Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
San Diego’s Barrio Logan and East Village areas are expanding rapidly, and one sure sign of that expansion is the growing number of breweries, tasting rooms, and craft bars that are opening their doors there. Border X was the first brewery/tasting room top open in the area; it has staked its tent on Logan Avenue, on the southeastern edges of what can loosely be considered “East Village.”
Though the neighborhood does not yet look “trendy” it is, in fact, on the cutting edge of what will surely soon be the hippest spot in San Diego. If you’re willing to venture out to the less-trodden reaches of the city, you will likely be rewarded with some nice surprises (and some great Mexican food!). Border X’s tasting room is spacious and airy, with numerous areas and options for sitting (including an outdoor patio). A full kitchen offers a nice selection of Mexican specialities.
The tap list is somewhat limited, but brothers Marcel and Martin Favela, who founded Border X, are pouring the basic mix of hoppy, wheaty, and malty styles. The Blood Saison, which is one of their core beers, is definitely the standout.
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