Our annual Homebrew Summer program brings professional brewers and homebrewers together to share info and craft collaborative pro-am beers that are then tapped at brewery tasting rooms across San Diego County during the sunny season. Get the recipes for all of those beers as well as homebrew-scaled versions of popular beers from local breweries here along with other homebrewing-related news items.

  • Home Brew Mart Jason Carlson

    All-grain ain’t the only way

    I recently did a segment for the FOX 5 Morning News featuring homebrew-supply outlets run by local brewing companies. One of them was the spot where many of San Diego’s amateur and…

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  • Homebrew Summer 2024 Slide

    Be a part of Homebrew Summer 2024!

    It was 2021 when San Diego Beer News launched its Homebrew Summer program as an initiative built to help maintain and advance the vital, synergistic connection between the county’s professional and amateur brewers. Over…

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  • AFC 2024 Medals

    QUAFF dominates local homebrewing melee

    Last Tuesday night, while the 2024 San Diego Beer News Awards Ceremony was in full swing in Point Loma, winners from another big brewing-related contest were being announced less than three miles…

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  • Recipe: Surveza

    As part of our third-annual Homebrew Summer program, several San Diego County breweries are generously allowing us to share homebrew-scaled versions of recipes for some of their most popular beers with our…

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  • Release & Recipe: Czech Pils

    Given the company’s history of supplying brewers, both professional and amateur, with high-quality yeast, it’s only natural that White Labs also has a history of participating in Homebrew Summer. That three-years-young program…

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  • Release & Recipe: Hair Metal

    Many are the kindly local breweries that have helped make homebrewers’ dreams come true by producing their amateur recipes on a commercial scale and tapping them at their tasting rooms as part…

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  • Release & Recipe: Half Nelson

    Few know the exaltation that comes with having a homebrew selected to be produced on a commercial level more than Chris Banker. That longtime North County homebrewer experienced that firsthand when Stone…

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  • Release & Recipe: Kuiki

    “Captain” Eli Palma is no stranger to Homebrew Summer. At least one of his homebrew recipes has been selected in each of the past three years since we launched the program. The…

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  • Release & Recipe: PCT

    Mission Brewery has quite a legacy in San Diego County. So, too, does the American pale ale. Early on in our nation’s craft-beer revolution, New World-hopped iterations of this U.K. beer style…

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  • Release & Recipe: School of Flocc

    After two decades of amateur brewing, local homebrewer Jason Clark recently had the chance to produce one of his homespun beers on a commercial level. That opportunity was granted by the team…

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