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Mead Makers Rely on Their Creative Juices

BEVERAGE: Drink Fits in With Craft Culture, Return to NatureFor a few decades now, San Diego has been distinctively known as the craft beer capital of America.

Caliper Covers Give Drivers a Reason to Stop, Take Notice

RETAIL: Co. Has Licensing Deals, Expects 10% Growth in 2019

Before Mike Barland launched MGP Caliper Covers a little over a decade ago, there were two common practices for beautifying a car’s calipers.

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Executive Q&A: Todd Jackson, CEO Jackson Design

Todd Jackson, president and CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling (JDR) entered the remodeling business at age 20.

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Co.’s Barware Mixes Function And Style for Intoxicating Blend

Extensive Market Research Backs Co.’s Products; Plan Is to Scale Slowly

When Rachel Eva and her husband and business partner Shawn Michael noticed the rise in the craft cocktail scene a few years back.

Navy’s IT Arm Awards $1.56B in Deals

NAVWAR Oversees Cybersecurity, Employs 5,200

Like planets around a star, businesses congregate around U.S. military facilities and acquisition commands.

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Whiting-Turner Gets $85M Building Deal

SEAL Campus Construction Effort May Grow to $107M

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in September.

Plexium Takes In $28 Million in a Series A Round

Ability to Screen Millions Of Small Molecules Should Bolster Results

Long impeding drugmakers, entire classes of proteins have proven too difficult to target.

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Markstein Beverage Co. to Close

Markstein Beverage Co.'s closure follows the acquisition of "key Markstein assets" in September by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The terms of that deal were undisclosed.

Cutwater Tequila Proudly Took the Long Way to Market

BEVERAGE: Ten Years In the Making, Co. Tapped Traditional Methods, Experts

San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits has revealed its latest creation: the brand’s first tequila offering.

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Public Can Warm Up To These Wearables

RETAIL: Heated Apparel Carried In Nearly 1,500 Stores

Tech Gear 5.7 Inc. has its Mobile Warming line of heated jackets, vests, base layers, socks and gloves.

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SD Climate Delivers for Coffee Drinkers

Local Production Seen As Start of Sea Change For Organic Coffee Scene

San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters signed a deal with Oceanside’s Mraz Family Farms to sell the first San Diego-grown coffee and sold out in just four days.

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Glasses Focus on Style, Lifestyle

RETAIL: Pricing, Action Sports Connection Help Drive Sales

In its first year in business, Blenders Eyewear, founded in 2013, sold about one thousand pairs of sunglasses.

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Sourcify Connects Cos. to Overseas Manufacturing

STARTUP: Company Went Through EvoNexus And Y Combinator

In 2010, when 25-year-old Nathan Resnick lived in China as part of a high school foreign exchange program and after starting his own fashion e-commerce business.

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619 Spirits Gets USA TODAY’s Best Craft Vodka Distillery Nod

619 Spirits, with a 4,200 square foot distillery and tasting room located in North Park, was founded by San Diego local Nick Apostolopoulos in 2012.

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Cutwater Spirits Releases First Tequila

According to a press release, Cutwater Spirits’ master distiller, Yuseff Cherney, has been working on the tequila, called Rayador Tequila Blanco and made of 100% blue Mexican agave, for the last decade.

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