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SERVING AMERICA’S FINEST BEER COUNTY

Swami's IPA: IMPACT

A LEGACY OF ON SAN DIEGO BEER

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KARL STRAUSS WINS

MID-SIZED BREWERY OF THE YEAR AND MORE GABF MEDALS FOR LOCALS

SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK November 4-13 Beer Week Breakdown Page 8 Inside

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With so many events over the course of this 10-day period, it can be tough to sort through them to get to the type of event you want. Here we've broken down Beer Week into a variety of themes. Many of these events fit into more than one category, but for simplicity’s sake most are only added to one list. For example: Belgian breweries with cheese and charcuterie is in the ‘International Imports' section but it could just have easily been in the ‘Cheese' or ‘Hungry' sections as well. So be sure to peruse all the categories. Check out more events at westcoastersd.com/event-calendar, where you can submit events for Beer Week and beyond for free.

SOURS & BARRELAGED BEERS F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – Sour Night @ Sessions Public – 4-Year Anniversary & Barrel-Aged Bottle Release @ Amplified Ale Works – Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Nite @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach – Modern Times Barrel-Aged Devil's Teeth Night @ Regents Pizzeria – Wild and Woody (Sour and Barrel Aged Flights) @ Machete Beer House – Super Sour Series (6 Varieties) @ Kilowatt Beer – Bourbon BA Conductor Release @ ChuckAlek Biergarten

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Karl Strauss Barrelful Beer Week Kickoff @ Hamilton’s Tavern – 40 Taps of Barrel-Aged Beer @ Sublime Ale House – Double Talkin’ Jive Mother Pucker: Sour Weekend @ O’Brien’s Pub – Sour Saturday @ Common Theory Public House – Tap Takeover w/ Toolbox @ Tap That Oceanside

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – BBL Aged Brunch @ Sessions Public – Green Flash/ Alpine / Cellar 3 @ SD Tap Room – Sour Weekend Continues @ O’Brien’s Pub – Flanders Red w/ Mulberries Release @ Pure Project – BA Vanilla Storm Bottle Release @ Rip Current North Park

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – BA Tap Takeover (w/ Guest Breweries) @ Rip Current North Park

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Toolbox, Cascade, & Paradox Night @ Churchill’s Pub & Grille

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – Tyson’s Big Ass Barrel Aged Night @ O’Brien’s pub – Sour Beer Fest @ Intergalactic Tap Room

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – SD County Sour Kickdown @ Sublime Ale House – Flanders Red Archive Release @ Council Brewing – Coronado Brewing Barrel-Aged Mermaid's Red @ Seven Grand – Barrel-Aged Beer Night @ Iron Pig Alehouse

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Sour Tasting @ SD Tap Room – Modern Times Barrel-Aged Bonanza @ Bottlecraft Little Italy – Roll Out The Barrels @ North Park Beer Co. – We Got The Funk! (20+ Sours on Tap) @ Pizza Port OB

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – Rare, Barrel-Aged & Sour w/ Chocolate Pairings @ Encinitas Ale House – Barrel-Aged Tap Takeover @ New English Brewing – Barrel-Aged Beer Day @ Duck Foot Brewing – Rare & Pucker Up Sour Beer Fest @ Public House La Jolla – What’s Gose’n On w/ Modern Times @ Small Bar – The Lost Abbey Night @ Churchill’s Pub & Grille – Celebration of Wild Beers w/ Slater's 50/50 @ Council Brewing

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Hoppy & Sour Mashup @ SD Tap Room – Sour-Heavy Beer Tasting w/ CA Craft Distributors @ SD Wine & Beer Co. – Modern Times Bourbon BA Monsters' Park Night @ Regents Pizzeria – Stone Brewing Co. Barrel-Aged Beer Brunch @ Iron Pig Alehouse

GOLDEN STATE LOVE F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – Artifex Night @ Churchill’s Pub & Grille – A Night w/ Russian River & Acoustic Ales @ Encinitas Ale House

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – O.G. Night w/ Bear Republic, Lagunitas, Stone, Firestone Walker & Karl Strauss @ Churchill’s – Firestone Walker 20th Anniversary & more @ Iron Pig Alehouse

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Sierra Nevada Night @ Churchill's Pub & Grille – Steak and a BJ w/ Three Weavers @ Small Bar – A Night w/ the Kern River Crew @ Encinitas Ale House – Firestone Walker Night @ O’Brien’s Pub & Grille – Abnormal Dinner Series w/ Beachwood Brewing @ The Cork & Craft – Alvarado St. Tap Takeover @ Amplified Ale Works

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Drake’s Brewing & Buy 1 Get 1 Burger @ Encinitas Ale House – Kern River Floods O’Brien’s Pub

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – NorCal Breweries (Drake’s & Knee

– The Bruery Tap Takeover (Sours & Black Tuesday) @ Machete Beer House

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – California Throwback Craft Thursday w/ Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Bear Republic & more @ The High Dive – Knee Deep & Artifex Slider Pairings @ Encinitas Ale House – Dog-Friendly Night w/ Lagunitas @ Slater’s 50/50 Liberty Station & San Marcos – Fieldwork Assignment from Berkeley @ O'Brien's Pub

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Artifex Brewing Taps @ Sidecar – Battle of the Guilds (SD v LA v SF) @ Toronado – Firestone Walker Rare Beer Tap Takeover @ Sublime Ale House – Fishermans’ Feast w/ Fieldwork Brewing @ Beerfish – Fall Brewing vs Bear Republic @ Crushed PB

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – 2nd Saturday w/ Marin Brewing & Friends @ Hamiltons Tavern – Fish Outta Water (Out-Of-Town Breweries) @ Beerfish – The Bruery Tap Takeover @ The Joint OB

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Hoppy California Beers @ Pizza Port Solana Beach – Phantom Carriage Brunch @ Toronado – O.C. Night w/ The Bruery, Beachwood & Noble @ Churchill’s – Barrels and Breakfast w/ Ironfire Brewing @ Tap That Oceanside – Closing Night feat. Deschutes & Karl Strauss @ KnB Bistro & Bottle Shop

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professional. When it comes to alcoholic beverages, I have learned over time to place quality over quantity, though that said, occasionally the quality is so good that the quantity be damned. So yes, I can still tie one on with the best of them, and for those times I gird up my loins as follows:

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1. Before I leave home, I brew two strong, ten-ounce mugs of organic rooibos tea with nothing added (although a little milk can’t hurt). Rooibos is known as “nature’s sports drink” and is full of antioxidants, plus minerals and

I drink our Bacon-Me-Nuts Bloody Mary. We use local Bloody Michael's

elements that will help replenish your soon-to-be booze-filled body. Prior

Smokey and BBQ mix from Oceanside, and then we add some lemon juice,

to departing, I consume one mug after a good ten-minute steep, and the

sriracha, pickle juice, and olives before topping with cinnamon and sugar donut

other I leave covered and steeping on the counter for when I get home.

holes wrapped with candied bacon.

The tannins are so low that it doesn't get bitter, so it’s easy to knock back

—Beau Schmitt, The Brew Project

a cup of room temperature tea quickly before collapsing. On awakening, I drink a big glass of water and brew yet another strong mug of rooibos tea.

That's easy! Steigl Grapefruit Radler with a shot of m​ezcal, combined in a pint glass.

—Brian Jensen, Bottlecraft

2. I will have some yogurt or cheese prior to heavy drinking and definitely if I haven’t yet eaten a meal. I know some folks who do shots of olive oil – a little grease upfront can’t hurt.

I'll have a Ponce's Michelada with Clamato & Tecate, plus one cheese enchilada and potato rolled tacos. Boom. Right as rain.

— Karen Barnett, Small Bar

3. Irrespective of what alcoholic beverage you are drinking, try and drink at the very minimum an amount of water at least equal to half of the volume of the beverage you are consuming. Follow this pattern for as long as you

Dark Horse coffee, hike up Cowles, bloody beer. Not necessarily in that order.

—Jenny Mann, Beerfish / Sessions Public

remain vertical. Oh, and start drinking the water early. Yes, you will pee a lot more but what’s worse, too many trips to the bathroom, or a splitting headache the next day? In addition, younger men who follow this practice

After a long night of a few too many I go for Mexican food with lots of hot sauce,

will have the added benefit of experiencing the future that awaits them.

and if the hangover is really bad, a big glass of milk. Or a beer!

—Natalie Naylor, Alpine Beer Co.

4. If you really feel the need to get hammered, go out with someone drinking less than you who is at minimum semi-responsible, and try not to be a

A shot (or two) of Underberg before bed always works for me.​

—Dande Bagby, Bagby Beer Co. My go to hangover cure is In-N​-Out (burger, animal-style fries, and a soda), sweat pants, and 80's movies.

dick before you pass out. Other people are out there in the world with you and some are not drinking. 5. Uber, Lyft or Taxi home…hey, call your mom if necessary - at least you’ll be alive (and maybe someone else too) for your potential hangover!

—Jamie Shelley, Pizza Port 6. If it all goes wrong... hair of the dog that bit you and any food as soon as It is true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it

it’s palatable.

comes to potential hangovers, I try to employ the same philosophy. Fortunately or unfortunately, when it comes to drinking, I consider myself to be a trained

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Hop Talk INTO THE BREW

Experimental hop yard at Roy Farms in Moxee, Washington

BY SAM TIERNEY

his past month saw the completion

from higher-yielding alpha

of another bumper hop harvest in the

varieties like Columbus,

Pacific Northwest. I spent a week in

Tomahawk

and

Zeus,

and around Yakima, Washington in

which

yield

twice

can

September during the peak of harvest, visiting

as many hop cones per

brokers and farms to select lots of hops to

acre than aroma varieties

purchase for brewing in the coming year at

like Centennial and Citra.

Firestone Walker.

Collectively

Though only my second year coming up

CTZ,

known

Columbus

as and

to the fields for hop selection, I noted several

Tomahawk

changes, as increased acreage has caught up

the same variety, while

to the incredible surge in demand that we have

Zeus is a closely related

seen due to the unprecedented growth of small

variety that is nearly impossible to tell apart from

and midsized brewers over the past several

a brewer’s perspective.

are

actually 51% increase over the previous year. My experience at hop selection in Yakima this year showed great overall quality in both Cascade

years. Sought-after proprietary varieties such as

Newly-planted hop yards consist of mostly

and Centennial, with some very noteworthy

Mosaic and Citra have seen massive increases in

lower-yielding aroma varieties, like Cascade and

Cascade lots that reaffirmed why it is the reigning

planted acreage and are approaching the kind of

Centennial, as well as newer proprietary varieties

king of American hops. Cascade can exhibit a

availability that brewers expect from other, more

such as Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra, which have

ripe orange aroma that goes along with its floral

established varieties. I don’t know that the days

experienced huge growth over the last few years

and grapefruit character, and I think we will be

of trading your firstborn for an extra box of Citra

and are responsible for much of the increase

seeing a lot of good Cascade beers in the coming

will completely come to an end, but it is clear that

in acreage.

year. It’s great to see a classic stack up well with

demand for these hops has lead to a substantive reaction from growers.

CTZ acreage, which was number one as

all of the flashy new varieties out there.

recently as 2013, lagged this year behind both

That said, this year was a stark reminder of the

An all-time record of 53,213 acres of hops

Cascade (the most-planted hop at 7,371 acres)

importance of being as hands on as possible with

were harvested in the USA in 2016, up 18.5%

and Centennial (5,009 acres) at a still-respectable

hop acquisition. While we found Cascade lots

from the previous record of 44,882 acres in 2015.

4,501 acres. This is down from 6,161 acres in

that represent the best that the variety has to offer

Following a multi-year trend driven mostly by the

2013. And in the age of IPA, it is probably no

with regards to our beer, not every lot was good,

demand for craft beer, acreage continued to shift

surprise that Citra (4,430 acres) and Simcoe

and many were good but varied significantly from

away from alpha varieties (hops grown solely for

(4,359 acres) are both nearly tied with CTZ and

the profile that we were looking for. As a popular

their efficient production of bitterness-producing

will likely pass it next year. While CTZ is still often

hop grown on a massive scale by many different

alpha acids) and toward aroma varieties.

used as a bittering hop for IPAs, its dank aroma,

growers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and

While acreage was higher than ever, 91.7

sometimes reminiscent of garlic and onion, has

beyond, it is more important than ever to carefully

million pounds of hops were harvested, which

fallen out of fashion as newer, fruitier varieties

select lots in order to insure you get hops that will

is shy of the 2008 peak of 94.7 million pounds,

have become more popular for new-school IPAs.

make the beer that you want to make.

despite a harvest of 40,898 acres that year. This

Mosaic has also made huge progress recently,

There were actually several cases where

discrepancy is due to the industry-wide shift away

representing 2,717 acres this year, a whopping

there were lots of some hop varieties that were

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Freshly dried hops condition in large piles before being sent to the baler

a brewery of the same name, Hop Breeding Company has changed the name to “Ekuanot” in a somewhat cheeky turn. No matter the name, it’s a hop that I loved again for its bright tropical fruit and lime character. The hop that I was the most excited by this year, hands down, was actually a new experimental hop out of the Neomexicanus genetic

stock

at

the

Hop

Breeding

Company program. I’m going to keep the hop number on the down low for now – it’s extremely limited at the moment – but it was by far the most uniquely juicy hop that I have come across, and I can’t wait to get some in the brewery to experiment with, even if we have to wait another year. Overall, this year is shaping up to be a great one for brewers, as contracts should be fully filled and there are likely to be extra hops of sought-after varieties on the spot uniquely different from what we usually choose,

Hop samples on the selection table at YCH Hops

but showed outstanding qualities in their own

market at reasonable prices for the first time in awhile. Here it is important to point

right. This presents a unique opportunity for an

tropical fruit notes. Loral is another hop in its first

out that the hop market is cyclical – growers will

established brewer, in that you can select a lot

year of full release, and I think it will be a future

eventually overproduce if they keep putting more

that fits the profile for your main beers, while

standout in beers calling for a more elegantly

plants in the ground, leading to a price bust.

selecting other unique lots for new applications.

floral, subtle hop character.

While this might be good for brewers in the short

Sometimes you have to remember to forget about

Mosaic continues to show why it's grown so

term, the pendulum inevitably then swings the

the name on the box, and think more about the

popular in such a short time, with its beguiling

other way. No one can perfectly predict long-term

aromatic profile of the hops right in front of you.

mix of bubblegum and various fruit aromas. It’s

demand, especially with so many new varieties

At this point you might be wondering about the

almost as if you can’t make a bad beer with it

coming into popularity. I think we are in for more

best new and experimental varieties. Well, this

as a single hop, and it goes well with just about

interesting times in the hop industry as craft beer

was my first year really getting into El Dorado lots,

any other variety. I think brewers will be more than

continues

and I was blown away by the bright, juicy lemon

satisfied with the quality of Mosaic this year, and

and brewers continue

character that some had. El Dorado isn’t exactly

will have more variation across lots to select what

to demand new and

a new hop, though it has failed to catch on like

they want for their beers.

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others in recent years.

Equinox is another new variety that has seen

Denali is in its first year of full commercial

instant popularity, but this year it returns under

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BREWS IN THE NEWS GREEN FLASH VIRGINIA BEACH

receiving licensing approval. In doing so, the

landscape, we have had to make the difficult

company will transition from its current three-

decision to restructure our staff. Unfortunately,

and-a-half-barrel system to Twisted Manzanita’s

this comes despite a year that includes the

On November 13, Green Flash celebrates the

30-barrel brewery. Operation of this new-used

incredible accomplishments of opening two

grand opening of their facility in Virginia Beach,

asset will be the charge of brewmaster Callaway

new breweries, which are ultimately expanding

VA (1209 Craft Lane). The estimated annual

Ryan, who has been with the company since

the availability of Stone beers and boosting the

production capacity will be 100,000 barrels, with

March of this year after stints at Stone Brewing

reputation of American craft beer in Europe.

the location allowing for shipment of fresh beer to

and the defunct URBN St. Brewery.

More

recently

independent

craft

however,

the

larger

the East Coast. A day before the official unveiling,

This acquisition also brings with it Twisted

a Treasure Chest Fest will be held to raise funds

Manzanita’s distilling equipment, which includes a

tremendous pressures. Specifically, the onset of

for Susan G Komen for the Cure.

combination alembic continuous still. Groundswell

greater pressures from Big Beer as a result of their

owner Kevin Rhodes says the company intends

acquisition strategies, and the further proliferation

to begin distilling within the next 12 months, and

of small, hyper-local breweries has slowed

says the business, which is approaching 1,000

growth. With business and the market now less

Infrastructure investment in Mother Earth Brew

barrels produced in 2016, anticipates growing to

predictable, we must restructure to preserve a

Co.’s Vista location will eventually allow for up

2,500-3,000 barrels of beer per year courtesy of

healthy future for our company. Even given this

to 40,000 barrels/year of production, but it is

this acquisition.

unfortunate circumstance, we will continue to

M O T H E R E A R T H N A M PA

segment

has

developed

their Nampa, Idaho operation, opened in early

Groundswell will hold on to its Grantville

be fiercely independent and, importantly, Stone

October, that is truly making waves today. That

space, converting it to a satellite tasting-room.

remains one of the largest – if not the largest –

facility “went into full-rate production in August”

Meanwhile, back in Santee, Twisted Manzanita’s

employers in the craft brewing segment.

according to VP Kevin Hopkins. He continued,

former tasting-room will be wiped clean and

It is crucial to recognize that this decision

saying the brewery “currently services five-

renovated to fit its new owner’s identity and

was made after much careful consideration.

and-a-half

Oregon,

aesthetic, which to-date can best be described

Approximately 5% of all team members were

Utah, Washington and the northern portion of

states—Idaho,

Nevada,

as kickback and comfortable. —by Brandon

affected, and they were offered a substantial

California. Its initial impact has been the ability

Hernandez (westcoastersd.com)

notice period and career transition services.

to launch full-state distribution in Washington and Oregon with many more states to come.”

The team members no longer with our company

STONE’S HIGHS AND LOWS

According to local reports, the brewery could end

are talented, committed individuals who have held important roles in our organization, and we

up being the largest in Idaho, producing 60,000

The county’s largest brewery has been in the

expect that their talents will be in high demand.

barrels annually.

news a lot recently. The first half of 2016 saw

This reduction was not a reflection of the work

the opening of its Richmond, Virginia facility as

they did, but a careful decision made to ensure

well as the announcement of a new project in

that our company will remain competitive and

Napa. Then in August, the company unveiled a

profitable. No additional layoffs are expected

It’s been more than six months since Twisted

revamped plan for Stone Hotel across the street

within Stone’s foreseeable future.

Manzanita Ales & Spirits shut down its Santee

from the Escondido facility.

G R O U N D S W E L L E X PA N D S

In summary, we want to emphasize the

base of brewing operations and pulled out of its

On September 6, Stone appointed a new

satellite tasting room in Pacific Beach. Though

CEO, Dominic Engels, who previously worked as

ownership there implied the business would be

president of POM Wonderful. Just over a week

–– This year, we completed several significant

back in some form—and it still may—that will not

later, Stone celebrated the grand opening of

investments that have been in the works for a

happen at its former headquarters. That facility—

an ambitious and challenging Berlin, Germany

number of years.

both the brewery and distillery components—

operation. And on October 13, news filtered out

have been purchased by another San Diego

that dozens of employees had been laid off. When

–– A recent decline in domestic growth for

brewery…and it’s not one that most would have

reached for comment, Engels discussed the need

the category and for Stone has forced

expected. Today, Grantville-based Groundswell

to “restructure” the staff, “due to an unforeseen

us to restructure in order to preserve our

Brewing Company announced its acquisition of

slowdown in our consistent growth and changes

independence in an increasingly competitive

the former Twisted Manzanita facility at 10151

in the craft beer landscape.” The move saw more

category.

Prospect Avenue.

than 55 employees let go, including a number of

Founded in 2013 and having called a space at 6304 Riverdale Street in the Grantville

people who held a long tenure with the company. The statement in its entirety is included below:

neighborhood home over its lifespan, Groundswell

“Due to an unforeseen slowdown in our

will move its brewing operations to Santee upon

consistent growth and changes in the craft beer

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following points:

–– Stone remains one of the largest – if not the largest – employer in the craft beer segment and remains dedicated to providing our fans with fresh beer.” [Emphasis in the original]•


2016

GOLD medal winner!

american-style

brown ale

ocean beach

nov. 4-5th

tues. 8th

wed. 9th

thu. 10th

fri. 11th

sat. 12th

vip/guild fest

movie night!

pizza pairing SB

w.o.d. in OB!

food pairings

ob’s birthday!


AT GABF San Diego Shines THE STORIES BEHIND SAN DIEGO’S 18 WINNING BEERS F R O M L A S T M O N T H ’ S G R E AT A M E R I C A N B E E R F E S T I VA L

for FWIBF in 2015. The thing was a beast, stood out like a sore thumb, and therefore received quite a bit of attention. From the very first minutes on site, everyone was telling Jeff, “Sweet ride, Bagby!” The beer was in the tank already without a name at the time, I think, so it was a perfect fit.” – Dande

Bagby “It was actually the first lager we brewed, but it was a much different beer back then. The first version was a little stronger and was hopped differently. It was also much more of a Keller Lager/Pils at that time. Since then, we

Gold Medals + A L E S M I T H — O L D NUMB SKUL L B AR L E Y W I N E

have brewed it slightly lighter in alcohol, lighter in hops, and filtered it to an extremely brilliant level. The first version was the only one like it. We have been brewing the current version for a few batches now.” – Jeff Bagby

+ KAR L STR AUSS—QUEEN OF TA R TS “This beer was a happy accident. A few years back we made 60 oak barrels of our anniversary beer. Two of the barrels went sour and got lost in our warehouse. Two years later they were rediscovered. I tasted them and it was a good sour, just a bit too dry, so I blended them with some Red Trolley and cherries. Thus, “the Queen” was born. Every year since 2010 I have tried to recreate that beer. Two years ago a farmer from Michigan sent me a sample of his tart cherries and I immediately knew they were for the Queen. This year when I tasted the barrels I thought it was the best beer I’d ever made, and fortunately it stood out to GABF judges as well. We now have the formula and process down, so you will see more of the Queen of Tarts in 2017.”

– Shawn Steele TEAM ALESMITH

“AleSmith prides itself on creating accurate examples of world-class beer styles. Our American-style barley wine, Old Numbskull, has once again been recognized by the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) as tops in its category. The AleSmith team is humbled and grateful to receive this high honor. Regarding the origin of the name Old Numbskull, AleSmith founder Skip Virgilio came up with it while still a homebrewer and later used it commercially for AleSmith’s barley wine.” – Peter Zien

+ BAG BY — S W E E T R I DE “We are super proud of our Sweet Ride. That beer has been a huge favorite of ours from the beginning - us, our staff and guests - so it was super special to see it recognized at GABF. So fun! So, Sweet Ride was actually named after a gigantic RV we rented at the last minute to drive up to Paso Robles

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TEAM BAGBY


C U LT U R E B R E W I N G

+ + CU LT U R E BREWIN G—B R O WN ALE

TEAM RIP CURRENT

+ + R IP CUR R ENT—BREAKLIN E BOC K “OK, we repeated the Gold Medal with Breakline which is crazy unusual. I

“In my adolescence I started veering from super light, mass-produced beers

have what we think is a fairly funny story about sitting in the same seats at

to others like Apricot Pyramid, Arrogant Bastard and Newcastle. I really

GABF. In 2015, we won a Gold Medal for the German Bock category and a

enjoyed the slightly sweet, nectar fruitiness of Newcastle, and that was the

Silver Medal for the Scotch Ale category, plus a trip to the stage for winning

inspiration behind this brown. But I wanted something with more heft, so I

the Very Small Brewing Company of the Year. One thing we learned was not

increased the ABV and quickly got the recipe to exactly where I wanted it, and

to sit in the center section, middle aisle, since there is no direct way to go

we’ve been brewing it like that ever since. We’ve entered it in previous years,

all the way down to the stage. Each time we had to loop out of the arena,

and this year it was an unexpected surprise for us to win. Now, we’re going

walk over a section, and then walk all the way down the side aisle. Last

to try to have it available all the time.” – Steve Ragan

year, the entire auditorium had to wait for us after we won the Very Small Brewing Company of the Year award. So, despite learning this lesson last year, when we arrived on Saturday morning to pick our seats, Guy suggested

+ + BNS — O L E P RO SPE CT OR R E D AL E

we sit in the same seats for good luck. We weren't expecting to win another medal this year, so figured it would be fine. Then the Bock category was announced…” – Paul Sangster

“There’s nothing new with the recipes, so we’re especially proud of how Old Prospector fared. We just finished working up labels for 22 ounce bottles, and those should be out the second week of November.” – Dan Jensen

+ + K AR L S T RA U SS—WI NDANSE A W HE AT

+ + SECOND CHANCE—TABU LA RA S A TOASTED POR TER “We love the name “Tabula Rasa” as it means “Blank Slate” in Latin and describes our experience with Second Chance quite well. Virginia, as an accomplished attorney, came up with the name, and we loved it immediately

“We have been working long and hard on this beer. It is a labor of love. Not

(after she explained what it meant). Apparently, attorneys use a lot of Latin

very many breweries continue to do this classic style and we are proud to

phrases! I have always loved Porters and have worked hard on that beer

continue the tradition of a Southern Bavarian-style Hefeweizen. To win a Gold

over the years. Adding the toasted oats really made that beer rise to the next

Medal in this category is a feat in and of itself. There is stiff competition in this category, and to win is a testament of our quality and a commitment to excellence.” – Matt Johnson

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level flavor-wise, and is one of my favorites. We have some aging in whiskey

of putting too much hope on winning we kept our hopes at arm’s length and

barrels with tart cherries and we plan to get that out in the coming weeks.”

looked forward to having a great time at GABF. As you can imagine, we were

– Marty Mendiola

surprised and stoked to win a silver medal. Our contender IPA has been a big seller in San Diego and every time we brew a Chili IPA it flies out, so we’re proud to have it medal. But after such a long beer-filled week, we’ve seen photos of us winning the medal, we just wish we could remember it…” – Matt

Silver Medals

Del Vecchio

+ + BEN C H MA RK—O ATME AL ST OUT

+ + B NS—GATLIN G GU N IM PERIAL STOUT

“Oatmeal Stout was one of our four original core

“Gatling

beers. It’s the boomerang

Bronze Medal at the 2016 LA

effect

International Beer Competition, a

to

Speedway

Matt Stout

brewing for

Gun

also

won

a

all

Gold at the 2015 California State

those years, designed to

Fair, and Silver at the 2014 San

be a hearty satisfying beer

Diego International Beer Festival.

that happened to be small.

Look for bottles of it this month.”

Everyone loves an Imperial

– Dan Jensen, Brewer

Stout, but a 750 of a 12% beer is not something you BENCHMARK

can regularly crack open on

an

average

Tuesday

night. So we went small. We call it Oatmeal Stout, but it really doesn’t fit the style guidelines for that category. It’s loaded up with oats for mouthfeel, but the recipe more closely follows the guidelines for an American Stout. Being only 4.5% ABV (rather than the 5.7%-8.9% called for in this year’s GABF

TEAM BNS

Bronze Medals + + AL PINE—H FS

guidelines) sets this beer up perfectly for the Session Beer category. The guidelines require that we call out a traditionally bigger style that’s been made

“This recipe was the first of our

at a lower ABV (specifically 3.5%-5.0%). One key factor in making this such

beers to utilize Mosaic hops,

a satisfying beer is the mouthfeel. It is small, but it really doesn’t feel that way

and after the first taste we knew

thanks to all that oatmeal. It is creamy and full, if not boozy. But the key to

we would make it again, and

this beer is that it is rich from the malt and crisp from the hops. It’s all about

as often as possible. With a

balance, like dark chocolate or black coffee with that bit of bite that sugar

limited supply of Simcoe, Citra

and milk can cover up. At the end of the day, though, this beer was born of a

and Mosaic, it was not feasible

desire to have a couple of full pints of a tasty beer flavored beer without need

to move this beer to major

of a friend (or four) to help finish the bottle.” – Rachael Akin

production in Mira Mesa,

TEAM ALPINE

so we're sticking with small production in Alpine.” – Shawn McIlhenney

+ + DU C K F OO T — T H E CO N T E ND E R CHIL I I PA

+ + K AR L STR AUSS—M OSAIC SES S I ON IPA

“In 2015 when we had just

“The beer continues to impress all of us. The entire brewing team is proud

opened we went to GABF for

of this beer and are not amazed at all about how well it does in the market.

the first time. At the time

This is the beer I take home regularly to enjoy with my friends.” – Matt Johnson

we were so proud and hopeful that all four of

TEAM DUCK FOOT

our entries would place. Anyone that has gotten their hopes up to win and walked away with nothing

+ + K AR L STR AUSS—LIQUID AC

knows how difficult that process is. At the end of the day we realized there are more losers than winners at GABF and found solace in that, realizing that

“This beer was brewed on the satellite system in our La Jolla Brewpub

our hopes might have been out of reach as a brand new brewery. Coming

by Senior Brewer Lyndon Walker. A great summer thirst quencher. This is

into 2016 we licked our wounds and came up with some new entries. Instead

Lyndon’s third consecutive medal win at GABF.” – Team Karl

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experience as well as the awards ceremony. We didn't win a medal then, but had a great time at the festival. Meanwhile, Zumbar has captured Gold Medals each year since at the LA County Fair, culminating in 2015 with Best of Show. That was all very exciting. Knowing this beer had legs, we decided to re-enter Zumbar into the 2015 GABF. This time, we decided to stay home rather that attend the Festival. When our phones started beeping non-stop on the morning of the ceremonies, we were thrilled and honored to learn that Zumbar had won the Gold Medal in the Coffee Beer Category. When 2016 rolled around, we again did not physically attend GABF, but just sent Zumbar off to the Super Bowl of beer. This time we watched the award ceremony via the live stream and were ecstatic when Zumbar won a Bronze Medal. Any GABF medal is a huge achievement, especially as this year the Coffee Beer Category was one

TEAM MOTHER EARTH

of the most impacted categories, as was also the case in 2015. We'll have a

+ + M O T H E R E ART H —E SB

decision to make about whether or not to attend GABF in 2017. We’d love to walk the stage for that fist-bump with Charlie, but also don’t want to jinx our winning streak!

“Late last summer I had a friend that had been hounding me for a true ESB.

In the meantime, Zumbar will be joining Pure & Simple IPA and Brewers

We used to joke about it as he knew that I had lived in England and was a fan

Special Brown Ale in 6-packs and 12-ounce bottles, just in time for beer

of the style. At the time, and still today, we had a major account that needed

week!” – Nina O’Hara-Lacey

beers that fit into the Brown or Amber styles, so I asked our Head Brewer Chris about doing an ESB for the winter. He and Lead Brewer Jeff then got this into production for us. It has been in year-round production ever since. What really makes me proud, however, is not that this beer has now

+ + PUR E PR OJECT—ROES RED

medaled all three times that it has been in competition, but rather, all three medals came from separate production batches that we pulled off of

“Roes Red is a Flanders-style beer that has seven different grains and

regularly-scheduled brews. To me, it fits the exact mold of clean, qualitative,

was aged in Pinot Noir barrels from Napa. The name partially comes from

and consistent brewing. What a credit to the brewers and all, for a beer that

Roeselare, a small Belgian city in West Flanders. It’s also a play on Stephen

we did mostly for nostalgic reasons!”

King’s book Rose Red about a house that keeps changing

– Kevin Hopkins

and building itself; we kind of liked that idea since it’s an everchanging beer.” – Winslow Sawyer

+ + NEW E N GLI SH — ZUMBAR CHO C O L AT E CO F F E E IMP E R I A L ST OU T

++

SOCIETE—TH E VOLC A N I S T

"We named our American stout, The Volcanist, as a tip-ofthe-hat to Deschutes' Obsidian Stout, which has been a very TEAM PURE PROJECT

“Zumbar is our Chocolate Coffee

influential beer to me. We did not set out to clone it, but we wanted to thank it. The Volcanist uses Cascade hops to make it ‘American’ and a nice layered malt bill to help transition the

Imperial Stout and was created as a collaboration between New English

base-malt to the roasted malts. Brewmaster Travis Smith and I are firm

Brewing and our good friends at Zumbar Coffee & Tea, a renowned local

believers in this smooth transition. Back to the name: “obsidian” is a volcanic

roaster and coffee shop. It's brewed with a ridiculous amount of their “El

stone. Therefore, we have The Volcanist in relation to volcanoes and volcanic

Mundo” coffee beans and 2

activity. Additionally, obsidian is black, like this stout and every offering in our

pounds per barrel of Belgian

Stygian line of beers." – Douglas Constantiner •

Dark Chocolate. A true Russian Imperial Stout at 9.3% ABV, this beer is well-balanced with Nugget hops, providing it with 45 IBUs. This ensures a pleasant bitterness

that

offsets

the

powerful combination of malts, coffee, and chocolate. When

we

first

entered

Zumbar in the 2012 GABF, we trekked to Denver for the

NEW ENGLISH

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D E S T I N AT I O N :

Chula Vista

Q & A W/ M AY O R M A R Y C A S I L L A S S A L A S BY GONZALO J. QUINTERO, ED.D.

he City of Chula Vista is a 10-minute drive south from downtown San Diego. Chula Vista literally

wide boulevards have been narrowed which has proven to be beneficial in a variety of ways: traffic has been calmed

translates to “pretty view,” and there is more

and wider sidewalks encourage walking, outdoor dining,

than meets the eye with this city. It is the

and community congregation. This is just the downtown

second-largest City in San Diego County. Chula Vista

Chula Vista corridor. Chula Vista at-large has over 49,000

has made exceptional advances in preparing the city for

single-family units as well as 31,000 multi-family units, in

business expansion and attraction by collaborating with

all. As of the 2010 Census, Chula Vista had a population in

Baja California officials, and creating an environment for economic growth and prosperity. The city has established economic development initiatives that have created quality

excess of 250,000 people with 30% ofthe household income in excess of $100,000 — an attractive population to service for any business.

infrastructure, a strong consumer base, and a well-educated and experienced workforce. The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic, and environmentally diverse zones in the United States.

WC: IT WOULD APPEAR THAT 3RD AVENUE VILLAGE IS POISED TO BE A HOT SPOT IN 2017 AND BEYOND. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS AS TO WHY?

West Coaster Magazine recently met with Mayor Mary Casillas Salas

MAYOR: 3rd Avenue is our downtown and it saw a new business (Third

(pictured above). In public service since 1991, Mayor Salas has served

Avenue Ale House) find instant success just this past year. This success set

the community in a variety of ways, most notably in The California State

off a trend of what we are seeing with new businesses. There is great energy

Assembly starting in 2006. She has since been elected to the City Council of

and this is just the beginning. There won’t just be breweries, but tasting

Chula Vista in 2012 and, most recently, was elected Mayor in 2014. She is the

rooms, world-class bars, and new restaurants. This doesn’t compare to the

first Latina mayor in the history of Chula Vista as well as The County of San

infill-projects which we will see in the years to come. This will come in the

Diego. A lifelong resident of the South Bay and a constant voice of the people,

form of new housing in the area directly around 3rd Avenue. When the State

it was a privilege to talk to her and discuss her thoughts about the influx of

of California dissolved Development Zones, the city was able to sell off some

craft beer businesses in her hometown.

parking lots to developers who will build dense housing within the core. This resurgence of development, redevelopment, and growth lends itself to the

WC: WHY DO YOU THINK INDEPENDENT CRAFT BEER BREWERS AND BEER BUSINESSES ARE COMiNG TO CHULA VISTA?

MAYOR: I think that craft beer businesses and independent beer brewers

walkability of 3rd Avenue.

WC: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CRAFT BEERS? DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITES?

are coming to the South Bay as there is a change in demographics relative to craft beer. We have a younger population and a large part of it is the aging

MAYOR: I never liked beer; in fact, I thought beer was boring. I only started

millennial. Millennials have the income and buying power to be tastemakers.

tasting it over the course of the last year thanks to the selection available at

Moreover, I think that the South Bay, and Chula Vista specifically, is an

our local restaurants and tasting rooms. Ialways thought of big beer like light

affordable place for business to relocate or start up. New business owners

beers you see on television; this is not that. Craft beers are interesting. Craft

especially are finding themselves priced out of downtown San Diego, North

beers are different. These beers are tasty and they have changed my mind

and South Park, as well as Barrio Logan.

about beer. In fact, I have a favorite craft beer: That Guava Beer from Legacy.

WC: WHAT IS IT ABOUT CHULA VISTA THAT MAKES THE TOWN SO APPEALING?

WC: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ACCOMPLISHED WITH THESE NEW CRAFTBEER-RELATED BUSINESSES?

MAYOR: The work that local government, business associations, and the

MAYOR: I want them all to find success because their success is the

citizens of Chula Vista have accomplished to make 3rd Avenue’s streetscape

city’s success. Our downtown will be exciting. Planning and economic

more aesthetically pleasing, pedestrian-friendly, and outdoor spaces more

development by virtue of our staffers who are excited by craft beer and the

appealing will go a long way for a long time to come. There are bus routes,

vibrancy the scene brings have also been a driving force. These people go

bike lanes, beautiful public outdoor spaces in Memorial Park. The once

above and beyond. •

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P L AT E S & P I N T S

Thanksgiving: NPBC & MASTIFF STYLE BY BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ Fall flavors at North Park Beer Co.

ome folks just belong together. Their unions are collaborative no-brainers; their symbioses foretold in the stars. Such is the case with the individuals behind North Park Beer Co. and Mastiff Sausage Co. The former—the long-awaited professional foray of standout San Diego homebrewer Kelsey McNair—erected a two-story suds temple paying homage

to

its

neighborhood

namesake

via

stunning, wood-heavy interior design. When doing so, space was constructed for installation of an on-site kitchen to be occupied by one of the city’s top-tier mobile gastronomists. Last month, that operation, Mastiff Sausage, celebrated by debuting an extensive menu of meaty dishes embodying the company’s tagline: Manliness Refined. In doing so, it affixed a sumptuous, stick-to-your-ribs yang to NPBC’s flavorful, effervescent yin, bringing together two of the most natural, time-tested duos in history: beer and meat. The arrival of their new culinary partners is something the NPBC crew will surely include on their list of things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. To prepare for this month’s feasting holiday, I recently sat down with McNair, NPBC tasting room manager Jake Nunes and Mastiff exec chef Eric Gallerstein to work on a Thanksgiving dish for you to enjoy. As Mastiff’s moniker implies, their gastronomic bailiwick is sausages. Their wurst is their best, so incorporating sausage into the Turkey Day regimen was a must, and the perfect vehicle for all that

The bulk of the stuffing comes from cubed baguettes and features a moist homogenous interior texture

meatiness is baked stuffing. Gallserstein designed

countered by a golden brown, crispy top layer. There’s a lot going on in this hearty dish, which made for

a special loose, ground variety specifically for

some interesting discussion when developing the beer pairing for it.

this dish, incorporating sage, garlic, fennel and brandy. It’s simple to make, but if you, like many,

The four of us lined up three NPBC house beers, starting with the lightest of the trio, Save Vs. Fire, a

are crunched for time leading up to Thanksgiving,

Nelson-hopped imperial pale lager. Clean and crisp with a biting hop-finish, it was the best beer for

Mastiff will be selling one-pound packages of this

cutting through the dense dish and resetting one’s palate, but the least compatible with the flavor of the

sausage to-go from the inside counter.

dressing. Next up was Buxton, a hoppy brown ale that was acceptable, and probably would have been the hands-down favorite if the stuffing had been made with rye or pumpernickel bread. Last up was Ray

The ingredients within the stuffing are built to

St., a decidedly West Coast red ale that, once its caramel notes synced with the fruit and sausage, and

complement the flavors in the sausage. Thyme and

its piney hop flavors found common ground with the herbs, announced itself as the best choice.

rosemary further amplify the herbal appeal, while pecans add a touch of woodiness, and Golden

So, if you go to pick up your sausage for this dish at the source, be sure to sidle on over to the NPBC

Delicious apples and cherries introduce some fruity

bar for a growler fill of Ray St. Or, try your hand at the attached from-scratch recipe and have your own

elements that make for nice segues with other

fun pairing craft beer with it. Either way, enjoy your Thanksgiving and the family and friends that top the

Thanksgiving sides dishes.

list of what you are thankful for. •

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Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing

Thanksgiving Sausage †

YIELD: 6 TO 8 SERVINGS

YIELD: 7 POUNDS

+ 1 pound French bread crumbs (preferably,

+ + + + + + + + + +

baguette)

+ + + + + + + +

1 pound Thanksgiving Sausage (recipe follows) † 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper 3 cups turkey stock (or chicken stock, to

4 lbs pork butt, ground, chilled 1 pound pork back-fat, chilled 2 cups ice water ½ cup brandy 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1½ oz salt 1 oz fennel seeds 1 oz onion powder ½ oz black pepper ½ oz fresh sage, chopped

substitute)

+ + + + + +

1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and cubed

Mix the pork butt and fat in a large bowl, then refrigerate. In a separate bowl,

½ cup dried cherries

whisk together the water, brandy, garlic, salt, fennel seeds, onion powder,

1 rib celery, chopped

pepper and sage until the granular spices have dissolved. Combine the cold

½ cup pecan pieces, toasted

pork mixture and seasoning liquid until thoroughly incorporated and sticky.

2 large eggs, beaten

Refrigerate, covered, until ready for use.

1 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped —Recipes courtesy Eric Gallerstein, Chef & Co-owner, Mastiff Sausage Company

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the bread cubes in a single, even layer on a large baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake until evenly

† – Mastiff Sausage Company’s Thanksgiving Sausage will be available by the

toasted, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from oven and reserve in a large bowl.

pound in November, leading up to Thanksgiving, at its order-window inside North Park Beer Co.

Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring and breaking the meat into small pieces until it is evenly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove

Jake Nunes, Eric Gallerstein & Kelsey McNair

from the pan and return to the stovetop and raise the heat to medium-high. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter, then add the onion, rosemary and thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Deglaze with chicken stock and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until the liquid has reduced by 50%. Add the sausage, apples, cherries and celery, then remove from heat. Pour the sausage mixture and pecans into the bowl containing the bread and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Let cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan. Once cool, add the eggs and drizzle with butter. Mix thoroughly and transfer to a baking dish. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden-brown. Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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BLESSINGS OF The Story and Evolution of San Diego’s Longest Continually-Brewed Commercial IPA


THE SWAMI COVER STORY

BY SHELDON M. KAPLAN

O

n the can of the latest iteration of Swami’s IPA, a turbaned Indian

recipes that were being brewed. These would later be used to serve as recipe

snake charmer is seen playing his flute as a hose rises from the

templates for Marsaglia’s “assistant brewers” (i.e., bar servers and/or pizza

basket and fills a pint glass at his feet. In the background is a stylized

makers), some of whom would eventually evolve into amazing brewers in

rendition of the famous Encinitas reef break, “Swami’s,” named by locals

their own right.

for the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple that sits on the cliff above it. It is this surf break that gave the name Swami’s to San Diego County’s

The precise origins of the IPA that became Swami’s have been lost somewhere

longest brewed and perhaps most influential IPA, and whose numerous

in the Pacific Ocean fog around Solana Beach, though Marsaglia notes, “It

brewers have gone on to brewing greatness.

was probably named by Gina.” Rob Soltys, currently president of Premier Stainless, a San Diego-based supplier of brewing tanks and equipment,

Prior to Pizza Port Solana Beach becoming a brewpub, it was a local

was in those days occasionally working as Holborn’s assistant. Soltys recalls

“surfer bar.” Greg Hudson, a building contractor, would occasionally

dry hopping one of the early batches of the precursor IPA that would later

stop by for a beer and quickly built a friendship with fellow ex-Coloradan,

come to be known as Swami’s with Kent Golding hops. Experimentation was

Vince Marsaglia, Pizza Port’s co-owner. Hudson had home-brewed in

always in the cards back then and Marsaglia, Holborn, and Soltys all recall

Colorado and helped stoke the brewing bug in Marsaglia, who wasted

taking an old oak bar rail (the bar had been remodeled when the brew system

no time in running a gas line into a vacant area at the back of the bar

went in), chopping it up, and adding the wood chips to the fermenting IPA.

(where the men’s room is today) and opened up a “secondary kitchen”

The beer in those days had a reddish, light-brown color, and according to

where he and Hudson began brewing. Hudson recalls brewing a Pale

Holborn, “It looked like a traditional English-style IPA in the beginning.” The

Ale, Red Ale, and Brown Ale and fermenting the beers in “hot dog on a

beer was also served unfiltered, naturally carbonated, and occasionally on

stick plastic.” Those early beers were fairly high in ABV, for both the time

nitro at the Pizza Port brewpub, with early batches being over 7% ABV, and

and styles in question.

in some instances, perhaps closer to 8%. Marsaglia mentions that in those days the beer “frightened some people” and “I saw the look on their face

A health inspector soon put a swift end to the “secondary kitchen”

when they tasted it.”

and by 1992 Marsaglia and his sister Gina Marsaglia, Pizza Port’s coowner/founder and current President, installed a proper brewing system

One thing we know for sure is that Swami’s was eventually brewed with

and converted the bar into the brewpub it is today. Paul Holborn,

Galena as the bittering hop, and Cascade and Centennial for flavor and

the designer and installer of the new brewhouse, began dialing in the

aroma. The latter two hops were also used for dry hopping the beer. While

system by brewing beers based on the recipes he had initially brewed at

Galena is a less popular hop these days, Yuseff Cherney, formerly of Ballast

his own brewery, Bolt Brewery, in Fallbrook. Bolt, San Diego County’s

Point Brewing Company, recalls brewing a home brew in the 1990s that

first craft brewery, opened in July of 1987 and lasted approximately

used two ounces of Galena in the boil in order to “make some super hoppy

eighteen months. Holborn was one of the “hop fathers” of the early San

and super intense beer.” He adds, “Our friends didn’t like them,” which left

Diego beer scene. Skip Virgilio, one of AleSmith’s co-founders, recalls

more beer for Cherney and his brew buddy to drink at parties. At that time

that Holborn’s recipes “were super hoppy for the time, because in

Cherney ran the Home Brew Mart in Solana Beach and also lived in the

those days balance was still more the thing.” Although Bolt only lasted

neighborhood, so he had a front row seat to the early goings-on at the Pizza

a relatively short time, Holborn and his then brewing assistant, Clint

Port Solana Beach brewpub. The brewpub did not have a mill back then, so

Stromberg (co-founder of the new Bolt Brewery in La Mesa) brewed

the guys at the Home Brew Mart would mill grain for them. Hudson fondly

a number of various IPAs at Bolt in Fallbrook, including an 8.2% ABV,

recalls walking from the Home Brew Mart to the brewpub “with a hand truck

75 IBU Imperial IPA, which was strongly influenced by Sierra Nevada’s

loaded with grain and hops.”

Celebration Ale. One of the early, minor recipe changes to Swami’s was switching from Holborn’s recipes brewed at Pizza Port Solana Beach became the

Wyeast 1056 American Ale™ yeast that Holborn had used, to a “pitchable”

primary jumping-off point for the new house beers – all of them hoppy

yeast similar to the “Chico” strain supplied locally by Chris White (who would

– and started a trend Marsaglia as the first brewer would continue.

go on to co-found White Labs). This yeast strain, WLP 001 California Ale,

Hudson, who continued to help out occasionally, recalls that, “None

is now ubiquitous and used in many San Diego-style IPAs, traditional IPAs,

of the recipes for the beers that Paul Holborn had brewed were written

and other beer styles around the United States and worldwide. At the time,

down,” so Hudson eventually created spreadsheets of the various

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Vince & Gina Marsaglia alongside Paul Holborn at Pizza Port Solana Beach

in a lab at UCSD and selling it to the Home Brew Mart, Marsaglia at Pizza Port, and a few other professional brewers. White recalls that the yeast he supplied Marsaglia “was traded for pizzas for many years.” White was also supplying yeast to Vinnie Cilurzo at the nascent Blind Pig Brewery in Temecula. Cilurzo, co-founder of Russian River Brewing Company, recalls Swami’s as having “a little color to it back in the day” which according to Cilurzo was not unusual for the times. In San Diego and other West Coast brewing locations, Cilurzo says, “Many IPAs were brewed to a dark-copper, amber-reddish color,” due to brewers being influenced by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Celebration Ale (65 IBU), “which was very hoppy for the times.” In the 1990s, when Cilurzo started Blind Pig

Brewery

and

needed

to

Pizza Port Solana Beach brewhouse today

scale up from his homebrewing batches, Marsaglia gave Cilurzo

Director of Brewery Operations and Co-Founder

the Swami’s IPA recipe to use

of Pizza Port’s sister company Port Brewing/

as a guide. Cilurzo used slightly

The Lost Abbey) found out when he arrived at

different hops in the early Blind

the Solana brewpub in May of 1997 to take over

Pig IPA (i.e., Chinook, Cascade,

brewing duties from Marsaglia. Due to demand

and Centennial), and by early ’96

at the time for Swami’s, the beer was always

Columbus was also added to that

being rushed to tap and was not as “clean” (as in

brew. He did use a combination

fermented out) as Arthur desired. Soon after his

of Galena and Cascade in Blue

arrival he started aging it longer which resulted in a

Granite,

seasonal

smoother beer, devoid of some of the unfermented

barley wine that he brewed four

yeast particles. The locals immediately chastised

times a year, though with that

him for this, accusing him of changing the beer.

Blind

Pig’s

said, Cilurzo did not have a lot of

This was a theme that would continue to persist

choices. Hop varieties available to

brewers

back

then

Yu s e f f C h e r n e y a n d J a c k W h i t e o f H o m e B r e w M a r t

were

over the years at the brewpub, and a “Swami’s Army” of

minuscule compared to what is available today.

devoted

locals

formed

who would police both the Swami’s IPA didn’t make it very far from Solana

beverage and its availability.

Beach during the 1990s. Lee Chase, currently

Brandon Edwards, currently

of Automatic Brewing Company and formerly

Head Brewer at Columbus

of Stone Brewing Company, was at the time

Brewing Company in Ohio,

delivering kegs for Pizza Port. He recalls “not

was head brewer at Pizza

delivering too many IPA kegs, maybe occasionally

Port

to O’Brien’s,” and adds, “There were not a lot of

2009 to 2012 after having

places to distribute the beer to.” At the Pizza Port

worked there as an assistant

brewpub, however, things were different. Swami’s

from 2003. Obviously well

had already started developing a cult following

known by the locals, when

with the locals, as Tomme Arthur (currently

he informed them in 2009

Solana

Beach

from

the magic touch

19 9 5

19 9 8

2004

Jack White and Yuseff Cherney from Home

Kirk McHale comes on as an assistant at Pizza

Pizza Port Solana Beach named Small Brewpub

A sampling of Pizza Port Solana

Brew Mart Solana Beach scale up their batches

Port Solana Beach, then moves to Carlsbad

of the Year at GABF for the second year in a row;

Beach's awards and influences.

at Pizza Port, they would go on to found

head brewer position; Jeff Bagby hired as

Nickel wins Champion Small Brewery at the

Ballast Point

assistant in Solana Beach

World Beer Cup with Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company; Arthur wins the Alpha King Challenge

19 9 2

19 9 7

2003

(an annual competition of highly-hopped yet

Proper brew system installed at Pizza Port

Tomme Arthur takes over brewing duties at

Pizza Port Solana Beach named Small Brewpub

well-balanced and drinkable beers, held in

Solana Beach

Pizza Port Solana Beach from Vince Marsaglia;

of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival

Denver to coincide with GABF)

Tom Nickel joins Home Brew Mart Solana

(GABF); Brandon Edwards joins as an assistant

19 9 4

Beach before assisting in the brewery; Stone

at Pizza Port Solana Beach; Pizza Port San

2005

Vinnie Cilurzo uses the Swami’s IPA recipe to

Brewing Co., influenced by Blind Pig’s IPAs and

Clemente opens

Greg Peters takes the helm at Pizza Port Solana

scale up his batches at Blind Pig in Temecula

Swami’s IPA, releases Stone IPA; Pizza Port Carlsbad opens

Beach; Bagby wins the Alpha King Challenge


Chris White of White Labs

that he was taking over the brewing duties the first thing he was told in lieu of congratulations was, “Don’t f*ck with Swami’s!” And no one really did. Apart from Arthur’s minor “clean up” in ’97, the initial Swami’s recipe had become locked in. Hops in the beer were the aforementioned Galena, Cascade, and Centennial, and the malt bill was 2-Row, Carapils, and Caramel Malt 80L which helped give Swami’s its reddish-brown hue. When the Home Brew Mart in Solana Beach closed, Pizza Port Solana Beach started receiving grain from their new sister brewpub, Pizza Port Carlsbad, who had their own grain silo. That is when the malt changed from domestic Breiss to English 75. A little later, Arthur also started playing around with the dry hopping ratios, though at that time he was still using Centennial and Cascade. Swami’s remained a fairly high 7.5% ABV, and “Maybe as high as 8% in the early days,” says Arthur. Speaking

of

the

early

days,

Vinnie Cilurzo pours Blind Pig at the So Cal Home Brew Fest

Tom

Nickel, currently proprietor of O’Brien’s American Pub in San Diego and owner/ brewer at Nickel Beer Company in Julian, recalls visiting Pizza Port Solana Beach in August of 1993 for his twentyfirst birthday and “playing darts and drinking pitchers of Swami’s.” By 1997 he was working at the Home Brew Mart in Solana Beach. Nickel was aware that the grain delivery to Pizza Port was on Wednesdays and he would do the grain order and deliver it knowing that in his immediate future there would be a free pitcher of Swami’s waiting. Then by November of that year, Nickel joined Arthur as Pizza Port Solana Beach’s first full-time brewing assistant, and no more part-time help from the bar tenders and pizza makers was required. Nickel notes that Swami’s was one of the few reliable IPAs available in San Diego. “There were not a lot of IPAs at the time,” he says, “and Swami’s was a great little treat. It was stronger and more bitter

In regard to locally brewed beers of the time, Nickel adds, “In those days

than the IPAs from Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Oregon,

Karl Strauss’ flagship beer was their Amber Ale, AleSmith was doing their

and those were also more malty.”

ESB, and San Diego Brewing Company brewed an occasional IPA, but was

2006

2009

2 011

McHale again wins Alpha King Challenge; Pizza

The Pizza Port family wins four awards at the

Edwards takes over Solana Beach head brewer

Bagby wins Alpha King Challenge for a third

Port Bressi Ranch opens

World Beer Cup, including one for Solana Beach

role; Bagby as brewery operations director

time; Miyashiro wins Small Brewpub of the Year

leads Pizza Port to Large Brewpub of the Year at

with Pizza Port Ocean Beach at GABF

2007

GABF (he and his team would go on to complete

Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey, helmed by Arthur,

a “three-peat” by winning in 2010 and 2011)

named Small Brewery of the Year at GABF

2 015

Randall takes 1st Place at the competitive 2 012

Bistro IPA Festival; McHale wins Small Brewpub

Sean Farrell named Solana Beach head brewer;

of the Year at GABF with Melvin

2 010

the Pizza Port family wins five World Beer Cup

2008

The Pizza Port family wins six awards at the

awards; McHale wins Alpha King Challenge

2 016

Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey named Champion

World Beer Cup; Bagby wins Alpha King

with Melvin Brewing

Bagby wins a gold medal at GABF with Bagby

Small Brewery at the World Beer Cup; Yiga

Challenge a second time; Ballast Point wins

Miyashiro joins as assistant in Solana Beach;

Champion Small Brewery at the World Beer

2 013

LA’s Arts District Brewing; McHale wins a gold

Arthur wins Alpha King for a second time

Cup; Pizza Port Ocean Beach opens

Devon Randall named Pizza Port Solana Beach

medal with Melvin Brewing

Beer Co.; Randall wins a silver medal with

head brewer, wins bronze medal at GABF;


Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in 1996

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of Sharkbite Red, which was common to both locations. McHale later brewed an IPA at Pizza Port Carlsbad named, Wipeout. He says, “Wipeout was originally a Swami’s clone,” but adds, “Gina and Vince gave their brewers free rein,” so he decided to revise the recipe more to his own liking. focused more on their Grantville Gold, Nut Brown Ale, and Red Ale. It was

McHale changed the malt bill to 2-Row and Carapils with no more than a 10

Stone Brewing Company who actually caused the shift to IPAs.”

percent Crystal Malt 15L component. He also removed the Galena from the boil and used Columbus in its place, then dry hopped the beer twice; once

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner established Stone Brewing Company in

in the fermenter with Columbus and Centennial hop pellets, and later in the

1996 and initially brewed just one beer, a Pale Ale. Wagner, the brewer of

bright tank with whole leaf Columbus and Centennial. The resulting beer was

the partnership, had been influenced originally by the beers of the Pacific

super hoppy, but it had a much lighter body than most of the IPAs of the time.

Northwest, including Bombay Bomber™ APA brewed by Teri Fahrendorf

McHale followed it up with a dry-hopped Pale Ale that was scaled up from

of Steelhead Brewing Company, during his time as a brewer at Pyramid

one of his home brews. Initially this beer was called Prohibition, but a cease

Brewing Company. Upon arriving in San Diego, Wagner and Koch were both

and desist letter from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery ended

further influenced by Swami’s IPA and the super hoppy beers being brewed

that name, and the light-yellow colored brew was eventually renamed, Palapa

by Cilurzo at Blind Pig. Stone released their now popular IPA as their first

Pale Ale. This move towards lighter-bodied, less malt-forward, yet heavily dry

anniversary ale in 1997 and decided to keep it as a perennial. Although Stone

hopped IPAs, including Stone’s IPA from around the same period, helped

IPA grew slowly at first and was initially eclipsed by Stone’s Arrogant Bastard,

influence a trend towards less malty IPAs that would continue to grow over

it became the first local IPA to be broadly distributed in San Diego County.

time with San Diego’s brewers.

Most honest neutral observers of the local brewing industry will give Stone IPA the credit it is due for both helping to educate local palates and ushering in the acceptance of hoppy IPAs. To a certain degree, this same influence

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even went beyond the environs of San Diego County. When Nickel left Pizza Port Solana Beach after eight months, he went to brew at Stuft Pizza in Del Mar which would soon become Oggi’s. Nickel eventually reworked the Oggi’s beer lineup and mentions that Swami’s was definitely an influence on his hoppy IPAs, including his award-winning Torrey Pines IPA. Around the same period, Kirk McHale, currently Brewmaster and Co-Founder of Melvin Brewing in Wyoming, brewed with Arthur at Pizza Port Solana Beach for about six to eight weeks before moving on to be primary brewer at the new Pizza Port Carlsbad location. McHale remembers Swami’s as being “malty, but with an ‘in your face’ bitterness and very hoppy for the time.” The beer lineup at Pizza Port Carlsbad was deliberately different than those brewed at Pizza Port Solana Beach as the owners wanted distinctly separate beers for each location, with the exception To m m e A r t h u r w i t h V i n n i e C i l u r z o a n d J e f f B a g b y

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C ON TIN UED F RO M PA GE 36 After Nickel left Pizza Port Solana Beach, Jeff Bagby (currently founder/ brewmaster at Bagby Beer Company in Oceanside) was hired on as Arthur’s brewing assistant. By that point the Swami’s malt bill had shifted to 2-Row and C60, though for the most part the hops remained the same. Bagby recalls that later on they tried some new things with the dry hopping, including using Amarillo hops at one point. “It was cool to be part of that whole scene,” says a grinning Bagby of the brewpub, “when you could still get in on a Friday!” He adds, “I always liked the beer, as it was aggressive with the Galena as the bittering hops and the 7.5% ABV. There were not too many IPAs around SoCal at that time, and none anywhere near the bitterness or alcohol level. And it would sell like crazy! The beer was brewed as a double batch and took more than two weeks, maybe closer to three, to turn.” Bagby remembers once going through a whole tank in one week and then turning to Arthur saying, “What are we going to do now?” “The only time people were pissed off at Pizza Port Solana was when there

brewer, Sean Farrell. It is now quite a bit different than the original Swami's,

was no Swami’s on,” recalls Arthur with a chuckle. Greg Peters, currently

a version of which is still brewed at Pizza Port Solana Beach as, Solana IPA.

Cellar/Barrel Master at Saint Archer Brewing Company, was Head Brewer

Farrell was the last full-time brewer of Swami’s at the Solana Beach brewpub

at Pizza Port Solana Beach after Arthur left in 2005, and stayed on for three-

before both he and the beer moved to Bressi Ranch. To create the current

and-a-half years. He recalls, “I have both fond memories and nightmares

Swami’s recipe, Farrell worked closely with Miyashiro (who left the company

about brewing Swami's at Pizza Port Solana Beach. During the winter we

shortly thereafter to become Head Brewer at Saint Archer) and his successor

could really let it fully develop in the fermenter, but in the summer it was

at Solana Beach, Devon Randall (now head brewer at Arts District Brewing

nearly impossible to keep a double batch (15 barrels) on tap for longer than

in Los Angeles). Over a period of months they brewed a number of pilot

a week.” Yiga Miyashiro, currently Head of Brewing Operations at Saint

brews at Pizza Port Solana Beach before arriving at an IPA that is more in

Archer Brewing, was for a period in 2008-2009, Peters’ assistant. Miyashiro

keeping with the lighter-hued, less malty, and more hop-forward IPAs the

recalls that, “Greg would stress out about running out of Swami’s at Solana

San Diego region has now become famous for. The new 6.8% ABV brew

Beach, as there was this hard core group of customers who would only drink

no longer has Galena, “But we kept the soul of the beer with Cascade and

Swami’s.” When the brewpub ran out of it, his response to them, “But we

Centennial,” says Farrell. They also added Chinook, Simcoe, and Citra to the

have four more IPAs on tap!” would fall on deaf ears. Adds Peters, “If Swami’s

recipe. The malt bill is now 2-Row and Munich Type 1, and rice flakes and

was not on, they would turn around and leave.”

dextrose are added to help dry out the beer. “Swami’s is our racehorse now,” adds Farrell. Approximately 12,000 barrels will be brewed this year, which

Since August of 2013, the current version of Swami’s IPA is only brewed at

accounts for forty percent of Pizza Port Bressi Ranch’s production – a fitting

Pizza Port’s production facility in Bressi Ranch under the guidance of head

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Homebrew Breakdown ASSESSING 2016 AND WHAT'S TO COME BY RYAN RESCHAN

As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to spend some time looking back on what happened this year and what we have to look forward to next year.

AB 2172 On the legislative front, Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 2172, which more clearly defines where homebrew can be served, and permits homebrew clubs and homebrewers across the state of California to meet,

GABF PRO-AM

discuss, and share their beer amongst themselves at licensed establishments.

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up its 30th year in Denver,

These places include craft breweries, beer bars, brewpubs, and restaurants.

Colorado in early October. As part of the competition, GABF has a Pro-Am

The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2017 and will give homebrew clubs

category for homebrewers who have teamed up with a professional brewery

more options for meetings and events. AB 2172 requires that any meetings

to scale up their winning recipes. San Diego had four entries out of 88 from

and competitions held at these establishments be conducted within an area

across the country, but unfortunately none medaled. Our local contestants

clearly defined by the authorized licensee. While it's unfortunate that there are

included Tim Wang with AleSmith (Sweet Creamt Stout with Candy Bars &

some restrictions, it's better than the current work-around of “private events”

Peanut Butter), Doug Brown with Ballast Point (Weizenbock), Kevin Stamer

being held for clubs to meet up at such establishments.

with Karl Strauss (American Pale Ale), and Nick Corona with Lightning Brewery (German Hefeweizen).

NORTHERN BREWER: BOUGHT Supporting your local homebrewing shop is always a good thing, and there

STONE AHA RALLY

are some great shops in the county to get supplies from, but sometimes they

Stone Brewing usually has an entry in the Pro-Am, but not this year, as

don't have what you are looking for, and online shops help fill in the gaps.

they decided to move their annual competition to November 12, the

So it came as somewhat of a shock when news broke in mid-October that

second Saturday of San Diego Beer Week (SDBW). If you are an American

ZX Ventures, the “disruptive growth unit” of AB InBev, acquired Minnesota-

Homebrewers Association (AHA) member and want to attend, RSVP at

based Northern Brewer (NB) Homebrew Supply and its sister company,

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/events/stone-liberty-station-aha-

Midwest Supplies. What this entails remains to be seen, as NB's founder

rally/ . It's free if you are already a member. The rally is also a membership

says “nothing will fundamentally change” with the sale. ABI launched ZX

drive that offers discounted memberships for those of you looking to join

Ventures – the Z stands for zythology, the study of beer, and the X stands for

AHA, which is well worth it if you are a homebrewer or even a big craft beer

experience – in February 2015, with the goal of investing into higher-end and

fan. The winner of the Stone competition will once again have their recipe

non-traditional areas of the beer category. “We wanted to be as independent

scaled up and bottled by Stone, and will likely be entered into the 2017 GABF

as possible from ABI,” Jerome Pellaud, ZX Ventures’ vice president of craft

Pro-Am competition.

and specialties, told Brewbound in April. “We have the full support of ABI, but we wanted to show internally that it is a different unit. We have a separate

LEARN TO HOMEBREW DAY

P&L, the budgeting, everything is made separately so that we can have more

A week before Stone's rally is the annual Learn to Homebrew Day on November

agility.” Perhaps this helps NB access ABI's resources and keep prices down,

5. The AHA is celebrating the 18th year of this event that encourages brewers

but it remains to be seen how this will effect homebrew retailers in the future.

to teach their non-brewing family and friends how to brew up a batch of beer. “It’s never been a better time to be a homebrewer. And for anyone

LOOKING TO 2017

who loves beer and has never tried homebrewing before, it’s really easy to

While competition season is over for the year, it's time to start getting ready

get started,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association.

for next year. It's a good time to start brewing any high-alcohol beers or

“We’re excited to see thousands of people around the world participating in

lagers, so they'll have some time to mellow out and mature for the late winter

AHA Learn to Homebrew Day, taking part in the most gratifying, delicious

or early spring competitions like America's Finest City (AFC) and first round

activity of all time.” Homebrewing created an estimated economic impact of

of the National Homebrew Competition (NHC). Now is also the time to start

$1.225 billion and 11,672 jobs in the U.S. in 2015. An AHA survey from the

saving for a trip to Minneapolis for the 2017 Homebrew Con that takes place

same year also found that 41 percent of regular craft beer drinkers who don’t

June 15 through 17. The AHA is currently accepting seminar proposals

already homebrew express a strong interest in taking up homebrewing.

through November 28. So if you have a topic you want to talk about, check the guidelines at www.homebrewcon.org/guidelines. 2016 was a great year for local homebrewers and hopefully this continues in the coming year. •

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OUT-OF-STATERS S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Featured Beers from Cascade @ Regents Pizzeria

Thorn St @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch – Alpine & Green Flash Rare Beer Takeover @ Sublime Ale House

– Sour-Heavy Beer Tasting w/ CA Craft

– $4 All Local Drafts @ The Joint OB

Distributors @ SD Wine & Beer Co.

– MNF Keeper Glass w/ Pizza Port &

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – The Bruery Beer Dinner @ George's At The Cove – Avery Rare Beer Takeover @ Encinitas Ale House

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Fat Heads Beer Dinner @ Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Epic Brewing Beer League @ Crushed PB

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Allagash Night & Sausages @ Public House La Jolla

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Uncommon Beer Night @ Common Theory Public House – Allagash Brewing & Food Pairings @ Encinitas Ale House

LOCAL FOCUS (2+ BREWERIES) ALL WEEK: – SD County Beers Featured @ Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank – Pizza Port Tap Takeover @ SDBrewed Bottle Specials @ Pizza Port Bottle Shop

F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – Mavericks Night (OG SD Breweries) @ The High Dive – Thorn St Brewery vs Duck Foot Brewing @ Crushed PB – Back Country Beer Night w/ Alpine, Nickel & Cellar 3 @ O’Brien’s Pub – GABF Winners @ Tap That Oceanside

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – SD Brewers Guild Festival VIP Takeover @ Broadway Pier – Port/Lost Abbey vs. AleSmith @ Crushed PB

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – Jockey Box Party @ Common Theory Public House – Beer Brunch & $4 Local Drafts @ The Joint OB

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – QUAFFers Turned Pro Brewers Night @ North Park Beer Co.

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Coronado @ Hamiltons Tavern

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Karl Strauss & Belching Beaver @ SD Tap Room

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – New English vs Barrel Harbor @ Crushed PB – AleSmith/Mikkeller/Modern Times @ SD Tap Room – Alpine & Green Flash Tap Takeover @ The Joint OB

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Lost Abbey/Port Brewing/Hop Concept @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch – Lost Abbey/Port/Stone @ SD Tap Room – New Kids (Breweries & Distilleries) @ Marina Village – Modern Times vs Pizza Port @ Crushed PB – $4 All Local Drafts @ The Joint OB

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – We Beer NP Dinner feat. 6 North Park Breweries @ Waypoint Public

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – Stone vs Alpine @ Crushed PB – We Beer NP Dinner feat. 6 North Park Breweries @ Waypoint Public – Alpine & Green Flash Taps @ Sidecar

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Coffee Beer Collab w/ AleSmith & Bird Rock Roasters, Donuts & Brunch @ Pizza Port OB

INTERNATIONAL IMPORTS S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Belgian Breweries w/ Cheese & Charcuterie @ Encinitas Ale House – Belgian Breweries w/ Cheese & Charcuterie @ Public House La Jolla

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Flights feat. Drive Fonteinen & Cantillon @ Bottlecraft North Park & Little Italy

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Duvel Moortgat & Buy 1 Get 1 Burger @ Public House La Jolla – Baja Beer Night @ Amplified Ale Works

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Jopen Brewery & Venissimo Dutch Cheese Class @ Bottlecraft North Park

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – 2nd Annual Baja Brewery Takeover @ Machete Beer House

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Garage Sale w/ Garage Project @ Sessions Public – Baja for Breakfast @ Small Bar

EVENTS FOR HOP HEADS F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – Need My IPAs @ Pizza Port Carlsbad – Hoppy Friday w/ Societe @ West Coast Barbecue & Brew – Hop Nation w/ Latitude 33 @ Barrel Republic PB

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Pizza Port/Half Door/Bottlecraft Hazy IPA Can Release @ All Bottlecraft Locations

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Hoppy Beers From Miramar @ Pizza Port Solana Beach

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – "Amurka" Murky IPA w/ All-American Hops @ Pure Project

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – Kohatu & White Tea IPA Release @ Kilowatt Beer – Pizza Port Nite (Mini IPA Fest & Parking Lot Party) @ Pizza Port OB – Classic West Coast IPA Blind Flight Night @ Amplified Ale Works

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Beer Releases (Nelson Blanc IPA & more) @ KnB Bistro & Bottle Shop – Galaxy & Rooibos IPA Release @ Kilowatt Beer – SD IPA Haze Craze @ Amplified Ale Works – IPA Lounge w/ 10 Beers @ Thorn Street Brewery

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Mosaic & Orange Pekoe IPA Release @ Kilowatt Beer

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – Hoppy Hullabaloo @ Sublime Ale House – IPA Tasting @ SD Tap Room – IPA Night @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Modern Times Collab. Release (IPA w/ – Brett) @ Pure Project

– Hoppy & Sour Mashup @ SD Tap Room

SWEET TOOTH? ALL WEEK – Andrea's Truffles Pairings (Limited) @ Mission Brewery

F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – Night of Darkness & Dessert Pairing @ Public House La Jolla

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Nomad Donuts & Bird Rock Coffee Pairings @ Coronado Brewing

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – Nomad Donuts & Beer Pairings @ Thorn Street Brewery

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Andrea's Truffles 5-Year Anniversary Beer Release @ Hamiltons Tavern – Andrea's Truffles w/ Beer Pairings @ Thorn Street Brewery

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Nomad Donuts Beer Pairings @ Council Brewing – Eclipse Chocolate & Beer Pairing @ Duck Foot Brewing

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – Beer Floats w/ Hammond's Ice Cream @ North Park Beer Co.

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter Floats @ Tap That Oceanside

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – So Rich Chocolates & The Lost Abbey Pairings @ Tap That Oceanside

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – Rare, Barrel-Aged & Sour w/ Chocolate Pairings @ Encinitas Ale House – Vegan Sweets Pairings @ Mission Brewery

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Nomad Donuts Macaron Pairings @ Duck Foot Brewing

EVENTS FOR CHEESE LOVERS S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Venissimo Cheese & Beer Pairings @ Thorn Street Brewery

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – Craft Beer & Cheese Ultimate Pairing Festival @ Stone Liberty Station

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – AleSmith Brewing & Cheese Pairings @ Public House La Jolla


W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – AleSmith Beer & Cheese Pairings @ Encinitas Ale House – Pure Project Beer & Venissimo Cheese Pairings @ Third Avenue Alehouse

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – SmallGoods Cheese Pairings @ 2kids Brewing Co.

STILL HUNGRY? MORE BEER & FOOD ALL WEEK – Burp & Slurp: Beer & Oyster Pairings @ Beerfish – - 3-Course Pairings @ Green Dragon Tavern & Museum – Bitter Brothers Pairings @ Red Card Cafe – Confessions of a Beer-Aholic Specials @ Draft Republic

F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – Rare Beer Breakfast @ Stone Escondido – Latitude 33 Meet the Brewer & Beer Dinner @ Dini's by the Sea – Cask Release w/ Coal & Barrel BBQ @ Pure Project – Sausage & Suds Flight @ North Park Beer Co. – Hops on the Harbor Dinner Cruise featuring Belching Beaver

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Escondido Tamale Festival & Beer Garden @ Grape Day Park – Pop-Up Brunch & Pumpkin "Latte" Stout Cask Release @ ChuckAlek Biergarten – Beer for Breakfast w/ Abnormal Brewing @ Small Bar – Seafood Boil w/ Coronado Cans & Koozies @ Beerfish

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – Modern Times Vegan Brunch @ Churchill's Pub & Grille – Yoga on the Mezzanine @ North Park Beer Co. – Three Weavers vs. Avery Brewing @ Crushed PB – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover @ Draft Republic – 10 Belgian Beers & Marcel Belgian

– ChuckAlek Independent Brewers Pairings @ Tribute Pizza – Ballast Point Beer Brunch @ Hotel Del Coronado – Abnormal Beer Pairing Brunch @ Iron Pig Alehouse

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Third Annual Brews, Views and Chews @ Tom Ham's Lighthouse – Brunch w/ Amplified Ale Works @ Crushed PB – Beer Flights & BBQ Bites @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach – Vegetarian Beer Dinner w/ Modern Times @ Mess Hall Liberty Public Market

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Supper Club w/ Fall Brewing @ Small Bar – Speakeasy Session w/ Saint Archer & Malahat Spirits @ Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank – Hangar 24 Chicken & Waffles Night w/ Pugachev’s Cobra syrup @ Iron Pig Alehouse

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – Duck Foot Brewing & Gluten Free Sandos @ Sessions Public – AleSmith Tap Takeover & 3-Course Pairing @ Sublime Ale House – Pint and Bite Night w/ Societe Brewing @ Waypoint Public

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Brewmaster Dinner Series w/ AleSmith Brewing @ Waypoint Public – Pizza Port Beer Dinner @ Churchill's Pub & Grille – Dinner Pairing w/ Chef Alex Carballo @ ChuckAlek Biergarten – Ultimate Beer & Cigar Dinner @ Stone Escondido – Council Brewing Beers & Hawaiian Pizzas @ Regents Pizzeria – Belching Beaver Beer Dinner @ C Level

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Donut Bar, Carnitas' Snack Shack & Pueblo Pairings @ Mission Brewery – New English Beer Flights & Slider Pairings @ Burger Bench – Hops on the Harbor Dinner Cruise featuring Belching Beaver

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2

Waffle Truck @ Council Brewing

– Carnitas' Snack Shack Beer Brunch

– Mission Brewery Craft Beer Lunch

Buffet @ Thorn Street Brewery

@ SEA180 Coastal Tavern

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Beautitude Cucumber Mint Tart Saison + Caliano Pizza @ Council Brewing – Brothers Provisions Nachos (Limited) @ ChuckAlek Biergarten – $4 Local Drafts till 5pm & Sunday Brunch @ The Joint OB – Lumpia Eating Contest @ Intergalactic Tap Room

EDUCATIONAL/ ECLECTIC EVENTS ALL WEEK – White Labs' 2nd Annual "Beeramar" Yeast Hunt

F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – 32 North Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover @ Burger Bench – Pumpkin Beer Flights @ Pizza Port Solana Beach

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Beer School: A History of Beer Then & Now @ Coin Haus – Learn to Homebrew Day (Nationwide) – Fall Brewing 2nd Anniversary w/ The Creepy Creeps @ Casbah San Diego – 3rd Annual Birdies and Barrels @ Rancho Bernardo Inn – 4th Annual Bikes, Brews & Brats w/ Green Flash @ Cal Coast Bicycles & The Regal Beagle – Cards Against Humanity Tournament w/ Mission Brewery @ Next Door – November Foundation Moustache Contest @ North Park Beer Co. – Canned Lunch w/ Stone Brewing Cans @ Sessions Public

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – Cider Making Workshop @ The Homebrewer – Brewing Class @ Hydrobrew Oceanside – Cicerone Face-To-Face Meetup @ North Park Beer Co. – 1st Annual Beer Trivia Showdown @ North Park Beer Co. – Travis' Beer Week Birthday Bash @ Tap That Oceanside – Crowd-Source Rauchbier Release @ White Labs Tasting Room – Craft Flea Market @ Second Chance Beer Co. – Ska Brewing Burlesque Show @ The Lafayette Hotel

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Karl Strauss GABF Winners & Meet the Brewer @ Iron Pig Alehouse – Intergalactic Brewing & Star Wars @ Sessions Public – Cicerone Off-Flavor Training Course @ San Diego State University – Intro to Homebrewing @ The Homebrewer – Fishing w/ the Brewers IV @ Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle – Pink Boots Society Special Release @ Rock Bottom La Jolla – San Diego Letters Workshop @ Mike Hess Ocean Beach – Guided Brewery Tours @ Council Brewing

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Beer U: Beer & Sushi @ Stone Company Store Oceanside – Chicks for Beer w/ Laura Ulrich @ The High Dive – Blind Taste Test Vote @ Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank – Canned Beers & Keeper Koozie Night @ Waypoint Public – Belching Beaver Bingo @ Tap That Oceanside – "I Voted" Sticker = Happy Hour Beer Prices @ Sessions Public – "I Voted" Sticker = Happy Hour Beer Prices @ Beerfish – "I Voted" Sticker = 1/2 Price Pints @ 2kids Brewing – Turbid Tuesday & "I Voted" Sticker = Corkage Fee Waive @ All Bottlecrafts – Beer Week Trivia w/ Latitude 33 @ Next Door

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – All About IPA Class & Tasting @ OB Warehouse – Glowing Golf Balls 9-Hole Round & Beer Tastings @ The Loma Club – Beer Education Night (Beatitude Process & More) @ Council Brewing – Pink Boots Society Meeting @ Societe Brewing – Drink & Draw Presented by Art Produce @ ChuckAlek Biergarten – Beer-themed Trivia Night @ Tap That Oceanside – Green Flash & Alpine Beer Co. Trivia Night @ Iron Pig Alehouse

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Fermented Pairings: Sensory

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Exploration @ White Labs – Annual SD Beer Week Frisbee Golf Tourney @ Hamiltons (Morley Field) – Jopen Brewery & Venissimo Dutch Cheese Class @ Bottlecraft North Park – Beer 101 w/ Certified Cicerone Jake Nunes @ North Park Beer Co. – Mystery Science Theater 3000 @ 2kids Brewing Co.

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Trivia Night (Bonus Round: Beerfocused) @ White Labs – Taylor Guitar Collaboration Release @ Karl Strauss Tasting Room – San Diego Music Thing @ ChuckAlek Biergarten

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – Beer School: American Beer Styles @ Coin Haus – Cake Is a Lie vs Coconut Porter Competition @ Intergalactic Tap Room

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – Beginner Brew Class @ Ballast Point Home Brew Mart – Homebrew 101 @ Common Theory Public House – 2nd Annual Danksauce & Dog Show w/ Modern Times @ The Quartyard – Yoga on the Mezzanine @ North Park Beer Co. – Paint and Pints @ Mission Brewery

VARIATIONS ON 1 BEER T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Table Beer Tap Takeover @ Benchmark Brewing Company

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – Speedway Grand Prix Day 1 @ AleSmith Brewing Co.

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Speedway Grand Prix Day 2 @ AleSmith Brewing Co.

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Speedway Grand Prix Day 3 @ AleSmith Brewing Co. – PB&J Beer Lineup @ Duck Foot Brewing – Victory at Sea Tap Takeover Veteran's Day Charity Event @ Small Bar – AleSmith Speedway Stout Bonanza (6 Varieties) @ Iron Pig Alehouse

S U N DAY 1 1 / 1 3 – 15+ Mikkeller Beer Geek Variants @ Hamilton’s Tavern

VETERAN’S DAY EVENTS F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – Veterans Day "Hoist" feat. Mother Earth @ Churchill's San Marcos – Honoring our Veterans w/ Little Miss Brewing @ Sessions Public – Veterans Day Beer Floats & Military Discount @ Council Brewing – Veteran's Day BBQ @ Amplified Ale Works Miramar – Victory at Sea Tap Takeover Veteran's Day Charity Event @ Small Bar

TAP TAKEOVERS, ANNIVERSARIES & MORE ALL WEEK – Beer Train Trolley Tour by SD Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours – Daily Casks Tapped @ The US Grant Hotel Grill Lounge – New Cask Tapped Every Day @ Mission Brewery

F R I DAY 1 1 / 4 – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover & Pint Night @ Regal Seagull – Modern Times Pint Night @ Waypoint Public – Opening Night w/ The Lost Abbey @ KnB Bistro & Bottle Shop – Fall Brewing Day @ Beerfish – Keep the Pint Lager Release Night @ Intergalactic Tap Room – The Lost Abbey Rare Beer Tap Takeover @ Sublime Ale House – Mason Ale Works Taps @ Sidecar – Mike Hess Brewing Night @ Iron Pig Alehouse – Societe Tap Takeover @ The Joint OB

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 5 – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover @ Regal Seagull – Tap Takeover w/ Toolbox @ Tap That Oceanside – Dark Beer Tap Takeover @ Intergalactic Tap Room – Loving it Lite (Light Beer Night) @ Pizza Port Carlsbad – Modern Times Night @ OB Noodle House (Both Locations) – 32 North Taps @ Sidecar – Coronado Brewing Taps @ Toronado North Park

– Beer Geek Tour via Epicurean San Diego

S U N DAY 1 1 / 6 – Latitude 33 Pint Night @ Señor Grubby's – Beachtown Throwdown (Multiple Breweries) @ OB Brewery – Acoustic, Artifex & Societe Takeover @ Public House La Jolla – Barrel Republic Pacific Beach 3rd Anniversary – Beer Garden @ Carlsbad Street Faire

M O N DAY 1 1 / 7 – Mission Brewery Monday & MNF @ KnB Bistro & Bottle Shop – Latitude 33 Tap Takeover @ Draft Republic – Belching Beaver Tap Takeover @ Sublime Ale House – MNF Mother Earth Tap Takeover @ Burger Bench – Latitude 33 Tap Takeover @ Players Sports Bar – Euphorik w/ Mangoes & Huckleberries @ Pure Project – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover @ Barrel Republic PB – Xocofest w/ Stone Brewing @ Lena Craft Mexico – Industry Monday @ Common Theory Public House

T U E S DAY 1 1 / 8 – Belgian Beer Night @ Thorn Street Brewery – Beer to the Rescue Release @ White Labs Tasting Room – Latitude 33 Tap Takeover @ Best Pizza and Brew Cardiff – Dark and Scary (Dark Beer Night) @ Pizza Port Carlsbad – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover @ Queenstown Public House – $2.50 Sculpin Pints @ The Joint OB – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover & Pint Night @ Castle Creek – Toolbox, Cascade & Paradox Night @ Churchill's Pub & Grille – Modern Times Election Night Tap Takeover @ Belching Beaver Tavern – Speakeasy Session w/ Saint Archer & Malahat Spirits @ Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank

W E D N E S DAY 1 1 / 9 – Abnormal M3 (Mostra Collab.) Tapping & Tap Takeover @ Bottlecraft Little Italy – First-Come-First-Serve Cellar Sale

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@ Pure Project – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover & Pint Night @ The Brew Project – Progressive Pricing Cask Night @ 2kids Brewing – Latitude 33 Tap Takeover @ The Privateer Marketplace – Latitude 33 Tap Takeover @ Shanghai Saloon – Bagby Beer Company Cask & Featured Beers @ Regents Pizzeria – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover @ The Bier Garden of Encinitas – Firestone Walker Takeover & Keeper Glass @ Raglan Public House

T H U R S DAY 1 1 / 1 0 – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover @ Bare Back Grill – Pure Project Tap Takeover & Keeper Glass @ Craft Kitchen – Latitude 33 Tap Takeover @ Shane's Pizza and Pints – Throwback Thursday w/ Bay City Brewing @ Sessions Public

F R I DAY 1 1 / 1 1 – USA Soccer w/ Mother Earth @ Slater's 50/50 Liberty Station & San Marcos – USMNT World Cup Qualifying (America Outlaws HQ) @ O'Brien's Pub – Green Flash Treasure Chest Fundraiser @ Regal Seagull – Latitude 33 Tap Takeover @ Green Dragon Tavern & Museum – Party Like It's 1977 w/ Fall Brewing @ Amplified Ale Works – Soccer & Stout (USA vs. Mexico) @ Benchmark Brewing – Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover @ Third Avenue Alehouse

S AT U R DAY 1 1 / 1 2 – O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary Celebration – Flight of Fall Brewing Beers @ Sessions Public – Stone AHA Rally @ Stone Liberty Station – Belching Beaver Keep the Pint Day @ Iron Pig Alehouse – Coronado Brewing Night @ Panama 66

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BEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

Visiting Little Miss & Legacy BY IAN CHEESMAN

B

y the time you are picking up this edition

paraphernalia

of the West Coaster, we as a nation will

appointments.

or

WWII-era

Given

the

either be on the cusp of electing a new president

unique theme it’s fun to see it

or the final count will be in. I can’t predict what

executed upon so completely.

the outcome will be, but I feel pretty confident in

The

tasting

room

forecasting that anyone reading this will be sick

furnishings are as creative

to death of hearing about the election either way.

as they are modular. Counter

At times like this I find myself seeking

space is easily augmented

reassurance that America represents more than

by a series of tables that

dueling scandals and a mounting number of

are

doomsday scenarios. I want to remind myself

and

that we as a nation have occasionally proven

Leveraging cushioned kegs

ourselves capable of nobility and courage. I also

to provide seating was equally

miss was the Patton Porter, whose dull roasty

desperately want a beer to take the edge off. As it

clever, at least until you sit on it. Maybe I have

character seemed a limp take on the style.

happens, we actually have two different breweries

more delicate tuckus than most, but the padding

Despite the blasé tone of my tasting notes,

in town who can scratch all those itches.

felt barely sufficient to prevent the keg stem from

the beer menu is actually pretty impressive in the

assaulting my virtue.

broader sense. They are doing some fun things

I’ve become accustomed to circumnavigating business parks in search of a brewery, but

lowered

there

to

the via

walls

pulleys.

or

with their S.M.A.S.H. (Single Malt And Single

Little Miss Brewing (7949 Stromesa Ct, San

extraordinarily high ABV beers on during my visit,

Hop) series, which is a great way to explore the

Diego) feels like it is actively avoiding me. It’s

pricing was very straightforward: $2 tasters, $3

components of our hallowed quaff. The porter I

tucked into a distant corner of the park and is

half-pints and $5 pints. That’s pretty reasonable

was down on has a sister offering with Brazilian

relatively non-descript from the surroundings.

on its own, but there are no shortage of other drink

cold brew coffee that delivers a far more satisfying

When you manage to stumble upon it, the raised

specials to augment that. For example, presently

sip. The Rosie Ginger Wit, whose ginger-y bite

loading dock on the exterior face feels more like

on Monday through Wednesday the purchase

struck me a bit sharp, is a novel experience that

you’ve happened upon the back door and should

of a full-price pint entitles you to discounts on

individual tastes may embrace more than I did.

circle around to the front. Ignore your fears of

all subsequent pours. I’d wager they’ll have to

There’s a substantial amount of creativity and

being scolded for trespassing and proceed up

rethink that deal when the insatiable livers of San

innovation embodied in that taplist for a recently

the neighboring ramp.

Diego descend on them like drunken locusts, so

opened brewery and they deserve credit for it.

The interior of Little Miss Brewing is massive.

As

affixed

weren’t

any

barrel-aged

indulge while you can.

Legacy Brewing Company (363 Airport Road,

While other tasting rooms can certainly match

I’d rank the overall quality of the beer offerings

Oceanside) likewise embraces the historical

it in the square footage available to its patrons,

somewhere between “decent” and “somewhat

reverence motif, but in less bombastic and

the high ceilings and open bay doors give it a

decent”. That’s hardly the most informative of

specific fashion. References to the Founding

cavernous feel. I believe the feel is well worth

reviews, but nothing I encountered either filled me

Fathers and 1776 punctuate the beer menu and

exposing an open loading dock to a room full of

with regret or showed me religion. I enjoyed the

walls, but they are neighbored by enough pin-up

the semi-inebriated, but then I’m not paying their

hearty orange oil notes (complemented by mild

model artwork that you never mistake the tasting

insurance premiums.

earthiness) of the Helldiver IPA, and the crisp

room for drinking in Disney’s Hall of Presidents.

Even with all that surface area to contend with,

citrus-forward tartness of the Blitzkrieg Berliner

I took copious notes on this establishment

virtually no section is untouched with military

Weisse. About the only one I’d call a marginal

and its beers, but I’m tempted to give Legacy

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Brewing Company an endorsement solely on the

notes of burnt marshmallow, pepper, toffee, and

strength of naming one of their beers “Dunkel

dark chocolate without getting heavy-handed on

Sam Dark Lager”. I didn’t even really like the beer

bitterness or booze. It struck a unique tone for

all that much (it had a vaguely soapy finish I found

the style that worked well. Similarly the Clan Ross

distracting), but goddamn that name is pure gold.

Scotch Ale offered unique pumpernickel aromas

I feel like they’ve earned at least another 3 years

with notes of squaw bread, dates and general

of business from San Diego on the merit of that

malty goodness that really satisfied.

name alone.

The hoppier options had merit but in general

While Legacy Brewing Company’s Oceanside

felt a bit restrained. The Hellfire IPA looked the

tasting room is far more compact than Little Miss

part with its gorgeous chunky ivory lacing and

Brewing’s, it’s a model of efficiency. It hosts ample

perfumy floral aromatics, but its bitterness faded

bar seating, loads of tables, and still finds room

thoughtfully conceived and lends it a tremendous

quickly behind the sharp fruit notes of lemon,

for a music stage. It allows parties of any size

sense of polish.

orange and peach. It tastes like an uneasy

to find a discreet corner to themselves, which

Legacy Brewing is also a great place to

marriage between west and east coast IPA styles.

imbibe if you’re unsure what kind of style you’re

The Hop Off 76 IPA likewise brought big fruit hop

The tasting room experience is bolstered by far

craving. The variety they offer on their taps is

presence of tangerine and orange to the forefront

more than its copious seating. It provides dozens

pretty impressive. They usually have 17 different

of the sip, but was ultimately defined by a malt

of little features that are easily overlooked, but in

beers on, or 16 beers and one guava-based

backbone that gives it more of a DIPA tonality.

totality make it a great place to visit. This ranges

abomination if your preferences align with mine.

Both are best described as kinder, gentler IPAs

from supplying printed menus for taster orders to

In fairness, it’s not nearly as saccharine as it

for those that prefer to not have the hops repeat

outfitting the bar with USB charging stations. If

sounds. The floral hop finish keeps the notes of

on them too much.

you’re there to enjoy televised sportball with your

white peach, tropical fruit and pear somewhat in

Whether you’re drinking to remember or forget,

pint, TVs are staggered such that every seat at

check. If you enjoy a fruited beer, this will probably

both Little Miss Brewing and Legacy Brewing

the bar is a winner. If, however, you prefer to put

be your jam.

Company are worth checking out. Legacy Brewing

greatly enhances the experience.

a sensible distance between yourself and any

I enjoyed most of what I had there, but tended

Company may have many of the advantages of

Raiders fans in attendance, the sunny outdoor

to gravitate toward the maltier offerings. The

age and wisdom, but either tasting room is bound

patio is a suitable oasis. Overall, the space feels

Czarface Russian Imperial Stout has dominant

to impress in their own distinct ways. •


Where Are They Now? KIRK MCHALE "HEAD DONKEY"/C O-FOUNDER @ M E LV I N B R E W I N G J AC K S O N , W YO M I N G

M

y brewing history in San Diego began at home as a wee lad.

I used to go to Home Brew Mart in Solana Beach to get supplies where I met Yuseff Cherney of Ballast Point fame. At 20 I started out at the nowdefunct Baja Brewing in the Gaslamp until the land was sold to make way for Petco Park. From there I went to Pizza Port for around 9 years, brewing at Carlsbad and San Clemente. I then went on to open Breakwater Brewing in Oceanside with Pizza Port alumni Shannon Sager. As for the beer scene here in Jackson it’s a lot smaller than SD. We do have three breweries which is a lot for a town of 9,000 people. The scene is similar in that we help each other out and make a huge variety of beer. Snake River Brewing specializes in lagers mainly, then we have Roadhouse Brewing which does barrel aging and sours. Here at Melvin, we’re specialists in hoppy beer, huge imperial stouts, American fruit beers, and more hops. I ended up in Jackson with long-time friend Jeremy Tofte. We put a nano brewery in a small (and I mean small) space in the back area of Thai Me Up Brewery. We had 170 sq ft for the 4 fermentors, 1 brite tank, and of course the little brewhouse. We never thought it would blow up like this. We now have a 20,000 sq ft location in beautiful Alpine, Wyoming with 30 bbl 4 vessel brewhouse, canning line and all the bells and whistles. Our head of production is Dave Chichura, and we have a lab run by Dr. Dre aka Andrea Baillo, formerly of Maui Brewing. We just won a gold medal at GABF for our wet hop ale, Melvin IPA. My strategy is to buy the freshest hops and use them in absurd amounts. More is better in the wet hop beers, but that's how I roll with most brews. (Editor’s note: Melvin Brewing won Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer

of the Year Award at last year’s GABF, including a bronze medal in the same wet hop beer category.) •

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DARK ENGLISH mild Our Aunt Joy is one loveable lady — sweet and just a little bit nutty. The latest addition to our family of beers is inspired by the holiday time guest, who pinches cheeks and doles out sweets upon arrival. Our treat to you, this Dark English Mild Ale is a twist on a classic British style with sweet malty and nutty flavors complemented by notes of toffee and freshly toasted coconut— three pounds per barrel, to be exact— plus a dark chocolate finish. In town for just a short while, this limited-time confection was brewed for ‘Beer to the Rescue’ to fight lupus.

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18. THE HOPPING PIG 734 5th Ave. | 619.546.6424 www.TheHoppingPig.com 19. THE LOCAL 1065 4th Ave. | 619.231.4447 www.TheLocalSanDiego.com 20. THE TIPSY CROW 770 5th Ave. | 619.338.9300 www.TheTipsyCro w.com 21. THE BALBOA 1863 5th Ave. | 619.955.8525 www.facebook.com/TheBalboaSD 22. UNION KITCHEN & TAP GASLAMP 333 5th Ave. | 619.795.9463 www.GaslampUnion.com

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A| DOWNTOWN BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. 98 BOTTLES 2400 Kettner Blvd. | 619.255.7885 www.98BottlesSD.com 2. BARLEYMASH 600 5th Ave. | 6 19.255.7373 www.BarleyMash.com 3. BUB’S @ THE BALL PARK 715 J St. | 619.546.0815 www.BubsSanDiego.com 4. CIRO’S PIZZERIA GASLAMP 536 Market St. | 619.696.0405 www.CirosSD.com 5. CRAFT & COMMERCE 675 W Beech St. | 619.269.2202 www.Craft-Commerce.com 6. HALCYON/STELLA PUBLIC HOUSE 1429 Island Ave. | 619.234.0808 www.StellaPublicHouse.com 7. IRONSIDE FISH & OYSTER BAR 1654 India St. | 619.269.3033 www.IronsideFishandOyster.com 8. KNOTTY BARREL 844 Market St. | 619.269.7156 www.KnottyBarr el.com 9. NEIGHBORHOOD 777 G St. | 619.446.0002 www.NeighborhoodSD.com 10. OGAWASHI 1100 5th Ave. | 619.358.9170 www.Oga washi.com 11. QUEENSTOWN PUBLIC HOUSE 1557 Columbia St. | 619.546.0444 www.BareBackGrill.com/Queensto wn 12. SEARSUCKER 611 5th Ave. | 6 19.233.7327 www.Searsucker.com 13. STONE BREWING TAP ROOM 795 J St. | 619.727.4452 www.StoneBrewing.com 14. STONE COMPANY STORE ON KETTNER 1202 Kettner Blvd. | 619.450.4518 www.StoneBrewing.com 15. TACOS & TARROS 2015 Birch Rd. www.TacosAndTarros.com 16. TASTE AND THIRST 715 4th Ave. | 6 19.955.5995 www.TasteAndThirst.com 17. THE FIELD IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 544 5th Ave. | 6 19.232.9840 www.TheField.com

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B| UPTOWN

BOTTLE SHOPS

1. BACCHUS WINE BAR & MARKET 647 G Street | 619.236.0005 www.BacchusWineMarket.com 2. BEST DAMN BEER SHOP (@KRISPMARKET) 1036 7th Ave. | 619.232.6367 www.BestDamnBeerShop.com 3. BOTTLECRAFT 2161 India St. | 619.487.9493 www.BottlecraftBeer.com

BREW PUBS

1. BALLAST POINT LITTLE ITALY 2215 India St. | 619.255.7213 www.BallastPoint.com 2. HALF DOOR BREWING CO. 903 Island Ave. | 619.232.9840 www.HalfDoorBrewing.com 3. KARL STRAUSS BREWING CO. 1157 Columbia St. | 619.234.2739 www.KarlStrauss.com 4. KNOTTY BREWING 842 Market St. | 619.269.7156 www.KnottyBrewing.com 5. MONKEY PAW PUB & BREWERY 805 16th St. | 619.358.9901 www.MonkeyPa wBrewing.com 6. THE BEER COMPANY 602 Broadway Ave. | 619.398.0707 www.SDBeerCo.com

BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. BEERFISH 2933 Adams Ave. | 619.363.2337 www.Ea tBeerFish.com 2 . 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 3. BUFFALO PUBLIC HOUSE 406 University Ave. | 619.458.9198 www.TheBuffaloPub.com 4. CAFFE CALABRIA 3933 30th St. | 619.291.1759 www.CaffeCalabria.com 5. CALIFORNIA TAP ROOM 3812 Ray St. | 619.542.9990 www.CaliforniaTa pRoom.com 6. CARNITAS’ SNACK SHACK 2632 University Ave. | 619.294.7675 www.CarnitasSnackShack.com 7. CIRCA 2121 Adams Ave. | 619.296.9152 www.CircaSD.com 8. COIN OP GAME ROOM 3926 30th St. | 619.255.8523 www.CoinOpSD.com 9. COUNTERPOINT 830 25th St. | 619.564.6722 www.CounterpointSD.com

1. MISSION BREWERY 1441 L St. | 619.544.0555 www.MissionBrewer y.com 2. RESIDENT BREWING CO. 411 C St. | 619.717.6622 www.ResidentBrewing.com

1. BEST DAMN HOME BREW SHOP 1036 7th Ave. | 619.232.6367 Find us on Facebook!

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10. CRAZEE BURGER 3993 30th St. | 619.282.6044 www.CrazeeBurger.com 11. CUEVA BAR 2123 Adams Ave. | 619.269.6612 www.CuevaBar.com 12. DIMILLE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 3492 Adams Ave. | 619.283.3153 www.DiMilles.com 13. ENCONTRO 3001 University Ave. | 619.291.1220 www.EncontroNorthPark.com 14. HAMILTON’S TAVERN 1521 30th St. | 619.238.5460 www.HamiltonsTa vern.com 15. LIVE WIRE BAR 2103 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.291.7450 www.LiveWireBar.com 16. MODERN TIMES FLAVORDOME 3000 Upas St. www.ModernTimesBeer.com 17. NATE’S GARDEN GRILL 3120 Euclid Ave. | 619.546.7700 18. PARK & REC 4612 Park Blvd. | 619.795.9700 www.ParkAndRecSD.com 19. POLITE PROVISIONS 4696 30th St. | 619.677.3784 www.PoliteProvisions.com 2 0 . R I T U A L TAV E R N 4095 30th St. | 619.283.1618 www.RitualTa vern.com 21. SMALL BAR 4628 Park Blvd. | 619.795.7998 www.SmallBarSD.com 22. SODA & SWINE 2943 Adams Ave. | 619.269.7632 www.SodaAndSwine.com 23. STATION TAVERN 2204 Fern St. | 619.255.0657 www.Sta tionTa vern.com 24. THE HAVEN PIZZERIA 4051 Adams Ave. | 619.281.1904 www.TheHa venPizzeria.com 25. THE ROSE WINE PUB 2219 30th St. | 619.280.1815 www.TheRoseWinePub.com 26. THE SAFEHOUSE 2930 University Ave. | 619.458.9200 www.TheSafeHouseNP.com

1. BOLT BREWERY TASTING ROOM 1971 India St. | 619.303.7837 www.BoltBrewer y.com 2. BORDER X TASTING ROOM 2181 Logan Ave. | 619.431.0771 www.BorderXBrewing.com 3. IRON FIST TASTING ROOM 1985 Na tional Ave. 4. QUARTYARD VENUE 1102 Market St. | 619.432.5303 www.QuartYardSD.com

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1. BLIND LADY ALE HOUSE AUTOMATIC BREWING CO. 3416 Adams Ave. | 619.255.2491 www.BlindLad yAleHouse.com 2. NORTH PARK BEER CO. 3038 University Ave. | 619.880.NPBC www.NorthParkBeerCo.com 3 . S O U T H PA R K B R E W I N G 1517 30th St. | 619.610.9038 www.SouthParkBrewing.com

BREWERIES

1. 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

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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 te SportsCafe.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.WholeFoodsMarkets.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

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

1. HILTON LA JOLLA TORREY PINES 10950 North Torrey Pines Rd. 858.558.1500 | www.Hilton.com ---------------------------------

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

E| POINT LOMA/ OCEAN BEACH

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. BAY CITY BREWING CO. 3760 Hancock St. www.BayCityBrewingCo.com 2. MODERN TIMES BEER 3725 Greenwood St. | 619.546.9694 www.ModernTimesBeer.com 3. OB BREWERY 5041 Newport Ave. | 619.955.8053 www.OBBrewer y.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. HELM’S SATELLITE TASTING ROOM 4896 Newport Ave. www.HelmsBrewingCo.com 3. MIKE HESS TASTING ROOM 4893 Voltaire St. | 619.795.1095 www.MikeHessBrewing.com 4. 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/BalboasTa pHouse 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. DUMPLING INN & SHANGHAI SALOON 4625 Convo y St. | 858.268.9638 www.DumplingInn.com 5. LA GRAN TERRAZA 5998 Alcala Pk. | 619.849.8205 www.SanDiego.edu/Dining/LaGranTerraza 6. MCGREGOR'S GRILL 10475 San Diego Mission Rd. | 619.282.9797 www.McGregorsSanDiego.com 7. O’BRIEN’S PUB 4646 Convo y St. | 858.715.1745 www.OBriensPub.net 8. PACIFIC TIME 5277 Linda Vista Rd. | 619.260.8446 www.PacificTimeSD.com 9. POSEIDON PROJECT 4126 Na pier St. | 619.230.5334 www.PoseidonSD.com 10. POSTCARDS BISTRO @ THE HANDLERY HOTEL 950 Hotel Circle North | 619.298.0511 www.SD.Handler y.com 11. SIDECAR 1310 Morena Blvd. | 619.230.5715 www.SidecarSD.com 12. SPICE & SOUL 4033 Ava ti Dr. | 858.291.8480 www.SpiceNSoul.com 13. STEINS PUB 10601 Tierrasanta Blvd. 858.874.6691 | www.SteinsPub.com 14. 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. 406 619.232.6367 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.c om

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


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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 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

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

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1 6 . 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 17. PURE BREWING 9030 Kenamar Dr. #308 | 858.252.6143 www.PureBrewing.org 18. RECKLESS BREWING COMPANY 9040 Carroll Way #8 | 858.876.7557 www.RecklessBrewing.com 19. ROUGH DRAFT BREWING CO. 8830 Rehco Rd. Ste D | 858.453.7238 www.RoughDraftBrew.com 20. SAINT ARCHER BREWING CO. 9550 Distribution Ave. | 858.225.2337 www.SaintArcherBrewer y.com 21. THUNDERHAWK ALEMENTS 8675 Miralani Dr. Ste. 100 | 858.653.5896 www.Thunderha wkBeer.com

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BOTTLE SHOPS

1. BEER ON THE WALL 3310 Via De La Valle | 760.722.2337 www.BeerOnTheWall.com 2. PAPPY’S MARKET 601 N. Cleveland St. | 760.722.0043 3. PIZZA PORT BOTTLE SHOP 573 Carlsbad 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.BreakwaterBrewingCompany.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. STAR MARKET 10502 Mission Gorge Rd. Ste. 110 619.334.2831 www.insta gram.com/StarMarketSantee 7. VALLEY FARM MARKET 9040 Campo Rd. | 619.463.5723 www. ValleyFarmMarkets.com 8. 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 burningbeardbrewing.com 3. FINEST MADE ALES 9962 Prospect Ave. | 619.334.2222 www.FinestMade.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. BELCHING BEAVER TAVERN & GRILL 302 East Broadway | 760.295.8599 www.BelchingBea ver.com/Bea v-Ta vern 3. PLAN 9 ALEHOUSE 155 E Grand Ave. | 760.489.8817 www.Plan9Alehouse.com 4. PROHIBITION BREWING CO. 2004 E. Vista Way | 760.295.3525 www.ProhibitionBrewingCompan y.com 5. 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

HOME BREW SUPPLY

1. BEAR ROOTS BREW SUPPLY 1213 S. Santa Fe Ave. | 760.726.4204 www.BRBrewCo.com 2. MOTHER EARTH RETAIL 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 ---------------------------------

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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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. | 619.666.1848 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. EMBARCADERO BREWING AND SUPPLY 340 W 26th St. Ste. D | 619.336.1856 ---------------------------------

M| COLLEGE/LA MESA BEER BARS + RESTAURANTS

1. CHEBA HUT 6364 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.1111 www.ChebaHut.com 2. COIN HAUS 8361 Allison Ave. | 619.741.2288 www.CohnRestaurants.com/CoinHaus 3. HOFFER’S CIGAR BAR 8282 La Mesa Blvd. | 619.466.8282 www.HoffersCigar.com 4. HOOLEYS IRISH PUB 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 619.713.6900 www.Hooleys.com 5. JUNK HOUSE GASTRO-PUB 5351 Adobe Falls Rd. 619.269.9363 www.JunkHouseSD.com 6. KNB WINE CELLARS 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 7. TERRA AMERICAN BISTRO 7091 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.293.7088 www.TerraSD.com 8 . T H E U G LY D O G 6344 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.8204 www.TheUglyDog.com 9. THE VINE COTTAGE 6062 Lake Murray Blvd. 619.465.0138 www.TheVineCotta ge.com 10. WEST COAST BBQ AND BREW 6126 Lake Murray Blvd. 11. WOODSTOCK’S PIZZA 6145 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.265.0999 www.WoodstocksSD.com


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SERVING SAN DIEGO NEW LOCAL PRODUCTION STUDIO DELIVERS A FEAST FOR FOODIE EYES

L

aunched in early 2016, Serve It Up burst onto the local food scene by producing and

“Delicious, real food, prepared with care just

distributing a high profile campaign for San

happens to photograph and film really well. Go

Diego foodie phenomenon, the Donut Bar, located

figure,” continues Faure.

on B street in the Gaslamp District. "Those guys

“And we do it at a price point that is affordable to

came in, treated our staff and donuts like rock

local business,” says Corona. “We capture food

stars, got the shots they needed, and produced

images like many other production companies

some amazing work,” says Chef Santiago Campa,

film actors. The rules are simple. Have good

Owner of Donut Bar. You may

lighting, and keep the camera Daniel Corona, Head of Production

have seen some of their incredible

Austin Faure, Lead Cinematographer

and the people moving. The

work on the Donut Bar Instagram

same goes with food. We keep it

page, or maybe their recent work

dynamic to create the experience

at the San Diego Tap Room in

of

Pacific Beach, featured on the

our videos.”

anticipation

throughout

West Coaster social media pages. “There’s no reason why food “The idea behind Serve It Up

photography or video capture

is actually really simple,” says

needs

company Co-Founder and Head

expensive as it is,” explains Faure.

of Production, Daniel Corona.

“Most of our shoots take

“There’s a reason why there is

one afternoon to do. We

an entire network dedicated to food.

work

Everyone loves looking at gorgeous

owners, or the restaurant's

images of delicious food. What we

head chefs, to get their

are doing with Serve It Up is bringing

plates picture-ready, and

those

and

we tend to use really small

aesthetics to San Diego bar and

two or three man crews.

restaurant owners.”

That way we keep costs

high-end

sensibilities

to

be

as

directly

difficult

with

or

the

down and are able to Serve It Up creates food photographs

move fast.”

and videos for cross-platform distribution for local restaurant owners. “Normally, any restaurant owner who is looking to produce high

Daniel Corona sums up the

quality imagery of their entrees would have to go through a very

appeal to restaurant business owners. “Everyone has been talking

layered and convoluted process,” says Austin Faure, Serve It Up’s

about the revolution that video represents. Well that revolution is

Lead Cinematographer and Co-Founder. “They might have to go

here and happening, and restaurant and bar owners shouldn’t be left

through an ad agency, who would then hire food stylists, who use

behind. Serve It Up is a San Diego small business, and we are hugely

all kinds of weird tricks, like using mashed potatoes and lard for ice

supportive of growing the local economy. Well-executed videos of

cream. What they’re photographing isn’t even edible. It’s not real.”

great food represents a great opportunity for an upsell.”

Corona continues, “We get why they do it, but Serve It Up does it in

If you haven’t seen their work, make sure to head on over to their

a way that we don’t rely on illusion. Every restaurant we work with

Instagram page @Serve It Up Media, and make sure to check out

uses fresh ingredients. We just figured out that if the food is fresh and

their latest video in collaboration with West Coaster and San Diego

legitimately delicious then it just makes our jobs that much easier.”

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

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12. SpecHops Brewing Company 1280 Activity Drive COMING ! spechops.com SOON

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