San Diego, California: It was a typical sunny day in Southern California the first time I had heard of the name Mikkeller. I was sipping beer at Alesmith, a household name in San Diego craft at their new taproom. Complimenting the fresh space the guy at the tap casually mentioned selling out their old taproom… [Read More]
5 Must-Stop Breweries On the San Diego Beer Trail
California holds the title of being home to the most craft breweries in the country. San Diego is undoubtably at the heart of it all. Craft breweries seemingly line the streets and neighborhoods of this California craft epicenter. The city harbors some of the best craft beer in the industry and it can be overwhelming… [Read More]
Benchmark Brewing Company: Where the Beer Does the Talking
San Diego, California: In the soft florescent light the high rows of wooden rafters seemed to glow. Long cords hung down from the ceiling branching off into hanging bundles of flashlights, casting their stronger light down onto the bar. They accented wooden signs of hiking symbols; stick-figured campground insignia and trail blazes. It all came… [Read More]
Delicious Beer and Ground Breaking Innovation at Duck Foot Brewing Company
San Diego, California: Duck Foot Brewing Company’s bar was cast in a moody light. Looking down at the slab of wood holding my neat row of tasters the warm afternoon sun illuminated each glass from a nearby window. It set the colors of each beer aglow giving them new vibrance. Shiny ambers, crimson reds, and… [Read More]
Science and Beer Come Together At Wavelength Brewing Co.
Vista, California: I slipped through the doors of Wavelength Brewing Company just as the brewery opened one early Tuesday afternoon. Glancing around the taproom it didn’t take too much detective work to put a finger on the brewery’s theme. It was as if employees of NASA got together with the cast of Big Bang Theory… [Read More]
Paradise in a Pint Glass: An Afternoon at Modern Times
San Diego, California: Far from sunny San Diego on the other side of the country, smack dab in the middle of the 19th century two self proclaimed anarchists got together on Long Island, New York to form their own society. Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews went about setting up a small community. A society… [Read More]
AleSmith Brewing Company: Crafting the Beer Experience
San Diego, California I drummed my fingers on the bar of the taproom as I awaited my rack of tasters. The brewery was big, holding the largest tasting room in the city. A spacious area that could easily accommodate a large crowd, there was plenty of seating and a giant wall of windows flooded the room with… [Read More]
Joining Society: An Afternoon at Societe Brewing Co.
San Diego, California Moving past a welcome sign out of the bright California sunshine I ducked inside Societe Brewing Co. and let my eyes adjust. The taproom was small. Lots of open floor space with a few tables and benches. The bar extended the length of the far wall and the limited space in the… [Read More]