The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #4

SDCraftgraphicFinalIf you haven’t read my article, The State of San Diego Craft – 2015, you should. This will be a series of posts where I share the complete and full statements from 20+ amazing individuals that contributed to my work. I’m going to start with those that I used in the article and then release the rest in alphabetical order. Today I have two men that I’m proud to call my friends, George Thornton of the Homebrewer and Home Brew Co. & Rudy Pollerna from Craft Beerd. Both of these awesome individuals have similar takes on what was the most discussed issue facing SD craft lately, the integrity and meaning of the term craft beer. Continue reading “The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #4”

San Diego Craft Beer Cleans Up at the San Diego International Beer Comp

SDIBCThe San Diego International Beer Festival is coming up June 17-19 but the results from the competition are in and San Diego straight up kicked ass! In total, SD brought home 59 medals out of 159 total medals. I got to judge one round of the contest and it was fun and challenging.
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The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #3

SDCraftgraphicFinalIf you haven’t read my article, The State of San Diego Craft – 2015, you should. This will be a series of posts where I share the complete and full statements from 20+ amazing individuals that contributed to my work. I’m going to start with those that I used in the article and then release the rest in alphabetical order. We have two juggernauts of the San Diego craft beer world for you today.

As a side note, I want to say publicly that I was blown away by the people that took it upon themselves to contribute to my article. I did not expect and was pleasantly surprised by the caliber of those that chimed in. This entire process has been a gigantic reminder of how special the San Diego craft beer industry/community really is. Continue reading “The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #3”

The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #2

SDCraftgraphicFinalIf you haven’t read my article, The State of San Diego Craft – 2015, you should. This will be a series of posts where I share the complete and full statements from 20+ amazing individuals that contributed to my work. I’m going to start with those that I used in the article and then release the rest in alphabetical order. Today we’ll be starting with Alex Horne from Intergalactic Brewing. His stance is a call for new breweries to be cautious and realize that making great beer is only the beginning. I think that’s a great message. I hope we won’t see any great beer makers close but I can also see how easily it could happen if the market does get over saturated. Continue reading “The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #2”

The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #1

SDCraftgraphicFinalIf you haven’t read my article, The State of San Diego Craft – 2015, you should. This will be a series of posts where I share the complete and full statements from 20+ amazing individuals that contributed to my work. I’m going to start with those that I used in the article and then release the rest in alphabetical order. I identified with both of these statements for vastly different reasons. Brandon does a great job of capsulizing the biggest issue of 2015, the purchase of Ballast and Saint Archer by big beer entities and Karl reminds us that we’re a little pretentious for our britches. Thank you to both of these men for their thoughts, I truly appreciate it! Continue reading “The Statements of San Diego Craft – 2015 – #1”