by BeachRock Bill With the holidays out of the way and the tap room where I work closed for renovations, I had some free weekends in January. Looking for things to do, I signed up for two Saturday events sponsored by San Diego's Pure Project Brewing. The first was an off-flavor class that is part … Continue reading Pure Project Brew School and 7th Anniversary Party
Category: San Diego County
Kings and Convicts Closing San Diego Taproom, and Brewery
by BeachRock Bill King's and Convicts tap room- Feb 2022 and Feb 2023 Kings & Convicts Brewing has chosen to vacate its Miramar production facility and Leucadia tap room. Acquired in 2022 from Molson-Coors, the former St. Archer brewery and tap room spaces were immediately re-branded as Kings & Convicts. The initial plan appeared to … Continue reading Kings and Convicts Closing San Diego Taproom, and Brewery
Wild Barrel Brewing. Needles in the Haystack.
by BeachRock Bill The " Wild" barrels in action With a September of Haziness and an October of Festbier out of the way, it was time to decide on the next San Diego brewery to visit. Our friend Guillermo asked if he could accompany Wife Helen and me on our next adventure. Guillermo has a … Continue reading Wild Barrel Brewing. Needles in the Haystack.
GABF 2022 Medal Winners
Southern California Breweries dominate at this year's Great American Beer Festival by BeachRock Bill and the SCCB Blogger Around the same time Munich's Oktoberfest is being held, here in the States there is a pretty impressive celebration of beer as well--the annual Great American Beer Festival weekend in Denver, Colorado--this year was the 40th Annual GABF. … Continue reading GABF 2022 Medal Winners
By BeachRock Bill Ahhh...Oktoberfest. Thoughts of cooler evenings, turning leaves, and full flavored German beer come to mind, but beyond that, most Americans don’t have a clue what it is (a festival in Munich) and how it began (a wedding celebration for a future King). So the SCCBB thought it would be fun to give a little … Continue reading Oho! Oktoberfest!
Hazy September-Part 4
The Haze Fades Into the Sunset by SCCB Blogger Welcome to our fourth and final Hazy September post. To recap, we started with BeachRock Bill's perspective and selections. He gave us his homebrewer's-eye-view of the key factors involved in producing the brew, including the pH or acidity level of your water (hazys have a lower … Continue reading Hazy September-Part 4
Hazy September-Part 1
San Diego By BeachRock Bill Here at the SoCal Craft Beer Blog, we love our Hazy IPAs. They are juicy, refreshing, flavorful, complex, and with their un-beerlike opacity, very cool looking. So we have decided to proclaim September "Hazy Month," where (hopefully) each week our Contributing Editors wax poetic on what the style means to … Continue reading Hazy September-Part 1
Sour Beer Genies
The Education of the SCCBB Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas I suppose it was inevitable that I would fall for sour beer. From a very early age, my palate craved sweet and sour things, whether they were Fanning's Bread and Butter pickles, or honest-to-god kosher dills from Carnegie Deli in New … Continue reading Sour Beer Genies
Sayonara Stone Brewing
By BeachRock Bill “Stone Brewing to be Sold to Sapporo Holdings in Deal Expected to Close in August” While trying to decide on a date night with some blog potential, a friend of mine suggested a “good-bye” visit to the non-corporate Stone before it becomes a Japanese-owned brewery. I loved this idea, and knowing Stone’s … Continue reading Sayonara Stone Brewing
NEWSFLASH/ Flashback: Stone, Lagunitas, and Multinational Deals
by SCCBB Blogger Entrance to the Lagunitas TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, September 2010 This week we were planning to run a Flashback post from our days as the Ventura Craft Beer Blogger. Our subject was going to be Lagunitas Brewing in Petaluma, California. Then, BeachRock Bill, our SCCBB San Diego Blogger, texted us a newsflash … Continue reading NEWSFLASH/ Flashback: Stone, Lagunitas, and Multinational Deals