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Attitude Brewing aiming to honor Barrio Logan

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Only a brewery owner eager to open their business after months and months of forging their vision into reality could reach near-giddy status over a hot liquor tank reaching 191.5 degrees. When I toured the site of Kurt Bach’s work-in-progress Attitude Brewing,

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— Brandon Hernández

Brightest Beer Futures: West San Diego County

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This is the last post in a four-part series examining work-in-progress brewery projects throughout San Diego County. Our last stop finds us in the western expanses, a region with strong and varied interests in the works. Check them out and, if you missed any of our other tours, take a look at upcoming projects in the south, north and east regions.

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— Brandon Hernández

Portland expat installing Attitude Brewing in Barrio Logan

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Kurt Bach began homebrewing with his friends in 1983 in Portland, Oregon. They may or may not have been of legal drinking age at the time, but they kept at the hobby until they were…and far beyond. Fifteen years ago, Bach really wanted to open a brewery in The Beaver State, but he felt it was too saturated. There were 50 breweries in Oregon at the time, with roughly 10 opening each year. Fast-forward and there are now more than 230 breweries there.

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— Brandon Hernández

Barrio Logan Brewery Aiming for Cross-Border Appeal

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Taking a prime corner space spanning 4,500-square-feet in the Mercado del Barrio mixed-use development is new Attitude Brewing Company. Its owner, Kurt Bach, is a recent transplant from Portland, Oregon, with more than 30 years of homebrewing experience and close ties to the brewing industry. An avid fishermen, Bach was drawn to Barrio Logan for its close proximity to Baja and the opportunity to create a bi-cultural craft brewery and eatery that can serve as a hub for the community

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— Candice Woo

Mercado del Barrio getting Mexican-flavored brewery

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Mercado del Barrio, the long-dreamed town center for Barrio Logan, is coming into its own.Five years after the $80 million, three-building project opened at National Avenue and Cesar Chavez Parkway, the mixed-use development of subsidized apartments and retail shops is 96 percent leased.

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— Roger Showley