When students’ stellar test scores are called into question in the 1988 movie “Stand and Deliver,” actor Edward James Olmos, playing a real-life high school math teacher whose success story the movie is based on, calls out the racial motivations behind the investigation. “Those scores would have never been questioned if my kids did not have Spanish surnames […]
Some new craft brewers are struggling to find ways to dispose of spent grain, the thick, mushy residue each batch of beer leaves behind. Some farmers will take it, but many of them have so much that they’re turning new breweries away.
At the end of 2015, San Diego County had 114 breweries and brewpubs – only two of which were in the South Bay. Citing low incomes and its minority-majority population, some brewers, sales representatives and distributors have assumed residents there only have taste buds for Bud Light, Corona and Dos Equis. A recent boom in breweries and tasting rooms is proving them wrong.
For years, San Diego breweries have invited local caterers to set up food stands in their tasting rooms. But a new county ordinance could spell the end to this symbiotic relationship.
As San Diego’s craft beer industry has taken off, so has the career of Candace Moon, an attorney who helps brewers and breweries navigate legal issues. Now, as Moon works to trademark the term “craft beer attorney,” she’s experiencing some of those issues from the other side of the table.
The Greater North Park Community Plan on the books today doesn’t contemplate the existence of microbreweries or its artisan brethren, like bakeries, coffee roasters and candy makers. So unless a proposed zoning change is included in the update, the plan could effectively ban future microbreweries in the neighborhood.
The city’s plan to add a new regulation on certain brewery tasting rooms is now moot. Turns out, the state closed the loophole two weeks ago.
San Diego is trying to change its development code so that breweries opening a second location would have to face community input.
A piece of language in the alcohol vendors’ license most breweries have makes it easier to get additional locations OK’d. Turns out those small satellite locations are huge money-makers, and they address other issues that could stunt the industry’s growth.
The city is thinking of giving two breweries a subsidy to keep them from expanding elsewhere. And it’s getting creative: This particular benefit hasn’t been used since in 2001.