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Ocean Beach has become one of the best San Diego neighborhoods in which to find and drink craft beer. Here’s a handy list for your beachside, beer-crawling pleasure:


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1. Pizza Port Ocean Beach

This award-winning brewery’s newest brewpub opened last year to instant success, thanks to the fans who were grateful for a closer-to-home destination than Pizza Port’s North County locations. Just a few months after opening, a beer brewed here won a silver medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival A nice bonus: There are always an equal number of guest taps from other breweries they admire. 1956 Bacon Street, pizzaport.com.

2. Newport Pizza & Ale House

Newport Pizza & Ale House is a casual, no-frills pizza shop with an irreverent menu — thin-crust pies are named after David Hasselhoff (garlic, basil, ricotta and tomato) and Sgt. Pepper (pepperoni, pepperoncini, bell peppers, spicy red pepper) — and a serious beer obsession. A whopping 21 taps are changed up regularly, and there’s a bottle list of more than 100 ales and lagers, local and imported. 5050 Newport Avenue, obpizzashop.com.

3. The Vine

Ostensibly a wine bar, The Vine also has a larger and better-than-average beer list that features some great bottles from American, Belgian and German craft breweries. During the daily Happy Hour, 4 to 6 p.m. (extended until 10 on Tuesdays), all domestic craft beers, including flagship brews from Pizza Port, Stone and AleSmith, are half-price. 1851 Bacon Street, theobvine.com.

4. Olive Tree Marketplace

This friendly corner grocery stocks a small treasure trove of craft beer, thanks to the market’s general manager and resident beer geek, Mike Blanchfield. The store’s Beer Club offers discounts on beer purchases and advance notice of new releases. And you can try before you buy; Olive Tree’s Tasting Room is open from 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. The deli’s sandwiches are pretty good, too. 4805 Narragansett Avenue, ­olivetreemarket.com.

5. Sessions Public

A newer entry into the local gastropub scene, Sessions Public pours from 16 craft beer taps and mixes cocktails with Ballast Point Brewing Company’s own small-batch spirits, which include Old Grove Gin and Three Sheets Rum. The menu consists of beer-friendly comfort food with a twist; BLTs with tempura-fried bacon and fries topped with rib-eye and blue cheese are each worth a try. 4204 Voltaire Street, sessionspublic.com.
 

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