Craft Beers

San Diego has amazing options when it comes to craft beers! Here is a long list of local breweries. I have added a couple of my favorites to the top.

Ballast Point Brewing – Scripps Ranch

9045 Carroll Way San Diego, CA 92121 | (858) 790-6901

The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while we savor the result, we’re just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point. We live to add our own touch and ask if there’s a better way. As we tinkered, tested and tasted, we discovered that making beer was more art than science. And while we respect and honor tradition, we relish the opportunity to take it further. That freedom has allowed us to reinterpret brewing. And along the way help to reinvigorate the industry. From bringing a hoppy twist to a porter, or developing a proprietary yeast for our amber ale, to creating a breakthrough gold medal-winning IPA. We couldn’t stop with just beer, so we got into the distilling business—to see if we could add our own spin to another centuries-old craft. But all of this would be wasted if we couldn’t share it. Whether serving up new flavors, collaborating with seasoned brewmasters, or training the next generation at Home Brew Mart, we not only want to challenge our own tastes, but expand yours. Ballast Point. Dedicated to the craft.

Stone Brewing – Liberty Station

2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106 | 619-269-2100

Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, relaxing, Date night… The braised short rib with polenta is FANTASTIC! We enjoyed the beer selection, and since I’m not a beer drinker I enjoyed a very good glass of wine. We ate outside in the garden which is very nice.

Karl Strauss – La Jolla

1044 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 | 858-551-2739

Highly recommend! we had a wonderful meal, we needed a gluten free option for my wife and they have a mini bookmark sized menu for their wait staff to keep on them at all times, and that was perfect. I ordered the flat iron sirloin and it was pretty spicy and pretty excellent. Pretty reasonably priced and walking distance to many beautiful stores and the beach where we got to see the seals taking a nap 🙂

2Kids Brewing Co.
8680 Miralani Drive #123, San Diego, CA 92126

32 North Brewing
8555 Production Avenue, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92121

Abnormal Beer Company
16990 Via Tazon, Suite 124, San Diego, CA 92127

Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment
1795 Hancock Street, Suite P1, San Diego, CA 92110

AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego, CA 92126

Alpine Beer Company
2351 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine CA 91901

Amplified Ale Works
4150 Mission Blvd #208, San Diego, CA 92109

Amplified Ale Works
9030 Kenamar Drive, Unit 309, San Diego, CA 92121

Arcana Brewing Co.
5621 Palmer Way, Suite C, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Automatic Brewing Company
3416 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

Aztec Brewing Company
2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300, Vista CA 92081

Back Street Brewery
15 Main Street, Suite #100, Vista, CA 92084

Bagby Beer Company
601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Scripps Ranch
10051 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Home Brew Mart
5401 Linda Vista Rd., Suite 406, San Diego, CA 92110

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Little Italy
2215 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Barn Brewery
2850 El Cajon Boulevard Ste 3, San Diego, CA 92104

Barrel Harbor
2575 Pioneer Avenue #104, Vista, CA 92081

Bay Bridge Brewing
688 Marsat Court Suite B, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Bay City Brewing
3760 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110

Bear Roots Brewing Co.
1213 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92083

Belching Beaver Brewery
980 Park Center Drive, Suite A, Vista, CA 92081

Belching Beaver Brewery
1334 Rocky Point Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056

Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill
302 East Broadway, Vista, CA 92084

Benchmark Brewing
6190 Fairmount ave. Suite G, San Diego, CA 92120

Bitter Brothers Brewing
4170 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

BNS Brewing & Distilling
10960 Wheatlands Avenue #101, Santee, CA 92071

Bolt Brewing Co.
8179 Center Street, La Mesa, CA 91942

Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
2545 Progress St. Suite D, Vista, CA 92081

Border X Brewing
8684 Avenida de la Fuente Suite 8, San Diego, CA 92154

Breakwater Brewing Company
101 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

Burgeon Beer Company
6350 Yarrow Dr, Suite C, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Burning Beard Brewing Company
785 Vernon Way, El Cajon, CA 92020

ChuckAlek Independent Brewers
2330 Main St, Suite C, Ramona, CA 92065

Coronado Brewing Company
170 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

Coronado Brewing Company
1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Council Brewing Co.
7705 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111

Culture Brewing Co.
111 S. Cedros Ave Suite 200, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West Suite D, Carlsbad, CA, 92010

Division 23 Brewing
7408 Trade St, San Diego, California 92121

Dos Desperados Brewing
1241 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078

Duck Foot Brewing Co.
8920 Kenamar Dr. Suite #210, San Diego, CA 92121

Eppig Brewing
3052 El Cajon Blvd., Suite C San Diego, CA 92104

Fall Brewing Co.
4532 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

Fallbrook Brewing Company
136 N Main Ave, Fallbrook, CA

Finest Made Ales
9962 Prospect Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
5010 Mission Center Road, San Diego, CA 92108

Green Flash Brewing Co.
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121

Groundswell Brewing Co.
6304 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120

Groundswell Brewing Co.
10151 Prospect Avenue, Santee, CA 92071

Guadalupe Brewery
5650 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Half Door Brewing Co.
903 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Helm’s Brewing
5640 Kearny Mesa Rd, Suite C/N, San Diego, CA 92111

Helix Brewing Co.
8101 Commercial Street, La Mesa, CA 91942

Hillcrest Brewing Company
1458 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Home Brewing Co.
2911 El Cajon Boulevard, Space #2, San Diego, CA 92104

Intergalactic Brewing Co.
9835 Carroll Centre, Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92126

Iron Fist Brewing Company
1305 Hot Spring Way #101, Vista, CA 92081

Jamul Brewing Co.
Jamul, CA 91935

Julian Brewing Company
2315 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036

Karl Strauss 4S Ranch
10448 Reserve Drive, San Diego, CA 92127

Karl Strauss Carlsbad
5801 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Karl Strauss Downtown
1157 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Karl Strauss La Jolla
1044 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

Karl Strauss
5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Karl Strauss Sorrento Mesa
9675 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121

Kensington Brewing Company
5839 Mission Gorge Road, Suite E, San Diego, CA 92120

Kilowatt Brewing Company
7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

KnB Brewery
6380 Del Cerro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92120

Knotty Brewing Co.
842 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Kuracali Sake & Beer Brewery
175 Bosstick Blvd. #104, San Marcos, CA 92069

La Jolla Beer Co.
7536 Fay Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037

Latitude 33 Brewing Company
1430 Vantage Court, Suite 104, Vista, CA 92081

Legacy Brewing Company
363 Airport Road Oceanside, CA 92058

Lightning Brewery
13200 Kirkham Road, Suite 105, Poway, CA 92064

Little Miss Brewing
7649 Stromesa Ct, Suite Y, San Diego, CA 92126

Longship Brewery
10320 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego, CA 92121

Magnetic Brewing
5595 Magnatron Blvd., Ste. O. San Diego, CA 92111

Mason Ale Works
2002 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA, 92054

Midnight Jack Brewing Company
3801 Oceanic Dr, Oceanside, CA 92058

Mike Hess Brewing – Miramar
7955 Silverton Avenue, Suite 1201, San Diego, CA 92126

Mike Hess Brewing – North Park
3812 Grim Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
9368 Cabbot Dr, San Diego, CA 92126

Mission Brewery
1441 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Modern Times
3725 Greenwood Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
805 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Mother Earth Brew Company
2055 Thibodo Road, Suite H, Vista, CA 92081

New English Brewing Company
11545 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 305, San Diego, CA 92121

Nickel Beer Company
1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, CA 92036

North Park Beer Co
3038 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Novo Brazil Brewing Co.
901 Lane Av, Chula Vista, California 91914

OB Brewery
5041 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Oceanside Ale Works
1800 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

Oceanside Brewing Company
312 Via Del Norte, Oceanside, CA 92058

Offbeat Brewing Company
1223 Pacific Oaks Place, Suite 101, Escondido, CA 92029

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company – Carmel Mountain Ranch
10155 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego, CA 92128

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company – Mission Valley
2245 Fenton Parkway #101, San Diego, CA 92108

On-The-Tracks Brewery
5674 El Camino Real, Suite G, Carlsbad, CA 92008

O’Sullivan Brother’s Brewing
9879 Hibert Street, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92131

Pacific Beach Ale House
721 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

Pacific Brewing Company
8680 Miralani Dr., San Diego, CA 92126

Pacific Islander Beer Co.
8665 Argent St Ste B, Santee, CA 92071

Pizza Port, Bressi Ranch
2730 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Pizza Port, Carlsbad
571 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Pizza Port, Ocean Beach
1956 Bacon Street, San Diego CA 92107

Pizza Port, Solana Beach
135 North Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075

Plan 9 Ale House
155 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

Poor House Brewing Co
4494 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116

Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey
155 Mata Way #104, San Marcos, CA 92069

Prodigy Brewing Company
San Marcos, Ca

Prohibition Brewing Company
2004 E. Vista Way Vista, CA 92084

Pure Project Brewing
9030 Kenamar Dr #308 San Diego, Ca 92121

Quantum Brewing Co.
5375 Kearny Villa Road #116, San Diego, CA 92123

Reckless Brewing Co.
9040 Carroll Way, Suite 8, San Diego, CA 92121

Resident Brewing Co.
411 C St, San Diego, CA 92101

Rip Current Brewing Co.
1325 Grand Avenue #100, San Marcos, CA 92078

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA 92037

Rough Draft Brewing Company
8830 Rehco Rd. Suite D, San Diego CA 92121

San Diego Brewing Company
10450 Friars Rd. Ste. L, San Diego, CA 92120

San Diego Brewing Company
3052 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

San Marcos Brewery & Grill
1080 W. San Marcos Blvd. #108, San Marcos, CA 92078

Second Chance Beer Co.
15378 Avenue of Science #222, San Diego, CA 92128

Societe Brewing Co.
8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92111

South Park Brewing Co.
1537 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

SpecHops Brewing Co.
1280 Activity Dr, Vista, CA 92081

St. Archer Brewing Co.
9550 Distribution Ave. San Diego, CA 92121

SR76 Brewery
777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA 92082

Stone Brewing Company
1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029

Stone Brewing, Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106

Stumblefoot Brewing Company
1784 La Costa Meadows Dr #103, San Marcos, CA 92078

The Beer Company
602 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101

Thorn St. Brewery
3176 Thorn St., San Diego, CA 92104

Thunderhawk Alements
8675 Miralani Dr, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92126

Toolbox Brewing
1495 Poinsettia Avenue, Suite 148, Vista, CA 92071

Wavelength Brewing Co.
326 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084

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