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Turkey Calling Show Nov 26, 2014 This show is presented like an old-time live radio broadcast with performances by The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra and hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson.  45 other events on Wednesday, November 26
 
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Friday, November 7,2014
Beer & Chees

San Diego Beer Week marches on

Local World Cup of brew keeps getting bigger and better

By Ian Cheesman
I’m long past the age of feeling attached to re-appropriated pagan rituals, but every year around this time, San Diego Beer Week (SDBW) offers me a taste of that once-familiar holiday giddiness. 
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Benchmark Brewing

Two generations of Akins are responsible for this Grantville suds business

By Ian Cheesman
Since its founding a little more than a year ago, Benchmark Brewing, located at 6190 Fairmount Ave. in Grantville, has been almost entirely a family affair.
Friday, October 10,2014
Beer & Chees

Substantial suds and service at Bagby Beer Company

Oceanside’s newest tavern has lots of great features and room enough to spread them out

By Ian Cheesman
Bagby Beer Company may open softly, but it carries a big stick. 
Friday, September 19,2014
Beer & Chees

Revved-up reviews deux

Your one-stop shop for hastily formed opinions on beer

By Ian Cheesman
Deciding what beer I wanted to pair with Labor Day was surprisingly difficult. My first thought was "all of them," but that approach is incredibly expensive and typically comes with legal consequences.
Thursday, August 28,2014
Beer & Chees

2kids Brewing and Pacific Brewing: beers worth strolling for

If these Miramar breweries were any closer, you’d have to stack them

By Ian Cheesman
Pacific Brewing Co served as a something of a counterpoint to 2kids, favoring styles more aligned with West Coast sensibilities.
Friday, August 8,2014
Beer & Chees

Venissimo brings the piquant to North Park

Bottlecraft’s new roommate constantly cuts the cheese

By Ian Cheesman
Contrary to what this column’s name implies, I don’t really know much about cheese. I’ve attended enough cocktail parties to ascertain that rind-encapsulated cheeses are better than individually
Friday, July 18,2014
Beer & Chees

Tapping into San Diego craft brew with Tap That

An Oceanside keg-rental joint that also delivers beer directly to your liver

By Ian Cheesman
The tasting room greets you with a shrine to San Diego craft brew. The walls are adorned with the emblems of every brewery Tap That works with, numerous enough to wallpaper a strip around the perimeter.
Friday, June 27,2014
Beer & Chees

Twisted Manzanita Ales celebrates four years of beer

Santee favorite is ready to party

By Ian Cheesman
The brewing scene in San Diego has something of a generation gap. It's gotten to the point that venerable elders like Stone and Ballast Point just can't keep up with all the whippersnapper brewers they have to shoo off their lawn.
Friday, June 6,2014
Beer & Chees

Revved-up reviews

Your one-stop shop for hastily formed opinions on beer

By Ian Cheesman
Beer is both my truest ally and greatest nemesis. Nothing motivates me to write like beer does, right up until I have one, that is.
Friday, May 16,2014
Beer & Chees

Brews that taste like camping

Why visit the great outdoors when you can just drink it?

By Ian Cheesman
Some of the clearest memories I have from my childhood are of family camping trips. We'd pile into the van and head into parts unknown, abandoning creature comforts for a fleeting moment of communion with Mother Nature. God, did it suck.
 
 
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