Burning Beard Brewing

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...

Read MoreRead More

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...

Read MoreRead More

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 Bellows The 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...

Read MoreRead More

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...

Read MoreRead More

A Tale of Merriment, Accomplishment, and a Mosh Pit

Burning Beard's 1st Anniversary By Katie Ostler, Beardtender April 13, 2017 • It was certainly a party for the books. Our celebration of 365 days of Burning Beard Brewing Co. was filled with new and familiar friends, many a hoisted stein, live music, and a togetherness made possible by the shared dream of opening a brewery. The event itself was a behemoth to pull off. While early planning began...

Read MoreRead More

Sometimes I Like It Ugly

By Jeff Wiederkehr Co-Founder, Head Brewer Burning Beard Brewing Co. April 5, 2017 • Thinking about the Hazy IPA and really trying to work it out as a lover of San Diego, San Diego beer, and beer tradition. What is it about this new spin on the IPA that is so polarizing? Eventually, these thoughts on the Hazy IPA brought me to music. There are so many correlations that range...

Read MoreRead More

Beer of the Week: Barrel-Aged Panic at the Monastery

West Coaster, March 30, 2017 By Brandon Hernández • From the Beer Writer: I can be a tough judge of a brewery’s character and wares, but from the first time I visited El Cajon’s Burning Beard Brewing, I’ve been nothing but impressed with their ethos, environs and the liquid fruits of its brew crew’s labor. All of it melds and works together to deliver a concept that, while rather...

Read MoreRead More

1-Year Anniversary Party – Ticket Holders Unite!

To help you prepare for a kick-ass time, here’s a look at the day’s agenda. Please note: The Beard will be OPEN ONLY TO EVENT TICKET HOLDERS on Saturday, 4/1. Also, because we're completely maxed out on ticket sales, we will not be selling tickets at the door. We’d love to have everyone in, but we just can’t. Our permit says so =( Looking forward to seeing y’all...

Read MoreRead More

Big Boots Brew Day

Big Boots Brew Day @ Burning Beard Brewing Co. A play in three acts By Katie Ostler, Beardtender March 27, 2017 • The Players Shannon Lynnette - Tasting Room Manager, Burning Beard Brewing Katie Ostler - Beardtender, Burning Beard Brewing Torry Eagle - Beardtender, Burning Beard Brewing Nikki Kojima - Beardtender, Burning Beard Brewing Shannon Hughes - Beertender, Rip Current Brewing Lindsey - Beertender, Rip Current Brewing Sam Olson - Brewer, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers Danielle Rodriguez -...

Read MoreRead More