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Lend Me Your Beers: San Diego Microbreweries

A Look at San Diego Microbreweries -0-33333303300033-3-333333 In recent years, San Diego has become a thriving city for craft beer lovers, giving way to 88 microbreweries throughout the county. The sunshine, coastal environment, and terroir have allowed for some unique flavors you can't find anywhere else. -0-330330-030000-3333330a Defning the Crafe Braner Craft brewers are defined by the Brewers Association as small, independent, and traditional. Craft brewers offer limited production, usually only about 6 million barrels of beer a year-that's only about 3 percent of annual beer sales in the country. No more than 25% of a craft brewery can be owned or otherwise controlled by a non-craft brewer. Craft beers use traditional ingredients but offer plenty of innovative, unique twists. Craft brewers also remain active in their communities through donations, volunteering, and sponsorship. The Growing Jrend New Craft Brewery Licenses in San Diego County 20 18 16 14 12 10 4 OFOFOFO 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 Year Craft brewing has seen amazing commercial popularity. Between 2010 and 2012, the number of new craft brewery licenses more than doubled. 2012 2010 San Diego Microbreweries AT A GLANCE California is ranked as the #1 San Diego is considered the Craft Beer Capital of the U.S. craft brewery state with over 300 craft breweries, which means San Diego accounts for nearly 30% of all craft breweries in California! San Diego's oldest brewery is the San Diego Brewing Company, which opened in 1896. In 2011, breweries in San Diego generated about $680.8 million in sales, generating about $299.5 million for San Diego County. As of 2014, San Diego County is home to 88 breweries with many more sprouting up regularly. Between 2011 and 2013, brewery-related jobs increased by 40 percent to over 2,200. ANNUAL EVENTS: SanDiee SamDie SamDiR WINTER BREW Classic SanDige SamDige FESTIVAL Beer Festival OF BEER BEER WEEK International Brew Fest February April June September November ASampling of San Diego's Suds • Alesmith Brewing Company (Miramar) • Ballast Point (Miramar) • Green Flash Brewing (Miramar) • Helms Brewing (Miramar) • Hess Brewing (Miramar) • Intergalactic Brewing Company (Miramar) • Rough Draft Brewing (Miramar) • Saint Archer Brewing (Miramar) • White Labs (Miramar) • Callahan's Pub and Brewery (Mira Mesa) • Wet 'N Reckless Brewing (Mira Mesa) • New English Brewing (Sorrento Valley) Arcana Brewing (Carlsbad) On-The-Tracks Brewery (Carlsbad) Pizza Port (Carlsbad) Aztec Brewing (Vista) Backstreet Brewery (Vista) Belching Beaver (Vista) Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista) Indian Joe Brewing (Vista) Latitude Mother Earth Brew Company (Vista) Prohibition Brewing Company (Vista) Breakwater Brewing Oceanside Ale Works (Oceanside) Culture Brewing Company (Solana Beach) Lost Abbey/Port Brewing (San Marcos) Rip Current Brewing (San Marcos) • San Marcos Brewery (San Marcos) Stumblefoot Brewing (San Marcos) Offbeat Brewing Company (Escondido) • Stone Brewing Company (Escondido) 33 (Vista) Company (Oceanside) North County Miramar/ Mira Mesa Central San Diego South Bay/ East County Amplified Ale Works (Mission Beach) • Acoustic Ales (San Diego) • Blind Lady Ale House (Normal Heights) • Coronado Brewing Company (Coronado) • Gordon Biersh (Mission Valley) • Hillcrest Brewing Company (Hillcrest) • Poor House Brewing (Hillcrest) • Modern Times (Sports Arena) • Monkey Paw Brewery (Downtown) • The Beer Company (Downtown) • Pacific Beach AleHouse (Pacific Beach) • San Diego Brewing Company (La Jolla) • Societe Brewing Company (Clairmont Mesa) Thorn Street Brewing (North Park) • Tiger! Tiger! (North Park) • Alpine Beer Company (Alpine) • BNS Brewing (Santee) • Butcher's Brewing (Santee) • Manzanita Brewing Company (Santee) • Cold Bore Brewing (Jamul) • Julian Brewing Company (Julian) • Lighting Brewing (Poway) Mad Lab Craft Brewing (Otay) The Bee of the Breueries Belching Beaver-Vista Established in 2012 OWNERS Tom Vogel and Dave Mobley Signature Beers North County Beavers Milk- Milk Stout Frothy, silky, and light to the taste, this 5.3% milk stout offers roasted coffee and sweet milky flavors. Specialty malts include rolled oats, dark malts, and barley. ABV, 19 IBUS Rabid Beaver Bite - Rye IPA 7.0% Clean and lighter than most IPAS, this brew still offers plenty of hops and a touch of spiciness to its malty flavors. ABV, 60 IBUS Ol'Dirty -Russian Imperial Stout 10.5% This winter seasonal is their biggest brew to date. Much of this batch is stored in rye bourbon barrels. ABV, 70 IBUS Stone Brewing Company - Escondido Founded in 1996 As of 2012, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewery in the country. by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner. Signature Beers Arrogant Bastard Ale - American Strong Ale 7.2% ABV, Classified IBUS If the name doesn't give it away, this is no normal ale, and Stone keeps its formula heavily guarded. The beer offers intensely dark flavors, mixing bitter hops with floral malts. Stone IPA – IPA Stone Smoked Porter - Porter Stone's definitive IPA, this brew is filled with hoppy aromas, citrusy flavors, and subtle malts for a crisp, refreshing solution for a hot day. Dark, smooth, and infused with chocolate and coffee flavors, this porter has become a staple among beer lovers, providing the perfect complement for nearly any meal. 6.9% 5.9% ABV, 77 IBUS ABV, 53 IBUS Port Brewing Company/ The Lost Abbey - San Marcos Located together in the facility that was previously home to Stone. Signature Beers Lost and Found Wipeout IPA- American IPA Abbey Ale - Dubbel Featuring a fruity nose, cocoa aromatics, and a chocolate malt finish, this Lost Abbey ale offers a surprising amount of complexity thanks to layers of malt and yeast. Featuring amazing fruity flavors, floral hops, and a bitter pine finish, this beer from Port Brewing makes the perfect refresher for anyone just getting back from a day on the surf. 8% 7% ABV ABV AleSmith - Miramar Miramar/ Mira Mesa • Founded in l1995 by Ted Newcomb and Skip Virgilio. • Currently owned by Peter Zien. Signature Beers Nut Brown Ale - Anvil ESB- English Brown Ale Extra Special/Strong Bitter AleSmith's flagship brew, the Anvil ESB has toasty malts and a mild hoppy profile for a subtle but bold flavor. A 5% 5.5% A rich, malty flavor, creamy texture, and earthy hops make this a versatile beer for sipping alone or enjoying with your favorite foods. ABV, 17 IBUS ABV, 30 IBU IPA- IPA, 7.25% ABV, 73 IBUS Citrusy aromas and fresh pine lead into some deep, crisp bitterness for a classic San Diego IPA. Ballast Point - Miramar • Founded in 1996 as a back room brewery by Yuseff Cherney and Jack White. Signature Beers Pale Ale - Pale Ale Longfin - Lager 5.2%) ABV, 23 IBUS The beer that launched the brewery, Ballast Point's original pale ale has a bright, refreshing taste that mixes German hops with American and Munich malts. The classic German beer adjusted for San Diego's beaches. Offers a hint of hops with a clean finish. 4.5% ABV, 18 IBUS Sculpin - IPA 7% ABV, 70 IBUS This beer's hops pack apricot, lemon, mango, and peach flavors with plenty of crisp bitterness. Green Flash Brewing- Miramar • Established in 2002 by Mike and Lisa Hinkley. Signature Beers Le Freak- Belgian-style Imperial IPA Double Stout - Black Ale The first ever hybrid of an American Imperial IPA and a Belgian Trippel, Le Freak offers fruity aromatics, bitter hops, and a firm finish. 8.8% ABV, 45 IBUS A modern version of an old-world classic, the Double Stout offers hints of coffee with a mix of 9.2% ABV, 101 IBUS bittersweet chocolates. Hop Head Red-Double Red IPA Floral aromas, deep hops, and a caramel malt base creates an amazingly seductive experience. 8.1% ABV, 70 IBUS Coronado Brewing Company-Coronado • Founded by brothers Ron and Rick Chapman in 1996. Signature Beers Central San Diego Coronado Golden - Pilsner 4.9% ABV, A brew that features a light body with delicate hops that's perfect for drinking any day. 20 IBUS Orange Avenue Wit - California Wit Supported by orange zest 5.2%/ and orange blossom honey, this brew is packed with citrus flavors and makes an excellent homage to Coronado's main street. ABV, 19 IBUS Monkey Paw Brewery-Downtown 8. Signature Beers Cornelius IIPA - American Double IPA Great Ape Nectar - Hazelnut Chocolate Milk Stout A bright gold color gives way to orange, pine, and grapefruit aromas that end with some distinct bitterness. Sweet hazelnut, chocolate, and dry cocoa give way to a 5.6% sweet drink that isn't cloying. Match it with desserts or use 9.6% ABV it as the base for a beer float. A Howler IPA - American IPA This brew has everything you could need in a San Diego IPA-citrus, tropical fruits, florals. hops, and a clean finish. 6.7% ABV Alpine Beer Company - Alpine • Founded in 2002 by Pat Mcilhenney. South Bay/ East County Signature Beers Alpine Ale - Pale Ale Pure Hoppiness - West Coast Double IPA 8% Alpine's staple ale, this beer is full-bodied, malty, and clean, offering everything you could want in an easy- drinking brew. Packed with hoppy bite from beginning to end, if you love hops, this is the beer for you. 5.5% ABV, Classified ABV, 32 IBUS IBUS Captain Stout - Chocolate Oatmeal Dry Stout This brew is just plain pleasant to drink, offering roasted malts, hints of coffee and chocolate, and a smooth finish for a drink that pairs well with everything from breakfast to dessert. 6% ABV 31 IBUS Butcher's Brewing - Santee 10 Founded by Rey Knight-founder and owner of Knight Salumi Company-and Gabriel Tennberg- surf industry designer. Signature Beers Free Range IPA - American IPA Hubba Bubba Hefeweizen Packed with hops, this IPA features a medium body with toasted malts and rye for a bittersweet endnote. This beer's main attraction is the yeast, which combines with the wheat for flavor notes that include cloves, banana, bubblegum, and plum. 7% 6% ABV ABV Tour San Diego's microbreweries in person with So Diego Tours | Resources: Craft_Broweries_Econ_Impact_Brief.pdf o New Licenses

Lend Me Your Beers: San Diego Microbreweries

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In recent years, San Diego has become a thriving city for craft beer lovers, giving way to 88 microbreweries throughout the county. The sunshine, coastal environment, and terroir have allowed for some...


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