Bottlecraft Welcomes New CEO, Chris Sarette

chris sarette new ceo of bottlecraft

REPOSTED FROM Sandiegobeer By Brandon Hernàndez Back in high school, Chris Sarette had a job sweeping out the gargantuan cold box at the headquarters for local distributor, Markstein Beverage Co. His dad worked there by day and instilled an appreciation for the beer industry in his son back at home and on family trips to […]

Coming Soon! Bottlecraft Oceanside

bottlecraft oceanside california opening soon announcement

Construction on Bottlecraft Oceanside is nearing its final stretch! You can expect to belly up to our new O’Side bar as soon as late September. The site, dubbed The Tremont Collective, located at 602 South Tremont will be home to a large selection of beer, wine, an ever-rotating tap list, and our in-house restaurant, Shootz Fish x […]

Bottlecraft 10 Year Anniversary!

bottlecraft celebrates 10 year anniversary

It’s Our 10 Year Anniversary! June 2021 marks ten years since we first opened our doors in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Since then, we’ve grown to four San Diego locations, one in Long Beach and two more on the way in Oceanside and San Luis Obispo!  We thought it was only fitting to ring […]

Whistlepig and Bottlecraft Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey Exclusive

bottlecraft beer shop whisky collaboration

Bottlecraft beer shop whiskey collaboration with Whistlepig Whiskey features an exclusive, small-batch rye in a limited supply available at North Park, Little Italy and Liberty Station. We are super excited to release our *WhistlePig Single Barrel pick into the wild! This Straight Rye Whiskey is over 17 years old, tastes amazing and is here just in […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal

Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Perfect Gift for Father's Day

Available at Bottlecraft North Park Founded in 1995, Del Maguey (pronounced ma–gay), Single Village Mezcal introduced the world to previously unavailable artisanal mezcal. Through deep cultural relationships with indigenous producers in Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico, Del Maguey protects and preserves the ancient production processes that have been passed down generationally for hundreds of years. These traditional […]

An Interview with Bottlecraft Shop Favorite Toppling Goliath and their San Diego Debut

Shop Favorite Toppling Goliath Makes San Diego Debut through Scout Distributing. Sarah Hedlund speaks to Bottlecraft about opening the Toppling Goliath brand to the San Diego market

Interview with Toppling Goliath Brewing Company We are super excited to finally get beer from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company here at Bottlecraft! Founded in 2009 and located in Decorah, Iowa, Toppling Goliath’s award winning beers have always been extremely hard to get, but just recently they set up a long term distribution agreement with Scout Distribution here in San Diego, giving […]

Ian’s Staff Pick of the week is the Brouwerij West Popfuji Pilsner

Bottlecraft Staff Pick by Ian features Brouwerij West Popfuji⁣ Pilsner

Staff Pick | Ian | Brouwerij West Popfuji⁣ ⁣ “Me likey the way it tastey. Great for shotgunning. Light, refreshing, full body pilsner that’s tastes great whatever the occasion. ¡Muy bueño!“⁣ Brouwerij West’s description: “Our take on the historic Kellerbier, Popfuji Unfiltered Pilsner delivers a delicate malt sweetness combined with a subtle fruit and spice character […]

Eric’s Staff Pick of the week Shacksbury Arlo Cider

bottlecraft staff pick features Eric's favorite Shacksbury Arlo Cider

“Fall feasts are perfect for Basque ciders. Dry, funky, slightly acidic, and usually still. They are a perfect pairing for both side and main dishes. Step up your meals and try cooking with one – cider brined turkey or cider braised brussel sprouts!⁣” Great Examples: Shacksbury Arlo Sidra Begiris Cider Mayador Sidra Natural Riestra Fanjul […]

Bottlecraft Staff Pick of the week Feature’s Enegren’s Valkyrie German Amber Ale

bottlecraft staff pick of the week features Enegren's Valkyrie German Amber Ale

This week, Jeff picked Valkyrie from Enegren Brewing. Valkyrie is a German Amber Ale, or altbier. Altbier translates to “old beer”, and this style predates the lagers that we associate with Germany. Valkyrie is smooth and toasty, with hints of caramel and chocolate, balanced by generous additions of German Noble hops. I have always loved […]