A Conversation with Greg Koch from Stone Brewing: The Evolution of the San Diego Beer Scene, Stone’s Early Days, and the Growth of SDBG
It has been an incredible journey for the San Diego Brewers Guild, and today we celebrate 25 years of promoting and supporting local, independent craft breweries! We sat down with Greg Koch, co-founder of Stone Brewing and the initial conceptualizer for SDBG.
As the first president of the Guild, Greg has a lot of wonderful insight into how far we've come and where we might be going. We also get to learn some fun stories about Greg's time in the industry and how he got his start in brewing. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Greg!
The nonprofit organization looks ahead to 2022 initiatives and its 25th Anniversary Celebration
SAN DIEGO, CA (January 21, 2022) - The San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting independently owned craft beer manufacturers in the region, is pleased to announce its new board of directors and president for 2022. As the organization maps out its 2022 programming and events, SDBG will celebrate 25 years of promoting San Diego County’s craft brewing community as the Capital of Craft™.
“The San Diego Brewers Guild is entering its 25th year in operation, and I’m proud to be serving as president of its board of directors,” said Rick Chapman, Owner & Co-Founder of Coronado Brewing Company. “Based on survey results and direct member feedback, there’s a lot of optimism in our local craft brewing community for the future. San Diego Brewers Guild will continue to push forward marketing campaigns, educational programs, and special events that further showcase our region’s brewing innovation and talent.”
As the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting independent craft beer manufacturers in San Diego County, the San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG) has much to celebrate when looking back at its accomplishments in 2021. The programming spearheaded by SDBG is made possible through support from its brewery members, community partners, craft beer patrons and more.
Here’s a look back at some of the key accomplishments by the San Diego Brewers Guild in 2021:
CDPH issued an updated blueprint and new guidance documents for private events and indoor live seated events/performances.