Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
One of North County’s newer breweries, Dos Desperados, officially opened their doors in March of 2014. Owner/Brewer Steve Munson decided to forsake a retirement of golf courses and bridge tournaments in order to dive headlong into his passion for brewing. He and his wife, Dora (the other desperado) have made that dream a reality.
The Munsons have done a nice job of transforming a bland office park unit into a comfortable, welcoming space. Old West themed items adorn the walls and a large, comfortable bar dominates the room.
Brewer Steve has created a beer lineup that includes more challenging styles, many of which aren’t typical in a small start-up operation. His list includes a Trippel, a Scottish Ale, as well as a few variations of IPA. His sense of restraint when it comes to spicy pepper beers is of particular note; his habanero IPA and his habanero Scottish Ale being among his best.
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