12, 2018 By Bruce Glassman • Beer is everywhere in San Diego. Anyone who wants to experience the full breadth and depth of the city’s brewing scene faces a behemoth challenge. Not only is San Diego county geographically large (more than 4,500 square miles), and spread out across a wide variety of landscapes, but the sheer number of breweries to explore — 155 and counting — makes figuring...

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Anniversary Deuce!

Join us on Saturday, March 31, 2018, as we complete our SECOND revolution around the sun and hurtle past the cosmic 2-year milestone together as Burning Beard Brewing Company and friends!  In an effort to outdo our Anniversary 1 celebration, we’re cranking up the dial with another outrageous lineup of beers, bands, food trucks, and mayhem. Once again, we’re opening up the back lot to make...

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San Diego’s favorite beertenders

Pacific Magazine, January 12, 2017 • By Laurie Delk • With around 200 breweries and tasting rooms in San Diego county, selecting a favorite beertender is like picking a favorite beer (read: nearly impossible). Some are as much a part of the local craft beer scene as the breweries themselves, while some blaze onto the scene with verve and personality, capturing hearts and grins along the way. The members...

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A Look Back at San Diego Beer in 2017

The events, trends, and brews that made the year in beer • San Diego Magazine, January 4, 2018 By Bruce Glassman • At the end of December, when I take that annual look back over the past twelve months, I realize that every year has something of its own personality. I say “something” because every year also has a lot in common with every other; more breweries...

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2017 Recap: Beers of the Week

West Coaster, December 22, 2017 By Brandon Hernández • Each week, I feature a locally produced beer that is special from one of numerous standpoints. Sometimes it’s an anniversary beer, other times I go with collaborations. The draw of something unique often piques my interest, then there are times when a beer just tastes outstanding. But the basic plan of action is to highlight quality ales and lagers...

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2017 Recap: Best San Diego County Breweries

West Coaster, December 21, 2017 By Brandon Hernández • What are the best craft breweries in San Diego County? I get asked that all the time. When people pose that question, it’s usually because they’re visiting, so I tailor my response around the types of beers they enjoy, where they’re staying, if they have transportation, etc. But when I take stock for the purposes of an end-of-year article,...

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2017 Recap: San Diego County’s Most Improved Breweries

West Coaster, December 20, 2017 By Brandon Hernández • In reading a list of most-improved breweries, one can make the assumption that in order to make that roster these interests must have been pumping out bad beer at some point. While this certainly could be true, it is not always the case with brewing companies that find themselves a part of this annually shifting assemblage. In most cases...

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Beer gives back

Societe and Alesmith are just a few companies getting in the holiday spirit.  San Diego City Beat, December 4, 2017 By Beth Demmon • JMC Construction has partnered with Burning Beard Brewing (785 Vernon Way) in El Cajon to collect toys for children living at the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 10, so stop by for a pint and a high five. Read the full article here: http://sdcitybeat.com/food-drink/final-draught/beer-gives-back/  ...

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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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