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Tuesday Night Event

Atkinson Courtyard, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Six craft beers and ciders on tap

  • Home Brewing Co.
  • Alesmith Brewing Company
  • Fall Brewing Company
  • Modern Times
  • Mother Earth Brew Co.
  • Julian Hard Cider

Freshly made churros on site from Churros El Tigre

All evening: Atkinson Black box

  • Nintendo Switch & board games

8 p.m.: Atkinson Auditorium

  • Beer Culture in San Diego
  • George Thornton from The Homebrewer

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The Homebrewer | Home Brewing Co.

2911 El Cajon Blvd San Diego CA 92104

619 450 6165 |

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George Thornton is the co-founder of The Homebrewer, a supply store and resource center for homebrewers (2012), and Home Brewing Co. (2014), a craft brewery and tasting room in the beer centric neighborhood of North Park, San Diego.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCSD and a Master of Arts in History from SDSU. George began brewing beer as a hobby at the age of 19, at the behest of his older sister, who was growing tired of George's increasingly specific beer-buying requests. The path from hobby to career began in grad school, while working at a local homebrew supply store. George combined his passion for learning with his love of teaching to create a homebrew store that emphasized excellent customer service, and extensive resources and classes for continuing education.

George is currently instructor for the SDSU Business of Craft Beer Certificate Program, a Certified Cicerone and a Certified Beer Judge.