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B E E R IN TH E H E ADL I G H TS

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WAR OF WORDS: 10 B ARREL

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Q UAFF: PRI DE OF S AN DI EGO

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​O'Sullivan Bros. Brewery For Sale​ In 2014, Ed O’Sullivan became the first graduate of UCSD Extension’s Brewing Certificate program to open his own brewery. That interest, O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company, is located in a business park suite at 9879 Hibert Street in San Diego’s Scripps Ranch neighborhood. The brewery specializes in dark beers, specifically porters, stouts and barrel-aged versions of both styles. A number of O’Sullivan Bros.’ beers have won awards regionally and Ed now teaches a course called “The Brewery Startup” as part of the program he graduated from. Ed owns several other business’ and due to increasing demands from those, he is actively seeking a purchaser for his brewery business. Ed says he has built a solid fan-base that frequents his tasting room and is not interested in closing. His hope is that an entrepreneur will pick up where he left off and acquire the brewery turnkey style. One of the most impressive features of the facility is a sizable quality-control laboratory that has been in operation from the start. Labs tend to be an afterthought or something slated for construction once revenues reach the point where they are more economically feasible. O’Sullivan is the only independent brewery in Scripps

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Ranch, though the nation’s 13th largest brewing interest, Ballast Point Brewing, operates a production brewery and tasting room in the community as well. The official advertisement reads as follows: Turnkey Nano Brewery for Sale in San Diego. Includes brewery, lab and tasting room. 3bbl all electric, plc controlled 3 vessel brew house, with 7 3bbl fermenters and 1 3bbl brite. Production output is about 400 bbls/yr. Facility is approx. 1700 sq/ft. All supporting equipment, i.e. water treatment, chemical cleaning, Glycol Chiller, Cold Room, bottling equipment, kegs, keg washer, spare parts, tasting room furniture and fixtures are all in place and operating. All equipment is less than 3 years old and was purchased new. Cooperage, bottles and raw material inventory included along with an established local clientele. Perfect opportunity for the husband and wife team or couple of friends looking to break into the industry, or a larger brewery looking for an offsite R&D facility for new project, or a restaurant chain looking to supply its own beer. This is the cleanest, most technically sophisticated nano-brewery on the west coast. See www.osullivan-brothers.com for general info. Contact Ed O’Sullivan at ed@osullivan-brothers.com. Serious inquiries only.

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realize another long-held aspiration—opening his own brewery. The name of that business will be SouthNorte Beer Company, and it’s scheduled to debut this summer. Brooks will get by with a little help from his friends, most ostensibly his family at Coronado Brewing. That company’s founders, brothers Ron and Rick

Mother Earth Brew Co. Opening Mother’s Provisions

Today, Main Street in Vista’s historic village area is home to three breweryowned businesses, including a production brewery (Wavelength Brewing Company) and brewpub (Belching Beaver Brewing Tavern and Grill). But it all started with a satellite tasting room from nearby operation Mother Earth Brew Co. Originally, that large taproom was connected to a homebrew supply store, an extension of the roots established by a retail recreational brewing goods outlet at MEBC’s brewery. That venue has since been closed in order to bring an entirely new concept to life: Mother’s Provisions. Located at 204 Main Street, the new venue will benefit from increased squarefootage and, City of Vista-willing, outdoor seating. Mother’s Provisions will serve beer, wine (on draft and from bottles stored in a “wine cave”), cider, cold brew coffee and numerous small-plate menu items, which can be consumed onsite along with charcuterie, cheese, confections and seasonal edibles procured from a variety of local purveyors. The space will have 20 taps dispensing MEBC beer as well as a large selection of ales and lagers from guest breweries. Seating options will include tables, standing rail-bars and multiple “lounge areas.” “We are thrilled to bring this long-anticipated concept to life,” says MEBC vice president Kevin Hopkins. “Mother Earth is already a well-known anchor and attraction to the historic downtown Vista district. It is exciting to add to what is rapidly becoming a hospitality driven area.” Mother’s Provisions is currently under construction and scheduled to open in late summer. It is one of several locally based initiatives for the multi-state brewing company.

SouthNorte Brewing Co. in the Works

Many know Ryan Brooks for his work as brewmaster at Coronado Brewing Company. During his tenure, that interest has won numerous awards, including Champion Mid-Size Brewing Company at the 2014 World Beer Cup. That’s dream-come-true territory, but Brooks isn’t finished dreaming. He’s about to

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Chapman, are key investors and that’s where the initial brewing of SouthNorte’s beers will be done (the search is on for a separate facility to house the business). But he’ll also garner inspiration from friends he’s made spending a great deal of time exploring the craft-brewing culture south of the border. As the name implies, SouthNorte will combine elements of Mexico’s burgeoning beer scene with the craft culture here in San Diego. A press release describes the business as “an American brewery that blends the rustic flair of Mexico with the art of San Diego craft brewing.” Brooks sees pulling from two cultures as a way to extract the best from both and end up with the finest end-result. In the course of my reporting on the San Diego brewing industry, I have met a number of brewers from Baja locales including Tijuana, Ensenada and Mexicali. Nearly all of them have mentioned receiving assistance, tutelage or encouragement from Brooks. He is something of a cult figure down there who has forged many legitimate friendships during innumerable cross-border visits. Few would be better suited to bring this intercultural vision to life and it should be exciting to watch… and taste. - Reporting by Brandon Hernández


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was named Champion Brewery based on points accumulated. The three-day beer fest takes place Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18. Be sure to try Mike Hess Brewing's Into the Sunset Blood Orange IPA, brewed specifically for the SDIBF and the SD County Fair.

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AleSmith Brewing: Old Numbskull (Barley Wine)

AleSmith Brewing: Private Stock Ale (British-style Strong Ale)

Council Brewing: Magic Factory Lickable Staves (Brett and Other Sour Beer)

Dos Desperados Brewery: Blonde Kolsch (Germanstyle Ale)

Duck Foot Brewing: Black Leprechaun (Specialty Stout)

Mike Hess Brewing: Umbix (Imperial Stout)

Mother Earth Brew Co.: Renown Brown (American-style Brown Ale)

North Park Beer: Covington Cream Ale (Golden or Blonde Beer)

Bagby Beer: Sweet Ride (Pilsener)

Duck Foot Brewing: London Calling, (Porter)

Pizza Port Carlsbad: Z Man (Bold Stout)

Bagby Beer: Three Beagles Brown (English-style Brown Ale)

Eppig Brewing: Kottbusser (American Wheat Ale)

Barrel Harbor Brewing: Rungnir (Belgian-style Dark Ale)

Finest Made Ales: Imperial Red Ale (Imperial Red Ale)

Pizza Port Ocean Beach: Junk In Da Trunkel Dunkel (Germanstyle Weiss)

Belching Beaver Brewery Oceanside: Here Comes Mango! IPA (Fruit Beer)

Prohibition Brewing: Hop Chronicles (American-style Strong Pale Ale)

Resident Brewing: Golden Kiss (French- and Belgian-style Ale)

Rip Current Brewing: Java Storm Coffee Imperial Stout (Coffee Porter and Stout)

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Burgeon Beer: Taking the Biscuit (Bitter)

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Karl Strauss Brewing: Mosaic Session IPA (Session Beer)

Mason Ale Works: Charley Hustle (American-style Amber/ Red Ale)


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AleSmith Brewing: Wee Heavy (British-style Strong Ale) 2kids Brewing: Incredulous Ordinary Bitter (Bitter)

Breakwater Brewing: Rye Dawn (Rye Beer)

Burning Beard: Get Thee to a Nunnery (Belgian-style Pale Ale)

Coronado Brewing: Coastwise (Session Beer)

Rip Current Brewing: Breakline Bock (German-style Bock)

Eppig Brewing: Natural Bridge Baltic Porter (Porter)

San Diego Brewing: Biere Welter Wit (Belgian-style Wit or White Ale)

Eppig Brewing: Sinister Path (Bold Stout)

Fall Brewing: Plenty for All (Pilsener)

Indian Joe Brewing: Pineapple Passionfruit Gose (Germanstyle Weiss)

The Lost Abbey: Carnevale Ale (French- and Belgian-style Ale)

Mike Hess Brewing: Deceptio (American-style India Black Ale)

New English Brewing: Barleywine (Barley Wine)

Nickel Beer: Devil’s Copper (Rye Beer)

Novo Brazil Brewing: Mulata (American-style Amber/ Red Ale)

Eppig Brewing: Glitz and Glam (Fruit Beer)

Intergalactic Brewing: Shut Up Wesley Wheat (American Wheat Ale)

Karl Strauss Brewing: Windansea Wheat (Germanstyle Weiss)

The Lost Abbey: Serpent’s Stout (Imperial Stout)

Mason Ale Works: Gunnar Noir (American-style India Black Ale)

Mikkeller San Diego: Forste Fodselsdag (Specialty Beer)

Pizza Port Bressi Ranch: Sharkbite Red Ale (Americanstyle Amber/Red Ale)

Pizza Port Carlsbad: Kickflip Kolsch (German-style Ale)

Pizza Port Carlsbad: Today Was a Good Day (Australian/ International-style Pale Ale)

Pure Project Brewing: Sensei (Pilsener)

Second Chance Beer: Mulligan Irish Red (Irish-style Red Ale) South Park Brewing: Grassmarket (Scottishstyle Ale) Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station: Cimmerian Portal (Bold Stout) The Lost Abbey: Veritas 018 (Brett and Other Sour Beer)

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Pizza Port Ocean Beach: Eyelashes (Belgian-style Pale Strong Ale)

Ballast Point Brewing: Piper Down (Irish-style Red Ale)

Belching Beaver Brewery: Tavern & Grill Thizz Is What It Is (Imperial India Pale Ale)

Rip Current Brewing: Delaminator Doppelbock (German-style Bock)

Burning Beard Brewing: Circle of Hops (American-style Pale Ale)

Rip Current Brewing: Rescue Buoy Russian Imperial Stout (Imperial Stout)

Societe Brewing: The Harlot (Hybrid Belgian-style Ale)

Coronado Brewing: Seacoast Pilsner (American-style Lager)

South Park Brewing: 2 Griffs (Bitter)

Council Brewing: Magic Factory Broken Wand with Raspberries (Brett and Other Sour Beer)

South Park Brewing: Here N Gone (German-style Ale)

Stone Brewing: Delicious IPA (American-style India Pale Ale)

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The Doctor's Office

By Gonzalo J. Quintero Ed.D.

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emorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff of summer, and summer is the official time of year when both outdoor and day drinking become socially acceptable. As residents of one of America’s healthiest cities, San Diegans obviously enjoy getting out and moving. Simultaneously, San Diego just so happens to be the craft beer capital of California, so there's surely some cosmic Venn diagram showing active and healthy people who are also craft beer enthusiasts. Luckily for this undoubtedly large market segment, many San Diego craft breweries have their wares safely nestled in the confines of aluminum cans, a vessel that is easily-stored, lightweight and shatterproof when dropped during hiking, biking, sailing, etc. You would think that cans have always been the rule, rather than the exception. However, only over the last few years have craft breweries embraced the can, long seen as faux pas and inferior. The modern aluminum beverage can traces its origins to 1959, when Coors introduced the first all-aluminum, seamless, twopiece beverage container. Recycling was instituted at the same time and Coors paid 1 cent for each can returned to the brewery. Despite the environmental impacts of mining their source materials, aluminum cans are, at the end of the day, the most sustainable beverage package. They’re also infinitely recyclable. The aluminum industry values sustainability, and, since the early 1990s, has decreased greenhouse gas emissions from primary production by 37% and from secondary production by more than 50%. According to a study by Delft University of Technology in 2012, more than 90% of aluminum in buildings comes from recycled materials. Old beer cans are everywhere you look. Cans are also lighter than glass, which lowers shipping costs. Combine that with the facts they chill quicker than glass and provide larger space for artwork, it’s a no-brainer why several local breweries have installed their own canning lines. Other

operations go through mobile canning companies. In fact, over 20% of breweries in San Diego have had their beers available in cans at some point; many site their portability as a big factor in the decision. That portability is important to locals. However, if you are in the City of San Diego, it is important to note that it is unlawful to consume any alcoholic beverage at any time upon all public beaches, including any sidewalks, boardwalks, alleys, plazas, piers, jetties, on or against seawalls, upon public rights-ofway at any beach or coastal bluff, and all coastal access, view point and bluff rights-of-way, and including the adjacent coastal public parks and areas. Aside from these 24-hours bans, there are many 16 and 12-hour bans in the city of San Diego's parks and recreation areas. There are far too many places to list just how many where you can't enjoy a can of beer, but there's one centrally-located park with an 8-hour window of opportunity for some outdoor day drinking. From noon to 8 p.m. within the friendly confines of Balboa Park, the following nine designated lawn areas, excluding all sidewalks and hard surfaces, are places where you can have a can of beer, or even a keg with plastic cups: -

Botanical Building East Lawn Botanical Building West Lawn Federal Building Lawn House of Pacific Relations Lawn International Lawn Mall Lawn Moreton Bay Fig Lawn Pan American Plaza Lawn Recital Hall Lawn

So exercise your right this summer to enjoy some outdoor day drinking in beautiful Balboa Park, with a can of independent craft beer, and be a walking, talking Venn diagram of freedom! •

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Beer in the Headlights

B Y I A N C H EES M AN Writers crave few things more than genuine inspiration. We don’t mind the occasional paycheck either, but we’ve learned not to be picky. Over the years, I’ve found exactly that stimulus by celebrating craft beer and the collaborative culture it has inspired. However, news of late has threatened to puncture that happy little balloon.

not from press and awards, but from the simple, earnest desire to brew their best possible beer and have it appreciated by thirsty patrons. But even San Diego brewers can have a bad day, and when they do it’s nice to know they can refresh themselves with a cool dip in their swimming pool filled with festival medals.

To those that follow any sort of beer media or frequent San Diego internet beer forums, the arrival of 10 Barrel (an Oregon craft brewer-cum-Anheuser Busch InBev-funded transplant to East Village) has stoked the flames of something unfamiliar. I’m not naive enough to suggest these communities were dramafree prior (it is the internet, after all), but arguments surrounding allegiance to our local beer scene, and how to sufficiently demonstrate it, have run rampant. The announcement that the same parent conglomeration has opted to sequester this year’s South African hop crop for exclusive consumption by their stable of acquired breweries did little to calm the growing furor or soothe worries for the future of independently owned, local breweries.

In recent months San Diego breweries captured 60 medals from the Los Angeles International Beer Competition and 68 medals from the San Diego International Beer Festival. That’s a lot of bling for one town. And as much as the drywall of our local tasting rooms may grouse at the additional load to bear, this is a tremendous validation of a craft brew scene over two decades in the making. San Diego craft beer is cementing its place in history and we get to be a party to it.

I’m not suggesting these items aren’t due pointed discussion. They are. I’m not even saying the passionate responses to these happenings is out of proportion. It’s definitely warranted. I’m only saying that through all the fray I’ve found myself craving a momentary return to normalcy. As a means to approximate that, I’m using this column to celebrate all the joyous aspects of San Diego craft brewing that have recently done their part to keep a smile on my face.

Our Embarrassing Bounty of Accolades I’m sure most brewers will tell you that the true rewards of their craft come

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Can You Dig It? The craft brewing industry’s embrace of cans has been a long time coming, but thanks to mobile canning and crowler machines, consumers are adopting it as a superior conveyance. They travel better, chill easier, and allow me to get craft-drunk at the pool without furtive sips on an undisclosed bottle in my backpack, which is a game changer. The form factor has likewise inspired some undeniably vibrant and startling label designs. Modern Times Beer has been leading the charge with the art deco fever dream that is Clear & Present Dankness and Dinosaur World’s tribute to sedimentary strata. Pure Project has embraced a sleeker aesthetic with their Tiffany & Co. jewelry box-inspired Diamond Dust and the serene


donate a portion of the evening’s sales to them. You can’t swing a good intention over your head without hitting a charitable brewery in this town. stargazing motif of Clouds of Delusion. Designs like these engage at a distance sufficient for longrange coveting. If there is any downside to the canning phenomenon of late, it would be their occasional association with exclusivity and limited release. FOMO gives me agita. That said, a little bit of hype is healthy and if it makes that purchase taste a few percent better for the lucky few who set forth on the pilgrimage to attain it, who am I to complain?

Haze Craze Depending on who you speak to, the North East IPA / Vermont Style IPA / Hazy IPA fad is either the new wheel or signaling the stylistic End Times. I happen to enjoy them, but that’s neither here nor there. What I relish most about Hazy IPAs has been the discussion it has prompted around beer quality. When demand skyrocketed for these beers seemingly out of nowhere, lots of breweries understandably wanted a piece. This haste has lead to allegations of some questionable practices to attain that cherished turbidity, such as doping the beer with flour or harvesting it prior to completing fermentation. That understandably prompted a backlash from many local brewers, both from those opting to produce the style and otherwise, vocalizing once again that quality is paramount to them and no such shortcuts should be tolerated. Wherever your preferences reside, it’s comforting to know that the community still resides on the bedrock of commitment to maintaining standards, even when the rules for doing so are a bit...dare I say...hazy.

Beer Makes A Difference A spirit of charity and community is nothing new to San Diego craft beer. Stone Brewing’s Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival has raised over $2 million for multiple local charities to date. Pure Project Brewing has been a supporting member of 1% For The Planet, a network of businesses committed to donating one-percent of profits to environmental causes, since their inception. Societe Brewing has long designated every Tuesday as “Charity Tuesday” which both highlight important causes and

It’s not just sustaining efforts doing the heavy lifting either. In the last month there were over 40 educational and specialty beer events across the entire county to battle lupus via the Beer to the Rescue campaign. Coronado Brewing Company also launched their CoastWise Session IPA in partnership with (and to the benefit of) Surfrider Foundation in April. If you’re unable to muster up an unselfish reason to drink these days, you’re just not trying.

Beer Makes Me Giggle Beer’s natural association with inebriated tittering aside, I adore that after covering this scene for as long as I have it still finds ways to surprise me. For example, when I slid up to the bar at Bagby Beer Company a couple of weeks ago I was confident I’d find solid representations of styles, even when they trended to the esoteric. What I didn’t expect was to find was a 9.2% ABV malt liquor called “Corn Star” made with 50 lbs of actual popcorn. My inner rebellious high-schooler would settle for nothing less. I can say with utmost certainty that ordering it marked the first time a server has asked me “It’s served in a mason jar...is that okay?” Damn skippy it is. In a similar vein, this West Coaster edition coincides with the AleSmith Brewing Co.’s release of a Mexican-style lager forged in partnership with Sublime to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album by the same name, “40 Oz. to Freedom.” That’s a combination of words I was pretty confident I’d never type. For one, I’m not sure how a barrel-aged Mexican lager will play in Anvil & Stave, the company’s tasting room speakeasy. Secondly, I sort of assumed that breweries of a certain tenure would pursue more ageappropriate musical collaborations. I’m not saying they should be limited to Adult Contemporary artists (a Diana Krall Dunkel perhaps?), but Long Beach reggae-punk? Still, as peculiar as it sounds, they are doubling down on the effort by packaging some in actual 40 ounce bottles. Hopefully they’ll seal it with a cork to keep it classy. In conclusion, even if you have been blissfully unaware of the recent rancor within the industry, it never hurts to reaffirm that we, as craft brew consumers, are enjoying the fruits of a very special juncture in brewing history. No matter how contentious or political things become in this sphere, it’s important to remember what we’re fighting for. •

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THE WAR OF WORDS INTENSIFIES BEFORE 10 BARREL’S DEBUT BY RYAN LAMB

Many San Diegans aren’t happy that Anheuser-Busch InBev-funded 10 Barrel Brewing Company is opening in the East Village, and the war of words has intensified in recent weeks. A “San Diego Beer Fan” — now identified as Robert Esparza, a local beer festival organizer — came up with the idea to fly a banner reading “10 Barrel Is Not Craft Beer” over the company’s fundraiser block party on Saturday, May 27. A crowdfunding campaign posted on May 13 surpassed the $900 goal in four hours, reaching $4,820 as of press time. The chartered plane was scheduled to take off from Gillespie Field in El Cajon around 5:30 p.m. on the day of 10 Barrel's party, with the pilot planning to bring the banner within eyesight of 10 Barrel’s event between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. The banner was recently amended to include the URL FakeCraftBeer.com, a website purchased by Esparza that links to a video by Whats On Draft TV denouncing the arrival of 10 Barrel, while promoting the release of 11 Barrel IPA, a collaboration beer made in protest by downtown brewpubs Monkey Paw, Resident, and Half Door. Starting on Sunday, May 28, a portion of proceeds from each pint of that beer went to homeless and hunger causes in the neighborhood. The San Diego Union-Tribune noted that “several donors to the GoFundMe campaign represent local beer interests. They include Pat McIlhenney, cofounder of Alpine Beer; Virginia Morrison, co-founder of Second Chance Beer; Pariah Brewing; Wiseguy Brewing; Thunderhawk Alements and even Rancho Cucamonga’s Kings Brewing.” The story was picked up by 10 News reporters, who interviewed Esparza’s friend Brian Mitchell, proprietor of Pariah Brewing in North Park. “These guys [Anheuser-Busch InBev] aren’t buying these companies because they like them or want their products to do well, they’re buying them because they’re losing market share,” Mitchell told the station in a segment that aired on May 18. “So how do you beat your competitor? You buy your competition.” Mitchell and others point to illegal pay-to-play practices as additional reasons to reject A-B InBev and the breweries they own. 10 Barrel co-founder Garrett Wales provided this statement to 10 News regarding the controversy: “While we really appreciate these efforts increasing the awareness of the opening of the pub, it’s a shame these folks aren’t putting their time and money into more important civil causes and helping those truly

in need. With that, we’ll be pouring some great beers on May 27th and hope many new friends come join us.” And in a cheeky tweet, 10 Barrel referenced the aerial banner, saying, “We’re matching every $ raised for this campaign and giving it to @SDHungerCo & @SD_Coastkeeper. Lemonade anyone? ;)” The responses incensed Esparza, who has shunned Anheuser-Busch and their stable of acquired breweries from participation at his events. “What they said was just another slap in the face of the local beer community,” he told West Coaster. “They’re acting like our local breweries haven’t been giving to charities for years, decades even. This just shows me how ignorant they are.”

FURTHER READING: – San Diego Reader’s May 20 report on 10 Barrel Brewing San Diego, which includes some interesting twists: 10 Barrel’s founders aren’t listed on the brewing license, but “Anheuser-Busch, LLC” is, along with new Bud Light VP Andy Goeler. Also, 10 Barrel will operate a 20-barrel brewhouse. – Paste Magazine’s May 19 breakdown of the “BS Arguments of Craft Beer SellOuts” which is reminiscent of Modern Times’ blog post “What ‘Selling Out’ Is Actually About” published in September. Market Watch takes a markedly different perspective with “Opinion: Anheuser-Busch buys its 10th craft brewery, and the stigma of selling out wears off” – Good Beer Hunting’s in-depth article “Watch the Hands, Not the Cards – The Magic of Megabrew”… although you can’t read that post if you follow “The Cut Off” list proposed by WeAreBrewStuds.com •

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ast year Kelsey McNair opened the well-received North Park Beer Company. McNair, a celebrated and award-winning homebrewer, is also a member of QUAFF, San Diego’s oldest homebrewing club. When I asked him if being a member of QUAFF had helped him in his venture, he responded as follows: “Without QUAFF's support and sharing of brewing knowledge, there is no way that I could have accomplished the things that I have with beer, and there would certainly not be a North Park Beer Company. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to be a member.” He also added that “QUAFF's members are some of the kindest, friendliest, and most generous people you will ever encounter in life.” “QUAFF” is an acronym that stands for “QUality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity.” It is that last word – fraternity – defined in this case as “the state or feeling of friendship and mutual support within a group,” which is the driving force behind one of the most successful homebrew clubs in the country. As longtime club member Mary Anne Bixby once told me, “QUAFF is more like a family, a homebrewing family than a club.” It is also a club whose members have been instrumental in paving the way for San Diego to become one of the most influential brewing cities on the planet over the last thirtyplus years. Scratch the surface of many breweries in San Diego County (and beyond) and you’re likely to find at least some QUAFF DNA either deposited directly or via assimilation. The foundation of what would evolve into QUAFF was laid in the mid-1980s, when a group of relatively new homebrewers started socializing together. Their touchstone was Beer and Wine Crafts, San Diego’s first homebrewing supply store, established in 1983. Owned and operated by a wife and husband team, Audry and the late Owen Eckblom, they gave classes and also dispensed free homebrewing advice to all who desired it. The Eckbloms would later manage to get a homebrewing competition instituted at the local Del Mar Fair, a competition that still remains an annual event on the San Diego homebrewing calendar. Appropriately, like some wild spontaneous fermentation, a beer appreciation social group grew out of this constant mingling at Beer and Wine Crafts. By November 1989, with some impetus from the Eckbloms, this social group had formalized itself as QUAFF and started meeting at Callahan’s Pub. Callahan’s was owned by a couple of QUAFF members at the time, Scott Stamp and his business partner Lee Doxstader. Initially the group was so small that there were meetings when the group barely filled a booth at the pub, but by the turn of the century membership had grown to forty-five. Today, while the numbers are in flux, there are approximately three hundred registered “QUAFFers.” A brief aside: Callahan’s Pub, which closed earlier this year, was the first brewing establishment started by QUAFF members. According to Stamp, Callahan’s was San Diego’s first “micro multi tap beer bar” into which they later installed a small brewing system. In 1993, they opened an additional location when they resurrected the San Diego Brewing Company name for a brewpub in the Mission Gorge area, and earlier this year they added a satellite brewing location and tasting room in North Park. The early to mid-1990s in San Diego were heady days for both homebrewers and their small group of brethren pro brewers, who were now in the

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midst of the local “New Brew Wave.” While QUAFF members may not have built the entire foundation, they provided a lot of the cement. In the early part of the decade, QUAFF brewers were starting to enter beers into national homebrewing competitions with some positive results, though the learning curve was pretty steep, and the consistency of quality beer across the board still needed improvement. This began to change as the club grew and started attracting some additional talented homebrewers. One of those early local homebrewers was Vinnie Cilurzo, who dove into the homebrewing world with gusto. The first five editions of the annual Southern California Homebrewers Festival were held in Temecula on the grounds of Cilurzo Family Vineyards, Vinnie’s parents' winery. At the time, Cilurzo was already homebrewing relatively light-colored IPAs, as he recalls, “with little crystal malt.” This style was also being brewed by some of the other local homebrewers, and over time it would evolve and help define San Diego as arguably the world’s most influential city when it comes to brewing hoppy ales. The idea for the homebrew fest just mentioned actually came from a number of Los Angeles area-based homebrewing clubs, including the Maltose Falcons, a club established in the mid1970s. In 1990, one of their members, Skip Virgilio, moved down to Carlsbad and joined the fledgling QUAFF club, where he was one of the first to consistently brew Belgian-style beers. Within a couple of years Virgilio had become QUAFF’s president, in addition to his role as the head brewer at the now longdefunct Pacific Beach Brewhouse. In 1994, Virgilio's professionally-brewed Belgian strong ale won San Diego's first gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

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Another former QUAFF president from the 1990s, Rich Link, credits that medal for getting “a lot of homebrewing community interested in brewing Belgian styles.” Vinnie Cilurzo added that it was “a huge deal” to see Virgilio win gold at GABF. Cilurzo would develop early brewing fame for pioneering the “Double IPA” style as a co-founder of Blind Pig Brewing Co. in Temecula in the mid-1990s. The company's Blind Pig IPA was also influential to professional brewers and homebrewers alike. After the brewery closed, Vinnie and his wife Natalie would go on to co-found Russian River Brewing Company in Northern California in 1999, where both Pliny


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the Elder (Double IPA) and Pliny the Younger (Triple IPA) were born, along with a plethora of fabulous barrel-aged beers. In the interim years, Blind Pig IPA has been reborn as a sub-brand. By 1995, Pacific Beach Brewhouse had also closed its doors, so Skip Virgilio and fellow QUAFF member Ted Newcomb decided to start AleSmith Brewing Company. Their first hire was a fellow QUAFF member, Tod Fitzsimmons, who has been a key figure over the years in developing a number of the beers at AleSmith, and he's still employed there to this day. Virgilio notes that “Tod was always experimenting” and mentions him doing some dry-hopping and “rousing hops in the carboy to the max in order to increase surface contact of the fermenting wort with the hops.” Nowadays that would not be considered a big deal, but it was definitely not standard operating procedure in those days.

In AleSmith's early days there wasn't a lot of capital available for labor, and even if there had been, there were very few, if any, experienced (professional) shift brewers around. This scarcity led to some fellow QUAFF members volunteering at the brewery in exchange for experience and, as rumor has it, perhaps some free beer! One of those volunteers was Patrick McIlhenney, already a veteran homebrewer by the mid-1990s. On days off from his regular gig as a fireman, McIlhenney would also volunteer at Beer and Wine Crafts, where he would rub hops together and smell them while reading their analytics and spec sheets, in order to understand their properties better. He would also brew what are now commonly referred to as “S.M.A.S.H.” a.k.a. “Single Malt And Single Hop” beers, comparing how they tasted versus the expectations based on their analytics. McIlhenney also employed the trial-and-error method with dry-hopping, “keeping good records until you get to a point where… this is what I want and how do I get there?” This information was shared within the early group of local homebrewers. This may not seem like a huge deal today, but in the pre-internet years, this personal sharing of knowledge, along with the underlying camaraderie, was critical to the future success of San Diegan beers in competitions, both at club and professional levels.

LEF T TO RIGHT: SKIP VIRGILIO, MARK SIMPSON, RICH LINK, AND BOB WHRITNER. QUAFF MEMBERS OF THE 1990S

McIlhenney would become a doyen of super hop-forward styles, and AleSmith's Skip Virgilio let him brew the first Alpine beers at his facility, as at the time AleSmith had some additional capacity – a rarity for local breweries these days. Virgilio's gesture allowed McIlhenney to start getting his Alpine Beer Company brand into the market before opening the brewery in its namesake town in 2002. In 2014, Alpine Beer Company was acquired by larger local craft brewery Green Flash. Dr. Chris White, yet another QUAFF member in the mid-1990s and co-

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TO D F I T Z S I M M O N S AT T H E D E L M A R FA I R HOMEBREW COMPETITION IN THE MID 1990S R I C H L I N K A N D PAT M C I L H E N N E Y AT T H E D E L MAR FAIR HOMEBREW COMPE TITION IN THE MID-1990S founder of White Labs yeast supply company, would do something similar with his homebrews that McIlhenney was doing with his S.M.A.S.H. beers. In White's case, however, the variant was the yeast, with all other ingredients remaining the same. By changing only the yeast, White was able to share with homebrewers how the taste of each beer was altered when fermented with different strains, while using the same wort as the base. This practice is still continued to this day, on a larger scale, at the White Labs tasting room. White made his “pitchable” (immediately usable) product available to homebrewers, primarily through Home Brew Mart, opened by Jack White in 1992. Prior to the arrival of this liquid yeast, homebrewers were using dry yeast in packets, and the consistency was not always up to par. The new availability of fresh liquid yeast made a big difference to QUAFF members, leading to an increase in the quality of their beers. Homebrewers began to flock to Home Brew Mart as a major source for materials, equipment and White Labs yeast. Jack White would co-found Ballast Point Brewing Co. in the back of Home Brew Mart in 1996. One of the employees at Home Brew Mart in 1994 was Tom Nickel, a QUAFF member known these days as the owner of O'Brien's Pub and Julian's Nickel Beer Company. Nickel was happened to be on duty when Peter Zien, a practicing lawyer who'd been bitten by the beer bug, walked in looking for advice and supplies. In 1996, Zien sought out QUAFF in order to attend a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) seminar, which the club was organizing. In addition to signing up for the seminar, Zien ended up joining QUAFF. For those unfamiliar with the BJCP, the organization certifies and ranks judges

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of beer, mead and cider, as well as publishing style guidelines used in various competitions. Over the years, more than one hundred QUAFF members have become BJCP judges, including twenty National judges, four Master judges and three Grand Master judges, one of whom is the aforementioned Peter Zien. In addition to QUAFF and San Diego brewers benefiting from this constantly growing knowledge base, the club has also reached out to communities where there is BJCP certification interest but no certified folks to administer exams. In the recent past, QUAFF members have administered exams in Las Vegas and Hawaii. QUAFF members have done the same in Tijuana for a number of Baja homebrewers who, by geographical extension, have become to a certain degree part of San Diego’s greater brewing community. At time of writing, former QUAFF president Larry Stein was busy organizing a collaboration brew day with QUAFFers and members of the Tijuana Homebrewers Club. In Ensenada, QUAFF member Miguel Loza's homebrew store La Casa Del Lúpulo hosts weekend classes that include teaching BJCP guidelines. Also, a brewing competition is now held at the annual Ensenada Beer Festival, and a number of the judges are San Diego-based, BJCP-certified QUAFF members. Beer competitions are a critical component of the lifeblood (lifewort?) that runs through QUAFF. The club has for many years sponsored America’s Finest City Homebrew Competition, an annual American Homebrewers Association (AHA) sanctioned competition open to any and all homebrewers, not just club members. There are also a number of internal, club-only competitions held throughout the year, plus collective entries into national competitions, where points are amassed by club members with the goal of winning the coveted AHA “National Homebrew Club of the Year” award. These days QUAFF members fare pretty well in national competitions, however, that was not the case at the time Peter Zien became president of the club in 1999.


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It was primarily Zien’s cheerleading and cajoling, with an assist from longtime club member Harold Gulbransen, that resulted in QUAFF members entering more state and national homebrew competitions. Zien’s zeal and encouragement quickly bore fruit; for three consecutive years starting in 2001, QUAFF earned the “California Homebrew Club of the Year” title, and from 2001 to 2006, a record “five-peat” as the AHA “National Homebrew Club of the Year.” QUAFF won again in 2016, and 2017's results will be announced at the National Homebrewers Conference in Minneapolis in mid-June. Peter Zien would go onto purchase AleSmith Brewing Company from Skip Virgilio in 2002, and over the years a number of QUAFF members have found employment at the brewery, including current head brewer Ryan Crisp and lead brewer Anthony Chen, plus a number of shift brewers. Former AleSmith head brewer Matt Akin established Benchmark Brewing in 2013 along with his wife Rachael and his father Jim, all QUAFF members. Another AleSmith alum, Bill Batten, who was also QUAFF president, was most recently the head brewer at Mikkeller Brewing San Diego, which operates out of AleSmith's old digs, from when it opened in 2015 until a few months ago. Batten's next gig will be the head brewing position at SD Tap Room’s upcoming University Heights location, currently planned for opening in late 2017 or early 2018.

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Q U A F F ’ S J U L I G O L D E N B E R G A N D D AV I D C R A N E W I T H B A L L A S T P O I N T ’ S C O L B Y C H A N D L E R AT T H E 2 0 1 5 A F C . G O L D E N B E R G ’ S P R O - A M W I N N I N G B E E R 2 4 C A R R O T G O L D E N A L E , A C A R R O T- C A K E I N S P I R E D B E LG I A N - S T Y L E A L E W I T H C A R R OT S , C I N N A M O N , R A I S I N G S A N D VA N I L L A B E A N S , WA S B R E W E D O N S T O N E ’ S S Y S T E M I N 2 0 1 5 , W I T H M O N K E Y PAW A L S O C O L L A B O R AT I N G . P H O T O B Y T I M S TA H L

In recent years the growth of San Diego’s craft brewing industry has been mirrored by simultaneous growth at QUAFF. This craft beer-based feedback loop has continued to grow as more QUAFF members have turned pro. Doug Constantiner, QUAFFer and co-founder of Societe Brewing Company (established 2012) nicely summed up the current QUAFF/local industry relationship: “I see QUAFF as one of, if not the, best homebrew clubs in the country. Pair that with what I and many others consider the premier craft beer city in the world and you get an unmatched symbiotic relationship. QUAFF greatly helped and nurtured the quality and knowledge of our homebrewing endeavors and in return, all of us (pro brewers) openly return the favor to help current QUAFFers.” The QUAFF connection at Societe is further enhanced as Societe’s co-founder, Travis Smith, worked for a time as a brewer under the tutelage of Vinnie Cilurzo at Russian River Brewing Co. Even those QUAFFers who don’t turn pro have an opportunity to influence a broader sphere of craft beer than you might think. An example of this is Stone Brewing's annual Pro-Am competition. Sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association, the winner of this competition gets to brew a batch of their beer with a third party professional brewer – usually one who has influenced the winning beer – on Stone’s brewing system. Stone then sends said beer to market as a “one-off” collaboration brew. At least, that is the usual plan; however, in 2014, QUAFFer Chris Banker’s winning brew, a cocoa and coffee-flavored mocha stout with spices, meant to mimic the rich flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, was so successful when commercially released – the initial third party collaborator was Tijuana’s Cerveceria Insurgente – that the beer is now brewed as a seasonal release, and a number of variants have also been released, including a tequila and wine barrel-aged version. “Xocoveza”

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was one of the flagship beers on tap at Stone Berlin when they opened the new brewery last year, and Stone also sells it in cans in Europe. In 2010, some five years before construction started on North Park Beer Company, Kelsey McNair won Stone’s Pro-Am competition with a session ale, inspired by Even Keel, a low ABV (3.5-3.8%) session ale developed by brewer Colby Chandler at Ballast Point’s Home Brew Mart. When Stone released the commercial version of Kelsey’s winning brew, Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale, a highly-hopped, 4.2% ABV beer, the sell-through rate was so rapid that it gave Stone the additional confidence to bring to market their Go To IPA. The immediate success of this beer certainly influenced breweries both locally and nationally, as part of a wave of lightbodied yet hoppy sessions IPAs that have continued to proliferate on store shelves and bar taps. Interestingly, Ballast Point’s Even Keel has been officially re-named as a session IPA on all its packaging. In addition to the aforementioned QUAFF member-founded breweries, here are more that have opened in San Diego County (unless otherwise noted): 2006, Lightning Brewery (Jim Crute); 2010, Heretic Brewing Co. - Fairfield, CA (Jamil Zainasheff); 2012, Rip Current Brewing (Paul Sangster and Guy Chobe); 2013, Intergalactic Brewing (Alex Van Horne); 2014, Council Brewing Co. (Liz and Curtis Chism); 2015, Duck Foot Brewing (Brett Goldstock); 2016, Burning Beard Brewing (Jeff Weiderkehr and Mike Maas); 2017, Gunwale Ales - Costa Mesa, CA (Bobby Fitzgerald). Also scheduled to open in 2017 are Deft Brewing (Mo Nuspl) and Wild Barrel Brewing (Bill Sobieski). In addition, a number of QUAFF members are also brewing in a professional capacity at other San Diego breweries and cideries. Long may they prosper. Cheers! •


QUAFF’S PATRON SAINT: DAVE LEVONIAN lived beer. Dave LIVED. And his life is inspiring others to brew to this day.” In 2008, not too long after Dave passed, Ballast Point’s Home Brew Mart brewed a commemorative beer called “Brother Levonian Saison.” Colby Chandler of Ballast Point, then brewing at Home Brew Mart, recalls that “Dave was pretty much the first ‘regular’ at Home Brew Mart if not one of the first customers.” For the first two years the proceeds from the sales of that beer went to Dave’s daughter’s college fund. Colby notes that they still brew it, on and off, to this day. Dean Roleau, now of Prodigy Brewing, recalls brewing a commemorative version of the “Brother Levonian Saison” in 2009 when he was the brewer at San Diego Brewing, and in the same year that Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur and Mike Rodriguez brewed their own version of the beer with 300 pounds of fresh tangerine peel. QUAFFer Dave Levonian passed away due to complications from cancer in 2008. Although he passed way too soon, he made a significant impression on those around him throughout his almost forty years on the planet. He also made a special impact at QUAFF that is still felt by many of his home brewing brethren to this day. I asked some longtime club members to reminisce about Dave and what follows are some of their recollections. Chad Stevens: “He lived a very full life. I think what attracted others to him was that he appreciated viscerally what others come to learn slowly over time: we expand our domain through acceptance and generosity, not through hurt and crying down others. He was patient and kind; he gave the most precious of commodities: time.” At the time Dave joined QUAFF in the early 2000s, there had been a brief membership spike due to the club winning the California Homebrewing Club of the Year award in 2001. They’d gone from 52 members to 83. Skip Virgilio spoke of Dave: “He became the membership chairman not too long after he joined the club… he was very enthusiastic with a very welcoming nature.” By the time Dave passed in 2008, membership had grown to 259! A lot of this growth was due to a host of other factors, however one cannot discount “The Levonian Effect” on QUAFF’s growth during that period. Virgilio continued, “Dave gave really good guidance and he was a very good brewer.” Stevens said, “Dave brewed beer. Dave drank beer. He talked about beer. Mostly Belgian beer. He went on trips to Belgium to drink Belgian beer before anyone [locally] knew what Belgian beer was. Dave loved beer. Dave

In 2015, the American Homebrewers Association held their conference in San Diego and QUAFF was the local host club. Paul Sangster, cofounder of Rip Current (and QUAFF member) was approached to brew a commemorative beer for NHC 2015. Sangster recalls, “I was very active in QUAFF and learned so much from the members and always heard amazing stories about Dave… I hope when I’m gone people remember me 1/10th as well as they do Dave. I asked a group of QUAFFers what beer to make and Chad and Harold strongly endorsed brewing one of Dave's recipes that hadn't been made commercially before, so we picked his ‘Dubbel Dubbel’ recipe, which is a BJCP Belgian Dark Strong. That beer actually won gold at the California State Fair competition.” The beer was named "What Would Dave Drink?" Longtime QUAFF member Harold Gulbransen, citing this collaboration, sums up the ethos of the camaraderie at QUAFF: “The memory that stuck with me was that Paul was so generous with his time and materials and he had never met Dave – he just knew how much we all loved and respected Dave, and he felt compelled to act. It was just an amazing act of grace by Paul.” I leave the last words to Chad Stevens. “Dave still inspires us all. Inspires us to brew. Inspires us to share. Inspires us to live… I don't know what the QUAFF bylaws have to say about beatification, but I can assert with some certainty, David Andrew Levonian is well on his way.” •

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ometimes it just comes in waves. Right on the heels of the announcement of the sale of Wicked Weed to Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) last month, a story broke that ABI was also going to be cutting off the supply of hops to North American craft brewers from its South African hop farms. The outrage was swift and unforgiving. Before much information was available other than an email to clients from an understandably disgruntled hop importer, Greg Crum of ZA Hops, the internet exploded with calls to boycott not just ABI, but seemingly anything with any association to them. Many brewers and drinkers saw this as just the latest outrageous attempt by the world’s largest brewer to exert unethical downward pressure on independent breweries, this time by cutting off the supply of raw ingredients. Alvarado Street Brewery's Facebook post, shown here, quickly racked up shares and comments online. Was this finally a bridge too far? The timing certainly gave it an ominous feel, and many brewers were noticeably shaken by the turn of events. Once some more information and context surfaced, however, it seems that things are not as bad as some had initially feared. In fact, the whole thing is more odd than truly threatening, and more of a cautionary tale about monopoly in an isolated brewing region than the start of a doomsday scenario for American brewers. South Africa is not a traditional hop growing region, having only recently started growing hops when South African Breweries – part of the ABI conglomerate as of their merger last year – started a breeding program in order to develop varieties suitable to the climate and shorter summer day-

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length of South Africa. Simply put, there was no hop industry in South Africa until SAB put their resources on the line to develop new varieties that were able to grow where traditional ones were not viable.

American market. SAB was the sole supplier of these unique hop varieties, and brewers in the know started experimenting with them. A few small brewers brewed some awesome beers with these hops, and demand was just starting to really take off when SAB told their international brokers that they could not offer them any hops from the recent 2017 harvest (the South African hop harvest is in February, while harvest in the Northern Hemisphere is centered around September). Yields from the harvest this year were down compared to last year, according to SAB, but it turns out that ABI was also planning on bringing some South African hops to the United States in order to supply their growing stable of High End breweries, including the freshly-acquired Wicked Weed Brewing. Between this demand and the fact that SAB Hop Farms is legally obligated to continue supplying small brewers in South Africa under the approval terms of their merger with ABI, they decided not to offer any for sale to other breweries in the United States. Whether or not independent American brewers will ever have access to these hops again remains to be seen, and

While most of the SAB hop production goes into SAB’s flagship Castle Lager and Castle Light beers, they have had surpluses that they have sold in small amounts to small breweries in South Africa, plus a handful of merchants that have sold some to the American market. For perspective, SAB Hop Farms is about the same size as one of the larger farms in Yakima, Washington, and represents the entire commercial production of South Africa. Only a tiny percentage of their production ever made it to the United States. Firestone Walker, the company I work for, used more Citra last year than all the South African hops used by American craft brewers. Luckily (and now unluckily) for American brewers, SAB stumbled upon a couple very well-liked aroma varieties called African Queen and Southern Passion, in addition to a few others with less appeal in the

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I have a feeling it will depend on whether or not ABI believes they can make more money hoarding them or increasing production and selling them to other breweries. As much as it pains me to say it, as long as ABI owns the only farms that grow these hops, it is perfectly reasonable that they take care of their company and local market before considering selling any surplus.

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Now I understand that this will have a negative impact on the few brewers who planned on brewing with these hops in the coming year, but thankfully there is a dizzying array of hop varieties available from the rest of the world, so good brewers will be able to craft similar beers with other varieties. While the SAB hops do have unique tropical fruit and floral aromas, they are firmly in the wheelhouse of other Southern Hemisphere and newer American varieties.

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As to whether this is the start of a worldwide resource grab by the ABI juggernaut, no, it's not even close. As previously stated, SAB Hop Farms, now owned by ABI, is the entire South African hop industry. This situation is unparalleled in the hop (or malt) industry at large. And to even get these farms, ABI, the largest brewer in the world, had to merge with the second largest brewer in the world, SABMiller. This is no easy-to-repeat transaction by any means. The American hop industry, in contrast, has dozens of independent hop farmers and multiple hop brokering companies that have built their businesses working with a diverse array of breweries big and small. ABI does own the Elk Mountain hop farm in Idaho, but this has not allowed them to impose any significant negative pressures on the United States market to negatively affect independent brewers.

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IN 20 12 , North Park’s Lafayette Hotel underwent a $6 million renovation and restoration that modernized its environs without wiping away its historic landmark charm. Many lodgings undergo such makeovers. It’s an essential component to achieving longevity, particularly with one-of-akind properties. But few would have expected the phenomenal success the Lafayette’s rebrand and improvements would bring. It is the venue of choice for most visitors to North Park, but there’s more to this spot’s triumphs than additional heads in beds. Locals are flocking to the Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows as well… and part of that has to do with the property’s wide-ranging incorporation of local craft beer.

handled by Ryan Gilbert, a well-traveled chef whose local experience includes Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa as well as Maderas Golf Club. He’s kept his head down in the kitchen en route to his current position, but not so much that he hasn’t seen the rise of local beer. The base for the broth in the restaurant’s black mussels and pork-belly

Particularly innovative and fun are Suds Social Pool Parties, which started with Coronado Brewing Company debuting its canned offerings at a pool party last year. This year’s slate of sudsy pool fetes (SPF, get it) kicked off last month with Mother Earth Brew Co. and will continue with 32 North Brewing (“dad bod”-themed on June 18), Novo Brazil Brewing (July 23), the return of Coronado Brewing (August 20) and Second Chance Beer Co. (September 17). Other collaborations with local breweries have included St. Patrick’s Day beer-tastings, a fundraiser for a young cancer patient with 32 North, the Rockstar Beer Fest and a multi-course “culinary conspiracy” dinner paired with beers from Mike Hess Brewing. That conspiratorial affair is far from the only way in which artisanal ales and lagers are worked into the food program at the Lafayette. Hope 46, the hotel’s three-squares-a-day restaurant features a nicely stocked list, the contents of which are considered during menu composition. That job is Wild Boar Orecchiette

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WILD BOAR YIELD: 8 SERVINGS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped 4 ribs celery, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced ¼ pound pancetta (or slab bacon, to substitute), ground by butcher or thinly sliced and pulsed in food processor until finely chopped 1 pound wild boar, ground 1 16-ounce can tomato sauce 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 cup Mike Hess Brewing Claritas Kolsch 1 cup whole milk 1 cup water 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1¼ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp black pepper 1 pound orecchiette pasta Parmigiano-Reggiano, for garnish sprouted microgreens, for garnish

Heat the oil in a 6- to 8-quart, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the pancetta and boar, stirring to break up any lumps, and cook until the boar is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, beer, milk and water, bring to a simmer and cover. Cook until the sauce has thickened, 1 to 1 ½ hours. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Fill a large pot two-thirds of the way with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain the pasta. To serve, equally divide the pasta into bowls and ladle with the wild boar sauce. Garnish with a pinch of Parmigiano-Reggiano, top with microgreens and serve immediately. — Recipe courtesy of Ryan Gilbert; Executive Chef; Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows


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appetizer is Saint Archer Blonde Ale. And he also enjoys pairing items from his menu with beers he has on tap. Case in point, HOPE 46’s blackened wahoo tacos with citrus-dressed cabbage and pico de gallo paired with Mike Hess 8 West Orange Honey Wheat. “The beer complements the tacos in a subtle yet effective manner,” says Gilbert. “The crisp, citrus-laden flavor does not overshadow the light flavor of the Ono, but accentuates it with naturally earthy tones, and the fact that the dish has a lighter overall profile plays into the drinkability of the beer.” Another pairing Gilbert is fond of is Acoustic Ales’ Shake Your Money Maker Brown Ale with his wild boar orecchiette. “The richness of the brown ale holds up well against the acidity of the Bolognese sauce, while the earthy tones accentuate the gamey flavor of the wild boar. The pairing allows the flavor of the dish to heighten the flavor of the beer.” Gilbert saw fit to provide readers the recipe for this dish so they can try making it and pairing it with a variety of beers. Gilbert is not alone in his embrace of our region’s liquid gold. The staff at The Lafayette continue to conjure craft beer amenities for their lodgers. They are currently working on a beer tour package that will shuttle customers around North Park. With 14 breweries and brewing company tasting rooms in the area, this figures to be quite the value-added, particularly when participants will not only have a comfy bed to come back to, but even more beer and thoughtful cuisine—plus some epic pool parties—to go with it. •

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- 3rd Anniversary Celebrations at Common

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Brewery Safety with

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- Soap Making Demo at North Park Beer Co.

- Hops on the Harbor Dinner

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- Guided Tasting at

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Times Beer - KickAss Cask Night at Belching Beaver North Park - Second Anniversary Celebrations at Duck Foot Brewing Company

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- New Belgium Tour de Fat at Waterfront Park

- KickAss Cask Night at Belching Beaver North Park

- Yeast Essentials 2.0 at White Labs

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- Second Anniversary Celebrations at Duck Foot Brewing Company

Second Chance at Yard House Mission Valley

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Dinner Cruise with Modern Times Beer

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FRIDAY 7/21

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World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station

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Mission Valley

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Belching Beaver North Park - Live Music: Robin Henkel at

Modern Times at Yard House

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Dinner Cruise with Modern

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Schizophonics at Karl

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FRIDAY 6/30

White Labs

WEDNESDAY 7/19

Second Chance at Yard

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SATURDAY 7/29

Celebrations at Duck Foot

White Labs

Belching Beaver North Park - Live Music: Robin Henkel at

- Second Anniversary

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1 .  B I N E & V I N E 3334 Adams Ave. | 619.795.2463 www.BineAndVine.com 2 .  B O T T L E C R A F T 3007 University Ave. www.BottleCraf tBeer.com 3 .  B O U L E VA R D L I Q U O R 4245 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.281.0551 4 .  C L E M ’ S B O T T L E H O U S E 4100 Adams Ave. | 619.284.2485 www.ClemsBottleHouse.com 5 .  H E N RY ’ S M A R K E T 4175 Park Blvd. | 619.291.8287 www.Henr ysMark ets.com 6. KWIK STOP LIQUOR & M ARKET 3028 Upas St. | 619.296.8447 7 .  M A Z A R A T RT O R I A 2302 30th St. | 619.284.2050

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1 .  M I S S I O N B R E W E RY 1441 L St. | 619.544.0555 www.MissionBrewer y.com 2 .  R E S I D E N T B R E W I N G C O. 411 C St. | 619.717.6622 www.ResidentBrewing.com

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2 6 .  T H E S A F E H O U S E 2930 University Ave. | 619.458.9200 www.TheSafeHouseNP.com 2 7 .  T H E S O U T H PA R K A B B E Y 1946 Fern St. | 619.696.0096 www.TheSouthParkAbbey.com 2 8 .  T I G E R! T I G E R! TAV E R N 3025 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.487.0401 www.TigerTigerTavern.com 2 9 .  T O R O N A D O S A N D I E G O 4026 30th St. | 619.282.0456 www.ToronadoSD.com 3 0 .  T R U E N O RT H TAV E R N 3815 30th St. | 619.291.3815 www.TrueNor thTavern.com 3 1 .  T W I S T E D TA P S 2302 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.542.9927 www.TwistedTaps.com 3 2 .  U R B N C O A L F I R E D P I Z Z A 3085 University Ave. | 619.255.7300 www.URBNNor thPark.com 3 3 .  U N D E R B E L LY 3000 Upas St. | 619.487.9909 www.GodBlessUnderbelly.com 3 4 .  U R B A N S O L A C E 3823 30th St. | 619.295.6464 www.UrbanSolace.net 3 5 .  WAY P O I N T P U B L I C 3794 30th St. | 619.255.8778 www.facebook.com/ WaypointPublic

www.CoinOpSD.com 9 .  C O U N T E R P O I N T 830 25th St. | 619.564.6722 www.CounterpointSD.com 1 0 .  C R A Z E E B U R G E R 3993 30th St. | 619.282.6044 www.CrazeeBurger.com 1 1 .  C U E VA B A R 2123 Adams Ave. | 619.269.6612 www.CuevaBar.com 1 2 .  D I M I L L E ’ S I TA L I A N R E S TA U R A N T 3492 Adams Ave. | 619.283.3153 www.DiMilles.com 1 3 .  E N C O N T R O 3001 University Ave. | 619.291.1220 www.EncontroNorthPark.com 1 4 .  H A M I LT O N ’ S TAV E R N 1521 30th St. | 619.238.5460 www.HamiltonsTavern.com 1 5 .  L I V E W I R E B A R 2103 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.291.7450 www.LiveWireBar.com 1 6 .  M O D E R N T I M E S F L AV O R D O M E 3000 Upas St. www.ModernTimesBeer.com 1 7 .  N E ’ S G A R D E N G R I L L 3120 Euclid Ave. | 619.546.7700 1 8 .  PA R K & R E C 4612 Park Blvd. | 619.795.9700 www.ParkAndRecSD.com 1 9 .  P O L I T E P R O V I S I O N S 4696 30th St. | 619.677.3784 www.PoliteProvisions.com 2 0 .  R I T U A L TAV E R N 4095 30th St. | 619.283.1618 www.RitualTavern.com 2 1 .  S M A L L B A R 4628 Park Blvd. | 619.795.7998 www.SmallBarSD.com 2 2 .  S O D A & SW I N E 2943 Adams Ave. | 619.269.7632 www.SodaAndSwine.com 2 3 .  S T I O N TAV E R N 2204 Fern St. | 619.255.0657 www.StionTavern.com 2 4 .  T H E H AV E N P I Z Z E R I A 4051 Adams Ave. | 619.281.1904 www.TheHavenPizzeria.com 2 5 .  T H E R O S E W I N E P U B 2219 30th St. | 619.280.1815 www.TheRoseWinePub.com

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www.Mazarrtoria.com 8 .  PA C I F I C L I Q U O R 2931 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.282.2392 www.PacificLiquor.com

BREW PUBS

1 .  B L I N D L A DY A L E H O U S E A U T O M I C B R E W I N G C O. 3416 Adams Ave. | 619.255.2491 www.BlindLadyA leHouse.com 2 .  N O RT H PA R K B E E R C O. 3038 University Ave. | 619.880.NPBC www.Nor thParkBeerCo.com 3 .  S O U T H PA R K B R E W I N G 1517 30th St. | 619.610.9038 www.SouthParkBrewing.com

BREWERIES

1 .  B A R N B R E W E RY 2850 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.955.8228 www.TheBarnBrew.com 2 .  E P P I G B R E W I N G 3052 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.501.1840 www.EppigBrewing.com 3 .  FA L L B R E W I N G C O. 4542 30th St. | 619.501.0903 www.FallBrewing.com 4 .  M I K E H E S S B R E W I N G ( N O RT H PA R K ) 3812 Grim Ave. | 619.255.7136 www.HessBrewing.com 5 .  PA R I A H B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 3052 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.642.0545 www.PariahBrewingCo.com 6 .  P O O R H O U S E B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 4494 30th St. www.PoorHouseBrew.com 7 .  S A N D I E G O B R E W I N G C O. 3052 El Cajon Blvd. www.SanDiegoBrewing.com 8 .  T H O R N S T. B R E W E RY 3176 Thorn St. www.ThornStreetBrew.com

HOME BREW S U P P LY

1 .  T H E H O M E B R E W E R 2911 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.450.6165 www.TheHomebrewerSD.com

OTHER

1. C HUCKALEK BREWERY BIERGARTEN 3139 University Ave. | 619.800.6797 www.ChuckAlek. com 2. R IP CURRENT TASTING ROOM 4101 30th St. www.RipCurrentBrewing.com

C| LA JOLLA BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  E U R E K A ! 4353 La Jolla Village Dr. Ste H35 858.210.3444 www.EurekaRest aurantGroup.com 2. HOME PLE SPORTS CAFE 95 00 Gilman Dr. | 858.657.9111 www.HomePleSpor tsCafe.com 3 .  L A VA L E N C I A H O T E L 1132 Prospect St. | 858.454.0771 www.LaValencia.com 4 .  P O RT E R S P U B 9500 Gilman Dr. | 858.587.4828 www.Por tersPub.net 5 .  P U B L I C H O U S E 830 Kline St. | 858.551.9210 www.The-PublicHouse.com 6 .  R E G E N T S P I Z Z E R I A 4150 Regents Park Row 858.550.0406 www.RegentsPizza.com 7. T HE GRILL TORREY PINES 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd. 858.777.6645 www.LodgeTorreyPines.com 8 .  T H E S H O R E S R E S TA U R A N T 8110 Camino Del Oro | 858.456.0600 www.TheShoresRestaurant.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  B R I S T O L FA R M S 8510 Genesee Ave. | 858.558.4180 www.BristolFarms.com 2 .  W H O L E F O O D S L A J O L L A 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. | 858.642.6700 www.WholeFoodsMarkets.com

BREW PUBS

1 .  K A R L ST RA U S S B R E W I N G CO. 1044 Wall St. | 858.551.2739

www.KarlStrauss.com 2. L A JOLLA BREWING COMPANY 7536 Fay Ave. | 858.246.6759 www.LaJollaBeer.com 3 .  R O C K B O T T O M B R E W E RY R E S TA U R A N T 8980 Villa La Jolla Dr. | 858.450.9277 www.RockBottom.com/ La-Jolla

BREWERIES

1 .  B I T T E R B R O T H E R S 4170 Morena Blvd. | 619.961.6690 www.BitterBrothers.com 2 .  K A R L ST RA U S S B R E W I N G CO. 5985 Santa Fe St. | 858.273.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com

OTHER

1. HILTON LA JOLLA TORREY PINES 10950 Nor th Torrey Pines Rd. 858.558.1500 | www.Hilton.com

D| MISSION B E AC H / PAC I F I C BEACH BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B A R E B A C K G R I L L 4640 Mission Blvd. | 858.274.7117 www.BareBackGrill.com 2 .  B A R R E L R E P U B L I C 1261 Garnet Ave. | 858.270.9922 www.BarrelRepublic.com 3 .  COA ST E R S A LO O N 744 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.4438 www.CoasterSaloon.com 4 .  C R U S H E D 967 Garnet Ave. | 858.230.6567 www.BarCrushed.com 5 .  D R A F T 3105 Ocean Front Walk 858.228.9305 www.BelmontPark.com/ Restaurants / Draf t 6 .  F I R E F LY 1710 W Mission Bay Dr. | 619.225.2125 www.TheDana.com 7 .  I R O N P I G 1520 Garnet Ave. | 858.412.4299 www.IronPigAleHouse.com 8 .  L I T U D E 3 2 P U B 5019 Cass St. | 858.273.0501 www.Litude32Bar.com 9 .  L U I G I ’ S T H E B E A C H 3210 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.2818 www.LuigisTheBeach.com 1 0 .  PA C I F I C B E A C H F I S H S H O P 1775 Garnet Ave. | 858.483.4746 www.TheFishShopPB.com 1 1 .  S D TA P R O O M 1269 Garnet Ave. | 858.274.1010 www.SDTapRoom.com 1 2 .  S A N D B A R S P O RT S G R I L L 718 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.1274 www.SandbarSpor tsGrill.com 1 3 .  S A N D B OX P I Z Z A 1014 Grand Ave. | 858.272.7263 www.SandBoxSD.com 1 4 .  S I N B A D C A F E 1050 Garnet Ave. B | 858.866.6006 www.SinbadCafe.com 1 5 .  S N E A K J O I N T 3844 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.8684 www.SneakJointSD.com 1 6 .  T H E B A R K E Y 954 Turquoise St. | 858.488.8200 www.BarKeyPB.com 1 7 .  T H E P I O O N L A M O N T 4445 Lamont St. | 858.412.4648 www.ThePioOnLamont.com 1 8 .  T H E P R O M I S C U O U S F O R K 3801 Ingraham St. | 858.581.3663 www.ThePromiscuousFork.com 1 9 .  T U R Q U O I S E C E L L A R S 5026 Cass St.| 858.412.5377 www.Facebook.com/ TurquoiseCellars 2 0 .  WO O D S T O C K ’ S P I Z Z A 1221 Garnet Ave. | 858.642.6900 www.WoodstocksPB.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  C H I P ’ S L I Q U O R 1926 Garnet Ave. | 858.273.1536 2 .  C R E S T L I Q U O R 3787 Ingraham St. | 858.274.3087 www.CrestPacificBeach.com 3 .  H E I D I ’ S L I Q U O R & D E L I 980 Turquoise St. | 858.488.7474

BREW PUBS

1 .  A M P L I F I E D A L E WO R K S CALIFORNIA KEBAB 4150 Mission Blvd. | 858.270.5222 www.AmplifiedAles.com 2 .  PA C I F I C B E A C H A L E H O U S E

721 Grand Ave. | 858.581.2337 www.PBAleHouse.com

E| POINT LOMA/ OCEAN BEACH BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  F H O M B I ST R O 1776 Shelter Island Dr. 619.222.5835 | www.FhomBistro.com 2 .  H A R B O R T OW N P U B 1125 Rosecrans St. | 619.224.1321 www.HarborTownPub.com 3 .  H O M E & AWAY 2222 San Diego Ave. | 619.501.0522 www.HomeAndAwaySD.com 4 .  N E W P O RT P I Z Z A A N D A L E H O U S E 5050 Newpor t Ave. | 619.224.4540 www.OBPizzaShop.com 5 .  O B K A B O B 4994 Newpor t Ave | 619.222.9700 www.OBKabob.com 6 .  O B N O O D L E H O U S E 2218 Cable St. | 619.450.6868 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 7 .  O B N O O D L E H O U S E B A R 1 5 0 2 4993 Niagara Ave. | 619.255.9858 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 8 .  O G G I ’ S P I Z Z A A N D B R E W I N G C O. 2562 Laning Rd. | 619.876.5000 www.Liber tyStion.Oggis.com 9 .  P H I L S B B Q 3750 Spor ts Arena Blvd. 619.226.6333 www.PhilsBBQ.net 1 0 .  R A G L A N P U B L I C H O U S E 1851 Bacon St. | 619.794.2304 1 1 .  R E S TA U R A N T T H E P E A R L H O T E L 1410 Rosecrans St. | 619.226.6100 www.ThePearlSD.com 1 2 .  R O S E ' S TA S T I N G R O O M 2609 Congress St. | 619.293.7673 www.RosesTastingRoom.com 1 3 .  S E S S I O N S P U B L I C 4204 Voltaire St. | 619.756.7715 www.S essionsPublic.com 1 4 .  S H E R O N H A R B O R I S L A N D QUINN’S ALE HOUSE 1380 Harbor Island Dr. | 619.291.2900 www.S heronSanDiegoHotel.com 1 5 .  S L E R ’ S 5 0 / 5 0 2750 Dewey Rd. | 619.398.2660 www.S anDiego.Slers5050.com 1 6 .  T E N D E R G R E E N S 2400 Historic Decur Rd. 619.226.6254 www.TenderGreensFood.com 1 7 .  T H E J O I N T 4902 Newpor t Ave. | 619.222.8272 www.TheJointOB.com 1 8 .  T O M H A M ’ S L I G H T H O U S E 2150 Harbor Island Dr. 619.291.9110 www.TomHamsLighthouse.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  B A R O N S M A R K E T 4001 W Point Loma Blvd. 619.223.4397 www.BaronsMarket.com 2 .  B O T T L E C R A F T L I B E RT Y S T I O N 2820 Historic Decur Rd. | 619.487.9493 www.Bottlecraf tBeer.com 3 .  F U L L E R L I Q U O R 3896 Rosecrans St. | 619.296.1531 www.KegGuys.com 4 .  M I D WAY W I N E A N D S P I R I T S 3040 Midway Dr. | 619.222.3296 5 .  O L I V E T R E E M A R K E T P L A C E 4805 Narragansett Ave. 619.224.0443 www.OliveTreeMarket.com 6 .  S E A T R A D E R L I Q U O R & D E L I 1403 Ebers St. | 619.223.3010 www.SeraderLiquorAndDeli.com

BREW PUBS

1 .  P I Z Z A P O RT O C E A N B E A C H 1956 Bacon St. | 619.224.4700 www.PizzaPor t.com 2 .  S T O N E B R E W I N G WO R L D B I S T R O & G A R D E N S ( L I B E RT Y S T I O N ) 2816 Historic Decur Rd. 760.294.7899 www.StoneWorldBistro.com

BREWERIES

1 .  B AY C I T Y B R E W I N G C O. 3760 Hancock St. www.BayCityBrewingCo.com 2 .  M O D E R N T I M E S B E E R 3725 Greenwood St. | 619.546.9694 www.ModernTimesBeer.com 3 .  O B B R E W E RY 5041 Newpor t Ave. | 619.955.8053 www.OBBrewer y.com

OTHER

1 .  C U LT U R E B R E W I N G TA ST I N G R O O M 4845 Newpor t Ave. | 619.255.3811 www.CultureBrewingCo.com 2 .  H E L M ’ S S E L L I T E TA S T I N G R O O M 4896 Newpor t Ave. www.HelmsBrewingCo.com 3 .  K I LOW T TA S T I N G R O O M 1875 Cable St. | 858.715.3998 www.Kilowt.beer 4 .  M I K E H E S S TA S T I N G R O O M 4893 Voltaire St. | 619.795.1095 www.MikeHessBrewing.com 5 .  T H E LO M A C L U B G O L F C O U R S E 2960 Truxtun Rd. | 619.222.4653 www.TheLomaClub.com

F| MISSION VALLEY/ CLAIREMONT BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B A L B O A ’ S TA P H O U S E 4421 Genesee Ave. | 858.277.8226 www.facebook.com/ BalboasTapHouse 2 .  C O M M O N T H E O RY P U B L I C H O U S E 4805 Convoy St. | 619.495.3689 www.CommonTheor ySD.com 3 .  D A N D I E G O S 2415 Morena Blvd. | 619.276.2100 www.DanDiegos.com 4 .  D U M P L I N G I N N & S H A N G H A I S A LO O N 4625 Convoy St. | 858.268.9638 www.DumplingInn.com 5 .  L A G R A N T E R R A Z A 5998 Alcala Pk. | 619.849.8205 www.SanDiego.edu/ Dining / LaGranTerraza 6 .  M C G R E G O R ' S G R I L L 10475 San Diego Mission Rd. | 619.282.9797 www.McGregorsSanDiego.com 7 .  O ’ B R I E N ’ S P U B 4646 Convoy St. | 858.715.1745 www.OBriensPub.net 8 .  PA C I F I C T I M E 5277 Linda Vista Rd. | 619.260.8446 www.PacificTimeSD.com 9 .  P O S E I D O N P R OJ E C T 4126 Napier St. | 619.230.5334 www.PoseidonSD.com 1 0 .  P O S T C A R D S B I S T R O T H E H A N D L E RY H O T E L 950 Hotel Circle Nor th | 619.298.0511 www.SD.Handler y.com 1 1 .  S I D E C A R 1310 Morena Blvd. | 619.230.5715 www.SidecarSD.com 1 2 .  S P I C E & S O U L 4033 Avi Dr. | 858.291.8480 www.SpiceNSoul.com 1 3 .  ST E I N S P U B 10601 Tierrasanta Blvd. 858.874.6691 | www.SteinsPub.com 1 4 .  T H E H I G H D I V E 1801 Morena Blvd. | 619.275.0460 www.HighDiveInc.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  D E L M E S A F O O D S & L I Q U O R 6090 Friars Rd. | 619.299.1238 www.Facebook.com/ DelMesaLiquor 2 .  D I A N E L I Q U O R 4696 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 858.483.1722 3 .  J I M B O ’ S L I Q U O R 4411 Genesee Ave. | 858.278.6440 www.Facebook.com/Jimbos.Liquor 4 .  K E G N B O T T L E 3566 Mt. Acadia Blvd. | 858.278.8955 www.KegNBottle.com 5 .  M E S A L I Q U O R & W I N E C O. 4919 Convoy St. | 858.279.5292 www.SanDiegoBeerStore.com

BREW PUBS

1 .  G O R D O N B I E R S C H 5010 Mission Ctr. Rd. | 619.688.1120 www.GordonBiersch.com 2 .  O G G I ’ S P I Z Z A A N D B R E W I N G C O. 2245 Fenton Pkw y. 101 | 619.640.1072 www.MissionValley.Oggis.com 3 .  S A N D I E G O B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 10450 Friars Rd. | 619.284.2739 www.SanDiegoBrewing.com

BREWERIES

1 .  B A L L A ST P O I N T/ H O M E B R E W M A RT 5401 Linda Vista Rd. 406 619.295.2337 www.HomeBrewMar t.com 2 .  B E N C H M A R K B R E W I N G C O. 6190 Fairmount Ave. Ste G | 619.795.2911 www.BenchmarkBrewing.com 3 .  CO R O N A D O B R E W I N G CO. ( K N OX V I L L E )

1205 Knoxville www.CoronadoBrewingCompany.com 4 .  C O U N C I L B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 7705 Convoy Ct. | 858.256.0038 www.CouncilBrew.com 5 .  G R O U N D SW E L L B R E W I N G CO M PA N Y 6304 Riverdale St. | 619.795.2337 www.GroundswellBrew.com 6 .  H E L M ’ S B R E W I N G CO. 5640 Kearny Mesa Rd. | 858.384.2772 www.HelmsBrewingCo.com 7 .  K E N S I N G T O N B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 5839 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste. E 619.948.8705 www.KensingtonBrewCo.com 8 .  K I LOW T B R E W I N G 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 858.715.3998 www.Kilowt.beer 9 .  M A G N E T I C B R E W I N G 5595 Magnron Blvd. | 858.222.1668 www.MagneticBrewing.com 1 0 .  Q U A N T U M B R E W I N G 5375 Kearny Villa Rd. #116 www.QuantumBeer.com 1 1 .  S O C I E T E B R E W I N G CO M PA N Y 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 858.598.5409 www.SocieteBrewing.com

H O M E B R E W S U P P LY 1 .  H O M E B R E W M A RT/ B A L L A ST P O I N T 5401 Linda Vista Rd. 406 619.232.6367 www.HomeBrewMar t.com

OTHER

1 .  C I T I Z E N B R E W E R S 5837 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste. A 760.587.7989 www.CitizenBrewers.com 2 .  R I V E R WA L K G O L F C O U R S E 1150 Fashion Valley Rd. 619.296.4653 www.RiverWalkGC.com

G| SORRENTO VALLEY/ MIRA MESA/MIRAMAR BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B E S T P I Z Z A & B R E W 9172 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 858.566.9900 www.BestPizzaAndBrew.com 2 .  B R U S K I H O U S E B U R G E R S & B E E R 9844 Hiber t St. Ste. G10 858.530.2739 www.BruskiHouse.com 3 .  WO O DY ’ S B U R G E R S 7070 Miramar Rd. | 858.695.9986 www.Bangin-Burgers.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  K E G N B O T T L E 9430 Scranton Rd. | 858.458.4290 www.KegNBottle.com 2 .  S A N D I E G O W I N E C O. 7080 Miramar Rd. Ste. 100 | 858.586.9463 www.SanDiegoWineCo.com

BREW PUBS

1 .  C A L L A H A N ’ S P U B & B R E W E RY 8111 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 858.578.7892 www.CallahansPub.com 2 .  K A R L ST RA U S S B R E W I N G CO. 9675 Scranton Rd. | 858.587.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com

BREWERIES

1 .  2 K I D S B R E W I N G C O. 8680 Miralani Dr. #123 | 858.480.5437 www.TwoKidsBrewing.com 2 .  3 2 N O RT H B R E W I N G C O. 8655 Production Ave. | 619.363.2622 www.32Nor thBrew.com 3 .  A L E S M I T H B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 9990 AleSmith Ct. | 858.549.9888 www.AleSmith.com 4 .  A M P L I F I E D A L E WO R K S 9030 Kenamar Dr. #309 www.AmplifiedAles.com 5 .  B A L L A ST P O I N T B R E W I N G & S P I R I T S M I RA M A R 9045 Carroll Way | 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 6 .  B A L L A ST P O I N T B R E W I N G AND SPIRITS 10051 Old Grove Rd. 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 7 .  D I V I S I O N 2 3 B R E W I N G 7408 Trade St. | 858.752.1924 www.Division23Brewing.com 8 .  D U C K F O O T B R E W I N G CO M PA N Y 8920 Kenamar Dr. Ste. #210 858.433.7916


1. AMERICAN HOMEBREWING SUPPLY 9535 Kearny Villa Rd. | 858.268.3024 www.AmericanHomebrewing.com

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1 . B E E R O N T H E WA L L 3310 Via De La Valle | 760.722.2337 www.BeerOnTheWall.com 2 . PA P P Y ’ S M A R K E T 601 N. Cleveland St. | 760.722.0043 3 . P I Z Z A P O RT B O T T L E S H O P 573 Carlsbad Village Dr. 760.720.7007 www.PizzaPor t.com/ Locions / Bottle-Shop

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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 . D A N I P ’ S C O R K & TA P 560 Greenbrier Dr. | 760.967.0128 www.DaniPsCorkTap.com 4 . F LY I N G P I G P U B & K I T C H E N 626 S Tremont St. | 760.453.2940 www.FlyingPigPubKitchen.com 5 . G R E E N D R A G O N TAV E R N A N D MUSEUM 6115 Paseo Del Nor te | 760.918.2421 www.GreenDragonTavernCA.com 6 . LO C A L TA P H O U S E OCEANSIDE 308 S Coast Hw y. | 760.547.1469

1. “ EASE BARREL HARBOR” TA S T I N G R O O M 8990 Miramar Rd. #150 | 858.877.0722 www.BarrelHarborBrewing.com 2 . L E G A C Y B R E W I N G TA P R O O M 7060 Miramar Rd. | 858.695.9953 www.LegacyBrewingCo.com 3. MALAH SPIRITS 8706 Production Ave. | 858.999.2326 www.MalahSpirits.com 4. WHITE LABS 9495 Candida St. | 858.693.3441 www.WhiteLabs.com

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www.LocalTapHouse.com 7 . P C H S P O RT S B A R & G R I L L 1835 S Coast Hw y. | 760.721.3955 www.PCHSpor tsBarAndGrill.com 8 . S U R F S I D E TA P R O O M 507 N. Coast Hw y. | 760.740.5449 www.SurfsideTapRoom.com 9 . TA P T H TA S T I N G R O O M 3207 Roymar Rd. | 760.433.4827 www.TapThKegNow.com 1 0 . T H E C O M PA S S 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. 760.434.1900 www.Facebook.com/TheCompassCarlsbad 11. THE PRIVEER 1706 S Coast Hw y. | 760.453.2500 www.ThePriveerCoalFirePizza.com

BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

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619.857.8023 www.NewEnglishBrewing.com 1 6 . O ’ S U L L I VA N B R O S . BREWING 9879 Hiber t St. | 858.577.0350 www.OSullivan-Brothers.com 17. PURE BREWING 9030 Kenamar Dr. #308 | 858.252.6143 www.PureBrewing.org 18. RECKLESS BREWING C O M PA N Y 9040 Carroll Way #8 | 858.876.7557 www.RecklessBrewing.com 19. ROUGH DRAFT BREWING C O. 8830 Rehco Rd. Ste D | 858.453.7238 www.RoughDraf tBrew.com 20. SAINT ARCHER BREWING C O. 9550 Distribution Ave. | 858.225.2337 www.SaintArcherBrewer y.com 2 1 . T H U N D E R H AW K A L E M E N T S 8675 Miralani Dr. Ste. 100 | 858.653.5896 www.ThunderhawkBeer.com

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www.DuckFootBeer.com 9. GREEN FLASH BREWING CO M PA N Y 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 760.597.9012 www.GreenFlashBrew.com 10. INTERGALACTIC BREWING C O M PA N Y 9835 Carroll Ctr. Rd. | 858.750.0601 www.Intergalact icBrew.com 11. LITTLE MISS BREWING 7949 Stromesa Ct. Ste. Y www.Facebook.com/ LittleMissBrewing 1 2 . LO N G S H I P B R E W E RY 10320 Camino Santa Fe Ste. C 858.246.7875 www.LongshipBrewer y.com 13. MIKE HESS BREWING (MIRAMAR) 7955 Silver ton Ave. Ste 1201 619.887.6453 www.HessBrewing.com 14. MIKKELLER BREWING SAN DIEGO 9366 Cabot Dr. | 858.353.7174 www.Mikkeller.DK 15. NEW ENGLISH BREWING CO. 11545 Sorrento Valley Rd. 305 & 306

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4 .  S T O N E C O M PA N Y S T O R E OCEANSIDE 301 N. Tremont St. | 760.529.0002 www.StoneBrewing.com 5 .  T E X A S W I N E & S P I R I T S 945 Carlsbad Village Dr. 760.729.1836 www.TexasWineSpirits.com

BREW PUBS

1 .  B R E A KW E R B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 101 N Coast Hw y. Ste C140 760.433.6064 www.BreakwerBrewingCompany.com 2 .  K A R L ST RA U S S B R E W I N G CO. 5801 Armada Dr. | 760.431.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 3 .  P I Z Z A P O RT C A R L S B A D 571 Carlsbad Village Dr. 760.720.7007 | www.PizzaPor t.com 4 .  U R G E O C E A N S I D E / M A S O N A L E WO R K S 2002 S. Coast Hw y | 760.429.7424 www.UrgeGastropub.com

BREWERIES

1 .  A R C A N A B R E W I N G C O. 5621 Palmer Way www.ArcanaBrewing.com 2 .  B A G B Y B E E R C O M PA N Y 601 S. Coast Hw y. | 760.270.9075 www.BagbyBeer.com 3 .  B U R G E O N B E E R C O M PA N Y 6350 Yarrow Dr. Ste C | 760.814.2548 www.BurgeonBeer.com 4 .  C U LV E R B E E R C O. 2719 Loker Ave West, Ste. D 760.814.2355 www.CulverBeer.com 5 .  L E G A C Y B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 363 Airpor t Rd. | 760.705.3221 www.LegacyBrewingCo.com 6 .  M I D N I G H T J A C K B R E W I N G 3801 Oceanic Dr, Ste 101 | 760 ​.​ 637​.​9679 www.MidnightJackBrewing.com 7 .  O C E A N S I D E A L E WO R K S 1800 Ord Way | 760.310.9567 www.OceansideAleWorks.com 8 .  O C E A N S I D E B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 314 Via Del Nor te www.OceansideBrewingCo.com 9 .  O N -T H E -T R A C K S B R E W E RY 5674 El Camino Real Ste G www.OT TBrew.com 1 0 .  R O U L E U R B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 5840 El Camino Real Ste 101 442.244.511 www.RouleurBrewing.com 1 1 .  W I S E G U Y B R E W I N G 5480 El Camino Real Ste 100 760.814.2270 www.WiseguyBrewing.com

HOME BREW S U P P LY

1 .  C A R L S B A D B R E W S U P P L I E S A . K . A . G U A D A L U P E B R E W E RY 5674 El Camino Real Ste D 858.751.4BRU www.CarlsbadBrewSupply.com 2 .  H Y D R O B R E W 1319 S Coast Hw y. 760.966.1885 www.HydroBrew.com

OTHER

1 .  G O L D E N C O A S T M E A D 4089 Oceanside Blvd. Ste. H 510.206.1502 www.GoldenCoastMead.com

I| EAST COUNTY BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B O L L W E E V I L 5 3 9621 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.334.5353 | www.BollWeevil53. com 2 .  C R A F T K I T C H E N 4253 Palm Ave. | 619.461.4857 www.LaMesaCraf tKitchen.com 3 .  D OW N T OW N C A F E 182 E Main St. | 619.440.5687 www.DowntownCafe-EC.com 4 .  E A S T B O U N D B A R & G R I L L 10053 Maine Ave. | 619.334.2566 Find us on Facebook! 5 .  H O O L E Y S I R I S H P U B

2955 Jamacha Rd. | 619.670.7468 www.Hooleys.com 6 .  M A I N TA P TAV E R N 518 E Main St. | 619.749.6333 www.MainTapTavern.com 7 .  O G G I ’ S P I Z Z A A N D B R E W I N G C O. 9828 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.449.6441 www.Santee.Oggis.com 8 .  P R E S S B OX S P O RT S LO U N G E 2990 Jamacha Rd. | 619.713.6990 www.PressBoxSpor tsLounge.com 9 .  U R B N S T. 110 S Magnolia Ave. | 619.328.6922 www.URBNStBrewing.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  B ’ S K E G S 1429 East Main St. | 619.442.0265 www.KegBeerAndWine.com 2 .  B E V E R A G E S 4 L E S S 9181 Mission Gorge Rd. | 619.448.3773 www.Beverages4LessInc.com 3 .  F L E T C H E R H I L L S B O T T L E S H O P 2447 Fletcher Pkw y | 619.469.8410 www.FletcherHillsBottleShop.com 4 .  G A R D E N FA R M S M A R K E T 12580 Lakeshore Dr. | 619.334.5550 5 .  H E L I X L I Q U O R 444 West Chase Ave. | 619.444.0226 6 .  S TA R M A R K E T 10502 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste. 110 619.334.2831 www.instagram.com/ StarMarketSantee 7 .  VA L L E Y FA R M M A R K E T 9040 Campo Rd. | 619.463.5723 www. ValleyFarmMarkets.com 8 .  W I N DY C I T Y L I Q U O R 701 Broadway | 619.588.8404 www.WindyCityLiquor.com

BREWERIES

1 .  B N S B R E W I N G & D I ST I L L I N G 10960 Whelands Ave. | 619.208.9799 www.BnsBrewingAndDistilling.com 2 .  B U R N I N G B E A R D B R E W I N G 785 Vernon Way | 619.456.9185 burningbeardbrewing.com 3. GROUNDSWELL BREWING COMPANY 10151 Prospect Ave. | 619.795.2337 www.GroundswellBrew.com 4 .  F I N E S T M A D E A L E S 9962 Prospect Ave. | 619.334.2222 www.FinestMade.com 5 .   PA C I F I C I S L A N D E R B E E R C O. 8665 Argent St. | 619.270.7777 www.Facebook.com/ PacificIslanderBrewing

H O M E B R E W S U P P LY 1 .  A L L A B O U T B R E W I N G 700 N Johnson Ave. Ste G 619.447.BREW www.AllAboutBrewing.com 2 .  H O M E B R E W 4 L E S S 9181 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.448.3773 www.Homebrew4LessInc.com

J| NORTH COUNTY INLAND BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B U R G E R B E N C H 237 E. Grand Ave. | 760.294.2001 www.BurgerBench.com 2 .  C H U R C H I L L’ S P U B A N D G R I L L E 887 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.471.8773 www.ChurchillsPub.us 3 .  F I R E H O U S E Q U E A N D B R E W 1019 S. Main Ave. | 760.645.3729 4 .  I N L A N D TAV E R N 1001 W San Marcos Blvd. | 760.744.8782 www.InlandTavern.com 5 .  M I K E ’ S B B Q 1356 W Valley Pkw y. | 760.746.4444 www.MikesBBQ.us 6 .  N O RT H C O U N T Y W I N E C O M PA N Y 1099 W. San Marcos Blvd. 760.653.9032 www.Nor thCountyWineCompany.com 7 .  P H I L S B B Q 579 Grand Ave. | 760.759.1400 www.PhilsBBQ.net 8 .  S L E R ’ S 5 0 / 5 0 110 Knoll Rd. | 750.759.2900 www.Slers5050.com 9 .  S T O N E B R E W I N G WO R L D B I S T R O & GARDENS 1999 Citracado Pkw y. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneWorldBistro.com 1 0 .  S U B L I M E A L E H O U S E 1020 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.510.9220 www.SublimeAleHouse.com 1 1 .  T H E B E L LOWS

803 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. 760.290.3912 www.BellowsWoodFire.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  H O L I D AY W I N E C E L L A R 302 W Mission Ave. | 760.745.1200 www.HolidayWineCellar.com 2 .  L A V I S TA L I Q U O R 993 S. Santa Fe Ave. | 760.758.8900 3 .  V I S TA W I N E & S P I R I T S 755 Shadowridge Dr. | 760.727.2017

BREW PUBS

1 .  B A C K S T R E E T B R E W E RY LAMPPOST PIZZA 15 Main St. | 760.407.7600 www.LamppostPizza.com/ Backstreet 2 .  B E LC H I N G B E AV E R TAV E R N & G R I L L 302 East Broadway | 760.295.8599 www.BelchingBeaver.com/ Beav-Tavern 3 .  P L A N 9 A L E H O U S E 155 E Grand Ave. | 760.489.8817 www.Plan9Alehouse.com 4 .  P R O H I B I T I O N B R E W I N G C O. 2004 E. Vista Way | 760.295.3525 www.ProhibitionBrewingCompany.com 5. S AN M ARCOS BREWERY & GRILL 1080 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.471.0050 www.SanMarcosBrewer y.com

BREWERIES

1 .  A Z T E C B R E W I N G CO M PA N Y/ 7 NIONS 2330 La Mirada Dr. Ste 300 760.598.7720 www.A ztecBrewer y.com 2 .  B A R R E L H A R B O R B R E W I N G 2575 Pioneer Ave. | 760.734.3949 www.BarrelHarborBrewing.com 3 .  B AT T L E M A G E B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 2870 Scott St. #102 www.BattlemageBrewing.com 4 .  B E LC H I N G B E AV E R B R E W E RY 980 Park Center Dr. | 760.703.0433 www.TheBelchingBeaver.com 5 .  B O O Z E B R O T H E R S B R E W E RY 2545 Progress St. | 760.295.0217 www.BoozeBrothersBrewer y.com 6 .  D O S D E S P E R A D O S 1241 Linda Vista Dr. | 760.566.6209 www.DosDesperadosBrew.com 7 .  FA L L B R O O K B R E W I N G C O. 136 N Main Ave. www.FallbrookBrewing.com 8 .  I N D I A N J O E B R E W I N G 2123 Industrial Ct. | 760.295.3945 www.IndianJoeBrewing.com 9 .  I R O N F I S T B R E W I N G C O. 1305 Hot Springs Wy. Ste 101 | 760.216.6500 www.IronFistBrewing.com 1 0 .  J A C K E D U P B R E W E RY 800 W Grand Avenue | 760.300.0633 www.JackedUpBrewer y.com 1 1 .  K U R A C A L I S A K É & B E E R B R E W E RY 175 Bosstick Blvd. | 858.775.6502 www.Kuracali.com 1 2 .  L I T U D E 3 3 B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 1430 Vantage Ct. Ste 104 760.913.7333 | www.L33Brew.com 1 3 .  M O T H E R E A RT H B R E W C O. 2055 Thibodo Road (Vista, CA 92081) 760.599.4225 www.MotherEar thBrewCo.com 1 4 .  O F F B E B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 1223 Pacific Oaks Pl. | 760.294.4045 www.OffbeBrewing.com 15. PORT BREWING/THE LOST ABBEY 155 Ma Wy. Ste 104 | 760.720.7012 www.LostAbbey.com 1 6 .  R I P C U R R E N T B R E W I N G 1325 Grand Ave. | 760.481.3141 www.RipCurrentBrewing.com 1 7 .  S P E C H O P S B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 1280 Activity Dr. | www.SpecHops.com 1 8 .  S R 7 6 B E E R WO R K S 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way | 760.751.3100 www.SR76Beer works.com 1 9 .  S T O N E B R E W I N G C O. 1999 Citracado Pkw y. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneBrew.com 2 0 .  S T U M B L E F O O T B R E W I N G C O. 1784 La Costa Meadows Dr. www.Stumblefoot.com 2 1 .  T O P S H E L F W I N E & S P I R I T S 630 Nordahl Rd. Ste C | 760.432.6600 2 2 .  T O O L B OX B R E W I N G 1495 Poinsettia Ave. #148 760.598.1477 www.ToolboxBrewing.com 2 3 .  U R G E C O M M O N H O U S E ( M A S O N A L E WO R K S ) 255 Redel Rd. | 760.798.8822 www.UrgeGastropub.com 2 4 .  VA L L E Y C E N T E R B R E W E RY 28960 Lilac Rd. www.ValleyCenterBrewer y.com 2 5 .  WAV E L E N G T H B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y 236 Main St. | 760.820.9283 www.WavelengthBrewCo.com

H O M E B R E W S U P P LY

1 .  B E A R R O O T S B R E W S U P P LY 1213 S. Santa Fe Ave. | 760.726.4204 www.BRBrewCo.com 2. MOTHER EARTH RETAIL STORE 204 Main St. | 760.599.4225 www.MotherEar thBrewCo.com 3 .  S M O K I N B E AV E R 146 N Kalmia St. | 760.747.2739 www.SmokinBeaver.com

OTHER

1 .  M O T H E R E A RT H TA P H O U S E 206 Main St. | 760.599.4225 www.MotherEar thBrewCo.com

4 .  M A C H E T E B E E R H O U S E 2325 Highland Ave. www.facebook.com/ MacheteBeerHouse 5 .  M A N H TA N B A R 400 Broadway | 619.422.6641 www.Manhtan91910.com 6. OGGI’S PIZ Z A AND BREWING CO. 2130 Birch Rd. | 619.746.6900 www.OggisEastlake.com 7 .  T H E C A N YO N S P O RT S P U B & G R I L L 421 Telegraph Canyon Rd. 619.422.1806 | www.CYNClub.com 8 .  T H I R D AV E N U E A L E H O U S E 319 Third Ave. www.ThirdAvenueAlehouse.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

K | P O WAY/ RANCHO BERNARDO BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B T ' S B B Q 7845 Highlands Village Pl. 858.484.3952 | www.BTs-BBQSD.com 2 .  B R O T H E R ’ S P R OV I S I O N S 16451 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. 855.850.2767 | www.BrosProvisions.com 3 .  C O M PA N Y P U B A N D K I T C H E N 13670 Poway Rd. | 858.668.3365 www.CompanyPubAndKitchen.com 4 .  P H I L E A S F O G G ’ S 11385 Poway Rd. | 858.486.4442 www.PhileasFoggs.com 5 .  S A N C T U A RY LO U N G E 12090 Scripps Summit Dr. 858.530.3039 www.Sanctuar y-SD.com 6 .  U R G E A M E R I C A N G A ST R O P U B 16761 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. 858.637.8743 | www.URGEGastropub.com 7 .  YA N N I ’ S B A R & G R I L L 12015 Scripps Highland Dr. 858.527.0011 | www.YannisBistro.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  B A R O N S M A R K E T 11828 Rancho Bernardo Rd. 858.485.8686 | www.BaronsMarket.com 2 .  D I S T I L L E R ’ S O U T L E T 12329 Poway Rd. | 858.748.4617 www.DistillersOutlet.com 3 .  D O N ’ S L I Q U O R 13337 Poway Rd. | 858.748.7500 4 .  P I C C A D I L LY M A R K E T P L A C E 14149 Twin Peaks Rd. | 858.748.2855 5 .  P W M A RT 12906 Pomerado Rd. 858.748.7693 6 .  E X P R E S S L I Q U O R & M A R K E T 14168 Poway Rd. | 858.486.5552

BREW PUBS

1 .  C O R K & C R A F T / A B N O R M A L 16990 Via Tazon | 858.618.2463 www.TheCorkandCraf t.com 2 .  K A R L ST RA U S S B R E W I N G CO. 10448 Reser ve Dr. | 858.376.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 3. OGGI’S PIZ Z A AND BREWING CO. 10155 Rancho Carmel Dr. 858.592.7883 www.CMR.Oggis.com

OTHER

1 .  G R E E N F L A S H C E L L A R 3 12260 Crosthwaite Cir. 858.622.0085 www.GreenFlashBrew.com/ Cellar3

BREWERIES

1 .  L I G H T N I N G B R E W E RY 13200 Kirkham Wy. Ste 105 858.513.8070 www.LightningBrewer y.com 2 .  S E C O N D C H A N C E B E E R C O. 15378 Avenue of Science #222 www.SecondChanceBeer.com

L | S O U T H B AY BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S 1 .  CO R O N A D O I M P E R I A L B E AC H 875 Seacoast Dr. | 619.423.4900 www.CoronadoBrewingCompany.com 2 .  I B P U B L I C H O U S E 995 Palm Ave | 619.488.2507 www.IBPublicHouse.com 3 .  L A B E L L A P I Z Z A 373 3rd Ave. | 619.426.8820 www.LaBellaPizza.com

1 .  B R A N DY W I N E L I Q U O R 1655 Brandywine Ave.619.421.1970 2 .  K E G N B O T T L E 2335 Highland Ave. | 619.474.7255 www.KegNBottle.com 3 .  S O U T H B AY L I Q U O R 1355 Broadway | 619.422.1787 4 .  S P R O U T S M A R K E T 690 3rd Ave. | 619.409.7630 www.Henr ysMarkets.com 5 .  S U N S E T M A R K E T 985 Broadway | 619.422.2001

BREWERIES

1 .  B AY B R I D G E B R E W I N G 688 Mars Ct. | 619.666.1848 www.BayBridgeBrewing.com 2 .  B O R D E R X B R E W I N G 8684 Avenida De La Fuente Ste. 8 619.787.6176 www.BorderXBrewing.com 3 .  C H U L A V I S TA B R E W E RY 294 3rd Ave. | 888.661.6964 www.ChulaVistaBrewer y.net 4 .  N O V O B R A Z I L 901 Lane Ave. www.NovoBrazilBrewing.com

H O M E B R E W S U P P LY 1 .  E M B A R C A D E R O B R E W I N G A N D S U P P LY 340 W 26th St. Ste. D | 619.336.1856 www.EmbarcaderoBrewing.com 2 .  S O C A L B R E W S H O P 301 W. 28th St. | 619.336.1856 www.SoCalBrewShop.com

M| COLLEGE/LA MESA BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  C H E B A H U T 6364 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.1111 www.ChebaHut.com 2 .  C O I N H A U S 8361 Allison Ave. | 619.741.2288 www.CohnRestaurants.com/ CoinHaus 3 .  H O F F E R ’ S C I G A R B A R 8282 La Mesa Blvd. | 619.466.8282 www.HoffersCigar.com 4 .  H O O L E Y S I R I S H P U B 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 619.713.6900 www.Hooleys.com 5 .  J U N K H O U S E G A S T R O - P U B 5351 Adobe Falls Rd. 619.269.9363 www.JunkHouseSD.com 6 .  K N B W I N E C E L L A R S 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 7 .  T E R R A A M E R I C A N B I S T R O 7091 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.293.7088 www.TerraSD.com 8 .  T H E U G LY D O G 6344 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.8204 www.TheUglyDog.com 9 .  T H E V I N E C O T TA G E 6062 Lake Murray Blvd. 619.465.0138 www.TheVineCottage.com 1 0 .  W E S T C O A S T B B Q A N D B R E W 6126 Lake Murray Blvd. 1 1 .  WO O D S T O C K ’ S P I Z Z A 6145 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.265.0999 www.WoodstocksSD.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  K E G N B O T T L E 6060 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.265.0482 www.KegNBottle.com 2 .  K E G N B O T T L E 1827 Lemon Grove Ave. 619.463.7172 | www.KegNBottle.com 3 .  K N B W I N E C E L L A R S 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 4 .  PA L M S P R I N G S L I Q U O R 4301 Palm Ave. | 619.698.6887 Find us on Facebook!


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BREWERIES

1 .  B O LT B R E W E RY 81 79 Center St. | 619.303.7837 www.BoltBrewer y.com 2 .  H E L I X B R E W I N G C O. 81 01 Commercial St. | 619.741.8447 www.DrinkHelix.com

N | E N C I N I TA S / DEL MAR BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B E S TA WA N P I Z Z A H O U S E 14 8 Aberdeen Dr. | 760.753.6707 www.TheBestaWanPizza.com 2 .  B I E R G A R D E N 64 1 S. Coast Hw y. | 760.632.2437 3 .  B O T T L E C RA F T 43 7 S. Highway 101 | 858.353.7174 www.Bottlecraf tBeer.com 4 .  C H I E F ’ S B U R G E R S & B R E W 12 4 Lomas Sante Fe Dr. | 858.755.2599 www.ChiefsBurgers.com 5 .  D E L M A R R E N D E Z V O U S 85 8.755.2669 www.DelMarRendezvous.com 6 .  E N C I N I TA S A L E H O U S E 10 44 S Coast Hw y 101 76 0.943.7180 www.EncinitasAleHouse.com 7 .  L U M B E RYA R D TAV E R N & G R I L L 96 7 S Coast Hw y 101 | 760.479.1657 www.Lumber yardTavernAndGrill.com 8 .  O G G I ’ S P I Z Z A A N D B R E W I N G C O. 12 840 Carmel Countr y Rd. 85 8.481.7883 www.DelMar.Oggis.com 9 .  O G G I ’ S P I Z Z A A N D B R E W I N G C O. 30 5 Encinitas Blvd. | 760.944.8170 www.Encinitas.Oggis.com 1 0 .  PA N D O R A ’ S P I Z Z A . 828 N. Coast Hw y | 760.230.2323 www.PandorasPizzaPie.com 1 1 .  P R I O R I T Y P U B L I C H O U S E 576 N. Coast Hw y 101 | 760.230.1999 www.PriorityPublicHouse.com 1 2 .  S TA D I U M S P O RT S B A R & R E S TA U R A N T 149 S El Camino Real | 760.944.1065 www.StadiumSanDiego.com 1 3 .  S U B L I M E TAV E R N 3790 Via de la Valle | 858.259.9100 www.SublimeTavern.com 1 4 .  TA S T I N G R O O M D E L M A R 1435 Camino Del Mar Suite D | 858.461.0124 www.TastingRoomDelMar.com 1 5 .  T H E C R A F T S M A N N E W A M E R I C A N TAV E R N 267 N. El Camino Real | 760.452.2000 www.Craf tsmanTavern.com 1 6 .  T H E R E G A L S E A G U L L 996 N Coast Hw y. 101 | 760.479.2337 www.RegalSeagull.com 1 7 .  U N I O N K I T C H E N & TA P 1108 S Coast Hw y. 101 760.230.2337 | www.LocalUnion101.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  FA R R B E T T E R S P I R I T S 39 8 N. El Camino Real | 760.753.7137 2 .  R OYA L L I Q U O R 14 96 N Coast Hw y. 101 76 0.753.4534

BREW PUBS

1 .  P I Z Z A P O RT S O L A N A B E A C H 13 5 N Hw y. 101 | 858.481.7332 www.PizzaPor t.com/ Locions/ Solana-Beach

BREWERIES

1 .  C U LT U R E B R E W I N G CO. 11 1 S. Cedros Ave. | 858.345.1144 www.CultureBrewingCo.com

O| CORONADO BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  L E R OY ’ S K I T C H E N & LO U N G E 10 15 Orange Ave. | 619.437.6087 www.LeroysLuck yLounge.com 2 .  L I T T L E P I G G Y ’ S B A R- B - Q 12 01 First St. | 619.522.0217 www.NadoLife.com/ LilPiggys 3 .  V I L L A G E P I Z Z E R I A 12 06 Orange Ave. | 619.522.0449 www.NadoLife.com/ VillagePizzeria

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  PA R K P L A C E L I Q U O R 10 00 Park Place | 619.435.0116

BREW PUBS

1 .  CO R O N A D O B R E W I N G CO. 170 Orange Ave. | 619.437.4452 www.CoronadoBrewingCompany.com

P| MISSION HILLS/ HILLCREST BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  B R O O K LY N G I R L E E RY 4033 Goldfinch St. | 619.296.4600 www.BrooklynGirlEer y.com 2 .  J A K E S O N 6 T H 3755 6th Ave. | 619.692.9463 www.JakesOn6thWineBar.com 3 .  S A LT & C L E AV E R 3805 5th Ave. | 619.756.6677 www.EnjoySausage.com 4 .  S A N D I E G O B R E W P R OJ E C T 1735 Hancock St. | 619.234.5757 www.SDBrewProject.com 5 .  S H A K E S P E A R E P U B & G R I L L E 3701 India St. | 619.299.0230 www.ShakespearePub.com 6 .  S P I T Z 3515 5th Ave. www.ESpit z.com 7 .  TA B L E T O P C O M M O N S 1263 University Ave. | 619.487.1382 www.TabletopCommons.com 8 .  T H E P I O O N G O L D F I N C H 1263 University Ave. | 619.487.1382 www.TabletopCommons.com 9 .  T H E R E G A L B E A G L E 4020 Goldfinch St. | 619.501.5090 www.ThePioOnGoldfinch.com 1 0 .  T O M A S O L 301 W Washington St. | 619.291.1159 www.TomaSolTavern.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  W H O L E F O O D S H I L LC R E S T 711 University Ave. | 619.294.2800 www.WholeFoodsMarket.com

BREW PUBS

1 .  H I L LC R E ST B R E W I N G CO M PA N Y 1458 University Ave. | 619.269.4323 www.HillcrestBrewingCompany.com

BREWERIES

1. ACOUSTIC ALES BREWING EXPERIMENT 1795 Hancock St. | 619.299.2537 www.AcousticAles.com

Q| ALPINE BEER BARS + R E S TA U R A N T S

1 .  A L P I N E B E E R C O. P U B 1347 Tavern Rd. | 619.445.2337

BREWERIES

1 .  A L P I N E B E E R C O M PA N Y 2351 Alpine Blvd. | 619.445.2337 www.AlpineBeerCo.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1 .  B A R O N S M A R K E T 1347 Tavern Rd. | 619.445.5600 www.BaronsMarket.com

R| RAMONA BREWERIES

1 .  C H U C K A L E K I N D E P E N D E N T BREWERS 2330 Main St. Ste. C | 513.465.9768 www.ChuckAlek.com

S| JULIAN BREW PUBS

1 .  J U L I A N B R E W I N G / B A I L E Y B B Q 2307 Main St. | 760.765.3757 www.BaileyBBQ.com

BREWERIES

1 .  N I C K E L B E E R C O M PA N Y 1485 Hollow Glen Rd. | 760.765.2337 www.NickelBeerCo.com

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BEER & ART O

ver the past several months, we’ve covered a lot of intersections between the beer and art worlds. This month we have a Q&A with local graphic designer Britnee Sapp, who’s worked with multiple local breweries, as well as the inaugural Vista Beer Run on October 22.

How did you get into graphic design? I've always been creative, from drawing and painting to making crafts. Always having an eye for design, I decided to take a design class in college back in 2010 to see how else I could expand my creative skills. Since then, it's been a match made in heaven. I immediately fell in love with designing on the computer and the programs quickly became second nature to me. My teacher helped me get my foot in the door with internships and freelance jobs to gain as much knowledge and skill possible. We're still friends to this day. Years later, I decided to start my own business and get into the brewing industry. Living in Vista, the city with the most microbreweries per capita, I knew this was the right industry to get into, especially because I'm passionate about craft beer. I look back and am so proud of how hard I've worked to get where I'm at today. One of the best parts is being able to build so many wonderful relationships with my clients, and I look forward to see what the future has in store for me and my business.

What makes a product stand out on the shelf? To me, it's having clean and creatively consistent designs that immediately catch the eye of today's consumer. Whether it's a simple design like Modern Times, or a design with bold graphics like Stone, the key to label designs is a good flow of consistency. Think about an indecisive consumer looking at all of the options of craft beer on the shelves today. Most likely they would go for the one with the most creative labeling or packaging designs that catch their eye first.

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What breweries do you work with? I work with multiple breweries all around San Diego County, including Mission Brewery, Oceanside Ale Works, Indian Joe Brewing and Bear Roots Brewing. I also work with Sauvëour Brewery up in Northern California, plus Connecticut’s Kolaborace Brewing. Another client of mine is Hammerhead Brewing, located in Trondheim, Norway.

What brands do you admire and how do they influence your work? I'm inspired by new designs in the brewing industry. I really admire the clean, elegant artwork from Pure Brewing. They've really made their can designs tastefully eye-catching with the amount of negative space used. There's a nice flow with the font type and placement. The packaging alone instantly makes it look like a premium beer. The expression "less is more" is used very well here. Other designs I admire come from Booze Brothers Brewing in Vista. The custom, funky artwork for each label is so intriguing and satisfyingly unique, it's always been one to catch my eye. It's always fun to see new upcoming labels in this amazing industry; the possibilities are endless!

What future projects are you looking forward to? I'm excited about the new can and packaging designs I've been working on with Indian Joe Brewing in Vista. We're putting together an amazing lineup of their core beers which will be hitting the shelves soon. I'm also looking forward to working with the new lineups from Kolaborace and Sauvëour. And of course, I'm always designing new labels for Mission Brewery. We're constantly working on new bottle labels, packaging, apparel, merch and more. This year, we've been creating quarterly special releases, like the San Diego Series and Fruit & Oak Collection, so be sure to keep an eye out for limited edition bottles. •


10. Iron Fist Brewing Co. 1305 Hot Spring Way #101 ironfistbrewing.com 11. Prohibition Brewing Company 2004 E Vista Way prohibitionbrewingcompany.com 12. SpecHops Brewing Company 1280 Activity Drive spechops.com 1. Aztec Brewing Company 2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300 aztecbrewery.com 2. Backstreet Brewery 15 Main St #100 backstreetbrew.com 3. Barrel Harbor Brewing 2575 Pioneer Ave #104 barrelharborbrewing.com 4. Bear Roots Brewing Co. 1213 S Santa Fe Ave bearrootsbrewing.com 5. Belching Beaver Brewery 980 Park Center Drive, Suite A belchingbeaver.com 5a. Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill 302 East Broadway belchingbeaver.com 6. Booze Brothers Brewing Co. 2545 Progress St. Suite D boozebros.com 7. Ebullition Brew Works 2449 Cades Way Suite D NOW ! ebullitionbrew.com OPEN 8. Full Body Brewing 1340 Specialty Dr. Suite F fullbodybrewing.com 9. Indian Joe Brewing 2123 Industrial Ct. indianjoebrewing.com

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13. Latitude 33 1430 Vantage Ct #104 latitude33brewing.com 14. BattleMage Brewing Company 2870 Scott street suite 102 NOW ! battlemagebrewing.com OPEN


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