Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
When AleSmith owner Peter Zien moved out of this space in order to open up his new (much larger) location down the road, he thought long and hard about the kind of brewery he wanted to hand his old brew house and tasting room over to. He finally decided to enter into a partnership with a brewer friend from Copenhagen, Denmark’s Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. This brewery is what the pair has created.
The tasting space, which is stark, clean, and modern, offers many nice options for sitting or standing. A colorful cartoon-inspired mural dominates the largest wall and gives the room a distinctly youthful European feeling.
When they first opened their doors in April 2016, Mikkeller was offering a very ambitious lineup of more than 20 beers on tap. The styles ran the gamut, ranging from IPAs to Belgians to Stouts to Sours and were created by a brewing team that includes influences from both the New World and the Old World.
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