Peter Rowe


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

  • Declaration of (brewing) independence

    Declaration of (brewing) independence

    In the course of human events, it became self-evident to Bob Pease that the pursuit of life, liberty and good beer required a declaration of brewing independence. On Tuesday, the  Brewers Association unveiled a way to identify beer from small and independent breweries: a seal that can be slapped...

  • What's new in brew for July

    What's new in brew for July

    The beer landscape is always changing in San Diego. Here's a look at some extreme brews from near and far. Going to extremes What makes for boundary-pushing brew? What's an extreme beer? There's no single definition, but most brews in this category have elevated levels of alcohol, unusual ingredients...

  • San Diego brewers show their winning ways

    San Diego brewers show their winning ways

    Last Saturday was a memorable day for San Diego brewers. First, Council Brewing's Lickable Staves, an American sour red ale, won best of show at the 11th annual San Diego International Beer Competition. Council, just 3 years old, is a labor of love for its married co-owners, Curtis and Liz Chism....

  • Meet Your Maker: Josh Schaner

    Meet Your Maker: Josh Schaner

    A five-minute walk from Fletcher Cove, Pizza Port Solana Beach is heaven for someone who loves beer and craves waves. Which makes it the perfect spot for Josh Schaner. Head brewer at this Port, the 27-year-old surfer recently discussed beer and the beach, a match made in Schaner's divine corner...

  • What's new in brew for June

    What's new in brew for June

    The beer landscape is always changing in San Diego. Here's a look at what's new on the brew scene (and a couple of events) in June. Beer Me, Pro: Ocean lovers share their best beachside brews Working on the beach can work up a powerful thirst. After a full summer day along the coastline, here's...

  • Coronado brewmaster launches Mexican-themed brewery

    Coronado brewmaster launches Mexican-themed brewery

    Coronado  Brewing's head brewer, Ryan Brooks, works within a few miles of the U.S.-Mexican border. He's about to get even closer. On Tuesday, Brooks will officially become co-founder and brewmaster of SouthNorte, a new brewery that aims to make American craft beer with Mexican flair. "The more...

  • Intergalactic has out-of-this-world triumph in beer contest

    Results of last month's Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition read like a sci-fi script, "Intergalactic Captures L.A." Miramar's Intergalactic Brewing Co. stomped through Smog City, four of its beers taking gold medals: Space Oasis Coconut Porter (in the field beer category), Galactoberfest...

  • Chula Vista gets crafty

    Chula Vista gets crafty

    Less than three years ago, Chula Vista - the county's second largest city - was a craft beer desert, lacking even a single brewery. That was baffling, considering this South Bay metropolis' geographic location, with beer-loving Tijuana to the south and beer-loving San Diego to the north. Now, though,...