Big Beer Buyouts: Where Are We Now?

Big Beer Buyouts: Where Are We Now?

The feeding frenzy of big beer brands buying up craft breweries has seemed to slow down significantly in the last couple of years. This is likely due to multiple reasons such as an overall slowdown in the craft beer industry and the rise of hard seltzers and canned...
A Year In Beers

A Year In Beers

2021 was an exciting year at Thorn Brewing. First, we brewed just over 8000 barrels of beer, more than any other year so far! Our canned Michelada became our 3rd best-selling beer in its first full year, and finally, we brewed more new beers than in any previous year....
Here Comes Thai Pina Colada Smoothie Sour

Here Comes Thai Pina Colada Smoothie Sour

We’ve got a very special beer coming your way…Thai Pina Colada Smoothie Sour (6% ABV). Smoothie sours begin as kettle sours then whole fruit purée is added after fermentation at extremely high rates. Often times lactose and other adjuncts are used to help...
San Diego Beer 2021 Week Is Here!

San Diego Beer 2021 Week Is Here!

Here’s the full line-up of Beer Week Events, including a couple of ones out and about in San Diego! Friday, 11/5 – IPA Day – 12 pm We are kicking off beer week with one of our fan favorites…IPA Day! That means on Friday, November 5th, starting...
Pastry Stouts in the House

Pastry Stouts in the House

While stout beers have been around for a few hundred years, newer styles of stouts have been popping up on the beer scene more recently, including pastry stouts. Before we delve into this sweet-treat of a beer, first, let’s take a look at what makes a stout, a stout. ...
The Acre of Awesome: New Partners, New Friends

The Acre of Awesome: New Partners, New Friends

“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb 2020 was obviously a tough year for the beer industry as well as many beer-adjacent industries. When COVID first hit in March 2020, Thorn was putting approximately 65% of...
San Diego Beer Week Is Here!

San Diego Beer Week Is Here!

It’s the start of the most beerific week of the year, San Diego Beer Week! It’s a weird year for sure and while we usually have about 20 events both in tasting rooms and out around San Diego, we decided to pare down our list a bit and give you a manageable...