Peter Rowe

Writer

Peter joined The San Diego Union-Tribune in 1984. 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

  • Leading the charge: Beer Week is driving Jill Davidson to drink

    Leading the charge: Beer Week is driving Jill Davidson to drink

    Jill Davidson is western regional sales representative for Pizza Port; president of the San Diego Brewers Guild; and head honcho for San Diego Beer Week, Nov. 3-12. It's enough to drive her to drink. For which she's so, so grateful. PACIFIC: Are you swamped with SDBW duties? Or is being Guild president...

  • San Diego Zoo times two: San Diego craft beer's economic impact

    San Diego Zoo times two: San Diego craft beer's economic impact

    In economic terms, this liquid asset is equal to two San Diego Zoos. The fiscal power of the local craft beer industry was lauded in two upbeat reports issued Wednesday by the San Diego North Economic Development Council. One paper, from veteran beer analyst Vince Vasquez from National University,...

  • Sexism and beer - an image craft brewers want to promote?

    Sexism and beer - an image craft brewers want to promote?

      Flirting with Sexism Despite a vaguely progressive aura, craft brewing has not eliminated sexism from beer marketing any more than Barack Obama's presidency buried American racism. For proof of the latter, see Charlottesville, Va. For proof of the former, see the new labels proposed by San Diego's...

  • Collaboration beers: When two brewers are better than one

    Collaboration beers: When two brewers are better than one

    One of the signature events of San Diego Beer Week, Collabapalooza is dedicated to the proposition that two or more brewers are better than one. "This is what has made San Diego what it is, the collaborative spirit that we all have," said Paul Segura, co-brewmaster at Karl Strauss, the brewery...

  • After festival medals handed out, is San Diego declining as a beer powerhouse?

    After festival medals handed out, is San Diego declining as a beer powerhouse?

    Do the results of the  2017 Great American Beer Festival indicate that San Diego status as the "capital of craft" is slipping? After all, the 15 medals San Diego County brewers took home from Denver last weekend is a drop from 2016's 18. Last year also saw Karl Strauss crowned the nation's champion...

  • The beers of fall

    The beers of fall

    While San Diego's climate is renowned, it's not known for brilliant fall colors or crisp autumn days. Still, there's one sure sign of fall's arrival here: wet hop beers. For an expert view on these beverages, PACIFIC tapped Tom Nickel. Not only does he make wet hop beers at Nickel Beer Company...

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