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LOCAL BEER EVENTS

Thanks, readers, for helping us build up our online event calendar. Below is a look at what you’ll find at westcoastersd.com/san-diego-beer-calendar.

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W 6/3 Ballast Point Beer Pairing Dinner @ Waypoint Public

SA 6/13 2nd Saturday w/ Coronado Brewing @ Hamiltons Tavern

W 6/3 Mike Hess Brewing Night @ Regent’s Pizzeria

SA 6/13 Brunch Bus @ Fathom/Raglan/Sessions/Fall Brewing

W 6/3 Keep the Mug Night w/ Benchmark @ Iron Pig Alehouse

SU 6/14 Ballast Point Beer Brunch @ Toronado

TH 6/4 Council First Anniversary: Beatitude Tart Saison Tap Takeover

SU 6/14 Ritual Brewing Beer Dinner @ O’Brien’s Pub

F 6/5 Council Anniversary Ale Bottle Release Party

M 6/15 Abnormal Dinner Series w/ 8 Lagunitas Beers & 8 Courses

F 6/5 Stone South Park Draftastic Finale @ Stone South Park

@ The Cork and Craft

F 6/5 13th Annual Beer & Sake Festival @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal

M-W 6/15-17 Taste of Little Italy

F 6/5 Firkin Friday w/ Belching Beaver @ Hamiltons Tavern

TU 6/16 Chicks for Beer feat. Drakes @ The High Dive

F 6/5 Flowing Friday w/ Stone @ The High Dive

W 6/17 Barley Literate Homebrew Club Meeting @ Mike’s BBQ

SA 6/6 Barrel-aged Beer Tap Takeover @ Council Brewing

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SA 6/6 Duck Foot Brewing Co. Grand Opening

W 6/17 Firestone Walker Tap Takeover @ Iron Pig Alehouse

SU 6/7 Belching Beaver Brewery 2nd Annual Classic Car Show #

W 6/17 DRINKABOUT!

SU 6/7 Intermediate Brew Class @ Home Brew Mart

TH 6/18 Del Mar Village Summer Solstice @ Powerhouse Park

TU 6/9 California Sour Jamboree @ Modern Times Lomaland

TH 6/18 Hopfest @ The Museum of Man

TU 6/9 Monthly Meeting of North Park Homebrewers Club @ Thorn

TH 6/18 Societe Brewing Presents: Duyle’s Mess Hall

Street Brewery

F-SU 6/19-21 San Diego International Beer Festival

TU 6/9 Master Pairings: Stone Brewing Co. & Beachwood Brewing

SA 6/20 Centennial Beer Fest @ Golden Hill Park

@ Stone Escondido

SA 6/20 San Diego Brew Fest @ Liberty Station

TU 6/9 Tuesday Taste of North Park

SA 6/20 AleSmith Mr. Padre 5.5K

W 6/10 Keep the Glass w/ Belching Beaver @ Iron Pig Alehouse

SA 6/20 Secret Stash @ Plan 9 Alehouse

W 6/10 Three Course Ballast Point Brewer Dinner @ Waypoint Public

SA 6/20 Homebrewing Workshop @ Helm’s Brewing

W 6/10 Taco-Fest, Cask & Keep the Glass (free t-shirt) @ Mike Hess

SA 6/20 Artini Art Gala @ Sunset Temple

Brewing North Park

SA & SU 6/20-21 La Jolla Festival of the Arts

W 6/10 White Labs 20 Year Anniversary / Brewing Network 10 Year

SU 6/21 Brewer’s Dinner @ Sycuan Casino

Anniversary @ Port Pavilion

SU 6/21 Beginner Brew Class @ Home Brew Mart

W 6/10 Green Flash & Alpine Beer Co. Night @ Regent’s Pizzeria

SU 6/21 Karl Strauss Who’s Your Pappy Father’s Day Tapping

TH 6/11 Ironfire Pint Night @ The High Dive

SU 6/21 Homebrewing Workshop @ Helm’s Brewing

F 6/12 Firkin Friday w/ Rogue Brewing and John Maier @ Hamiltons

M 6/22 Home Brew Bottle Share @ Beerworks

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M 6/22 Ninkasi Flight Night @ Slater’s 50/50 San Marcos

TH-SA 6/11-13 National Homebrewers Conference Back in San

TU 6/23 Industry Tiki Brunch @ The High Dive

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TU 6/23 Bottleshare @ Beerworks

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W 6/24 Avery Tap Takeover @ Iron Pig Alehouse

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W 6/24 Firestone Walker Party @ Craft Kitchen

F 6/12 Passion Fruit Kicker (Beer To The Rescue) @ Green Flash

TH 6/25 Charity Fundraiser / Guest Beertenders @ Beerworks

SA 6/13 Beer for Breakfast w/ 101 North Brewing @ Small Bar

F 6/26 Firkin Friday w/ Pizza Port @ Hamiltons Tavern

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

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

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

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

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CALIFORNIA’S C R A F T B E E R I M PA C T

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ccording to data released by the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) in early May, the California craft beer is a $6.5 billion industry. As of March 2015 there were 554 operating breweries in California, more than any other state in the nation. Members of the CCBA met in San Diego in late May to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the California Craft Brewers Conference. Topics included running an effective tasting room, a panel discussion on preparing and managing growth, brewery safety, California’s new industrial stormwater permits, and more. “Over the past few years we’ve seen consistent growth in the craft beer industry both here in California and across the nation,” said

Tom McCormick, executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association. “Last year was by far the strongest upward trend we’ve seen, an amazing year for craft brewing in California.” California is the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement and at the forefront of the industry’s growth. California produces one out of every five craft beers produced in the United States. “California craft brewers play an important role in supporting the economic engine in California,” said McCormick. “The CCBA’s BY MIKE SHESS initiatives continue to promote and protect the growth of the craft brewing industry in California.” ■ For more info the CCBA Conference, see page 30!

Photos via @cacraftbrewers Instagram

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ECONOMIC IMPACT In 2014 Craft beer contributed more than $6.5 billion to the economy of California. That’s up 18% from 2013. The craft beer industry in California has a higher economic impact than any other state in the U.S. EMPLOYMENT

In 2014 the craft beer industry created more than 48,000 jobs.

GROWTH

During 2014 the number of operating breweries grew by more than 24%, giving us a total of 520 operating breweries in California at the end of 2014. In 2012 there were 313, and in 2013, 418.

TAXES

In 2014 California craft brewers paid more than $56 million in State and federal excise taxes and paid more than $1.3 billion in income and other local, state and federal taxes ($880 million in state and local income taxes and $465 in federal income taxes).

PRODUCTION VOLUME

California craft brewers produced 3.4 Million barrels of beer in 2014.

EXPORTS California craft brewers exported 1.3 million barrels of beer in 2014. That’s still higher than the total production of all but two other states (PA and CO)


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S A N D I E G O I N T E R N AT I O N A L B E E R F E S T I VA L W I N N E R S ANNOUNCED Known as the Great American Beer Festival of the West Coast, the 2015 San Diego International Beer Festival announced the winners of its beer competition. AleSmith Brewing Co. beat out 132 entries to win four Gold medals for Barrel-Aged Olde Ale, Nut Brown, Ole Ale 2015 and Old Numbskull in addition the 2015 Champion Brewery award. Ballast Point won two Golds for Pale Ale & Coral; Pizza Port won three Golds for Party Pat Stout, Shagadellic Brown and Shark Bite Red; Rip Current won one Gold for Body Surfing Blonde and Lost Abbey won two Golds for Inferno and Veritas 015. Check out the full list of winners at sandiegobeerfestival.com/beer-competition/winners. Taste the winning beers amongst 400+ other offerings during the San Diego International Beer Festival with unlimited 1 ounce samples for $62 June 19-21. Tickets & more info: sandiegobeerfestival.com/tickets

FOUR SD BREWERIES POST BIG 2014 SALES In the May issue, we shared the Brewers Association’s list of the top 50 U.S. craft breweries based on sales volume. Stone reached ninth on the list, joined by locals Ballast Point (31), Karl Strauss (46), and Green Flash (48). In late May, the sales figures for those positions were released. In 2014, Stone sold 287,075 barrels, a 35% increase from 2013. Ballast Point jumped a whopping 74% from 2013, selling 123,435 barrels last year. Karl Strauss also climbed, 11%, with 67,920 barrels sold. And Green Flash’s 64,640 sold in 2014 meant the company raised their own bar by 16%. To put that into some perspective, the top craft brewer on the list, D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc, which became a craft brewer when the Brewers Association tweaked their definitions, sold 2,917,992 barrels in 2014. Boston Beer Co sold 2,550,000, while Sierra Nevada jumped over the million-barrel hurdle, selling 1,069,694 barrels. The next California craft brewer on the list, Lagunitas (#6), sold 601,420 barrels, 50% more than the previous year. David Eisenberg of Brewbound.com made an interesting note on the barrier for entry in the top 50 club: “Breckenridge Brewery, which held the last spot on the list, produced 64,371 barrels in 2014. In 2011, Four Peaks Brewing was ranked 50th on the list after making 36,000 barrels.” With breweries expanding nationwide, it could be quite some time before we see another local brewery join the top 50 list. Top 50 U.S. Craft Breweries Based on the metric of 2014 beer sales volume, Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co. is now ninth in the country. Three local breweries followed: Ballast Point, 31st; Karl Strauss, 45th; and Green Flash, making its debut on this list, 48th. On page 13 is the list in its entirety.

MIKE HESS OCEAN BEACH Mike Hess Brewing is slated to open a tasting room in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego by the end of the summer. The space is 1,800 square feet and located on 4893 Voltaire Street in North OB. There will be 24 taps, a cask engine and beer for sale for on-site consumption or to go. In other Mike Hess news, the brewery’s 5-year anniversary block party in North Park is happening July 25.


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We’re proud to announce that we’ve promoted Brandon Hernández to be our new Editor-at-Large. Brandon’s impact will be most visible via West Coaster’s website, which will benefit from the new editor-atlarge’s frequent updates on new brewing businesses, expansions, closures, events, standout beers and more. Such pieces have been his calling card for the better part of a decade and led to him being regarded as the county’s most prominent brewing industry correspondent. You can also look forward to seeing more of Brandon’s work in the pages of this magazine.

Brian Hackler, Southwest Regional Market Manager for Duvel Moortgat USA, informed West Coaster that Missouri’s Boulevard Brewing will soon be readily available in San Diego. The Kansas City-based brewery, perhaps most known for their Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (rated 93/100 on BeerAdvocate.com & 99/100 on RateBeer.com), is beginning distribution this June. Beers that will be available on draft and in bottle regularly beginning in June: The Calling IPA, Heavy Lifting IPA, Pop up IPA (session), 80 Acre Wheat & Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale.

G O L D E N H I L L’ S B A L B O A PA R K C E N T E N N I A L C E L E B R AT I O N The community of Golden Hill is coming together to commemorate the centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition complete with beer garden, live music, classic car show, food vendors as more. Not to be confused with the storied boondoggle that is the Balboa Park Centennial, this neighborhood streetfair willl have historical exhibits highlighting the opening of the Panama Canal and the original 1915 Exposition. There will also be a zone for the kids with contents, sports and a talent show. For more info, visit: goldenhillcdc.org/balboa-park-1915-expo-centennial-festival/ Disclosure: West Coaster is a non-paid media sponsor of this event

Anxious to try some Midwest flavor? Boulevard will have several events throughout the month of June. 6/1 @ La Jolla Public House 6/3 @ Encinitas Ale Works 6/4 @ OB Noodle House (both locations) 6/5 @ Toronado 6/5 @ Tiger!Tiger! 6/6 @ South Park Abbey (Kansas City-style BBQ Cookout) 6/9 @ Crushed PB 6/11 @ Surfside Tap Room 6/17 @ Coin-Op Game Room 6/18 @ KnB Wine Cellars 6/25 @ Bottlecraft Little Italy Events at Toronado, Hamilton’s and Urge Gastropub are TBD at time of press late May 2015. Check on our online event calendar at westcoastersd.com as we’ll update those dates when we get them.


TONY GWYNN 5K & ALESMITH BOTTLE RELEASES On June 20th, Father’s Day Weekend, AleSmith Brewing Company is organizing a 5.5 kilometer walk/run paying tribute to the late Padre great. The unusual distance of the event is a nod to the zone where Tony liked to score runs, in between third base and shortstop - also known as the “5.5 hole”. Racers begin at AleSmith’s current tasting room at 9366 Cabot Drive and end at AleSmith’s new production facility located at 9990 AleSmith Court in Miramar. Tickets to participate range from $30 to $90 and may include one or more beer tickets, bottles of AleSmith’s Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale signed by AleSmith’s Peter Zien & Tony Gwynn Jr. Funds raised from the event will go towards a Tony Gwynn Museum and the Tony & Alicia GWynn Foundation. More info is available on AleSmith.com.

B L U E M O O N V. SAN DIEGAN BEER DRINKER: CRAFTY BEER CALLED OUT In May, San Diegan Evan Parent filed a class action lawsuit against macro brewing giant MillerCoors claiming that the company’s brand Blue Moon wrongfully tricks beer drinkers into thinking that the mass-produced wheat beer is craft beer. Citing the Brewer’s Association’s definition that a craft brewery must produce less than 6 million barrels, be independent and use traditional ingredients. The crux of the suit claims that Blue Moon’s branding as “Artfully Crafted” and similar marketing phrases dupe the beer drinker into thinking they’re supporting a small craft brewery when they’re not. West Coaster will follow developments of the lawsuit while sipping a pint of Ballast Point’s Wahoo Wheat.

S T O N E S O U T H PA R K C L O S E S I T S D O O R S The first of the duplicate Alcoholic Beverage Control Type 23 licensed satellite tasting rooms to open is also the first to close. Stone Company Store South Park announced that it will not renew its lease near the corner of 30th and Juniper in South Park, citing a lack of outdoor space that is a hallmark of the other tasting rooms and both brewery locations.


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A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOMEBREWER NHC RETURNS TO SD

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f you’re a homebrewer in San Diego, then you’ve been waiting for June to roll around since last year when the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) announced that the National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) was coming back to San Diego. Back in 2011 the conference was held at the Town and Country Resort to a then record number of attendees. With the growth AHA membership since then, the entire resort is being taken over for NHC this year and will include Club Night taking place outdoors. For those of you coming from out of town, welcome to San Diego! Before more on NHC, I’d like to recap some of the local events around the county from the last couple of months.

On the 19th of April the Society of Barley Engineers (SBE) met in Vista for their yearly big brew session of sour beer. In the past SBE has filled two plastic 55 gallon barrels full of pseudo lambic, but with more participation from members this year, the challenge was raised to filling three barrels of wort. Yeast and bacteria were propagated by various members and included slurry saved from last year’s beer. From morning to late afternoon, members of the club brewed on their own systems to produce wort. The diversity of brewing equipment is always fun to see, as not one system was completely alike. Members were constantly borrowing pieces of equipment from each other and watching over kettles filled to the brim while discussing their system and techniques. Homebrew was shared and commercial sour beers were opened throughout the day with dregs from the good bottles getting dumped into the barrels. At the end of day, all three barrels were filled past their 50 gallon marks for a just over a total of 150 gallons produced. If you’d like to try some of last year’s batch, head to the Societe du Lambic booth during Club Night.

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During the first weekend of May, San Diego homebrew clubs held a Spring Fling campout just west of Campo at Potrero County Park. Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) members took over most of the campground that included plenty of shade, breeze, water and electricity at each site, and an enclosed pavilion used for the Saturday night potluck. Beers were shared, mostly homebrew but plenty of commercial beer, including kegs from Mike Hess Brewing and Rip Current Brewing. What always impresses me about this campout is the amount of amazing food cooked up by everyone to a point where you debate whether the food or beer is better. The Southern California Homebrewers Festival (SCHF) moved back to Vail Lake in Temecula this year and was held the first weekend of May as well. I’ll let Jim Bordier from SBE and North County Homebrewers Association (NCHA) give his take on how it went, since Jim is veteran of SCHF: “About 1,600 homebrewers from 35 home brew clubs were represented. Many recipes were shared and homebrew ideas were traded. Friday night we had craft beers from Stone Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing, and Beachwood Brewing held in a separate fenced area. After that there was some friendly trick or treating (code for sharing beer with people roaming around) at camp sites. It was great to see people from the past and share good food. Saturday all 35 clubs set up booths and shared 4 oz. pours of their homebrew. We heard great music and speakers throughout the festival including Julian Shrago from Beachwood Brewing. There were several raffle prizes both big and small. The fest went very smooth and no incidents were reported. The staff at Vail Lake really stepped up to the plate with their service. The Board of Southern California Homebrewers Association (SCHBA)


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worked hard to make this happen, with months of hard work prior to the event getting food vendors, ice for all the clubs, lights, signs, speakers, permits, and so on. I raise my glass to the board for a great job.” Because of the campout and festival, the annual May Big Brew for National Homebrew Day was not a well participated event in San Diego, but QUAFF member Jeff Lawhorn still carried the torch and hosted the event at his house. His friends stopped by throughout the day to watch him brew up 12 gallons of IPA and help eat a smoked 20 lb roast and six chickens he cooked on his BBQ. Keeping the spirit of the day alive at the QUAFF campout, Sean Cole and Stan Sisson each brewed up Brochet meads. In making Brochet, honey is boiled and partially burnt, creating toffee, caramel, and chocolate notes in the mead. Stan used his propane burner for the process while Sean used his smoker for a Rauch-style Brochet. With all of that going on in April and May, it’s now time for NHC in June. The conference itself is packed with seminars, the Welcome Reception, a keynote address from Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur, Club Night, and the Grand Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Locally there are plenty of speakers from San Diego presenting various topics to attendees. Rick Blankemeier from Stone Brewing Co. will talk about brewing quality. Curtis Chism, Dustin Hauck, Kelsey McNair, and Paul Sangster will form a panel helping homebrewers going pro from concept and design through opening a brewery. Jeff Crane, head of Council Brewing’s sour program, will talk about blending and maintaining an acid beer for sour beer. Sean Gardinier of QUAFF will cover growing and maintaining your own hops. Peter Perrecone, head brewer of Toolbox Brewing, will talk about taking funky beers from homebrew to professional. Stan Sisson, who is working on a cidery in Julian, will talk about taking your cider making to the next level. Derek Springer from SBE will talk about

sour mashing and its applications for Berliner weisse and beyond. Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co. will contrast and compare the many variation of IPA in existence these days. Kara Taylor of White Labs will talk about avoiding diacetyl in your beers and give us a better understanding of its formation. George Thornton of The Hombrewer will examine the hybrid homebrew shop business model. Chris White of White Labs will talk about blended yeast fermentation. Amy Krone, Jacob McKean, and Michael Tonsmeire of Modern Times Beer will present on brewing with coffee and the different approaches and techniques homebrewers can use in their beers. Rounding out the San Diego presenters is Peter Zien of AleSmith Brewing Co. who will talk about blurring the style guidelines with mixed-style beers, something that the new 2015 BJCP Guidelines are more prepared to handle. Events outside of the conference on Tuesday June 9 will include the California Sour Jamboree hosted by Modern Times, Taste of North Park bus tour, Societe Brewing Company tours, a bar bus shuttle running to Hamilton’s Tavern, South Park Brewing Co., Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery, and Small Bar. On Wednesday June 10 there will be a Green Flash & Cellar 3 tour, a Kearny Mesa brew bus stoping at O’Brien’s Pub, Council Brewing Co., Kilowatt Brewing, and Societe Brewing Co. Karl Strauss will host a homebrewer happy hour with food, casks, and brewery tours. Waypoint Public is partnering with Ballast Point for a beer paired dinner that includes live music. Wednesday will be capped off with the Brewing Network celebrating their 10th Anniversary along with White Labs celebrating their 30th year anniversary at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. The event will feature 30 breweries and live music from three bands including the Brewing Network Band. It’s going to be one epic AHA conference this year. If you’re lucky, they’ll be a few tickets left by the time you read this article. See you at the conference! ■

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LOCAL BREWERIES & TASTING ROOMS IN-PLANNING We count nearly 60! Stay updated at WestCoasterSD.com

AleSmith @ North 40 (Tasting Room, Carlsbad) Alpine Beer Company 2.0 (Brewpub, Alpine) Bay Bridge Brewing Company (Brewpub, Chula Vista) Bay City Brewing Company (Brewery, Point Loma) Bear Claw Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Santee) Bear Roots Brewing Company (Brewery, Vista) Belching Beaver Brew Co. (Brewpub, Vista) Belching Beaver Brew Co. (Brewery, Oceanside) Birrificio Calabria (Brewpub, North Park) Bitter Brothers Brewing Company (Brewery, Bay Ho) Black Mast Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Grantville) Bluewater Brewery & Restaurant (Brewpub, Carlsbad)

(Brewery, Carlsbad)

(Tasting Room, Ocean Beach)

Helix Brewing Company (Brewery, La Mesa)

Mikkeller/AleSmith Creative Partnership (Brewery, Miramar)

Harney Brewing Company (Brewery, Oceanside)

Mother Earth Brew Co. @ 40 North (Tasting Room, Carlsbad)

Indian Joe Brewing (Nanobrewery, TBD)

North Park Beer Co. (Brewery, North Park)

Iron Fist Brewing Company (Tasting Room, Barrio Logan)

Northern Pine Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Oceanside)

Iron Fist @ 40 North (Tasting Room, Carlsbad)

Ocean Beach Brewery (Brewpub, Ocean Beach)

Iron Fist Santaluz (Tasting Room, 4S Ranch)

Otay Lakes Brewing Company (Brewery, Otay Mesa)

Jamul Town Brewery & Tap (Brewpub, Jamul)

Pacific Beach AleHouse (Brewpub, Pacific Beach)

Kensington Brewing Company (Brewery, Kensington)

Pacific Islander Beer Company (Brewery, Santee)

Knox Corners Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, El Cajon)

Promethean Brewing Company (Brewery, El Cajon)

Magnetic Brewing (Nanobrewery, Kearny Mesa)

RPM Brewing/Analog Ales (Brewery, TBD)

Midnight Jack Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Oceanside)

Reckless Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Miramar)

Mike Hess Brewing Company

Resident Beer Company @ The Local (Brewpub, Downtown)

Bolt Brewery (Tasting Room, Little Italy)

Rule of Thumb Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Encinitas)

California Wild Ales (Brewery, North Park)

Second Chance Beer Company (Brewery, Rancho Bernardo)

Crow Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Miramar)

Slump Buster Brew (Brewery, San Marcos)

Depot Springs Beer Company (Nanobrewery, Miramar)

Social Jack’s Craft Brewing Company (Brewery, Little Italy)

Dogma Brewing Company (Nanobrewery, Kearny Mesa)

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Thunderhawk Alements (Nanobrewery, Miramar)

Figher Town Brewing Company (Contract, Sorrento Valley)

Guadalupe Brewing Company

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Fall Brewing Company (Tasting Room, Chula Vista)

Gaslamp Brewing Company (Brewery, Miramar)

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Thorn St. Brewery (Tasting Room, Barrio Logan)

Ebullition Brew Works (Brewery, San Marcos)

Full Body Brewing (Brewery, Vista)

Happy Hour

Trouble Brewing Company (Brewery, Carlsbad) Ex-Brewers Guild President & Rock Bottom La Jolla Brewmaster Marty Mendiola & co. are hard at work building out Second Chance Beer Co. Here, a tank arrives on May 7; courtesy photo

By: Rocky Powell

URGE Gastropub (Brewpub, Oceanside) Vigilante Brewing Company (Brewpub, Del Mar)

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#SDBEER IS BOOMING!

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n our website we keep track of San Diego’s local breweries (both open and in-planning), as well as their satellite tasting rooms. But before this month we’d never plotted the active brewery data like you see here. Please note that the information on this page and the next does not include breweries that opened but have since closed — thankfully, there haven’t been many. If there are errors, please let us know so we can update the website and next printed list accordingly.

Who Opened & When 1989

+ + PORT BREWING / THE LOST ABBEY

+ + KARL STRAUSS

1990

2007

1991

+ + SAN MARCOS BREWERY & GRILL

1992

+ + PIZZA PORT SOLANA BEACH

1993

+ + SAN DIEGO BREWING COMPANY

2009

1994

+ + KARL STRAUSS SORRENTO MESA

2010

1995

+ + ALESMITH + + OGGI’S CARMEL MOUNTAIN

1996

+ + BALLAST POINT HOME BREW MART + + CORONADO BREWPUB + + KARL STRAUSS HQ + + STONE BREWING CO.

1997 1998

1999

2008

2012

+ + AMPLIFIED ALE WORKS + + ARCANA (FEZZIWIG’S) + + BELCHING BEAVER + + HELM’S + + HILLCREST + + JULIAN + + KARL STRAUSS 4S RANCH + + LATITUDE 33 + + OFFBEAT + + POOR HOUSE + + RIP CURRENT + + ROUGH DRAFT + + SOCIETE + + STUMBLEFOOT + + THORN ST. + + WHITE LABS

+ + KARL STRAUSS CARLSBAD

+ + OGGI’S MISSION VALLEY + + ALPINE BEER CO. + + GREEN FLASH BREWING CO.

2003 200 4

+ + KARL STRAUSS LA JOLLA + + BACK STREET BREWERY VISTA

2005

+ + OCEANSIDE ALE WORKS

2006

+ + BALLAST POINT SCRIPPS RANCH + + LIGHTNING BREWERY

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+ + AUTOMATIC BREWING + + IRON FIST BREWING + + MIKE HESS MIRAMAR + + MOTHER EARTH BREW CO. + + PIZZA PORT OCEAN BEACH + + THE BEER CO. + + (TWISTED) MANZANITA + + AZTEC BREWING + + MONKEY PAW + + ON-THE-TRACKS + + PROHIBITION

2000 2001 2002

+ + BREAKWATER BREWING + + MISSION BREWERY + + NEW ENGLISH

2011

+ + PIZZA PORT CARLSBAD + + GORDON BIERSCH MISSION VALLEY + + ROCK BOTTOM LA JOLLA

+ + BORDER X + + BUTCHER’S + + CHUCKALEK + + CORONADO KNOXVILLE + + CULTURE + + FALLBROOK + + GROUNDSWELL + + INTERGALACTIC + + JAMUL + + KNB WINE CELLARS + + LA JOLLA BREW CO. + + LEGACY + + MIKE HESS NORTH PARK + + MODERN TIMES + + NICKEL BEER CO. + + PLAN 9 ALEHOUSE + + SAINT ARCHER + + STONE LIBERTY STATION

2013

+ + 2KIDS + + ACOUSTIC + + BALLAST POINT LITTLE ITALY + + BARREL HARBOR + + BENCHMARK + + BNS + + BOOZE BROTHERS

2014

+ + 32 NORTH + + BAGBY BEER + + BALLAST POINT MIRAMAR + + BOLT BREWERY + + COUNCIL + + DOS DESPERADOS + + FALL + + FAT CAT BEER + + KURACALI + + O’SULLIVAN BROTHER’S + + PACIFIC + + PIZZA PORT BRESSI RANCH + + QUANTUM + + TOOLBOX + + URBN ST. + + VALLEY CENTER + + WAVELENGTH

2015

+ + ABNORMAL + + ALESMITH (NEW LOCATION) + + BARN BREWERY + + CITIZEN BREWERS + + DIVISION 23 + + DUCK FOOT + + HALF DOOR + + HOME BREWING CO. + + KILOWATT + + NOVO BRAZIL + + PRODIGY + + SOUTH PARK

(so far!)


New San Diego Breweries 25 20 15 10 5 ‘89 ‘90 ‘91 ‘92 ‘93 ‘94 ‘95 ‘96 ‘97 ‘98 ‘99 ‘00 ‘01 ‘02 ‘03 ‘04 ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 ‘13 ‘14 ‘15 (so far)

Total San Diego Breweries 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 ‘89 ‘90 ‘91 ‘92 ‘93 ‘94 ‘95 ‘96 ‘97 ‘98 ‘99 ‘00 ‘01 ‘02 ‘03 ‘04 ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 ‘13 ‘14 ‘15


THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

BY GONZALO J. QUINTERO, ED.D.

A WELL-CRAFTED EDUCATION SDSU Grads in the Beer Biz

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ducating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” These words attributed to Greek philosopher Aristotle, in no uncertain terms, assert the need for connection of spirit, mind, and body throughout the educational pursuits of the individual. San Diego State University College of Extended Studies (SDSU CES) Professional Certificate in The Business of Craft Beer has succeeded in doing just that for hundreds of students since the program’s inception in 2013. From classes that delve into beer styles through tastings and food pairings taught from the perspective of a world-renowned publican, to a brewery start-up course helmed by the industry’s go-to attorney have been at the heart of the program, as have the industry professionals whom sit on its advisory board. SDSU CES has shared in many student successes by pairing passion with knowledge, the heart to the brain, with a few splashes of craft beer in the mix. Recently I had a chance to catch up with three of my former students: Steve Garcia, Travis Hudson and Michael Peacock. All three are graduates and holders of a professional certification, students whose “life after SDSU” has been taken to great heights in the world of craft beer. WC: What attracted you to The Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer?

Michael: Initially, I thought it would help improve my job skills. What I discovered was that I needed to change my career path completely and focus 100% of my time on beer.

process of taking our home brewing love to a whole new level with the planning and development of Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co. here in San Diego as well as a similar brewing venture in Tijuana.

Steve: Being a San Diego native, my love of craft beer and brewing was a major factor in enrolling in the program. However, “career growth” played a big role as well. At that point I had been in banking/finance for 15 years and the craft beer industry was steam rolling along in San Diego. I figured having additional knowledge and insight on how the Craft Beer Industry functioned on a daily basis, would give me a leg up on other bankers trying to gain brewery’s business. Along the way I realized I was trudging along the wrong career path.

Travis: It did. I always tell people it was taught by people in the industry and not just Bob Loblaw from the community college. Even just one piece of knowledge from people who work in craft beer is indispensable if you’re looking to advance your career in this business.

Travis: I was already working in the industry on the retail side, and thought it was the next logical step to increase my knowledge of the craft beer world having already passed the certified beer server certification. It was also a ground floor type of thing and I hoped being one of the first graduating classes would lead to the types of opportunities I was looking for. WC: Did the program meet your expectations? Steve: Not only did the SDSU Business of Craft Beer program meet my expectations; it is a major reason for me leaving my banking career and putting my dreams in motion. I am now in the

Michael: The program has far exceeded my expectations. I thought I would learn a few new things about beer and be able to better converse with my customers on the topic. What I did not expect to find was how much passion there was with everyone involved in the craft beer explosion. I had to be a part of that. WC: What are you doing with the knowledge? Steve: The knowledge gained through the completion of this program has been invaluable. We had the privilege of being mentored by some of the industry legends. Their “first hand” experience in owning and operating their brewery has served as our “guiding light”. Travis: I have since focused my energy to the distribution side of the craft beer world, starting with a small start-up company. I embrace the opportunity to help not only the fledgling distribution company grow, but also build brand

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awareness for some lesser known local breweries. I’ve also enjoyed getting away from the corporate structure of the retail end and focus on business that actually supports local craft beer. Michael: On a personal level, I am continuing to learn as much as I can about beer and the industry. I am hoping to pass my second level Cicerone certification in the future. On a professional level, I will be teaching a class in the program on Draught Systems. I have worked on that side of the industry for many years and discovered a tremendous interest from others in the program about how these systems work. When I was asked by some of the instructors if I would teach this material, I did not hesitate.

WC: What advice do you have for others following your path? Steve: If you’re interested in joining the craft beer industry in any facet, do yourself a favor and enroll in the SDSU Business of Craft Beer program. Travis: Absorb all the knowledge that is available to us in this day and age, and take advantage of the knowledge of the people surrounding you. I’ve learned as much from the people in the program than the actual program itself. One of the best functions of the program is the networking with those you come in contact with through the classes, and the craft beer community as a whole. Michael: Get out there in the middle of it. You do not need to go very far. Surround

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yourself with craft beer people. Go to every event that you can. Volunteer to pour or just help set-up. Try styles that seem scary. Find a designated driver, get a group of friends together and go on a brewery tour. Be that DD. Continue to learn all that you can and talk about it to everyone you see. Have fun! This is a wonderful time to be in San Diego. Indeed it is. What these students have achieved in the business of craft beer is proof positive that the craft beer industry is booming, educated individuals are thriving in it, and The Professional Certificate in The Business of Craft Beer Program has crafted a workforce which is in high demand. ■


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P OIN TIN G T H E W AY T O S A N DI E G O CR A F T BE E R By Vince Vasquez

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ow easy is it for visitors to San Diego to learn about our local breweries and brewpubs?

It’s a question worth asking. With so much of the industry focused on word-of-mouth marketing, it’s not easy to passively encounter brewery signage or advertising, even with more than 100 breweries in the region. To what degree is geographic location a significant component of the national craft beer industry’s marketing efforts? That’s not to say there aren’t great marketing efforts underway. The Brew Project, led by Beau Schmitt, is leading an effort to fund industry billboards across San Diego. Last year, five “beerboards” were raised in high-traffic areas, offering “Cheers to America’s Craft Beer Capital.” The San Diego Brewers Guild and San Diego Tourism Authority are also tireless advocates, and are using new media to promote the local industry. But what more could be done to elevate efforts? I’ve previously expounded in these pages on the value of “place-based marketing,” a marketplace strategy which emphasizes the link between the quality of a product and its origin. Place-based marketing is used to differentiate products in a globalized marketplace. As consumer choices grow, product differentiation becomes increasingly important. Consumers use place as a short cut to make confident purchasing decisions, particularly with artisanal food and beverage products (think Italian olive oil and Belgian chocolates). Place-based marketing strategies need regional branding campaigns to help drive sales. These campaigns are commonly featured on the products themselves (“Real California Cheese” labels on all California-produced cheese products), as well as in public spaces. Across the world, the wine industry uses public signage to passively market to consumers. Roadside “wine trail” signs dot the physical landscape in wine growing regions, informing passersby of wineries in the vicinity. Most of these signs use simple purple grape icons as a universal symbol for wine, an effective way to communicate across languages and nationalities. All wineries, new

and old, large and small, benefit from the presence of common signage. These “wayfinding” signs foster orientation, exploration, and tourism. Wineries aren’t the only artisanal beverage industry to use wayfinding signs. Scottish distilleries have created a Malt Whisky Trail with brown, prominent roadway signs that welcome visitors along the countryside. The distinctive distillery pagodas found in Scotland are emblazoned in white and used as the roadway symbol for whisky distilleries.

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An exhaustive investigation by this author failed to uncover a single craft beer region in the United States that uses brewery trail signage. Why not then San Diego? Brewery wayfinding signs could drive more interest and sales to local brewers. They could elevate San Diego’s reputation as a craft beer industry leader and tourist-friendly destination. They could also generate more investment from breweries and businesses that benefit from greater craft beer sales and tourism, such as hotels, restaurants, and retail shops. What would craft brewery trail signage look like? San Diego visual artist Magie Brennan has designed some mock-ups, which are featured here in this article. She chose to emphasize the artisanal ingredients of craft beer – hops and barley. A case could also be made for a simple hop icon to be used, but initial designs found them to be confusing to unaware consumers. Wayfinding signs wouldn’t be expensive to mint – custom steel signs can be purchased online for less than $30. The signs could be sponsored by local business chambers, business improvement districts, or brewers themselves. Highway placement however may be a tad trickier, but they could be placed on private property and municipal roadways with far fewer hurdles. San Diego is in a unique position to take a leading role in cultivating interest and development in brewery tourism. Brewery trail signage may point the way to greater success. Vince Vasquez is the Senior Policy Analyst at the National University System Institute for Policy Research, an economic think tank based in San Diego.

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SAN DIEGO HOSTS THE CALIFORNIA CRAFT BREWERS A S S O C I AT I O N ’ S S P R I N G CONFERENCE

B Y M I K E V. S A R D I N A , Ruler of the Underworld @ Societe Vice President of the SD Brewers Guild

Sitting in a room with 400 other people, Tom McCormick, the Executive Director of the California Craft Brewers Association (the “CCBA”), is up on stage at the CCBA’s Spring Conference. Tom has arguably been one of the most vocal and ardent supporters of California beer for the last decade or so, and when he is speaking, this group of people listens. “I need to correct a statement I made earlier,” Tom says. “California brewers don’t just some great beer in this country, they brew the best f#ck!ng beer in the United States.” Based on the reaction of the Conference attendees—most of them representatives from brewery members of the CCBA—they clearly agreed. Beer is big in California, but of course, we here in San Diego already know that. We’ve got 107 operational brew houses in the county. Across all of California, there are now over 550 independent, craft breweries, and projections have it at 600 total by the end of the year. The CCBA Conference, a bi-annual event that is held once each spring in Southern California and once each fall in Northern California, is the opportunity for the brewing community to get together to learn about the industry, to catch-up with old friends, to network with new friends, and enjoy some great beer. The two-day Conference featured about a dozen educational workshops that covered important topics, including a legislative update on policy issues facing breweries in California, as well as a practical workshop on ABC (California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) issues surrounding festivals and events and social media use. The drought, and concerns about water, was a major topic covered at the Conference. There was a panel for start-up breweries and breweries in planning, a workshop on brewhouse safety, and a workshop that covered the basics of distribution laws in California. There was a technical workshop on barrel-aged beers too—Tomme Arthur (The Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Company/The Hop Concept) and Patrick Rue (The Bruery) shared technical insight and provided a guided tasting of beers like “Grey Monday” and “Red Poppy.” At 9:30 a.m. The Conference highlights came on Tuesday afternoon, when Lori Ajax, the Chief Deputy Director of the California ABC engaged in an open discussion about what the regulatory agency can do better in order to help promote the brewing industry in California. With an economic impact of $6.5 billion in 2014, beer is clearly important to our state. It is an encouraging sign to see more overall recognition of this fact—at the governmental level and at the consumer level, alike.

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V I N N I E C I L U R Z O ( R U S S I A N R I V E R B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y ) ; G I N A M A R S A G L I A ( P I Z Z A P O R T B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y ) ; C H R I S C R A M E R ( K A R L S T R A U S S B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y ) ; A N D L E E D O X TA D E R ( C A L L A H A N ’ S P U B A N D S A N D I E G O B R E W I N G C O M PA N Y ) .

The Conference concluded with a keynote presentation that was all about San Diego beer. Gina Marsaglia (Pizza Port Brewing Company), Lee Doxtader (Callahan’s Pub), and Chris Cramer (Karl Strauss Brewing Company), with a combined 74 years of brewing experience in San Diego, sat on a panel with Vinnie Cilurzo to discuss the then-and-now of San Diego beer. Karl Strauss began operations in 1989, and Callahan’s and Pizza Port were quick to follow. These three pioneers of San Diego beer discussed the significant changes they have witnessed—in the licensing and permitting behind running a brewery, the sourcing of equipment and ingredients, the educational level of consumers, and the types of beer that people like to drink. “Back then, people thought that dark beer came from the bottom of the keg, and that light beer was at the top,” Lee Doxtader joked. “They thought the beer was darker because it was down there at the bottom.” Go out in San Diego—to any brewery Tasting Room, beer bar, or finer restaurant—you’ll find a thriving and vibrant brewing community, with awesome local examples of both dark and light beers. Poured out of separate kegs. We’ve come a long way. ■ The California Craft Brewers Association is hosting the first California Craft Beer Summit this fall in Sacramento, on September 11 – 12, 2015. Every single craft brewer in California is invited to participate. The event will be the first of its kind, an interactive and experiential event that focuses on all things California Beer. The event will include a trade show, educational seminars, beer and food pairings, and of course, a beer festival. For more information, visit: http://www.californiacraftbeer.com/2015-craftbeer-summit


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INTO THE BREW

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HAZED CONFUSED

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BY SAM TIERNEY

here has been a noticeable shift in attitudes about haze in beer over the last few years. In the past, it was accepted that clarity was an important trait for almost all styles of beer. If you handed a hazy pint of pale ale or lager to someone at a bar, they were likely to give you a skeptical glance and think twice about that first sip. Beer had been reliably clear for over a century since filtration and general brewing technology and science began to steadily improve, giving brewers the tools to easily guarantee bright beer on the shelf or from the tap. Even the unfiltered and cask-conditioned ales of Britain are almost invariably clear when properly poured, due to the use of fining agents. Wheat beers, with their thick haze, were an enduring exception in Germany, and then made a comeback in the US starting in the ‘80s. For other styles of beer like bottleconditioned Belgian ales, and dark beers like porters and stouts, clarity could vary, but such niche products always occupied the fringe of the market. Fast forward to today, and IPA continues its steady march across the beer-drinking world, smashing all those who would stand against it. The most popular IPAs that enjoy wide distribution still tend to be mostly clear to only slightly hazy. Brewers like Sierra Nevada, Stone, Lagunitas, and Ballast Point are distributing their IPAs all over the country and ensuring clarity makes for a more stable beer that will taste more consistent over a larger distribution footprint. Even many smaller brewers make a point to ensure clarity in their IPA. The single most panic-inducing IPA in the world, Russian River’s Pliny The Younger, has a nice clarity to it. Russian River either fines or centrifuges and filters their IPAs and pale ales, ensuring a consistently bright product. On the other hand, many small brewers are now specializing in IPAs and many of the top-rated IPAs on beer sites like Beer Advocate and Ratebeer come from smaller brewers that choose not to filter their beers for various reasons, leading to a growing acceptance and even preference for hazy IPAs. And not just hazy, but in some cases downright murky IPAs that look more like hefeweizens than pale ales.

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This tendency toward varying clarity in these beers is probably due to several factors. The first is artistic license. Brewers are free to do whatever they wish to make the beer that they want to make, as long as it falls within government regulations. Some brewers prefer the flavor of a clear IPA and some think that their beers taste better when left hazy. Then there are the limitations of a capital-starved small brewery. Filters are expensive. Centrifuges are really expensive. Even finings for every batch of beer add up. Time, while available to all brewers, can be the most expensive resource of all, and traditional lagering methods for clarifying beer add significant cost to the brewer due to the time that tanks are tied up with a single batch of beer. Leaving a beer in its most unprocessed and natural state -- fresh and cloudy -- is the easiest, cheapest way to deliver it to the customer. Where things get murky (sorry about that) is that all haze is not created equal, and different sources of haze affect the flavor and mouthfeel of a beer in different ways. Haze from using high amounts of wheat or rye for example is different than from a large amount of suspended yeast or even hop particulate in a beer. Even in all-barley beers, water chemistry and brewhouse practices can vary to produce clear or hazy beers. When you get a fully opaque IPA, you probably have no way of knowing what factor or combination thereof went into that haze unless you can ask the brewer. The only thing you really have to go off of is how much you like the beer. If current trends are any indication, many people are starting to prefer this hazier style of IPA. From a strictly appearance-based standpoint, I have to admire those willing to buck decades of cultural conditioning and actually embrace a hazy beer as a thing of beauty. In trying to figure out the outright skepticism displayed toward clear beers by some drinkers, it became clear to me (sorry, again) that there really is a legitimate fear of bland, lifeless beer created by poor clarification techniques that strip out too much of the beer’s flavor and aromatic components. Filtration, centrifugation, and even fining also provide ample chance to introduce dissolved oxygen into a beer, leading to rapid oxidation and subsequently


Alpine’s first Nelson brew day at Green Flash. The beer will end up just as hazy as it appears here. Photo by Tim Stahl

stale, faded flavors and aromas. Pumping and other mechanical forces that go into some clarification methods also might beat up the beer, breaking some compounds down and leading to duller, staler flavors down the road. If you are used to poorly cellared and packaged bright beers, and then try a hazy, unfiltered, fresh glass of hoppy IPA, the flavor impact is immediately going to blow you away in comparison. All other things equal, there is just more in the beer: more yeast, more hop compounds, more proteins, more tannins, more everything. The trend of IPA market dominance is about drinkers wanting more in their beer compared to industrial lagers, and hazy IPAs sure deliver. The common counterargument to the hazy beer trend is that most beers, when properly handled and fresh, will taste better when the yeast and extra proteins and tannins causing haze are removed, be it by gravity or a more invasive clarification method like filtration or fining. Some brewers say that the intended, balanced flavor of a beer is best represented in its clear incarnation. I have to agree that many turbid beers are more astringent and even harsh in the finish and mouthfeel due to bitter hop acids and tannins either stuck in the suspended yeast (the so called “yeast bite”) or from hop compounds left in suspension from heavy dry hopping techniques. Removing these compounds from the beer tends to make a rounder, more balanced flavor that many people find more drinkable. On the other hand, some turbid IPAs retain optimal balance and drinkability and avoid astringent, harsh flavors and mouthfeel. Beers like Alpine’s Nelson IPA are a great example of this. While other Alpine IPAs are clear, showing that they have the ability and motivation to clarify their beers, Nelson’s use of rye in the mash makes for a hazy beer that still maintains a perfect balance due to haze-causing proteins in grains like rye and wheat that actually lead to a rounder, softer flavor and mouthfeel. If a beer is skillfully designed and brewed to be turbid, it can still maintain perfect flavor and balance. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference, so if the beer tastes good and looks good, enjoy! ■

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P L AT E S & P I N T S

DOWNTOWN’S LOOKING UP ARR I VA L O F Q UA D A LE H OU SE P ROV ID E S C RAFT BE E R O P T I O N S TO M ORE C A S UA L G A SLA MP G OE RS

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By Brandon Hernández

he Gaslamp can be a scary place. No, not scary like the Gaslamp of 30 years ago, where one was far more likely to encounter a knife-wielding thief or stark-raving lunatic than the droves of high-priced restaurants and ultra-luxe clubs that now populate Downtown’s premier 16-square-block party zone. I’m talking scary for regular people, those who care little for fads and cover charges and even less for velvet ropes, bottle service and rooftop pool parties stuffed to the gills with pretty people. With each passing year, it gets tougher and tougher for a mild-mannered, normal-looking individual of average means to find an easygoing, casual spot to enjoy quality food and drink Downtown without the seemingly obligatory hype. Especially if one’s looking for craft beer that goes beyond token offerings and macro-produced shams. Still, there are some gems out there, including Quad AleHouse, a laidback, craft beer-stocked lair that touched down upon a second story perch at the corner of Fifth and E last month. And this is one of the first of such sanctuaries to work extra hard so its patrons won’t have to work so hard. Much of that has to do with the fare of chef Brandon Brooks. “As a native San Diegan, I, like most others I know, have felt a bit disconnected from the Downtown scene. For a long time, the Gaslamp has been home to mostly the club crowd or convention tourists, leaving only a few places where I feel like staying awhile and having a few beers,” says Brooks. “The team behind Quad really wanted to create a place where people could find a haven among what can often be craziness. The food is moderately priced and our space is high enough up that you can enjoy the beauty of the Gaslamp while not having to endure the hustle.” Brooks is well known by local, beer-centric foodies, who will remember him (perhaps from his appearance in this column in a 2012 issue of West Coaster) from his former posts at Ritual Tavern and, most recently, Sessions Public. Originally brought on to provide menu consultation for Quad as well as its sister venue, Gaslamp Tavern, Brooks became enamored with the passion behind these projects and decided to make a full-time move and play a bigger role in both. Step one was conceiving a culinary direction leading to a menu that would help cement the anti-pomp ethos he and his team were looking to instill. “I wanted to create a menu that would match the feel of the space and highlght the craft spirit. For me, that meant barbecue,” says Brooks. “Barbecue is about as Americana as it gets and I felt a fresh approach to this classic style of cooking

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would help draw some people who typically avoid the Downtown area.” It sounds simple enough and, at its core, it is. However, Brooks is as much about the extensive variety of artisanal ales and lagers pouring forth from Quad’s 28-tap bar as he is the edible bill of fare. As far as he’s concerned, the two are meant to go hand-in-hand (or at least hand-to-mouth), so he has taken a number of strategic steps to ensure the eating-and-drinking experience is as optimal as possible. “Beer and food should work together,” he says. “The menu has lots of herbs, natural fats and strong, bright flavors, all of which are meant to stimulate palates as well as entice guests to try more of the great beers San Diego has to offer.” Brooks cites a crisp, hoppy San Diego IPA or pale ale matched with Quad’s ancho-braised brisket as his favorite pairing at the moment. The sweet-spiciness of the ancho chilies helps one savor each sip while the beer cuts through the fat of the brisket. But that’s just one of myriad meaty, smokehouse-themed items up for bid with all those beers. Quad features five house-prepared, thoughtfully sourced meats— the brisket, pulled pork, Moroccan-spiced lamb shoulder, smoked turkey and whole herb-roasted chicken. Any of the above can be made into a sandwich or salad, or offered up either as a halfpound plate or to-go by the pound. Also available are a number of sides, including smoked cheddar macaroni and cheese baked in a cast-iron skillet, roasted seasonal vegetables, and red potatoes given extra flavor courtesy of rendered brisket and pork drippings. The decadence doesn’t stop on the savory side. In fact, in addition to staying rich and heavy where sweets are concerned, the dessert menu is where things get even beerier, with ales finding their way into most of the eatery’s confectinery end notes. Case in point—a flourless chocolate cake made with Modern Times Black House Coffee Stout, accompanied with nougat mousse, smoked peanuts and caramel sauce to give the dish a flavor profile resembling that of a Snickers bar. There’s also a “hopped” apple cobbler, truffles made with a rotating array of local beer and beer-infused ice cream shakes further “adult”-erized with the addition of bourbon whipped cream and luxardo cherries. Brooks has provided the recipe for the latter along with step-by-step barbecue instructions. But for the genuine article, take a trip Downtown…even if it’s kinda scary. ■


PERFECT BRISKET 204 ounces water 52 ounces apple cider vinegar ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup salt 1 10-pound brisket 1/3 cup salt 1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper 2 yellow onions, diced 1 cup garlic, minced ancho chilies, ground, to taste adobo chile paste, to taste (based on cook’s preference)

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Combine the water, vinegar, sugar and salt in a container large enough to hold the brisket and the brine. If more brine is necessary, add the ingredients in the same ratio (80% water/20% vinegar with equal parts sugar and salt). Make sure the brisket is completely submerged in the brine, then cover and refrigerate for 1-2 days. Remove the brisket from the brine and bring to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Combine the salt, pepper and adobo paste, then apply an equal coat of the spice rub to the brisket. Place the brisket in a large, deep roasting pan with the fat cap side up (be careful not to trim too much of the fat cap off, or the brisket will turn out dry). Top the brisket with onions, garlic, chilies and adobo paste. Pour enough water in the pan to cover two-thirds of the brisket. Cover with parchment paper, then cover with aluminum foil. Place in the oven and cook 4 to 5 hours or until the meat flakes apart when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven and serve immediately or store, refrigerated, for up to 5 days.

BEER SHAKE WITH BOURBON WHIPPED CREAM 4 large scoops ice cream 5 ounces porter or stout (preferably AleSmith Speedway Stout or a mint-flavored chocolate stout) Bourbon Whipped Cream (see recipe below) 1 luxardo cherry Combine the ice cream and beer in a blender. The shake should be thick, with a viscosity similar to wet concrete. To serve, transfer the mixture to a beer glass, generously layer with whipped cream and top with a cherry.

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www.TasteAndThirst.com 20. THE FIELD IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 544 5th Ave. | 619.232.9840 www.TheField.com 21. THE HOPPING PIG 734 5th Ave. | 619.546.6424 www.TheHoppingPig.com 22. THE LOCAL 1065 4th Ave. | 619.231.4447 www.TheLocalSanDiego.com 23. THE TIPSY CROW 770 5th Ave. | 619.338.9300 www.TheT ipsyCrow.com 24. TIN CAN ALEHOUSE 1863 5th Ave. | 619.955.8525 www.TheT inCan1.Wordpress.com 25. UNION KITCHEN & TAP GASLAMP 333 5th Ave. | 619.795.9463 www.GaslampUnion.com

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. HALCYON/STELLA PUBLIC HOUSE 1429 Island Ave. | 619.234.0808 www.StellaPublicHouse.com 9. IRONSIDE FISH & OYSTER BAR 1654 India St. | 619.269.3033 www.IronsideFishandOyster.com 10. KNOTTY BARREL 844 Market St. | 619.269.7156 www.KnottyBarrel.com 11. NEIGHBORHOOD 777 G St. | 619.446.0002 www.NeighborhoodSD.com 12. OGAWASHI 1100 5th Ave. | 619.358.9170 www.Ogawashi.com 13. QUALITY SOCIAL 789 6th Ave. | 619.501.7675 QualitySocial.comm 14. QUEENSTOWN PUBLIC HOUSE 1557 Columbia St. | 619.546.0444 www.BareBackGrill.com/Queenstown 15. SEARSUCKER 611 5th Ave. | 619.233.7327 www.Searsucker.com 16. STONE BREWING TAP ROOM 795 J St. | 619.727.4452 www.StoneBrewing.com 17. STONE BREWING TAP ROOM 1202 Kettner Blvd. | 619.450.4518 www.StoneBrewing.com 18. TACOS & TARROS 2015 Birch Rd. www.TacosAndTarros.com 19. TASTE AND THIRST 715 4th Ave. | 619.955.5995

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. MONKEY PAW PUB & BREWERY 805 16th St. | 619.358.9901 www.MonkeyPawBrewing.com 5. THE BEER COMPANY 602 Broadway Ave. | 619.398.0707 www.SDBeerCo.com

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. ALCHEMY SAN DIEGO 1503 30th St. | 619.255.0616 www.AlchemySanDiego.com 2. BELCHING BEAVER NORTH PARK 4223 30th St. | 760.703.0433 www.BelchinBeaver.com 3. BOURBON STREET BAR & GRILL 4612 Park Blvd. | 619.291.0173 www.BourbonStreetSD.com 4. BUFFALO PUBLIC HOUSE 406 University Ave. | 619.458.9198 www.TheBuffaloPub.com 5. CARNITA’S SNACK SHACK 2632 University Ave. | 619.294.7675 www.Car nitasSnackShack.com 6. COIN OP GAME ROOM 3926 30th St. | 619.255.8523 www.CoinOpSD.com 7. COUNTERPOINT 830 25th St. | 619.564.6722 www.CounterpointSD.com 8. CUEVA BAR 2123 Adams Ave. | 619.269.6612 www.CuevaBar.com 9. DIMILLE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 3492 Adams Ave. | 619.283.3153 www.DiMilles.com 10. FARM HOUSE CAFE 2121 Adams Ave. | 619.269.9662 www.FarmHouseCafeSD.com 11. HAMILTON’S TAVERN 1521 30th St. | 619.238.5460 www.HamiltonsTaver n.com 12. LIVE WIRE BAR 2103 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.291.7450

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www.LiveW ireBar.com 13. MODERN TIMES FLAVORDOME 3000 Upas St. www.Moder nT imesBeer.com 14. NATE’S GARDEN GRILL 3120 Euclid Ave. | 619.546.7700 15. POLITE PROVISIONS 4696 30th St. | 619.677.3784 www.PoliteProvisions.com 16. RITUAL TAVERN 4095 30th St. | 619.283.1618 www.RitualTaver n.com 17. SEA ROCKET BISTRO 3382 30th St. | 619.255.7049 www.SeaRocketBistro.com 18. SMALL BAR 4628 Park Blvd. | 619.795.7998 www.SmallBarSD.com 19. STATION TAVERN 2204 Fer n St. | 619.255.0657 www.StationTaver n.com 20. THE HAVEN PIZZERIA 4051 Adams Ave. | 619.281.1904 www.TheHavenPizzeria.com 21. THE ROSE WINE PUB 2219 30th St. | 619.280.1815 www.TheRoseW inePub.com 22. THE SAFEHOUSE 2930 University Ave. | 619.458.9200 www.TheSafeHouseNP.com 23. THE SOUTH PARK ABBEY 1946 Fer n St. | 619.696.0096 www.TheSouthParkAbbey.com 24. TIGER!TIGER! TAVERN 3025 El Cajon Blvd. | 619.487.0401 www.T igerT igerTaver n.com 25. TORONADO SAN DIEGO 4026 30th St. | 619.282.0456 www.ToronadoSD.com 26. TRUE NORTH TAVERN 3815 30th St. | 619.291.3815 www.TrueNorthTaver n.com 27. URBN COAL FIRED PIZZA 3085 University Ave. | 619.255.7300 www.URBNNorthPark.com 28. URBAN SOLACE 3823 30th St. | 619.295.6464 www.UrbanSolace.net 29. WAYPOINT PUBLIC 3794 30th St. | 619.255.8778 www.facebook.com/WaypointPublic

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6. FIREFLY 1710 W Mission Bay Dr. | 619.225.2125 www.TheDana.com 7. IRON PIG 1520 Garnet Ave. | 858.412.4299 www.IronPigAleHouse.com 8. LATITUDE 32 PUB 5019 Cass St. | 858.273.0501 www.Latitude32Bar.com 9. LUIGI’S AT THE BEACH 3210 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.2818 www.LuigisAtTheBeach.com 10. PACIFIC BEACH FISH SHOP 1775 Gar net Ave. | 858.483.4746 www.TheFishShopPB.com 11. SD TAPROOM 1269 Gar net Ave. | 858.274.1010 www.SDTapRoom.com 12. SANDBAR SPORTS GRILL 718 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.1274 www.SandbarSportsGrill.com 13. SINBAD CAFE 1050 Gar net Ave. B | 858.866.6006 www.SinbadCafe.com 14. SNEAK JOINT 3844 Mission Blvd. | 858.488.8684 www.SneakJointSD.com 15. THE BAR KEY 954 Turquoise St. | 858.488.8200 www.BarKeyPB.com 16. THE PROMISCUOUS FORK 3801 Ingraham St. | 858.581.3663 www.ThePromiscuousFork.com 17. TURQUOISE CELLARS 5026 Cass St.| 858.412.5377 www.Facebook.com/TurquoiseCellars 18. WOODSTOCK’S PIZZA 1221 Gar net Ave. | 858.642.6900 www.WoodstocksPB.com

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. EUREKA! 4545 La Jolla V illage Dr. Ste E-25 858.546.8858 www.EurekaBurger.com 2. HOME PLATE SPORTS CAFE 9500 Gilman Dr. | 858.657.9111 www.HomePlateSportsCafe.com 3. LA VALENCIA HOTEL 1132 Prospect St. | 858.454.0771 www.LaValencia.com 4. PORTERS PUB 9500 Gilman Dr. | 858.587.4828 www.PortersPub.net 5. PUBLIC HOUSE 830 Kline St. | 858.551.9210 www.The-PublicHouse.com 6. REGENTS PIZZERIA 4150 Regents Park Row 858.550.0406 www.RegentsPizza.com 7. THE GRILL AT TORREY PINES 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd. | 858.777.6645 www.LodgeTorreyPines.com 8. THE SHORES RESTAURANT 8110 Camino Del Oro | 858.456.0600 www.TheShoresRestaurant.com

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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 V illa 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

1. CHIP’S LIQUOR 1926 Gar net Ave. | 858.273.1536 2. HEIDI’S LIQUOR & DELI 980 Turquoise St. | 858.488.7474

www.PhilsBBQ.net 10. RAGLAN PUBLIC HOUSE 1851 Bacon St. | 619.794.2304 11. RESTAURANT @ THE PEARL HOTEL 1410 Rosecrans St. | 619.226.6100 www.ThePearlSD.com 12. SESSIONS PUBLIC 4204 Voltaire St. | 619.756.7715 www.SessionsPublic.com 13. SHERATON HARBOR ISLAND QUINN’S ALE HOUSE 1380 Harbor Island Dr. | 619.291.2900 www.SheratonSanDiegoHotel.com 14. SLATER’S 50/50 2750 Dewey Rd. | 619.398.2660 www.SanDiego.Slaters5050.com 15. TENDER GREENS 2400 Historic Decatur Rd. 619.226.6254 www.TenderGreensFood.com 16. THE JOINT 4902 Newport Ave. | 619.222.8272 www.TheJointOB.com 17. 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 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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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. BARE BACK GRILL 4640 Mission Blvd. | 858.274.7117 www.BareBackGrill.com 2. BARREL REPUBLIC 1261 Gar net Ave. | 858.270.9922 www.BarrelRepublic.com 3. COASTER SALOON 744 Ventura Pl. | 858.488.4438 www.CoasterSaloon.com 4. CRUSHED 967 Gar net Ave. | 858.230.6567 www.BarCrushed.com 5. DRAFT 3105 Ocean Front Walk 858.228.9305 www.BelmontPark.com/Restaurants/Draft

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

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

BREWERIES 1. MODERN TIMES BEER 3725 Greenwood St. | 619.546.9694 www.Moder nT imesBeer.com

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

5. O’BRIEN’S PUB 4646 Convoy St. | 858.715.1745 www.OBriensPub.net 6. POSTCARDS BISTRO @ THE HANDLERY HOTEL 950 Hotel Circle North | 619.298.0511 www.SD.Handlery.com 7. SIDECAR 1310 Morena Blvd. | 619.230.5715 www.SidecarSD.com 8. STEINS PUB 10601 T ierrasanta Blvd. 858.874.6691 | www.SteinsPub.com 9. THE HIGH DIVE 1801 Morena Blvd. | 619.275.0460 www.HighDiveInc.com

1. FATHOM BISTRO 1776 Shelter Island Dr. 619.222.5835 www.FathomBistro.com 2. HARBOR TOWN PUB 1125 Rosecrans St. | 619.224.1321 www.HarborTownPub.com 3. HOME & AWAY 2222 San Diego Ave. | 619.501.0522 www.HomeAndAwaySD.com 4. NEWPORT PIZZA AND ALE HOUSE 5050 Newport Ave. | 619.224.4540 www.OBPizzaShop.com 5. OB KABOB 4994 Newport Ave | 619.222.9700 www.OBKabob.com 6. OB NOODLE HOUSE 2218 Cable St. | 619.450.6868 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 7. OB NOODLE HOUSE BAR 1502 4993 Niagara Ave. | 619.255.9858 www.OBNoodleHouse.com 8. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 2562 Laning Rd. | 619.876.5000 www.LibertyStation.Oggis.com 9. PHILS BBQ 3750 Sports Arena Blvd. 619.226.6333

OTHER 1. CULTURE BREWING TASTING ROOM 4845 Newport Ave. | 619.255.3811 www.CultureBrewingCo.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 Pk. | 619.849.8205 www.SanDiego.edu/Dining/LaGranTerraza

1. BALLAST POINT/HOME BREW MART 5401 Linda V ista 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 Kear ny Mesa Rd. | 858.384.2772 www.HelmsBrewingCo.com 7. KILOWATT BREWING 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 858.715.3998 www.Kilowatt.beer 8. QUANTUM BREWING 5375 Kear ny V illa Rd. #116 www.QuantumBeer.com 9. SOCIETE BREWING COMPANY 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 858.598.5409 www.SocieteBrewing.com

HOME BREW SUPPLY 1. HOME BREW MART/BALLAST POINT 5401 Linda V ista Rd. 406 619.232.6367 www.HomeBrewMart.com

OTHER 1. RIVERWALK GOLF COURSE 1150 Fashion Valley Rd. 619.296.4653 www.RiverWalkGC.com

SORRENTO

G | VALLLEY/MIRA MESA

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.co m 3. WOODY’S BURGERS 7070 Miramar Rd. | 858.578.8000 www.Bangin-Burgers.com

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

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

BREWERIES 1. 2KIDS BREWING CO. 8680 Miralani Dr. #123 | 858.480.5437 www.TwoKidsBrewing.com 2. 32 NORTH BREWING CO. 8655 Production Ave. | 619.363.2622 www.32NorthBrew.com 3. ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY 9368 Cabot Dr. | 858 .549.9888 www.AleSmith.com 4. BALLAST POINT BREWING AND SPIRITS 10051 Old Grove Rd. 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 5. BALLAST POINT BREWING & SPIRITS MIRAMAR 9045 Carroll Way | 858.695.2739 www.BallastPoint.com 6. GREEN FLASH BREWING COMPANY 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. | 760.597.9012 www.GreenFlashBrew.com 7. INTERGALACTIC BREWING COMPANY 9835 Carroll Ctr. Rd. | 858.750.0601 www.IntergalacticBrew.com 8. MIKE HESS BREWING (MIRAMAR) 7955 Silverton Ave. Ste 1201 619.887.6453 www.HessBrewing.com 9. NEW ENGLISH BREWING CO. 11545 Sorrento Valley Rd. 305 & 306 619.857.8023 www.NewEnglishBrewing.com 10. O’SULLIVAN BROS. BREWING 9879 Hibert St. | 858.577.0350 www.OSullivan-Brothers.com 11. PACIFIC BREWING COMPANY 8680 Miralani Dr. | 303.819.7086 www.PacificBrewingCo.com 12. ROUGH DRAFT BREWING CO. 8830 Rehco Rd. Ste D | 858.453.7238 www.RoughDraftBrew.com 13. SAINT ARCHER BREWING CO. 9550 Distribution Ave. | 858.225.2337 www.SaintArcherBrewery.com


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BREWERIES

1. AMERICAN HOMEBREWING SUPPLY 9535 Kear ny V illa Rd. | 858.268.3024 www.AmericanHomebrewing.com

1. ARCANA BREWING CO. 5621 Palmer Way www.ArcanaBrewing.com 2. BAGBY BEER COMPANY 601 S. Coast Hwy. | 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 Ste G www.OTTBrew.com

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

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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 V illage Dr. 760.720.7007 www.PizzaPort.com

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1. BEER ON THE WALL 3310 V ia 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 V illage Dr. 760.720.7007 www.PizzaPort.com/Locations/BottleShop 4. STONE COMPANY STORE OCEANSIDE 301 N. Tremont St. | 760.529.0002 www.StoneBrewing.com 5. TEXAS WINE & SPIRITS 945 Carlsbad V illage Dr. 760.729.1836 www.TexasW ineSpirits.com

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BOTTLE SHOPS

1. CARLSBAD BREW SUPPLIES GUADALUPE BREWERY 5674 El Camino Real Ste D 858.751.4BRU www.CarlsbadBrewSupply.com 2. HYDROBREW 1319 S Coast Hwy. | 760.966.1885 www.HydroBrew.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 Greenbrie r Dr. | 760.967.0128 www.DaniPsCorkTap.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.GreenDragonTaver nCA.com 6. LOCAL TAP HOUSE OCEANSIDE 308 S Coast Hwy. | 760.547.1469 www.LocalTapHouse.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.SurfsideTapRoom.com 9. TAP THAT TASTING ROOM 3207 Roymar Rd. | 760.433.4827 www.TapThatKegNow.com 10. THE COMPASS 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. | 760.434.1900 www.Facebook.com/TheCompassCarlsbad

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

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EAST COUNTY

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. BOLL WEEVIL 53 9621 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.334.5353 www.BollWeevil53.com 2. DOWNTOWN CAFE 182 E Main St. | 619.440.5687 www.DowntownCafe-EC.com 3. EASTBOUND BAR & GRILL 10053 Maine Ave. | 619.334.2566 Find us on Facebook! 4. HOOLEYS IRISH PUB 2955 Jamacha Rd. | 619.670.7468 www.Hooleys.com 5. MAIN TAP TAVERN 518 E Main St. | 619.749.6333 www.MainTapTaver n.com 6. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 9828 Mission Gorge Rd. 619.449.6441 www.Santee.Oggis.com 7. PRESS BOX SPORTS LOUNGE 2990 Jamacha Rd. | 619.713.6990 www.PressBoxSportsLounge.com

760.744.8782 www.InlandTaver n.com 3. MIKE’S BBQ 1356 W Valley Pkwy. | 760.746.4444 www.MikesBBQ.us 4. NORTH COUNTY WINE COMPANY 1099 W. San Marcos Blvd. 760.653.9032 www.NorthCountyW ineCompany.com 5. PHILS BBQ 579 Grand Ave. | 760.759.1400 www.PhilsBBQ.net 6. SLATER’S 50/50 110 Knoll Rd. | 750.759.2900 www.Slaters5050.com 7. STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS 1999 Citracado Pkwy. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneWorldBistro.com 8. SUBLIME ALE HOUSE 1020 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.510.9220 www.SublimeAleHouse.com 9. THE BELLOWS 803 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd. 760.290.3912 www.BellowsWoodFire.com

1223 Pacific Oaks Pl. 760.294.4045 www.OffbeatBrewing.com 13. PORT BREWING/THE LOST ABBEY 155 Mata Wy. Ste 104 | 760.720.7012 www.LostAbbey.com 14. RIP CURRENT BREWING 1325 Grand Ave. | 760.481.3141 www.RipCurrentBrewing.com 15. STONE BREWING CO. 1999 Citracado Pkwy. | 760.471.4999 www.StoneBrew.com 16. STUMBLEFOOT BREWING CO. 1784 La Costa Meadows Dr. www.Stumblefoot.com 17. TOOLBOX BREWING 1495 Poinsettia Ave. #148 760.598.1477 www.ToolboxBrewing.com 18. VALLEY CENTER BREWERY 28960 Lilac Rd. www.ValleyCenterBrewery.com 19. WAVELENGTH BREWING COMPANY 236 Main St. | 760.820.9283 www.WavelengthBrewCo.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

HOME BREW SUPPLY

1. HOLIDAY WINE CELLAR 302 W Mission Ave. | 760.745.1200 www.HolidayW ineCellar.com 2. LA VISTA LIQUOR 993 S. Santa Fe Ave. | 760.758.8900 3. VISTA WINE & SPIRITS 755 Shadowridge Dr. | 760.727.2017

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

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. B’S KEGS 1429 East Main St. | 619.442.0265 www.KegBeerAndW ine.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.W indyCityLiquor.com

BREW PUBS 1. BACK STREET BREWERY LAMPPOST PIZZA 15 Main St. | 760.407.7600 www.LamppostPizza.com/Backstreet 2. PROHIBITION BREWING CO. 2004 E. V ista Way | 760.295.3525 www.ProhibitionBrewingCompany.com 3. SAN MARCOS BREWERY & GRILL 1080 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.471.0050 www.SanMarcosBrewery.com

BREWERIES

BREWERIES 1. BNS BREWING & DISTILLING 10960 Wheatlands Ave. | 619.208.9799 www.BnsBrew ingAndDistilling.com 2. BUTCHER’S BREWING 9962 Prospect Ave. | 619.334.2222 www.ButchersBrewing.com 3. MANZANITA BREWING COMPANY 10151 Prospect Ave. Ste D 619.334.1757 www.ManzanitaBrewing.com

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

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NORTH COUNTY

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. CHURCHILL’S PUB AND GRILLE 887 W San Marcos Blvd. 760.471.8773 www.ChurchillsPub.us 2. INLAND TAVERN 1001 W San Marcos Blvd.

1. LIGHTNING BREWERY 13200 Kirkham Wy. Ste 105 858.513.8070 www.LightningBrewery.com

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SOUTH BAY

BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. LA BELLA PIZZA 373 3rd Ave. | 619.426.8820 www.LaBellaPizza.com 2. MACHETE BEER HOUSE 2325 Highland Ave. www.facebook.com/MacheteBeerHouse 3. MANHATTAN BAR 400 Broadway | 619.422.6641 www.Manhattan91910.com 4. OGGI’S PIZZA AND BREWING CO. 2130 Birch Rd. | 619.746.6900 www.OggisEastlake.com 5. THE CANYON SPORTS PUB & GRILL 421 Telegraph Canyon Rd. 619.422.1806 | www.CYNClub.com

BOTTLE SHOPS

BREW PUBS 1. URBN ST. BREWING 110 S Magnolia Ave. | 619.328.6922 www.URBNStBrewing.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 V ista Dr. | 760.566.6209 www.DosDesperadosBrew.com 6. FALLBROOK BREWING CO. 136 N Main Ave. www.FallbrookBrewing.com 7. INDIAN JOE BREWING 2379 La Mirada Dr. | 760.295.3945 www.IndianJoeBrewing.com 8. IRON FIST BREWING CO. 1305 Hot Springs Wy. Ste 101 760.216.6500 www.IronFistBrewing.com 9. KURACALI SAKÉ & BEER BREWERY 175 Bosstick Blvd. | 858.775.6502 www.Kuracali.com 10. LATITUDE 33 BREWING COMPANY 1430 Vantage Ct. Ste 104 760.913.7333 | www.Lat33Brew.com 11. MOTHER EARTH TAP HOUSE 206 Main St. | 760.599.4225 www.MotherEarthBrewCo.com 12. OFFBEAT BREWING COMPANY

POWAY/RANCHO

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BEER BARS & RESTAURANTS 1. BROTHER’S PROVISIONS 16451 Ber nardo 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 4. URGE AMERICAN GASTROPUB 16761 Ber nardo 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 Ber nardo Rd. 858.485.8686 www.BaronsMarket.com 2. DISTILLER’S OUTLET 12329 Poway Rd. | 858.748.4617 www.DistillersOutlet.com 3. DON’S LIQUOR 13337 Poway Rd. | 858.748.7500 4. PICCADILLY MARKETPLACE 14149 Twin Peaks Rd. | 858.748.2855 5. PW MART 12906 Pomerado Rd. 858.748.7693 6. WELLDECK LIQUOR 14168 Poway Rd. | 858.486.5552

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

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 2. NOVO BRAZIL 901 Lane Ave. www.NovoBrazilBrewing.com

COLLEGE/LA

M |M E S A

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.KnBW ineCellars.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.TheV ineCottage.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.KnBW ineCellars.com 4. PALM SPRINGS LIQUOR 4301 Palm Ave. | 619.698.6887 Find us on Facebook!

BREWERIES 1. BOLT BREWERY 8179 Center St. | 619.303.7837 www.BoltBrewery.com

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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.LumberyardTaver nAndGrill.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 V ia de la Valle | 858.259.9100 www.SublimeTaver n.com 12. THE CRAFTSMAN NEW AMERICAN TAVERN 267 N. El Camino Real | 760.452.2000 www.CraftsmanTaver n.com 13. THE REGAL SEAGULL 996 N Coast Hwy. 101 | 760.479.2337 www.RegalSeagull.com 14. UNION KITCHEN & TAP 1108 S Coast Hwy. 1 01 760.230.2337 www.LocalUnion101.com

BOTTLE SHOPS 1. FARR BETTER SPIRITS 398 N. El Camino Real | 760.753.7137 2. ROYAL LIQUOR 1496 N Coast Hwy. 1 01 760.753.4534

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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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/V illagePizzeria

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

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

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1. BROOKLYN GIRL EATERY 4033 Goldfinch St. | 619.296.4600 www.BrooklynGirlEatery.com 2. JAKES ON 6TH 3755 6th Ave. | 619.692.9463 www.JakesOn6thW ineBar.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.TomaSolTaver n.com

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