Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
The folks at Latitude 33 inherited a major legacy when they moved into what used to be the old Green Flash brewery. Needless to say, a lot of great beer has been brewed here and, well, Latitude 33 probably still feels the pressure—but in a good way.
They’ve grown into the space nicely and have created a nice, large tasting area—in among the tanks—where visitors can stand and enjoy pints and tasters. The room is relatively bare bones, but there’s plenty of space to move around.
The beer lineup features a nice range of beers that take traditional styles and gives them a southern California twist. The German-style pils, for example, uses West Coast hops and the blonde is a hoppier, more full-flavored rendition of the classic lager style.
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