Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Like its Carlsbad and Ocean Beach brethren, Pizza Port Solana Beach is all about having a great place to hang out with friends or family, preferably after a great day at the beach. The laid-back “surfer vibe” belies the fact that Pizza Port beers are some of the best and most highly decorated brews in San Diego.
Big, long wooden picnic-style tables fill the main space, along with smaller tables, benches, and stools. An outdoor seating area offers an additional option for those who prefer fresh air. Arcade machines, flat screens, and serve-yourself paper plates all contribute to an energetic but casual atmosphere where people are as comfortable in flip-flops and bathing suits as anything else.
No-nonsense, straightforward American styles with great flavors are the backbone of the Pizza Port lineup. A wide variety of beers are in rotation at each location, so you’ll have to check the colorful hand-lettered signs above the bar to see what’s on tap each day. Luckily, no matter what’s on tap, it’s bound to be good.
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