Tasting notes, fast facts, and expert reviews on every brewery in the San Diego region
By Bruce Glassman
When White Labs opened its new facility with a tasting room in 2012, they added a whole new—and distinctive—option to the beer-touring experience. As one of the world’s premier yeast suppliers, White Labs has the unique ability to showcase the central role that yeast plays in the brewing process.
In their elegant and contemporary tasting room, White Labs offers visitors a selection of flights, each of which showcases the effects of different yeasts fermenting the same wort. The differences are truly fascinating. If you’re a budding homebrewer, or simply interested in learning more about the brewing process, this is a stop you’ll want to make.
In addition to the flights, the White Labs tasting room also offers a few select core beers of their own. When you’re done “experimenting,” you can try a pint of White Labs beer, each of which is brewed with a mix of yeasts to create unique flavor profiles.
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