Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
It’s a great spot, right at the end of Newport Avenue, just steps from the pier and the beach. And it’s kind of laid out like a lighthouse—with three or four small areas all stacked on top of one another. At the top, an outdoor rooftop seating area offers patrons a lovely surfside view and a beautiful place to sit and sip.
Evidently, organizational and logistical problems have plagued this brewery/bar from the beginning, and it’s only after months and months of delays that it finally managed to open. When we visited, they were fresh out of their own beer and didn’t plan to have more for a week or so. Written in chalk up on board above, a sign announced that an IPA, a pale ale, a lemon wit, and a stout were “coming soon,” but how soon that will be remains to be seen.
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