Peter Rowe

Writer

Peter joined the U-T in 1984. He has yet to be fired. A native Californian who grew up in Encinitas, Rowe is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Northwestern University. He is past president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and a former Fulbright scholar. He has won a few journalism awards, but would trade them all for a chance to avenge his 1994 "Jeopardy!" loss. Married to a terrific woman who has saved him from errors in writing and in life, he has three sons. At the U-T, Rowe writes profiles and features and is even paid to review beers, which hardly seems fair.

Recent Articles

  • Sexism and beer - an image craft brewers want to promote?

    Sexism and beer - an image craft brewers want to promote?

      Flirting with Sexism Despite a vaguely progressive aura, craft brewing has not eliminated sexism from beer marketing any more than Barack Obama's presidency buried American racism. For proof of the latter, see Charlottesville, Va. For proof of the former, see the new labels proposed by San Diego's...

  • Collaboration beers: When two brewers are better than one

    Collaboration beers: When two brewers are better than one

    One of the signature events of San Diego Beer Week, Collabapalooza is dedicated to the proposition that two or more brewers are better than one. "This is what has made San Diego what it is, the collaborative spirit that we all have," said Paul Segura, co-brewmaster at Karl Strauss, the brewery...

  • After festival medals handed out, is San Diego declining as a beer powerhouse?

    After festival medals handed out, is San Diego declining as a beer powerhouse?

    Do the results of the  2017 Great American Beer Festival indicate that San Diego status as the "capital of craft" is slipping? After all, the 15 medals San Diego County brewers took home from Denver last weekend is a drop from 2016's 18. Last year also saw Karl Strauss crowned the nation's champion...

  • The beers of fall

    The beers of fall

    While San Diego's climate is renowned, it's not known for brilliant fall colors or crisp autumn days. Still, there's one sure sign of fall's arrival here: wet hop beers. For an expert view on these beverages, PACIFIC tapped Tom Nickel. Not only does he make wet hop beers at Nickel Beer Company...

  • Cans on the run

    Cans on the run

    One problem: The partners lacked the $150,000 to $250,000 needed for a new canning line. One solution: Call Mobile West Canning. Since 2013, Mobile West has loaded a sleek, swift canning line into a truck, then hauled it to breweries in temporary need of its services. "It's a great option for small...

  • Hitting the (beer) books

    Hitting the (beer) books

    Like great beers, great beer books leave you refreshed, stimulated and eager for more. Five volumes to enhance your education and enjoyment: Great Beer Guide (2000), by Michael Jackson Like the musician of the same name, Jackson was a colossus in his field, more or less inventing modern beer writing...

  • Study break: Tracking down a good pint on campus

    Study break: Tracking down a good pint on campus

    College is all about learning. So consider this a study guide to the best beer on campus. San Diego State University Best bet: Eureka!, opening in South Campus Plaza, is the glitzy new kid on campus. But three-year-old Oggi's Pizza Express in the Aztec Student Center is determined to remain State's...

  • Course work: Diving into SDSU's craft beer program

    Course work: Diving into SDSU's craft beer program

    Traditionally an extracurricular college activity, beer has been part of the curriculum at UC San Diego and San Diego State University since 2013. Michael Peacock, 56, an instructor with State's Business of Craft Beer program, explained why beer should be studied and not just drunk. PACIFIC: What's...

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