Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
One of the first new breweries to open its doors in 2012, Rough Draft entered the San Diego brewing fray with an admirable variety of beers and styles.
The spacious tasting room is filled with numerous options that range from standing at a big bar to sitting at large comfortable tables to lounging in a sofa and loveseat area. Rough Draft’s impressive brewing equipment dominates the room, which also boasts high ceilings and good light.
Owner and Founder Jeff Silver has strived to create a beer list that includes a little bit of everything, from Belgian Blondes, to IPAs of many kinds, to stouts, a Belgian trippel, and some barrel-aged beers. Given the variety, visitors of all ilks will likely find something at Rough Draft that suits.
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