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NOVEMBER 2014 | SERVING AMERICA’S FINEST BEER COUNTY | SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGANS WIN 14 MEDALS IN DENVER AT THE 2014 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL

Pictured: Kim Brisson-Lutz of Saint Archer Brewing Co., with cans of gold medal-winning White Ale to her left. Photo by Kristina Yamamoto

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THE CARBOY CHRONICLES

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

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

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

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

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

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ON THE COVER: Kim Brisson-Lutz from Saint Archer, who recently married Heather Brisson, head roaster at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. The two collaborated on a Coffee Brown in January of 2014 (and again this September in 22-ounce bottles) for Saint Archer, and have worked together in the past, when Saint Archer Brewmaster Yiga Miyashiro was brewing at Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Kim Lutz at Maui Brewing Co., and Heather Brisson roasting at Caffé Calabria. You can try more of Heather’s creations at the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival on November 8, when Mayor Kevin Faulconer will tap a cask of Karl Strauss’ Bird Rock Espresso Porter, created with a unique blend of espresso beans. On the Saint Archer side, be on the lookout for a new 12-pack of cans, featuring not only the White Ale, but also the Double IPA in cans. Cover photo by Kristina Yamamoto


CONGRATULATIONS! Hats off to Head Brewer, Kim Brisson-Lutz, and the entire Brewing Team for grabbing the Gold Medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival with the White Ale.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Get There (& Back) Safely Just as the number of breweries grows every year, so does San Diego Beer Week each November. This year, with a revamped website and event calendar via local designer Sean Kelley aka Mother Sponge, Beer Week (SDBW.org) will be bursting at the seams. With great beer, though, comes great responsibility. Even just a few high-volume tasters can put you over the limit. To that end, the San Diego Brewers Guild has teamed up with ridesharing service Uber; new users can download the Uber app on their smartphones and receive $20 credit using the code SDBW2014. If you’re already an Uber user, keep supporting them, because they support #sdbeer. Cheers to Great Beers!


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SAN DIEGO GROWTH CONTINUES

In addition to the recent announcement of Stone Brewing Co. Berlin, the Escondido-based brewery just picked Richmond, Virginia as the location for their new East Coast expansion. Stone also started distribution into Canada.

In October, Ballast Point Brewing Co.’s Miramar location and Valley Center Brewery just opened their doors. Ballast’s new 100,000 square foot brewery/tasting room/restaurant is now open for beer tasting and will have food available via foodtrucks until their kitchen opens (h/t to Candice Woo of SD Eater).

Also in Virginia, Mira Mesa’s Green Flash Brewing Co. celebrating both the groundbreaking of the Virginia Beach expansion in October, coinciding with their first East Coast version of the charity fundraiser Treasure Chest Fest.

WEST COASTER WINS AWARDS West Coaster was recently honored with two big awards. The first is for our LA-centric sister publication, West Coaster Southern California. Staff writer and Sriracha-savant Randy Clemens was named in the Best Brewspaper / Free Zine Writing category of the North American Guild of Beer Writers’ Writing Awards for his article on Mark Jilg of Pasadena’s Craftsman Brewing. Check out the award-winning article online: westcoastersocal.com/editorial The second award was from Folio:, a magazine and news organization that covers the national publishing industry. Each year, they name their top 100 media executives in the country, and West Coaster Publisher Mike Shess was honored in the “Rising Stars: 20 in Their 20s” category.

Valley Center Brewery celebrated their grand opening on October 9th, and is now open for business on Lilac Road. The 15-gallon nanobrewery currently has 13 beers on tap with 4 house offerings with indoor and outdoor seating. Additionally, two businesses began brewing in October: 32 North Brewing and Bolt Brewery. Both breweries are now operational, taking our county-wide count to 95; however, their tasting rooms are not yet open to the public. Planned for Miramar, Oceanside’s Legacy Brewing is expanding with a new brewpub. Located at 7060 Miramar Road, there will be a nano-sized brewhouse paired with gastropub fare. Legacy celebrates their 1st Anniversary this November. Expanding south, Coronado Brewing Company’s Imperial Beach expansion is also slated to open within the month, according to the brewery. In Pacific Beach, the former Ciro’s Pizzeria location has transformed into Crushed. The new spot is keeping the 22-tap draft system in place with a solid lineup and offering an eclectic brunch and dinner menu. Check them out online at barcrushed.com or 8AM-midnight everyday at 967 Garnett Avenue. To the East, also on Garnett, former Ciro’s general manager Kenny Casciato is opening up Iron Pig Alehouse. Pairing slow-cooked & smoked BBQ with 36 craft taps, Iron Pig is hustling to open in November in time for San Diego Beer Week.

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Yield: 1 turkey 120 ounces malty beer 64 ounces apple juice 2 cups light brown sugar 2 cups salt 2 Tbsp black peppercorns 2 Tbsp green peppercorns 1 Tbsp juniper berries 2 sticks cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 1 tsp allspice 1 10-pound turkey, washed and patted dry with neck and giblets removed In a large stockpot, combine the beer, apple juice, sugar and salt. Bring to a low simmer and whisk together until the sugar and salt have dissolved completely. Remove from heat and add the peppercorns, juniper, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Let cool to room temperature. Place the turkey in a large, plastic trash bag. Pour the beer brine into the bag and draw closed. Place that bag in another plastic trash bag and transfer to a 40-quart plastic cooler. Refrigerate for 24 hours. NOTE: If you do not have enough room in your refrigerator for a cooler of that size, place the bagged turkey in a large, deep plastic container and refrigerate. The key is to keep the turkey refrigerated while ensuring that, should the bag leak, it doesn’t make a mess. Remove the turkey from the brine, wash and pat dry. Cook turkey via preferred method.

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he Great American Beer Festival is obviously a special time for people in the craft beer community. With 49,000 people flocking to the festival over three days, regionally-distributed breweries get a chance to pour their beers for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to try them. Brewers also wait with baited breath as judging panels decide which breweries go home with new hardware for their trophy cases. For Ramona’s ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, this year’s Great American Beer Festival turned out to be extra-special, as they were named the winner of the Samuel Adams “Brewing and Business Experienceship” program. Every year, Samuel Adams picks one brewery from their “Brewing the American Dream” funding program and awards them the opportunity to participate in the Experienceship program. The purpose of the program is to give one promising brewery extended mentoring from key people at the Boston Beer Company. Beyond gaining brewing, distribution, packaging and ingredient sourcing knowledge, the winner also gets to brew a collaboration beer with Samuel Adams and they also get funding to attend industry events like the Great American Beer Festival. The funding program initially caught the eye of ChuckAlek co-founders Grant Fraley and Marta Jankowska when they were looking to expand in late 2013. “We got a loan from Sam Adams

about a year ago to help actually start to pick up our distribution,” said Fraley. “It got us to the point of being probably the widestdistributed nanobrewery in San Diego, and we’ve gotten a lot of great response from our distribution.” ChuckAlek’s passion for brewing on a small scale is what grabbed the attention of Samuel Adams founder, Jim Koch. “I think they’re a model for the next wave of craft brewers that are going to take us to 6,000, 8,000 and eventually 10,000 breweries in the US,” said Koch. “It’ll be passionate, very small-scale breweries where the business model is not getting into Vons, Ralph’s and Safeway, but small breweries with tasting rooms that maybe sell growler fills, and have a very small distribution to a handful of accounts. That’s the business model that can get us thousands more breweries.” What can we expect out of ChuckAlek as a result of this mentorship program? Fraley lays out some short-term and long-term visions. “We’re really looking forward to the collaboration brew with them, which will help us get our name out there even more,” said Fraley. “We’re based in Ramona, but we’re part of that larger community of San Diego. We’re still figuring out our next steps, but we’ll definitely be growing up and ramping up over the next year and a half.” ■

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ONE MAN’S JOURNEY TO VISIT ALL 2013 GABF WINNERS

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By Justin Mease, BeerTrotter.com ast year I wrote in West Coaster about completing my quest to visit every Brewery in San Diego – a task that was obsolete by the time the article went to press, thanks to this fine city’s amazingly growing craft beer scene. One year later, I’ve completed an even more epic quest – visiting every 2013 GABF Winning Brewery. It was quite the year of travel – and beer – as I drove across the country – a couple times – to seek out so many different kinds of award-winning breweries. Besides the perennial favorites and big names, there are far more small brew pubs and nano-breweries churning out equally amazing beer. With almost 3,000 breweries in this country, 183 GABF award winners seemed like a good sample size. Here are a few stats from the road: • 36 states visited • 30,855 miles driven • 63 nights in a tent • 95 nights in free hotels (thanks to saved hotel points) • 69 extra breweries visited, for a total of 252 breweries in 355 days • 1,000 beers tasted... at least... One of the great themes of this trip has been that great beer can now be found in all corners of the country. • Even a place like Utah – with the most strict beer laws in the country – has a thriving craft beer scene • In Southern Missouri, I drove down a dirt road to visit an award-winning brewery located in a restored barn on a farm • Two of the most consistent award winners over the past couple years aren’t in big cities; they are in rural towns, several hours from the nearest population center (Barley Brown’s in Baker City, OR and Devil’s Backbone in Lexington, VA) • The Southeast – once a craft beer desert, hampered by Prohibition-era beer laws – is now successfully nurturing a craft beer resurgence

of breweries and brew pubs. Portland’s main advantage besides abundance and quality is consolidation. The public transportation system is one of the best for brewery-hopping outings. Brewery highlights: Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Rogue (2 locations within the city), Breakside Brewing Co. Bend, Oregon. Bend is like Portland’s little brother, except better looking, more charming, and a little mischievous. There are an astounding 24+ breweries in the city, which is quite remarkable considering the town only has a population of around 80,000. Bend boasts all sorts of outdoor activities to burn off some of those craft beer calories, consistently making Best Of lists for things like outside city, trail running, climbing, etc. Extra bonus – the whole town smells like pine trees... or wait, is that hops? Brewery highlights: Silver Moon Brewing Co, Crux Fermentation Project. Austin, Texas. Texas made a big leap this year, jumping from 6th place to 4th place for most medals won at the 2014 GABF. Austin may be the state’s craft beer capital, with micro breweries and brew pubs popping up everywhere. The city also gets extra credit for having one of the best food truck scenes in the country. Brewery highlights: Jester King Brewery, Austin Beerworks. Denver, Colorado. Denver is making a strong case for the US’s best beer city, with dozens within the city limits. Less than an hour away, Boulder and Fort Collins are also on the short list for best craft beer small town. With 5 of the top 50 US producers in the area, it seems that Rocky Mountain water really does make some fine beer. Denver gets extra credit for hosting the annual Great American Beer Festival.

Here are a few snapshots of cities where I spent more than a couple days...

Brewery highlights: Twisted Pine Brewing Co, Avery Brewing Co, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project.

Portland, Oregon. As most craft beer enthusiasts know, Portland is the unofficial beer capital of the world. Craft beer can be found in every corner of the city, not just in the dozens

San Francisco, California. The San Francisco bay area is known as one of the best culinary centers in the world, and craft beer is starting to make it’s presence felt as well. From Napa

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•  Mint Chocolate Stout 5.7% – Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD •  Candy Bar Milk Stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, sea salt and honey roasted peanuts 5.8% – Fate Brewing Co – Scottsdale, AZ •  Fleur de Blanc white farmhouse ale with rose hips, rose petals and elder flower 5.9% – The Commons Brewery – Portland, OR •  Rosemary Sourdough Saison 6.4% – Cannonball Creek Brewing Co – Golden, CO •  Beetnik French Saison with beets 7% – Renegade Brewing Co – Denver, CO •  Orange Mocha Stout 7% – Big Sky Brewing Co – Missoula, MT •  West Bound Braggot with orange blossom honey, Tasmanian pepper berries, Buddha’s Hand fruit and a Belgian saison yeast 8% – Twisted Pine Brewing Co – Boulder, CO •  Cinnamon Roll’d Wake-n-Bake imperial stout with coffee and cinnamon 9.4% – Terrapin Beer Co – Athens, GA •  PumpKYn porter brewed with pumpkin and spices, aged in bourbon barrels 17.22% – Avery Brewing Co – Boulder, CO. Not a typo, 17.22%

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t was a cloudy, beers brewed with the freezing cold darker kilned malt that day—like slipping was standard in Cenon frozen puddles tral Europe at the time. in the street freezing— Brewmaster Josef Groll and Adam and I were introduced lager brewing almost to the top of to the Bohemians in 1842 the hill. Turning to look at the Burghers’ brewery in back down toward the DanPilsen. Groll had studied maltube’s icy waters, we could ings in England and constructed see Prague in all of its kilns that could make pale fairytale-esque glory. In malt in the new English the heart of Central Eustyle. Coupling this with rope, we were in search yeast smuggled in from of lager. Our destination Bavaria, the first pale was Klášterní Pivovar Strahov, lager was born. To this a small microbrewery in the day, Pilsener Urquell, gleaming white monastery that the descendant of that sat atop the hill, only a stone’s original beer, is the only throw from Prague Castle. One beer called “Pilsener” in frothy mug of their dark Tmavé lager and the Czech Republic. Unlike another of their amber Polotmavé lager and the rest of the world, the Czechs the bone-chilling cold from outside melted consider Pilsener to be a brand, away. This was lager in its elemental state, and the style of beer is known as as the Czechs have been brewing it for over Světlé, which refers to any pale lager. a century. But what about the dark beers that the BohemiIt took this trip to the freezing heart of lager’s ans were brewing before the homeland, seven years ago now, for me to first truly see pilsner took over? These the wealth of amazing beers that the colder side of brewbeers continued on as toping offers. Up until this trip, I had been firmly an ale ILLUSTRATED BY KAYLA COLEMAN fermented beers until the guy—porters, pale ales, hefeweizens, Belgian ales, and 1890s by which time the brown ales were my styles of choice. I wrote lagers off as bland, rest of the breweries in the region had switched over to lager mass produced beer for people who weren’t into beer like I was. brewing and the old dark beers evolved into lagers alongside But I had heard whisperings of lagers that would change my the new pale Světlé style. Today the Czechs have several styles mind. There was a land in the heart of Europe, where pale lager of dark lagers that are typically described by color and wort was born, that held the key to the wonders of this family of beer. strength. To be fair, I had already been to Munich earlier in the fall for Tmavé are medium to dark brown on color, Černé are at Oktoberfest. Drinking Ayinger Oktoberfest had partially pulled least as dark as Tmavé and sometimes completely black, and the blinders off, but I still wrote off the standard Oktoberfest laPolotmavé (sometimes also called Granát) are in the amber-red gers from the big Munich brewers as uninteresting for the most range. They can be brewed at almost any strength, with the most part. I knew that there was more to lager than what I had expecommon draught beer being Výčepní Pivo at 8-10 degrees plato, rienced, but it took a trip to Prague to truly open my eyes to the or about 3-4% ABV. Kozel Černé is a popular dark example of diversely rich world of traditional lager brewing. the Výčepní Pivo style. Session beer is alive and well in the The Bohemians (then part of the German-speaking AustroCzech Republic, as the popularity of Výčepní Pivo shows, but Hungarian Empire, and now part of the Czech Republic) conmany dark lagers from smaller brewers like Klasterní and U tinued to brew top-fermented beers into the 19th century, even Fleků are brewed a little stronger at 13-14 degrees plato (or even though their Bavarian neighbors had by that time switched over stronger yet, all the way to doppelbock range), and are called to colder lager brewing for the most part, favoring dark lager Speciál Pivo. Another example that has gained international no-

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toriety is Koutský 14º Tmavý Speciál from Pivovar Kaut na Šumavě. In the middle of the two strength ranges is Ležák at 11-12 degrees plato. There are several key differences between Czech and German lagers that lend these styles their distinct character. The nearly exclusive use of Czech Saaz hops and floormalted Moravian pale malt is one, as is the larger percentage of caramel malt and roasted malt in typical recipes. Decoction mashing is still common for Czech lagers, though it has been mostly abandoned in Germany. This process of boiling a portion of the mash and then mixing it back in to raise temperature lends a richer malt flavor and deeper color. Fermentation can also be different, with traditional

Both Photos: Amber and dark lagers at klosterní Pivovar Strahov

Czech fermentation starting extra cold in open vats and then seeing a gradual cooling to lager temperatures before all fermentable extract has been exhausted. This makes for a fruitier beer as the residual extract is consumed over a long lagering period. It also makes for a slightly higher diacetyl content in some beers, which is famously noticeable in Pilsner Urquell and contributes to a fuller flavor. While most German brewers have adopted a single lager yeast strain that ferments very clean beers, Czech breweries still use a wide variety of unique lager yeast strains. U Fleků in Prague makes perhaps the most iconic Tmavé lager. In operation since 1499, U Fleku is the world’s oldest brewpub, and still only makes one beer. Their dark lager is brewed with a blend of Pilsner, Munich, Caramunich, and Carafa II roasted malts, and is mashed with a double decoction before being boiled with three additions of Saaz hops. It’s a roasty, round, and malty-sweet lager that servers will keep delivering to your table until you protest them to stop. Klasterní’s Tmavé is also a fine example, but their Polotmavé is a standout of the style and

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has a Saaz hop punch that rivals many West Coast pale ales, countered by a rich toasty malt character. The Czechs love their Saaz hops and these beers are oftentimes a shining example of that. Any San Diegan would be at home with these wonderful, hoppy lagers. Besides Pilsner (well, Světlé), Czech lager styles are hard to find brewed by local brewers, though the forthcoming update to the Beer Judge Certification Program style guidelines now recognizes these styles, which will likely increase interest amongst homebrewers and eventually small breweries. When you can manage to find an import it inevitably suffers from age and wear, though Pilsener Urquell has improve somewhat in recent months due to a new cold-shipping initiative. To really experience Tmavé, Polotmavé and Černé, you have to book yourself a flight to the Czech Republic. Small breweries abound and produce many traditional, high quality lagers. The Czech pub is an experience unto itself and I recommend that all beer drinkers visit at least once to experience the richness and tradition of the local beer and drinking culture. ■

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Dr. Q: What will this bottle share accomplish? Omar Passons: We want to celebrate 30th Street and make a lot of people a part of that celebration. So far there are nine stops on the bottle share route: Polite Provisions, Ritual Kitchen, Toronado, Waypoint Public, Bluefoot Bar, Brabant Bar & Cafe, Station Tavern, Alchemy Restaurant, and Hamilton’s Tavern. We want to see 30th Street lined up with people holding the bottles they are going to share, wearing the same shirt, taking selfies, and having a great time. Once inside any of the locations, participants are encouraged to share beer with friends and strangers alike. Unlike traditional bottle shares that focus almost exclusively on rare beers, this event is designed to be a mixture of ‘whales’ as well as the everyday quality beer that makes San Diego County such a great place to enjoy craft beer. Dr. Q: Tell us about the “signature tastings” during the event. Omar Passons: Pre-registered guests who’ve bought a ticket at SDBottleShare.com can sign up for a small-group tasting of beers from AleSmith, Mother Earth, Coronado, Lightning, and The Bruery, with the chance of meeting some of the brewers as well. Dr. Q: Where did the idea for this event come from? Omar Passons: I was on 30th Street in North Park, rounding the corner to Tiger!Tiger! and I saw people pulling up with their bikes, on the patio, and in the bar and thought, ‘All of these people here are celebrating craft beer, nationally San Diego is being talked about, and 30th Street is the epicenter of great craft beer. I’d like to showcase that.’ I like what San Diego breweries, craft beer bars,

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restaurants and shop keepers are doing not only for the craft beer community, but also for the communities in which they operate. Waypoint Public House has a standing monthly fundraiser for Jefferson Elementary School, for example, and Tiger!Tiger! supports pedestrian and biking safety efforts for the community, with brewer Lee Chase even inventing a beer called “Give Me Three” to remind people of the new state law requiring cars to give three feet when passing bicyclists. Gestures like these help the rest of the business community get on board with creative ideas that shape the community. Dr. Q: What are you doing to mitigate any safety concerns? Omar Passons: Aside from the four shuttles that will be taking people up and down 30th Street, we are hoping to have a shuttle that will run from the downtown Coaster Station to Alchemy, and either way, it’s a short taxi, Uber or Lyft ride from that station – or many other parts of San Diego County – to the bottle share route. Dr. Q: What are some of the social implications of this event? Omar Passons: The Front Burner Fund will receive a portion of the proceeds from this event. This is a very important organization that serves back of the house staff – the preppers, the line cooks, and the dishwashers who make our meals possible – by providing funding for medical emergencies. This organization helps to ease the financial pain that medical emergencies often create. On a lighter note, we also have an application in with Guinness Book of World Records for “The World’s Biggest Bottle Share.” This event aims high because our San Diego/Baja mega region is increasingly a place where people want to try fun and innovative things and to be known for the creativity that makes these events possible. We want young people who hear about this event – and other major lifestyle events in San Diego – to realize that this is a great place to come and start a career, because not only does it have major hubs in wireless and life sciences and aerospace, but it has an after-work culture and climate that makes it the best place in the country to live. ■


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Category: 74 Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale - 60 Entries Bronze: Jon Flanders, Tustin Brewing Co., Tustin, CA

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By Ryan Reschan ext year will be a transition year for the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) beer style guidelines. Spearheaded by Gordon Strong, the current BJCP style guidelines dating back to 2008 are being revised this year inthe hope of getting guidelines into place by early 2015, with new testing occurring sometime by the middle of next year. At this year’s National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Strong spoke to homebrewers about the changes being made and the reasons behind them. He mentioned that the last major revision of new styles was in 2004, and with the evolution of craft beer and the increased interest in historical beers, we are long overdue for an update. A few months later a draft of the 2014 style guidelines was released for review and comment. At this time the public comment period has ended and a second draft of the guidelines is being reviewed by the BJCP. So let’s take a look at some of the new styles potentially being added to the guidelines. SPECIALTY IPA With the “IPA-ification” of American craft beer, it’s fitting that a specialty IPA category is created to contain all the various riffs on hoppy beer. Black, Brown, Red, White, Belgian, and Rye versions of IPA are among those listed. Various strengths from session to double will be allowed, along with combinations among sub-styles and strengths. This catch-all category would be for anything not resembling classic American and English style IPAs. However, IPAs with adjuncts (fruit, spices, oaked, etc.) are not listed and likely will remain with those designated categories. One version not mentioned is Brett IPA, an IPA fermented exclusively with Brettanomyces. But perhaps this style with show up in the American wild ale category. Which leads us to the next category… AMERICAN WILD ALE Perhaps the most rapidly growing and changing category, American wild ale is a welcome addition to the guidelines. American brewers have taken some aspects of Belgian lambic and made them their own. The world “wild” does not imply spontaneously fermented beer like traditional lambic, but beer made with yeast

and bacteria other than brewer’s yeast (lager or ale Saccharomyces). The three subcategories are Brett Beer, Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer, and Soured Fruit Beer. Brett Beer includes 100% Brett fermented beers, either oaked or not. Brewer’s yeast can be used but should not be prominent. Mixed-fermentation Sour Beer is usually a combination of brewer’s yeast, Brett, and bacteria (Lactobacillus and/or Pediococcus) that is pitched by the brewer. This beer can be barrel aged as well. Soured Fruit Beer is once again inspired by Belgian fruited lambic but employs American techniques and non-traditional fruits. WHEATWINE As part of the new Strong American Ale category, Wheatwine joins Double IPA, American Strong Ale, and American Barleywine as a group of high alcohol beers. Wheatwine should have large wheat character but should not have any German weizen yeast character. Think an American Barleywine but with wheat replacing a large chunk of the specialty malt and with less emphasis on hop character. That being said, the beer can be on the hoppy side. American brewers seem to be producing the style more and more these days; case in point: AleSmith brewed a fantastic example of the style for their 2014 Anniversary version of Decadence. HISTORICAL BEER What’s old is new with the addition of a historical beer category. American brewers have always been interested in reviving historical beer styles and the trend continues to this day. Many of these styles were either extinct or near extinction in their country of origin. Some of these styles were extremely popular in their time but have fallen out of favor with the dominance of Pilsners or other styles of macro lager. The styles included here are Gose (German), Piwo Grodziskie (Polish), Lichtenhainer (German), Roggenbier (German), Sahti (Finnish), Kentucky Common (American), Pre-Prohibition Lager (American), Pre-Prohibition Porter (American), and London Brown Ale (English). Of the group, Sahti and particularly Gose seem to be the most popular among craft brewers. Gose has really grown in the last few years thanks to its low alcohol, dry, lemony tart, salty, bready character. Locally, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers have been resurrecting many of the above styles that range from tart, smoked, spiced and/or adjuncted. ■

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 // PHOTOS BY TIM STAHL New Belgium’s traveling festival of bikes raised $45,700 for local non-profits San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and San Diego Mountain Biking Association, up 10 percent from last year. Around 7,000 people convened at Golden Hill Park for the Saturday 27 event. “It’s a ‘fun-raiser’ unlike any other,” said Andy Hanshaw, Executive Director of San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. “Over the last five years, New Belgium has contributed nearly $200,000 that has gone right back into our efforts here to make San Diego a safer, more accessible place for all people to ride their bikes. It’s Hilarity for Charity, and we love it!” As you can see from this Facebook album, the party is a lot of fun, and a highlight of every Tour de Fat stop is the car-for-bike swap, where one person commits to commute by bike for the next year. That local this year was Hutton Marshall. “I’m excited to start my year living car-free,” Marshall told New Belgium. “Working on a tan, helping create a healthier planet and developing strong gluteus muscles are goals everyone should strive for and I will most certainly do so during the coming year.”

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CRAFT BEER DIRECTORY & MAP 544 5th Ave. | 619.232.9840 www.TheField.com 19. The Hopping Pig 734 5th Ave. | 619.546.6424 www.TheHoppingPig.com 20. The Local 1065 4th Ave. | 619.231.4447 www.TheLocalSanDiego.com 21. The Tipsy Crow 770 5th Ave. | 619.338.9300 www.TheTipsyCrow.com 22. Tin Can Alehouse 1863 5th Ave. | 619.955.8525 www.TheTinCan1.Wordpress.com 23. Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp 333 5th Ave. | 619.795.9463 www.GaslampUnion.com

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1. Alchemy San Diego 1503 30th St. | 619.255.0616 www.AlchemySanDiego.com 2. Belching Beaver North Park 4223 30th St. | 760.703.0433 www.BelchinBeaver.com 3. Bourbon Street Bar & Grill 4612 Park Blvd. | 619.291.0173 www.BourbonStreetSD.com 4. Carnita’s Snack Shack 2632 University Ave. | 619.294.7675 www.CarnitasSnackShack.com 5. Coin Op Game Room 3926 30th St. | 619.255.8523 www.CoinOpSD.com 6. Counterpoint 830 25th St. | 619.564.6722 www.CounterpointSD.com 7. Cueva Bar 2123 Adams Ave. | 619.269.6612 www.CuevaBar.com 8. DiMille’s Italian Restaurant 3492 Adams Ave. | 619.283.3153 www.DiMilles.com 9. Farm House Cafe 2121 Adams Ave. | 619.269.9662 www.FarmHouseCafeSD.com 10. Hamilton’s Tavern 1521 30th St. | 619.238.5460 www.HamiltonsTavern.com 11. Live Wire Bar 2103 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.291.7450 www.LiveWireBar.com 12. Modern Times Flavordome 3000 Upas St. www.ModernTimesBeer.com 13. Nate’s Garden Grill 3120 Euclid Ave. | 619.546.7700 14. Polite Provisions 4696 30th St. | 619.677.3784 www.PoliteProvisions.com

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

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

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

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Bare Back Grill 4640 Mission Blvd. | 858.274.7117 www.BareBackGrill.com 2. Barrel Republic 1261 Garnet Ave. | 858.270.9922 www.BarrelRepublic.com 3. Ciro’s Pizzeria & Beerhouse 967 Garnet Ave. | 619.696.0405 www.CirosSD.com 4. Coaster Saloon 744 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.4438 www.CoasterSaloon.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. Latitude 32 Pub 5019 Cass St. | 858.273.0501 www.Latitude32Bar.com 8. Luigi’s At The Beach 3210 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.2818 www.LuigisAtTheBeach.com 9. Pacific Beach Fish Shop 1775 Garnet Ave. | 858.483.4746 www.TheFishShopPB.com 10. SD TapRoom 1269 Garnet Ave. | 858.274.1010 www.SDTapRoom.com 11. Sandbar Sports Grill 718 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.1274 www.SandbarSportsGrill.com 12. Sinbad Cafe

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

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

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BOTTLE SHOPS 1. Barons Market 4001 W Point Loma Blvd. | 619.223.4397 www.BaronsMarket.com 2. Fuller Liquor 3896 Rosecrans St. | 619.296.1531 www.KegGuys.com 3. Olive Tree Marketplace 4805 Narragansett Ave. | 619.224.0443 www.OliveTreeMarket.com 4. Sea Trader Liqour & Deli 1403 Ebers St. | 619.223.3010 www.SeaTraderLiquorAndDeli.com

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

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

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

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

BREWERIES 1. Ballast Point/Home Brew Mart 5401 Linda Vista Rd. 406 | 619.295.2337 www.HomeBrewMart.com 2. Benchmark Brewing Co. 6190 Fairmount Ave. Ste G | 619.795.2911 www.BenchmarkBrewing.com 3. Coronado Brewing Co. (Knoxville) 1205 Knoxville www.CoronadoBrewingCompany.com 4. Council Brewing Company 7705 Convoy Ct. | 858.256.0038 www.CouncilBrew.com 5. Groundswell Brewing Company 6304 Riverdale St. | 619.795.2337 www.GroundswellBrew.com 6. Helm’s Brewing Co. 5640 Kearny Mesa Rd. | 858.384.2772 www.HelmsBrewingCo.com 7. Quantum Brewing 5375 Kearny Villa Rd. #116 www.QuantumBeer.com 8. Societe Brewing Company 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd www.SocieteBrewing.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. 83 Degrees 660 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.729.7904 www.83Degrees.net 2. Board & Brew 201 Oak Ave. | 760.434.4466 www.BoardAndBrew.com 3. Dani P’s Cork & Tap 560 Greenbrier Dr. | 760.967.0128 www.DaniPsCorkTap.com 4. Local Tap House Oceanside 308 S Coast Hwy. | 760.547.1469 www.LocalTapHouse.com 5. PCH Sports Bar & Grill 1835 S Coast Hwy. | 760.721.3955 www.PCHSportsBarAndGrill.com 6. Surfside Tap Room 507 N. Coast Highway | 760.740.5449 www.SurfsideTapRoom.com 7. Tap That Tasting Room 3207 Roymar Rd. | 760.529.5953 www.TapThatKegNow.com 8. The Compass 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.434.1900 www.Facebook.com/TheCompassCarlsbad

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

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

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

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EAST COUNTY

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

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

BREW PUBS 1. URBN St. Brewing 110 N Magnolia Ave. www.Facebook.com/ElCajonBrewery

BREWERIES 1. BNS Brewing & Distilling 10960 Wheatlands Ave. | 619.208.9799 www.BnsBrewingAndDistilling.com 2. Butcher’s Brewing 9962 Prospect Ave. | 619.334.2222 www.ButchersBrewing.com 3. Manzanita Brewing Company 10151 Prospect Ave. Ste D | 619.334.1757 www.ManzanitaBrewing.com 4. URBN St. Brewing 110 S Magnolia Ave. | 619.328.6922 www.URBNStBrewing.com

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

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NORTH COUNTY INLAND

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Churchill’s Pub and Grille 887 W San Marcos Blvd. | 760.471.8773 www.ChurchillsPub.us 2. Cool Hand Luke’s 110 Knoll Rd. | 760.752.3152 www.CoolHandLukes.com 3. Mike’s BBQ 1356 W Valley Pkwy. | 760.746.4444 www.MikesBBQ.us 4. Phils BBQ 579 Grand Ave. | 760.759.1400 www.PhilsBBQ.net 5. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens 1999 Citracado Pkwy. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneWorldBistro.com 6. Sublime Ale House 1020 W San Marcos Blvd. | 760.510.9220 www.SublimeAleHouse.com 7. The Bellows 803 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. 760.290.3912 www.BellowsWoodFire.com

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

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

BREWERIES 1. Aztec Brewing Company/7 Nations 2330 La Mirada Dr. Ste 300 | 760.598.7720 www.AztecBrewery.com 2. Barrel Harbor Brewing 2575 Pioneer Ave. | 760.734.3949 www.BarrelHarborBrewing.com 3. Belching Beaver Brewery 980 Park Center Dr. | 760.703.0433 www.TheBelchingBeaver.com 4. Booze Brothers Brewery 2545 Progress St. | 760.295.0217 www.BoozeBrothersBrewery.com 5. Dos Desperados 1241 Linda Vista Dr. | 760.566.6209 www.DosDesperadosBrew.com 6. Fallbrook Brewing Co. 136 N Main Ave. www.FallbrookBrewing.com 7. Indian Joe Brewing 2379 La Mirada Dr. | 760.295.3945 www.IndianJoeBrewing.com 8. Iron Fist Brewing Co. 1305 Hot Springs Wy. Ste 101 760.216.6500 | www.IronFistBrewing.com 9. Latitude 33 Brewing Company 1430 Vantage Ct. Ste 104 760.913.7333 | www.Lat33Brew.com 10. Mother Earth Tap House 206 Main St | 760.599.4225 www.MotherEarthBrewCo.com 11. Offbeat Brewing Company 1223 Pacific Oaks Pl. | 760.294.4045 www.OffbeatBrewing.com 12. Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey 155 Mata 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 Meadows Dr. www.Stumblefoot.com 16. Toolbox Brewing 1495 Poinsettia Ave #148 760.598.1477 www.ToolboxBrewing.com 17. Valley Center Brewery 28960 Lilac Road www.ValleyCenterBrewery.com

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

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POWAY RANCHO BERNARDO

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Brother’s Provisions 16451 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. | 855.850.2767 www.BrosProvisions.com 2. Company Pub and Kitchen 13670 Poway Rd. | 858.668.3365 www.CompanyPubAndKitchen.com 3. Phileas Fogg’s 11385 Poway Rd. | 858.486.4442 www.PhileasFoggs.com

= NEW LOCATION 4. URGE American Gastropub 16761 Bernardo Ctr. Dr. | 858.637.8743 www.URGEGastropub.com 5. Yanni’s Bar & Grill 12015 Scripps Highland Dr. | 858.527.0011 www.YannisBistro.com

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

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

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

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SOUTH BAY

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

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

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

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COLLEGE LA MESA

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. Cheba Hut 6364 El Cajon Blvd | 619.269.1111 www.ChebaHut.com 2. Hoffer’s Cigar Bar 8282 La Mesa Blvd. | 619.466.8282 www.HoffersCigar.com 3. Hooleys Irish Pub 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 619.713.6900 www.Hooleys.com 4. KnB Wine Cellars 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. | 619.286.0321 www.KnBWineCellars.com 5. Terra American Bistro 7091 El Cajon Blvd | 619.293.7088 www.TerraSD.com 6. The Ugly Dog 6344 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.269.8204 www.TheUglyDog.com 7. The Vine Cottage 6062 Lake Murray Blvd. | 619.465.0138 www.TheVineCottage.com 8. West Coast BBQ and Brew 6126 Lake Murray Blvd.

9. Woodstock’s Pizza 6145 El Cajon Blvd | 619.265.0999 www.WoodstocksSD.com

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

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ENCINITAS DEL MAR

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

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

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

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

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CORONADO

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS

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

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

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

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MISSION HILLS HILLCREST

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

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

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

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

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ALPINE BREWERIES

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

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RAMONA BREWERIES

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

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

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JULIAN BREW PUBS

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

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


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Tantalize your taste buds with a wide variety of locally brewed craft beer. Vista, with 11 breweries, plus more in planning, is a craft beer destination.

1 Prohibition Brewing Co 2004 E. Vista Way

2a Mother Earth Brew Co (Tap Rm) 206 Main Street

2b Mother Earth Brew Co 2055 Thibido Rd Ste H

3 Back Street Brewing 15 Main Street

4 Indian Joe Brewing Co 2379 La Mirada Dr

5 Aztec Brewing Co

2330 La Mirada Dr Ste 300

6 Iron Fist Brewing Co

1305 Hot Springs Way #101

7 Belching Beaver Brewing Co 980 Park Center Dr #A

8 Booze Brothers Brewing Co 2545 Progress St

9 Barrel Harbor Brewing Co 2575 Pioneer Way #104

10 Toolbox Brewing Co

1495 Poinsettia Ave. #148

11 Latitude 33 Brewing Co 1430 Vantage Court #104


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