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October, 2015

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Picking Hops for an Autumn Homebrew

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For several years now, hops have flourished in a spot where they are not supposed to grow– on Coronado Island. Some assume these plants are wild, but I know better. For it was one night, long ago, that I planted their rhizomes in the light of the moon when noRead More …


Salud! Tacos y Beer- San Diego (Barrio Logan)

Photo of sign and entrance for Salud Tacos and Beer in Barrio Logan San Diego California

Name: ¡Salud! Where: 2196 Logan Avenue San Diego, California 92113 Cost: Tacos $2.50 | Sides $4.00-$7.00 | Not-Tacos $2.00-$8.00 | Desserts $5.00-$6.00 | Drinks $1.00-$2.50 | Beer $varies | Specials $2.50-$6.00 depending on day of the week (closed Monday) About: San Diego Taco Company- “The King of all Tacos” -opened ¡Salud! lastRead More …


Pizza Port Brewing Company- San Diego (Ocean Beach)

Photo of outside paitio at Pizza Port Brewing Company, Ocean Beach, San Diego, California

Name: Pizza Port Ocean Beach Where: 1956 Bacon Street  San Diego, California 92107 Cost: Pints $5.00-$7.00 | Original Pizzas and Gourmet Pizzas $7.75-$22.25 depending on size and toppings | Salads $4.25-$6.50 | Snacks $1.50-$8.75 | Desserts $3.25-$3.75 About: As in previous years, Pizza Port Ocean Beach won medals at this year’s Great AmericanRead More …


Beer and Burger at Half Door Brewing Company- San Diego (Downtown)

Photo of the front door of Half Door Brewing Company, which is a half door style door

Name: Half Door Brewing Company Where: 903 Island Avenue  San Diego, California 92101 Cost: Pints $7.00 | Imported Bottles $6.00-$9.00 | Cocktails $10.00-$11.00 | Spirits $7.00-$18.00 | Costs are reduced during Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-6pm Appetizers $8.00-$15.00 | Salads $7.00-$11.00 | Main Dishes $9.00-$17.00 | Desserts $7.00 | Happy Hour barRead More …


Time Traveling with Craft Beer at Panama 66- San Diego (Balboa Park)

Photo of pint glass of beer with logo for Panama 66 Balboa Park

What is it about Panama 66 in San Diego’s Balboa Park that keeps drawing me back? What is the feeling I get when I sit with a beer by the water and look out across the Museum of Art Sculpture Garden? A memory window, perhaps, through which I see a carefree,Read More …


Plan 9 Alehouse- Escondido

Photo of the logo behind the bar at Plan 9 Alehouse Escondido, California

Name: Plan 9 Alehouse Where: 155 East Grand Avenue  Escondido, California 92025 Cost: 4 oz. Taster $2.00-$4.00 | 9 0z. Taster $6.00-$8.00 | Pints $4.50-$6.48 | Rare Bottled Beers $15.00+ About: Open two years now in historic downtown Escondido, Plan 9 Alehouse is a family brewpub with a 1.5 barrel nano-breweryRead More …


Offbeat Brewing Company- Escondido

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Name: Offbeat Brewing Company Where: 1223 Pacific Oaks Place, Suite 101  Escondido, California 92029 Cost: 4 oz. Taster $2.00-$3.00 | Pints $5.00-$8.00 | Growlers $15.00-$18.00 About: Founded in 2011, Offbeat Brewing embraces the philosophy that “brewing is an art form.” Located in a modern business park, their tasting room manifests thisRead More …


Iron Fist Brewing’s New Tasting Room- San Diego (Barrio Logan)

Photo of sign out front of Iron Fist Brewing's new tasting room in San Diego

I stopped by for a beer and art at Iron Fist Brewing Company‘s new tasting room in San Diego the other day. It’s located on the west side of the Mercado del Barrio building in the heart of Barrio Logan. Whoever decided to open a satellite tasting room here isRead More …


Craft Beer and Burger at Station Tavern- San Diego (South Park)

Name: Station Tavern & Burgers Where: 2204 Fern Street  San Diego, California 92104 Cost: Hamburgers $7.50-$8.00 | Sides (Fries and Tots) $2.00-$6.00 | Kid Food $3.50 | Draft Craft Beer Pint $5.00 | Bottled Beer $4.50-$8.00 | Cocktails $7.50-$9.00 | Wine $6.00-$8.50 About: Beer is everywhere in fine dining these days.Read More …


Pure Project Brewing- San Diego (Miramar)

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Name: Pure Project Brewing Where: 9030 Kenamar Drive #308  San Diego, California 92121 About: What started out as Manuel Antonio Brewing in tropical Costa Rica is now Pure Project Brewing in sub-tropical San Diego. The stars aligned perfectly when founders Mat Robar and Jesse Pine decided to move the breweryRead More …


What’s New at Border X Brewing- San Diego

Of all the art forms, craft beer and visual arts are my favorites. It should be no surprise then that Border X is one of my favorite brewing company’s in San Diego to visit. Their tasting room in Barrio Logan combines these two artistic disciplines in a way that for me,Read More …


URBN St. Brewing Co. Pizza and Medal-Winning Beers

Photo of URBN St. brewery El Cajon, California

Name: URBN St. Brewing Company Where: 110 South Magnolia Avenue  El Cajon, California 92020 Cost: Craft Pizzas $14.00-$29.00 | Craft Beers $5.00-$7.00 About: URBN St. Brewing took over where El Cajon Brewing left off when the latter went out of business just over two years ago. Founded during the summer ofRead More …


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