Welcome to SanDiegoBeerBlog.com. My name is Jeff Hammett and I’m a beer geek. You can read a little bit about me and this blog on the About page, but I thought I’d write a little bit more in this first post to introduce myself.
I grew up in the craft beer mecca that is San Diego. I’m fairly young, but so are most of San Diego’s craft breweries. When I came of age there were only a handful of craft breweries in San Diego. My first positive experience with beer was Stone Brewing Co.’s Stone Pale Ale. Like most teenagers I drank some beer in high school, Miller, Coors, Budweiser, but hated it. After I tried that first craft beer I knew it would be a life long obsession.
Since then I’ve spent some time in San Diego, watching the beer scene grow. Traveled a bit and am just now returning to San Diego after spending some time in Durango, Colorado. I cut my teeth beer blogging out in Colorado, Durango specifically which has four breweries and about 20,000 people. I grew my blog Beernbikes.com steadily over the time I was blogging and learned quite a bit about the craft beer industry.
I’ve been homebrewing for a while now, which has taught me plenty about beer that I would have never learned just drinking it or even reading about it. I even got to brew a batch of beer with headbrewer Thomas Larsen at Ska Brewing Co. in Durango as a Beer Blogger – Brewery collaboration.
With my move back to San Diego I’ve decided to change the focus of my blog a bit, with a focus on beer and San Diego specific beer news and information.