Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Well, we’ve got a gluten-free brewery (Duck Foot), a brewery that’s also a sake brewer (Kuracali), even a brewery that’s also a bowling alley (Urge Common House), but now San Diego has it’s first organic brewery: Protector.
Whether or not “organic” turns out to be a motivating force for craft beer drinkers, the ultimate test (as it always is) will be how the beer tastes. Founder, President, and Brewer Sean Haggerty is betting on the fact that he can utilize all-organic ingredients to create beers that are every bit as satisfying as the non-organic options, and also do it at competitive prices.
The spacious tasting room, dominated by a large hop-filled graphic on the wall, features a medium-sized bar along with a prominent stand-up tasting ledge and a few tables.
The brewery’s opening lineup highlights the lighter, hoppier side of things with two IPAs, a hoppy pale, and a Hefeweizen.
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