Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
Nestled neatly between food spots in a small strip mall right off #163, Quantum first opened its doors in July of 2014. They join a growing community of breweries in the Kearny-Claremont area, which now boasts 4 brewery-tasting rooms.
The space is spare and simple, with a small tap lineup, a few bar tables, and a shelf bar. Kids will be happy to find thick sticks of chalk and a large chalkboard with plenty of space to accommodate even the most grandiose doodles or drawings.
When we first visited, owner and brewer Dylan Wallace asked us to return at a later date because his brewing equipment was giving him trouble and he was not entirely happy with what he was producing. When we returned months later, we tasted the lineup which, unfortunately, is riddled with off flavors and lack of character. Spend your time in this area at Societe and Council instead.
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