BEAR ROOTS BREWING COMPANY
Twenty years ago, Ballast Point Brewing started as a small operation out of the back of a home-brew shop. In November, that company sold for a billion dollars. It's unlikely Terry and Page Little's story will end that way, but the owners of Vista's Home Brew Supply have added this on-site brewery, providing beers (which currently include a pale ale, Scotch ale and bourbon-barrel-aged high-gravity Belgian ale) to inspire people to go beyond drinking beer and try their hands at creating their own ales and lagers.
Bear Roots Brewing Company
1213 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista,
PURE PROJECT BREWING
The trio behind this project aims to give the world more than just good beer. Set up as a One Percent for the Planet company, Pure Project Brewing will donate a portion of proceeds from sales of its Pure Project beers - which will be composed chiefly of beers infused with myriad exotic herbs and produce, including San Diego's first dragon fruit brew - to local environmental initiatives. That alone is a great reason to check out this new interest, which is scheduled to open in January at H.G. Fenton's new Brewery Igniter complex in the heart of "Beeramar."
Pure Project Brewing
9030 Kenamar Dr., Ste. 308, Miramar