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

  • 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,...

  • ¡Viva Tijuana! What's new in brew from south of the border

    ¡Viva Tijuana! What's new in brew from south of the border

    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's San Diego craft beer column heads south of the border for a momentito. ¡Salud! Do me a flavor: A seis-pack...

  • ¡Viva 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...

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