Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Sitting in the shadow of Ballast Point’s gigantic Miramar facility is Duck Foot. Despite being in Ballast’s backyard, they have managed to carve out a unique space for themselves, most notably because Duck Foot is San Diego’s first (and thus far only) gluten-free brewery.
Their charming tasting room is well appointed with few places to sit but plenty of room for standing. Intriguing murals and graphics add a coolness vibe to the inside, which is good, because there is no outdoor space.
Despite their lack of gluten, most of Duck Foot’s beers manage to deliver nice levels of flavor with balance and appropriate body for the lighter styles. The mouthfeel for some of the darker beers does suffer a bit, but the blonde and the IPAs are nicely done.
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