Bottlecraft Mentioned in the New York Times Travel Section!
Our hometown of San Diego was named one of the "45 Places to Go in 2012" by the New York Times, and what's SUPER exciting is that Bottlecraft was mentioned!
Here's what they had to say:
With breweries and brewpubs, a sunny heaven for suds lovers.
Even in times of tight budgets, finely crafted beer remains a relatively approachable luxury, and few American regions have more brewing momentum than San Diego County. Maybe it’s time, then, to think about building a beer safari in the land of sunshine, fish tacos and hopped-up American IPAs. Long established craft breweries like Karl Strauss Brewing Company and the cheeky Stone Brewing Company have mentored brewmasters and created demand for some seriously offbeat ales.
The area has long been a hotbed of garage-based hobbyists, so it’s no surprise that the region also has a tradition of dedicated home brewing. The result is a cluster of small breweries, like the tiny but soon-to-expand Hess Brewing.
And there are numerous opportunities for rigorous but never dour beer tastings, at staggeringly comprehensive shops like Bottlecraft Beer Shop & Tasting Room and Pizza Port Bottle Shop, as well as beer-obsessed taverns like Hamilton’s and O’Brien’s and restaurants like Local Habit. Those looking for full immersion can pack a stein for the fourth annual San Diego Beer Week in November.
Check out the slide show to see some shots of the shop as well as our friends at Hess Brewing Company, The Local Habit and Hamilton’s Tavern.