Two San Diego breweries make brewers’ bucket list


Last month, — here’s a six-pack salute to this sterling site — asked 20 brewers: Which American brewery are they dying to visit? While no San Diego brewers were consulted, two San Diego breweries were cited.

Joe Dinan of Sanctuary Brewery in Hendersonville, N.C., has his sights set on Modern Times: “They have a number of locations, so I would choose the Modern Times’ Fortress of Raditude, a barrel-aging spot in San Diego.”

Adam Woodson at The Damascus Brewery in Damascus, Va., chose Coronado Brewing: “Every beer I have had from them has been exceptional and flawless at the same time. Their collaboration beer with Cigar City called Jurata is probably one of my favorite beers to this day. It’s dark, but not overly roasted or bitter — just good!”

No one asked me, but I’m hankering to tour Hill Farmstead, the cult brewery in Greensboro Bend, Vt., and spend a night at Old St. Francis School in Bend, Ore. The latter is a 1936 schoolhouse transformed into a hotel equipped with soaking pool, movie theater, pub and, yes, brewery.

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