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A round of beers for Camp Fire victims

Craft beer breweries come together to help California fire relief effort.
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 6, 2018
This holiday season, craft beer is being used to help bring relief to those devastated by the Camp Fire. Sierra Nevada is leading a nationwide effort to brew a fundraiser beer called Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.
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Melvin Brewing in East Village in downtown San Diego

New breweries refreshing downtown

Craft beer venues are opening in East Village, including breweries offering gluten-reduced beers and gluten-free bites
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 2, 2018
Craft beer is pouring into downtown’s East Village. 
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Waterfront Park provides a spacious and comfortable venue to enjoy music festivals. Courtesy photo.

Scallywag festival is back in San Diego

Punk rock and craft beer will come together at Scallywag festival on Oct. 20.
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 19, 2018
Waterfront Park is turning Rancid on Oct. 20. The ska-influenced punk band with the mega-hit songs "Time Bomb" and "Ruby Soho" will headline at the Scallywag music and craft beer festival.
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Ballast Point Tasting Room is a classy spot to enjoy house specialties. Photo credit: Bernadette Hilgeman.

Local brewery still grand

Ricardo Soltero April 5, 2016

San Diego local craft beer breweries and pundits were shaken last year when Constellation Brand bought Ballast Point Brewing Company. The Modelo and Corona distributor reportedly acquired Ballast Point,...

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Stone Brewery offers 20 beers on tap every day rotating its line-up every week. Photo credit: Bernadette Hilgeman Contributor

Craft beers carved in Stone

Ricardo Soltero March 25, 2016

Stone Brewing Company, the ever-expanding brewery that was voted by Beer Advocate readers as number 1 "All Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” in 2013, has a new tasting room located on Kettner in the...

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Bolt Brewery offers a vast array of craft beers that are sure to please novice and veteran beer aficionados alike. Photo credit: Ricardo Soltero

Pints for Knights: Time to Bolt Up

Bolt Up is Little Italy's new Tasting Room
Ricardo Soltero October 15, 2015

San Diego is vying for craft brewery supremacy. The city has seen an influx of breweries and tasting rooms. With the help of some friendly competition, Stone Brewery, Ballast Point and Karl Strauss among...

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Be it catching up with friends or on the game, the Monkey Paw provides a comfortable place to enjoy a pint. Photo credit: Joe Kendall

Crafting Culture

The Monkey Paw redefines
what it means to be a college bar
Mark Elliott May 19, 2015

There’s something one should know every time they look to the drafts and swirling colored chalkboard at the Monkey Paw. There’s a laboratory hidden behind those many taps. There are breakers boiling,...

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Karl Strauss' carne asada fries. Michelle Moran, City Times.

Craft beer in Little Italy

Michelle Moran December 5, 2013

San Diego is slowly becoming a craft beer mecca for all the beer lovers, due to the vast amount of breweries that have been opening up over the past few years. Karl Strauss first opened their micro brewery...

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