Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Just down Third Street from Three Punk is another of Chula Vista’s newest breweries. Opened in May of 2017, Chula Vista Brewery helped to establish this area of downtown as a potential hub for breweries and tasting rooms (Groundswell has planned to set up shop just a few doors away as well).
This group-friendly, casual space is light and open and offers plenty of seating. A small stage, used for a variety of regular live events, occupies the middle of the tasting room, along with a collection of communal tables and open-air tasting counters.
The beer offerings are straightforward, classic styles and are generally fine, with a solid blonde ale and a full-flavored coffee porter being of particular note. The Beautiful View American Pale Ale was a favorite for its fresh pine and citrus aromas, its medium body, and its especially satisfying mouthfeel.
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