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San Diego History Center kicks off "Year of Craft Beer"

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego’s renowned craft-beer scene may have boomed in recent years, but the history behind that local craft-brew culture is just as rich as its resurgence.

To celebrate the past, present and future of San Diego’s beer culture, the San Diego History Center (SDHC) located at 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park has declared 2013 the “Year of Craft Beer.”

To that end, there are several beer-related happenings brewing at the museum, including the Taste of San Diego Craft Brews 2013 event on Saturday, Feb. 16 that features 11 San Diego brewers – including masters from Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point and North Park’s Ritual Tavern – discussing and pouring their craft concoctions.

The tasting on Feb. 16 is in part to help launch SDHC’s main event: “Bottled & Kegged: San Diego’s Craft Brew Culture,” an exhibition dedicated entirely to the history and intricacies of the craft brewing culture, industry and process.

The exhibition officially opens April 5 and will run through Jan. 20, 2014.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner HERE.