Tag Archives: San Diego

• Oscar time?! Deputies Fake Buzz to Test Liquor Store Clerks

Oscar time?! Deputies Fake Buzz to Test Liquor Store Clerks

Deputies pretending to be obviously drunk visited eight liquor stores in East County, and were successful in buying additional alcohol at three of them, sheriff’s deputies reported Sunday. Selling alcohol to obvious drunks is a misdemeanor crime, but the decoy program was for educational purposes and no stores were cited. The eight outlets were in […]

• Lawsuit Accuses Maker’s Mark of False Advertising

Lawsuit Accuses Maker’s Mark of False Advertising

Two California consumers sued one of Kentucky’s best-known distilleries, saying Maker’s Mark tries to spike demand and sticker prices by falsely promoting its bourbon as being handmade. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Diego, accused the distillery of deceptive advertising and business practices with its “handmade” promotion on the labels of its bottles, […]

• Modern Times Beer Doubling Capacity – Hiring New Brewer!

Modern Times Beer Doubling Capacity – Hiring New Brewer!

(San Diego,CA) – Modern Times Beer, recently named one of the Top 10 Best New Breweries in the World by RateBeer, is hiring a brewer at our 30bbl production brewery in sunny San Diego, California. We are doubling our capacity to ~9,000bbls/year, and we need an awesome brewer to help make it happen. Requirements: • […]

• Your brain on booze asks, “What Is alcohol tolerance?”

Your brain on booze asks, “What Is alcohol tolerance?”

… St. Patrick’s Day undeniably owns one of the top spots on any list of the drunkest holidays — and tolerance (or lack there of) may never be so publicly on display. So why can some people handle their liquor better than others? First, it’s important to define what, exactly, tolerance is. There are two […]

• Celebrate Golden State of Cocktails coming to L.A. this January!

Celebrate Golden State of Cocktails coming to L.A. this January!

Golden State of Cocktails is the creation of a group of West Coast cocktail industry professionals and enthusiasts whose intent is to educate and celebrate California’s cocktail culture. California’s long awaited large-scale cocktail event is finally here: Announcing Golden State of Cocktails! Staged in Los Angeles, the West Coast’s largest city and California’s anchor, Golden […]

• Ballast Point Spirits Named “California Distillery of the Year”

Ballast Point Spirits Named “California Distillery of the Year”

San Diego distillery also wins four medals in New York International Spirits Competition. Last week, the New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) named Ballast Point Spirits “California Distillery of the Year,” in addition to medal wins for four of the San Diego distillery’s spirits. Ballast Point’s Old Grove Gin and Devil’s Share Moonshine each earned […]

• YES! It’s San Diego Beer Week Nov. 1 & 2. Over 50 Breweries!

YES! It’s San Diego Beer Week Nov. 1 & 2. Over 50 Breweries!

November 1 & 2, 2013 @ The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier   The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is the OFFICIAL kickoff event for San Diego Beer Week!  Come out to the beautiful Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego to enjoy samples from 50+ craft breweries from around the county!  And […]

• Vince Neil to showcase Tatuado at San Diego Spirits Festival

Vince Neil to showcase Tatuado at San Diego Spirits Festival

MÖTLEY CRÜE  front-man Vince Neil to showcase his Tatuado liquor line at the Fifth San Diego Spirits FESTIVAL. If you want to dive deep into the world of sensational spirits and creative cocktails, check out the San Diego Spirits Festival, August 24-25 2013. The two-day celebration merges the three elements Cocktails, Culinary and Culture, the […]

• San Diego Spirits Festival Comin’ Up in August

San Diego Spirits Festival Comin’ Up in August

San Diego Spirits Festival SHAKE it UP at the end of summer in San Diego with a fresh and booming cocktail and culinary scene at the San Diego Spirits Festival! The preeminent West Coast COCKTAIL CULINARY and CULTURAL event where the world of CRAFT spirits, high profile liquors and fine cuisine unite overlooking a sun-drenched […]

• Want to Open a Brewery? SDSU Offers Business of Craft Beer Certificate Program

Want to Open a Brewery? SDSU Offers Business of Craft Beer Certificate Program

The local craft beer industry now merits academic study. SDSU’s College of Extended Studies launched a professional certificate program called the Business of Craft Beer set to start in the fall semester. According to SDSU, the program will offer students (who must be at least 21 years old) an opportunity to learn from instructors who […]

• 5 Drinks You Can Ruin By Shaking

5 Drinks You Can Ruin By Shaking

“Shaken, not stirred,” is how James Bond orders his vodka martinis in the movies. The fact is, martinis, like many “spirit forward” cocktails, are designed to be stirred. Shaking gin (or vodka) and vermouth leads to a cloudy, aerated drink with little chunks of ice in it, not the smooth, silky nectar Bacchus intended. “Unlike […]

• Paso Robles Grand Wine Tasting Coming To A City Near You

Paso Robles Grand Wine Tasting Coming To A City Near You

Each year, Paso Robles Wine Country hits the road visiting key markets state-wide to spread the brand awareness of Paso Robles wines. Below are the dates that Paso Robles wine producers will be on tour in 2013. Once more information is available, click on each highlighted city link to view what opportunities await on the 2013 […]

• America’s REAL Top 10 Brewing Cities. No BS.

America’s REAL Top 10 Brewing Cities. No BS.

As part of a research project, back in December, I started compiling a list of the nation’s beer meccas; those areas where a beer aficionado can go and taste to his/her geeky little heart’s desire and know that almost every stop will be filled with wonders. So, after making my own preliminary notes, I googled […]

• Best San Diego Chefs & Brewers Collaborate For New Cookbook

Best San Diego Chefs & Brewers Collaborate For New Cookbook

The mainstream beer cookbooks currently on the market all emphasize the word “beer.” It’s usually the biggest word on the cover and photos of frothy pint glasses or designs featuring bubbly golden liquid backgrounds are main selling points. Most of the recipes inside these types of publications reflect this booze-appeal marketing tactic and are usually […]

• Got what it takes to be a Head Brewer? Modern Times Beer is hiring

Got what it takes to be a Head Brewer? Modern Times Beer is hiring

Modern Times Beer in San Diego, California is in search of a skilled, experienced, process-oriented Head Brewer. We are a 30bbl production brewery-in-planning, and we aim to be up and running in 6-12 months (financing is complete, we’re now focusing on site & equipment selection). Modern Times will brew bold, flavorful, boundary-pushing beer in a highly collaborative, creative environment. The […]