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San Diego Oktoberfest: Brews & Events

Whether you are pulling up your lederhosen or tying up your trachtenbluse, don’t miss Oktoberfest in full swing in San Diego. Brewers with love and respect for the old country ...

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Top Thirst-Quenching, Hot-Weather Beers in San Diego

The heat wave rolls on in San Diego, and I want (read: need) my craft beer to be two things: light-bodied and refreshing. Besides a cold lager, no other beer ...

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Interview with a Brewmaster: Green Flash’s Chuck Silva

Chuck Silva, the kind mastermind of Green Flash Brewing, is one of my favorite people in craft beer. Soft-spoken but radiating with creativity and brewing experience, he creates legendary liquids ...

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San Diego Oktoberfest: Brews & Events

Whether you are pulling up your lederhosen or tying up your trachtenbluse, don’t miss Oktoberfest in full swing in San Diego. Brewers with love and respect for the old country create a mouthwatering array of local brews modeled after the German classics. Put down that IPA for just a San Diego second and try these […]

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Top Thirst-Quenching, Hot-Weather Beers in San Diego

The heat wave rolls on in San Diego, and I want (read: need) my craft beer to be two things: light-bodied and refreshing. Besides a cold lager, no other beer is better for quenching your thirst after exercise, grilling out and hanging with friends on sunny days, or starting out a perfectly balmy evening in […]

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Interview with a Brewmaster: Green Flash’s Chuck Silva

Chuck Silva, the kind mastermind of Green Flash Brewing, is one of my favorite people in craft beer. Soft-spoken but radiating with creativity and brewing experience, he creates legendary liquids at the San Diego institution. Previously working at Karl Strauss, he met owner Mike Hinkley and started at Green Flash in 2004. “I saw a […]

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Brews + Eats: Allagash Brewing

I get excited pretty easily, I admit. You may hear me use the words amazing, fantastic and favorite perhaps a bit too much. Guilty. But one word I don’t use alot is complex, because truthfully in both the Craft beer & wine world, most offerings just aren’t. Not that many beers & wines can’t be […]

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Brews + Eats: New Belgium

New Belgium may be known nationwide as the makers of Fat Tire, but those in love with the Craft beer world know the depth of the New Belgium repertoire, including their collaborations with breweries like Alpine, Allagash & today’s Canadian star, Dieu du Ciel. One of the most creative Craft breweries from our neighbors to […]

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Beer Minute: Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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Happy Moments: My Locale Magazine Feature

Laurie Delk talks the San Diego Beer Scene and Shows us How to Taste Beer By: Jennifer Hood San Diego | April 4th, 2013 Laurie Delk at Lumberyard Tavern & Grill. Photo by Andrew Abajian for Locale Magazine This is a segment from Locale Magazine’s Guide to Cerveza San Diego 2013 – an ode to beer and the holy city […]

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Brews + Eats: Ballast Point

Ballast Point, the brewery producing one of the most beloved IPA’s on the west coast, Sculpin, is the highlight of my latest Beer & Food Pairing! Anyone who has put their lips to a hoppy beer in San Diego knows all too well the incredible draw of Sculpin, with it’s amazing freshness and citrus & […]

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Listen: Iron Fist Rubus Vigoratus

Join me for my guest spot on Cantore + Woods podcast, and listen as Chris, Dan, & I open a bottle of Iron Fist Rubus Vigoratus, a one-time brew for Holiday Wine Cellar’s 47th anniversary!  Loins will discussed. http://cantorewoods.com/?view=audio       CHEERS!

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Brews + Eats: Hangar 24

Welcome to another Beer & Food Pairing! One of the most popular Craft breweries that we bring into the restaurant is Hangar 24, from Redlands, California. In a beer mecca where a new brewery pops up every week, I love Hangar for their unfailing quality level and consistency to everything they produce. Especially popular with […]

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