Bitter Brothers Brewery

Month: June 2014

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Bay Ho’s Bitter Brothers I San Diego Reader

Siblings shoot for early November launch of area’s first brewery
By Brandon Hernández, June 24, 2014

In addition to my work as a journalist covering the San Diego brewing scene, I proudly act as an ambassador for the region. There are few things as rewarding as exposing people to this county’s exceptional beers and the people behind them. From family and friends to fellow writers and chefs, I’ve shepherded a great many to the craft side, converting them to the good stuff along the way. One person who took to artisanal ale in Continue reading

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New Bay Park Brewery Keeping It All In The Family I EATER SAN DIEGO

A new brewery is set to join Kitchen 4140 and The Blue Door Winery on the northern stretch of Morena Boulevard.

Bitter Brothers Brewing Company (BBBC) has leased a 3,200-square-foot space for a brewery and tasting room that’s aiming to be up and running by Fall 2014. There are real brothers behind the project, beer aficionados Bill and Kurt Warnke; Bill, who has worked as a chef for Waters Fine Foods & Catering since 2001, will serve as president while his sibling Kurt oversees operations and pilot brewing. Rounding out the team is vice-president Monica Andresen and head brewer Bruce McSurdy, who joins the Bitter Brothers after three years as an assistant brewer at Poway’s Lightning Brewery.

The tasting room will pour samples, full glasses and growlers of the brewery’s six core beers that are planned for its launch, a Hefeweizen, Belgian Wit, IPA, Double IPA, American Amber/Red Ale and a Porter, brewed on a 15-barrel system. BBBC also intends to create seasonal and special release beers, and have a small barrel-aging program.