GUEST BLOG / By Mike Shess, Publisher, West Coaster craft beer website and print magazine.
Once a year, usually in the Fall, as in 2016, West Coaster craft beer website and print magazine publishes the results of its Readers’ Poll. Publisher Mike Shess and Editor Ryan Lamb ask readers to vote for their favorites among the following categories:
Best San Diego Brewery
Best Brew Pub
Best Tasting Room
Best New Beer Spot
Best Beer Bar
Best Beer Restaurant
Best San Diego IPA
Best Home Brew Shop
Best Beer Region within San Diego County
Best Beer Festival
Best Beer Selection
Most Underrated Brewery
For the next few weeks, PillartoPost.org daily online magazine in its weekly The Brewspaper column will profile on “Best of” from West Coaster’s annual poll.
This week Part 10:
BEST HOME BREW SHOP
The Homebrewer/ North Park
The Homebrewer proprietor George Thornton worked at Home Brews & Gardens (located in what is now Thorn St. Brewery) before deciding to open his own shop and brewery. In 2012, The Homebrewer debuted in its current location at 2911 El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.
The store is as much for homebrew supplies as it is for fermentation education: February classes include “Intro to Homebrewing” on 2/11 and “Cider Making” on 2/13. The on-site brewery Home Brewing Co. opened in 2015, with tasters, pints and growlers now available.
If you need ingredients for your next brew, go see why our readers voted The Homebrewer as Best Homebrew Shop two years in a row.