breweries to check out in San Diego? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > breweries to check out in San Diego?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2013, 12:58 AM   #11
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,617
Liked 357 Times on 311 Posts


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
__________________
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 01:00 AM   #12
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,617
Liked 357 Times on 311 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by vhanley View Post
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.
__________________
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 01:41 AM   #13
kaz4121
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
USA
Posts: 495
Liked 53 Times on 39 Posts


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.
__________________
THIRD LEAP BREWING & BLENDING
A New England farmhouse homebrewery founded with foraged yeast
thirdleapbrew.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 02:00 AM   #14
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,617
Liked 357 Times on 311 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by kaz4121 View Post
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.
__________________
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #15
GriFF3n
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Belcamp, Maryland
Posts: 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaz4121 View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 03:16 AM   #16
HellBound
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
West Hills, CA
Posts: 334
Liked 99 Times on 67 Posts


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.
__________________
PRIMARY NightHawk IIPA
SECONDARY Shut Your Face IPA
BOTTLED Unlucky 13 Irish Red

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 03:24 AM   #17
coosabrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
escondido, california
Posts: 54


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 03:25 AM   #18
HellBound
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
West Hills, CA
Posts: 334
Liked 99 Times on 67 Posts


Tons of great brew-pubs too. If you're in north county check out churchills. Or Slater 5050 is good too.
__________________
PRIMARY NightHawk IIPA
SECONDARY Shut Your Face IPA
BOTTLED Unlucky 13 Irish Red

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #19
vhanley
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Woodbridge, Virginia
Posts: 52


Quote:
Originally Posted by daksin View Post
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?
__________________
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #20
vhanley
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Woodbridge, Virginia
Posts: 52


Quote:
Originally Posted by coosabrew View Post
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.
__________________
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LA/San Diego Trip - What Brewpubs & Breweries Do I Have To Hit? CaptYesterday General Beer Discussion 68 01-11-2013 01:26 PM
Any Breweries or Winery in Sand Diego? dmbGator General Beer Discussion 30 12-17-2012 10:46 PM
San Diego Breweries? JSomps6 General Beer Discussion 31 09-09-2010 05:02 PM
San Diego, Coronado Breweries Brewpastor General Beer Discussion 11 05-21-2006 06:32 PM


Forum Jump