BreweriesSF Beer Week…by way of San Diego

San Francisco Beer Week is an amazing extravaganza of beer and community that resonates throughout the Bay Area and this year’s ran from February 8-17. For the launch of this incredible event… I thought it would be fun to instead pay visit my old home of San Diego for the … Continue reading

EventsSan Diego Beer Week starts tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, November 4th, San Diego Beer Week kicks off in a 10-day extravaganza that promotes San Diego’s thriving craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for San Diego’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, … Continue reading

BreweriesA(nother) week in San Diego

My year-end was spent in San Diego for the second time this year; how was yours? It was a bit of a last-minute trip. When we visited in June, it was to attend the baby shower of my sister-in-law and see them (her and my brother) before their first baby … Continue reading

EventsThinking about Beer Weeks

On Saturday I posted a press release about San Diego’s first Beer Week, which will be taking place November 6th through the 15th, and thought it was worth promoting beyond just the press release. Really, I’m kind of surprised it took San Diego this long to start a beer week; … Continue reading

ReviewsSan Diego beer notes: O’Brien’s Beer Bar

On Saturday during our trip to San Diego, my brother and I (along with a friend of his and two kids) made it down to O’Brien’s Beer Bar. O’Brien’s is my brother’s favorite bar in San Diego—I believe he even said “the best”—because of their incredible beer list and atmosphere. … Continue reading

BreweriesSan Diego beer notes: Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing is another mainstay of the San Diego brewing scene, one I’ve reviewed before and visited several times now (each visit to San Diego we go there). In fact, Oggi’s is a chain of brewpubs, with a ton of locations. This time around, we visited two. The … Continue reading

BreweriesSan Diego beer notes: San Diego Brewing

Our first night in San Diego last week we visited San Diego Brewing for dinner and beer. SD Brewing is a favorite of my brother’s, and—like Stone Brewing—they offer an impressive taplist of beers as well as their own house beers. I’ve reviewed them before, back in 2004 (wow, five … Continue reading