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William Finnegan Aug 03, 2015 The New Yorker staff writer and surfer will discuss and sign his memoir, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. 90 other events on Monday, August 3
 
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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.
Tuesday, April 14,2015
Beer Issue

Drink beer, create jobs

Cheers to the growing economic impact of San Diego’s craft beer industry

By Ian Cheesman
Odds are you drink craft beer for taste, and, OK, maybe for the alcohol-induced after-effect. Go ahead and keep sipping. And remind everyone at the bar that doing so helps boost the local economy.
Tuesday, April 14,2015
Beer Issue

Meet the brewer: Derek Gallanosa

Abnormal Brewing Company’s curator is beer obsessed

By Ian Cheesman
The term "obsession" can carry negative associations. It connotes unbalanced priorities and a skewed outlook on the world. OK, guilty, but there are other apt descriptions that help characterize Derek Gallanosa's journey from home brewer to head brewer at Rancho Bernardo-based Abnormal Brewing Company.
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).
 
 
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