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Event Preview | Karl Strauss Brewing Company Turns 30

January 22, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

On February 2, 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company opened their first brewery on Columbia St. in downtown San Diego, CA. Thirty years later, they are still going strong with 10 brewpubs scattered from San Diego to Orange County and two locations in Los Angeles County.

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Ballast Point Set to Open New Chicago Brewery

May 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The West Coast meets the Midwest on Tuesday when Ballast Point Brewing Company opens its Chicago brewery in the West Loop neighborhood. The long-awaited opening adds another well-known beer name to the city’s beer scene.

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Modern Times Beer | Fruitlands

May 7, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Peanut butter and pretzels. French fries and ice cream. Gose and fruit. These are just some perfect sweet and salty pairings; and if you have never tried fries with ice cream go to the store now!! It’s just one of nature’s torrid love affairs that stands the test of time. Modern Times Beer Fruitlands marries this divine pairing in a delightful way.
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Modern Times Beer Further Cements Independence with Employee Ownership Program

July 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Over the past four years, Modern Times Beer has exploded on to the craft beer scene in a major way, growing from a production of 2000 barrels in their first year of existence, to over 40,000 barrels this past year. While many breweries who exhibit such a drastic growth pattern have eventually turned to outside funding to help further their endeavors, the San Diego-based brewery has chosen to go the route of employee ownership. Earlier today, Modern Times Beer announced that it has repurchased shares held by its initial investors and that 30% of shares will now be held in an employee stock ownership program (ESOP).

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Pizza Port Brewing | The Kook DIPA

March 23, 2016 |

ABV: 8.5%

Many craft-beer fans know Port Brewing and Lost Abbey Brewing, thanks to their great reputations and relatively wide distributions. A bit less well-known, however, is Pizza Port Brewing Company, which is the branding the company uses for its five … Read More

Event Preview | BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015

November 7, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [5 minutes]

When: Friday, November 13th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Mingei International Museum – Balboa Park 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Hola, PorchDrinkers! If someone were to ask you about your favorite Baja beer, what would your … Read More

Roundtable Discussion | Relocating for the Beer

September 17, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As extreme beer enthusiasts, our PorchDrinking team knows their beer and they also know where to find it and be completely content for the rest of their lives. In this week’s Roundtable Discussion, I asked the team where they would relocate if their only criteria was excellent beer. Many are already living in their beer heaven. Others knew exactly where they’d rather be if beer’s the sole decider.

If you find yourself getting the itch to try on a new hometown, you may want to take note of their answers.

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Coronado Brewing Company

November 25, 2013 |

I happened to be in San Diego during San Diego Beer Week at the beginning of November 2013 and had the pleasure of checking out some fantastic San Diego Breweries.  Of the multiple breweries that I visited that really stood … Read More