Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Opened in February 2013, Culture staked out its own unique piece of the Solana Beach brew scene. Located on the now-trendy South Cedros Avenue, just down the street from the Solana Beach train station and just up the street from the legendary Belly Up Tavern, the brewery offers shoppers, beach-goers, and music fans another quality local beer-sipping option.
The smallish tasting room is thoughtfully designed—elegant and contemporary, with plenty of light. (The tasting glasses are particularly cool.) The outdoor space in back, open to the brew house and fermentation tanks, offers a good-sized area for standing, sipping, and shooting the breeze.
Classic American beer styles, brewed by Steve Ragan, make up the core of the Culture lineup, with a through-line of nicely balanced beers that finish with pleasing crispness and hop balance. With beers that are easy to drink and refreshing on the palate, this brewery has become a beach neighborhood favorite.
Satellite tasting room:
Address: 4845 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach
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