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

  • It's official: Ballast Point now San Diego's largest brewery

    It's official: Ballast Point has overtaken Stone to become San Diego County's largest brewery. The Brewers Association, a Colorado-based industry group, on Wednesday released its annual lists of the nation's top 50 breweries and top 50 craft breweries by production. "Craft breweries" are defined...

  • Bottoms up: Happy february beeriversary to these brew spots

    Bottoms up: Happy february beeriversary to these brew spots

    Valentine's Day is past, but there's still plenty to love about February. For local beer fans, this month has some notable anniversaries. Karl Strauss' 28th: The county's oldest operating brewery celebrates 28 years with a rich Belgian-style quad (12.9 percent). The 28th is the orchid anniversary,...

  • Where is California's best beer and brewery?

    Where is California's best beer and brewery?

    If you're not drinking good local beer, you're just not trying. RateBeer.com issued its annual "RateBeer Best" awards, a measure of beers' and breweries' reputations based on thousands of readers' reviews. By that yardstick, San Diego County rules. Local winners are: Top beer, California: AleSmith...

  • Got milk? Who cares! Have Girl Scout cookies with beer

    Got milk? Who cares! Have Girl Scout cookies with beer

    A versatile drink, beer pairs well with a smorgasbord of edible treats. Cheese? Naturally. Chocolate? Of course. Girl Scout cookies? Absolutely. For the third consecutive year, Girl Scouts San Diego is teaming with local breweries for a fundraiser. During National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, Feb....

  • A sweet and spicy New Year's Eve beer pairing

    A sweet and spicy New Year's Eve beer pairing

    Where: Yard House, Mission Valley Mall, 1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego Bites: Poke nachos ($12.95; during happy hour, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, $8). Beer: 3 Degrees of Celebration ($9.99 for a 22-ounce bottle, $7.50 for a 12-ounce pour, 10.5 percent alcohol by volume), a triple IPA made...

  • Five beers that made San Diego famous

    Five beers that made San Diego famous

    With more than 20 breweries debuting across San Diego County this year, it's no wonder beer fans chase the latest while seeking the greatest. But let's not forget it was a cooler-ful of classics that transformed a local cottage industry into an international juggernaut. San Diego County, where...

  • What a gas: Tesla owners reveal what revs their engines

    What a gas: Tesla owners reveal what revs their engines

    Having recently pre-sold nearly 200,000 of its Model 3 s, Tesla Motors appears to riding along brilliantly. "That car is so damn smart," says comedian Jo Koy, who performs Oct. 29 in San Diego at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. "I can wake up in the morning, press 'Summon,' and the car will start,...

  • Veteran brewmaster leaves Green Flash

    Veteran brewmaster leaves Green Flash

    Chuck Silva, a brewer who helped turn a small Vista company into a bicoastal powerhouse, has left Green Flash Brewing Co. to open a brewery in San Luis Obispo County. "The time was right," said Silva, 48, whose resignation was effective Monday. "I've always wanted to have my own little operation,...

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