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.
The local craft coffee boom, explained.
A de facto cap on new liquor licenses in Pacific Beach has made the ones that exist extremely valuable. They’re selling for as $1 million and are having a dramatic effect on property values and tenant-landlord relationships.
San Diego State has a hunger problem. In the course of the year, nearly 7000 SDSU students will not have enough to eat. Seven other Cal State campuses have built more extensive, multi-pronged programs that offer a wider range of on-campus services. Why isn’t SDSU doing better?
In the ’80s, that game day bowl of guacamole likely included some avocados grown in San Diego. That’s because the region produced about half the state’s avocados back then. Now, according to the latest estimates from the California Avocado Commission, Ventura County is on track to produce about as many avocados as San Diego this year. VOSD’s Ry […]
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In the last few years, San Diego’s seen a craft coffee explosion, and two local roasters recently landed on a prominent list of the best coffees of 2015. We gathered a handful of folks steeped in the local craft coffee scene to talk about where local government falls short in helping them get off the ground, whether San Diegans care more about beer than they ever will about coffee and more.
Food writer Troy Johnson joins us on the podcast to talk about his big investigation of the local food scene. Plus, Comic-Con and fudging the numbers, Airbnb’s new SD taxes and more.