SAN DIEGO, CA (March 7, 2023) - Pucks & Pints, one of the most anticipated charity sports and beer events held in San Diego is back for a fifth year! The festivities kick off on April 8th, 2023, at Pechanga Arena San Diego. This epic hockey-focused day includes a Brewers’ Hockey Game, Beer and BBQ festival at Modern Times featuring Phil’s BBQ and local craft beers, and entrance to the San Diego Gulls vs. Calgary Wranglers hockey game.
“Pucks & Pints originated with colleagues in the brewing industry from Societe Brewing, Stone Brewing, and Thorn Brewing, all long-time hockey players, combining their passion for craft brewing and hockey to provide charitable good.” Todd Webster from Thorn Brewing explains. “What has transpired with the event's growth in a short time is amazing. This year marks our 5th Pucks & Pints event, and with our new partnership with Modern Times Brewing, the excitement and energy has grown to an entirely new level,” Webster continues. “The brewing community and our sponsors continue to rally to elevate the celebration of hockey, craft beer, and charity, with even more brewery involvement, delicious food donated by Phil's BBQ, and exciting action from the San Diego Gulls. All of this effort culminates in raising awareness and supporting our worthy charities that are so critical to the communities of San Diego.”
All of the proceeds from the event support four local charities, Emilio Nares Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego, ResQue Ranch, and the San Diego Brewers Guild.
"As a local hockey player and a long-time Craft Beer professional/enthusiast, I couldn't be more excited about our involvement in this event.” Justin Brunda from Modern Times states. “With our Modern Times Lomaland taproom being across the street from Pechanga Arena, we thought it was a great opportunity to share some of our resources and space, support our local community and share in this effort with our San Diego Beer brothers and sisters."
Tickets for Pucks & Pints are only $60 and include the brewers’ hockey game, BBQ and beer at Modern Times on Kurtz St, and the Gulls vs. Calgary Wranglers hockey game. For more information, please reach out to [email protected] or head over to https://pucksnpints.com or get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/pucksandpints5.
About Pucks & Pints
Pucks & Pints is a charity hockey event created in 2018 by hockey-loving beer industry insiders. While the main breweries organizing the event are Thorn Brewing, Stone Brewing, Societe Brewing, and Modern Times/Maui Brewing, the event is 100% volunteer based with support from breweries all over San Diego.
Belching Beaver’s Haley Smith named President; San Diego Beer Week scheduled for November 3-12
San Diego, Calif. – San Diego Brewers Guild, a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization that promotes local small businesses and entrepreneurs of craft beer, this week appointed its Board of Directors for the 2023 calendar year and determined event dates. Belching Beaver Brewery Director of Marketing Haley Smith was named President, and the 15th-Annual San Diego Beer Week will take place November 3-12. Executive Director Paige McWey Acers made the announcements.
The complete 2023 Board of Directors (also here)
President – Haley Smith, Belching Beaver Brewery
President Emeritus – Rick Chapman, Coronado Brewing Co.
Vice President – Jake Nunes, Burgeon Beer Company
Treasurer – Bryan Carpenter, LevitZacks CPA
Secretary – Chris Leguizamon, Pure Project
Director – Erik Fowler, White Labs Brewing Co.
Director – Tim Parker, Chula Vista Brewery
Director – Marc Martin, Thorn Brewing Co.
Director – John McMullen, Resident Brewing Co.
45th-annual home brewing conference and competition to take place June 22-24 at Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley
San Diego, CA – San Diego has been named the site for 2023 Homebrew Con, an educational homebrewing conference and competition featuring more than 2,000 amateur and pro brewers. The 45th annual event, put on by the Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association, will take place June 22-24 at the Town and County Resort in Mission Valley. San Diego Brewers Guild Executive Director Paige McWey Acers made the announcement.
“I am excited with a capital ‘E’ that the Capital of Craft will be the host of the next Homebrew Con,” said Brewers Guild Executive Director Paige McWey Acers. “This event is quite special for both professionals and amateurs within the industry. It nourishes and helps everyone flourish.”
The three-day conference will consist of more than 50 speakers from the craft beer industry throughout the Unites States and it will encompass eight tracks: Beer Styles, Brewing Process, Homebrewing Culture, New to Homebrewing, Beyond Beer, Clubs & Competitions, Ingredients & Adjuncts, and Quality & Sensory.
Official kick-off event Guild Fest is Saturday, November 5 at Surf Sports Park in Del Mar; Beer Garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines concludes festivities Sunday, November 13
San Diego, CA – San Diego Brewers Guild has released details of the 14th-Annual San Diego Beer Week, which will take place from November 4-13. Guild Fest, the official kick-off event for the celebration of the local independent craft beer industry, will be held Saturday, November 5 at Surf Sports Park in Del Mar. The festivities conclude with the Beer Garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ Arroyo Terrace on Sunday, November 13. Brewers Guild Executive Director Paige McWey Acers made the announcement.
Individual breweries will host events and have beer specials throughout Beer Week, all of which will be posted on the Brewers Guild’s calendar within the next month.
The 2022 Capital of Craft™ IPA collaboration beer will be brewed by eight Guild member breweries and released for the 10-day celebration. Pizza Port Brewing Company, which won five medals (two gold) at the World Beer Cup in May, is hosting the creation of the specialty beer. The other seven participating breweries are BattleMage Brewing, Culver Beer, Fall Brewing, Mcilhenney Brewing, Mujeres Brew House, My Yard Live, and TapRoom Beer.
San Diego Brewers Guild to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Inaugural SD Beer Weekend June 10-12
Number of local craft brewery locations grows to more than 150 in 2022 from 15 in 1997; Limited-edition anniversary pint glasses available at participating breweries
San Diego, CA – San Diego Brewers Guild a non-profit organization promoting local small businesses and
entrepreneurs of craft beer, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the inaugural SD Beer Weekend June 10-12. The number of independent craft brewery locations has grown to more than 150 in 2022 from only 15 in 1997, a tenfold increase.
SD Beer Weekend complements the Guild’s annual San Diego Beer Week, which will take place this year from November 4-13 with its 14th installment. San Diego County, known as The Capital of Craft™, has the most craft brewery locations among all counties in the United States.
“We simply couldn’t wait for Beer Week to celebrate such an important milestone for the Guild, its more than 150 members, and, frankly, all of San Diego,” said Executive Director Paige McWey Acers. “We are named ‘The Capital of Craft™’ for a reason and singling out this commemoration is yet another way to promote so many wonderful breweries and help get beer lovers back through their doors as we re-emerge from the pandemic.”
San Diego, CA – Thirteen San Diego craft breweries won medals at last night’s 2022 World Beer Cup, the largest international commercial beer competition hosted by the Brewers Association. The event took place in
Minneapolis and featured more than 10,000 beers from nearly 2,500 breweries spanning 57 countries.
Pizza Port Brewing Company garnered the most medals overall with five, including two gold. The only other
multiple medal winner was Craft Coast Beer & Tacos with two – both bronze. Four San Diego breweries won gold medals.
The list of all medal winners:
American-style India Pale Ale: Hop-Fu!, North Park Beer Co. (North Park)
American-style Pilsener: Dieguito, Pizza Port – Bressi Ranch (Carlsbad)
Coffee Stout or Porter: Dusk til Dawn, Pizza Port Brewing (San Clemente) *
Scotch-style Ale: Wee Heavy, AleSmith Brewing (Miramar)
Smoked Beer: Schlenkerlish, Ballast Point Brewing (Little Italy)
American-style Pale Ale: Cruisin’, Pizza Port – Bressi Ranch (Carlsbad)
Belgian-style Abbey Ale: OB Bubble Dubbel, Kilowatt Brewing (Kearny Mesa)
Hazy or Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale: Houblon Deluxe, Pure Project Brewing (Vista)
International Light Lager: Invita, Burgeon Beer Co. (Carlsbad)
International Pale Ale: Locals Only, Pizza Port Brewing (Carlsbad)
Specialty Beer: Agavamente, SouthNorte Beer Co. (Chula Vista)
American-style India Pale Ale: Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Karl Strauss Brewing (Pacific Beach)
Belgian-style Tablebier or Belgian-style Session Ale: Guillaume, Pizza Port Brewing (Ocean Beach)
International Pilsener or International Lager: Oscura, Craft Coast Beer & Tacos (Oceanside)
Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale: Haze in the Park, Kings & Convicts Brewing (Miramar)
Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale: Shootz Mahalo, Craft Coast Beer & Tacos (Oceanside)
Kellerbier or Zwickelbier: Pils Bitte, Attitude Brewing (Barrio Logan)
Old Ale or Strong Ale: King of Tyre, The Lost Abbey (San Marcos)
* Winning beer was produced at a San Diego-owned brewhouse outside of the county
This was the first World Beer Cup since 2018 due to alternating years and the pandemic. San Diego Breweries won just seven medals that year, thus an increase of 10 medals in 2022.
The World Beer Cup Competition Manager selects judges from a list of internationally recognized brewers,
consultants, industry suppliers and writers. Judging is blind, with no brand knowledge of any kind provided to
judges. Beer entries are judged solely on their merits.
The Brewers Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association. The World Beer Cup was developed by the Brewers Association in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. It is often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” and the 2023 event will take place in Nashville.
There are more than 150 craft breweries in San Diego County.
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.”
The fifth annual specialty IPA honors San Diego’s world-renowned craft beer community
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 28, 2021) - Back just in time for San Diego Beer Week, 2021 Capital of Craft IPA is a collaboration beer brewed by eight brewery members and in support of the San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG). Starting Friday, November 5, the special IPA will be available on tap and in 16-ounce four-packs throughout San Diego County for a limited time.
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 21, 2021) - For its 12th year, San Diego Beer Week (SDBW) will take place November 5 through 14, 2021 at more than 150 independent craft breweries around San Diego County.
Due to health and safety concerns that remain surrounding the COVID-19 Delta Variant, Guild Fest, a 3,000-person beer festival, will skip another year with plans to return in 2022. Craft beer enthusiasts and tourists are invited to join the 4th Annual Virtual SDBW Kick-Off Toast on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m. PT and by exploring sdbeer.com/events for additional celebrations.
“San Diego Beer Week is a staple event in our community, which gives tourists and locals alike an opportunity to explore all the delicious, innovative offerings in the ‘Capital of Craft’” said Paige McWey Acers, Executive Director at San Diego Brewers Guild. “While we’re disappointed to go another year without Guild Fest, craft beer fans in San Diego and beyond will be able to partake in the Virtual Kick-Off Toast as well as a 2nd iteration of the SDBG Beer Box - a virtual tasting experience. Plus, I’m confident that our brewery members as well as bars and restaurants around the county will be planning some impressive, more intimate events in their establishments.”
Additional details on SDBW 2021 will be available at sdbeer.com at a later date. For more information about the San Diego Brewers Guild, its brewery and affiliate members, as well as upcoming events, visit sdbeer.com.
San Diego County Independent Craft Brewers Win at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 10, 2021) - The San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG), a nonprofit organization supporting craft beer manufacturers in San Diego County, is pleased to announce its brewery members had another impressive year at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Award Ceremony. In total, San Diego independent brewers received 19 medals this year - earning a grand total of nearly 300 medals for the ‘Capital of Craft’ since 1993.
The 2021 GABF Award Ceremony took place on Friday, September 10, 2021 in Denver, CO beginning at 4 p.m. PT. The event made an in-person comeback with limited representatives from each brewery in attendance to receive medals. This year, the Brewers Association, a national organization that hosts GABF, coupled the award ceremony with its noteworthy trade show - the Craft Brewers Conference - which unites craft beer manufacturers with goods and services suppliers for educational seminars and networking events.
A total of 2,192 breweries entered 9,680 beers into the world’s largest professional beer competition. The participants competed for a chance to have their creative brews earn recognition from the 170 judges analyzing 98 categories.