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Chula Vista Lemon Festival Aug 02, 2015 The 19th annual fest will feature live bands, a Lemon Pie Eating Contest, a Largest Lemon Contest, a beer garden and much more. The family-friendly event takes place on Third Ave. from E to G St. 105 other events on Sunday, August 2
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Friday, June 5,2015
Beer & Chees

How I learned to love the beer (and stop worrying about the bubble)

Craft brew: Benevolent spirit guide or agent of karma?

By Ian Cheesman
With every new brewery or pub that emerges from San Diego soil, discussion of the fabled "bubble" inevitably follows.
Friday, May 15,2015
Beer & Chees

Green Flash and Duck Foot Brewing offer fresh tastes

Sobriety has been dealt another blow with the introduction of two new tasting room experiences in San Diego

By Ian Cheesman
Duck Foot Brewing (8920 Kenamar Drive #210) is the latest addition to the beer hive better known as Miramar. It's unique among its peers in a unilateral embrace of gluten-reduced brewing.
Friday, April 24,2015
Beer & Chees

North County confessions

The Lost Abbey opens a satellite tasting room in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

By Ian Cheesman
When Lost Abbey announced the opening of a new tasting room called The Confessional (2007 San Elijo Ave), I was pretty excited.
Tuesday, April 14,2015
Beer & Chees

Coming of age with Stone Ruination IPA

A classic beer is being retired, and a fan recalls a first meeting

By Ian Cheesman
I'll never forget the first time I met Stone Ruination IPA. Note my phrasing there. I didn't actually consume the beer. At the time, I thought it more prudent to regard the bottle in silent terror.
Friday, April 3,2015
Beer & Chees

Finding the craft beer festival for you

One size does not fit all during San Diego brew fest season

By Ian Cheesman
A decade ago, brew festivals in San Diego were akin to an old-timey circus rolling into town. Their scarcity gave them an allure that kept me, and many others, captivated.
Friday, March 13,2015
Beer & Chees

Kilowatt Brewing opens a high-voltage tasting room

Bright lights and underpowered beers arrive with Kearny Mesa’s latest brewery

By Ian Cheesman
Kilowatt Brewing represents the 99th brewery to be opened in San Diego. I'm not sure what that is in terms of geographic density, but it's safe to say we've crossed the threshold of "a lot" of breweries.
Friday, February 20,2015
Beer & Chees

Toolbox brewing builds a better saison

I may be sour and funky, but it’s not this Vista brewery’s fault

By Ian Cheesman
Anyone even slightly familiar with this column has been introduced to my outlook on sour and tart beers. We're not on the most affectionate terms, to say the least. 
Friday, January 30,2015
Beer & Chees

Beer to the Rescue raises pints and awareness

Yearlong charity effort to conquer Lupus with lupulins begins now

By Ian Cheesman
I'd like to think it was exactly that kind of suds-laden optimism fueling the launch of Beer to the Rescue, a yearlong charity initiative that partners San Diego breweries with the Lupus Foundation of Southern California (LFSC).
Friday, January 9,2015
Beer & Chees

Wavelength Brewing has a full spectrum of potential

New Vista brewer has more crests than troughs

By Ian Cheesman
Should you need to beat a hasty retreat, Wavelength Brewing (236 Main St.) is the perfect storming distance away.
Friday, December 19,2014
Beer & Chees

Three beer nog recipes without the egg nog

Our suggestions on how to add more happy to the holidays

By Ian Cheesman
It’s been another big year for craft beer. According to the Brewers Association, approximately 1.5 new breweries are currently opening in the U.S. daily, driving the number of licensed breweries to