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

  • ┬íViva Tijuana! Interview with a Baja brewmaster

    Editor's note: ¡Viva Tijuana! is a multi-story series about the life and culture of San Diego's modern neighbor to the south. More stories from the series can be found in links below. PACIFIC: What led you to start BCB Tasting Room? RUBEN VALENZUELA HERNANDEZ: In 2010, we started a craft beer distributor,...

  • Boozy winners and losers of the 2017 Padres season

    Although the Padres' home opener isn't until Friday, Stone Brewing has already suffered a loss at Petco Park. The Escondido brewery's beer garden on the ballpark's fifth floor - a fixture since 2014 - is gone. In its place is Wonderland Ocean Pub, with a food and beer menu that does not include...

  • How much beer gets lost in your 'stache?

    How much beer gets lost in your 'stache?

      Actual research, conducted by a genuine specialist in the field of hair science (really!): Irish brewer Guinness commissioned a study to answer one of the critical issues of our day. How much beer is wasted by becoming trapped in facial hair? The answer: (And may I remind you that this is the...

  • There's what in this beer?

    In the past week, Ballast Point, Stone and a dozen homebrewers served beers using water that was, ahem, "reclaimed." That's the preferred term for water that's gone through the purification process once derided as "toilet to tap." Reclaimed water has made great strides, both in effectiveness and...

  • It's official: Ballast Point now San Diego's largest brewery

    It's official: Ballast Point has overtaken Stone to become San Diego County's largest brewery. The Brewers Association, a Colorado-based industry group, on Wednesday released its annual lists of the nation's top 50 breweries and top 50 craft breweries by production. "Craft breweries" are defined...

  • Bottoms up: Happy february beeriversary to these brew spots

    Bottoms up: Happy february beeriversary to these brew spots

    Valentine's Day is past, but there's still plenty to love about February. For local beer fans, this month has some notable anniversaries. Karl Strauss' 28th: The county's oldest operating brewery celebrates 28 years with a rich Belgian-style quad (12.9 percent). The 28th is the orchid anniversary,...

  • Where is California's best beer and brewery?

    Where is California's best beer and brewery?

    If you're not drinking good local beer, you're just not trying. RateBeer.com issued its annual "RateBeer Best" awards, a measure of beers' and breweries' reputations based on thousands of readers' reviews. By that yardstick, San Diego County rules. Local winners are: Top beer, California: AleSmith...

  • Got milk? Who cares! Have Girl Scout cookies with beer

    Got milk? Who cares! Have Girl Scout cookies with beer

    A versatile drink, beer pairs well with a smorgasbord of edible treats. Cheese? Naturally. Chocolate? Of course. Girl Scout cookies? Absolutely. For the third consecutive year, Girl Scouts San Diego is teaming with local breweries for a fundraiser. During National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, Feb....

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