Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Brother-and-sister team Vince and Gina Marsaglia have built their Pizza Port business into one of San Diego’s premier craft beer franchises. Their model? Make truly great beer (more major awards than any other San Diego brewery) and serve it with simple food in a fun, relaxed, and family-friendly atmosphere.
Of course, Pizza Port’s great success and popularity means it’s often jammed with locals, regulars, and beer pilgrims. This Carlsbad location, which is the second-largest of the group, offers long, family-style tables—both inside and out—where groups can socialize around pizza and pitchers. It’s not a quiet night out, but it is a friendly, boisterous, and happy scene.
A wide variety of beers rotate through each Pizza Port location, many of which are brewed on site and many of which are hand-picked guest beers. No matter what’s up on the board, beer fans of all kinds are sure to find something delicious that will satisfy any taste.
San Diego is all about great beer—and there’s an awful lot of it! We currently have more than 120 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