Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Green Flash has been crafting excellent sours and barrel-aged beers for quite some time, so the creation of Cellar 3—which is dedicated solely to these styles of beer—was a welcome addition to the San Diego beer universe.
This nicely designed, spacious tasting room is easy to settle into, and the patio/beer garden, with a full-time food truck, is equally inviting.
Barrelmaster Pat Korn heads up the program at this location, cellaring and blending an impressive lineup of very interesting beers, including dozens of barrel-aged brews (bourbon barrels, wine barrels, barrels of all sorts). It is one of San Diego’s most extensive collections of sours. Among the many delicious options, there are numerous fruit-centric beers in the signature Natura Morta series of sours, all of which are excellent.
San Diego is all about great beer—and there’s an awful lot of it! We currently have more than 120 working brewery locations in our county, with an estimated 30-40 more in the planning stages. That’s a lot of breweries to sort through. So where to begin? Well, the answer is right here. If you want to plan any kind of brewery experience, The San Diego Brewery Guide is your most essential tool. Not only does it list the location and key information about every working brew house that’s open to the public, it also allows you to search for breweries that meet your specific criteria. Do you only want breweries in a specific neighborhood? No problem. Only want places that have patios for dogs? You got it. Do you want to keep your search limited to small or medium-sized breweries? Yup, we got that.
With so many breweries to choose from, we hope you’ll keep coming back to consult The San Diego Brewery Guide on a regular basis. Our ultimate goal is to make it easy for you to plan the perfect day or weekend of brewery tours and tastings in San Diego—and to do it time and time again. If you haven’t already, you’ll see that there’s nothing better than enjoying a great brewery-fresh beer right where it’s made.
So get out there and explore! Sip. Savor. Socialize. And get ready to be awed by some of the best brews to be found anywhere on the planet. Enjoy!
- Bruce GlassmanEdit ModuleShow Tags