Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
It’s a bit out of the way, off the beaten path, and once you arrive you might think you’ve just found a tiny hole-in-the-wall type place. The signage is also tough to find, and a small door is the only thing you can see from the parking lot. But don't despair. Step inside and a large, spacious tasting room opens up to you.
Open in April 2016, this casual space feels homemade in a good way; its comfortable and clearly intended as a place for folks to relax and unwind. Outside, a large patio area offers additional seating options and plenty of room for dogs and kids to be comfortable.
After years of brewing in other environments, owner and Head Brewer Thomas Bryant launched his own venture with a tiny brewing system and a large array of beers, including (among others) numerous IPAs, a few pale ales, a few Belgian styles, a few stouts, a cream ale, and a honey braggot.
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