Hi! I’m Amanda. I like craft beer quite a lot. I also like stating the obvious. I live in sunny San Diego, one of the main craft beer capitals in the nation.

My craft beer journey started in 2013 when I took a class about forming a life list (i.e., a bucket list). It’s not as easy as it seems! Sure, I came up with lofty goals like visiting all seven continents or running a marathon, but I also wanted to include smaller, more achievable goals. I kept asking myself: What is there to do in San Diego that you can’t do anywhere else?

Along with the usual answers like taking surfing lessons, trying to find the best California burrito, and going ice skating at the Hotel Del, I added, “Explore 50 San Diego craft breweries” to my list.

Things you should know about me:

  1. I always aim high
  2. I love a good challenge
  3. The excitement of planning things brings me so much joy.

Visiting 50 craft breweries would give me a feeling of accomplishment and satisfy all of those criteria.

Here we are more than two years later, and I’ve visited all of those breweries and dozens more. I never thought I’d be a beer-drinkin’ lady, but that’s what I am. Tasting new beers, planning brewery tours and roadtrips, and being part of the craft beer community is now a true passion of mine. Thanks for coming along for the ride!

Feel free to contact me here. I’d love to hear from you!

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