George Thornton made his first batch of beer at his sister’s apartment, using the spare bedroom to store the fermenting ale. Today, the UC San Diego alumnus is the owner of The Homebrewer in North Park, a supply store and educational resource for both beginning and advanced homebrewers. Next year, he plans to open a small production brewery and tasting room next door. Thornton is one of many UC San Diego graduates involved in the booming craft beer industry in San Diego.
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