Posts by LatchkeyBrewing

West Coaster 18 in ’18: The Best of #SDBeer

The Winners Of Our Annual Reader’s Poll JANUARY 8, 2019 BY RYAN LAMB LEAVE A COMMENT Best New Establishment: LATCHKEY Brewing in the historic Mission Brewery Plaza, Latchkey took over from Acoustic Ales, hosting a grand opening in April 2018. Since then, they’ve produced an impressive array of styles, and they’re now constructing a small kitchen and a new…

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2018 Recap: Best New Breweries of the Year

San Diego beer media name favorite local rookies of year gone by DECEMBER 26, 2018 BY BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ As 2018 winds down, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was. We’ll begin by culling the list of new breweries that opened this year (including a few that opened in very-late 2017 since they…

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2018 Recap: Best Beers of the Year

Local members of beer media recall memorable beers of last 12 months By: Brandon Hernandez “… Latchkey Brewing’s Doppel Dacker doppelbock-style beer pulled off great concentration of malt, caramel, toffee and coffee flavors with hints of bubble gum, while managing to remain bright and refreshing on the palate. Medium-bodied, this is a great food beer; excellent…

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Beer of the Week: RegalLager

Latchkey Brewing’s lager well-suited for Oktoberfest & patio sausage party OCTOBER 5, 2018 BY BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ From the Beer Writer: I am a writer. I love language. More than that, I love the things you can do with words, letters, and plays on both. I’m particularly fond of palindromes, or words that are spelled the same way backward and forward.…

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West Coaster August Cover

LATCHKEY BREWING came online at the former site of Acoustic Ales, at the historic Mission Brewery Plaza. Head brewer Anthony Beach has plied his trade for Green Flash, Ballast Point Scripps Ranch, plus San Jose’s Hermitage Brewing and Sunnyvale’s Faultline Brewing. An outdoor space is in the works, in addition to the 1,500-square-foot tasting room.

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Beer Touring: Latchkey Brewing

JUNE 12, 2018 BY BRANDON HERNÁNDEZ Of all San Diego’s tasting room sites, none have the same allure as the one at Mission Brewery Plaza. Holding down the corner of Hancock and Washington Streets in Mission Hills, it has historic relevance dating back to before the Prohibition Era. If those walls could talk…they might disclose what a bummer…

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3 New and Notable Brewery Spots in San Diego

Oceanside adds a brewery and two previous locations are reimagined BY BRUCE GLASSMAN Published: 2018.06.07 11:36 AM Things have slowed down a bit brewery-wise over the past few months, but they have by no means stopped. New breweries are still opening up—albeit at a slower pace—and many new ventures are renovating existing spaces and moving into…

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The Brewery Collectors

Bloggers and beer fans who investigate every brewery in San Diego May 3, 2018   An estimated 150 breweries operate in San Diego, but it’s hard to understand what that number really means until you’ve tried to visit them all. A small number of San Diegans speak from experience. Take Rob Strobel and Bill Vanderburgh.…

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Latchkey Brewing growing up fast at Mission Brewery Plaza

Local brewers producing Acoustic Ales, as well as own line of beers inside Middletown space by Davey Landeros A wave of beer history washed over me (so to speak) as I entered the Mission Brewery Plaza in Middletown (1795 Hancock St.). The Plaza was built in 1913 to house the original Mission Brewery and over a…

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