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Rock & Roll Happy Hour Featuring Pariah Brewing

2017. Where DID it go? It was definitely a roller coaster ride, and one of the biggest thrills we got was welcoming Pariah Brewing to San Diego’s craft beer scene. Now, it’s always an attention getter when a new brewery opens up, that’s a given. But when a newly opened brewery offers absolutely...
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R&R Happy Hour Featuring Nickel Beer Co.

Tonight we’re joined by a gentleman whose sideburns and basso profundo radio voice are without equal. Of course, he’s also one hell of an amazing brewer, the owner and founder of Nickel Beer Co , AND the proprietor O’Brien’s , of one of San Diego’s most legendary tap houses, as well as West Coast...
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January’s Beer of the Month: Customized Yellow Merc from Fall Brewing

Located in North Park (of course), Fall Brewing continues to crank out stylishly delicious brews, and Customized Yellow Merc , with SIX pounds of Simcoe and Mosaic hops per barrel, has definitely pushed the needle into the red. Oh, baby! This is one smooth, sexy ride alright! It’s definitely juicy...
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Rock & Roll Happy Hour Featuring Bitter Brothers Brewing & Andrea's Truffles

Tyler Tucker has brewed up some lovely beers at a number of places around town, and these days he’s carrying the mash paddle for Bitter Brothers. Speaking of mash, he’s had a rough day at the brewhouse. Stuck mash. Stuck in traffic. He could definitely use a beer. Fortunately, there’s no shortage...
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Rock & Roll Happy Hour Featuring AleSmith

It’s no secret that Rock & Roll Happy Hour’s evangelizing side-kick and purveyor of lowbrow humor, Ken Wright, worked at a rather prominent local brewery for many, many years where, among other cheerleading tasks, he led thirsty fans around the brewery and plied them with tasty brews. The most...
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November's Featured Beer: Belching Beaver Hoppy Hoppy Night IPA

Time flies when you’re having fun…and making dam good beer, which is what the crew at Belching Beaver have been up to for the better half of a decade now. Their latest special release celebrates the Beav’s five year milestone and takes the hazy IPA craze to new heights. First, lend me an ear and...
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Rock & Roll Happy Hour with Burgeon Beer

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Rock And Roll Happy Hour featuring Artifex Brewing

What’s NOT to love about these guys? First of all, we’ve got two awesome dudes, co-founder/brewer Johnny along with his appropriately named sales guy/learned kegmaster Cash, in the studio. (Johnny. Cash. Hmm…has a familiar ring to it doesn’t it?) Second, they’ve brought along half a dozen beers all...
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Rock & Roll Happy Hour Featuring Pariah Brewing

So let’s start with the brewery’s name: Pariah. In the common sense of the word, it describes a despised, social outcast. In the historical sense, it’s a name given to one of India’s lowest social castes. As for Pariah Brewing’s founder and brewmaster Brian Mitchell’s take on his brewery’s name, it...
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Rock and Roll Happy Hour Featuring 3 Punk Ales Brewing Co.

With over a 150 breweries in this fair southland of ours, it’s easy to feel like a golden retriever in a room full of squirrels. Allow us to guide you to a brewhouse that just fired up for the first time this summer: 3 Punk Ales Located on the very happening 3rd Avenue strip in downtown Chula Vista...
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