Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
In August of 2017, when Circle 9 opened its doors, Kearney/Clairemont Mesa got a new addition to its already growing brewery scene, which included Societe, Council, Kilowatt, and Quantum.
Tucked back in a commercial neighborhood just blocks away from O’Brien’s Pub, the small and intimate tasting room is simply done, with limited space that would make it a challenge to be there with small children or large groups.
The brewery’s initial lineup includes fairly common and straightforward styles, including a few versions of IPA, a lager, and a stout. The Argent IPA, with its pleasing aromas of pine and honey, had a nice mouthfeel and was well balanced with a slightly bitter finish.
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