The Murky History of the IPA

The Murky History of the IPA

With the triple IPA season upon us, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the origin story of the mighty IPA. What’s interesting is that the story of how IPAs got their start is somewhat hazy. The most well-known storyline appears to swing from...
Is the Internet Ruining Beer?

Is the Internet Ruining Beer?

This week the San Diego craft beer community was hit with the news that two well-respected breweries will likely be closing down this month. Council Brewing (Kearny Mesa and Santee) and Benchmark Brewing (Grantville & Bay Park) both put out statements on Facebook....
Happy 6th Birthday Thorn!

Happy 6th Birthday Thorn!

Six years ago, three guys had a dream that they could create a place in their neighborhood, North Park, that would serve not only as a social hub and community gathering spot but also as a place for locals and visitors alike to grab a quality craft beer that was made...
Party On: Thorn Private Events

Party On: Thorn Private Events

‘Tis the season of holiday office parties, family gatherings, and holiday shenanigans. Whether you are tasked with planning your office’s party or just interested in a laid-back spot to host your next event, we’ve got you covered. We recently opened...
Things’ll Never Change…

Things’ll Never Change…

Heineken owned Lagunitas Brewery recently announced that they laid off more than 100 employees or about 12% of their entire workforce. Most of the layoffs were at their Petaluma headquarters and were across all departments. Punctuating this bummer-of-a-day for the...
GABF: Bigger, Better, Unfiltered

GABF: Bigger, Better, Unfiltered

This week marks the start of one of the most attended and talked about craft beer festivals in the country. With more than 62,000 expected attendees sipping on 4000 different beers put out by 800 breweries from across the country, this year’s Great American Beer...