Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
In September 2013, the folks at 2Kids threw their hat into the ring of brewers who had recently expanded into the Mira Mar area. (AleSmith had long been the only player when Hess opened its nano in a tiny production park space.) Since then, numerous tiny breweries have opened nearby (including Pacific across the parking lot), along with some very sizable operations, such as St. Archer and huge new production facilities for AleSmith and Ballast Point.
The tasting room at 2Kids is simple and small, which reflects the “homemade” feeling of the bar and its surroundings. With the roll-up door open, the space is light and open to the parking lot.
Like many a passionate homebrewer, husband-and-wife team Sam and Rob Dufau started the company as an effort to turn a hobby into a business. Sam, who does most of the brewing, has created a modest beer lineup that includes choices from light to dark, with more than a few choices for IPA drinkers.
San Diego is all about great beer—and there’s an awful lot of it! We currently have more than 150 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