Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
The island of Coronado (it’s really a “tied” island, connected to the mainland by a strip of land, called a tombolo), which sits right across the bay from downtown San Diego, is a sunny, idyllic community of beach lovers, retirees, and tourists. At one end of the island sits Silver Strand beach, consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world. At the other end is Coronado Brewing Company. It is Coronado’s only brewery. Luckily, it’s a good one.
Both a brewpub and a brewery, Coronado has ample seating, tables, and booths for all kinds of visitors. The pub’s vaguely nautical theme is enhanced by relaxed, friendly service, good food, and a nice family-centric atmosphere.
Like most successful brewpubs, Coronado has focused on brewing straightforward interpretations of classic beer styles, endeavoring always to make full-flavored, food-friendly brews that will appeal to a wide audience. Orange Ave. Wit, Mermaid’s Red, and Islander IPA are just a few of the particularly tasty and popular selections.
Satellite brewpub location:
Address: 875 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach, CA 91932
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