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B R E W E R S A S S O C I AT I O N R E L E A S E S L AT E S T L I S T S O F B O T H C R A F T A N D N O N - C R A F T B R E W E R I E S

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early April, the Brewers Association

(BA) — the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers — released its annual lists of the top 50 craft brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. As noted with an asterisk (*) below, four breweries’ volumes were “pro-rated” in the data set due to mergers & acquisitions. These figures are based on companies that met craft brewer definition for all or part of 2015. According to the BA, an American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers. --------------------------------------------1. D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. Pottsville, PA 2. Boston Beer Co. Boston, MA 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico, CA 4. New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins, CO 5. Gambrinus San Antonio, TX 6. Lagunitas Brewing Co.* Petaluma, CA 7. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Kalamazoo, MI 8. Deschutes Brewery Bend, OR 9. Minhas Craft Brewery Monroe, WI 10. Stone Brewing Escondido, CA 11. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits* San Diego, CA 12. Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn, NY 13. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles, CA

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14. Oskar Blues Brewing Holding Co. Longmont, CO 15. Duvel Moortgat USA Kansas City & Cooperstown, MO/NY

1. Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (a) Saint Louis, MO 2. MillerCoors (b) Chicago, IL 3. Pabst Brewing Co. (c) Los Angeles, CA 4. D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. Pottsvilla, PA

16. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton, DE

5. Boston Beer Co. (d) Boston, MA

17. Matt Brewing Co. Utica, NY

6. North American Breweries (e) Rochester, NY

18. SweetWater Brewing Co. Atlanta, GA

7. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico, CA

19. Harpoon Brewery Boston, MA

8. New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins, CO

20. New Glares Brewing Co. New Glares, WI

9. Craft Brew Alliance (f) Portland, OR

21. Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland, OH

10. Lagunitas Brewing Co. (g) Petaluma, CA

22. Alaskan Brewing Co. Juneau, AK

11. Gambrinus (h) San Antonio, TX

23. Abita Brewing Co. Abita Springs, LA

12. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (i) Comstock, MI

24. Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco, CA

13. Deschutes Brewery Bend, OR

25. Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point, WI

14. Minhas Craft Brewery (j) Monroe, WI

26. Victory Brewing Co. Downingtown, PA

15. Stone Brewing Co. Escondido, CA

27. August Schell Brewing Co. New Ulm, MN

16. Sleeman Brewing Co. (k) LaCrosse, WI

28. Long Trail Brewing Co.

17. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits (l)

Bridgewater Corners, VT

San Diego, CA

29. Summit Brewing Co. Saint Paul, MN

18. Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn, NY

30. Shipyard Brewing Co. Portland, ME

19. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (m)

31. Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River, OR

Paso Robles, CA

32. Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins, CO

20. Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids, MI

33. Southern Tier Brewing Co. Lakewood, NY

21. Oskar Blues Brewing Holding Co. (n) -

34. Rogue Ales Brewery Newport, OR 35. 21st Amendment Brewery Bay Area, CA 36. Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene, OR

Longmont, CO 22. Duvel Moortgat USA (o) Kansas City & Cooperstown MO/NY

37. Flying Dog Brewery Frederick, MD

23. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton, DE

38. Narragansett Brewing Co. Providence, RI

24. Matt Brewing Co. (p) Utica, NY

39. Left Hand Brewing Company Longmont, CO

25. SweetWater Brewing Co. Atlanta, GA

40. Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City, UT

26. Harpoon Brewery Boston, MA

41. Green Flash Brewing Co. San Diego, CA

27. New Glarus Brewing Co. New Glarus, WI

42. Allagash Brewing Co. Portland, ME

28. Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland, OH

43. Lost Coast Brewery Eureka, CA

29. Alaskan Brewing Co. Juneau, AK

44. Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cloverdale, CA

30. Abita Brewing Co. Abita Springs, LA

45. Troegs Brewing Co. Hershey, PA

31. Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco, CA

46. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. San Diego, CA

32. Stevens Point Brewery Co (q)

47. Breckenridge Brewery* Littleton, CO

Stevens Point, WI

48. North Coast Brewing Co. Inc. Fort Bragg, CA

33. Victory Brewing Co. Downingtown, PA

49. Four Peaks Brewing Co* Tempe, AZ

34. August Schell Brewing Co. (r) New Ulm, MN

50. Revolution Brewing Co. Chicago, IL

35. Long Trail Brewing Co. (s)

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36. Summit Brewing Co. Saint Paul, MN

On the non-craft side, the list of the top

37. Shipyard Brewing Co. (t) Portland, ME

50 overall brewing companies, based on

38. Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River, OR

2015 beer sales volume, is as follows (with

39. Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins, CO

notes below):

40. Southern Tier Brewing Co. Lakewood, NY

Bridgewater Corners, VT

41. Rogue Ales Brewery Newport, OR


42. 21st Amendment Brewery Bay Area, CA

e. includes Dundee, Genesee, Labatt Lime,

43. Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene, OR 44. Flying Dog Brewery Frederick, MD

Magic Hat and Pyramid brands

ABI’S ACQUISITIONS:

f. includes Kona, Omission, Red Hook and

45. Narragansett Brewing Co. Providence, RI 46. Pittsburgh Brewing Co. (u) Pittsburgh, PA

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Widmer Brothers brands

Anheuser-Busch will further solidify their

g. full year volume; craft rank reflects pro-

top spot in next year’s data set with the

47. Left Hand Brewing Co. Longmont, CO

rated volume due to sale of stake to

acquisition of Virginia’s Devils Backbone,

48. Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City, UT

Heineken

announced in April 2016. The list of

49. Green Flash Brewing Co. San Diego, CA

h. includes BridgePort, Shiner

50. Allagash Brewing Co. Portland, ME

division called The High End now includes

i.

includes Bell’s and Upper Hand brands

Devils Backbone, Goose Island (announced

j.

includes Mountain Crest and 10 other

March 2011), Blue Point (announced

brand families as well as export volume

February 2014), 10 Barrel (announced

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TOP 50 OVERALL U.S. BREWING COMPANIES NOTES:

k. includes Sleeman and Sapporo brands as l.

a. includes 10 Barrel, Bass, Beck’s, Blue Point, Bud Light, Budweiser, Busch, Golden Road (partial year) Goose Island, Elysian (partial year) Landshark, Michelob,

breweries bought by ABI for a company

and Trumer brands

November 2014), Elysian (announced

well as export volume

January 2015), Golden Road (announced

volume will be pro-rated in 2016 data set

September 2015), London’s Camden Town

due to sale to Constellation Brands

Brewery (announced December 2015), Four

m. will be part of control group with Duvel Moortgat USA starting in 2016

Peaks (announced December 2015), and Breckenridge (announced December 2015).

n. includes Utah Brewers Cooperative and

Rolling Rock, Shock Top and Wild Series

Perrin Brewing Company brands, will

The Devils Backbone purchase led company

brands. Does not include partially owned

include Cigar City brands starting in 2016

co-owner Steve Crandall to resign his

Coastal, Craft Brew Alliance, Fordham,

o. includes Boulevard and Ommegang brands

position on the Brewers Association

Kona, Old Dominion, Omission, Red Hook

p. includes Flying Bison, Saranac and Utica

board. The company’s second facility was

and Widmer Brothers brands b. includes A.C. Golden, Batch 19, Blue Moon, Colorado Native, Coors, Keystone,

Club brands q. includes James Page, Point and Whole Hog brands

projected to produce 10,000 barrels of beer in its first ten years, but instead produced almost 45,000 barrels in the first three,

Killian’s, Leinenkugel’s, Miller, Saint Archer

r. includes Grain Belt and Schell’s brands

an accomplishment which undoubtedly

(partial year), and Tenth & Blake brands

s. includes Long Trail, Otter Creek, The Shed

attracted the world’s largest brewing

c. includes Pabst, Schlitz, Small Town, and 28+ other brand families d. includes Alchemy & Science and Sam Adams brands. Does not include Twisted Tea or Angry Orchard brands

and Wolaver’s brands t. includes Casco Bay, Sea Dog and Shipyard brands u. includes Iron City and 17 other brand families

company. Speaking about the decision to go with ABI’s The High End in a blog post on the brewery website, Crandall wrote that all senior management was “on board with this new direction and in it for the long haul.”


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an Diego County-based breweries brought home 41 medals in 96 diverse beer categories from the 2016 Los Angeles International Beer Competition. Certain breweries just plain cleaned up, and they’re not the larger, better-known interests you

might have expected. For instance, the brewery to win the most medals was Miramar’s small (but expanding) Intergalactic Brewing Company. That space-themed operation amassed nine medals (two of which were gold), while Mike Hess Brewing Compan y took five, Sorrento Valley’s New English Brewing Company nabbed four and San Marcos-based Rip Current Brewing Company further solidified its reputation for quality beer across many styles with five medals, including a gold for its Breakline Bock, which won that same award at last year’s Great American Beer Festival. Among all of the hundreds of beers submitted, Council Brewing Company’s Gaderian, a Brettanomyces-spiked, barrel-aged Englishstyle old ale, took Best of Show honors. The Kearny Mesa nanobrewery also won two of the three spots—silver and bronze—in the American-style Brett Ale category for its newly released Les Saisons and Nicene, respectively, and notched another silver with the cherry version of its Beatitude Tart Saison. A full list of the local winners from this year’s competition is included below; some of them will be poured at the 2016 LA County Fair (September 2-25).

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Gaderian

Council Brewing Co.

Old Ale or Strong Ale

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Breakline Bock

Rip Current Brewing Co.

Bock

Brewers Special Brown Ale

New English Brewing Co.

English-Style Brown Ale

Gaderian

Council Brewing Co.

Old Ale or Strong Ale

Horchata Golden Stout

Border X Brewing Co.

Experimental Beer

Kona Storm

Rip Current Brewing Co.

Coffee Beer

Maiden Voyage

Mission Brewery

German-Style Sour Ale

Mosaic Session IPA

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

Session Beer

Mighty Joe Young

Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

American-Style Stout

Passion Fruit Kicker

Green Flash Brewing Co.

Fruit Wheat Beer

Red Shirt #30 English Pale Ale

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Ordinary or Special Bitter

Red Trolley Ale

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

Irish-Style Red Ale

Shut Up Wesley Wheat

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

American-Style Wheat Beer

Umbrix

Mike Hess Brewing Co.

Imperial Stout

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MEDALS STYLE

BEER

BREWERY

Astro Amber Ale

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Barrel-Aged Zumbar

New English Brewing Co.

Beatitude Cherry Tart Saison

Council Brewing Co.

Black Lagoon Scottish Strong

Rip Current Brewing Co.

Body Surfing Blonde

Rip Current Brewing Co.

Galactober Fest

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Grapefruit Solis IPA

Mike Hess Brewing Co.

Les Saisons (Spring)

Council Brewing Co.

Main St.

Mother Earth Brewing Co.

My Other Vice

Mike Hess Brewing Co.

Orion's Stout

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Pepper Magna Cucurbita

Mike Hess Brewing Co.

Poppycock! ESB

2Kids Brewing Co.

Red Shirt #44

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Space Oasis Coconut Porter

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Scottish-Style Ale Wood- & Barrel-Aged Strong Stout Belgian-Style Fruit Beer Scotch Ale Belgian- & French-Style Ale German-Style Marzen American-Style Fruit Beer American-Style Brett Ale English-Style Summer Ale German-Style Sour Ale Oatmean Stout Chili Pepper Beer Extra Special Bitter* Chocolate Beer Field Beer *No gold medal awarded.

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BRONZE

MEDALS

BEER

BREWERY

STYLE

Buckshot Bière de Garde

BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.

Belgian- & French-Style Ale

Dia de los Serranos

Green Flash Brewing Co.

Chili Pepper Beer

Dragoon

New English Brewing Co.

Double Red Ale

Frontside Foreign Extra Stout

Rip Current Brewing Co.

Foreign-Style Stout

Gatling Gun

BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.

Imperial Stout

Habitus IPA

Mike Hess Brewing Co.

Rye Beer

Helles

Lightning Brewing Co.

Munich-Style Helles

Krystal Weizen

Mission Brewery

German-Style Wheat Ale

Nicene

Council Brewing Co.

American-Style Brett Ale

Red Shirt #38 Cucumber Grapefruit White IPA Scripps Pier Stout

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Fruit Beer

Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

Oatmeal Stout

Shock Bock

Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Bock

Why Not Wheat

New English Brewing Co.

American-Style Wheat Beer

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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery / AleSmith Brewing Co.

Smoke Beer

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In 2012,

film producer Sheldon Kaplan released SUDS

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Eventually, SUDS COUNTY 2 will be available on iTunes and

COUNTY, USA — a feature-length documentary focused on San Diego

Amazon Video on Demand, assuming the Kickstarter campaign

Beer — to audiences in San Diego and around the world. He had been

reaches its goal.

working on the project for years with a shoe-string budget, and now, a second film — SUDS COUNTY 2: The Boil Over — is in the works. Here

8.

is “the bare minimum to tell the story we want to tell,” and that

are 17 things to know about the project:

1.

(Editor), and Reagan Matthews (Production Consultant).

2.

Full-scale filming is scheduled to begin in June, continuing through the fall. The movie will be released some time in late spring 2017.

3.

by the end of production they will have worked for less than minimum wage.

The crew includes three local Emmy award winners: Kevin Tostado (Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story), Mike Towe

Filmmakers are planning to use as much local San Diego music as possible, as they did in the original movie

The film is a labor of love. The producers say the budget above

9.

Rewards will range from t-shirts, to download keys for the first Suds, to exclusive brew days at local breweries. The goal is to encourage community involvement, as this project is as much about education as it is about entertainment.

10. The

spine of the film focuses on the evolution of the San Diego

IPA over the past 30 years, including the various shifts of the style internally.

11. The

crew is planning to grab footage at several California

4.

A version of the film will be released in full 4K resolution.

5.

The budget for the film is estimated between $250,000 and

District Brewing, where former Pizza Port San Clemente brewer

$300,000.

Devon Randall is plying her trade; Monterey’s Alvarado Street,

6.

To raise funds, director/producer Sheldon Kaplan and coproducer Kevin Tostado are turning to Kickstarter for a campaign that will run April 25 through May 20. The Kickstarter campaign can be accessed by searching on Kickstarter or by going to SudsCounty.com

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breweries helmed by former San Diegans, including LA’s Arts

where Amplified Ales co-founder J.C. Hill brewed a GABF gold medal-winning IPA in 2015; and Paso Robles’ Silva Brewing Co, founded by former Green Flash brewmaster Chuck Silva.

12. Elsewhere in the United States, light will be shed on Mother Earth’s Idaho project; Stone’s new brewery in Richmond, Virginia; Green


SUDS COUNTY 2 producers plan to visit Stone Brewing Berlin to see how San Diego beer is influencing European tastes; photos courtesy Stone Brewing

16. Local coffee roasters who have collaborated with local breweries will also be featured, as well as their rise which has mirrored that of San Diego beer. Several local beers feature local coffee, while Modern Times even has their own roaster and sells coffee online.

17.

San Diego’s legendary homebrewing club QUAFF will receive special attention in regard to recent breweries that have been founded by club members, a long and ongoing QUAFF tradition. An especially large number of San Diego pro brewers were/ are members, including Tod Fitzsimmons, Bill Batten, Anthony Chen, Jeff Campbell, Ryan Crisp, Bryan Crecely, Skip Virgilio,

Flash’s outfit in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing, where former San Diegan Kirk McHale’s acclaimed 2x4 double IPA is heavily influenced by his time here.

13. International

Ted Newcomb, and Peter Zien (AleSmith), Pat McIlhenney (Alpine Beer Co.), Scott Stamp and Lee Doxtader (Callahan’s, San Diego Brewing), Paul Segura and Sean Albrecht (Karl Strauss Brewing Co.), Chris White (White Labs), Jim Crute (Lightning Brewery),

travel plans include visiting Stone Brewing Berlin;

Dan Selis (Mission Brewery), Doug Duffield and George Cautaulin

White Labs’ operation in Copenhagen, Denmark; plus trips to

(Ballast Point), Dean Rouleau (Prodigy Brewing Co.), Doug

the Netherlands and the UK, where San Diego has a stellar

Constantiner (Societe Brewing Co.), Matt, Rachael and Jim Akin

reputation. They plan to visit Brasserie St-Feuillien in Belgium

(Benchmark Brewing Co.), Mark Purciel (Oceanside Ale Works),

where Green Flash’s West Coast IPA recipe is brewed for

Paul Sangster, Guy Shobe, Alex Stevens and Chris Stawney (Rip

distribution throughout Western Europe.

Current Brewing Co.), Bill Randolph and Pat Horton (Stumblefoot

14. If

they meet Kickstarter “stretch goals” the producers will fly

to Japan to document the huge amount of San Diego beer being imported into the country with a local crew. In Saitamaken

Kawagoe-shi,

brewery

COEDO

has

created

multiple

collaborations with Ballast Point and Coronado Brewing Co.

15. Baja

Brewing Co.), Alex Van Horne (Intergalactic Brewing Co.), Derek Gallanosa (Abnormal Beer Co.), Tom Nickel (Nickel Beer Co.), Liz Chism, Curtis Chism and Jeffrey Crane (Council Brewing Co.), Peter Perrecone (Belching Beaver Brewing Co.), Brett Goldstock (Duck Foot Brewing Co.), Jonathan Wise (32 North Brewing Co.), George Thornton (The Home Brewing Co.), Jeff Wiederkehr

brewers will get their time in the spotlight, as many say

(Burning Beard), Joaquin Basari, Marcel Favela and Martin Favela

that San Diego has been the incubator for their craft breweries.

(Border X Brewing Co.), Ray Astamendi (Fall Brewing Co.),

Producers met with Baja brewers at the recent Ensenada Beer

Kevin Rhodes (Groundswell Brewing Co.), Stan Sisson (Julian

Fest, where some San Diego breweries were pouring beer as

CiderWorks), and Kelsey McNair (North Park Beer Co.) •

well.

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EVENTS MAY 2016 Sunday 5/1 • 6th Annual Chef Celebration @ Stone (Liberty Station) • Breakfast Club Carnitas Snack Shack & Dark Horse Coffee @ Green Flash • Hoppy Yoga @ Green Flash & Culture • Kombucha Workshop @ The Homebrewer • Brewing Classes @ Carlsbad Brew Supply

Monday 5/2 • Intro to Brewing @ The Homebrewer • Wednesday 5/4 • Sour Night feat. Russian River, Karl Strauss & more @ TapRoom

Friday 5/6 • Hops on the Harbor (Flagship Dinner Cruise) w/ AleSmith • Saturday 5/7 • National Homebrew Day 2016 @ The Homebrewer

Monday 5/9

Below is a listing of upcoming beer events in San Diego (plus Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp in LA). We update this list online whenever we find or receive new events. Industry members: Helping us help you by e-mailing your events to info@westcoastersd.com; this is free and easy promotion. Visit W E S T C O A S T E R S D. C O M / S A N - D I E G O - B E E R - C A L E N D A R to see more!

• Hops on the Harbor (Flagship Dinner Cruise) w/ AleSmith

Saturday 5/21 • 20th North Park Festival of Arts (2 sessions)

Wednesday 5/11 • Avery Tap Takeover @ Sublime Ale House

Friday 5/13 • Hops on the Harbor (Flagship Dinner Cruise) w/ AleSmith

Saturday 5/14 • Amps & Ales @ 3rd Avenue Chula Vista • Second Saturday w/ Stone Brewing @ Hamilton’s Tavern • 6th Anniversary Celebrations @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach

Sunday 5/15 • Stone Belgian Fest 2016 @ Stone Liberty Station • Intro to Brewing @ The Homebrewer

Wednesday 5/18 • May DrinkAbout! • Brewmaster Dinner w/ Duck Foot @ Waypoint Public

Friday 5/20 • Firkin Friday w/ Mason Ale Works @ Hamilton’s Tavern • Sorrento Valley Beer Festival @ Party Pals

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• Sierra Nevada Beer Camp feat. Societe/ Lost Abbey/Bagby Supergroup @ Queen Mary Long Beach

• Kombucha Class @ Carlsbad Brew Supply

Sunday 5/22 • Hands-On Malt Workshop @ The Homebrewer

Wednesday 5/25 • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Day @ Small Bar

Thursday 5/26 • Toolbox Beer Dinner @ Churchill’s Pub and Grille

Friday 5/27 • Hops on the Harbor (Flagship Dinner Cruise) w/ AleSmith

Saturday 5/28 • Rogue Nation Stop @ Hamilton’s Tavern

J U LY 2 0 1 6 Friday 7/1 • Firkin Friday w/ Cervecerias de Mexicali @ Hamilton’s Tavern

Saturday 7/2 • Christmas in July @ Hamilton’s Tavern

Wednesday 7/20 • Brewmaster Dinner w/ Ballast Point @ Waypoint Public

Saturday 7/16 • San Diego Beer & Art Fest @ Mercado Del Barrio Logan

Friday 7/22 • Firkin Friday w/ Almanac Beer Co. @ Hamilton’s Tavern

Saturday 7/23

• Basic Beer Off Flavors @ The Homebrewer

• Padres Beerfest @ Petco Park

Saturday 6/25

JUNE 2016 Friday 6/3 • Firkin Friday w/ Modern Times @ Hamilton’s Tavern

• Hess Fest in North Park

Saturday 7/29 • Brasserie Dupont Day @ Hamilton’s Tavern

Saturday 6/4 • Brew & Food Festival @ Waterfront Park • Homemade Soda Class @ Carlsbad Brew Supply

Friday 6/10 • The Rare Barrel Night @ Hamilton’s Tavern

Saturday 6/11 • Societe Brewing 4-Year Anniversary Party

Sunday 6/12 • Brewing Classes @ Carlsbad Brew Supply

Wednesday 6/15 • Brewmaster Dinner w/ Modern Times @ Waypoint Public • June DrinkAbout!

Friday 6/17 – Sunday 6/19 • SD International Beer Festival

Friday 6/17 • Firkin Friday w/ Pure Project @ Hamilton’s Tavern!

AUGUST 2016 Saturday 8/6 • Brewery Collectibles Show @ Terra Madre (formerly Stone Farms)

Saturday 8/13 • Second Saturday w/ Sante Adairius & Cellarmaker @ Hamilton’s Tavern

Wednesday 8/17 • Brewmaster Dinner w/ Societe @ Waypoint Public

Friday 8/19 • Stone 20th Anniversary Friday Night Brewers Reception

Saturday 8/20 • Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival

Saturday 8/27 • Uncasked at UTC (Official Guild Event)


Rancho Bernardo's Abnormal Beer Co is one of nearly 20 local breweries to come online in 2015. Photo by Kim Marcelo

4 OBSERVATIONS SAN DIEGO'S CRAFT BREWING ECONOMY IN 2015:

S

BY V I N C E V ASQU EZ ince 2011, I’ve been researching San Diego’s craft breweries

hundred and fourteen breweries and brewpubs operated in San Diego

and brewpubs, and authored reports on the industry’s

County at the end of last year, generating $851 million in gross annual

economic dynamics. Last year however was unlike any year

sales, and employing 4,512 workers. This was an increase of $125

I’ve analyzed, and there were a few surprises in the data that

million over 2014 levels.

are worth a broader discussion. We also refined our data collection

However, if you break down the figures, what you find is about half

techniques, and expanded our industry survey. I am pleased to share

of that $125 year-over-year sales increase is from Ballast Point,

with you our key observations, with additional analysis and information

which more than doubled its annual sales, from $51 million in 2014

that are exclusive to West Coaster Magazine.

to an estimated $110 million. Sculpin IPA and Sculpin Grapefruit IPA

1. Industry growth in 2015 was in big part due to Sculpin. Overall, 2015 was a good year for industry growth in the region; jobs, establishments and sales all increased on a year-to-year basis. One

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accounted for the majority of Ballast Point’s beer sales in the first half of 2015, so it’s likely they closed out the year that way as well. Sculpin IPA and Sculpin Grapefruit IPA are also the #1 and #6 sold beers in San Diego, respectively.


2. San Diego’s industry wages have fallen. Industry wages in the region have fallen and are now less competitive compared to other major craft brewing regions in the country. Previously, NUSIPR reported that San Diego industry establishments offered the highest average industry wages among craft brewing regions. By 2015, however, that wage gap has closed. Wages in Portland and Boulder are now nearly identical to that paid in San Diego ($36,608, $36,400, and $36,816, respectively). We don’t know why wages have fallen in San Diego; it could be the recent addition of more entry-level positions and restaurant-type jobs at brewpubs skewing the average. Still, it’s the first indicator we’ve seen that San Diego may be losing some of its luster as an unrivaled talent pool of brewers and industry professionals. Competitive wages are important in San Diego, which suffers from a high cost of living and extraordinary housing costs, particularly compared to other craft brewing markets like Asheville, Grand Rapids and Colorado. Talented brewers and industry professionals have options; there have been some well publicized departures of beloved local brewers and pioneers in recent years.

3. Industry leaders are most concerned about money and water. As part of our survey, we asked respondents “looking towards future growth for your business, please rank only the top five issues that are impediments to growth.” We offered nine major policy categories to select from, based on prior surveys in other markets and interviews with industry participants. We tabulated the responses, and created a hierarchical index. Overall, “access to capital” was the clear top choice among survey respondents, followed by “land/ space/available real estate” and distribution. Taxes, state and federal regulations ranked lowest on the index scale. Water is beer’s main ingredient and escalating rates and conservation-related cutbacks could affect the cost and availability of beer’s main ingredient. When asked “how concerned is your brewery or brewpub about the California drought, water policy, and the price and availability of water

in the coming years,” nearly 8 out of 10 responded either “somewhat concerned” (47%) or “very concerned” (39%). Only 14% responded “not at all concerned.”

4. The intersection between regional policy choices and craft brewing is increasing. As the industry footprint grows within the region, so too has the intersection with many of San Diego’s most pressing policy issues. For example, as industry wages become less competitive, and talented brewers consider their options in other craft beer regions, the relevance of housing affordability, smart growth and development become more pronounced. The migration of breweries and brewpubs from far-flung industrial parks to our dense urban corridors heightens the need to consider the impact of land use and regulatory restrictions on manufacturing and selling beer. As our survey indicated, brewery and brewpub owners have their own policy concerns and challenges that lay before them. Meanwhile, large alcoholic beverage conglomerates like AB InBev are likely to make more acquisitions of craft brewers, spend millions more on marketing campaigns, and expand their presence in the San Diego market. It may be time to begin discussions about regional labeling solutions like conjunctive labeling, as well as encourage the creation of an independent craft certification program, similar to the global organic food industry’s certification program, which is based in La Jolla (QAI). More industry partnerships, such as those between San Diego District 6 Councilman Cate and District 6 breweries and brewpubs (see D6beer.com), could lead the way to how the industry meets those challenges and grows in a changing marketplace. Vince Vasquez is the Senior Policy Analyst at the National University System Institute for Policy Research, an economic think-tank based in San Diego. You can read the full report on San Diego's craft brewing economy in 2015 by going to this website: http://www.nusinstitute.org/assets/resources/pageResources/ NUSIPR_2016_SD_Craft_Brewing_Update.pdf


BEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

MIKKELLER SD: NØW ØPEN BY I AN C H E E SMAN PH O T O S BY D E RE K H U M BA RD

S

o many San Diego craftbrew stories start the same: A seasoned local homebrewer, armed only with their passion for the craft (and the willingness to shoulder incalculable volumes of debt), eschews the daily grind to establish their own brewery. When we sample their

wares, we are not only sharing in the realization of a dream, but celebrating the triumph of the everyman. And I’m bored to death with it. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great story. It touches on the same emotions that enable me to watch 11.5 hours of a “Rudy” marathon on TBS and still summon upwards of two manly tears with every inspirational gameday finale. But what this town needs is something to shake things up. A wildcard. Maybe one with a bit of celebrity to add some luster to the whole affair. Enter Mikkeller Brewing San Diego.

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This venture represents more than just extending the well-

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego opened its doors with 19 beers on

established “gypsy” brewery into our humble home. Mikkeller Brewing

tap, including cask and nitro options. That’s well in excess of what

San Diego is a new company forged in partnership with Peter Zien,

most new breweries could welcome their inaugural guests with, so

owner and brewmaster of the ever-acclaimed AleSmith Brewing

having established facilities clearly served them well. It was also a bit

Company. That’s a fascinating union from a brewing philosophy

of shock for a beer writer that’s accustomed to sampling all the wares

perspective. It combines a brewery best known for zealous attachment

available during the first visit. I don’t recall exactly how many samples I

to select style recipes with a brewing tradition that didn’t even flinch

made it through so I’ve decided to focus on the review notes I scribbled

when formulating a porter with yuzu, wheat and lactose (the “Orange

that have the least amount of drool pooled on them.

Yuzu Glad I Said Porter”). It’s a wacky enough marriage to warrant its own NBC sitcom treatment.

I should contextualize my reviews by including that I actually wasn’t terribly excited to have Mikkeller coming into town. I’m no xenophobe;

This partnership brings a lot to the table. Now that Mikkeller

I’ve just historically loved the spirit of the highly inventive brews more

Brewing is not necessarily saddled with shipping beer overseas to

than the actual Mikkeller beers themselves (at least at the often lofty

reach American palates, the offerings will be far fresher and more cost-

price point they arrived at). I also felt the the initial Mikkeller/AleSmith

effective to produce. It also gives Mikkeller Brewing a chance to have

offerings available in the AleSmith tasting room lacked balance and

their pilot beers produced by longtime AleSmith Brewing veteran Bill

nuance. So it is with absolutely no desire to ride the hype train that I

Batten, assuring Mikkel Borg Bjergsø’s recipes would be realized with a

say this place is pretty impressive.

demonstrated commitment to quality. And it affords me the opportunity to type the “ø” character for the first time in my journalistic career, which is øddly fun tø dø. The new facilities are also noteworthy as it will allow Mikkeller Brewing to produce about 2 million liters per year, doubling their previous capacity. For the uninitiated, “liter” is the Danish word for “a lot of fluid, but still way less than a gallon”. Despite being quite familiar with the previous interior of 9366 Cabot Drive, I was still dumbfounded by Mikkeller’s transformation of the former AleSmith space. It feels huge, despite only getting a minor boost in square footage by expanding into an adjacent office space. It really has more to do with the orientation of the room. By relegating most of the seating to long pews on the perimeter, there’s a bit more

Whatever kinks existed in the pilot recipes were well worked out by the time I revisited them. For example, their porter, once a little too charred and bitter, now offered prodigious espresso and smoky notes. I could have happily stuck with it all night. Another standout was the Spells Double IPA, whose dense floral aromas were stunningly complemented by punchy notes of nectarines and stone fruit. Pair that with its thick, pillowy head and bright amber body and you’ve got a real beauty queen of a DIPA. Despite living in the shadow of Spells DIPA, the session IPA did an admirable job of repping West Coast preferences in a less ostentatious style. It delivered moderate bitterness, remaining dry and drinkable until the last sip.

shoulder room to enjoy. It consequently feels more like a room built for

There honestly weren’t any real stinkers in the bunch, but there

communing with groups versus skulking off to a quiet corner with your

were a couple I cared less for. The honey hued Waves IPA looked the

beer, so introverts beware.

part, but an unusual blend of tropical fruits and herbal bitterness,

The new decor has a brightness and whimsy to it that serves as a tonal counterpoint to the industrialized look so many of its peers favor. I’m as much a fan of reclaimed wood and stacked barrels as the next

combined with a somewhat thin body, didn’t do much for me. Similarly the Brett IPA, while not not specifically flawed, finished with a Juicy Fruit gum character that I just couldn’t get behind.

guy, but a change of pace is fun. It’s highly reminiscent of the Mikkeller

I think the highest praise I could heap on the beers at Mikkeller

bar in San Francisco. I mean, I think it is. I’ve never actually been. But

San Diego is that many of them had the polish of a beer that could

a lot of people in the tasting room were saying it and, as we all know,

easily come out of AleSmith Brewing, but with more of a freewheeling

hearsay = reporting.

intensity to them. It’s an encouraging start to one the most anticipated additions to San Diegø’s suds scene. •


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P L AT E S & P I N T S

BEER, FOOD AND SOME

RIGHTEOUS CHICKS BY BRAN D O N H E RN ÁN D E Z

“ TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRT!”

These words

floated up to me as I stood on the first-story roof overlooking the patio at Bay Park’s High Dive Bar and Grill. The outdoor space was chock full of women, many of which were hooting and hollering. At first I blamed the high-octane beers for this request—one I’d never received before and will surely never hear again—but I soon learned it’s a Chicks for Beer tradition for males to take to the roof, strip off the top-half of their apparel for the evening and put on a gyration-rich show for the clientele. This was but one thing I leaned about the several-year-old monthly tradition that is Chicks for Beer. Until that night, the closest I’d come to experiencing this women-only beer-education series (held the third Tuesday of every month) was pressing my sad face up to the windowed doors separating the patio from the High Dive’s interior. And that’s as it should be. It’s because of gendersegregation that the ladies—or chicks—in attendance can feel as comfortable as they do. That comfort-level provides the perfect conditions for attendees to be able to take in the wealth of information presented by a rotating roster of representatives from guest breweries. The majority of the breweries that participate in Chicks for Beer are local interests, but a number of big-name out-oftowners such as The Bruery and Faction Brewing come in specifically for the event. The night I attended included the best of both worlds, as the duo sharing their knowledge consisted of Gwen Conley, QC guru from triple-threat San Marcos operation Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey/ The Hop Concept, and Julia Herz, craft beer program director for Denver-based US craft-brewer advocacy group the Brewers Association. In addition to being experts in their respective fields, Conley and Herz recently published a book titled Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros. Rather than simply going through the beers of Conley’s split-personality interest, they used them as examples of how to go about pairing brews and edibles as outlined in their instructional work. But Conley and Herz were only half the equation (or is that two-thirds of the equation…math’s never been my strong suit). The food that was paired with the beers came from

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INTO THE BREW

BY S A M T I E RN E Y

A

couple of years ago, I had a pint of Ale for ALS at Faction

experimental varieties to select from.

Brewing in Alameda. It was a nice IPA in a set of solid hoppy offerings at the then-newer brewery in the East

Walking into the Hop Quality Group suite at the Desert Marriott that

Bay. I couldn't tell you much about the beer at this point

morning, you wouldn't have been out of your mind to suspect some sort

but remember thinking that it was cool to see a beer brewed with

of illicit dealings were taking place. Strewn across the large wooden

the intention of raising money and awareness for ALS research. ALS

dining room table were over a dozen large bricks of compressed hop

(amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative

cones. As each sample was broken apart, rubbed, sniffed and analyzed

disease that affects about 20,000 people in the US and causes loss

by the brewers, the table turned into a mess of green piles and dust.

of motor function, eventually leading to paralysis and death. There is

The air in the suite was thick with the pungent aroma of dank American

currently no effective treatment or cure for ALS.

hops. In the end, we settled on nine varieties in total for the 2016 hop blend: seven experimental selections along with industry darlings

I later learned that the beer I had at Faction was one of dozens brewed

Simcoe and Equinox.

that year by brewers around the country, all with the same special hop blend provided by Loftus Ranches and Hop Union for the Ales for ALS

The experimental varieties represented a few that I was already familiar

program. Ales for ALS raises money and awareness for ALS research,

with, along with some others that I had not yet rubbed but was very

partnered with the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit

impressed with. The two largest portions of the blend, making up

biotech organization focused entirely on ALS research. Loftus Ranches

19% and 15%, respectively, are HBC 492 and HBC 494 (HBC stands

and Hopunion (now Yakima Chief-Hopunion) provide participating

for Hop Breeding Company, which is the joint venture between John

brewers the hops free of change and brewers then donate proceeds

I. Haas and Select Botanicals Group, responsible for developing

from each pint sold to Ales for ALS. Last year, a total of 86 brewers

many of the hottest new hop varieties on the market today including

from around the country (nine from San Diego County) participated in

Mosaic, Equinox, and Citra). Both varieties are part of HBC's organic

Ales for ALS, raising nearly $400,000 in the process.

development program and display pungent, spicy, citrus, floral and fruity aromas that I found very balanced and pleasing. Next down the

This year marks the 4th installment of the Ales for ALS program, with

list is Simcoe at 13%. The lot that we selected displayed everything

brewers slated to release their beers in June and July. The creation of

that I love about this variety, including an expressive aroma of pine and

this year's hop blend took place during the American Hop Convention

passion fruit. Simcoe may have been around for awhile now, but with

this past winter in Palm Desert, and I was lucky enough to participate in

a lot this good on the table it was impossible not to throw some in the

the blending along with Firestone Walker brewmaster Matt Brynildson,

blend and it reminded us why it has become such a modern classic.

Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River, John Mallett of Bells Brewing, Danny Kahn of Sierra Nevada, Kevin Quinn of Bale Breaker Brewing Company,

Coming in at 12% is HBC 344, which has a wonderfully unique green

and Jason Perrault of Perrault Farms. Jason is one of the leaders in

apple and tropical aroma, giving it a bright, fresh quality with good

new hop development as a part of Select Botanicals Group, and Along

intensity. This one in particular I can't wait to test out in the brewery

with Patrick Smith from Loftus Ranches presented us with a variety of

and had never experienced before the Ales for ALS selection. The next

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...the beer I had... was one of dozens brewed that year by brewers around the country, all with the same special hop blend provided by Loftus Ranches and Hop Union for the Ales for ALS program.

a higher 10-12% alpha acid content. 682 is an alpha acid monster at about 20% alpha acids, which is about as high as any other hop on the market. Rubbing 682 between your hands, it was impressive how resinous and sticky the cones were, and they had a dense, spicy, piney, dank aroma that I think will add a nice edge to the blend. Wrapping things up with 6% of the final blend is HBC 291 which is a hop that I have some experience brewing with and I hear will possibly be getting an official trade name for sale after this year. While not a big, aggressive hop, 291 has a very pleasant aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine

four hops all come in at 9% of the blend. Equinox might be my new favorite hop that we currently use, so I was happy to see it available for the blend. I always get a zesty pineapple aroma from it, and this lot displayed the typical varietal traits of melon, berry, lime, apple, papaya, and green peppers. The next varietal, HBC 438 is an experimental that is gaining a lot of traction right now and was one of my favorites to rub last fall at harvest. A daughter of a wild Neomexicanus hop from New Mexico, HBC 438 displays a huge aroma of tropical and stone fruits with a distinct cedar and coconut component that make it like nothing else out there right now, with the exception of HBC 472, a related cross that actually has a more coconut and cedar-dominated aroma and is about the wildest thing I have ever smelled (in a good way). We assessed some HBC 472 but decided not to include it in the blend. Regardless, I think it is a very interesting hop if you like coconut. HBC 522 and 682 were that last two that were new to me. 522 has a pleasant citrus, resiny quality that is described as “noble-like” but at

that I think will find favor in more subtle styles. It was an absolute honor to have the opportunity to make a hop blend with some of the industry's most respected brewers and I can't wait to see what brewers do this year with this wonderfully complex mix. Though more brewers may be added to the list this year, as of press time, six San Diego County brewers are confirmed for Ales for ALS: Bitter Brothers, Pizza Port Bressi Ranch, Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Societe, Stone Brewing Liberty Station, and Thorn Street Brewery. If you see an Ales for ALS beer from these breweries this summer, know that you will have the opportunity to drink a beer made with a unique and unprecedented blend of hops while helping to raise money

Into the Brew is sponsored by

for a truly worthy cause. •

The High Dive in Bay Park


THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

ASSESSING ACQUISITIONS BY GO N ZAL O J. QUINT ER O, ED. D.

SELL OUTS. CAPITALISTS. BIG BEER.

A non-local example of an absorption acquisition is that of Anheuser

However you name it, there have been more and more mergers, and

Busch InBev (AB InBev) and Goose Island. Initially purchased by AB

entire acquisitions in the world of suds in recent years. Why is this

InBev in March 2011, Goose Island was the first of (so far) 8 American

happening now? According to the chief economist for The Brewers

craft beer breweries purchased by the beer behemoth in the last 5

Association, the biggest barrier to growth currently for many craft

years. There was a February 2016 article headline in The Chicago

producers is capacity. This could also be read as “breweries need

Tribune that caught me and many other fans of craft beer off guard: the

access to capital.” That is to say, the amount of capital needed to

sale of Goose Island Brewpub to AB InBev. Though a clear example of

increase production on an economically meaningful scale as well as

an absorption acquisition, the news of the brewpub's absorption was

introduction to various distribution networks to sell this beer. These

a bit disheartening as the brewpub was owner John Hall’s last piece of

barriers can be mitigated by the prospect of mergers and acquisitions,

independence, and now it was bought and paid for. This occurrence,

a process that is becoming more prevalent in the business of beer.

however, was seemingly inevitable based on the absorption acquisition

Philippe Haspeslagh and David Jemison, in their book "Managing

theory, especially since owner/operator John Hall is 73 years old. Some

Acquisitions, Creating Value through Corporate Renewal," distinguish

will wonder, though, why he didn't go the route of employee ownership.

between three types of merger integration processes: Absorption, Preservation and Symbiosis. This discussion of merger integration

Back to San Diego, Green Flash's merging with Alpine is an example

processes will all be used to better define just how your favorite craft

of a symbiosis acquisition. The two organizations first coexisted and

beer brands are both “creating value” and adding “corporate renewal”

then gradually become increasingly interdependent. This is evidenced

to businesses in the world of beer.

by the availability of Green Flash, Alpine, and Cellar 3 offerings at all of the aforementioned brands’ tasting rooms. #OneTeamOneDream is a

In absorption acquisitions, the integration of breweries implies a full

hashtag that further perpetuates the Green Flash symbiosis acquisition

consolidation over time of the operations, organization and culture of

of Alpine as it clearly defines the corporate culture of interdependence.

both businesses. Looking at San Diego's Saint Archer, the majority

Green Flash’s merger with one of craft beer's smallest yet most highly-

stake acquired by MillerCoors provides the latter an opportunity to

coveted breweries was first met with skepticism by some, as the first

reinvigorate their image by virtue of the halo effect of being associated

upscale batches were perceived to be “a bit off” and were referred to

with top-notch brewers while offering the former access to capital

as *Alpine, with the asterisk used to denote a footnote to explain that

first and foremost. Moreover, absorption acquisitions in the realm of

this Alpine beer was not brewed in Alpine.

beer offer a way to upscale and build a brand nationally. The original investors see a large percentage return on investment of funds,

In preservation acquisitions, the acquired organization is managed at

brewers have increased professional development opportunities, local

arm’s length. Lagunitas and their acquisition by Heineken is an example

consumers are seeing better value and hopefully an increased quality

of just such preservation. Dutch brewer Heineken owns a 50% stake

in these beers, and nationally fans of this craft brand are seeing more

in Lagunitas Brewing Co. and “plans to expand the California-based

and more access to these beers. The degree to which the widespread

brewery into the world’s first global craft brand by exporting Lagunitas

distribution muscles out smaller brands is another topic.

beers to countries such as Germany and France,” according to The Wall Street Journal. In addition to independence of day-to-day operations

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THE BIGGEST BARRIER TO GROWTH CURRENTLY FOR MANY CRAFT PRODUCERS IS CAPACITY. THIS COULD ALSO BE READ AS “BREWERIES NEED ACCESS TO CAPITAL.” the Petaluma, California-based brewery gets the added benefit of access to years of relationship building and distribution networks developed by Heineken over 150 years of experience doing business in 129 countries. Lagunitas founder Tony Magee, an adamant antisell-out voice for years, discussed at the California Beer Summit how liquidity for shareholders was a big reason he took the leap. These examples explain the “how” and the “who” of this recent trend of mergers and acquisitions, and to a certain extent the “why” of this phenomenon. The “why” however, is the biggest debate of the moment. Why build a brewery with the sole purpose of selling it for a profit within five years? Why sell your brewpub after nearly 30 years of hard work when you could have sold stakes to your employees to keep independence alive? Why does one of San Diego’s original and prolific producers of craft beer feel the need to acquire one of the county’s smallest breweries when they could have easily outpaced them? Why does a brewery that is nearly the top producer and seller of craft beer in the United States need to sell 50% of its equity to a foreign beer conglomerate? The people asking “why?” are the ones at the end of the equation: the consumer. The craft beer consumer is, statistically a well-read and well-educated individual. Aside from the most important value of beer (its quality) this person views intangibles such as rarity, independence, and the integrity of those at the helm to be just as if not more important than what’s in the glass. While the definition of “craft” has changed a few times, and “independent” can be a “truthy” word, as we see more and more private equity investments in beer, perhaps beer should be measured by one word: authenticity. Authenticity: that’s something that cannot be bought nor faked. It's also just as difficult to define. Editor's note: We understand that mergers & acquisitions are touchy subjects. If you are an industry member who would like to have your voice heard, please e-mail ryan@westcoastersd.com to discuss a Letter to the Editor in an upcoming issue.


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OCEANSIDE RISING 8 Breweries in the Coastal City B Y R Y A N LA M B | W I TH RE PO RT I N G BY BRAN D O N H E RN ÁN D E Z

Oceanside is undergoing major changes right now; the city’s nine-block master plan for retail space and business parking covers 50,000 square feet in the downtown area. Currently, two of those blocks are under construction. Meanwhile, city planners are mulling an ordinance that would allow more small breweries into the area. For now, here’s a quick rundown of the city’s eight operating breweries: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Oceanside Ale Works (2006)

of the top new releases of 2015. Back in 2013, OAW took home a bronze medal from the Great American Beer Festival for Oxymoron, an American-style Black Ale.

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Breakwater Brewing (2008) Celebrating eight years in business this July, the Breakwater brewpub has a classic SoCal beach vibe. Their award-winners include 2015 bronze medal winner Teahupo’o in the Imperial India pale ale category, and their mead, Rasbiscus, has been a favorite of judges at the San

Oceanside’s original craft brewery, OAW is hosting a ten-year

Diego International Festival for a few years; in 2014 it won gold. For

anniversary celebration on May 28, featuring a new style of growler,

a beer with great local flavor, be on the look out for Kali Kush, a pale

commemorative gear, and the release of Big Ru, Orange Agave Wheat,

ale brewed with wild sage. Other interesting Breakwater facts: some

and Zen at Ten IPA. The non-ticketed event goes from noon to 9 p.m.

of their equipment was salvaged from a brewery in New Orleans after

Oceanside Ale Works was recently recognized by leading beer-rating

Hurricane Katrina; and co-founder Lars Gilman opened Oceanside

website RateBeer, who named their Funk-n-Delicious Bleuet as one

homebrew shop Hydrobrew with his wife Sonya in 2004. WESTCOASTERSD.COM •

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4.9% ale brewed with fresh white guavas. Another fan favorite is the Clan Ross Scottish Ale, which took home gold in 2014 SD International Beer Festival’s British-style

Strong

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category.

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Oceanside location on Tuesdays for Open Mic Night.

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Bagby (2014)

Beer

Company

After Jeff Bagby led Pizza Port to three consecutive “Best Large Brewpub” awards at the Great American Beer Festival, he set out on his own. Together with wife Dande, they turned what used to be a used car dealership into a multi-level, 8,500 square-foot brewpub; much of the paneling throughout was recycled from the shelf space of the old business. In 2014, Bagby and co won a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their Asphalt Jungle, a classic Irish-style dry stout. And this past February, the company parking lot became the site of the seventh annual Brewbies Festival, which raised P i z z a & P i n t s @ B r e a k w a t e r ; p h o t o b y D e v i n C a s t a n e d a , c o u r t e s y H o p s H i g h w a y. c o m

$45,000 for Keep A Breast.

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DID YOU KNOW…

Mason Ale Works (2015) Housed inside Urge Gastropub’s Oceanside location, the Mason Ale

…Oceanside is also home to San Diego County’s

Works 10-barrel brewhouse is helmed by former Lost Abbey head

only commercial meadery? Golden Coast Mead

brewer Mike Rodriguez. In addition to brewing fresh beers, including

was founded in 2010, and their tasting room

an Imperial coffee stout with locally-roasted Mostra Coffee, Rodriguez

is open Wednesday through Sunday at 4089

and assistant brewer Jason De La Torre of Saint Archer and Golden

Oceanside Boulevard, Suite H. They also have

Road are planning a line of beers called Mason Snale Works, a series

a small tasting space inside the Julian Station

of spirit and wine barrel-aged releases that should come out in fall

co-op in Julian, CA. Opportunities to try Golden

or winter 2016. The Urge O-side brewpub also doubles as a whiskey

Coast Mead outside of the tasting rooms include

lover’s heaven, with around 300 varieties to choose from.

the Taste of Cardiff (May 5), Keep-the-glass night @ Plan 9 AleHouse (May 11), Encinitas

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EcoFest (May 15), Bacon & Barrels (May 21), and

Midnight Jack (2016)

FoodieFest Encinitas (May 21). If you like what they’re making, you can now sign up for their bottle club, which began accepting members in April. Another fun fact: it takes 600,000 honeybee pollinations to make just one 500 mL bottle of Golden Coast Mead.

Helmed by 27-year homebrewer John Scheri, who spent some time volunteering at Oceanside Ale Works in order to learn how to make beer professionally, Midnight Jack opened on March 25. Funny enough, the MJ space is right next door to OAW’s original location before they moved. Scheri’s 15-barrel direct-fire system is brewing a nice variety of beers, including Catalina Coconut Porter, a Belgian blonde ale, Sunday Morning Stout on Nitro, Citra Xtra Pale Ale, Brown Ale, and more. Soon

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Legacy Brewing Company (2013) Working on a 15-barrel system, Legacy Brewing operates both an Oceanside tasting room as well as a satellite tasting room (with food) in Miramar. Their most popular beer these days is That Guava Beer, a

the company will be bottling 22-ounce beers.

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Oceanside Brewing Company (2016) After opening this past month with 18 beers on tap from a 3.5 barrel system, the next projects for OBC co-owners Tomas Bryant and Greg

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Distefano include hyper-local distribution with a Grolsch-style swing-

brewpub — brewer Peter Perrecone is working full-time on barrel-aged

top bottle/growler, plus more consistent food vendors and live music

and sour beers.

on the back patio on weekends. They even use hyper-local yeast, as Real Brewers Yeast laboratories is less than 500 feet away. Bonus for active military: all beers are $1 off every day.

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Belching Beaver (2016)

COMING SOON: Northern Pine Not a lot is known about this Kickstarter-funded brewery project, except

The Beaver has been busy… not only did they open a new Vista

that its owners hail from Idaho and New York, and one of them teamed

brewpub last month at 302 East Broadway, but their Oceanside HQ is

with Vista’s Mother Earth Brew Co. to brew a beer paying homage

up and running. Currently, the facility is not open the public, but they

to fallen Marines. But the fact that giving back to the community is

are planning a small tasting space; a second-story catwalk for visitors

one of the few for-sures with this business gives it an anticipatory

is also a possibility. With the 30-barrel system, master brewer Troy

edge. Recently, Northern Pine announced that they teamed up with

Smith hopes to jump to 40,000 barrels per year production capacity.

Oceanside eatery That Boy Good to provide food for the undisclosed

Should they max out the facility, they’ll be able to producer 100,000

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SD-based beer-finding app TapHunter shared with WC this snapshot data of its 30 most searched-for beers over a two-week period in April. Russian River’s Pliny the Elder topped the list (again), while somewhat amusingly folks are still looking for Pliny the Younger, which is brewed just once a year and tapped out in February or early March. Michigan-based Founders Brewing, which launched Southern California distribution at the beginning of this year, doesn’t meet Brewers Association standards for a craft brewery since they sold a thirty-percent stake to Spanish brewers Mahou San Miguel in late 2014. But that didn’t stop folks from searching out their flavored stout. Did your favorite beer make the list below?

TapHunter’s Top 1. 2.

Russian River Pliny the Elder

3. 4. 5. 6.

Russian River Blind Pig

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

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17. 18. 19. 20.

Yuengling Lager

21.

AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

22. 23. 24. 25.

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado IIPA

26.

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

27.

Noble Ale Works Naughty Sauce

28. 29. 30.

Avery White Rascal

Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Founders KBS 2016 Stone IPA on Nitro Russian River Pliny the Younger Alpine Nelson Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Lagunitas Waldo’s Special Ale Founders KBS Mother Earth Cali Creamin Nitro Societe The Pupil Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA Firestone Walker Parabola

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Ballast Point Sculpin IPA Stiegl Radler Grapefruit Figueroa Mountain Lizard’s Mouth IIPA

High Water Campfire Stout Alpine Hop Boxed AleSmith Hammerhead Speedway Stout

Refuge Blood Orange Wit Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015

Consumers: Download the FREE TapHunter app today to find out where to find these beers are near you. Bar & Restaurant Owners: Do you have these beers on tap? Make sure you are part of the search by adding your business to TapHunter today.


You’ve never had food like this

at a beer festival.

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the mind and hands of High Dive chef Rosa Peyron, who composed

and Herz added their own unorthodox rift to the menu, starting out

a quintet of dishes after thoroughly sampling an equal number of

with a brown ale followed up by a huge, 13.5% alcohol-by-volume

beers.

barrel-aged strong ale, Track 10, paired with, of all things…a beet salad! But it worked thanks to aggressively spiced pecans and a rich

“I try to stay outside the box when I pair, and never do what people

blue cheese-celeriac dressing.

expect,” says Peyron. “For instance, I’ll never pair a stout or brown ale with dessert. I’d rather do a double IPA with dessert or something

The dainty-by-comparison 6.3% Devotion Belgian blonde ale came

fun like that.”

next with twice-fried cauliflower dressed with chili honey and preserved lemon, followed by Avant Garde biere de garde with

True to that form, Port Brewing’s coffee-infused brown ale, Board

squash risotto and meaty roasted mushrooms. Last up was coconut

Meeting, was served during a savory course opposite a roasted

rice panna cota and, in keeping with Peyron’s MO, it was coupled

sweet potato soup with a cashew-herb puree. The nuttiness of the

with Shark Attack double red ale. It sounds pretty out-there (and it

garnish oil and the earthiness of the tubers matched up nicely. Conley

was), but it worked better than one might have expected. “When I started at the High Dive last September, Fall Brewing— which is one of my favorite breweries—was the guest-brewery for my first Chicks for Beer event, and I didn’t really know how to pair food with beer,” says Peyron. “I went in to Fall on my own to try the beers that were chosen and I got lucky. I got to sit with brewer Jeff Swem, who were very helpful. They both shared what they thought would work well and the passion they had for their craft was fucking inspiring. Those dudes felt about beer the way I felt about food, and that was the moment I knew I wanted to learn everything I could about beer-pairing.” It would seem her instincts make her well suited to this practice. Although she rarely gets to taste the dishes she conceptualizes before they’re served to Chicks for Beer patrons, they have been very well received. Enough so that most of them sell-out immediately

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or shortly after tickets go on-sale. This

the cashews, lemon juice and herbs to a

the oil in a blender. Turn on the blender

is good, not only because it increases

blender. Turn the blender on and slowly

and slowly drizzle in the olive oil.

so many women’s knowledge of the beer

drizzle in the oil. Once the mixture is

world, but because all proceeds from the

completely blended, season with salt and

events are donated to the Susan G. Komen

pepper, then transfer the mixture to a

Foundation to aid its work to fight breast

squeeze-bottle.

cancer, something near and dear to High

Horseradish Yogurt 1 cup Greek yogurt 2 Tbsp horseradish

Dive owner Ingrid Cherney’s heart. After

To serve, ladle the soup into bowls.

1 tsp freshly ground pepper

beating breast cancer several years ago,

Garnish with the herb-cashew mixture and

salt, to taste

she felt inspired to use beer as a vehicle to

serve immediately.

continue her fight against this scourge and,

Mix all of the ingredients together until

many dishes, even more beers and plenty

thoroughly incorporated.

of strip-teases later, she and the many

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involved with Chicks for Beer have made

Steak Salad

a very significant, very positive difference.

Pickled Onions

with Pickled Onions,

1 cup apple cider vinegar

UPCOMING CHICKS FOR

Focaccia Croutons,

¼ cup water

BEER EVENTS

Horseradish Yogurt & Herb Vinaigrette

1 Tbsp granulated sugar

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PA I R E D W I T H A L P I N E S I N G L E D O U T I PA —

1 Tbsp salt

featuring the Beer Camp Series

EQUINOX

12 ounces red pearl onions, halved

June 21: 21st Amendment Brewery with 2 cups arugula

Whisk together the vinegar, water,

¼ cup Herb Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

sugar and salt in a small saucepan over

¼ cup Horseradish Yogurt (recipe

medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to

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follows)

a boil. Place the onions in an airtight

Sweet Potato Soup

3 Pickled Onions (recipe follows)

container. Cover the onions with the

¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled

vinegar mixture and seal the container

with Herb-Cashew Purée

12 Focaccia Croutons (recipe follows)

with a lid. Let the mixture stand for at

PA I R E D W I T H P O RT B OA R D M E E T I N G

1 flat-iron steak, seasoned with salt and

least 24 hours. Strain the onions out of

BROWN ALE

pepper, grilled and sliced into thin strips

the mixture before serving.

founder Shaun O’Sullivan

2 Granny Smith apples, stemmed, cored 5 pounds sweet potatoes

and thinly sliced

3 quarts vegetable broth

Focaccia Croutons

3 cups heavy cream

Place the arugula in a bowl. Add the

1 loaf focaccia (or any day-old bread,

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

vinaigrette and toss to coat.

to substitute), cut into cubes

1 cup roasted cashews, chopped

extra virgin olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

To serve, spoon the yogurt onto the

salt and freshly ground pepper, to

1 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

bottom of a large plate. Top with a mound

taste

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

of arugula, then arrange the onions, blue

1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely

cheese, croutons, steak and apple slices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

chopped

atop the arugula. Serve family-style.

Fahrenheit. Place the bread in a large

1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped ½ cup olive oil

bowl, drizzle with oil, and season with

Herb Vinaigrette

salt and pepper. Place the bread on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil and

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

½ cup apple cider vinegar

bake until golden-brown and crispy, 10

Wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum

1 Tbsp shallot, minced

to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and

foil and place on a sheet pan. Place in

1 Tbsp honey

cool to room temperature.

the oven and roast until the potatoes are

1 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

cooked through, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

—Recipes courtesy Rose Peyron, Chef,

Remove from oven and let cool. Unwrap

1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely

The High Dive

and peel the skin off of the potatoes. Add

chopped

the potatoes to a blender and add stock,

1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely

1 cup at a time, to blend into a smooth

chopped

mixture. Add the mixture and remaining

1 clove garlic, minced

stock to a large pot over medium heat.

1 cup olive oil

Once heated through, add the cream and season with salt and pepper. Add

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Candace L. Moon, Esq. founded the Craft Beer Attorney (CBA) firm in 2009; she discovered a need for specialized beer counsel while working as a bartender at Hamilton’s during law school. CBA represents around 180 breweries in California, plus 50 or so more out-of-state. Breweries can go months without needing advice, but 40-50 clients require regular attention. Most of the inquiries sent to CBA surround how the ABC enforces certain regulations surrounding non-profit events like beer festivals, and social media interactions. In April, CBA co-founded a craft beer attorney coalition that includes firms from Georgia and South Carolina, since all states handle brewery law differently. The coalition will debut with a booth at this month’s Craft Brewers Conference. CBA’s office has a two-tap kegerator; currently-tapped beers are Fall’s 2AM Bike Ride Coffee Stout featuring local Dark Horse coffee, and Second Chance’s Luminous Blonde. A new series of monthly webinars often feature “preferred service providers” from other fields; upcoming sessions include Navigating TTB (May 19); ABC Type 23 Applications (June 23); Preventing Business Divorce (July 21); Employment Terminations (August 25); Brewery Insurance (September 22); Inventory (October 20); Leases Do’s & Don’ts (November 17); and Updates & Legal Highlights (December 15). Moon was named a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s 2016 Most Admired CEO Award. CBA’s 2015 book Brew Law 101: A Legal Guide to Opening a Brewery - California Edition features cover artwork and interior graphics by local designer Rudy Pollorena Jr. (Craft Beerd).

MAY 2016


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Last month we featured the photography meet-up group Beers & Cameras, which convenes every other Thursday to drink beer and network at night. Their sister group, Brews & Cameras, usually meets on sporadic weekend mornings to sip local coffee. On April 9, the crew even organized a photo shoot with models in Balboa Park featuring roaster Cafe Moto. To find out where B&C is going next, follow @beersandcameras & @brewsandcameras on Instagram, and e-mail beersandcameras@gmail.com to get on the newsletter list. Photos here by Juan Martinez (@juanny6pac).

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544 5th Ave. | 619.232.9840 www.TheField.com 40. THE HOPPING PIG 734 5th Ave. | 619.546.6424 www.TheHoppingPig.com 41. THE LOCAL 1065 4th Ave. | 619.231.4447 www.TheLocalSanDiego.com 42. THE TIPSY CROW 770 5th Ave. | 619.338.9300 www.TheTipsyCro w.com 43. THE BALBOA 1863 5th Ave. | 619.955.8525 www.facebook.com/TheBalboaSD 44. UNION KITCHEN & TAP GASLAMP 333 5th Ave. | 619.795.9463 www.GaslampUnion.com

A| DOWNTOWN BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

22. 98 BOTTLES 2400 Kettner Blvd. | 619.255.7885 www.98BottlesSD.com 23. BARLEYMASH 600 5th Ave. | 6 19.255.7373 www.BarleyMash.com 24. BUB’S @ THE BALL PARK 715 J St. | 619.546.0815 www.BubsSanDiego.com 25. CIRO’S PIZZERIA GASLAMP 536 Market St. | 619.696.0405 www.CirosSD.com 26. CRAFT & COMMERCE 675 W Beech St. | 619.269.2202 www.Craft-Commerce.com 27. DOWNTOWN JOHNNY BROWN’S 1220 3rd Ave. | 619.232.8414 www.Do wnto wnJohnn yBro wns.com 28. HALCYON/STELLA PUBLIC HOUSE 1429 Island Ave. | 619.234.0808 www.StellaPublicHouse.com 29. IRONSIDE FISH & OYSTER BAR 1654 India St. | 619.269.3033 www.IronsideFishandOyster.com 30. KNOTTY BARREL 844 Market St. | 619.269.7156 www.KnottyBarr el.com 31. NEIGHBORHOOD 777 G St. | 619.446.0002 www.NeighborhoodSD.com 32. OGAWASHI 1100 5th Ave. | 619.358.9170 www.Oga washi.com 33. QUEENSTOWN PUBLIC HOUSE 1557 Columbia St. | 619.546.0444 www.BareBackGrill.com/Queensto wn 34. SEARSUCKER 611 5th Ave. | 6 19.233.7327 www.Searsucker.com 35. STONE BREWING TAP ROOM 795 J St. | 619.727.4452 www.StoneBrewing.com 36. STONE COMPANY STORE ON KETTNER 1202 Kettner Blvd. | 619.450.4518 www.StoneBrewing.com 37. TACOS & TARROS 2015 Birch Rd. www.TacosAndTarros.com 38. TASTE AND THIRST 715 4th Ave. | 6 19.955.5995 www.TasteAndThirst.com 39. THE FIELD IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

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1. BALLAST POINT LITTLE ITALY 2215 India St. | 619.255.7213 www.BallastPoint.com 2. HALF DOOR BREWING CO. 903 Island Ave. | 619.232.9840 www.HalfDoorBrewing.com 3. KARL STRAUSS BREWING CO. 1157 Columbia St. | 619.234.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 4. MONKEY PAW PUB & BREWERY 805 16th St. | 619.358.9901 www.MonkeyPa wBrewing.com 5. THE BEER COMPANY 602 Broadway Ave. | 619.398.0707 www.SDBeerCo.com

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1 . B E L C H I N G B E AV E R N O R T H PA R K 4223 30th St. | 760.703.0433 www.BelchinBea ver.com 2. BUFFALO PUBLIC HOUSE 406 University Ave. | 619.458.9198 www.TheBuffaloPub.com 3. CAFFE CALABRIA 3933 30th St. | 619.291.1759 www.CaffeCalabria.com 4. CARNITAS’ SNACK SHACK 2632 University Ave. | 619.294.7675 www.CarnitasSnackShack.com 5. CIRCA 2121 Adams Ave. | 619.296.9152 www.CircaSD.com 6. COIN OP GAME ROOM 3926 30th St. | 619.255.8523 www.CoinOpSD.com 7. COUNTERPOINT 830 25th St. | 619.564.6722 www.CounterpointSD.com 8. CRAZEE BURGER 3993 30th St. | 619.282.6044

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www.CrazeeBurger.com 9. CUEVA BAR 2123 Adams Ave. | 619.269.6612 www.CuevaBar.com 10. DIMILLE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 3492 Adams Ave. | 619.283.3153 www.DiMilles.com 11. ENCONTRO 3001 University Ave. | 619.291.1220 www.EncontroNorthPark.com 12. HAMILTON’S TAVERN 1521 30th St. | 619.238.5460 www.HamiltonsTa vern.com 13. LIVE WIRE BAR 2103 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.291.7450 www.LiveWireBar.com 14. MODERN TIMES FLAVORDOME 3000 Upas St. www.ModernTimesBeer.com 15. NATE’S GARDEN GRILL 3120 Euclid Ave. | 619.546.7700 16. PARK & REC 4612 Park Blvd. | 619.795.9700 www.ParkAndRecSD.com 17. POLITE PROVISIONS 4696 30th St. | 619.677.3784 www.PoliteProvisions.com 1 8 . R I T U A L TAV E R N 4095 30th St. | 619.283.1618 www.RitualTa vern.com 19. SMALL BAR 4628 Park Blvd. | 619.795.7998 www.SmallBarSD.com 20. SODA & SWINE 2943 Adams Ave. | 619.269.7632 www.SodaAndSwine.com 21. STATION TAVERN 2204 Fern St. | 619.255.0657 www.Sta tionTa vern.com 22. THE HAVEN PIZZERIA 4051 Adams Ave. | 619.281.1904 www.TheHa venPizzeria.com 23. THE ROSE WINE PUB 2219 30th St. | 619.280.1815 www.TheRoseWinePub.com 24. THE SAFEHOUSE 2930 University Ave. | 619.458.9200 www.TheSafeHouseNP.com 2 5 . T H E S O U T H PA R K A B B E Y

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1. BLIND LADY ALE HOUSE AUTOMATIC BREWING CO 3416 Adams Ave. | 619.255.2491 www.BlindLad yAleHouse.com 2 . S O U T H PA R K B R E W I N G 1517 30th St. | 619.610.9038 www.SouthParkBrewing.com

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1 . H I LT O N L A J O L L A T O R R E Y PINES 10950 North Torrey Pines Rd. 858.558.1500 | www.Hilton.com ---------------------------------

BREWERIES

1. BARN BREWERY 2850 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.955.8228 www.TheBarnBrew.com 2. FALL BREWING CO. 4542 30th St. | 619.501.0903 www.FallBrewing.com 3. MIKE HESS BREWING (NORTH PARK) 3812 Grim Ave. | 619.255.7136 www.HessBrewing.com 4. POOR HOUSE BREWING COMPANY 4494 30th St. www.PoorHouseBrew.com 5. THORN ST. BREWERY 3176 Thorn St. www.ThornStreetBrew.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. THE HOMEBREWER 2911 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.450.6165 www.TheHomebrewerSD.com

OTHER

1. RIP CURRENT TASTING ROOM 4101 30th St. www.RipCurrentBrewing.com ---------------------------------

C| LA JOLLA BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. EUREKA! 4353 La Jolla Villa ge Dr. Ste H35 858.210.3444 www.EurekaRestaurantGroup.com 2. HOME PLATE SPORTS CAFE 9500 Gilman Dr. | 858.657.9111 www.HomePla teSportsCafe.com 3. LA VALENCIA HOTEL 1132 Prospect St. | 858.454.0771 www.LaValencia.com 4. PORTERS PUB 9500 Gilman Dr. | 858.587.4828 www.PortersPub.net 5. PUBLIC HOUSE 830 Kline St. | 858.551.9210 www.The-PublicHouse.com 6. REGENTS PIZZERIA 4150 Regents Park Ro w 858.550.0406 www.RegentsPizza.com 7. THE GRILL AT TORREY PINES 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd. 858.777.6645 www.LodgeTorreyPines.com 8. THE SHORES RESTAURANT 8110 Camino Del Oro | 858.456.0600 www.TheShoresRestaurant.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. BRISTOL FARMS 8510 Genesee Ave. | 858.558.4180 www.BristolFarms.com 2. WHOLE FOODS LA JOLLA 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. | 858.642.6700 www.WholeFood sMarkets.com

BREW PUBS

1. KARL STRAUSS BREWING CO. 1044 Wall St. | 858.551.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 2. LA JOLLA BREWING COMPANY 7536 Fay Ave. | 858.246.6759 www.LaJollaBeer.com 3. ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY RESTAURANT 8980 Villa La Jolla Dr. | 858.450.9277 www.RockBottom.com/La-Jolla

BREWERIES

1. BITTER BROTHERS 4170 Morena Blvd. | 619.961.6690 www.BitterBrothers.com 2. KARL STRAUSS BREWING CO. 5985 Santa Fe St. | 858.273.2739

D| MISSION BEACH/PACIFIC BEACH BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. BARE BACK GRILL 4640 Mission Blvd. | 858.274.7117 www.BareBackGrill.com 2. BARREL REPUBLIC 1261 Garnet Ave. | 858.270.9922 www.BarrelRepublic.com 3. COASTER SALOON 744 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.4438 www.CoasterSaloon.com 4. CRUSHED 967 Garnet Ave. | 858.230.6567 www.BarCrushed.com 5. DRAFT 3105 Ocean Front Walk 858.228.9305 www.BelmontPark.com/Restaurants/Draft 6. FIREFLY 1710 W Mission Bay Dr. | 619.225.2125 www.TheDana.com 7. IRON PIG 1520 Garnet Ave. | 858.412.4299 www.IronPigAleHouse.com 8. LATITUDE 32 PUB 5019 Cass St. | 858.273.0501 www.La titude32Bar.com 9. LUIGI’S AT THE BEACH 3210 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.2818 www.LuigisAtTheBeach.com 10. PACIFIC BEACH FISH SHOP 1775 Garnet Ave. | 858.483.4746 www.TheFishShopPB.com 1 1 . S D TA P R O O M 1269 Garnet Ave. | 858.274.1010 www.SDTa pRoom.com 12. SANDBAR SPORTS GRILL 718 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.1274 www.SandbarSportsGrill.com 13. SANDBOX PIZZA 1014 Grand Ave. | 858.272.7263 www.SandBoxSD.com 14. SINBAD CAFE 1050 Garnet Ave. B | 858.866.6006 www.SinbadCafe.com 15. SNEAK JOINT 3844 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.8684 www.SneakJointSD.com 16. THE BAR KEY 954 Turquoise St. | 858.488.8200 www.BarKeyPB.com 17. THE PATIO ON LAMONT 4445 Lamont St. | 858.412.4648 www.ThePa tioOnLamont.com 18. THE PROMISCUOUS FORK 3801 Ingraham St. | 858.581.3663 www.ThePromiscuousFork.com 19. TURQUOISE CELLARS 5026 Cass St.| 858.412.5377 www.Facebook.com/TurquoiseCellars 20. WOODSTOCK’S PIZZA 1221 Garnet Ave. | 858.642.6900 www.WoodstocksPB.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. CHIP’S LIQUOR 1926 Garnet Ave. | 858.273.1536 2. CREST LIQUOR 3787 Ingraham St. | 858.274.3087 www.CrestPacificBeach.com 3. HEIDI’S LIQUOR & DELI 980 Turquoise St. | 858.488.7474

BREW PUBS

1. AMPLIFIED ALE WORKS CALIFORNIA KEBAB 4150 Mission Blvd. | 858.270.5222 www.AmplifiedAles.com 2. PACIFIC BEACH ALE HOUSE 721 Grand Ave. | 858.581.2337 www.PBAleHouse.com ---------------------------------

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OCEAN BEACH BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1 . FAT H O M B I S T R O 1776 Shelter Island Dr. 619.222.5835 | www.Fa thomBistro.com 2. HARBOR TOWN PUB 1125 Rosecrans St. | 619.224.1321 www.HarborTo wnPub.com 3. HOME & AWAY 2222 San Diego Ave. | 619.501.0522 www.HomeAndAwaySD.com 4. NEWPORT PIZZA AND ALE HOUSE 5050 Newport Ave. | 619.224.4540 www.OBPizzaShop.com 5. OB KABOB 4994 Newport Ave | 619.222.9700 www.OBKabob.com 6. OB NOODLE HOUSE 2218 Cable St. | 619.450.6868 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 7. OB NOODLE HOUSE BAR 1502 4993 Nia gara Ave. | 619.255.9858 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 8. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 2562 Laning Rd. | 619.876.5000 www.LibertySta tion.Oggis.com 9. PHILS BBQ 3750 Sports Arena Blvd. 619.226.6333 www.PhilsBBQ.net 10. RAGLAN PUBLIC HOUSE 1851 Bacon St. | 619.794.2304 11. RESTAURANT @ THE PEARL HOTEL 1410 Rosecrans St. | 619.226.6100 www.ThePearlSD.com 12. ROSE'S TASTING ROOM 2609 Congress St. | 619.293.7673 www.RosesTastingRoom.com 13. SESSIONS PUBLIC 4204 Voltaire St. | 619.756.7715 www.SessionsPublic.com 14. SHERATON HARBOR ISLAND QUINN’S ALE HOUSE 1380 Harbor Island Dr. | 619.291.2900 www.Shera tonSanDiegoHotel.com 15. SLATER’S 50/50 2750 Dewey Rd. | 619.398.2660 www.SanDiego.Sla ters5050.com 16. TENDER GREENS 2400 Historic Deca tur Rd. 619.226.6254 www.TenderGreensFood.com 17. THE JOINT 4902 Newport Ave. | 619.222.8272 www.TheJointOB.com 18. TOM HAM’S LIGHTHOUSE 2150 Harbor Island Dr. 619.291.9110 www.TomHamsLighthouse.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. BARONS MARKET 4001 W Point Loma Blvd. 619.223.4397 www.BaronsMarket.com 2. FULLER LIQUOR 3896 Rosecrans St. | 619.296.1531 www.KegGuys.com 3. OLIVE TREE MARKETPLACE 4805 Narra gansett Ave. 619.224.0443 www.OliveTreeMarket.com 4. SEA TRADER LIQUOR & DELI 1403 Ebers St. | 619.223.3010 www.SeaTraderLiquorAndDeli.com

BREW PUBS

1. PIZZA PORT OCEAN BEACH 1956 Bacon St. | 619.224.4700 www.PizzaPort.com 2. STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS (LIBERTY STATION) 2816 Historic Deca tur Rd. 760.294.7899 www.StoneWorldBistro.com

BREWERIES

1. MODERN TIMES BEER 3725 Greenwood St. | 619.546.9694 www.ModernTimesBeer.com 2. BAY CITY BREWING CO. 3760 Hancock St. www.BayCityBrewingCo.com

OTHER

1 . C U LT U R E B R E W I N G TA S T I N G ROOM 4845 Newport Ave. | 619.255.3811

www.CultureBrewingCo.com 2. MIKE HESS TASTING ROOM 4893 Voltaire St. | 619.795.1095 www.MikeHessBrewing.com 3. THE LOMA CLUB GOLF COURSE 2960 Truxtun Rd. | 619.222.4653 www.TheLomaClub.com ---------------------------------

F| MISSION VALLEY/ CLAIREMONT BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. BALBOA’S TAP HOUSE 4421 Genesee Ave. | 858.277.8226 www.Facebook.com/DonDiegosTacoBar 2. COMMON THEORY PUBLIC HOUSE 4805 Convo y St. | 619.495.3689 www.CommonTheor ySD.com 3. DAN DIEGOS 2415 Morena Blvd. | 619.276.2100 www.DanDiegos.com 4. LA GRAN TERRAZA 5998 Alcala Pk. | 619.849.8205 www.SanDiego.edu/Dining/LaGranTerraza 5. MCGREGOR'S GRILL 10475 San Diego Mission Rd. | 619.282.9797 www.McGregorsSanDiego.com 6. O’BRIEN’S PUB 4646 Convo y St. | 858.715.1745 www.OBriensPub.net 7. PACIFIC TIME 5277 Linda Vista Rd. | 619.260.8446 www.PacificTimeSD.com 8. POSEIDON PROJECT 4126 Na pier St. | 619.230.5334 www.PoseidonSD.com 9. POSTCARDS BISTRO @ THE HANDLERY HOTEL 950 Hotel Circle North | 619.298.0511 www.SD.Handler y.com 10. SIDECAR 1310 Morena Blvd. | 619.230.5715 www.SidecarSD.com 11. SPICE & SOUL 4033 Ava ti Dr. | 858.291.8480 www.SpiceNSoul.com 12. STEINS PUB 10601 Tierrasanta Blvd. 858.874.6691 | www.SteinsPub.com 13. THE HIGH DIVE 1801 Morena Blvd. | 619.275.0460 www.HighDiveInc.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. DEL MESA FOODS & LIQUOR 6090 Friars Rd. | 619.299.1238 www.Facebook.com/DelMesaLiquor 2. JIMBO’S LIQUOR 4411 Genesee Ave. | 858.278.6440 www.Facebook.com/Jimbos.Liquor 3. KEG N BOTTLE 3566 Mt. Acadia Blvd. | 858.278.8955 www.KegNBottle.com 4. MESA LIQUOR & WINE CO. 4919 Convo y St. | 858.279.5292 www.SanDiegoBeerStore.com

BREW PUBS

1. GORDON BIERSCH 5010 Mission Ctr. Rd. | 619.688.1120 www.GordonBiersch.com 2. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 2245 Fenton Pkwy. 101 | 619.640.1072 www.MissionValley.Oggis.com 3. SAN DIEGO BREWING COMPANY 10450 Friars Rd. | 619.284.2739 www.SanDiegoBrewing.com

BREWERIES

1. BALLAST POINT/HOME BREWMART 5401 Linda Vista Rd. 406 619.295.2337 www.HomeBrewMart.com 2. BENCHMARK BREWING CO. 6190 Fairmount Ave. Ste G | 619.795.2911 www.BenchmarkBrewing.com 3. CORONADO BREWING CO. (KNOXVILLE) 1205 Knoxville www.CoronadoBrewingCompan y.com 4. COUNCIL BREWING COMPANY 7705 Convo y Ct. | 858.256.0038 www.CouncilBrew.com

5. GROUNDSWELL BREWING C O M PA N Y 6304 Riverdale St. | 619.795.2337 www.Grounds wellBrew.com 6. HELM’S BREWING CO. 5640 Kearn y Mesa Rd. | 858.384.2772 www.HelmsBrewingCo.com 7. KENSINGTON BREWING COMPANY 5839 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste. E 619.948.8705 www.KensingtonBrewCo.com 8 . K I L O WAT T B R E W I N G 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 858.715.3998 www.Kilo wa tt.beer 9. MAGNETIC BREWING 5595 Ma gna tron Blvd. | 858.222.1668 www.Ma gneticBrewing.com 10. QUANTUM BREWING 5375 Kearn y Villa Rd. #116 www.QuantumBeer.com 11. SOCIETE BREWING C O M PA N Y 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 858.598.5409 www.SocieteBrewing.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. HOME BREW MART/BALLAST POINT 5401 Linda Vista Rd. 40 6 619.232.6367 www.HomeBrewMart.com

OTHER

1. CITIZEN BREWERS 5837 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste. A 760.587.7989 www.CitizenBrewers.com 2. RIVERWALK GOLF COURSE 1150 Fashion Valley Rd. 619.296.4653 www.RiverWalkGC.com ---------------------------------

G| SORRENTO VALLEY/MIRA MESA/MIRAMAR BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. BEST PIZZA & BREW 9172 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 858.566.9900 www.BestPizzaAndBrew.com 2. BRUSKI HOUSE BURGERS & BEER 9844 Hibert St. Ste. G10 858.530.2739 www.BruskiHouse.com 3. WOODY’S BURGERS 7070 Miramar Rd. | 858 .695.9986 www.Bangin-Burgers.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. KEG N BOTTLE 9430 Scranton Rd. | 858.458.4290 www.KegNBottle.com 2. SAN DIEGO WINE CO. 7080 Miramar Rd. Ste. 100 | 858.586.9463 www.SanDiegoWineCo.com

BREW PUBS

1. CALLAHAN’S PUB & BREWERY 8111 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 858.578.7892 www.CallahansPub.com 2. KARL STRAUSS BREWING CO. 9675 Scranton Rd. | 858.587.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com

BREWERIES

1. 2KIDS BREWING CO. 8680 Miralani Dr. #123 | 858.480.5437 www.TwoKidsBrewing.com 2. 32 NORTH BREWING CO. 8655 Production Ave. | 619.363.2622 www.32NorthBrew.com 3. ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY 9990 AleSmith Ct. | 858.549.9888 www.AleSmith.com 4. BALLAST POINT BREWING & SPIRITS MIRAMAR 9045 Carroll Way | 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 5. BALLAST POINT BREWING AND SPIRITS 10051 Old Grove Rd. 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 6. DIVISION 23 BREWING


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1. 83 DEGREES 660 Carlsbad Villa ge Dr. | 760.729.7904 www.83Degrees.net 2. BOARD & BREW 201 Oak Ave. | 760.434.4466 www.BoardAndBrew.com 3. DANI P’S CORK & TAP 560 Greenbrier Dr. | 760.967.0128 www.DaniPsCorkTa p.com 4. FLYING PIG PUB & KITCHEN 626 S Tremont St. | 760.453.2940 www.FlyingPigPubKitchen.com 5. GREEN DRAGON TAVERN AND

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1. LEGACY BREWING TAP ROOM 7060 Miramar Rd. | 858.695.9953 www.LegacyBrewingCo.com 2. MALAHAT SPIRITS 8706 Production Ave. | 858.999.2326 www.Malaha tSpirits.com 3. WHITE LABS 9495 Candida St. | 858.693.3441 www.WhiteLabs.com

PACIFIC BEACH

MUSEUM 6115 Paseo Del Norte | 760.918.2421 www.GreenDra gonTa vernCA.com 6. LOCAL TAP HOUSE OCEANSIDE 308 S Coast Hwy. | 760.547.1469 www.LocalTa pHouse.com 7. PCH SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1835 S Coast Hwy. | 760.721.3955 www.PCHSportsBarAndGrill.com 8. SURFSIDE TAP ROOM 507 N. Coast Hwy. | 760.740.5449 www.SurfsideTa pRoom.com 9. TAP THAT TASTING ROOM 3207 Ro ymar Rd. | 760.433.4827 www.Ta pTha tKegNo w.com 10. THE COMPASS 300 Carlsbad Villa ge Dr. | 760.434.1900 www.Facebook.com/TheCompassCarlsbad

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12. NEW ENGLISH BREWING CO. 11545 Sorrento Valley Rd. 305 & 306 619.857.8023 www.NewEnglishBrewing.com 1 3 . O ’ S U L L I VA N B R O S . B R E W I N G 9879 Hibert St. | 858.577.0350 www.OSullivan-Brothers.com 14. PACIFIC BREWING COMPANY 8680 Miralani Dr. | 303.819.7086 www. PacificBrewingCo.com 15. PURE BREWING 9030 Kenamar Dr. #308 | 858.252.6143 www.PureBrewing.org 16. RECKLESS BREWING COMPANY 9040 Carroll Way #8 | 858.876.7557 www.RecklessBrewing.com 17. ROUGH DRAFT BREWING CO. 8830 Rehco Rd. Ste D | 858.453.7238 www.RoughDraftBrew.com 18. SAINT ARCHER BREWING CO. 9550 Distribution Ave. | 858.225.2337 www.SaintArcherBrewer y.com

7408 Trade St. | 858.752.1924 www.Division23 Brewing.com 7. DUCK FOOT BREWING C O M PA N Y 8920 Kenamar Dr. Ste. #210 858.433.7916 www.DuckFootB eer.com 8. GREEN FLASH BREWING C O M PA N Y 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 760.597.9012 www.GreenFlashBrew.com 9. INTERGALACTIC BREWING COMPANY 9835 Carroll Ctr. Rd. | 858.750.0601 www. IntergalacticBre w.com 10. MIKE HESS BREWING (MIRAMAR) 7955 Silverton Ave. Ste 1201 619.887.6453 www.HessBrewing.com 11. MIKKELLER BREWING SAN DIEGO 9366 Cabot Dr. | 858.353.7174 www.Mikkeller.DK

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www.BeerOnTheWall.com 2. PAPPY’S MARKET 601 N. Cleveland St. | 760.722.0043 3. PIZZA PORT BOTTLE SHOP 573 Carlsbad Villa ge Dr. 760.720.7007 www.PizzaPort.com/Loca tions/Bottle-Shop 4. STONE COMPANY STORE OCEANSIDE 301 N. Tremont St. | 760.529.0002 www.StoneBrewing.com 5. TEXAS WINE & SPIRITS 945 Carlsbad Villa ge Dr. 760.729.1836 www.TexasWineSpirits.com

BREW PUBS

1. BREAKWATER BREWING COMPANY 101 N Coast Hwy. Ste C140 760.433.6064 www.Breakwa te rBrewingCompan y.com 2. KARL STRAUSS BREWING CO. 5801 Armada Dr. | 760.431.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 3. PIZZA PORT CARLSBAD 571 Carlsbad Villa ge Dr. 760.720.7007 | www.PizzaPort.com 4. URGE OCEANSIDE / MASON ALE WORKS 2002 S. Coast Hwy | 760.429.7424 www.UrgeGastropub.com

BREWERIES

1. ARCANA BREWING CO. 5621 Palmer Way www.ArcanaBrewing.com 2. BAGBY BEER COMPANY 601 S. Coast Hwy. | 760.270.9075 www.Ba gbyBeer.com 3. CULVER BEER CO. 2719 Loker Ave West, Ste. D 760.814.2355 www.CulverBeer.com 4. LEGACY BREWING COMPANY 363 Airport Rd. | 760.705.3221 www.LegacyBrewingCo.com 5. MIDNIGHT JACK BREWING 3801 Oceanic Dr, Ste 101 | 760.637.9679 www.MidnightJackBrewing.com 6. OCEANSIDE ALE WORKS 1800 Ord Way | 760.310.9567 www.OceansideAleWorks.com 7. OCEANSIDE BREWING COMPANY 314 Via Del Norte www.OceansideBrewingCo.com 8. ON-THE-TRACKS BREWERY 5674 El Camino Real Ste G www.OTTBrew.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. CARLSBAD BREW SUPPLIES A.K.A. GUADALUPE BREWERY 5674 El Camino Real Ste D 858.751.4BR U www.CarlsbadBrewSupply.com 2. HYDROBREW 1319 S Coast Hwy. 760.966.1885 www.HydroBrew.com

OTHER

1. GOLDEN COAST MEAD 4089 Oceanside Blvd. Ste. H 510.206.1502 www.GoldenCoastMead.com ---------------------------------

I| EAST COUNTY BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. BOLL WEEVIL 53 9621 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.334.5353 | www.BollWeevil53.com 2. CRAFT KITCHEN 4253 Palm Ave. | 619.461.4857 www.LaMesaCraftKitchen.com 3. DOWNTOWN CAFE 182 E Main St. | 619.440.5687 www.Do wnto wnCafe-EC.com 4. EASTBOUND BAR & GRILL 10053 Maine Ave. | 619.334.2566 Find us on Facebook! 5. HOOLEYS IRISH PUB 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.MainTa pTa vern.com 7. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO.

9828 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.449.6441 www.Santee.Oggis.com 8. PRESS BOX SPORTS LOUNGE 2990 Jamacha Rd. | 619.713.6990 www.PressBoxSportsLounge.com 9. URBN ST. 110 S Ma gnolia Ave. | 619.328.6922 www.URBNStBrewing.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. B’S KEGS 1429 East Main St. | 619.442.0265 www.KegBeerAndWine.com 2. BEVERAGES 4 LESS 9181 Mission Gorge Rd. | 619.448.3773 www.Bevera ges4LessInc.com 3. FLETCHER HILLS BOTTLE SHOP 2447 Fletcher Pkwy | 619.469.8410 www.FletcherHillsBottleShop.com 4. GARDEN FARMS MARKET 12580 Lakeshore Dr. | 619.334.5550 5. HELIX LIQUOR 444 West Chase Ave. | 619.444.0226 6. VALLEY FARM MARKET 9040 Campo Rd. | 619.463.5723 www. ValleyFarmMarkets.com 7. WINDY CITY LIQUOR 701 Broadway | 619.588.8404 www.Wind yCityLiquor.com

BREWERIES

1. BNS BREWING & DISTILLING 10960 Wheatlands Ave. | 619.208.9799 www.BnsBrewingAndDistilling.com 2. BURNING BEARD BREWING 785 Vernon Way | 619.456.9185 www.ButchersBrewing.com 3. BUTCHER’S BREWING 9962 Prospect Ave. | 619.334.2222 www.BurningBeardBrewing.com 4. PACIFIC ISLANDER BEER CO. 8665 Argent St. | 619.270.7777 www.Facebook.com/PacificIslanderBrewing

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. ALL ABOUT BREWING 700 N Johnson Ave. Ste G 619.447.BREW www.AllAboutBrewing.com 2. HOMEBREW 4 LESS 9181 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.448.3773 www.Homebrew4LessInc.com

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J| NORTH COUNTY INLAND BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. CHURCHILL’S PUB AND GRILLE 887 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.471.8773 www.ChurchillsPub.us 2. FIREHOUSE QUE AND BREW 1019 S. Main Ave. | 760.645.3729 3. INLAND TAVERN 1001 W San Marcos Blvd. | 760.744.8782 www.InlandTa vern.com 4. MIKE’S BBQ 1356 W Valley Pkwy. | 760.746.4444 www.MikesBBQ.us 5. NORTH COUNTY WINE COMPANY 1099 W. San Marcos Blvd. 760.653.9032 www.NorthCountyWineCompan y.com 6. PHILS BBQ 579 Grand Ave. | 760.759.1400 www.PhilsBBQ.net 7. SLATER’S 50/50 110 Knoll Rd. | 750.759.2900 www.Sla ters5050.com 8. STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS 1999 Citracado Pkwy. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneWorldBistro.com 9. SUBLIME ALE HOUSE 1020 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.510.9220 www.SublimeAleHouse.com 10. THE BELLOWS 803 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. 760.290.3912 www.Bello wsWoodFire.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. LA VISTA LIQUOR 993 S. Santa Fe Ave. | 760.758.8900 3. VISTA WINE & SPIRITS 755 Shado wridge Dr. | 760.727.2017

BREW PUBS

1. BACK STREET BREWERY LAMPPOST PIZZA 15 Ma in St. | 760.407.7600 www.LamppostPizza.com/Backstreet 2. PLAN 9 ALEHOUSE 155 E Grand Ave. | 760.489.8817 www.Plan9Alehouse.com 3. PROHIBITION BREWING CO. 2004 E. Vista Way | 760.295.3525 www.ProhibitionBrewingCompan y.com 4. SAN MARCOS 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 C O M PA N Y / 7 N AT I O N S 2330 La Mirada Dr. Ste 300 760.598.7720 www.AztecBrewer y.com 2. BARREL HARBOR BREWING 2575 Pioneer Ave. | 760.734.3949 www.BarrelHarborBrewing.com 3 . B E L C H I N G B E AV E R B R E W E RY 980 Park Center Dr. | 760.703.0433 www.TheBelchingBea ver.com 4. BOOZE BROTHERS BREWERY 2545 Progress St. | 760.295.0217 www.BoozeBrothersBrewer y.com 5. DOS DESPERADOS 1241 Linda Vista Dr. | 760.566.6209 www.DosDesperadosBrew.com 6. FALLBROOK BREWING CO. 136 N Main Ave. www.FallbrookBrewing.com 7. IRON FIST BREWING CO. 1305 Hot Springs Wy. Ste 101 760.216.6500 www.IronFistBrewing.com 8. KURACALI SAKÉ & BEER BREWERY 175 Bosstick Blvd. | 858.775.6502 www.Kuracali.com 9. LATITUDE 33 BREWING COMPANY 1430 Vanta ge Ct. Ste 104 760.913.7333 | www.La t33Brew.com 10. MOTHER EARTH BREW CO. 2055 Thibodo Road (Vista, CA 92081) 760.599.4225 www.MotherEarthBrewCo.com 11. OFFBEAT BREWING COMPANY 1223 Pacific Oaks Pl. | 760.294.4045 www.Offbea tBrewing.com 12. PORT BREWING/THE LOST ABBEY 155 Ma ta Wy. Ste 104 | 760.720.7012 www.LostAbbey.com 13. RIP CURRENT BREWING 1325 Grand Ave. | 760.481.3141 www.RipCurrentBrewing.com 14. STONE BREWING CO. 1999 Citracado Pkwy. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneBrew.com 15. STUMBLEFOOT BREWING CO. 1784 La Costa Meado ws Dr. www.Stumblefoot.com 16. TOOLBOX BREWING 1495 Poinsettia Ave. #148 760.598.1477 www.ToolboxBrewing.com 17. VALLEY CENTER BREWERY 28960 Lilac Rd. www.ValleyCenterBrewer y.com 18. WAVELENGTH BREWING COMPANY 236 Main St. | 760.820.9283 www.Wa velengthBrewCo.com

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K | P O W AY / RANCHO BERNARDO BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. BT'S BBQ 7845 Highlands Villa ge Pl. 858.484.3952 | www.BTs-BBQSD.com 2. BROTHER’S PROVISIONS 16451 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. 855.850.2767 | www.BrosProvisions.com 3. COMPANY PUB AND KITCHEN 13670 Po way Rd. | 858.668.3365 www.Compan yPubAndKitchen.com 4. PHILEAS FOGG’S 11385 Po way Rd. | 858.486.4442 www.PhileasFoggs.com 5. SANCTUARY LOUNGE 12090 Scripps Summit Dr. 858.530.3039 www.Sanctuar y-SD.com 6. URGE AMERICAN GASTROPUB 16761 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. 858.637.8743 | www.URGEGastropub.com 7. YANNI’S BAR & GRILL 12015 Scripps Highland Dr. 858.527.0011 | www.YannisBistro.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. BARONS MARKET 11828 Rancho Bernardo Rd. 858.485.8686 | www.BaronsMarket.com 2. DISTILLER’S OUTLET 12329 Po way Rd. | 858.748.4617 www.DistillersOutlet.com 3. DON’S LIQUOR 13337 Po way Rd. | 858.748.7500 4. PICCADILLY MARKETPLACE 14149 Twin Peaks Rd. | 858.748.2855 5. PW MART 12906 Pomerado Rd. 858.748.7693 6. EXPRESS LIQUOR & MARKET 14168 Po way Rd. | 858.486.5552

BREW PUBS

1. CORK & CRAFT / ABNORMAL 16990 Via Tazon | 858.618.2463 www.TheCorkandCraft.com 2. KARL STRAUSS BREWING CO. 10448 Reser ve Dr. | 858.376.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 3. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 10155 Rancho Carmel Dr. 858.592.7883 www.CMR.Oggis.com

OTHER

1. GREEN FLASH CELLAR 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. SECOND CHANCE BEER CO. 15378 Avenue of Science #222 www.SecondChanceBeer.com ---------------------------------

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HOME BREW SUPPLY BEER BARS + 1. BEAR ROOTS BREW SUPPLY 1213 S. Santa Fe Ave. | 760.726.4204 RESTAURANTS www.BRBrewCo.com 2 . M O T H E R E A R T H R E TA I L STORE 204 Main St. | 760.599.4225 www.MotherEarthBrewCo.com 3. SMOKIN BEAVER 146 N Kalmia St. | 760.747.2739 www.SmokinBea ver.com

OTHER

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

1. CORONADO IMPERIAL BEACH 875 Seacoast Dr. | 619.423.4900 www.CoronadoBrewingCompan y.com 2. LA BELLA PIZZA 373 3rd Ave. | 619.426.8820 www.LaBellaPizza.com 3. MACHETE BEER HOUSE 2325 Highland Ave. www.facebook.com/MacheteBeerHouse 4. MANHATTAN BAR 400 Broadway | 619.422.6641 www.Manha ttan91910.com 5. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 2130 Birch Rd. | 619.746.6900 www.OggisEastlake.com

6. THE CANYON SPORTS PUB & GRILL 421 Telegra ph Can yon Rd. 619.422.1806 | www.CYNClub.com 7. THIRD AVENUE ALEHOUSE 319 Third Ave. www.ThirdAvenueAlehouse.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. BRANDY WINE LIQUOR 1655 Brand ywine Ave. 619.421.1970 2. KEG N BOTTLE 2335 Highland Ave. | 61 9.474.7255 www.KegNBottle.com 3 . S O U T H B AY L I Q U O R 1355 Broadway | 619.422.1787 4. SPROUTS MARKET 690 3rd Ave. | 619.409. 7630 www.Henr ysMarkets.com

BREWERIES

1. BAY BRIDGE BREWING 688 Marsa t Ct. | 619.66 6.1848 www.BayBridgeBrewing.com 2. BORDER X BREWING 8684 Avenida De La Fuente Ste. 8 619.787.6176 www.BorderXBrewing.com 3. NOVO BRAZIL 901 Lane Ave. www.NovoBrazilBrewing.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. SOCAL BREW SHOP 301 W 28th St. | 619.336.1856 www.SoCalBrewShop.com

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M| COLLEGE/LA MESA BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. CHEBA HUT 6364 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.1111 www.ChebaHut.com 2. HOFFER’S CIGAR BAR 8282 La Mesa Blvd. | 619.466.8282 www.HoffersCigar.com 3. HOOLEYS IRISH PUB 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 619.713.6900 www.Hooleys.com 4. JUNK HOUSE GASTRO-PUB 5351 Adobe Falls Rd. 619.269.9363 www.JunkHouseSD.com 5. KNB WINE CELLARS 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 6. TERRA AMERICAN BISTRO 7091 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.293.7088 www.TerraSD.com 7 . T H E U G LY D O G 6344 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.8204 www.TheUglyDog.com 8. THE VINE COTTAGE 6062 Lake Murray Blvd. 619.465.0138 www.TheVineCotta ge.com 9. WEST COAST BBQ AND BREW 6126 Lake Murray Blvd. 10. WOODSTOCK’S PIZZA 6145 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.265.0999 www.WoodstocksSD.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. KEG N BOTTLE 6060 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.265.0482 www.KegNBottle.com 2. KEG N BOTTLE 1827 Lemon Grove Ave. 619.463.7172 | www.KegNBottle.com 3. KNB WINE CELLARS 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 4. PALM SPRINGS LIQUOR 4301 Palm Ave. | 619.698.6887 Find us on Facebook!

BREWERIES

1. BOLT BREWERY 8179 Center St. | 619.303.7837 www.BoltBrewer y.com 2. HELIX BREWING CO. 8101 Commercial St. | 619.741.8447 www.DrinkHelix.com ---------------------------------


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BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. BIER GARDEN 641 S. Coast Hwy. | 760.632.2437 2. DEL MAR RENDEZVOUS 858.755.2669 www.DelMarRendezvous.com 3. ENCINITAS ALE HOUSE 1044 S Coast Hwy 101 760.943.7180 www.EncinitasAleHouse.com 4. LUMBERYARD TAVERN & GRILL 967 S Coast Hwy 101 | 760.479.1657 www.Lumber y ar dTa vernAndGrill.com 5. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 12840 Carmel C ountr y Rd. 858.481.7883 www.DelMar.Oggis.com 6. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 305 Encinitas Blvd. | 760.944.8170 www.Encinitas.Oggis.com 7. PANDORA’S PIZZA. 828 N. Coast Hwy | 760.230.2323 www.PandorasPizzaPie.com 8. PRIORITY PUBLIC HOUSE 576 N. Coast Hwy 101 | 760.230.1999 www.PriorityPublicHouse.com 9. SAN DIEGO BEERWORKS 437 S. Highway 101 | 858.353.7174 www.SanDiegoBeerWorks.com 10. STADIUM SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT 149 S El Camino Real | 760.944.1065 www.StadiumSanDiego.com 11. SUBLIME TAVERN 3790 Via de la Valle | 858.259.9100 www.SublimeTa vern.com 12. THE CRAFTSMAN NEW AMERICAN TAVERN 267 N. El Camin o Real | 760.452.2000 www.CraftsmanTa vern.com 13. THE REGAL SEAGULL 996 N Coast Hwy. 101 | 760.479.2337 www.RegalSea gull.com 14. UNION KITCHEN & TAP 1108 S Coast Hwy. 101 760.230.2337 | www.LocalUnion101.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. FARR BETTER SPIRITS 398 N. El Camin o Real | 760.753.7137 2. ROYAL LIQUOR 1496 N Coast Hwy. 101 760.753.4534

BREW PUBS

1. PIZZA PORT SOLANA BEACH 135 N Hwy. 101 | 858.481.7332 www.PizzaPort.com/Loca tions/SolanaBeach

BREWERIES

1 . C U LT U R E B R E W I N G C O . 111 S. Cedros Ave. | 858.345.1144 www.CultureBrewingCo.com ---------------------------------

O| CORONADO BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. LEROY’S KITCHEN & LOUNGE 1015 Orange Ave. | 619.437.6087 www.Lero ysLuckyLounge.com 2. LITTLE PIGGY’S BAR-B-Q 1201 First St. | 619.522.0217 www.NadoLife.com/LilPigg ys 3. VILLAGE PIZZERIA 1206 Orange Ave. | 619.522.0449 www.NadoLife.com/Villa gePizzeria

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. PARK PLACE LIQUOR 1000 Park Place | 619.435.0116

BREW PUBS

1. CORONADO BREWING CO. 170 Orange Ave. | 619.437.4452 www.CoronadoBrewingCompan y.com

1. BROOKLYN GIRL EATERY 4033 Goldfinch St. | 619.296.4600 www.BrooklynGirlEa ter y.com 2. JAKES ON 6TH 3755 6th Ave. | 619.692.9463 www.JakesOn6thWineBar.com 3. SALT & CLEAVER 3805 5th Ave. | 619.756.6677 www.Enjo ySausa ge.com 4. SAN DIEGO BREW PROJECT 1735 Hancock St. | 619.234.5757 www.SDBrewProject.com 5. SHAKESPEARE PUB & GRILLE 3701 India St. | 619.299.0230 www.ShakespearePub.com 6. TABLETOP COMMONS 1263 University Ave. | 619.487.1382 www.TabletopCommons.com 7. THE PATIO ON GOLDFINCH 1263 University Ave. | 619.487.1382 www.TabletopCommons.com 8. THE REGAL BEAGLE 4020 Goldfinch St. | 619.501.5090 www.ThePa tioOnGoldfinch.com 9. TOMA SOL 301 W Washington St. | 619.291.1159 www.TomaSolTa vern.com

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BOTTLE SHOPS

1. WHOLE FOODS HILLCREST 711 University Ave. | 619.294.2800 www.WholeFoodsMarket.com

BREW PUBS

1. HILLCREST BREWING C O M PA N Y 1458 University Ave. | 619.269.4323 www.HillcrestBrewingCompan y.com

BREWERIES

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

Q| ALPINE BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. ALPINE BEER CO. PUB 1347 Ta vern Rd. | 619.445.2337

BREWERIES

1. ALPINE BEER COMPANY 2351 Alpine Blvd. | 619.445.2337 www.AlpineBeerCo.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. BARONS MARKET 1347 Ta vern Rd. | 619.445.5600 www.BaronsMarket.com ---------------------------------

R| RAMONA BREWERIES

1. CHUCKALEK INDEPENDENT BREWERS 2330 Main St. Ste. C | 513.465.9768 www.ChuckAlek.com ---------------------------------

S| JULIAN BREW PUBS

1. JULIAN BREWING/BAILEY BBQ 2307 Main St. | 760.765.3757 www.BaileyBBQ.com

BREWERIES

1. NICKEL BEER COMPANY 1485 Hollo w Glen Rd. | 760.765.2337 www.NickelBeerCo.com ---------------------------------

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VISTA BEER! 1. Aztec Brewing Company 2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300 aztecbrewery.com

8. Indian Joe Brewing NG 2123 Industrial Ct. COMICK A B indianjoebrewing.com SOON!

2. Barrel Harbor Brewing 2575 Pioneer Ave #104 barrelharborbrewing.com

9. Iron Fist Brewing Co. 1305 Hot Spring Way #101 ironfistbrewing.com

3. Bear Roots Brewing Co. 1213 S Santa Fe Ave brbrewco.com

10. Prohibition Brewing Company 2004 E Vista Way prohibitionbrewingcompany.com

4. Belching Beaver Brewery 980 Park Center Drive, Suite A belchingbeaver.com

11. Spec Hops Brewing Company 1280 Activity Drive NG COMI ! spechops.com SOON

4a. Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill 980 Park Center Dr belchingbeaver.com 5. Booze Brothers Brewing Co. 2545 Progress St. Suite D boozebros.com 6. Ebullition Brew Works ING 2449 Cades Way Suite D COM ! SOON ebullitionbrew.com 7. Full Body Brewing 1340 Specialty Dr. Suite F G fullbodybrewing.com COMINN! SOO

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