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

  • Ballast Point expanding to Chicago with new brewery

    Aiming to expand its national footprint, San Diego's Ballast Point today announced plans to open a pilot brewery, restaurant and rooftop bar in Chicago by early 2018. "We're thrilled to bring the San Diego spirit of Ballast Point to such a great beer-drinking city like Chicago," Marty Birkel, Ballast...

  • Coronado Brewing acquires Monkey Paw

    Moving to strengthen its position in the turbulent craft beer industry,  Coronado Brewing Co. is buying  Monkey Paw Brewing Co.. "They do a lot of different, unique beers that we don't usually do," Coronado chief operating officer Brandon Richards said of Monkey Paw, a brewpub in San Diego's  East...

  • Today's forecast: '72 and Hoppy' is San Diego's official beer

    Today's forecast: '72 and Hoppy' is San Diego's official beer

    San Diego has a new year-round weather forecast: sunny, wet and refreshing. On Tuesday, San Diego acquired an official beer - a first for the city and, some maintained, the nation. "This is a unique approach to introducing visitors to our craft beer culture," said Kerri Kapich, chief operating...

  • Modern Times Beer becoming SD's first employee-owned brewery

    Modern Times Beer becoming SD's first employee-owned brewery

    Here's a new twist on the old local-brewery-sells-out story: Modern Times, a four-year-old brewery based in Loma Portal, Friday announced its sale - to its staff, becoming San Diego's first employee-owned brewery. "This is my single proudest achievement as founder & CEO of Modern Times," majority...

  • Meet your maker: Greg Peters of Saint Archer Brewery

    Meet your maker: Greg Peters of Saint Archer Brewery

    Greg Peters, 39, is director of brewing and barreling programs at Saint Archer Brewery in San Diego. Upon joining the Miramar-based brewery in 2014, he launched Tusk & Grain. This series of barrel-aged Saint Archer beers soars on offbeat ingredients and reckless amounts of alcohol. These extreme...

  • 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....