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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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The Beard’s TV Debut (VIDEO)

What's On Tap w/ Brandon Hernández CW 6 Morning News April 22, 2016 We were graciously invited by Brandon Hernández (West Coaster, AleSmith, CW6) to share our story (and beer) on the CW6 News in the Morning with Marc Bailey. ...

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Burning Beard Brewing rises from ashes

Burning Beard Brewing rises from the ashes East County regains a first-rate brewery San Diego City Beat, April 18, 2016 By Andrew Dyer   Sun-baked East County is a land of mystery offering more questions than answers. Why do all the pickups look like they have broken rear axles? Why do people drive 15 miles per hour slower on the freeway than the rest of the county? Scholars have debated...

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The Beardless Brewers

The Beardless Brewers Meet the duo behind El Cajon's newest (and only) brewery San Diego Magazine, April 14, 2016 By Bruce Glassman For a week or so back in February, El Cajon was brewery-less. Luckily, the dark cloud that hung over Gotham did not hang long, for—within only a few weeks—Burning Beard Brewing Company was up and running. The brewery’s opening was the culmination of a longtime dream held by...

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Burning Beard keeps El Cajon on tap

Burning Beard keeps El Cajon on tap Can't you smell that smell? San Diego Reader, March 4, 2016 By Ian Anderson El Cajon's brewing scene came back to life on February 29, the soft-opening date for Burning Beard Brewing Company. Founded by a pair of homebrewing friends, Burning Beard debuted — as many new breweries do — with a short list of beers. However, a professionally finished tasting room...

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Five New Restaurants To Visit This Weekend

Sip & Savor in East County: Burning Beard Brewing Company By Keri Bridgwater, Mar 4, 2016 Mike Maass and business partner Jeff Wiederkehr recently opened their new El Cajon brewhouse, where the (surprisingly beardless) brewers are currently pouring six debut beers. On tap are two hoppy West Coast IPAs; a coffee stout and coffee stout on nitro; plus Russian Imperial Stout and Russian Imperial Stout on nitro. They...

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120 Breweries in San Diego

120 Breweries in San Diego By Ryan Lamb, Mar 1, 2016   Within the last two weeks, three brewing companies commenced pouring in San Diego County, bringing the active brewhouse count to 120. For some perspective, just 27 local breweries were in operation at the end of 2009. Burning Beard Brewing held their soft opening yesterday in El Cajon. With the cessation of nearby URBN St’s brewing operations, they...

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Tough times for beer in El Cajon

Tough times for beer in El Cajon URBN St. closure leaves city beerless till the spring San Diego Reader, Feb 4, 2016 By Ian Anderson   For a moment there, the El Cajon was on the verge of having three breweries. But last week, incoming Knox Corners Brewing announced via Facebook it had ended its efforts to open in El Cajon, instead securing a property in nearby Lakeside. Then news...

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Q&A: Jeff Wiederkehr

Q&A: Jeff Wiederkehr West Coaster, Jan 12, 2016 By Brandon Hernández Last year, we introduced readers to Burning Beard Brewing Company, a start-up scheduled to spring up like fire from the follicles of El Cajon. Since then, a great deal of progress has been made. If all goes well, BBBC will open its doors before spring springs. This time around, we’re getting to know one of the business’...

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