Flavored Whiskey Is Gaining Favor

MANUFACTURING: Distilleries Pile Into Space With 5.5% Growth

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Honey. Yes, these are traditional candy bar flavors.

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Taylor Is in Tune With Its Mexico Operations

RETAIL: Tecate Site Helps Company To Be Globally Competitive

Operating a factory in Baja California, Mexico, for nearly two decades has helped El Cajon-based Taylor Guitars.

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Sempra Starts Second LNG Production Line in Louisiana

Sempra LNG announced in late December that the second train, or production line, of its Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana has begun its work of converting natural gas to a liquid state for export.

Kinnate Raises $74.5M for Cancer Programs

The company’s programs fall under the banner of kinase inhibitors, which are designed to thwart cancers from metastasizing.

Defense Bills Reach Their Final Forms

NASSCO in Line for $607 Million; GA-ASI, Northrop Grumman to See Benefits

Congress spent the weeks before Christmas finalizing the 2020 Defense Department budget.

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Modern Times Beer Opens Oakland Location

The House of Perpetual Refreshment, a new location by San Diego-based Modern Times Beer, has opened in Oakland.

Blenders’ Founder Sells 70% Equity Stake In Sunglasses Co.

CEO Says Team to Remain the Same; Co. to Keep P.B. HQs

In early October, Blenders Eyewear founder Chase Fisher told San Diego Business Journal the company had grown its revenue by 300% in the last two years.

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Paired With Shops, Winery Flourishes

RETAIL: Environment Is Perfect for Events, Makes It a Destination

Bernardo Winery was founded in 1889. At 130 years old, it is the oldest winery in Southern California.

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Wind Turbines on Wheels Drive Uprise Energy’s Business

CLEAN TECH: Founders Build on Yacht and Windmill Experience, Raise $1 Million

Wind turbine specialist Uprise Energy was recently selected as a top three finalist in the clean tech category during the annual Most Innovative New Product Awards.

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You & Yours Distilling Co. New Operators of Point Loma Loma Club

According to a press release, You & Yours Distilling Co. leased the Point Loma Loma Club from Pendulum Property Partners.

Before the Butcher Expands Distribution

Before the Butcher, a San Diego-based company that makes a plant-based meat product called UNCUT, has expanded its distribution and will be rolling out its burger and sausage products in 320 stores this month.

Blenders Eyewear Gets Acquired

According to a press release, Safilo Group, an international eyewear company, acquired 70% of Blenders Eyewear's equity.

Local Roots Kombucha Acquires Latitude 33 Brewing Facility

According to a press release, Local Roots' acquistion of Latitude 33's brewing facility includes the 16,000 square foot brewery and 20 fermentation vessels located in Vista.

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Neurocrine Pays $50 Million for Epilepsy Drug Candidate

PHARMA: Xenon Could Receive up to $1.7 Billion In Milestone Payments

Neurocrine Biosciences has plunked down $50 million upfront for a potential epilepsy treatment, the San Diego company’s second major licensing deal this year.

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Chicago-Based Company to Acquire Ballast Point

Chicago-based Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. reportedly to retain Ballast Point employees