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Stone makes San Diego an Even Better Beercation Destination

Yesterday Stone Brewing Co. made some awesome announcements.

Plans for Liberty Station

If you’re not already familiar with Stone, the San Diego-based brewer is mostly known for its “arrogant” beers. Regionally, it is the largest craft brew distributor in Southern California. It also operates Stone World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido. According to Stone, the bistro is the third most attend tourist destination in North County. I can say from first-hand experience that the food is amazing, topped only by the beer selection.

Luckily for me, Stone is opening a tasting room in South Park (I can now ride my bike for a growler fill!). Even better, they are opening up a second Stone World Bistro & Gardens  in Liberty Station, just a short drive from downtown in Point Loma. It will incorporate all the best parts of the north county location including a great selection of beer, good food, a relaxing garden area, and an outdoor movie section, plus the addition of a Bocce ball court. Continue reading


5 to Try: Exploring San Diego’s Military History

Photo from the MCAS Miramar Air Show

San Diego’s history, social and economic makeup are all tied to the Military’s presence in the region. As we celebrate the Marine’s 235th anniversary today, we wanted to share some great ways you can see and experience the Military’s rich history in San Diego.

MCRD Museum Historical Society – The society presents the history of the United States Marine Corps in San Diego. Visitors can see unique military collections, impressive military art, documents, and memorabilia exhibits.

Liberty Station – Formerly the site of San Diego’s Naval Training Center, Liberty Station is rich in history and culture with unique museums, historic buildings and restaurants.

USS Midway – The historic naval aircraft carrier museum allows visitors to explore galleys, officer’s country, sleeping quarters, and The Island!

MCAS Miramar Air Show – Each fall, the air show is held at the Marine Corps Air Station and draws thousands of people from around the region.

Fleet Week Big Bay Family Festival – Held in September, Fleet week honors the men and women of the military. The public is invited to climb aboard US Navy Ships and chat with Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.