QUAFF Celebrates 30 Years of Homebrewing

The San Diego indie beer industry has a minor league that many overlook; homebrewing, started from a passion for one of the world’s greatest beverages can lead to professional success.

QUAFF is the homebrewers’ club in San Diego that is unequaled. More than 35 breweries/cideries/meaderies have been founded by people that were members of this group at one point or another. Their pursuit of excellence is as admirable as it is triumphant. Their largest competitor in recent history is enormous; The Brewing Network is a national home brew origination. I’ve heard many people joke that it’s SD vs USA every year for the honors of Homebrew Club of the Year, but our “team” is the reigning champion, 3 years running.

This show is packed with history, descriptions of what the club does, memories (and beer) of members that are no longer with us, nominations for Mt. QUAFFmore, and a ton of fun squeezed in their too!

One of the more commendable qualities of QUAFF is their community support. The #Cheers4Sarah effort began last year to help a member’s family after their daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Sarah has recovered from treatment, so her father Miguel is now using the effort to help 2 other families that have children diagnosed with cancer. The beer will be released on June 22nd at Gravity Heights and then available at the following locations:

Notorious Burgers Carlsbad 6955 El Camino Real Suite 107 Carlsbad, CA 92008

Brazil by the Bay 3676 Kurtz St. San Diego, CA 92110

Hamilton’s Tavern 805 16th St. San Diego, CA 92101

Hoboken Pizza & Beer Joint 1459 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA 92109

Draft Republic – La Jolla 4282 Esplanade Ct. San Diego, CA 92122

Deli Stop 13173 Black Mountain Rd San Diego CA 92129

North Park Brewing 3038 University Ave San Diego CA 92104

Obrien’s Pub 4646 Convoy St San Diego, CA 92111

Amplified Ales 1429 Island Ave San Diego CA 92101 & 4150 Mission Blvd #208 San Diego CA 92109

Small Bar & Grill 4628 Park Blvd San Diego CA 92116

Bottlecraft 2252 India St San Diego CA 92101 & 437 Highway 101 Suite 107 Solana Beach CA 92075

Machete Beer House 2325 Highland Ave National City CA 91950

Grind House Ale 2163 Logan Ave San Diego CA 92113

Corbins BBQ 6548 El Cajon Blvd San Diego CA 92115

Fourpenney House Brewery 8323 La Mesa Blvd La Mesa CA 91942

Hoffer’s Cigar Bar 8282 La Mesa Blvd La Mesa CA 91942

Woodstock Pizza College 6145 El Cajon Blvd Ste 3P San Diego CA 92115

Whiphand Bistro 935 J St San Diego CA 92101

Urge RB American Gastropub 16761 Bernardo Center Dr San Diego CA 92128

Iron Pig Alehouse 1520 Garnet Ave San Diego CA 92109

“Beer Cats Fine Craft Imports Titans Craft Beer Taproom & Bottle Shop” Japan

Cork and Craft 16990 Via Tazon San Diego CA 92127

Miss B’s Coconut Club 3704 Mission Blvd San Diego CA 92109

Bar Sin Nombre 253 3rd Ave#100 Chula Vista CA 91910

Rip Current Brewing North Park 4101 30th St San Diego CA 92104

The Ugly Dog Pub at 6344 El Cajon Blvd San Diego CA 92115

Grab yourself a homebrew, if you access to one, and hit the play button!

 

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