Craft Beer

  • Beyoncé Has a Beer Named After Her Called Biëryoncé

    Beyoncé Has a Beer Named After Her Called Biëryoncé

    A female-run microbrewery in Brooklyn has rereleased a craft beer in honor of the queen herself - Beyoncé, that is. "Biëryoncé" is a pilsner that packs 5 percent alcohol by volume and carries the tagline "You know you're that bier when you cause all of this conversation" - a play on Beyoncé's hit...

  • Kiss My Glass: A forward discussion with Colby Chandler of Ballast Point

    Kiss My Glass: A forward discussion with Colby Chandler of Ballast Point

    Inaugural episode discusses favorite spots to grab a pint, what makes a bad beer and the elephant in the room: what it’s like to sell a local craft company to big beer.

  • Good spirits for holiday gatherings

    Good spirits for holiday gatherings

    From cocktails and bottles of wine to sudsy beer or all of the above, some favorite picks to have on hand for the holidays.

  • Healthy foods that help squash hangovers

    Healthy foods that help squash hangovers

    Big nights can lead to big problems. You know it too well: the headache, nausea, sweats, shakes, dizziness, cramps and racing heartbeat. Hangover city. What causes this array of unpleasant side effects? When the body breaks down alcohol, it produces acetaldehyde, which can accumulate faster than...

  • Find local beer that suits your style

    Find local beer that suits your style

    The world of beer is filled with unique flavor combinations, dozens of styles and jargon that can be hard to sift through. Use this guide to find an independent San Diego beer that best suits your palate.  Once you know your style preference, then find a corresponding event to please your palate...

  • Fall in love with fall beers

    Fall in love with fall beers

    As the leaves fall from the trees and the temperature drops (does that actually happen in San Diego?), locals begin pulling out sweaters, boots, and cozying up to darker, fall flavored brews. Some San Diego brewers tip their hats to the genius of German beer, while others pull out the box of spices...

  • How to talk brews when dating a craft beer geek

    How to talk brews when dating a craft beer geek

    In San Diego, hopheads and craft beer nerds are as plentiful as surfboards in the Pacific. Locals pride themselves on the most up-to-date deets on brewery openings, festivals and the latest en vogue beer style. When dating a craft beer geek, the terminology can be exhaustively endless and may cause...

  • Booze 101: All about malts

    Booze 101: All about malts

    To bourbon and scotch drinkers, malt is everything. In the beer world, it takes a kindly backseat to hops in San Diego IPAs, but shines front and center in brown ales, stouts and porters. So what is malt and why is it so important to delicious beer and spirits? Think of it this way: Pure and simple,...

  • Quartyard breaks ground on new location in East Village

    Quartyard breaks ground on new location in East Village

    On Nov. 1, Quartyard 2.0 broke ground on its new location at 1301 Market St. in East Village. Like its predecessor, the new site will have a coffee shop, restaurant, dog run, and craft beers and cocktails. When news broke last year that Quartyard, on the corner of Park and Market streets, was closing...

  • Your palate's guide to San Diego Beer Week 2017

    Your palate's guide to San Diego Beer Week 2017

    For every palate, there is a beer — and a San Diego Beer Week event. For the ninth straight year, the San Diego Brewers Guild has organized a 10-day mission to the heart of craft beer. The 2017 journey begins Friday and continues through Nov. 12 with an overwhelming 500-plus events. Where to start?...

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