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San Diego 6 is all about local craft beer

Jun 9
Morning news anchor Marc Bailey and West Coaster Editor-At-Large Brandon Hernández during one of San Diego 6's Spring for Beer segments.

Morning news anchor Marc Bailey (second from left) and West Coaster Editor-At-Large Brandon Hernández (second from right) during one of San Diego 6’s Spring for Beer segments.

My advocacy for the local brewing industry is well known. Even when I’m not writing about the brewers and beers of this county, I’m jawing to anyone who’ll listen about how exceptional both are. Over the past several years, I bent the ears of local television producers, trying in vain to get them interested in spotlighting craft beer on their news programs. Not just in one-time segments or during San Diego Beer Week, but as a regular feature a la “Wine Wednesdays” and other predictably scheduled programming. But I wasn’t able to get any traction…until a handful of staff at San Diego 6 / The CW took a chance and, in doing so, showed how compelling craft beer can be in America’s Finest City.

It all started quite innocently, with AM content editor Lindsay Hood reaching out after seeing a copy of my Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries. I took the opportunity to tell her about the Beer to the Rescue lupus charity campaign I was organizing and, coming from a family severely impacted by the autoimmune disease, she asked me to come on San Diego 6’s morning news to help promote the first pair of Beer to the Rescue events. Hood and some of her associates even came out to the inaugural event at Benchmark Brewing Company where I met San Diego 6 evening anchor Neda Iranpour. She was interested in doing a segment about the craft beer industry. It all started out that simple.

Iranpour’s first segment went so well that she went on to produce more. Last month, she had a pair of segments air within a three-day span, and she is currently working on a half-hour show devoted exclusively to San Diego beer. Back on the morning news, Hood and I worked up a monthly San Diego Beer News segment wherein I update viewers on the latest major industry happenings across the county with morning anchor Marc Bailey. Those segments air on San Diego 6 News in the Morning at 8:40 a.m., the third Friday of each month.

springforbeerAnd the exposure for local brewers doesn’t end there. San Diego 6 devoted time on its morning show ever Thursday from April 30 to May 28 as part of a free promotion called Spring for Beer. Set up as a poll where viewers could go online to vote for their favorite local beer of the season, it allowed three brewers per week to come to the studio and acquaint themselves with the public via the small screen. Last Thursday, the winners were announced, with three small breweries coming in on top. Dos Desperados Brewery won gold for its Gunsmoke Habeerneros IPA, Fallbrook Brewing Company took second with its Java Hill coffee cream ale, and Bolt Brewery rounded out the top three with its Citra Pale Ale. A second seasonal competition called Fall For Beer is already in the works for autumn.

This represents a great deal of exposure for local brewers, and certainly more than any single channel has provided to date. It’s refreshing to see and an honor to be a part of.

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San Diego Beer Week 2014 – Publisher’s Picks

Nov 5


Kegs have been hoarded, tap lines cleaned, and lineups finalized. It’s go time in the San Diego beer world. Lots of hard work has gone into this 6th incarnation of the 10 day confederation of beer events that is San Diego Beer Week. With 20+ events on the first day alone, tough decisions must be made as to which events will be attended.

As much as my soul wishes to taste all of the beers at all of the places during SDBW, my liver is the one that has to deal with all the alcohol. Plus, drunk driving sucks. I’m limiting myself to three events a day max, with an emphasis on trying tasty, new things. Here’s what I came up with:

From 2012's Rare Beer Breakfast at Stone. Pictured L-R: Colby Chandler (Ballast Point), Shawn DeWitt (Coronado), Dr. Bill (Stone), Ryan Glenn (Ballast Point), and Greg Koch (Stone)

From 2012’s Rare Beer Breakfast at Stone. Pictured L-R: Colby Chandler (Ballast Point), Shawn DeWitt (Coronado), Dr. Bill (Stone), Ryan Glenn (Ballast Point), and Greg Koch (Stone)

11/7 Friday

Stone Rare Beer Breakfast @ Stone Brewing Co. Escondido
Whale hunters will be pleased with the offerings from Crooked Stave, Russian River, Firestone Walker and much more. $65 gets you fifteen 3oz tasters, an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, a cool taster glass and more.

Urge Beer Run: Day 2
The guys from Urge road tripped from San Diego to Seattle, packing the RV with treats from breweries along the West Coast. With beers you just don’t see coming on tap from Oregon & Washington, this is a good stop for beer tickers looking to try something new.

Guild Fest: VIP Brewer Takeover
One of the three official Brewers Guild events for SDBW, the VIP Brewer Takeover on Saturday evening is not to be missed. There’s a good chance you’ll get to say hello to your favorite brewer and the tap list is pretty solid. I’m going to taste Queen of Tarts by Karl Strauss, Green Flash’s Hammie’s 8th Anniversary Wheat Wine & the 12th Anniversary Sour Pale Ale, Twisted Manzanita’s Serenity, Rip Current’s IIIIPA, and New English’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown.  I’m also looking forward to checking out all the newer breweries as they’re anxious to show off on their 1st Beer Week. Tickets are $75 for unlimited tasting of food and beer.

December / January 2012-13’s cover of the 2012 Guild Fest

11/8 Saturday

San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
The largest of the three official San Diego Brewers Guild events of SDBW, this will be a snapshot for the current state of San Diego Beer with unlimited tastings from over 50 SD-county breweries. My personal favorites on the list include Electrocution by Amplified Ales and Stone Liberty Station’s Witty Moron. I’ll be looking to try beer from newcomers 32 North, Bagby, Dos Desperados, Fallbrook, Prodigy, Toolbox and Urbn St.

NorCal Beer Night @ Hamilton’s Tavern
Hammies is orchestrating a massive taplist with lots of Northern California beers you just don’t see much of down South. Marin Brewing, CellarMaker, Social Kitchen, Magnolia, Moonlight, Moylan’s, Iron Springs and many more will be on tap.

Chef Calvin Hanis of Carnitas Snack Shack with his pet pig, Carnitas

11/9 Sunday

Green Flash Smokeout @ Carnitas Snack Shack
The realm of tasty that is Carnitas Snack Shack is hosting the 6th Annual Green Flash Smokeout. Green Flash will have Chuck Silva & Dave Adams curating on hand to talk about Green Flash happenings and any of the beers on tap. The food will be killer. This one will put you in the right place for our next event pick:

The World’s Biggest Bottle Share on 30th Street
I love DrinkAbout and I love bottleshares. This is a hybrid of those two things taking place in the greater North Park area. A bus will connect Polite Provisions, Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden, Waypoint Public, Bluefoot, Brabant, Station Tavern, Alchemy, and Hamilton’s. $20 gets you a t-shirt, bus access from 12P-6P and a commemorative taster glass. Bring a few bottles to share with friends new and old while enjoying discounts at each of the stops. Cool new concept from the South Park Business Association.

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Fishing with the Brewers @ Fathom Bistro
The pub on the pier is getting together some friends and going fishin’. For $70, you get a fishing pole with hooks, weights and bait that are yours to keep. You also get breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt, too. Cast lines and hang out with Adam Avery of Avery Brewing, Chuck Silva of Green Flash, Jamie Floyd from Ninkasi, Bear Republic’s Richard Norgrove, AleSmith’s Bill Batten and Yuseff Cherney of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. Beers from each of the respective brewery will be on tap, and the view is awesome.

Brews, Views and Chews @ Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Across the bay, the iconic Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is hosting a mini-festival including another fantastic view of San Diego. $40 gets you tasters from Ballast Point, Lost Abbey, New English, Ironfire and Acoustic Ales with food from Hanis Calivn (Carnitas Snack Shack), Lance Repp (Tom Ham’s), Chad White (Comun Kitchen) and Don Morales (Bali Hai). There will be live music and a silent action also.

Modern Times Tasting @ SD TapRoom
TapRoom is arguably the most San Diego proud bar with a well curated local-centric taplist to boot. Modern Times is one of my favorite breweries at the moment, and their newer beers like Universal Friend and Aurora have been bold and delicious – complimenting their sessionable core lineup nicely. Starts at 8PM.

May 2013’s cover of West Coaster featuring Benchmark Brewing

11/11 Tuesday

Full Table by Benchmark Brewing Co.
We’re big fans of Matt Akin and Benchmark Brewing. Their subtle but skillfully brewing style is no better explained than by a sip of their core offering Table Beer. For this event, there will be a dozen different variants of Table Beer. This is a great way to taste how things like switching the yeast or barrel aging affect a beer. Flights of 6 are $12 and individual tasters are $2. Benchmark is very close to Groundswell Brewing and San Diego Brewing Company, both worthy of a visit afterwards.

Ice Cream Float Night @ Tap That Tap Room
Tap That will have a full selection of beers ready to be augmented with a scoop of ice cream. You can’t go wrong with beer floats with Karl Strauss’ Peanut Butter Porter and Belching Beaver’s Peanut Butter Stout. Tap That also has bottles and kegs to go, so if your fridge or kegerator needs a SDBW-reload you can do that, too.


Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes at Pizza Port Carlsbad, mid 2011

11/12 Wednesday

Crushed & Karl’d Brunch
Pacific Beach’s Karl Strauss is bringing beer for brunch at the new Crushed on Garnett Avenue. Making great use of the old Ciro’s draft system right out of the gate, this new spot is a promising addition to the rapidly expanding Pacific Beach Better Beer Circuit. Brewmaster Paul Segura will be in attendance. Crushed is an easy walk to Tap Room, Barrel Republic, Iron Pig and Amplified, also.

Pizza Port Showdown @ Sublime Ale House
Sublime is putting beers from all SD-county Pizza Ports on tap and pitting them against one another. Taste beers from Nacho Cervantes (Ocean Beach), Devon Randall (Solana Beach), Sean Farrell (Bressi Ranch) and Mike Abuchon (Carlsbad) and vote for your favorites. The winner gets a trophy and beers the beers organized into four categories: Hoppy, Belgian, Dark and Brewers Choice. Beers on tap include: Bacon & Eggs, May the Port Be With You, Barrel Aged Export Stout and Fresh Hop Grapefruit Tap.

August 2011’s cover featuring Mexico’s Insurgente Brewing

11/13 Thursday

Nickel Beer Night @ West Coast BBQ
Nickel Beer Co. owner and West Coast BBQ co-owner Tom Nickel makes some quality beer out of Julian. This is a great way to taste a few of his beers and eat some BBQ from West Coast’s huge smoker. Smoked Beer Cheese plates and Hot Links available for munching.

No Border: Craft Beer & Tacos with Insurgente Brewing @ Tacos Perla
From Tijuana to North Park, Cerveceria Insurgente will be on tap at Tacos Perla. The two brothers Ivan and Damien Morales have been very busy since we featured them in our August 2011 issue of West Coaster (check out our archives: Baja beer has been growing at an incredible pace, and this is one of the breweries we’re most excited about south of the border.

Love Your Mother Earth Brewer @ Ritual Kitchen & Tavern
Farm to table pub Ritual will host Vista’s Mother Earth Brew Co.’s Kamron Khannakhjavani for a beer pairing dinner. Mother Earth’s beer has been tasting really good lately, and Ritual Tavern is the perfect setting for a low key beer dinner.

11/14 Friday

Ballast Point Tap Takeover 2011 at The High Dive

Ballast Point Tap Takeover 2011 at The High Dive

Ballast Point Tap Takeover @ The High Dive
The friendly neighborhood pub High Dive has for years been Ballast Point Home Brew Mart’s break room. Owner Ingrid also recently married BP’s brewmaster Yuseff Cherney. Both of these things mean that you can expect the best from Ballast Point’s beers and spirits to be available: check out a list:

Council Brewing Progressive Tart Saison Night @ Council Brewing Co.
One of San Diego’s newest and most promising breweries will be rotating on kegs of their low-ABV, high flavor Tart Saison. Variants include Mango, Pomegranate and Nelson-hopped.

Meeting of the Guilds @ Toronado
Featuring beers from the San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco Guilds, this is a great chance to taste beer from our Northern friends. Ladyface, Strand, El Segundo, Eagle Rock and more will be representing Los Angeles. San Francisco will be represented by Magnolia, Thirsty Bear, Almanac along with several others. Plenty of San Diego beer, too, but for this one I’ll be trying to tick off new beers on Untappd.


Team BNS

11/15 Saturday

The Bruery Secret Stash @ The Joint
There’s lots of good beer in Ocean Beach these days. Plan to spend some time in the neighborhood and start with The Joint, a funky Spanish / Japanese restaurant that will be serving up rare beers from The Bruery on Saturday. Afterwards, check out the new Culture Brewing Co. tasting room and don’t forget to see what neighbors Raglan, OB Noodlehouse II, and Pizza Port are serving. After your OB beer day, take a unsober selfie on the pier and send it in to us.

East County Hop On, Hop Off Brew Bus
This is a great way to easily check out what East County’s brewing scene is all about. Organized by Urbn Street Brewing Co., a bus will run from 5-10PM and visit BNS Brewing & Distilling, Twisted Manzanita Ales, Main Tap Tavern in addition to Urbn St. The bus is free.

Barrel Republic 1st Year Anniversary
The one-of-a-kind, pour-it-yourself beer bar is going insane all SDBW, but on the final Saturday of Beer Week Barrel Republic is celebrating their 1st Anniversary. The concept is cool and there will be more good beer available then you can shake a Willi Becher at. With loads of proper glassware, you can taste beer at your own pace and in whatever quantity you prefer. Beers on tap will include Telegraph Brewing Co. Rhinoceros 2012, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Velvet Merkin aged in Tequila Barrels, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Pugachev’s Cobra 2013 and more.

11/16 Sunday

Beer lovers taking in the sights at the 2010 Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines

Beer lovers taking in the sights at the 2010 Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Beer Garden @ The Lodge at Torrey Pines
In years past, the official closing event of San Diego Beer Week has been a one-stop shop for the finest in SD beer and food in an absolutley stunning setting. With 24 breweries and 12 restaurants being showcased on the edge of Torrey Pines Golf Course, this is a worthy finishing act for the previous 10 days.


November is also our 4th Anniversary at West Coaster. We launched during Beer Week 2010, and this post has photos and covers from the past four years. Don’t forget to check out our November 2014 issue online or in print. Thank you very much for reading!

The 1st issue of West Coaster awaiting delivery - November 2010

The 1st issue of West Coaster awaiting delivery – November 2010

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Brews in the News September 2014

Sep 4


Our September 2014 issue is out around town and available online! Check it out by clicking here.

Busy Times @ Twisted Manzanita
In addition to putting the finishing touches on their Pacific Beach tasting room, the Twisted Manzanita team is also working on variations of their Witch’s Hair Pumpkin Ale, brewed in August. At time of print, the brew crew was looking to create more than 10 variations on the seasonal beer, buoyed by the fact that they’ll now have two tasting rooms at which to empty kegs. Be on the lookout especially for nitro versions, which the brewery is looking to do more of all around.


Bagby Beer Co. brewing team 9/3/14

New Breweries in August
Several new breweries began brewing in August. Now operational Ballast Point’s new Miramar expansion, Beer Brewing Co. in Oceanside, Bagby Beer Company and Bolt Brewery. None of those breweries are open to the public yet, save for Bagby – which is in soft opening mode with beers on tap. The total count of operational breweries as of late August is 93.

In addition, West Coaster is tracking 42 breweries that are planning on opening in San Diego County. Knox Corners in El Cajon, Belching Beaver’s brewpub in Vista, Bay City Brewing in Loma Portal, Green Flash’s Poway expansion, Jamul Town Brewery & Tap and 32 North Brewing Co. in Miramar all popped up on our radar in August. Check out for info on current and up-and-coming breweries.

Barrel Republic Expands
Pacific Beach’s pour-it-yourself beer bar Barrel Republic is expanding to two new locations in Oceanside and Carlsbad. Carlsbad’s Barrel Republic will have 52 taps and a kitchen headed by former Churchill’s chef A.G. Warfield and is slated to open by San Diego Beer Week 2014. The Oceanside location is still TBD.

If you can’t make it to Munich, there are plenty local Oktoberfest celebrations in San Diego.

Fathom Bistro’s 2nd annual Octo-Bier-Fest is Friday September 26th and starts at 3PM. The Smokehouse Kings, an offshoot chef collaboration from Carnitas Snack Shack, will have their huge smoker on the pier cooking up sausages. The bar will serve 8 German & German-style beers on tap along with a glass giveaway.

Beer drinkers looking for authenticity should seek the German American Society of San Diego’s Oktoberfest which takes place September 26-28 & October 3-5 in El Cajon. Enjoy bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, sauerkraut and, of course, German beer. More info:

Perhaps the most SoCal Oktoberfest, Ocean Beach’s 10th annual celebration will be October 12 & 13. Gaze into the Pacific through the bottom of your glass, hear tribute bands jam in the Beer Garden Band Slam and cheer on the winner of the Ms Oktoberfest Bikini Contest. Pizza Port Ocean Beach will be serving beer, too. Buses depart to OB from Pacific Beach & Downtown. More info:

New this year: South Park’s version of Oktoberfest will take place on October 11th from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dubbed Parktoberfest, the event will be held in the Gala Foods Parking. There will be a beer tent featuring 10 local breweries, a kid’s carnival, live music and more. Search Facebook for Parktoberfest to get more info.

There’s also Oktoberfests in La Mesa, Carlsbad, Julian, Ramona and Encinitas. Visit for a listing.

More Drafts in OB
With the recent openings of OB Warehouse with 24 taps and Bar 1502 with 40 taps, there’s now even more good beer flowing in the eclectic seaside neighborhood. The two new locations strengthen the existing beer circuit present with Raglan Public House, OB Kebab, Newport Pizza, OB Noodle House, The Joint, Olive Tree Market’s tasting room, Wonderland and Pizza Port OB.

This post was edited slightly from the original printed version that appeared in our September 2014 issue.

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Brewers Guild Releases VIP Beer List

Oct 28

945987_10151964807472145_357066640_nThis Friday, San Diego Beer Week begins with the official kickoff event, the Guild Festival VIP Brewer Takeover, at the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier from 6 – 9 p.m. This beer list was released this afternoon. Tickets are $75 for unlimited beer and food samples, plus the commemorative glass and live music. Day-of pricing will be $100 at the door. Day two of the Guild Festival is on Saturday, with both VIP ($55) and general admission ($40) tickets available. See all other SDBW events here.


How High Is Up?

Aug 28

How big can craft beer get in San Diego? That’s a question being talked about plenty these days, as the region is now home to more than 70 brew houses.

According to a study released earlier this year by National University System Institute for Policy Research, craft beer in San Diego generated $680.8 million in sales in 2011, the last year with complete statistics. With the continued growth of the industry, 2012 numbers undoubtedly are larger.

So where exactly is San Diego on the growth curve? Just how big is the market anyway, and what will brewers need to do to sustain the momentum?

As a follow-up to a recent West Coaster story about the potential of a craft beer bubble, we called on two industry insiders to get their insights – Vince Vasquez, a senior policy analyst with National University who conducted the independent study, and Brian Scott, president of the San Diego Brewers Guild (he also doubles as the equipment maintenance and packaging supervisor for Karl Strauss). Here’s what they had to say:

How big is the craft beer market in San Diego? And how much more room for growth is there?

Brian Scott; photo courtesy of Karl Strauss

Brian Scott; photo courtesy of Karl Strauss

Scott: We have turned a lot of people on to craft beer, but we still have a ways to go. Craft beer represents 10% volume in San Diego and there are markets like Portland where craft beer makes up more than 20% of beer sales—that’s where we are headed.

Vasquez:  We’re certainly not in our infancy, but there is definitely more room to run in terms of industry potential. And even if a large brewery gets bought by another company or decides to relocate, I think all of the equipment and jobs would be distributed throughout the local industry –it seems to be that strong and collaborative of an industry. And as a think tank, we don’t see that in every industry we look at.

What advantages does craft beer have that other industries don’t?

Vasquez:  The one thing that helps the craft beer industry is that not one size fits all. And it seems the newer guys are more fleet-footed and unconventional. Not everybody wants to be Karl Strauss or Ballast Point. For some it’s about simply having a presence in a neighborhood with 10 employees and a voice in the community.

Scott: Craft beer sales are experiencing double-digit sales growth, and currently represent 10.2% of all beer sales by dollars.  There is a lot of room to grow, and San Diegans have shown a passion for supporting quality, local products. As our San Diego breweries continue to put out quality beer, we believe there is still plenty of market share to grow into.

What are local brewers doing to help build San Diego craft beer as a brand?

Scott: We have put a lot of work into building awareness for our region under the San Diego Brewers Guild umbrella.  The Guild was established to promote San Diego craft beer within San Diego, as well as beyond.  We believe that by pooling our resources to promote our industry, we can grow our awareness and become known as the Napa for craft beer.  The hard work, quality beers and awards won by our talented brewers have helped make San Diego a thriving beer scene that we are anxious to promote.

Vasquez: Look at how Napa came together as a community to create a wine destination. That’s something that San Diego certainly could emulate. Can someone from Topeka, Kansas, clearly articulate what makes San Diego craft beer unique? They probably can about Napa wine. It’s all about highlighting an industry in one region, and that’s the power of marketing and branding.

Vince Vasquez; courtesy of Vince Vasquez

Vince Vasquez; courtesy of Vince Vasquez

What obstacles could impede the growth of craft beer?

Vasquez: Having the bigger breweries saying that what they are making is craft when it’s not. That’s a real serious threat to this industry. From my perspective as a consumer, you are seeing a blending of what craft beer really is. Posers are coming in and they are getting away with it. Only the beer geeks and the industry guys are the ones calling them out on it, but what about your typical consumer? If you see Budweiser’s idea of a craft beer next to a Ballast Point Sculpin, will there be some who will be fooled? You need a mechanism (such as certification) that allows for those who are making real craft beer to be identified as such.

Scott: I foresee a couple obstacles.  There is definitely the issue of the macros – Bud, Miller, Coors – trying to blur the line on what is a craft beer.  But the craft beer consumer is savvy.  Craft beer stands for more than quality.  Craft stands for local craftsmanship, pride, craft stands for community involvement, it stands for local economic development, it stands for more jobs, and most craft brewers stand for sustainability. Craft beer consumers want to support all of that in addition to knowing who is brewing their beer.  The craft beer consumer appreciates the hand-crafted effort to put out the best beer possible made from the finest ingredients, not short cuts just to gain volume and dollar advantages.  The other obstacle is natural market supply and demand. Craft breweries use the best malts and hops and as the number of breweries grow, the demand for these ingredients may outweigh the supply.  Plus, the speed of retail adoption is lagging the growth of new breweries.  There is a real need for retail education and the loosening of the Big 3 on the big box retailers to allow more craft on the shelf. It’s tough to get more craft sku’s on the grocery shelf when a macro is setting the schematic.  Retailers are savvy too though and they are coming around.  They see the consumer demand and you will definitely notice a difference today than 5 years ago.  We just need it to transition quicker.

How important is craft beer tourism to the sustainability of the San Diego market?

Scott: Tourism is huge in San Diego. Our economic impact as an industry is starting to gain recognition, and as we continue to win more medals and put out top-notch beers, we can see tourism growing even more.

Vasquez: The largest craft brewing event in the region is San Diego Beer Week. It brings more than 20,000 participants to the county. Our study found that the 2011 Beer Week generated 3,612 hotel room nights and $469,307 in additional hotel revenue. (In 2012, the event brought in an estimated $780,000 in hotel revenue).

In light of San Diego Beer Week funding cuts from the Tourism Marketing District, are there any collaborative marketing efforts among breweries?

Scott: We are working with our Guild members to rally around San Diego Beer Week to promote our craft to the city and beyond. In particular, we are working with the breweries to really promote the official kick-off event, the Guild Festival, because this is our major source of revenue for the coming year.  The Guild is working diligently to help provide member breweries with the promotional tools they need to generate awareness and buzz for San Diego Beer Week, the Festival, and their own businesses.

So what’s next for craft beer in San Diego?

Vasquez: There has to be some strategic planning on an industry-wide level to really decide where craft beer wants to go from here. It’s going to be challenging.

Scott: We have doubled the number of breweries in San Diego in the past four years. That is great. The growth is very rapid, but beer sales and tasting room visits have shown that consumers support this number of breweries and local commerce. As a guild, we want to advocate smart growth with a continued focus on quality and continue to live up to the world-class reputation San Diego has created.

Scott, viewed through glass at the new KARL tasting room

Scott, viewed through glass at the new KARL tasting room

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