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FEB 2015 | SERVING AMERICA’S FINEST BEER COUNTY | SAN DIEGO

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West Coaster, THE PUBLICATION Founders RYAN LAMB MIKE SHESS Publisher MIKE SHESS mike@westcoastersd.com Executive Editor RYAN LAMB ryan@westcoastersd.com Art Director KAYLA COLEMAN kayla@westcoastersd.com Graphic Designer ASHLEY DREWITZ ashley@westcoastersd.com Media Consultant TOM SHESS thomas.shess@gmail.com Staff Writers SAM TIERNEY sam@westcoastersd.com BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ brandon@westcoastersd.com RYAN RESCHAN ryan.reschan@westcoastersd.com GONZALO QUINTERO drqcbt@gmail.com Contributors AMBER NELSON BRUCE GLASSMAN IAN CHEESMAN JUSTIN BARROW TIM STAHL

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MIKE SHESS RYAN LAMB JOSH EVERETT

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INTO THE BREW

THE CARBOY CHRONICLES

Sam Tierney is a graduate of the Siebel Institute and Doemens World Beer Academy brewing technology diploma program. He currently works as a brewer at Firestone Walker Brewing Company and has most recently passed the Certified Cicerone® exam. He geeks out on all things related to brewing, beer styles, and beer history.

Ryan Reschan is a long time resident of North County San Diego, and he first got into craft beer during his time at UC San Diego while completing a degree in Electrical Engineering. Skipping the macro lagers, he enjoyed British and Irish style ales before discovering the burgeoning local beer scene in North County and the rest of the country. After his introduction to brewing beer by a family friend, he brewed sparingly with extract until deciding to further his knowledge and transition into all-grain brewing. Between batches of beer, he posts video beer reviews on YouTube (user: StumpyJoeJr) multiple times a week along with occasional homebrew videos and footage of beer events he attends.

PLATES & PINTS Brandon Hernández is a native San Diegan and the author of the San Diego Beer News Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries (available on Amazon.com). In addition to his on-staff work for West Coaster, he is responsible for communications for local craft beer producer Stone Brewing Company; an editor for Zagat; the San Diego correspondent for Celebrator Beer News; and contributes articles on beer, food, restaurants and other such killer topics to national publications including USA TODAY, The Beer Connoisseur, Beer West, Beer Magazine, Imbibe and Wine Enthusiast as well as local outlets including The San Diego Reader, Edible San Diego, Pacific San Diego, Ranch & Coast, San Diego Magazine and U-T San Diego.

© 2014 West Coaster Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE Gonzalo J. Quintero, Ed.D. is a San Diego native, three-time SDSU grad, career educator, and co-founder of the popular multimedia craft beer discussion craftbeertasters.wordpress. com. An avid homebrewer, Cicerone Certified Beer Server, and seasoned traveler, Dr. Quintero takes great pride in educating people about craft beer and the craft beer culture. By approaching the subject from the perspective of a scholar and educator, Dr. Quintero has developed a passion for spreading the good word of local beer.

“No beer was wasted in the making of this publication.”

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Brews in American Pink the News Hop Con- Boots vention Society

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The Carboy Chronicles

The Into the Doctor’s Brew Office

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Photos: Museum of Man Beer Tasting

#sdbeer Directories & Instagram Maps picks

ON THE COVER: This wall of beer at the San Diego Museum of Man’s BEERology exhibit is just one piece amongst many that tell the history of our favorite beverage. See more on page 40 and 41. Photo by Tim Stahl


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CAMPAIGN FOR LUPUS RESEARCH BEGINS JANUARY 31

More than 20 of our local craft breweries plan to brew a beer in support of lupus research and awareness in 2015, thanks to an initiative established by journalist Brandon Hernández. On January 31, the Beer to the Rescue campaign kicks off at Benchmark Brewing with the release of Hildegard, a triple IPA. “Most people have heard of lupus or know someone suffering from it, but few know anything beyond the name of this autoimmune disease — what it is, its effect on those who have it or the fact that it is severely under-researched. This needs to change,” says Hernández, who was diagnosed with lupus in 2014 after years of suffering. Proceeds from Beer to the Rescue benefit the Lupus Foundation of Southern California (LFSC; lupussocal.org) In a press release, Hernández noted that in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties alone, more than 20,000 people are suffering from lupus. That number is even considered a low estimate, because most people with lupus are never diagnosed with this autoimmune disease, which negatively impacts victims via myriad painful symptoms, causes irreparable damage to vital organs and can be fatal. “The LFSC has been in operation for 20 years, and because no one really talks about lupus — even people who have lupus — it’s hard to get people involved with our organization,” says LFSC Executive Director Hollaine Hopkins. “The Beer to the Rescue campaign will tap into the very

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large and passionate craft beer fan base that already exists in San Diego and help raise awareness for lupus and our organization.” In addition to the Benchmark beer mentioned above, other Beer to the Rescue brews include a Belgian-style quadrupel from Nickel Beer Co., a dry-hopped Belgianstyle single brewed with rhubarb from Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery, an imperial milk stout infused with chocolate, orange and spicy chilies from Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, a sour ale brewed with blueberries and fermented using wild yeast from Toolbox Brewing Company, a black saison brewed with dried currants and orange peel from Lightning Brewery, and an experimentally dry-hopped wheat and passion fruit-infused Brett IPA from Green Flash Brewing Company. More San Diego breweries plan to participate, although not all of them will be creating beers for the campaign. Some, due to brewing capacity restraints, will instead donate to the cause, host special events, and/or make LFSC a featured charity at their venues. Those breweries include 32 North, AleSmith, Amplified Ale Works, Aztec, Bagby Beer, Bolt, Coronado, Council, Intergalactic, Iron Fist, Mike Hess, Mother Earth, New English, Pizza Port Solana Beach, Port/The Lost Abbey/The Hop Concept, Rip Current, Societe, Stone (Escondido), Stone (Liberty Station), Toolbox, and URBN St. Keep up with the campaign by subscribing to Beer to the Rescue social channels: Facebook (facebook.com/beertotherescue), and Twitter (twitter. com/beertotherescue).


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Brews

IN THE N E W S PHOTOS BY MIKE SHESS

TASTY ROOMS In North Park, San Marco’s Rip Current Brewing Company opened their long-awaited tasting room across the street from Ritual Tavern at 4101 30th Street. Armed with 20 taps and food from the kitchen of the adjacent Sublime Ale House expansion, the tasting room is roomy and well-appointed. This is the latest addition to the strong brewery presence on 30th Street, and Rip Current joins Fall Brewing Co., Poor House Brewing Co., Belching Beaver Brewery, Modern Times Beer, and Stone Brewing Co. - all of whom have a tasting room on what Men’s Journal Magazine calls “the nation’s best beer boulevard.” In Miramar, Oceanside’s Legacy Brewing Co. opened their tasting room/restaurant mid-January on 7060 Miramar Road with 15 Legacy beers on tap. The patriotic brewery is also serving food from a menu with small plates, salads and sandwiches. For more info, visit legacybrewingco.com.

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DRAFT MAGAZINE’S TOP BEER BARS In their annual feature, “America’s 100 Best Beer Bars,” DRAFT Magazine named five local pubs: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights, Tiger!Tiger! in North Park, O’Brien’s in Kearny Mesa, Hamilton’s in South Park and Encinitas Ale Works. The list is a veritable who’s who of the finest craft beer bars in the country. View it online at draftmag.com/americas-100-best-beerbars-2015/


LOCAL INDUSTRY WATCH Award-winning homebrewer Kelsey McNair will open North Park Beer Company at 3038 University Avenue. With terms for a long-term lease negotiated, the nearly 9000 square foot space will contain a 15 barrel brewhouse in addition to a kitchen. McNair won Stone Brewing Co.’s March Madness homebrewing competition with his San Diego County Session Ale in 2010, and won Gold in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 National Homebrewing Competition with Hop-Fu! IPA. North Park Beer Co. will occupy the former location of Undisputed Gym on the corner of Ohio and University, joining nearby beer neighbors Mike Hess Brewing, Bottlecraft and Seven Grand. Construction on the brewpub is expected to begin in six months. The first brewery of 2015 opened in January: Kuracali Saké & Beer Brewery. The 98th active brewery in San Diego county, Kuracali is located at 175 Bosstick Blvd #104 in San Marcos. The tasting room hours are Friday 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 12 - 8 p.m. The first beer on tap: Mellow Brown, a 5.5% ale made with noble hops and British malt. For those looking for something different, saké is coming soon! Visit kuracali.com for more info. At time of press, Half Door Brewing Co. was just getting set to host their soft opening in the East Village at 903 Island Ave. Their brewer, Dan Drayne, had been busy plying his trade at Coronado before leaving to work on this project with his sister and father. Half Door and Kuracali join Wavelength and Fall as the most recent San Diego breweries. In La Mesa, Depot Springs announced their plans for a 20,000 square foot project that will include a brewery, distillery, coffee house and event center. The ambitious project will feature Stuart Long, formerly of The Lost Abbey, as head brewer. Depot Springs ownership recently launched a Kickstarter campaign that hopes to raise $75,000 to put towards the project. Within each Kickstarter page, there is a section titled “Risks and Challenges” where the project organizer addresses potential roadblocks. Therein, Depot Springs writes: “Little to almost no risk as we own the land! We already have the approvals from the city and have put together an amazing team from our architect to our general contractor and will break ground by Feb 1!” While we’re stoked to see a brewery open in a drier part of the county, West Coaster must offer a word of caution: in no instance is opening a brewery a “little to almost no risk” venture. Still, we’re optimistic; the project sounds cool. Opening is scheduled for Fall 2015 and more info can be found online at depotspringsbeerco.com View breweries currently open and in planning online at westcoastersd.com/sd-brewing-industry-watch/

FEBREWARY EVENTS 2/7 Blind Lady Ale House 6th Anniversary Cape Run 2/7 Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle 2nd Anniversary / Sour Saturday 2/7 Arcana 2nd Anniversary & Twisted Manzanita Collaboration Release 2/9 Pliny the Younger ships from Russian River - expect to see it on tap around town throughout the week 2/10 Beer & Chocolate Pairing @ Prohibition Brewing Co. 2/12 Twisted Manzanita Beer Pairing Dinner @ Table 926 2/14 6th Annual Brewbies Beer Festival @ Bagby Beer 2/14 2nd Saturday w/ Karl Strauss @ Hamilton’s 2/18 DrinkAbout @ Blind Lady Ale House, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado, Station Tavern, Hamilton’s, Ritual Tavern & Tiger!Tiger! 2/20 Winter Brew Fest @ Hall of Champions (Balboa Park) 2/20 - 21 Culture 2nd Anniversary 2/21 8th Annual Masquerade di Lost Abbey 2/22 50/50 Eclipse Tasting at Holiday Wine Cellar 2/22 Belgian Fest @ Stone Liberty Station

Both photos: Kelsey McNair at the future home of North Park Beer Co. Photo by Mike Shess


59th Annual

AMERICAN HOP CONVENTION JANUARY 8, 2015 | PHOTOS BY TIM STAHL

Hosted by Hop Growers of America and held at Rancho Bernardo Inn & Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido, the American Hop Convention drew brewers and farmers from all over the world. At the convention, Douglas MacKinnon (CEO of 47 Hops and former executive director of Hop Growers of America) provided some interesting insight: yields were down in 2014 and prices continue to rise as growers attempt to keep up with the increased demand for hops. Hop growers last year planted an additional 3,600 acres of hops for a total of 38,011 acres — the most since 39,726 in 2009 — but yields dropped by 4.79 percent because of an unseasonably hot July in the Pacific Northwest, where 98 percent of all commercially-grown hops were harvested. “In 2015 there’s no margin for error for hops growers,” MacKinnon said. “The hop acreage increased by 10 percent in 2014, but the craft beer industry grew by 20 percent.” More interesting tidbits: 1) CTZ made up 23 percent of the hops planted, with Cascade second at 16.6 percent. 2) Germany is the world’s top alpha producer, owning 44 percent of the market. The U.S. is second at 39 percent; less than a decade ago these roles were reversed. 3) The top countries from which the U.S. imported hops: Germany, UK, and Australia.

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AT SOCIETE T he San Diego Chapter of the Pink Boots Society held their first meeting of 2015 this month, covering topics such as the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, as well as some Q&A and camaraderie. The meeting drew in over 40 ladies of the industry from all corners of the city: attendees from Ballast Point, Karl Strauss, Intergalactic, Stone, and a few individuals working outside the brewery world, yet still highly involved with craft beer. The special guest of the evening was Rachael Akin, co-founder of Benchmark Brewing Company. She works alongside her husband, Matt Akin, former head brewer at Alesmith. Rachael is a San Diego native with a background in interior design, stage management, and creative management—all skills that have applied to her role at Benchmark. Rachael shared that the inspiration behind their theme and their name is a result of a family hobby: Benchmark’s “Setting The Standard” is a reference to the USGS Hiking benchmarks seen in the woods. The family enjoys hiking together and Jim, Matt’s father, enjoys seeking out lost benchmarks on their trails. You can now find an official benchmark in their very own tasting room. As it can be difficult to establish an identity in a massive market like San Diego, Benchmark has made a name for themselves specializing in sessionable beers; their Oatmeal Stout took home the Gold medal at GABF in 2014 for the Session Beer category (a category swept by San Diego!). Not to fret, though, they carry the stronger stuff, too! And, for those of you living in their neighborhood of Grantville, Benchmark offers $2 select drafts to locals on Wednesday nights. Discounts are given to individuals who walk or bike, too!

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Because the Pink Boots Society is all about supporting women advancing in the industry, Rachael shared a few tips for those trying to break into or move up within a company. She stated that there is a definite apprenticeship involved when it comes to careers in the craft beer industry. “Get educated. Be willing to scrub a keg,” she says, “Run errands. You have to be willing to start at the bottom and get your hands dirty.” She advised that candidates make themselves indispensable, and to never forget to have a sense of humor. In terms of what she looks for when hiring, compatibility is important, she states. “We make sure people know what they are talking about, and if you don’t, being able to admit that you don’t know something is just as important.” The other topic of interest at the meeting was the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD), set for Sunday, March 8th, 2015. IWCBD is an annual event where brewsters unite together to brew for charity. This year’s brew will be a “Unite Red Ale.” Those participating will follow basic parameters, however, there is much room for creativity. There are currently 34 breweries participating in the collaboration day, San Diego locations include Mike Hess Brewing, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, and Intergalactic Brewing. Participating breweries have the option of donating proceeds for these beers to the Pink Boots Society or a charity of their choice. To get involved in the day, check out IWCBD on Twitter (@IWCBD) and on Facebook. Additionally, to get involved with the Pink Boots Society, check out pinkbootssociety.org and apply today! Until then, be on the lookout for the Unite Red Ale, coming soon to draft systems near you.


Good times for a good cause at last year’s event. Photo by Tim Stahl

BREWBIES BACK AT BAGBY BEER

Breast Cancer Research Fest Boasts 45 + Breweries The sixth annual Brewbies beer festival benefitting Keep A Breast takes place Saturday, February 14 at Bagby Beer from 1 – 4 p.m. Four blocks from the Oceanside Transit Center, this event also has large raffle and silent auction components. At time of press, event organizer Melanie Pierce told WC of thirteen breweries crafting beer specifically for Brewbies. Three of them — Ladyface, Eagle Rock, and Pizza Port Solana Beach -- came together on Friday, January 16 in North County San Diego to create a pomegranate gose. The other special beer contributors, save Las Vegas’ Big Dog’s Brewing Company and Boulder’s Avery Brewing Company, all hail from Southern California: Monkey Paw, Beachwood, The Lost Abbey, Alpine, Rip Current, Societe, Three Weavers, and of course, Bagby Beer.

More info & tix: Brewbies.org

(L-r): Cyrena Nouzille (Ladyface Ale Companie), Devon Randall (Pizza Port Solana Beach), and Ting Su (Eagle Rock) brewing up a pomegranate gose. Courtesy photo

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YOUR LOCAL “Desert Island” BEER

We asked our social media followers to name the beer they’d happily be stranded with on a desert island. Ahoy, Mateys! Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin because it just may be the best beer ever. - Jon W.

If I were lost on a desert island I would have a supply of Alpine’s Duet because word would spread of the treasure I possess, a search party would congregate, and I would be found by a group of thirsty SD Beer Friends looking for a good time. - Derek G.

My local “Desert Island” beer? I would want the Beertender’s choice from none other than @TORONADOISLNDER - @SocieteMike Coronado Brewing Co - Biggies Small IPA, a session ipa, a straight aromatic bomb of delicately hopped liquid deliciousness. Boom. - @Brandon_Fernkes

@SocieteMike Russian River Blind Pig or AleSmith X… no doubt - @TORONADOISLNDER

@moderntimesbeer Blazing

Alpine Nelson World all day everyday!! - Thomas O. Windansea Wheat by @KarlStraussBeer - @SMMsavvy

My desert #islandbeer is @BPbrewing Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - @Brandon_Fernkes

AleSmith X - @toroislander

@ballastpointbrewing #GrunionPale, of course! - @msbeercraft

Anything hoppy by Alpine, my preference being Bad Boy. There are lots of good San Diego style IPAs, but none compare to the clean, hoppy brews from Alpine!

- @schlackaloff

- @rtendick

Coronado Islander, obviously

Benchmark’s Table Beer

- @obrusty

- Dianne

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Rip Current Lupulin Lust - Jenna C.

An endless supply of #alpinebeerco #ChezMonus figure I would only last about a week before being rescued.. - @jayway99

Sculpin by Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. Why? If you have to ask, you haven’t had one. World Gold Metal winner several years.

- Nic D. Green Flash Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager @greenflashbeer - @ugh_thisagain

Calico Amber by Ballast Point - Joshua N.

#SDBEER I would take on deserted island would be AleSmith Horny Devil Ale because it is the beer that brought me into the Craft Beer World and would go well with all the seafood I would inevitably have to eat! - Brad

Nelson - @SageOlson

Ginger Big Eye. Never gets old and should be bottled. - @JulieCarlo1

Anything hoppy by Alpine, my preference being Bad Boy. There are lots of good San Diego style IPAs, but none compare to the clean, hoppy brews from Alpine!

- @dwdowning619

@Societebrewing The bachelor with Amarillo - @chelseafeilen

- @rtendick

I’ll be chasing Grunions on the shore of my island. Gold Medal winner that will keep me on my feet all day.... run Grunion run #sdbeer #ballastpoint

- Todd C.

Going to need a @ MissionBrewery Shipwrecked Double IPA! #SDBeer - @craftbeerd #TeamPupil, or maybe Rip Current Caught In A Rip would be more appropriate  - @bananas4bourbon

The one that I make, locally, in my own home.

- Michael L. #1 BP Victory at Sea, #2 Alpine Nelson, #3 GF Le Freak

- Joshua N.

New English Humbly Legit - Richard D.

Monkey Paw Bonobos. #sdbeer #goldmedal

Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout. It’s absolutely the finest oatmeal stout on the planet. - Pete W.

Definitely something from Rip Current... Caught In A Rip!

Societe Brewing Company Bachelor Mosaic IPA, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers Berliner Weisse, Modern Times Beer Black House

- Alex T.

- Julie S.

Alpine Hoppy Birthday. Low alcohol and hoppy as hell. You can drink it by the growler. - @R3cubed 

Mother Earth Cali Creamin’ - Helena P.

@SageOlson I see your Nelson and raise you a Keane idea

- Beau S.

@pizzaportbrewingco Ponto. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on the island :) - @craftbeerd

@alesmithbrewing Nut Brown - @rainbowsandpentagrams

Alpine Bad Boy. My favorite IPA. It’s one I wish was a year round beer for them. - Tony V.

Nelson!!!!!! - @LVHopHead


LOCAL BLOG HIGHLIGHT: SAN DIEGO BREW REVIEW JEFFREY FANCY VISITS AUTOMATIC BREWING Photos and words via SanDiegoBrewReview.com

Master Brewer Lee Chase creates exemplary craft beers at Automatic Brewing’s 10 barrel system behind Blind Lady Alehouse in the Normal Heights neighborhood of San Diego. His craft brews are works of liquid art and I have been enjoying them since the beginning of the brewery. Today (1/15/2015) was a good day to visit Blind Lady and partake in one of Lee’s recent masterpieces. I decided on the Kate Sessions Pale Ale, brewed in honor of the Centennial Anniversary of Balboa Park. In keeping with the theme, this beer is brewed with Centennial hops, an aroma variety developed by Washington State University and released for commercial use in 1990. This hop is popular with many craft breweries in San Diego County, especially Stone. Kate Sessions Pale Ale is 5.7 ABV and here is my humble impression of this work of art: Clean, golden amber color with sparkling strings of bubbles rising from the depths of the glass to collect and form a fluffy white head. Lacing dries quickly, sticking nicely to the glass. Fragrant tangerine peel and allspice aromas merge with soft, floral scents for the nose to enjoy. Similar tastes, very subtle, are balanced with the malt base, also subtle. Medium carbonation. Very crisp with clean flavor and medium hoppy bitterness. Overall, this beer is an authentic expression of an American Pale Ale. Today I paired this brew with Blind Lady’s Grilled Polenta plated in a pool of garlic marinara and braised kale, a topping of roasted cauliflower and broccolini, and garnished with slices of Parmesan Reggiano. This pairing was complementary in that the food and beer enhanced the flavors of each other. At home I would pair this beer with cheddar, washed rind, and reggiano cheeses for dessert after a savory dish.

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COOK WITH BEER …but not THAT beer! BY BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ

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eing the beer-and-food columnist for a periodical focusing on San Diego beer, I’m often asked which local brews are best to cook with. The short answer is: not all that many of them…or at least not the majority of them. This may come as a shock, so allow me to explain. San Diego’s enviable status as a center for craft brewing innovation is firmly rooted in a foundation of piney trube. Local brewers and drinkers adore hops. They up the hop bill on everything from pale ales to imperial stouts. Make no mistake, this is a great thing…unless you plan on cooking with beers that rate mid-tohigh on the bitterness scale. Though there are those whose addiction to Humulus Lupulus is such that they will defend the fruit of the bine’s honor to the bitter end (see what I did there?), those whose pledge their ultimate allegiance to the culinary arts should eschew hop-rich beers in favor of those that derive the lion’s share of their flavor profile from malts, spices, yeast, and interesting add-ons such as spices, fruits, vanilla and chocolate. You know, things people are proven to enjoy eating. Though powering through myriad hoppy India pale ales—particularly the delicious ones produced in America’s Finest City—can help one acclimate themselves to their overbearingly resinous notes, humans are programmed to register bitterness as an indicator that something may not be safe to consume due to toxins or spoilage. Enjoying the bitterness of IPAs and other hoppy beers is a result of contextual conditioning. It doesn’t cancel our basic instincts when it comes to aggressively bitter food. Some peoples’

sensitivity to bitter foods is such that certain edibles—watercress, grapefruit, arugula, coffee or, since we’re on the subject, hops— are simply too much for them. With the exception of people who are sensitive to gluten, there are very few people who don’t readily crave bread. Whether carnivore, vegetarian, pescatarian or vegan, nearly everyone’s palates yearn for the warm embrace of yeast-leavened grains. So, rather than work harder to try and make hoppy beers work when their flavor and chemical compounds stack the deck against your gastronomic endeavors, opt for beers that derive their inherent flavors from their malt bills and esters produced during fermentation. Ironically (given the lead-up I’ve provided) one of the best beers to cook with is a bitter…English-style bitter that is. By U.K. standards, this beer fits its categorical handle, but in San Diego, bitters are rarely treaded territory because, in Hop County U.S.A., they lack the hoppy punch most imbibers seek. The rare exceptions are extra special bitters (ESBs) that are higher in alcohol and have bolstered hop bills, but even they typically fall short of satiating standard San Diego suds fans. Yet, in my book, bitters are as far into the realm of hoppy beers a cook should wade. And when doing so, one should be careful to aim for the lower end of the IBU spectrum (international bittering units, the unit of measure by which beer’s bitterness is Above: Churchill’s Pub and Grille’s beer dinners, measured). like this one with The Lost Abbey in 2012, are known for their intimate atmosphere and Traditional bitters range from 20 to 55 excellent pairings. Photo by Mike Shess

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Beer Styles Ideal for Cooking BELGIAN STYLES Singel, Witbier, Biere de Garde, Saison, Dubbel GERMANIC STYLES Helles, Kölsch, Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen, Roggenbier, (low-hop) Pilsner, (low-hop) Bock, Oktoberfest, Rauchbier, Schwarzbier U.K. STYLES Mild, Cream Ale, Golden, (low-hop) Bitter, Amber, Scottish, Brown, Porter, Dry Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, (low-alcohol) Imperial Stout SOURS All low-alcohol styles, especially Gose, but be conscious of salt content

IBUs. I have had the most success with those coming in below 30 sacrifice 25-to-80% of its being, even for the greater good that is IBUs. Twenty-five and below is even better, though. Admittedly, an exceptional dish. It’s extra painful when it’s an expensive beer, finding a bitter in this IBU range can sometimes be challenging. of which the positive differences it makes in the final product are Fortunately, there are many other ales of English origin that fit the incommensurate with the added impact on one’s finances. In the bill. Mild ales bring in similar flavors sans hops, while dry and end, an extra several dollars per bottle will make nary a differoatmeal stouts bring in roastiness (the ence, often to the point of indetectabillatter with some added viscosity), and ity. So save the high-priced brews for The BBQ baby back ribs from Francisco Sedano of brown and Scottish ales add touches of enjoying in a snifter versus something Pamplemousse Grille at the 2012 SDBW closing event. brown sugar. you fruitlessly try to absorb via the Alongside: apple horseradish slaw and Rock Bottom San steam emanating from your saucepan. Diego’s bourbon barrel-aged porter. Photo by Ian Cheesman Or, if it’s floral, spicy touches you seek, consult the family of low-hop, Of course, there are exceptions…and low-alcohol Belgian ales—witbiers, those are called sour ales. Nearly every singels, dubbels and certain saisons (with so many different verconceivable culinary use for sour ales involves using them just as sions being produced these days, particularly in the U.S., it’s imthey are versus contorting their taste and molecular structure via portant not to select something too outlandish or powerful to meld introduction of heat. Marinades, salad dressings, mignonettes and seamlessly into a recipe). And if seafood and vegetable-friendly the like utilize the beer for all it is just as one would encounter minerality sought, softer lagers are the way to go. I’ll even admit when quaffing it by its lonesome. Therefore, splurging on just the that certain country’s takes on the old American adjunct lager can right tart number to fit the bill is justified. do alright in certain situations. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all about supporting local brewerSince I can feel hopheads cringing as they read this, wondering ies and incorporating their wares whenever possible. While the where on earth they’ll find such tame offerings, this is a good time majority of the county’s beers are too aggressively hopped to be to share another great thing about going the less hoppy route— prime for use in recipes, there are plenty of brews that are to-style it’s far more affordable. Instead of seeking out more expensive, enough by worldly guidelines to fit the bill. Just be careful about harder-to-procure, American craft beer takes on traditional styles the IBUs (think of bitterness like salt…too much can wreck food from around the world, you can simply hit a BevMo and go for that’s otherwise perfect), go for beers with flavors you feel you the cultural archetypes themselves. would enjoy as part of a dish and don’t loosen those purse strings too much. In most cases, these beers are going to be reduced, evaporating so they can concentrate into fuller embodiments of their base And take a little comfort with this culinary lesson. While San Dielements, accentuating the nuttiness, carameliness, spiciness ego’s hop-heavy beers might not be optimal for cooking, they’re and breadiness of their flavor profiles as well as any flavorful by-and-large always perfect for drinking! ■ supplementary spices and such. It can be painful to watch beer

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eer distribution is tricky. Once leaving the brewery, beer is out of the hands of the brewers and at the mercy of whichever distribution company was hired. Shipping beer is expensive, and the further the beer travels from the brewery, the higher the chance that it will be impacted, somehow, along the journey. Yeast, the most perishable ingredient in the brewing process, is even more difficult. With a desire for freshness and quality control at the fore, two San Diegan breweries are opening facilities on the East Coast: Stone Brewing Co. & Green Flash Brewing Co. In addition, White Labs, the Miramar-based yeast production laboratory, announced plans to open a facility in Asheville, North Carolina. Between the three companies, San Diegan flavor will soon flow even more freely to beer drinkers on the other side of the country.

White Labs will be joining a strong beer community in Asheville, where Sierra Nevada recently set up shop

WITH A DESIRE FOR FRESHNESS AND QUALITY CONTROL AT THE FORE, TWO SAN DIEGAN BREWERIES ARE OPENING FACILITIES ON THE EAST COAST

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Perhaps the biggest game-changer for East Coast beer lovers was the announcement made by White Labs. Providing fresh yeast to San Diegan brewers in 1995 was a pivotal moment in the development of our local beer community. In 2012, founder Chris White was in Asheville giving a seminar and was approached by a North Carolina state representative. “About half of the yeast we make here in San Diego makes its way to the East Coast, so we knew early on the need for a facility would arise,” said White. The 32,000 square foot facility will house a tasting room, brewery and restaurant in addition to an educational venue, laboratory, production and distribution facilities. According to White Labs, “this facility will directly mirror that of our San Diego headquarters.” The construction will begin in February 2015 and include two phases: cold rooms, offices and distribution areas


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SAN DIEGAN FLAVOR WILL SOON FLOW EVEN MORE FREELY TO BEER DRINKERS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY.

will be included in the first phase that conclude around August 2015, and the second phase will begin this April and include the construction of the yeast labs & brewery.

Green Flash Brewing Co. will replicate their Mira Mesa brewery in Virginia Beach. The $20 million brewery will occupy 58,000 square feet and house a brewery capable of 100,000 barrels annually, hiring 40+ locals upon opening. The facility will also include a 7,400 square foot tasting room and outdoor beer garden. In a Washington Post article dated early 2014, Mike Hinkley states that 30% of beer sales are between Boston and the Carolinas: “It just made sense to get closer to our markets: shorter deliveries, fresher beer, another outpost to connect with our customers,” said Hinkley. A little over 100 miles to the northwest, Stone Brewing Co. made public plans for a $74 million, 200,000 square foot brewery and distribution facility along with a 30,000 square foot Stone Bistro & World Gardens restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. In all, Stone will take 18 acres that will pump out core offerings (Arrogant Bastard, IPA, Pale Ale, etc) as well as speciality releases in addition to locally grown, organic food. Stone Brewing Richmond will occupy a former ferry landing, and is a public/private partnership with the State of Virginia and city of Richmond. A minimum of 288 jobs will be created, and the slated opening date is late 2015 or early 2016. According to the Virginian-Pilot, Stone & Green Flash will increase the state of Virginia’s overall craft beer output by 40% and increase the production capacity could quadruple. Both Stone and Green Flash already use proprietary yeast strains from White Labs, and the arrival of all three companies forecasts the perfect beer storm for East Coasters. ■

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HOMEBREWING IN 2015 BY RYAN RESCHAN

with an official Big Brew recipe created for the day. While brewing up the recipe, a toast is held at noon CDT to honor the occasion. Last year there were 437 scheduled events around the world with 8,000 participants brewing up over 17,000 gallons of beer. The event was held in 49 states and 14 countries. The 2015 recipe has yet to be revealed but check http:// www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/national-homebrew-day/ for updates on the recipe and locations in San Diego that are participating.

CAMPING

Registration is now open for the 2015 Southern California Homebrewers Festival (SCHF) which was canceled last year after some legislation made it illegal in 2014. Thanks to the efforts of AHA and its members, AB2609 was signed into law making it legal again in 2015. This year on May 1 and 2, the festival returns to Vail Lake, located off Highway 79 in Temecula. The festival is a much shorter drive for homebrewers located in San Diego after the festival has been held much further north in recent years. For more information on the festival, visit www.calhomebrewers.org for details.

Last year’s AFC awards ceremony in The holidays are over and before you know it, the Mission Valley. Photo by Tim Stahl first month of a new year has come to a close. 2015 has arrived and it’s time to start looking forward to some great events and competitions in homebrewing happening around San Diego the first half of the year.

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The America’s Finest City 2015 competition kicks off the season with one of the largest homebrew competitions in California. Last year the competition had over 550 entries with judging taking place over two days. The competition is hosted by QUAFF, San Diego’s largest homebrew club. Registration started on January 26 and ends on February 11. While it’s too late to brew a beer for the competition when you read this, if you have some 12 oz. bottles of beer on hand, it’s a great competition to enter and get feedback from BJCP sanctioned judges and professional brewers. The competition is registered with the BJCP and is also a MCAB (Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing) qualifying event. For registration and more information on AFC, visit https://quaff.org/AFC-2015/ for all the details.

STONE AHA RALLY

Mid March the AHA (American Homebrewers Association) hosts a rally at Stone Brewing Co. as a membership drive and homebrew competition. Attendees are given a glass and allowed to sample 30+ homebrews and submit a ballot of their favorite three beers. The top 5 or 6 beers will go to a judging table consisting of Stone’s co-founders, brewers, and other employees with the winning beer to be scaled up on Stone’s 120 barrel brew house for a national release. The roots of the event started with local homebrew club Society Of Barley Engineers taking a batch of wort brewed at Stone and turning it into a surprising array of different beers with whatever additions and alterations each brewer made to it. At the time of printing there has been no confirmation of the rally happening this year on Stone or the AHA’s website so be on the lookout for updates on social media regarding entering this competition or the status of it.

BIG BREW FOR NATIONAL HOMEBREW DAY

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. To celebrate each year, an annual AHA Big Brew is held in early May

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Unfortunately going on the same weekend is the annual Spring Fling gathering for San Diego homebrewing clubs in east county. Most of the campsites at Potrero County Park Campground are filled but you might find someone looking to take their site who switched to SCHF.

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The National Homebrewers Conference returns to San Diego in 2015 after the city last hosted the event in 2011. The conference will once again take place at the Town & Country Resort but this time it will be taking over the entire resort in order to accommodate 4,000+ attendees. In doing so, many of the events will take place outdoors around the venue, creating a different experience from past conferences. A registration application period will happen from February 18 through 24 for potential attendees. If the response is greater than maximum number of attendees, the AHA will have a random selection process for attendees. This year they are also bringing back the lower-priced Social Package which allows you attend the conference events but not the more than 50 conference seminars scheduled during June 11 through 13. Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey will be giving the keynote address while many local homebrewers, professional brewers, and industry heavy weights will be speaking. For more information visit http://www.ahaconference.org/ for important dates and the full list of speakers. The conference will also host the final round of judging for the National Homebrew Competition, the world’s largest international beer competition recognizing the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead, and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide. The first round of the competition will take place in 12 regions throughout North America. The application window for the first round is from February 2-8, with the first round judging taking place March 13 through April 12. So get your finest beers ready and see how you stack up against the rest of the country. Visit http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/competition-information/ for more information and all the important dates you need to know. With all the competitions and events scheduled and those yet to come, it will be a great year for the San Diego homebrewing community. So it’s time to get brewing, cheers! ■


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s grey has sprouted from my chin and temples, wise words are sometimes asked of me, now more than ever before. I am half joking, but truth be told, the piece of wisdom I most often share is a mantra that has given me peace: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Had you told me four years ago, when I was a college administrator, that I’d now be changing kegs, cleaning beer lines, and haggling with beer reps on a daily basis, I would have likely scoffed at the idea. Not because I would have been against it mind you, but rather, it just wasn’t a part of my plan. Plans change, and sometimes they change whether you want them to or not.

service industry. I manage weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual budgets in an industry as volatile as the stock market. I develop menus, trainings, educational opportunities, event production, and marketing functions in a setting that is constantly in flux. I haggle, harass, and constantly communicate with the meekest as well as the most heavy-handed distributors to mitigate any lost revenue. I make on deck lists to make staff’s lives easier, lift full kegs up and down cellars, clean lines, dismantle tap handles, harass distributors to trouble shoot draft issues when a problem is beyond my scope, change kegs out while sometimes taking a beer bath in the process, all while serving tables, bar tending, or even bar-backing. In this environment I do whatever it takes… and I love every minute of it! Craft beer brings all walks of life together. People all colors of the rainbow, from young college students to wealthy older business women, we serve them all. From as far north as Rancho Bernardo and as far south as Tijuana they come. The South Bay is on the cusp of a craft beer renaissance, with new craft-centric bars and restaurants set to open nearby. Locales such as Machete on Highland Avenue, in National City, The Manhattan on Broadway in Chula Vista, and soon, Biere Cafe South Bay will open on 3rd Avenue. in historic downtown Chula Vista. I’m proud to say that La Bella is a part of the craft beer renaissance in our community. Moreover, on a personal note, I’m proud to say that I followed this path and have been a part of the conversation.

DRINKING ALONG LIFE’S UNEXPECTED PATHS

I now proudly serve the City of Chula Vista and The South Bay at large as bar manager at our family’s restaurant, an institution for nearly 60 years, La Bella Pizza Garden. La Bella has been an affiliate member of The San Diego Brewers Guild for quite some time. When I first became a part of the family, it wasn’t a craft beer wasteland, but it needed work.

So what have I learned over the last few years? The transferable skills of management, leadership, and service that are a part of academia go hand in hand with the values of the

The author with wife Stephanie Quintero

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We’ve found great success with our brewery-of-the-month program, which essentially highlights a local brewery with a never-ending happy hour and a meet-the-brewer night at some point during the month. That’s something not seen in the South Bay on a consistent basis. In February we welcome Coronado, and in March we’ll be getting beers from the newly-opened Fall Brewing in North Park. We’ve recently tapped keg of hard-to-get beers like Super IPA, the New Belgium and Alpine collaboration, and Karl Strauss’ Citranaut Pale Lager, a brewery-only release. In late February, we’ll be putting on some pretty special beers: The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, Pizza Port Ocean Beach Bacon & Eggs, and Insurgente’s La Lupulosa, straight from Tijuana. Through all of this I am reminded of a novelty tin sign that reads, “Beer will change the world, I don’t know how, but it will.” It’s supposed to be lighthearted, but I take it quite seriously as I know exactly how beer is already changing the world, because I see it everyday. I see craft beer bring unlikely groups of people together. I see craft beer boosting the economy countywide in a variety of industries. I see people excited about education, about their career in beer, about their future. I have seen it break down the beer border between San Diego and Tijuana, leaving a wake of collaboration and fellowship. Craft beer changed my world, God laughed, and I smiled with him. ■

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anuary turned out to be a tumultuous month in the beer world. In a move that shocked many in the industry, Lagunitas Brewing Company sued Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in federal court, claiming infringement on their trademark of the design of the letters “IPA” on the label and six-pack carrier of their flagship beer. The potentially offending beer in question is Sierra Nevada’s brand new year-around IPA, Hop Hunter. The two designs share the use of “IPA” in bold black letters at the center of the design, but little else. Whether this truly infringed upon the trademark that Lagunitas holds is something I am not qualified to judge but that is really not the point.

the suit the following morning. The overwhelming tide of public opinion had forced Lagunitas to cut their losses and give up. Whatever gain they may have aquired in court could never equal the negative public reaction sure to continue building if they had stuck to their guns. It was the smart thing to do at that point, but many wondered if they had already gone too far by filing the suit in the first place.

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After news of the lawsuit became public, it felt as if a nuclear bomb had been detonated in the online beer community. Anywhere you looked on beer news and discussion sites, or any of the popular social media platforms, all that anyone seemed to be talking about was Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada, and they were pretty pissed off for the most part. Right or wrong about the legality of the matter, most people seemed to be incensed that Lagunitas would go after Sierra Nevada in the manner that it did. Even if Lagunitas won in the court of law, they had already lost in the court of public opinion.

Lagunitas founder Tony Magee, only hours after explaining his reasoning for filing the suit via his personal Twitter account, again took to the twittersphere to announce that he would be dropping

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Lagunitas has made their representation of the “IPA” acronym a widely recognizable brand. Their fear of that brand being diluted or tarnished by a similar mark on their largest competitor’s packaging may be understandable. Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo Extra IPA is the top-selling IPA in the country, with Lagunitas IPA in second place. The launch of Hop Hunter is poised to further Sierra Nevada’s overall lead in the category. Sierra Nevada was smart to

understand the value of “IPA” front and center on the label — regardless of what Lagunitas’ packaging looks like. IPA is now the second most popular style of beer in the country after industrial pale lager. Lagunitas built their empire on their IPA, with the letters featured prominently on their packaging. How much of a legal claim do they have over similar package designs, and more importantly, how much will beer drinkers let them claim? We will now likely never know what a judge has to say on the matter, but it is clear that either way, many beer drinkers feel that there is a limit


AFTER NEWS OF THE LAWSUIT BECAME PUBLIC, IT FELT AS IF A NUCLEAR BOMB HAD BEEN DETONATED IN THE ONLINE BEER COMMUNITY. to the range of their trademark, and do not want them to engage in this type of litigious behavior. For the most part, the beer industry is known as a friendly one. There has always been so much room to grow, so much market to claim — it wasn’t necessary to get comcompetitive with other small brewers. There still is much room to grow, with craft beer taking just 7.8% market share of $100 million dollars of beer sales in 2013 (according to the Brewers Association), but small beer is now big business, and this lawsuit is one of the most visible cracks so far in the friendly veneer of an industry in which it’s often difficult to build a sucessful and secure business. Breweries are betting tens of millions of dollars on their brands, hoping to secure a piece of the pie. No one wants someone else nibbling their slice.

Stone’s satirical contribution to the debate, via Stone Brewing Co. Facebook & Twitter pages

There are some beer geeks that think we may have already passed the peak of IPA success and popularity—that the state of the art in brewing has moved on to other, more exciting beer styles. While the ubiquity of the style and the recent widening interest in other styles of beer might make it seem as if people are moving on, sales figures continue to show that this is simply not the case. IPA doesn’t seem to be leveling off anytime soon, and this recent conflict is a symptom of that. I can only speak from personal experience, but brewers and hard-core beer geeks are far from moving on from IPA as a serious interest. New hop varieties continue to capture the enthusiasm of the brewing world and IPA is the showpiece style for these evolving ingredients. There’s an ever-widening spectrum of IPA interpretations, from session to quadruple and white to black. The broadness of the category is as much evidence as I can imagine that modern American beer drinkers have deemed the IPA a good beer. Whether the rapidly increasing production of this style will cause more conflicts over look-alike labels, only time will tell. ■

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CRAFT BEER DIRECTORY & MAP BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS

1. 98 Bottles 2400 Kettner Blvd. | 619.255.7885 www.98BottlesSD.com 2. Bare Back Grill 624 E St. | 619.237.9990 www.BareBackGrill.com 3. Barleymash 600 5th Ave. | 619.255.7373 www.BarleyMash.com 4. Bub’s @ The Ball Park 715 J St. | 619.546.0815 www.BubsSanDiego.com 5. Ciro’s Pizzeria Gaslamp 536 Market St. | 619.696.0405 www.CirosSD.com 6. Craft & Commerce 675 W Beech St. | 619.269.2202 www.Craft-Commerce.com 7. Downtown Johnny Brown’s 1220 3rd Ave. | 619.232.8414 www.DowntownJohnnyBrowns.com 8. Ironside Fish & Oyster Bar 1654 India St. | 619.269.3033 www.IronsideFishandOyster.com 9. Knotty Barrel 844 Market St. | 619.269.7156 www.KnottyBarrel.com 10. Neighborhood 777 G St. | 619.446.0002 www.NeighborhoodSD.com 11. Ogawashi 1100 5th Ave. | 619.358.9170 www.Ogawashi.com 12. Quality Social 789 6th Ave. | 619.501.7675 QualitySocial.comm 13. Queenstown Public House 1557 Columbia St. | 619.546.0444 www.BareBackGrill.com/Queenstown 14. Searsucker 611 5th Ave. | 619.233.7327 www.Searsucker.com 15. Stone Brewing Tap Room 795 J St. | 619.727.4452 www.StoneBrewing.com 16. Stone Company Store 1202 Kettner Blvd. | 619.450.4518 www.StoneBrew.com 17. Tacos & Tarros 2015 Birch Rd. www.TacosAndTarros.com 18. Taste and Thirst 715 4th Ave. | 619.955.5995

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BREW PUBS 1. Ballast Point Little Italy 2215 India St. | 619.255.7213 www.BallastPoint.com 2. Half Door Brewing Co. 903 Island Ave. | 619.232.9840 www.HalfDoorBrewing.com 3. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. 1157 Columbia St. | 619.234.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 4. Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery 805 16th St. | 619.358.9901 www.MonkeyPawBrewing.com 5. The Beer Company 602 Broadway Ave. | 619.398.0707 www.SDBeerCo.com

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BREW PUBS 1. Blind Lady Ale House/Automatic Brewing Co 3416 Adams Ave. | 619.255.2491 www.BlindLadyAleHouse.com

BREWERIES 1. Mission Brewery 1441 L St. | 619.818.7147 www.MissionBrewery.com

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3334 Adams Ave. | 619.795.2463 www.BineAndVine.com 2. Bottlecraft 3007 University Ave. www.BottleCraftBeer.com 3. Boulevard Liquor 4245 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.281.0551 4. Clem’s Bottle House 4100 Adams Ave. | 619.284.2485 www.ClemsBottleHouse.com 5. Kwik Stop Liquor & Market 3028 Upas St. | 619.296.8447 6. Mazara Trattoria 2302 30th St. | 619.284.2050 www.MazaraTrattoria.com 7. Pacific Liquor 2931 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.282.2392 www.PacificLiquor.com 8. Henry’s Market 4175 Park Blvd. | 619.291.8287 www.HenrysMarkets.com 9. Stone Company Store - South Park 2215 30th St. 3 | 619.501.3342 www.StoneBrew.com/Visit

4696 30th St. | 619.677.3784 www.PoliteProvisions.com 15. Ritual Tavern 4095 30th St. | 619.283.1618 www.RitualTavern.com 16. Sea Rocket Bistro 3382 30th St. | 619.255.7049 www.SeaRocketBistro.com 17. Small Bar 4628 Park Blvd. | 619.795.7998 www.SmallBarSD.com 18. Station Tavern 2204 Fern St. | 619.255.0657 www.StationTavern.com 19. The Haven Pizzeria 4051 Adams Ave. | 619.281.1904 www.TheHavenPizzeria.com 20. The Rose Wine Pub 2219 30th St. | 619.280.1815 www.TheRoseWinePub.com 21. The South Park Abbey 1946 Fern St. | 619.696.0096 www.TheSouthParkAbbey.com 22. Tiger!Tiger! Tavern 3025 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.487.0401 www.TigerTigerTavern.com 23. Toronado San Diego 4026 30th St. | 619.282.0456 www.ToronadoSD.com 24. True North Tavern 3815 30th St. | 619.291.3815 www.TrueNorthTavern.com 25. URBN Coal Fired Pizza 3085 University Ave. | 619.255.7300 www.URBNNorthPark.com 26. Urban Solace 3823 30th St. | 619.295.6464 www.UrbanSolace.net 27. Waypoint Public 3794 30th St. | 619.255.8778 www.facebook.com/WaypointPublic

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Eureka! 4545 La Jolla Village Dr. Ste E-25 858.546.8858 | www.EurekaBurger.com 2. Home Plate Sports Cafe 9500 Gilman Dr. | 858.657.9111 www.HomePlateSportsCafe.com 3. La Valencia Hotel 1132 Prospect St. | 858.454.0771 www.LaValencia.com 4. Porters Pub 9500 Gilman Dr. | 858.587.4828 www.PortersPub.net 5. Public House 830 Kline St. | 858.551.9210 www.The-PublicHouse.com 6. The Grill at Torrey Pines 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd. | 858.777.6645 www.LodgeTorreyPines.com 7. The Shores Restaurant 8110 Camino Del Oro | 858.456.0600 www.TheShoresRestaurant.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Bristol Farms 8510 Genesee Ave. | 858.558.4180 www.BristolFarms.com 2. Whole Foods La Jolla 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. | 858.642.6700 www.WholeFoodsMarkets.com

BREW PUBS 1. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. 1044 Wall St. | 858.551.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 2. La Jolla Brew House 7536 Fay Ave. | 858.456.6279 www.LaJollaBrewHouse.com 3. Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant 8980 Villa La Jolla Dr. | 858.450.9277 www.RockBottom.com/La-Jolla

BREWERIES 1. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. 5985 Santa Fe St. | 858.273.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 2. La Jolla Brewing Company 7536 Fay Ave. | 858.246.6759 www.LaJollaBeer.com

OTHER 1. Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines 10950 North Torrey Pines Rd. 858.558.1500 www.Hilton.com

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PACIFIC BEACH MISSION BEACH

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Bare Back Grill 4640 Mission Blvd. | 858.274.7117 www.BareBackGrill.com 2. Barrel Republic 1261 Garnet Ave. | 858.270.9922 www.BarrelRepublic.com 3. Coaster Saloon 744 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.4438 www.CoasterSaloon.com 4. Crushed 967 Garnet Ave. | 858.230.6567 www.BarCrushed.com 5. Draft 3105 Ocean Front Walk 858.228.9305 www.BelmontPark.com/Restaurants/ Draft 6. Firefly 1710 W Mission Bay Dr. | 619.225.2125 www.TheDana.com 7. Iron Pig 1520 Garnet Ave. | 858.412.4299 www.IronPigAleHouse.com 8. Latitude 32 Pub

5019 Cass St. | 858.273.0501 www.Latitude32Bar.com 9. Luigi’s At The Beach 3210 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.2818 www.LuigisAtTheBeach.com 10. Pacific Beach Fish Shop 1775 Garnet Ave. | 858.483.4746 www.TheFishShopPB.com 11. SD TapRoom 1269 Garnet Ave. | 858.274.1010 www.SDTapRoom.com 12. Sandbar Sports Grill 718 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.1274 www.SandbarSportsGrill.com 13. Sinbad Cafe 1050 Garnet Ave. B | 858.866.6006 www.SinbadCafe.com 14. Sneak Joint 3844 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.8684 www.SneakJointSD.com 15. The Bar Key 954 Turquoise St. | 858.488.8200 www.BarKeyPB.com 16. The Promiscuous Fork 3801 Ingraham St. | 858.581.3663 www.ThePromiscuousFork.com 17. Turquoise Cellars 5026 Cass St. | 858.412.5377 www.Facebook.com/TurquoiseCellars 18. Woodstock’s Pizza 1221 Garnet Ave. | 858.642.6900 www.WoodstocksPB.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Chip’s Liquor 1926 Garnet Ave. | 858.273.1536 2. Heidi’s Liquor & Deli 980 Turquoise St. | 858.488.7474

BREW PUBS 1. Amplified Ale Works/California Kebab 4150 Mission Blvd. | 858.270.5222 www.AmplifiedAles.com 2. Pacific Beach Ale House 721 Grand Ave. | 858.581.2337 www.PBAleHouse.com

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POINT LOMA OCEAN BEACH BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Fathom Bistro 1776 Shelter Island Dr. | 619.222.5835 www.FathomBistro.com 2. Harbor Town Pub 1125 Rosecrans St. | 619.224.1321 www.HarborTownPub.com 3. Newport Pizza and Ale House 5050 Newport Ave. | 619.224.4540 www.OBPizzaShop.com 4. OB Kabob 4994 Newport Ave | 619.222.9700 www.OBKabob.com 5. OB Noodle House 2218 Cable St. | 619.450.6868 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 6. OB Noodle House Bar 1502 4993 Niagara Ave. | 619.255.9858 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 7. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 2562 Laning Rd. | 619.876.5000 www.LibertyStation.Oggis.com 8. Phils BBQ 3750 Sports Arena Blvd. | 619.226.6333 www.PhilsBBQ.net 9. Raglan Public House 1851 Bacon St. | 619.794.2304 10. Restaurant @ The Pearl Hotel 1410 Rosecrans St. | 619.226.6100 www.ThePearlSD.com 11. Sessions Public 4204 Voltaire St. | 619.756.7715 www.SessionsPublic.com 12. Slater’s 50/50 2750 Dewey Rd. | 619.398.2660 www.SanDiego.Slaters5050.com 13. Tender Greens 2400 Historic Decatur Rd. | 619.226.6254 www.TenderGreensFood.com 14. The Joint 4902 Newport Ave. | 619.222.8272 www.TheJointOB.com 15. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse 2150 Harbor Island Dr. | 619.291.9110 www.TomHamsLighthouse.com BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Barons Market

4001 W Point Loma Blvd. | 619.223.4397 www.BaronsMarket.com 2. Fuller Liquor 3896 Rosecrans St. | 619.296.1531 www.KegGuys.com 3. Olive Tree Marketplace 4805 Narragansett Ave. | 619.224.0443 www.OliveTreeMarket.com 4. Sea Trader Liqour & Deli 1403 Ebers St. | 619.223.3010 www.SeaTraderLiquorAndDeli.com

BREW PUBS 1. Pizza Port Ocean Beach 1956 Bacon St. | 619.224.4700 www.PizzaPort.com 2. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (Liberty Station) 2816 Historic Decatur Rd. | 760.294.7899 www.StoneWorldBistro.com

BREWERIES 1. Modern Times Beer 3725 Greenwood St. | 619.546.9694 www.ModernTimesBeer.com

WANT TO ADD YOUR LOCATION? Send submissions to: directory@westcoastersd.com www.CoronadoBrewingCompany.com 4. Council Brewing Company 7705 Convoy Ct. | 858.256.0038 www.CouncilBrew.com 5. Groundswell Brewing Company 6304 Riverdale St. | 619.795.2337 www.GroundswellBrew.com 6. Helm’s Brewing Co. 5640 Kearny Mesa Rd. | 858.384.2772 www.HelmsBrewingCo.com 7. Quantum Brewing 5375 Kearny Villa Rd. #116 www.QuantumBeer.com 8. Societe Brewing Company 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd | 858.598.5409 www.SocieteBrewing.com

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1. Culture Brewing Tasting Room 4845 Newport Ave. | 619.255.3811 www.CultureBrewingCo.com

1. Home Brew Mart/Ballast Point 5401 Linda Vista Rd. 406 | 619.232.6367 www.HomeBrewMart.com

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Balboa’s Tap House 4421 Genesee Ave. | 858.277.8226 www.Facebook.com/DonDiegosTacoBar 2. Common Theory Public House 4805 Convoy St. | 619.495.3689 www.CommonTheorySD.com 3. Dan Diegos 2415 Morena Blvd | 619.276.2100 www.DanDiegos.com 4. La Gran Terraza 5998 Alcala Park | 619.849.8205 www.SanDiego.edu/Dining/LaGranTerraza 5. O’Brien’s Pub 4646 Convoy St. | 858.715.1745 www.OBriensPub.net 6. Postcards Bistro @ The Handlery Hotel 950 Hotel Circle North | 619.298.0511 www.SD.Handlery.com 7. Randy Jones All American Sports Grill 7510 Hazard Center Dr. 215 619.296.9600 | www.RJGrill.com 8. Steins Pub 10601 Tierrasanta Blvd. 858.874.6691 | www.SteinsPub.com 9. The High Dive 1801 Morena Blvd. | 619.275.0460 www.HighDiveInc.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Del Mesa Foods & Liquor 6090 Friars Rd. | 619.299.1238 www.Facebook.com/DelMesaLiquor 2. Jimbo’s Liquor 4411 Genesee Ave. | 858.278.6440 www.Facebook.com/Jimbos.Liquor 3. Keg N Bottle 3566 Mt. Acadia Blvd. | 858.278.8955 www.KegNBottle.com 4. Mesa Liquor & Wine Co. 4919 Convoy St. | 858.279.5292 www.SanDiegoBeerStore.com

BREW PUBS 1. Gordon Biersch 5010 Mission Ctr. Rd. | 619.688.1120 www.GordonBiersch.com 2. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 2245 Fenton Pkwy. 101 | 619.640.1072 www.MissionValley.Oggis.com 3. San Diego Brewing Company 10450 Friars Rd. | 619.284.2739 www.SanDiegoBrewing.com

BREWERIES 1. Ballast Point/Home Brew Mart 5401 Linda Vista Rd. 406 | 619.295.2337 www.HomeBrewMart.com 2. Benchmark Brewing Co. 6190 Fairmount Ave. Ste G | 619.795.2911 www.BenchmarkBrewing.com 3. Coronado Brewing Co. (Knoxville) 1205 Knoxville

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1. Best Pizza & Brew 9172 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 858.566.9900 www.BestPizzaAndBrew.com 2. Bruski House Burgers & Beer 9844 Hibert St. Ste G10 | 858.530.2739 www.BruskiHouse.com 3. Woody’s Burgers 7070 Miramar Rd. | 858.578.8000 www.Bangin-Burgers.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Keg N Bottle 9430 Scranton Rd. | 858.458.4290 www.KegNBottle.com

BREW PUBS 1. Callahan’s Pub & Brewery 8111 Mira Mesa Blvd | 858.578.7892 www.CallahansPub.com 2. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. 9675 Scranton Rd. | 858.587.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com

BREWERIES 1. 2Kids Brewing Co. 8680 Miralani Dr. #123 | 858.480.5437 www.TwoKidsBrewing.com 2. AleSmith Brewing Company 9368 Cabot Dr. | 858.549.9888 www.AleSmith.com 3. Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits 10051 Old Grove Rd. | 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 4. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Miramar 9045 Carroll Way | 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 5. Green Flash Brewing Company 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 760.597.9012 www.GreenFlashBrew.com 6. Intergalactic Brewing Company 9835 Carroll Ctr. Rd. | 858.750.0601 www.IntergalacticBrew.com 7. Mike Hess Brewing (Miramar) 7955 Silverton Ave. Ste 1201 619.887.6453 | www.HessBrewing.com 8. New English Brewing Co. 11545 Sorrento Valley Rd. 305 & 306 619.857.8023 www.NewEnglishBrewing.com 9. Pacific Brewing Company 8680 Miralani Drive | 303.819.7086 www.PacificBrewingCo.com 10. Rough Draft Brewing Co. 8830 Rehco Rd. Ste D | 858.453.7238 www.RoughDraftBrew.com 11. Saint Archer Brewing Co. 9550 Distribution Ave. | 858.225.2337 www.SaintArcherBrewery.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY

1. American Homebrewing Supply 9535 Kearny Villa Rd. | 858.268.3024 www.AmericanHomebrewing.com

OTHER 1. White Labs 9495 Candida St. | 858.693.3441 www.WhiteLabs.com

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. 83 Degrees 660 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.729.7904 www.83Degrees.net 2. Board & Brew 201 Oak Ave. | 760.434.4466 www.BoardAndBrew.com 3. Dani P’s Cork & Tap 560 Greenbrier Dr. | 760.967.0128 www.DaniPsCorkTap.com 4. Local Tap House Oceanside 308 S Coast Hwy. | 760.547.1469 www.LocalTapHouse.com 5. PCH Sports Bar & Grill 1835 S Coast Hwy. | 760.721.3955 www.PCHSportsBarAndGrill.com 6. Surfside Tap Room 507 N. Coast Highway | 760.740.5449 www.SurfsideTapRoom.com 7. Tap That Tasting Room 3207 Roymar Rd. | 760.433.4827 www.TapThatKegNow.com 8. The Compass 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.434.1900 www.Facebook.com/TheCompassCarlsbad

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Beer On The Wall 3310 Via De La Valle | 760.722.2337 www.BeerOnTheWall.com 2. Pappy’s Market 601 N. Cleveland St. | 760.722.0043 3. Pizza Port Bottle Shop 573 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.720.7007 www.PizzaPort.com/Locations/Bottle-Shop 4. Stone Company Store-Oceanside 301 N. Tremont St. | 760.529.0002 www.StoneBrewing.com 5. Texas Wine & Spirits 945 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.729.1836 www.TexasWineSpirits.com

BREW PUBS 1. Breakwater Brewing Company 101 N Coast Hwy. Ste C140 | 760.433.6064 www.BreakwaterBrewingCompany.com 2. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. 5801 Armada Dr. | 760.431.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 3. Pizza Port Carlsbad 571 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.720.7007 www.PizzaPort.com

BREWERIES 1. Arcana Brewing Co. 5621 Palmer Way www.ArcanaBrewing.com 2. Bagby Beer Company 601 S. Coast Highway | 760.270.9075 www.BagbyBeer.com 3. Legacy Brewing Company 363 Airport Rd. | 760.705.3221 www.LegacyBrewingCo.com 4. Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way | 760.310.9567 www.OceansideAleWorks.com 5. On-The-Tracks Brewery 5674 El Camino Real Suite G www.OTTBrew.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. Hydrobrew 1319 S Coast Hwy. | 760.966.1885 www.HydroBrew.com


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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Boll Weevil 53 9621 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.334.5353 www.BollWeevil53.com 2. Eastbound Bar & Grill 10053 Maine Ave. | 619.334.2566 Find us on Facebook! 3. Hooleys Irish Pub 2955 Jamacha Rd. | 619.670.7468 www.Hooleys.com 4. Main Tap Tavern 518 E Main St. | 619.749.6333 www.MainTapTavern.com 5. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 9828 Mission Gorge Rd. | 619.449.6441 www.Santee.Oggis.com 6. Press Box Sports Lounge 2990 Jamacha Rd. | 619.713.6990 www.PressBoxSportsLounge.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. B’s Kegs 1429 East Main St. | 619.442.0265 www.KegBeerAndWine.com 2. Beverages 4 Less 9181 Mission Gorge Rd. | 619.448.3773 www.Beverages4LessInc.com 3. Fletcher Hills Bottle Shop 2447 Fletcher Pkwy | 619.469.8410 www.FletcherHillsBottleShop.com 4. Garden Farms Market 12580 Lakeshore Dr. | 619.334.5550 5. Helix Liquor 444 West Chase Ave. | 619.444.0226 6. Valley Farm Market 9040 Campo Rd. | 619.463.5723 www.ValleyFarmMarkets.com 7. Windy City Liquor 701 Broadway | 619.588.8404 www.WindyCityLiquor.com

BREW PUBS 1. URBN St. Brewing 110 S Magnolia Ave. | 619.328.6922 www.URBNStBrewing.com

BREWERIES 1. BNS Brewing & Distilling 10960 Wheatlands Ave. | 619.208.9799 www.BnsBrewingAndDistilling.com 2. Butcher’s Brewing 9962 Prospect Ave. | 619.334.2222 www.ButchersBrewing.com 3. Manzanita Brewing Company 10151 Prospect Ave. Ste D | 619.334.1757 www.ManzanitaBrewing.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. All About Brewing 700 N Johnson Ave. Ste G | 619.447.BREW www.AllAboutBrewing.com 2. Homebrew 4 Less 9181 Mission Gorge Rd. | 619.448.3773 www.Homebrew4LessInc.com

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Churchill’s Pub and Grille 887 W San Marcos Blvd. | 760.471.8773 www.ChurchillsPub.us 2. Slater’s 50/50 110 Knoll Rd. | 750.759.2900 www.Slaters5050.com 3. Mike’s BBQ 1356 W Valley Pkwy. | 760.746.4444 www.MikesBBQ.us 4. Phils BBQ 579 Grand Ave. | 760.759.1400 www.PhilsBBQ.net 5. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens 1999 Citracado Pkwy. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneWorldBistro.com 6. Sublime Ale House 1020 W San Marcos Blvd. | 760.510.9220 www.SublimeAleHouse.com 7. The Bellows 803 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. 760.290.3912 www.BellowsWoodFire.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. Holiday Wine Cellar 302 W Mission Ave. | 760.745.1200 www.HolidayWineCellar.com 2. La Vista Liquor 993 S. Santa Fe Ave. | 760.758.8900 3. Vista Wine & Spirits 755 Shadowridge Dr. | 760.727.2017

BREW PUBS 1. Back Street Brewery/Lamppost Pizza 15 Main St. | 760.407.7600 www.LamppostPizza.com/Backstreet 2. Prohibition Brewing Co. 2004 E. Vista Way | 760.295.3525 www.ProhibitionBrewingCompany.com 3. San Marcos Brewery & Grill 1080 W San Marcos Blvd. | 760.471.0050 www.SanMarcosBrewery.com

BREWERIES 1. Aztec Brewing Company/7 Nations 2330 La Mirada Dr. Ste 300 | 760.598.7720 www.AztecBrewery.com 2. Barrel Harbor Brewing 2575 Pioneer Ave. | 760.734.3949 www.BarrelHarborBrewing.com 3. Belching Beaver Brewery 980 Park Center Dr. | 760.703.0433 www.TheBelchingBeaver.com 4. Booze Brothers Brewery 2545 Progress St. | 760.295.0217 www.BoozeBrothersBrewery.com 5. Dos Desperados 1241 Linda Vista Dr. | 760.566.6209 www.DosDesperadosBrew.com 6. Fallbrook Brewing Co. 136 N Main Ave. www.FallbrookBrewing.com 7. Indian Joe Brewing 2379 La Mirada Dr. | 760.295.3945 www.IndianJoeBrewing.com 8. Iron Fist Brewing Co. 1305 Hot Springs Wy. Ste 101 760.216.6500 | www.IronFistBrewing.com 9. Kuracali Saké & Beer Brewery 175 Bosstick Blvd. | 858.775.6502 www.Kuracali.com 10. Latitude 33 Brewing Company 1430 Vantage Ct. Ste 104 760.913.7333 | www.Lat33Brew.com 11. Mother Earth Tap House 206 Main St | 760.599.4225 www.MotherEarthBrewCo.com 12. Offbeat Brewing Company 1223 Pacific Oaks Pl. | 760.294.4045 www.OffbeatBrewing.com 13. Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey 155 Mata Wy. Ste 104 | 760.720.7012 www.LostAbbey.com 14. Rip Current Brewing 1325 Grand Ave. | 760.481.3141 www.RipCurrentBrewing.com 15. Stone Brewing Co. 1999 Citracado Pkwy. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneBrew.com 16. Stumblefoot Brewing Co. 1784 La Costa Meadows Dr. www.Stumblefoot.com 17. Toolbox Brewing 1495 Poinsettia Ave. #148 760.598.1477 www.ToolboxBrewing.com 18. Valley Center Brewery 28960 Lilac Rd. www.ValleyCenterBrewery.com 19. Wavelength Brewing Company 236 Main St.

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. Mother Earth Retail Store 204 Main St | 760.599.4225 www.MotherEarthBrewCo.com 2. Smokin Beaver 146 N Kalmia St. | 760.747.2739 www.SmokinBeaver.com

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POWAY RANCHO BERNARDO

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Brother’s Provisions 16451 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. | 855.850.2767 www.BrosProvisions.com 2. Company Pub and Kitchen

= NEW LOCATION 13670 Poway Rd. | 858.668.3365 www.CompanyPubAndKitchen.com 3. Phileas Fogg’s 11385 Poway Rd. | 858.486.4442 www.PhileasFoggs.com 4. URGE American Gastropub 16761 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. | 858.637.8743 www.URGEGastropub.com 5. Yanni’s Bar & Grill 12015 Scripps Highland Dr. | 858.527.0011 www.YannisBistro.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Barons Market 11828 Rancho Bernardo Rd. 858.485.8686 | www.BaronsMarket.com 2. Distiller’s Outlet 12329 Poway Rd. | 858.748.4617 www.DistillersOutlet.com 3. Don’s Liquor 13337 Poway Rd. | 858.748.7500 4. Piccadilly Marketplace 14149 Twin Peaks Rd. | 858.748.2855 5. PW Mart 12906 Pomerado Rd. 858.748.7693 6. Welldeck Liquor 14168 Poway Rd. | 858.486.5552

BREW PUBS 1. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. 10448 Reserve Dr. | 858.376.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 2. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 10155 Rancho Carmel Dr. 858.592.7883 | www.CMR.Oggis.com

BREWERIES 1. Lightning Brewery 13200 Kirkham Wy. Ste 105 858.513.8070 | www.LightningBrewery.com

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SOUTH BAY

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. La Bella Pizza 373 3rd Ave. | 619.426.8820 www.LaBellaPizza.com 2. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 2130 Birch Rd. | 619.746.6900 www.OggisEastlake.com 3. The Canyon Sports Pub & Grill 421 Telegraph Canyon Rd. 619.422.1806 | www.CYNClub.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Brandy Wine Liquor 1655 Brandywine Ave. | 619.421.1970 2. Keg N Bottle 2335 Highland Ave. | 619.474.7255 www.KegNBottle.com 3. South Bay Liquor 1355 Broadway | 619.422.1787 4. Sprouts Market 690 3rd Ave. | 619.409.7630 www.HenrysMarkets.com

BREWERIES 1. Border X Brewing 8684 Avenida De La Fuente Ste. 8 619.787.6176 | www.BorderXBrewing.com

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COLLEGE LA MESA

www.TheVineCottage.com 8. West Coast BBQ and Brew 6126 Lake Murray Blvd. 9. Woodstock’s Pizza 6145 El Cajon Blvd | 619.265.0999 www.WoodstocksSD.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Keg N Bottle 6060 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.265.0482 www.KegNBottle.com 2. Keg N Bottle 1827 Lemon Grove Ave. | 619.463.7172 www.KegNBottle.com 3. KnB Wine Cellars 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 4. Palm Springs Liquor 4301 Palm Ave. | 619.698.6887 Find us on Facebook!

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Bier Garden 641 S. Coast Hwy. | 760.632.2437 2. Board & Brew 1212 Camino Del Mar | 858.481.1021 www.BoardAndBrew.com 3. Del Mar Rendezvous 858.755.2669 www.DelMarRendezvous.com 4. Encinitas Ale House 1044 S Coast Hwy 101 | 760.943.7180 www.EncinitasAleHouse.com 5. Lumberyard Tavern & Grill 967 S Coast Hwy 101 | 760.479.1657 www.LumberyardTavernAndGrill.com 6. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 12840 Carmel Country Rd. 858.481.7883 | www.DelMar.Oggis. com 7. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 305 Encinitas Blvd. | 760.944.8170 www.Encinitas.Oggis.com 8. Priority Public House 576 N. Coast Hwy 101 | 858.204.6656 www.PriorityPublicHouse.com 9. San Diego BeerWorks 437 S. Highway 101 | 858.353.7174 www.SanDiegoBeerWorks.com 10. Stadium Sports Bar & Restaurant 149 S El Camino Real | 760.944.1065 www.StadiumSanDiego.com 11. Sublime Tavern 3790 Via de la Valle | 858.259.9100 www.SublimeTavern.com 12. The Craftsman New American Tavern 267 N. El Camino Real | 760.452.2000 www.CraftsmanTavern.com 13. The Regal Seagull 996 N Coast Hwy. 101 | 760.479.2337 www.RegalSeagull.com 14. Union Kitchen & Tap 1108 S Coast Hwy. 101 | 760.230.2337 www.LocalUnion101.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Farr Better Spirits 398 N. El Camino Real | 760.753.7137 2. Royal Liquor 1496 N Coast Hwy. 101 | 760.753.4534

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Cheba Hut 6364 El Cajon Blvd | 619.269.1111 www.ChebaHut.com 2. Hoffer’s Cigar Bar 8282 La Mesa Blvd. | 619.466.8282 www.HoffersCigar.com 3. Hooleys Irish Pub 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 619.713.6900 www.Hooleys.com 4. KnB Wine Cellars 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 5. Terra American Bistro 7091 El Cajon Blvd | 619.293.7088 www.TerraSD.com 6. The Ugly Dog 6344 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.8204 www.TheUglyDog.com 7. The Vine Cottage 6062 Lake Murray Blvd. | 619.465.0138

ENCINITAS DEL MAR

BREW PUBS 1. Pizza Port Solana Beach 135 N Hwy. 101 | 858.481.7332 www.PizzaPort.com/Locations/Solana-Beach

BREWERIES 1. Culture Brewing Co. 111 S. Cedros Ave. | 858.345.1144 www.CultureBrewingCo.com

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CORONADO

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS

1. Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge 1015 Orange Ave. | 619.437.6087 www.LeroysLuckyLounge.com 2. Little Piggy’s Bar-B-Q 1201 First St. | 619.522.0217 www.NadoLife.com/LilPiggys 3. Village Pizzeria 1206 Orange Ave. | 619.522.0449

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BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Park Place Liquor 1000 Park Place | 619.435.0116

BREW PUBS 1. Coronado Brewing Co. 170 Orange Ave. | 619.437.4452 www.CoronadoBrewingCompany.com

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MISSION HILLS HILLCREST

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Brooklyn Girl Eatery 4033 Goldfinch St. | 619.296.4600 www.BrooklynGirlEatery.com 2. Jakes on 6th 3755 6th Ave. | 619.692.9463 www.JakesOn6thWineBar.com 3. Local Habit 3827 5th Ave. | 619.795.4470 www.MyLocalHabit.com 4. R-Gang Eatery 3683 5th Ave. | 619.677.2845 www.RGangEatery.com 5. San Diego Brew Project 1735 Hancock St. | 619.234.5757 www.SDBrewProject.com 6. Shakespeare Pub & Grille 3701 India St. | 619.299.0230 www.ShakespearePub.com 7. The Range Kitchen & Cocktails 1263 University Ave. | 619.269.1222 www.TheRangeSD.com 8. The Regal Beagle 3659 India St. 101 | 619.297.2337 www.RegalBeagleSD.com 9. The Ruby Room 1271 University Ave. | 619.299.7372 www.RubyRoomSD.com 10. Toma Sol 301 W Washington St. | 619.291.1159 www.TomaSolTavern.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Whole Foods Hillcrest 711 University Ave. | 619.294.2800 www.WholeFoodsMarket.com

BREW PUBS 1. Hillcrest Brewing Company 1458 University Ave. | 619-269-4323 www.HillcrestBrewingCompany.com

BREWERIES 1. Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment 1795 Hancock St. | 619.299.2537 www.AcousticAles.com

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ALPINE BREWERIES

1. Alpine Beer Company 2351 Alpine Blvd. | 619.445.2337 www.AlpineBeerCo.com

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RAMONA BREWERIES

1. ChuckAlek Independent Brewers 2330 Main St. Ste C | 513.465.9768 www.ChuckAlek.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. Ramona Brew Supplies 369 Main St. | 760.440.7727

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JULIAN BREW PUBS

1. Julian Brewing/Bailey BBQ 2307 Main St. | 760.765.3757 www.BaileyBBQ.com

BREWERIES 1. Nickel Beer Company 1485 Hollow Glen Rd. | 760.765.2337 www.NickelBeerCo.com


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SELECTIONS FROM SAN DIEGO’S TOP BREWERIES Friday-Sunday 1-6pm + Live Music 3-6pm

Food Selections: Fish & Carne Asado Tacos Brats and Pretzel Bites

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Located on the Torreyana Terrace


Noche de los Muertos ImperIal Stout An award-winning, intense Imperial Stout with a hint of cinnamon spice. Big, rich and black as the night. Roasted Barley and Pale Chocolate malts add complex character with a balanced bitterness and mouth feel. “Aztec’s Imperial stout is terrifyingly dark and deep, but bright hops and cinnamon supply a happy ending... light on the tongue and smacks of bittersweet cocoa, deeply roasted coffee, cinnamon and vanilla.”

Peter Rowe

64 IBU’s 10.2% ABV

UT San Diego, October 2014

Also available: Hop Serpent Imperial IPA, Sacrifice Red IPA, Chipotle IPA and Hibiscus Wheat

Noche de los Muertos Tank Tops, T-shirts and Hoodies available at the tap room or online at www.aztecbrewery.com 2330 la mirada Dr., Vista 92081 800-706-6324 • aztecBrewery.com Visit our tasting room. Wednesday–Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 1-9pm, Sunday 1-6pm. © 2014 All rights reserved. Aztec Brewing Company® and Aztec Sacrifice® are registered trademarks.


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