Since opening in 2015, Second Chance Beer Company co-founders Curtis Hawes, Marty Mendiola, and Virginia Morrison have focused on “crafting traditional and innovative beers of the highest quality”. From their award-winning Tabula Rasa porter to one of my personal favorite Extra Pale Ales, they’ve pretty much nailed it.
That dedication to restrained, yet bold brews is poised to continue into their latest venture. Dubbed “The Barrel Experience”, Second Chance is finally ready to release their a...
The Sacramento-based California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) throws the annual California Craft Beer Summit each year as “two full days of education, networking and trade shows for brewers, retailers, distributors, craft beer lovers, and homebrewers.” It’s basically a homegrown mini-Great American Beer Festival, where industry professionals can rub elbows with other Golden State big boys like Sierra Nevada and Firestone Walker.
Monthly profile of different women in San Diego craft beer for Dec 2018/Jan 2019 issue of West Coaster Magazine.
Two on-air beer personalities talk about their paths to beer, what they'd change in #SDbeer, and the challenges of beer journalism.