Quarterly San Diego Beverage Times launched; covering the local liquid culture, including coffee.
SAN DIEGO—December 6--Publishers of successful six-year-old craft beer monthly, West Coaster magazine, this week launched a new quarterly slick publication covering Southern California’s liquid culture.
Called San Diego Beverage Times, the new quarterly is devoted to telling providing news and features of the wider beverage community.
SDBT publisher Mike Shess said the inspiration for the new magazine came from “observing the hard working folks crafting and serving a vast variety of delicious drinks, including cider, coffee, juice, kombucha, mead, sake, soda, whiskey (spirits), wine and waters.”
The new publication’s editor is Ryan Lamb, who also edits the monthly West Coaster print magazine and also oversees editorial content on West Coaster’s web site: www.westcoastersd.com. Lamb added, “with more than 300 beverage producers in San Diego County alone, there is no shortage of great tales to be told.”
Lamb continued, “each issue will be themed with an aspect of the local beverage scene being covered. In our inaugural edition, for example, local coffee is the main focus while in our next issue we’ll feature on wine and whiskey news.”
San Diego Beverage Times will be operated similar to its beer cousin in that Mike Shess leads the advertising sales department while Ryan Lamb is editorial director and editor-in-chief. SDBT has hired former San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine art department staffer Kristin Hardy as Art Director.
Will SDBT also cover craft beer news?
“Of course, we will highlight the breaking beer stories and features as beer the last time we looked is still a liquid,” said Mike Shess. “Obviously, we will not cover craft beer as in depth as West Coaster and since we will be quarterly we do not feel we’re competing with each other.”
As with all new print publications, Editor Ryan Lamb says to contact him via email regarding articles, photography, features and general news at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Shess is looking for liquid centric businesses to beef up distribution as well as advertisers: email@example.com
San Diego Beverage Times is available free at local liquid culture sites, including all of West Coaster’s print version pick up points.
The following public service listing appeared in San Diego Beverage Times:
San Diego is home to a large number of coffee roasters. A complete map of roaster locations divided by neighborhood can be found at www.SDCoffeeNetwork.com
|North Park's Caffe Calabria is just one of dozens of on-premises coffee roasting facilities in the region|
Bird Rock (3 locations)
Better Buzz (6 locations)
Mobile Coffee Truck
Coffee & Tea Collective (2 locations)
Copa Vida (2 locations)
Dark Horse (3 locations)
Global Coffee Trading
Industrial Grind (4 locations)
Ironsmith Coffee Roasters
James Coffee Co.
Kettle Coffee & Tea
La Costa Coffee & Tea
Lofty Coffee Company (4 locations)
Little Italy (soon)
Pannikin Coffee & Tea (2 locations)
Pavarga Espresso Bar (2 locations)
Bonita Pacific Beach
Ryan Bros. Coffee (3 locations)
San Diego Airport
Santos Coffee House
Sleeping Tiger Coffees
Steady State Roasting
Swell Coffee Co. (2 locations)
West Bean Coffee Roasters (2 locations)
Liberty Public Market in Pt. Loma
Zumbar Coffee & Tea (2 locations)
Xtraction Cold Brew
Downtown San Diego