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Ales abroad: San Diego beer’s global footprint

Ales abroad: San Diego beer’s global footprint

 

Thirsty in Tokyo for AleSmith Brewing Co.’s Nut Brown Ale? Visit Craftheads in the bustling Shibuya district.

Hankering for Modern Times’ Funky Universal Friend while wandering Wellington? Check the shelves in that New Zealand city’s Cult Beer Store.

Seeking Stone in Stockholm? Drop into The Bishops Arms near the Swedish capital’s central train station.

“There is a demand specifically for San Diego craft beer in those countries,” said Lynda Hess, chief operating officer of Mike Hess Brewing, which sells beer in the United Kingdom, Sweden and China. “They know that San Diego is making some of the best craft beer in the...

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