Author: Beau Schmitt

15 Dec Dog Friendly Drafts: Pacific Beach

This article was contributed by local beer enthusiast, Brian Milici.   [You can find more of Brian's favorites on https://lokely.co] My girlfriend and I have lived in San Diego for a while and we’ve tried to explore every inch of America’s Finest City we could. As good San Diegans, we’ve developed a finely tuned taste for delicious local beers along the way and...

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02 Nov Pairing Halloween Candy w/ San Diego Beers

Skittles + Three Berry Beatitude Mixed Fermentation Sour 4.5%, Council Brewing Company, Kearny Mesa The sweet-then-sour flavor transformation is a mantra for many popular candies, but not Skittles. Original Skittles are simply sweet and fruity. Three Berry Beatitude is a mixed fermentation sour that is moderately sour, tart and refreshing. Follow a handful of Skittles with a sip of Three Berry Beatitude...

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01 Oct The Best Weed & Beer Pairings

Prop 64 passed in California. Weed is legal. Beer is legal. Enjoy them together.   Background: Weed and Beer belong together. Marijuana and Hemp (Cannabis) and Hops (Humulus) are both part of the Cannabaceae family of flowering plants. Hops provides many similar flavors and aromas similar to the cannabis plant, so it only makes sense to pair them together. Besides, in Southern California,...

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03 Sep 5 of the Best newer-to-the-game San Diego IPAs

THUJA IPA: Burgeon Beer Company (Carlsbad) Their 6.8% West Coast IPA is juiced up with Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops. “Very danky” sums up the nose, and the finish is tropically juicy. There’s a slight citrus bitterness, but the flavor profile is dominated with passion fruit and grapefruit. The best music pairing for this IPA is “Welcome to Jamrock” by...

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26 Aug Parks You Can Drink Alcohol at in San Diego

Last updated: 8/26/17 at 2:22pm CLICK on the IMAGE for a MAP of Alcohol Friendly* Parks [caption id="attachment_1128" align="alignleft" width="1024"] The Brew Project owners Mike Sill & Beau Schmitt drinking in Balboa Park[/caption]                               You can only Drink Alcohol in about 10% of San Diego's parks. Don't get caught in the wrong park! It could cost you $220.   Year after year, our precious, consumption-approved parks are reduced. Revocation of drinking...

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02 Jul 50 Best IPAs in America | Draft Magazine

Draft Magazine recently posted their choice for the Top 50 IPAs in America. Their choices were made by getting 386 brewers to send them beer, and they blindly chose their Top 50. Not surprisingly, 1 of 10 IPAs in the Top 50 were from San Diego.  #36. The Pupil, 7.5% Societe Brewing Company - Kearny Mesa From Draft Mag: "Whenever a former Russian River...

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16 Feb New York Times – 36 Hours in San Diego

We're honored to share the following article written by NELL McSHANE WULFHART and published in the New York Times on February 16th, 2017. All credit for the following article goes to Nell McShane Wulfhart & The New York Times.  36 HOURS IN SAN DIEGO With more than its fair share of sunshine, gorgeous beaches, breweries and top-notch restaurants, San Diego is the spot for...

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06 Feb Pairing Childhood Candy w/ Adulthood Beers

Pairing Childhood Candy & Adulthood Beers This is a very important topic. How else are you going to ruin that summer body?   Skittles + “Passion Assassin” Kettle Sour 4.8%, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Solana Beach  The sweet-then-sour flavor transformation is a mantra for many popular candies, but not Skittles. Original Skittles are simply sweet and fruity. “Passion Assassin” is a passion fruit kettle sour...

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29 Jan 2016 San Diego Beer Reflection – What Happened?

2016 SAN DIEGO BEER-REVIEW Dear San Diegans, We are truly blessed to live in the Craft Beer Capital of the World. Our little sunny corner dubbed “San Diego County” confidently strutted into 2017 with 131 licensed and operational breweries. In 2016, our San Diego brewing family experienced a 20% growth, adding 23 breweries. By state, California is currently ranked 1st with 518...

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22 Jan Certified Cicerone | Level 1 – Congratulations Hayley

Hayley moved down to San Diego last year (2016) from SLO, just as she turned 21. Being both new to San Diego and the "legal drinking scene" was challenging for her. Fortunately, the old phrase "practice makes perfect" literally means trying as many beers while learning, researching and studying. During her interview, she was nervous since our concept revolves around so...

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