Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
For lovers of fermented beverages, Main Street in Vista is no longer a one-brewery destination. Not only has Wavelength set up shop (just a few doors down from Mother Earth), but there’s even a winery (Fifty Barrels) in between them!
The large, open floorplan and high ceilings at Wavelength’s tasting room make it feel like it could double as an intimate concert space. Though the room is outfitted with a good-sized bar and a collection of tables, most of the setting is open.
Brewer James Petti, who comes to Wavelength from Karl Strauss, is brewing a mix of standard styles (Czech golden ale, brown, IPA) and augmenting some others with more unusual ingredients, such as pineapple, orange, and hibiscus.
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