Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
When O’Sullivan Brothers called it quits in Scripps Ranch, the folks at Savagewood decided to take up residence in the vacated space.
The tasting room is quite small, with no bar, a tiny front patio, and a back patio that’s only slightly larger; it’s cozy, but this is not a spot that’s well suited to large groups or small children.
There are about a dozen beers on tap at Savagewood, along with some housemade craft sodas and cold brew coffee. Most of the basic styles are represented here, but the malty beers seem to be the most successful. Sweet Nellie American Brown and Gnarly Dude ESB were both nicely balanced with malty, chocolate, and coffee notes, and the Hazelnut Quiet Man Porter had a lovely hazelnut aroma and a satisfying mouthfeel that was light and clean.
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