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

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FRI-SAT MAY 1-2

Orange Infused Gose Release (Beer To The Rescue) @ Coronado KnoxvilleSilva Stout Release Tap+Cask @ Iron Pig Alehouse

SAT MAY 2

Golden Triangle Arts & Craft Beer Festival

SAT MAY 2

Think, Drink, Science @ The Homebrewer

SUN MAY 3

Beginner Brew Class @ Home Brew Mart

SUN MAY 3

5th Annual Chef Celebration @ Stone Liberty Station

SUN MAY 3

Cinco De Mayo Block Party @ Home & Away

SUN MAY 3

Carlsbad Street Fair Beer Garden

MON MAY 4

May the 4th Be With You @ Blind Lady Ale House

TUES-WED MAY 5-6

Hopstown Beer Festival

WED MAY 6

Belching Beaver Cask + Specialty Night @ Regents Pizzeria

FRI MAY 8

Firestone Walker Beer Pairing Dinner @ Buffalo Public House

SAT MAY 9

Hillcrest Craft Beer Crawl #

SAT MAY 9

Bacon and Barrels @ Embarcadero Marina

SAT MAY 9

Honey Nut Cheerio-Side (Beer To The Rescue) @ Oceanside Ale Works

THURS MAY 14

Flavors in Harmony: Pairing Beer with Food @ The Museum of Man

FRI MAY 15

Sorrento Valley Beer Festival #

SAT MAY 16

Alpine Beer Co. Beer For Breakfast @ Small Bar

SAT MAY 16

Astral Scottish Export Ale Release (Beer To The Rescue) @ Intergalatic Brewing Co.

SAT MAY 16

Green Flash Cellar 3 Grand Opening

SAT MAY 16

North Park Festival of Arts Craft Beer Block #

SAT MAY 16

Fieldwork Brewing Co. Night @ Hamilton’s Tavern

SAT MAY 16

Division 23 Brewing Grand Opening

SUN MAY 17

Brew Rendezvous @ SILO

SUN MAY 17

AleSmith Beer Brunch @ Toronado

SUN MAY 17

Intermediate Brew Class @ Home Brew Mart

TUES MAY 19

Beer U: Hops @ Stone Oceanside

WED MAY 20

Modern Times Cask + Specialty Night @ Regents Pizzeria

FRI MAY 22

Meet the Brewer: Cerveceria Insurgente @ Stone Liberty Station

SAT MAY 23

Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival #

SUN MAY 24

Advanced Brew Class @ Home Brew Mart

WED MAY 27

Night of the Yeti @ Plan 9 Alehouse

WED MAY 27

Beer to the Rescue Event @ Sublime Ale House

SAT MAY 30

East County Hop on Hop Off Bus

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Belching Beaver Brewery 2nd Annual Classic Car Show #

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Intermediate Brew Class @ Home Brew Mart

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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.

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.

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.

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. w o r d p r e s s. 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.

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SAN DIEGO ROCKS LA BEER COMPETITION San Diegans fared quite well at the 2015 Los Angeles International Beer Competition. Overall, local brewers brought home 12 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze medals, plus 9 honorable mentions. San Diego Breweries swept the Coffee Beer Category with a gold to New English Brewing’s Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout, silver to Intergalactic Brewing Co.’s The Cake is a Lie, bronze to Mike Hess’ Coffee Grazias, and honorable mention to Ballast Point Linda Vista’s Calm Before the Storm. New English Brewing won Best of Show with Zumbar as well! Expect more beer from New English Brewing as a new 30 barrel fermentor made its way into the brewery on April 22. Acoustic Ales, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Intergalactic, Iron Fist, Karl Strauss, Mike Hess, Monkey Paw, Mother Earth, New English, Oggi’s, Pizza Port Solana Beach, South Park Brewing, and Stumblefoot all hauled in 54 awards total. For a breakdown of categories, awards and beers, visit fairplex.com/ wos/beer_competition/index.asp. Many winners will showcase their beers at the Los Angeles County Fair (September 4-27).

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O P E N I N G S & R E N O VAT I O N S B Y N E I G H B O R H O O D DOWNTOWN: QUAD ALEHOUSE Located above the Gaslamp Tavern, Quad AleHouse will be a 5,000 square foot pub with 28 tap handles. Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey was contracted to help with the overall vision, while Beau Schmitt of Brew Project is curating the taplist along with hiring and training staff. Brandon Brooks (formerly of Ritual Tavern) is consulting on the food menu, as well. Quad is slated to open soon. (source: Eater SD) In late April, Green Flash’s Dave Adams gave an in-depth beer history and educational class to staff members. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS: PARK AND REC Steps from Small Bar in University Heights, the shuttered Bourbon Street and Lei Lounge space will transform into Park & Rec, a new concept from John Pani (Waypoint Public, West Coaster’s Best Beer Restaurant of 2014). According to a March 13th article on the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News website: “Park & Rec will draw on the unique structure of the pre-existing property, creating three individual brick-and-mortar cocktail bungalows surrounding an expansive open-air courtyard. A play on the venue’s name “Park” (Park Blvd.) & “Rec,” the courtyard will conjure images of backyard antics with a variety of recreational table games, such as ping pong and shuffleboard. Live entertainment & musical performances will round out the venue’s charming, airy atmosphere.” NORTH PARK: BOTTLECRAFT Beer lovers at North Park’s Bottlecraft can now pop a bottle and drink it on site. Candice Woo of EaterSD.com reported in March that there will be 12-15 seats and 3-4 draft taps. Customers can open bottles for a small corkage fee. NORTH PARK: RAGLAN #2 The New Zealand-inspired restaurant confederation that operates Raglan Public House (Ocean Beach), Queenstown Public House (Little Italy) and Bareback Grill (Pacific Beach) has acquired the Eddie’s Cheesesteaks building located near Modern Time’s Flavordome / Underbelly North Park on 30th Street. According to PJ Lamont, one of the partners, the house-looking restaurant will appear a bit like Queenstown with a more relaxed feel like Raglan. The beer program will be similar to Raglan’s, as well. Construction begins immediately. NORTH PARK: BARN BREWERY With 24 taps, on-site brewing and a kitchen, Barn Brewing is brought to you by the same owners as Poor House Brewing Co. and opened mid-April near the corner of El Cajon Boulevard and Utah Street in North Park. The space is located in a bustling corner of North Park, next door to the San Diego Soup Shoppe (which delivers), across the street from full-animal butcher Heart and Trotter and catty corner to The Homebrewer / Home Brewing Co. At time of press only guest beer was available; the on-site brewery and kitchen were still being put together. MIRAMAR: DIVISION 23 BREWERY This new nano started brewing in Miramar in April. Located near the old White Labs facility on 7408 Trade Street, Division 23 will have their Grand Opening on May 16th. Keep an eye on their Facebook for more info @ facebook.com/division23brewing/ MIRAMAR: RECKLESS BREWING Wet N’ Reckless was irreparably damaged in a fire almost a year ago. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, owner Dave Hyndman has relocated, renamed and is restarting his brewery nearby Ballast Point’s Miramar Mothership. Reckless Brewing is in the final stages of permit approval, and might open in May. Whatever you thought of Reckless’ beer, Hyndman’s tenacity is admirable. CARLSBAD: CARLSBAD BREW SUPPLY & GUADALUPE BREWERY Carlsbad Brew Supply opened late 2014 and in April 2015 opened a small brewery as well. Located at 5674 El Camino Real Suite D in Carlsbad, both homebrew shop and brewery will share space. If you’re in Carlsbad in need of a brand new beer from a new brewery or some homebrew supply, check ‘em out and let us know how they’re doing. DOWNTOWN: PETCO PARK Petco Park is now bursting at the seams with craft beer. Here are the breweries represented at Petco this season: Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point, Pizza Port, Mike Hess, Karl Strauss, AleSmith, Mission, Lightning, Port Brewing, Black Market, Coronado, Lost Abbey, and Mother Earth. For food, Pizza Port pizza and beer buddies are readily available and Phil’s BBQ isn’t hard to find, either. Don’t forget to visit nearby Half Door Brewing Co., Mission Brewery, Stone Tap Room, Stella Public House before or after the game (depending on the time). OCEANSIDE & VISTA: BELCHING BEAVER Eager Beaver has never been a more appropriate term. While some aren’t the biggest fans of the Vista brewery’s name, it’s tough to argue good beer and ambition. Brandon Hernandez reports that the new Vista Beaver brewpub will be finished sometime this summer. As if that wasn’t enough, Head Beaver Tom Vogel purchased a space in 1334 Rocky Point in Oceanside capable of housing a 30-barrel production brewhouse. Between the three facilities, Belching Beaver is planning on producing 30,000-60,000 barrels annually. For a brewery that started in 2012, this is the most insane growth we’ve seen at West Coaster. Goofy name be dammed.

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N E W S F R O M T H E B R E W E R S A S S O C I AT I O N STYLE GUIDELINE CHANGES Over 600 total changes were made to this year’s version, ranging from minor tweaks of style parameters and revision of several category names, all the way to addition and deletion of beer style category guidelines, including: ++ Category Additions: Added Session India Pale Ale, Contemporary Gose, Chili Pepper Beer and Mixed Culture Brett Beer categories. ++ Category Revisions: Significantly revised German-Style Rye Ale, Fruit Wheat Beer, Belgian-Style Fruit Beer, Brett Beer and International-Style Pale Ale categories. ++ Category Deletions: Deleted Indigenous Beer category. Since 1979 the Brewers Association has provided beer style descriptions as a reference for brewers and beer competition organizers. Much of the early work was based on the assistance and contributions of beer journalist Michael Jackson. The task of creating a realistic set of guidelines is always complex. The beer style guidelines use sources from the commercial brewing industry, beer analyses, and consultations with beer industry experts and knowledgeable beer enthusiasts as resources for information. TOP 50 U.S. CRAFT BREWERIES Based on the metric of 2014 beer sales volume, Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co. is now ninth in the country. Three local breweries followed: Ballast Point, 31st; Karl Strauss, 45th; and Green Flash, making its debut on this list, 48th. On page 13 is the list in its entirety.

C O L L A B O R AT I O N S & D E PA R T U R E S ON THE MOVE Devon Randall, current head brewer at Pizza Port Solana Beach, will soon leave to join the upcoming Arts District Brewing Company in Los Angeles. Before she leaves, Randall will help tap the “Coast to Crest Trail Ale” created to support the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Randall (second from left) is joined by Stephanie Gannon (far left) and Jessica Norton and David Hekel in the accompanying photo. The limited edition beer was made available April 27, with one dollar from each glass supporting the cause. LA JOLLA DEL BARRIO La Jolla Brewing Co and Border X collaborated to create a traditional German Alt-style beer with perle hops and Mexican grown hibiscus. The beer was tapped late April at the Chicano Park Day and Barrio Art Crawl. AUTOMATIC CELEBRATES BALBOA PARK Continuing their series of collaborating with other local breweries to honor the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, Automatic Brewing Co. most recently teamed up with The Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur to make a tangerine Belgian-style blonde ale called Dualing Pistils for Art Alive 2015 in late April. The beer utilized organic malts, Belgian yeast, both new world & noble hop varieties, plus organic tangerines from Rancho J’Balie.


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D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. Boston Beer Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. New Belgium Brewing Co. Gambrinus Lagunitas Brewing Co. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Deschutes Brewery Stone Brewing Co. Minhas Craft Brewery Brooklyn Brewery Duvel Moortgat USA Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Matt Brewing Co. Harpoon Brewery Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Founders Brewing Co. SweetWater Brewing Co. New Glarus Brewing Co. Alaskan Brewing Co. Abita Brewing Co. Anchor Brewing Co. Great Lakes Brewing Co. Oskar Blues Brewery Shipyard Brewing Co. Stevens Point Brewery Co. August Schell Brewing Co. Summit Brewing Co. Victory Brewing Co. Long Trail Brewing Co. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Rogue Ales Brewery & Headquarters Full Sail Brewing Co. Odell Brewing Co. Southern Tier Brewing Co. Ninkasi Brewing Co. Flying Dog Brewery Uinta Brewing Co. Bear Republic Brewing Co. Left Hand Brewing Company 21st Amendment Brewery Cafe Allagash Brewing Co. Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe Troegs Brewing Co. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Narragansett Brewing Co. Green Flash Brewing Co. Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. Breckenridge Brewery

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HILLCREST’S LOCAL HABIT OPENS ANEW WITH LESS CALI, MORE CREOLE BY BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ RECIPES COURTESY OF NICK BRUNE, CO-OWNER OF LOCAL HABIT & ECOCATERERS

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ining on traditional Southern food is like giving your stomach a warm hug. Chowing down on authentic Creole/Cajun cuisine is like having your entire body and soul gang-tackled by a mob of rotund, aproned Louisianan grandmothers haloed by the beautiful scents of bourbon, crab boil and smoked pork. Problem is, very few restaurants focus on this incredible cooking style. The whole reason I started learning to cook was so I could make jambalaya, etouffee, gumbo and all the other dishes I wanted but nobody was serving. There are even New Orleans-style eateries in San Diego today, but that’s OK, because I know of one place that has the classics covered, and even manages to add some fresh SoCal ingredients and sensibilities to the mix—Local Habit. Founded in 2011, this Hillcrest restaurant became instantly popular behind chef Nick Brune’s signature “Cali-Creole cuisine,” which borrowed from his Southern roots and love of all things New Orleans, while incorporating only the freshest, seasonal and ultra-local edibles he could procure. I first stumbled on it in search of craft beer, something they had a great selection of. Like the food, the ales and lagers were exclusively from Southern California. I thought this was great, but it was the Louisiana inspiration running through the menu that really got me jazzed up. Most of my Local Habit consumption occurred in conjunction with the restaurant’s beer dinners; affairs where a featured brewery’s beers would have dishes built specifically to pair with their flavors and aromas. Brune and company did a fantastic job

with these feasts, so I was worried they would fade away like most of the Cajun things I love when the restaurant was sold to new owners in 2013. Fortunately, Brune was given the freedom to keep on keeping on. As a result, when Local Habit reopened in late March after a partial redesign of the space (darker color palate, more of a New Orleans bar feel, a great big mural featuring components of Brune’s culinary point of view, no more open kitchen and autographed menus from the beer dinners now line the back hallway), the chef’s new menu had shifted to be even more New Orleanean than ever before. During my initial visit to the redone space, I sat with Brune and listened as he expressed why he has such a love for the Crescent City. In doing so, he was sure to point out that he was speaking specifically of New Orleans, not the entire state of Louisiana. Sure, he adores both, but he is amazed at how many unique and significant things have come from one relatively small community in such an inauspicious part of the country—Creole and Cajun culture, jazz and the blues, and the cocktail. That is quite an assemblage, and Brune can’t (and cares not to) imagine what the world would be like without any of them. So, he’s doing his part to keep them relevant via Local Habit. Brune has been a fanatic about the authenticity of the French bread he uses for his po’ boy sandwiches for some time. After spending years perfecting a recipe for it, he feels he finally has it down, thanks greatly in part to allowing his bread to sit out after its initial proof so the finished product features a substantial, crispy crust. This step allows him to forego the milk sugar commonly used back in NOLA. Brune’s fried chicken spends two

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days in a salted brine that helps that yard bird retain its moisture during frying. Another enhancement comes courtesy of Slap Yo’ Mama, a popular spice blend seen in many a French Quarter restaurant. Even dishes that don’t seem Louisianan—or even American, Nick Brune @ Local Habit; for that matter—benefit from photos by Brandon Hernández Brune’s gastronomic approach. Noodles for Local Habit’s “dark roux noodle” soup are made using plain, all-purpose flour as well as four that’s been toasted low and slow. Those glutinous chestnut brown strands are then added to a warm, sumptuous “Creole curry” broth given depth courtesy of garlic, allspice, bay leaves, coriander, Bragg liquid aminos (a salty, almost woody soy sauce alternative), bonito flakes and 26 hours of steeping atop pork and chicken bones. The result is something special and different. A trip to check out the newest rendition of Local Habit is highly recommended, as is giving three staples of its new New Orleans menu a try at home. Brune has shared recipes for his cornmealbattered shrimp po’ boy (don’t worry, you won’t have to bake your own bread), fried chicken (Slap Yo’ Mama seasoning optional) and a version of his decadent bread pudding studded with reconstituted cherries. He even gifted us with beer pairings for each—local quaffs, of course. Consider it a lagniappe, New Orleans speak for “a little something extra.” ■

SLAP YO’ MAMA FRIED CHICKEN

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Slap Yo’ Mama Fried Chicken PAIRED WITH MODERN TIMES BLAZING WORLD HOPPY AMBER ALE

SEASONING MARINADE 5 lbs bone-in free range chicken 3 tbsp kosher salt 2 tbsp paprika 1\2 tbsp cayenne 1 tbsp toasted coriander 1 tbsp garlic powder WET BATTER 1 cup Fine Rice Flour 1 cup AP flour 1\4 cup corn starch 1 1\2 cup cold water 1\2 cup ice 1 gallon peanut or fry oil Season chicken well with salt and remaining seasoning. Let marinate, or cure, for 48 hours. Remove Chicken from fridge and let temper for 30-45 minutes. Heat peanut or any fry oil to 350 degrees. Mix everything but ice cubes well with a whisk until smooth. Add ice cubes and mix to chill. Add chicken to wet batter and let sit for 1 minute. Remove from we batter and place directly into the fryer. Cook chicken for 12 minutes. Remove from fryer and drain on paper towels or wire rack for 1 minute and serve.


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Cornmeal-battered Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich

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14 cups 1-inch cubes day-old French bread or Poboy bread 3 tablespoon unsalted butter 6 cups whole milk 6 large eggs 1 3/4 cups brown sugar 4 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 cup dried cherries soaked in water for 2 hrs 1/4 teaspoon salt

CORNMEAL BATTER 1 cup corn flour 1\2 cup corn meal (fine) 1\2 cup AP flour 1 tbsp paprika 1\2 tbsp cayenne 1 tbsp black pepper 1 tbsp coriander 1\2 tbsp onion powder 1/2 tbsp garlic powder 1 lb 21\25 white shrimp (or smaller) 2 cups buttermilk 2 loaves Poboy Bread or French Bread 1 head Butter Lettuce 1 Large Tomato Sliced Thin 1 cup tartar sauce 1\2 gallon peanut oil or fry oil Heat oil to 350 degrees. Mix all corn meal batter ingredients well. Clean shrimp and make sure they are completely dry. Add shrimp to buttermilk and then directly into cornmeal batter. Make sure shrimp are completely covered in dry batter. Add shrimp to fryer basket and remove excess cornmeal, then place into hot oil. Fry for one and a half minutes or until shrimp are completely cooked and golden brown. Remove from grease and let drain. now its time to build your poboy. cut poboy bread in half and liberally coat each side with tartar sauce. on the top half place your butter lettuce then tomato, on the bottom half add your fried shrimp. bring sandwich together and serve.

PAIRED WITH MOTHER EARTH CALI CREAMIN’ VANILLA CREAM ALE

Place the bread in a large bowl. Grease a 9 by 13-inch dish with butter and set aside. Combine the milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to mix. Pour the cream mixture over the bread, add the cherries and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer the bread mixture to your baking dish and bake until the center of the bread pudding is set. 50 minutes. CHERRY SAUCE 2 cups Organic Cherry Juice 1\2 cup sugar Mix and reduce by half, or until sauce is nice glace. Serve. Let the pudding refrigerate over night. Then cut into shapes for serving. Heat a black iron, add a little butter, and sautee all sides of the pudding until crispy and golden brown. Serve with Cherry Syrup, Whipped Cream, or Classic Whiskey Sauce.

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THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

H AV E A F E W …

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hat has been seen as an emerging style in the craft beer world is the “Session IPA.” A seemingly contradictorily-named style — how can you responsibly have a few IPAs over a prolonged session of drinking? — and, to some, a San Diego invention, the Session IPA has been polarizing the craft beer community over the past year or so. It had been be argued that a Session IPA should, in actuality, be categorized in one of two existing categories: American IPA, or Session Ale. In April, the Brewers Association (BA) decided to squash the confusion by creating a completely new category specifically titled Session India Pale Ale (see right). Session beers, separate from session IPAs, are not a new style. On the contrary, the term has been used for quite some time to denote a beer that can be enjoyed for a prolonged “session” of drinking. The official BA guidelines define a session beer as “any style of beer… made lower in strength than described in the classic style guidelines. The goal should be to reach a balance between the style’s character and the lower alcohol content. Drinkability is a character in the overall balance of these beers. Beers in this category must not exceed 4.0% alcohol by weight (5.0% alcohol by volume).” That is to say, any traditional beer style can be brewed to be a “sessionable” version of a classic style. In recent months, several San Diego breweries have released session ales into the market, capitalizing on the trend. Back in October, local breweries swept the “session beer” category at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. Benchmark Brewing took gold for their 4.8% Oatmeal Stout, Pizza Port Ocean Beach won silver for Guillaume, a 4.2% Belgian witbier, and Karl Strauss was awarded the bronze medal for Mosaic Session Ale, which clocks in at 5.5%. This category sweep, juxtaposed with San Diego’s hop-centric

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BY GONZALO J. QUINTERO, ED.D. | ILLUSTRATED BY KAYLA COLEMAN brewing style, proves that San Diego breweries both old and new need not rely on their alpha-acid laden reputations. Our brewers craft more than IPAs, and judging by competition results, those who wish to dethrone San Diego as The Craft Beer Capital of The World will have to do more than out-hop us.

NEW BA GUIDELINES FOR SESSION INDIA PALE ALE Session India Pale Ales are gold to copper. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures and hop haze is allowable at any temperature. Fruity-ester aroma is light to moderate. Hop aroma is medium to high with qualities from a wide variety of hops from all over the world. Low to medium maltiness is present. Hop flavor is strong, characterized by flavors from a wide variety of hops. Hop bitterness is medium to high. Fruity-ester flavors are low to moderate. Diacetyl is absent or at very low levels. Body is low to medium. + Original Gravity (ºPlato) 1.038 - 1.052 (9.5 - 12.9) Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato) 1.008 - 1.014 (3.1 - 4.6) + Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.00% - 4.00% (3.70% 5.00%) + Bitterness (IBU) 40 - 55 + Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 12 (8 - 24) (2015 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association)

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WE RECENTLY ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE SESSION BEER. AS YOU CAN SEE, SOME FOLKS DON’T LET ABV GUIDELINES GUIDE THEM! DENNIS B.

Duvel BIERE CAFE SOUTHBAY

Andy W. Pliny

Taras Boulba!

Marc A. Ska Rudie

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RYAN J.

Easy Jack by Firestone Walker Brewing Company because it’s one of the few reasonably priced yet delicious session offerings.

Chronic ELLE V.

Go to IPA THOMAS C.

BRIAN B.

Grapefruit sculpin

Hooked on Ponto & Mosaic. Ohh, and Oatmeal Stout from Benchmark

ANTHONY P.

MIKE S.

Sessions Lager by Full Sail

Karl Strauss Mosaic session ale!

AUSTIN B.

KELSEY M.

SHERRY H.

I’m not biased or anything ;)

Even keel is amaze-balls! Hoppy Birthday! Alpine beer. DANIEL C.

Lagunitas Day Time MICHELLE C.

Pizza Port’s SIPA RICHARD R.

Stone Go To & Levitation, Pizza Port Ponto, Firestone Easy Jack, all the regular Benchmark beers. PATRICK E.

Three way rotating tie: Stone Go To, Ballast Point Even Keel, Port Ponto S.I.P.A.. But for super low ABV with flavor the Even Keel wins. SAM R.

St Archer Blonde Ale.... refreshing!

PATRICK B.

I’m going with Fall Brewing 2am Bike Ride. BRUCE F.

Firestone Easy Jack! ROLLIE F.

Old school...Mad River Steelhead XPA

BRIAN M.

CHAD G.

I gotta say, Weekday IPA by Rough draft is legit. Even Keel is awesome but to be fair, I dont drink bullshit beer so, simtra is my new goto.

Weekday, Even Keel, and Ponto.

MICHAEL P.

Table Beer from Benchmark. Second favorite is a Pale Ale at the new Kilowatt Brewing

STEPHANIE Q.

Abnormal Beer Company 5pm session ipa! GEORGE M.

AleSmith Brewing Company X

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SATELLITE TASTING ROOMS

ESTABLISHMENTS NOW OUTNUMBER LOCAL HOMEBREW SUPPLY SHOPS

PHOTOS BY TIM STAHL

On April 22, The Lost Abbey opened their “Confessional” satellite tasting room in Cardiff. While some bar owners dislike the proliferation of these establishments because they are essentially competition that had to go through less paperwork, craft beer consumers are loving that breweries can control quality of beer in a setup that may be far from the actual brewhouse. Below is a list of current & planned satellite tasting rooms. ■

жжBelching Beaver | North Park жжBolt | Little Italy (under construction) жжBorder X | Logan Heights жжCulture | Ocean Beach жжHess | Miramar жжIron Fist | Logan Heights (under construction)

жжLegacy | Miramar жжModern Times | North Park жжMother Earth | Vista жжRip Current | North Park жжStone | South Park жжStone | Oceanside жжStone | Ballpark Adjacent жжStone | Kettner жжThe Lost Abbey | Cardiff жжTwisted Manzanita | Pacific Beach 24 | May 2015

Meeting of the minds: Tomme Arthur (right) with CityBeat’s Ian Cheesman (center) and former Anderson Valley, Kona & Great Divide brewer Brit Antrim (left)


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THE CARBOY CHRONICLES BY RYAN RESCHAN | ILLUSTRATED BY KAYLA COLEMAN

THESE DREGS HAVE LEGS COLLECTING YEAST AND BACTERIA FROM COMMERCIAL BOTTLES YEAST, ARE YOU IN THERE? THESE DAYS, PROBABLY NOT IF YOU’RE DRINKING AMERICAN STYLE BEER. Most breweries are fining and/or filtering, force carbonating, and then packaging their beers. Fewer and fewer breweries are using a secondary fermentation to carbonate their beer. The exception to this is the growing number of breweries producing wild ales or attempting to produce authentic German and Belgian styles. These styles typically require a very high carbonation level that makes force carbonating to such volumes of CO2 nearly impossible to package. The Germans still use their traditional method of Krausening to carbonate their beers. Instead of adding sugar to re-ferment, wort and fresh yeast is added to the finished beer to carbonate it in the bottle. With White Labs, Wyeast, and the growing number of smaller yeast providers, we have a greater selection of yeast to choose from as homebrewers then ever. But not all yeast and bacteria strains are available to us, with some available just once and while or seasonal. So harvesting yeast from a bottle or can is potentially a great way to acquire a new strain. Breweries might have once started with a particular strain, but over the years it maybe have mutated and changed in character. Some breweries will use multiple yeast strains that might have started at a certain ratio but over time the ratio has changed into something unknown. The unknown is part of the fun of harvesting yeast. Well that, and course drinking the beer! Let’s start off with what you should be looking for when wanting to collect yeast from a beer. While experience and research will help as you go, looking to see if there is any yeast at the bottom of a bottle is a start. Having a flashlight will come in handy with dark bottles. Some beers are very obvious with the amount of sediment that’s at the bottom. Other beers will have a very light dusting of yeast that is not obvious at first. A good light source will help you identify a candidate and confirm that you have yeast and not just hop sediment or other trub at the bottom. Of course cans are impossible to tell so look for clues in the text about the beer being can conditioned or unfiltered.

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Because there’s so little yeast in most bottles, you’ll want to collect as much as you can. Jay Goodwin of The Rare Barrel has mentioned several times on his podcast ‘The Sour Hour’ that you’ll want leave some beer left in the bottle that will still have some yeast in suspension. For bottled conditioned beers you’ll want to be very careful on pouring the beer out. If you can’t pour out the yeast free part of the beer into a single glass, keep the bottle tilted until you’ve dispensed the beer and you start to see yeast flowing out with the beer. At this point you should have enough beer and sediment left in the bottle to propagate. To be extra precautionary, you’ll want to sanitize the lip of the bottle. Using a lighter is a quick way to do so in a few seconds. You can also spray it down with sanitizer solution. At this time you’ll want to transfer the dregs of the bottle or can to a sanitized vessel or wort ready for fermentation. For growing up yeast and/or bacteria from a bottle, you’ll want to start out with a lower gravity wort (ideally below 1.040) in a smaller quantity (ideally under a half a liter). This will allow the cells to re-activate in a friendly environment and help increase the cell count. After this initial yeast starter is created and there are


no off characteristics, you can proceed to create a normal sized yeast starter for your next batch. Pay attention to your starter and make sure you are seeing fermentation take place and that there are no weird aromas being produced that wouldn’t be associated with yeast or bacteria (just keep in mind that yeast will create some fermentation off flavors that are not a sign of them being bad, like sulfur for instance). Compared to a regular pitch of yeast, you’ll have to be more patient when it comes to activity in your starter. Propagating yeast can potentially take weeks.

about their process while others might not want to reveal their method. One such local brewery carbonating with a different strain is Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey with their Port series of beers. Several San Diego breweries producing wild ales in town are also using wine yeast for secondary fermentation in the bottle. Old bottles of beer can also be a concern. Look for a bottling date or a best by date on the label to determine how fresh of a bottle you have. While Brettanomyces and bacteria can survive many years, if not decades, in a bottle, most Saccharomyces yeast will die out over time and you’ll have nothing but dead yeast left in the bottom of the bottle. Try to get the freshest example of the beer you want to harvest from such that you get the healthiest yeast possible.

What you need to be wary of are breweries that use a different yeast strain to bottle condition their beers. To get consistent results, brewers will sometimes rely on wine yeast to carbonate their beers. Wine yeast can be very robust and produce high carbonation levels that are desired in certain styles. The problem with wine yeast is that it will not produce a good beer. Some wine yeast strains are known to be “killer strains” that will eliminate the brewer’s yeast you want to use. Even if a brewery is not using wine yeast, they might be using a brewer’s yeast that gives little character compared to the yeast strain they fermented the beer with.

Harvesting yeast and/or bacteria from bottles or cans of beer is part of the fun and experimentation of hombrewing. Not only do you get to enjoy a beer in the process, but you have the ability to collect microbes you might not be able to buy at your local homebrew shop. Just remember to practice good cleaning and sanitation habits when collecting dregs from bottles and use starters to increase your cell count until you have a pitchable amount for whatever size batch you are brewing. Homebrewing continues to grow and so have homebrewer’s blogs full of experimenting and trying new techniques and methods. They can be a great source on figuring out what beers can be worth harvesting yeast from. If you’re looking for combinations of brewer’s yeast, wild yeast, and bacteria for your funky tart feral beers, Micheal Tomsmiere’s The Mad Fermentationist blog has started a list of beers containing viable microbes you can use. You can find the list here: http://www.themadfermentationist.com/p/dreglist.html . If you’re looking for “clean” strains of yeast, authentic German and Belgian beers can be a great place to start. You can get more tips from BYO in their guide found here: http://byo. com/hops/item/1661-yeast-culturing-from-bottles-techniques .

Figuring what breweries are doing this will require some research on the internet or directly asking the brewery about their process. Some breweries will be completely transparent

Do have a favorite bottle conditioned beer you grow up yeast and/ or bacteria from? Let us know at West Coaster and perhaps we can start a list of beers available in San Diego. ■

HARVESTING YEAST FROM A BOTTLE OR CAN IS POTENTIALLY A GREAT WAY TO ACQUIRE A NEW STRAIN.


FARM TO TABLE TENNIS

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PRESENTED BY DININGOUTSD PHOTOS BY TIM STAHL Presented by DiningOutSD and hosted at Stone’s Liberty Station World Bistro & Gardens, the first of what we are hoping will be an annual ping pong invitational was held on April 12. A portion of the proceeds went to the American Liver Foundation, Center for Community Solutions, and the San Diego Council on Literacy. In addition to ticket sales, a silent auction also contributed, sponsored by The Japan Society of San Diego/ Tijuana, in preparation for their 12th annual Beer & Sake Festival coming June 13 to the events center at Harrah’s Rincon North. Former pro Arkadi of Cafe 328 took first place in the ping pong tournament, donning a belt of salumi courtesy of Chef Hanis Cavin from Carnitas Snack Shack. 2nd place: Kevin Dykes (Small Bar), and 3rd place: Josh Kopelman (DiningOutSD) wore leis of pork rinds from The Heart and Trotter Butchery. 4th place: Michael Rosen (Juniper & Ivy Restaurant) received meat from Cook Pigs Ranch. ■

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INTO THE BREW

THE HOPPIER SIDE OF BELGIAN BLONDES BY SAM TIERNEY

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alance is an important concept in every beer style, though it is found in various and sometimes surprising ways. A brewer always has to consider how the various ingredients and techniques used to create a beer will play off one another to create a harmonious whole. Malt and hop flavors, sweetness and bitterness, alcohols and esters, all fight for an impression on the palate. Belgian blonde ales are a style that often miss the mark. Bereft of hops, they end up cloying and fruity, even with modest alcohol and residual sugar contents, not unlike many macro American lagers. Beers like Leffe Blonde and Grimbergen Blonde target a drinker decidedly

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against bitterness in their beer. Luckily for the lupulin-faithful, there are a number of breweries that embrace the balanced, even hoppy side of this style. When you get Belgian yeast character and hops together and get it right, it’s a beautiful thing. Hops and Belgian beers have often had a rocky relationship. Lambic brewers are perhaps the most abusive, leaving bales of hops to age warm for years before finally begrudgingly adding them to their wort kettles to take advantage of their preservative qualities, even after all of their bitter alpha acids have degraded to nothingness. Luckily, this still makes for some amazing and

unique beers, and most other Belgian brewers are much kinder to their hops. The more typical Belgian approach is to treat hops as a subtle seasoning to balance the sweetness of the malt and maybe add a touch of aroma. Even though hoppy beer is far from the norm in Belgium, there were always a few Belgian brewers that weren’t afraid to use hops in a bolder fashion. Brasserie Orval is one brewer whose eponymous beer packs big bitterness -- about 50 IBUs -- and is dry hopped in secondary conditioning tanks before bottling with Brettanomyces yeast to add more complexity with aging. If you can find a bottle of Orval fresher


Societe’s The Harlot, via Brittany Bradley of Tongue & Cheek Blog (learn more on page 52)

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than a few months old it still possesses a formidable hop aroma and bitterness, though many like to let it age to bring out the Brett character, which also mellows the hops. Tripels such as Chimay White sometimes have a noticeable hop bite, but it took the reimagining of the style by brewers like Achouffe with their Houblon Chouffe, which melds a tripel with an American double IPA, to really show what hops can do in the style. Closer to home, many an American brewer has taken a stab at fermenting a standard IPA or DIPA wort with a Belgian yeast strain, though these beers typically lack the character of real Belgian examples, and true American IPA bitterness levels often overwhelm.

Belgian blondes generally follow a simple recipe of pilsner malt with maybe some wheat and a little sugar to lighten the body a touch. Starting gravity is usually in the 12-16 Plato range, with 1.048-1.065 original gravity, but can also go lower to get into traditional table beer or saison range. Get much stronger though, and you are making a golden strong ale or a tripel by most measures. In a more traditional, less hoppy approach, you might add about 15-25 IBUs worth of Continental hops total, with some added toward the end of the boil, for just a touch of aroma. Ferment this wort with a Belgian strain and you have the basic model.

When I first seriously got into homebrewing, I was fascinated by the intersection of hops and Belgian yeast and played with many combinations in both pale and dark beers. I found something that many other brewers have also settled on: rounder, fruitier New World hops (think Amarillo, Nelson, and Citra) can play beautifully with the fruity and spicy character of many Belgian yeast strains. On the other hand, heavy doses of Continental hops like Saaz, Hallertau Saphir, and Styrian Goldings also work beautifully, amping up the character already inherent in many Belgian styles while staying true to their roots. In that lighter intersection of the blonde, single, extra, or whateverelse-you-want-to-call-it style of beer, brewers have taken both of these paths to achieve hoppy goodness.

Where things get interesting is when you dial the hops up a couple of degrees. Since 1999, Westvleteren Blond has proudly carried this torch for the Trappist brewers. At 5.6% alcohol and 41 IBUs, it is decidedly balanced on the hoppy end of the spectrum, but with a spicy, grassy Continental hop character that keeps it decidedly Belgian. Westvleteren 12 may be the beer that garners the St. Sixtus abbey their most praise, but the Blond is a true gem that has few peers. Going even hoppier, De Ranke XX Bitter shows what can be achieved by adding copious amounts of fruity and spicy Brewers Gold and Hallertau hops to a 6.2% blond ale. Bringing things down to a more refreshing strength, Taras Boulba from Brasseries de la Senne in Brussels

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Bottle shot via The Lost Abbey / Studio Schulz

WHEN YOU GET BELGIAN YEAST CHARACTER AND HOPS TOGETHER AND GET IT RIGHT, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING.


packs a fruity, citrusy, spicy punch in a beautifully drinkable 4.5% alcohol by volume package. Local favorites like The Harlot from Societe, and Devotion from Lost Abbey both find that elusive balance that the best examples of the style hit. The Harlot is a great example of the intersection of European brewing traditions in that the recipe is essentially the same as a Czech pilsner until it is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain. Societe credits Moonlight’s Reality Czech pilsner as an influnce for The Harlot, alongside Taras Boulba and the wonderfully balanced and refreshing Redemption from Russian River. Looking over the recipes of styles like Belgian blonde, saison, pilsner, kĂślsch, and even some English golden ales, you can see how the same basic model of pale malt and classic hop varieties comes together with different yeast strains to create a myriad of styles. Saison Dupont, one of the classics of the saison style, is really just a hoppy blonde ale as well, and their special annual Cuvee Dry Hopping release adds another layer of hoppy complexity that puts it firmly in the realm of other hopdriven Belgians. â–

Into the Brew is sponsored by The High Dive in Bay Park


KINGS OF ♦ CROWDFUNDING NEW DOCUMENTARY COMING TO KPBS THIS MONTH

Raeanne DuPont, Steven Moyer, Eduardo Castro Fonseca & Ben Moxley

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a thrilling Kickstarter campaign, the feature documentary series covering San Diego Beer titled Kings of the Craft successfully met their crowdfunding goal of $30,000 in April, but just barely. “It was very intense. Kickstarter can be horrible because if you want to do it right, it’s basically a part-time job of putting together a good campaign,” says Eduardo Castro Fonseca, Associate Producer.

The production team consists of Eduardo along with Raeanne DuPont, Producer; Ben Moxley, Director; and Steven Moyer, Cinematographer/ Editor. Previously, Raeanne, Ben and Steven had collaborated on a student project titled “Of Beaches and Beer,” which also focused on local brewing. Eduardo got wind of this while working at KPBS, and gave the three the idea to pitch Kings of Craft as a series. With cash in hand, the team wasted no time putting it to use according to Eduardo. “We were able to hire someone to shoot slow-motion and have captured some incredible footage. [The funds will] pay for a soundtrack, our time-lapses, and it prevents us, recent graduates, from having to fund the project ourselves.” Supporters of the Kickstarter campaign can expect their gift/rewards to start arriving in May. “What we want people to know is that this is a passion project. We did and have been working every day for the past 9 months to accomplish two things. One, showcase our abilities as filmmakers, but most importantly to do this sort of love letter to the city we love and a culture we are so happy to be a part of,” Eduardo concludes. The series premieres May 21st at 9 p.m. on KPBS and the following day online at KPBS.org. ■

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CRAFT BEER DIRECTORY & MAP DOWNTOWN

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. Halcyon/Stella Public House 1429 Island Ave. | 619.234.0808 www.StellaPublicHouse.com 9. Ironside Fish & Oyster Bar 1654 India St. | 619.269.3033 www.IronsideFishandOyster.com 10. Knotty Barrel 844 Market St. | 619.269.7156 www.KnottyBarrel.com 11. Neighborhood 777 G St. | 619.446.0002 www.NeighborhoodSD.com 12. Ogawashi 1100 5th Ave. | 619.358.9170 www.Ogawashi.com 13. Quality Social 789 6th Ave. | 619.501.7675 QualitySocial.comm 14. Queenstown Public House 1557 Columbia St. | 619.546.0444 www.BareBackGrill.com/Queenstown 15. Searsucker 611 5th Ave. | 619.233.7327 www.Searsucker.com 16. Stone Brewing Tap Room 795 J St. | 619.727.4452 www.StoneBrewing.com 17. Stone Company Store 1202 Kettner Blvd. | 619.450.4518 www.StoneBrew.com 18. Tacos & Tarros 2015 Birch Rd. www.TacosAndTarros.com 19. Taste and Thirst

1. Alchemy San Diego 1503 30th St. | 619.255.0616 www.AlchemySanDiego.com 2. Belching Beaver North Park 4223 30th St. | 760.703.0433 www.BelchinBeaver.com 3. Bourbon Street Bar & Grill 4612 Park Blvd. | 619.291.0173 www.BourbonStreetSD.com 4. Buffalo Public House 406 University Ave. | 619.458.9198 www.TheBuffaloPub.com 5. Carnita’s Snack Shack 2632 University Ave. | 619.294.7675 www.CarnitasSnackShack.com 6. Coin Op Game Room 3926 30th St. | 619.255.8523 www.CoinOpSD.com 7. Counterpoint 830 25th St. | 619.564.6722 www.CounterpointSD.com 8. Cueva Bar 2123 Adams Ave. | 619.269.6612 www.CuevaBar.com 9. DiMille’s Italian Restaurant 3492 Adams Ave. | 619.283.3153 www.DiMilles.com 10. Farm House Cafe 2121 Adams Ave. | 619.269.9662 www.FarmHouseCafeSD.com 11. Hamilton’s Tavern 1521 30th St. | 619.238.5460 www.HamiltonsTavern.com 12. Live Wire Bar 2103 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.291.7450 www.LiveWireBar.com 13. Modern Times Flavordome 3000 Upas St. www.ModernTimesBeer.com

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1. Fall Brewing Co. 4542 30th St. | 619.501.0903 www.FallBrewing.com 2. Mike Hess Brewing (North Park) 3812 Grim Ave. | 619.255.7136 www.HessBrewing.com 3. Poor House Brewing Company 4494 30th St. www.PoorHouseBrew.com 4. Thorn St. Brewery 3176 Thorn St. www.ThornStreetBrew.com

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1. Blind Lady Ale House/Automatic Brewing Co 3416 Adams Ave. | 619.255.2491 www.BlindLadyAleHouse.com 2. South Park Brewing 1517 30th St. | 619.610.9038 www.SouthParkBrewing.com

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1. Bine & Vine 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

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

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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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1. Bacchus Wine Bar & Market 647 G Street | 619.236.0005 www.BacchusWineMarket.com 2. Best Damn Beer Shop (@ Krisp Market) 1036 7th Ave. | 619.232.6367 www.BestDamnBeerShop.com 3. Bottlecraft 2161 India St. | 619.487.9493 www.BottlecraftBeer.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

14. Nate’s Garden Grill 3120 Euclid Ave. | 619.546.7700 15. Polite Provisions 4696 30th St. | 619.677.3784 www.PoliteProvisions.com 16. Ritual Tavern 4095 30th St. | 619.283.1618 www.RitualTavern.com 17. Sea Rocket Bistro 3382 30th St. | 619.255.7049 www.SeaRocketBistro.com 18. Small Bar 4628 Park Blvd. | 619.795.7998 www.SmallBarSD.com 19. Station Tavern 2204 Fern St. | 619.255.0657 www.StationTavern.com 20. The Haven Pizzeria 4051 Adams Ave. | 619.281.1904 www.TheHavenPizzeria.com 21. The Rose Wine Pub 2219 30th St. | 619.280.1815 www.TheRoseWinePub.com 22. The SafeHouse 2930 University Ave. | 619.458.9200 www.TheSafeHouseNP.com 23. The South Park Abbey 1946 Fern St. | 619.696.0096 www.TheSouthParkAbbey.com 24. Tiger!Tiger! Tavern 3025 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.487.0401 www.TigerTigerTavern.com 25. Toronado San Diego 4026 30th St. | 619.282.0456 www.ToronadoSD.com 26. True North Tavern 3815 30th St. | 619.291.3815 www.TrueNorthTavern.com 27. URBN Coal Fired Pizza 3085 University Ave. | 619.255.7300 www.URBNNorthPark.com 28. Urban Solace 3823 30th St. | 619.295.6464 www.UrbanSolace.net 29. Waypoint Public 3794 30th St. | 619.255.8778 www.facebook.com/WaypointPublic

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715 4th Ave. | 619.955.5995 www.TasteAndThirst.com 20. The Field Irish Pub & Restaurant 544 5th Ave. | 619.232.9840 www.TheField.com 21. The Hopping Pig 734 5th Ave. | 619.546.6424 www.TheHoppingPig.com 22. The Local 1065 4th Ave. | 619.231.4447 www.TheLocalSanDiego.com 23. The Tipsy Crow 770 5th Ave. | 619.338.9300 www.TheTipsyCrow.com 24. Tin Can Alehouse 1863 5th Ave. | 619.955.8525 www.TheTinCan1.Wordpress.com 25. Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp 333 5th Ave. | 619.795.9463 www.GaslampUnion.com

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1. The Homebrewer 2911 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.450.6165 www.TheHomebrewerSD.com

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1. Rip Current Tasting Room 4101 30th St. www.RipCurrentBrewing.com

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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. Regents Pizzeria 4150 Regents Park Row | 858.550.0406 www.RegentsPizza.com 7. The Grill at Torrey Pines 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd. | 858.777.6645 www.LodgeTorreyPines.com 8. 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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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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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. Home & Away 2222 San Diego Ave. | 619.501.0522 www.HomeAndAwaySD.com 4. Newport Pizza and Ale House 5050 Newport Ave. | 619.224.4540 www.OBPizzaShop.com 5. OB Kabob 4994 Newport Ave | 619.222.9700 www.OBKabob.com 6. OB Noodle House 2218 Cable St. | 619.450.6868 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 7. OB Noodle House Bar 1502 4993 Niagara Ave. | 619.255.9858 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 8. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 2562 Laning Rd. | 619.876.5000 www.LibertyStation.Oggis.com 9. Phils BBQ 3750 Sports Arena Blvd. | 619.226.6333 www.PhilsBBQ.net 10. Raglan Public House 1851 Bacon St. | 619.794.2304 11. Restaurant @ The Pearl Hotel 1410 Rosecrans St. | 619.226.6100 www.ThePearlSD.com 12. Sessions Public 4204 Voltaire St. | 619.756.7715 www.SessionsPublic.com 13. Slater’s 50/50 2750 Dewey Rd. | 619.398.2660 www.SanDiego.Slaters5050.com 14. Tender Greens 2400 Historic Decatur Rd. | 619.226.6254 www.TenderGreensFood.com 15. The Joint 4902 Newport Ave. | 619.222.8272 www.TheJointOB.com 16. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse 2150 Harbor Island Dr. | 619.291.9110 www.TomHamsLighthouse.com

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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

OTHER

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

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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. Sidecar 1310 Morena Blvd. | 619.230.5715 www.SidecarSD.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

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. Kilowatt Brewing 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. | 858.715.3998 www.Kilowatt.beer 8. Quantum Brewing 5375 Kearny Villa Rd. #116 www.QuantumBeer.com 9. Societe Brewing Company 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd | 858.598.5409 www.SocieteBrewing.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY

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

OTHER

1. Riverwalk Golf Course 1150 Fashion Valley Rd. | 619.296.4653 www.RiverWalkGC.com

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS

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. 32 North Brewing Co. 8655 Production Ave. | 619.363.2622 www.32NorthBrew.com 3. AleSmith Brewing Company 9368 Cabot Dr. | 858.549.9888 www.AleSmith.com 4. Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits 10051 Old Grove Rd. | 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 5. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Miramar 9045 Carroll Way | 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 6. Green Flash Brewing Company 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 760.597.9012 www.GreenFlashBrew.com 7. Intergalactic Brewing Company 9835 Carroll Ctr. Rd. | 858.750.0601 www.IntergalacticBrew.com 8. Mike Hess Brewing (Miramar) 7955 Silverton Ave. Ste 1201 619.887.6453 | www.HessBrewing.com 9. New English Brewing Co. 11545 Sorrento Valley Rd. 305 & 306 619.857.8023 www.NewEnglishBrewing.com 10. O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing 9879 Hibert St. | 858.577.0350 www.OSullivan-Brothers.com 11. Pacific Brewing Company 8680 Miralani Drive | 303.819.7086 www.PacificBrewingCo.com 12. Rough Draft Brewing Co. 8830 Rehco Rd. Ste D | 858.453.7238 www.RoughDraftBrew.com 13. 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. Legacy Brewing Tap Room 7060 Miramar Rd. | 858.695.9953 www.LegacyBrewingCo.com 2. 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. Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen 626 S Tremont St. | 760.453.2940 www.FlyingPigPubKitchen.com 5. Local Tap House Oceanside 308 S Coast Hwy. | 760.547.1469 www.LocalTapHouse.com 6. PCH Sports Bar & Grill 1835 S Coast Hwy. | 760.721.3955 www.PCHSportsBarAndGrill.com 7. Surfside Tap Room 507 N. Coast Highway | 760.740.5449 www.SurfsideTapRoom.com 8. Tap That Tasting Room 3207 Roymar Rd. | 760.433.4827 www.TapThatKegNow.com 9. 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. Carlsbad Brew Supplies/Guadalupe Brewery 5674 El Camino Real Suite D | 858.751.4BRU www.CarlsbadBrewSupply.com 2. Hydrobrew 1319 S Coast Hwy. | 760.966.1885 www.HydroBrew.com


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EAST COUNTY

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS

1. Boll Weevil 53 9621 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.334.5353 www.BollWeevil53.com 2. Downtown Cafe 182 E Main St. | 619.440.5687 www.DowntownCafe-EC.com 3. Eastbound Bar & Grill 10053 Maine Ave. | 619.334.2566 Find us on Facebook! 4. Hooleys Irish Pub 2955 Jamacha Rd. | 619.670.7468 www.Hooleys.com 5. Main Tap Tavern 518 E Main St. | 619.749.6333 www.MainTapTavern.com 6. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 9828 Mission Gorge Rd. | 619.449.6441 www.Santee.Oggis.com 7. 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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NORTH COUNTY INLAND

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. | 760.820.9283 www.WavelengthBrewCo.com

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 13670 Poway Rd. | 858.668.3365

= NEW LOCATION 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. Cork & Craft / Abnormal 16990 Via Tazon | 858.618.2463 www.TheCorkandCraft.com 2. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. 10448 Reserve Dr. | 858.376.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 3. 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. Machete Beer House 2325 Highland Ave. www.facebook.com/MacheteBeerHouse 3. Manhattan Bar 400 Broadway | 619.422.6641 www.Manhattan91910.com 4. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. 2130 Birch Rd. | 619.746.6900 www.OggisEastlake.com 5. 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

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 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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ENCINITAS DEL MAR

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

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 www.NadoLife.com/VillagePizzeria

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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INDUSTRY PROFILE

CONTRIBUTOR PROFILE

The folks behind the beautiful Societe photo in our Into the Brew column are Brittany Bradley and Kyle Tuttle, based in Sacramento. Their site — tongueandcheekblog.com — has many beautiful photos by Bradley, plus recipes for truffle tater tots, pork belly buns, Campfire Stout ice cream sandwiches, ahi bahn mi, buffalo blue cheese dogs, and pulled lamb tacos in mint chimichurri sauce. Beer-focused articles by Tuttle highlight beers like Anchor Brewing’s California Lager and Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale. Give them a follow for some interesting content!

BY MIKE SHESS PHOTO BY DEMI JOHNSON | A7D CREATIVE GROUP Veteran beer slinger Val Guagliardo just landed a job as Beer & Events Manager at the High Dive, Bay Park’s thoroughbred craft beer bar. Her craft beer resume is deep; she worked behind the bar of Ballast Point Old Grove, Ciro’s Pizzeria (now Crushed), Amplified Ale Works, Rough Draft Brewing Co., and Societe Brewing Co. During her time at Societe, she earned her Certified Cicerone accreditation – beer’s parallel to wine’s Sommelier level. “It was really intense, but so much fun. I ended up falling in love with beer all over again the more I learned,” she said. “When I heard the news I’d passed the exam, I was so excited I actually crashed my car,” she said. Thankfully, the crash was minor and everyone was fine. After Societe, Val took some time off to help plan no less than three weddings for friends. She visited Oregon with boyfriend Brett Luchesi (Lead Distiller at Ballast Point). During those few months, High Dive proprietress Ingrid Cherney reached out and offered her a job, and Val accepted. Val’s stoked to be back in the San Diego beer scene, curating the ‘Dive’s tap list and planning upcoming events. April 2015 saw the launch of the Tiki Tuesday Industry Day, geared specifically for those who work serving beer over the weekend, and the continuation of the bar’s signature, monthly, women-centric beer pairing dinner: Chicks For Beer. This month’s Chicks For Beer event will feature Ballast Point beer on May 19.

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Britt is the artistic center, and food guru of Tongue and Cheek with degrees in Photography and Journalism. Her love of quality, hand-crafted food is rooted in her upbringing, with a grandma who made everything by hand and a father who was a butcher. Her palate is keen and adventurous, always looking to try something new and different. Britt likes everything sweet, savory and offal. But don’t think her taste for craft beer is lacking. Her palate is equally discerning and harsh. Kyle is the brew brains of the operation. A Journalism Graduate of CSU Sacramento, a Certified Cicerone beer server and former craft beer bartender, Kyle has a passion for hunting down the best of the best. His relentless demand for quality and respect for the industry are just the surface of his passion for everything sour, hoppy and alcoholic. Kyle’s favorite Craft Beer is the next one. You can follow him on Untapped, “Kyle Tuttle” in his journey to drink the best the business has to offer.


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