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Gangsters and Geniuses Mar 28, 2015 A group show centered around the theme of gangsters and geniuses (and those that overlap), featuring work from Jaclyn Rose Embroidery, Coulter Jacobs, and more. 69 other events on Saturday, March 28
 
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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
Friday, November 28,2014
Beer & Chees

Quantum Brewing favors substance over style

A promising Kearny Mesa brewery with some room to improve

By Ian Cheesman
I’ll admit that I set my expectations pretty high when first entering Kearny Mesa’s Quantum Brewing (5375 Kearny Villa Road). The name inspired fantastical visions in me of brewing taken to its mo
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
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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.
 
 
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