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Yea, it really depends on where you're staying. Downtown is fairly sparse, but north county (up to an hour plus from downtown) is also rich in breweries. If you're downtown, drive 20m and hit up the Miramar area:

Ballast Point
Green Flash
Alesmith
Karl Strauss
Hess
Rough Draft
Wet 'n Reckless

And Societe just a few exits down the 15

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Absolutely. The best local brewery you're going to find by far is the Breakwater Brewing Company in Oceanside. Absolutely AMAZING beers, great food and super friendly bar. Not too far of a drive from San Diego proper either.

Breakwater Brewing Company
101 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 433-6064
Breakwater wouldn't be my first choice. IMO- Alesmith is making the best beer in the country right now, and Green Flash shouldn't be ignored. People really love Societe as well. Alpine's a bit of drive from here, but also has some interesting stuff. Ballast Point has some awesome specialty offerings and one of the biggest beer boards of all the tasting rooms.
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For the homebrewer's interest, check out White Labs's tasting room. http://www.whitelabs.com/tasting_room.html

Would definitely recommend Stone, Green Flash, The Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, etc.

Hess Brewing is a small guy that just expanded from 1.5 barrels to 30 barrels and would also be worth a trip if you have time.

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For the homebrewer's interest, check out White Labs's tasting room. http://www.whitelabs.com/tasting_room.html

Would definitely recommend Stone, Green Flash, The Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, etc.

Hess Brewing is a small guy that just expanded from 1.5 barrels to 30 barrels and would also be worth a trip if you have time.
Dang it! Every SINGLE time I forget to mention the WL tasting room. Super cool. Hess is neat, but the 30bbl location won't be open for a while. The nano is still an awesome visit though.
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For the homebrewer's interest, check out White Labs's tasting room. http://www.whitelabs.com/tasting_room.html

Would definitely recommend Stone, Green Flash, The Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, etc.

Hess Brewing is a small guy that just expanded from 1.5 barrels to 30 barrels and would also be worth a trip if you have time.

+1 for this. The WL tasting room was one of my favorite places while in SD. They have the recipe book there so you can actually see what ingredients went into the beer you are drinking. Awesome to see how big a difference yeast makes in a beer as well.
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Port/lost abbey is great. The people there are cool too. Ballast point is always a must. You green flash is great. Huge tap room and really friendly beer tenders.

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Stone is a must go, amazing place. Only 30 minutes (Cali speeds) from San diego. Also in San Marcos (just west of Escondido) is Sublime, which does not brew there own, but has an incredibly selection of local craft brews, good grub too.

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Tons of great brew-pubs too. If you're in north county check out churchills. Or Slater 5050 is good too.

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Breakwater wouldn't be my first choice. IMO- Alesmith is making the best beer in the country right now, and Green Flash shouldn't be ignored. People really love Societe as well. Alpine's a bit of drive from here, but also has some interesting stuff. Ballast Point has some awesome specialty offerings and one of the biggest beer boards of all the tasting rooms.
I don't know man, I absolutely love Breakwater. I'll have to go by Alesmith next time I'm back home though, haven't been through that one yet, or Ballast Point. Not a fan of Societe personally. Where is Ballast Point?
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Stone is a must go, amazing place. Only 30 minutes (Cali speeds) from San diego. Also in San Marcos (just west of Escondido) is Sublime, which does not brew there own, but has an incredibly selection of local craft brews, good grub too.
I always forget to tell people about Sublime Ale House. If you only have time to hit up one place then that actually would be a good way to go as they carry brews from a several different local brewers which would give you a way to try several without being locked into just one.....IF you're short on time of course.
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