Brandon Hernández

San Diego Beer News was founded by native San Diegan Brandon Hernández, an award-winning journalist and author who has covered the local brewing industry for 16 years and written a pair of guides to the county’s breweries. He is currently an on-air Craft Beer Correspondent for FOX 5 San Diego Morning News, a contributor on the brewing industry for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Food and Beverage Editor for Ranch & Coast Magazine and host of that outlet's "San Diego On Tap" video series, and a travel-content contributor for Additionally, he spent a decade as Senior Editor for West Coaster Magazine, was the first-ever beer columnist for the San Diego Reader, San Diego Magazine and Pacific San Diego Magazine, and served as the San Diego columnist for Celebrator Beer News as well as an on-air craft-beer contributor for The CW6 San Diego. He has served as a consultant for Food Network and Zagat, and his work has been featured in USA Today, All About Beer Magazine, Beer Magazine, The Beer Connoisseur Magazine, Beer West Magazine, Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, The New Brewer Magazine, The Full Pint, Beer Paper L.A., Edible San Diego Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Wine Enthusiast Magazine and more. He also worked in the beer industry for seven years in marketing positions for Stone Brewing, AleSmith Brewing and Societe Brewing, and is the founder of the Beer to the Rescue charity campaign, which has raised over $150,000 for the Lupus Foundation of Southern California since 2015. Through his passion and plethora of close, long-held relationships with beermakers and beer fans, he relishes telling the ongoing, glorious story of beer in America’s Finest City.
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