Im from San Diego. I guess you can say we’re all little spoiled whores here when it comes to beer.
I used to be really into the Ratebeer scene years ago, and had the pleasure of meeting and trading with many a great fellow Ratebeerians. Those were the "early days" of the up and coming San Diego craft beer scene. Since then, the industry has exploded and saturated, in a good way (for the most part). The niche and exclusivity isn’t there, but it’s great to see a whole new population of people who can appreciate great beer. While I’m not as involved in the scene as I used to be, craft beer is still a very important part of my life. I still sleuth around Ratebeer when I can, and contribute a rating or two every now and then.