Breweries, Brewpubs and Tasting Rooms in San Diego

Breweries, Brewpubs and Tasting Rooms in San Diego

This is where I keep the up-to-date list of San Diego breweries. This update 2/19/2018.

SD BEER LIST

 

San Diego Craft Brewhouses in Operation

(Asterisk * indicates the 24 non-members of San Diego Brewers Guild, 16.2% of SD craft breweries)

1.              2Kids Brewing Co. (Mira Mesa, 2013)

2.              3 Punk Ales (Chula Vista, 2017)

3.              32 North Brewing Co. (Miramar, 2014)

4.              Abnormal Beer Company (Rancho Bernardo, 2015)

5.              AleSmith Brewing Company (Miramar, 1995; 2015)

6.              Align Brewing Company (Miramar, 2017) *

7.              Alpine Beer Company (Alpine, 2002)

8.              Alta Brewing (Barrio Logan, 2017) *

9.              Amplified Ale Works (Pacific Beach, 2012)

10.           Amplified Ale Works (Miramar, 2016)

11.           Arcana Brewing Co. (Carlsbad, 2012)

12.           Automatic Brewing Company (Normal Heights, 2010)

13.           Aztec Brewing Company (Vista, 2011)

14.           Back Street Brewery (Vista, 2004)

15.           Bagby Beer Company (Oceanside, 2014)

16.           Barn Brewery (North Park, 2016) *

17.           Barrel Harbor (Vista, 2013)

18.           Battlemage Brewing Company (Vista, 2017) *

19.           Bay Bridge Brewing Co. (Chula Vista, 2006) *

20.           Bay City Brewing (Loma Portal, 2015)

21.           Bear Roots Brewing Co. (Vista, 2015)

22.           Belching Beaver Brewing (New HQ – Oceanside, 2016)

23.           Belching Beaver Brewing (Original Location – Vista, 2012)

24.           Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill (Vista, 2016)

25.           The Bell Marker Brewery and Kitchen (Downtown, 2018) *

26.           Benchmark Brewing (Grantville, 2013)

27.           Bitter Brothers Brewing (Bay Ho, 2016)

28.           Black Plague Brewing (Oceanside, June 10, 2017)

29.           BNS Brewing & Distilling (Santee, 2013)

30.           Bolt Brewing Co. (La Mesa, 2014)

31.           Booze Brothers (Vista, 2013)

32.           Border X Brewing (Barrio Logan, 2013) *

33.           Breakwater Brewing Company (Oceanside, 2008)

34.           Burgeon Beer Company (Carlsbad, 2016)

35.           Burning Beard Brewing (El Cajon 2016)

36.           ChuckAlek Independent Brewers (Ramona, 2013)

37.           Chula Vista Brewery (Chula Vista, 2017) *

38.           Circle 9 Brewing (Kearny Mesa, 2017)

39.           Coronado Brewing Company (Coronado, 1996)

40.           Coronado Brewing Company (Bay Park, 2013)

41.           Council Brewing (Kearny Mesa, 2014)

42.           Culture Brewing Co. (Solana Beach, 2013)

43.           Culver Beer Co. (Carlsbad, 2016)

44.           Deft Brewing (Bay Park, 2017)

45.           Division 23 Brewing (Miramar, 2015)

46.           Dos Desperados (San Marcos, 2014)

47.           Duck Foot (Miramar, 2015)

48.           Ebullition Brew Works (Vista, 2017)

49.           Eppig Brewing (North Park, 2016)

50.           Escondido Brewing Co. (Escondido, 2017)

51.           Fall Brewing Co. (North Park, 2014) *

52.           Fallbrook Brewing Company (Fallbrook, 2013) *

53.           Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (Mission Valley, 1998)

54.           Green Flash Brewing Co. (Mira Mesa, 2002)

55.           Groundswell Brewing Co. (Santee, 2017)

56.           Half Door Brewing Co. (Downtown, 2015)

57.           Helix Brewing Co. (La Mesa, 2015)

58.           Helm’s Brewing (Kearny Mesa, 2012)

59.           Hillcrest Brewing Company (Hillcrest, 2012)

60.           Home Brewing Co. (North Park, 2015)

61.           Indian Joe Brewing (Vista, re-opened 2017)

62.           Intergalactic Brewing Co. (Mira Mesa, 2013)

63.           Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, 2010)

64.           Jacked Up Brewing (Escondido, 2017)

65.           Karl Strauss 4S Ranch (4S Ranch, 2012)

66.           Karl Strauss Carlsbad (Carlsbad, 1999)

67.           Karl Strauss Downtown (Downtown, 1989)

68.           Karl Strauss La Jolla (La Jolla, 2004)

69.           Karl Strauss Main Production Brewery (Bay Ho, 1996)

70.           Karl Strauss Sorrento Mesa (Sorrento Mesa, 1994)

71.           Kilowatt Brewing Company (Kearny Mesa, 2015)

72.           Knotty Brewing Co. (Downtown, 2016)

73.           KO Brewery Restaurant & Bar (Downtown, 2018) *

74.           Latitude 33 Brewing Company (Vista, 2012)

75.           Legacy Brewing (Oceanside, 2013)

76.           Lightning Brewery (Poway, 2006) *

77.           Little Miss Brewing (Miramar, 2016)

78.           Longship Brewery (Mira Mesa, 2016)

79.           Mason Ale Works (Oceanside, 2015)

80.           Mason Ale Works (San Marcos, 2017; production brewery; tasting room?)

81.           Midnight Jack Brewing Co. (Oceanside, 2016)

82.           Mike Hess Brewing (North Park, 2013)

83.           Mikkeller Brewing San Diego (Miramar, 2015)

84.           Mission Brewery (Downtown, 2008)

85.           Modern Times (Midway, 2013)

86.           Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery (East Village, 2011; purchased by Coronado Brewing, 2017)

87.           Mother Earth Brew Company (Vista, 2010)

88.           New English Brewing Company (Sorrento Valley, 2008)

89.           Nickel Beer Company (Julian, 2013)

90.           North Park Beer Co. (North Park, 2016)

91.           Northern Pine Brewing (Oceanside, 2017) *

92.           Novo Brazil Brewing Company (Chula Vista, 2015)

93.           OB Brewery (Ocean Beach, 2016)

94.           Oceanside Brewing Company (Oceanside, 2016) *

95.           Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Carmel Mountain)

96.           Pacific Beach Ale House (Pacific Beach, 2007)

97.           Pacific Islander Beer Co. (Santee, 2015)

98.           Pariah Brewing Company (North Park, 2017)

99.           Pizza Port Bressi Ranch (Bressi Ranch, 2014)

100.         Pizza Port Carlsbad (Carlsbad, 1997)

101.         Pizza Port Ocean Beach (Ocean Beach, 2010)

102.         Pizza Port Solana Beach (Solana Beach, 1992)

103.         Poor House Brewing Co (North Park, 2012) *

104.         Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey (San Marcos, 2006)

105.         Prohibition Brewing Company (Vista, 2011)

106.         Protector Brewery (Miramar, soft open June 2017)

107.         Pure Project Brewing (Miramar, 2016)

108.         Quantum Brewing Company (Kearny Mesa, 2014)

109.         Reckless Brewing Co. (Miramar, 2015)

110.         Resident Brewing Co. (Downtown, 2016)

111.         Rip Current Brewing Co. (San Marcos, 2012)

112.         Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant La Jolla (La Jolla, 1998)

113.         Rough Draft Brewing Company (Mira Mesa, 2012)

114.         Rouleur Brewing Company (Carlsbad, 2017)

115.         San Diego Brewing Company (Grantville, 1993)

116.         San Marcos Brewery & Grill (San Marcos, 1991)

117.         Savagewood Brewing (Scripps Ranch, 2017; bought out O’Sullivan Brothers, 2014) *

118.         Second Chance Beer Co. (Carmel Mountain Ranch, 2015)

119.         Smoking Cannon Brewery (Ramona, 2017) *

120.         Societe Brewing Co. (Kearny Mesa, 2012)

121.         South Park Brewing Co. (South Park, 2015)

122.         SR76 Beerworks (Valley Center, 2017)

123.         Stone Brewing Co. / Stone World Bistro and Gardens (Escondido, 1996)

124.         Stone World Bistro and Gardens Liberty Station (Liberty Station, 2013)

125.         Stumblefoot Brewing Company (San Marcos, 2012)

126.         Thorn Brewing Co. (Barrio Logan, 2017)

127.         Thorn St. Brewery (North Park, 2012)

128.         Thunderhawk Alements (Miramar, 2016)

129.         Toolbox Brewing (Vista, 2014)

130.         Viewpoint Brewing (Del Mar, 2017)

131.         Wavelength Brewing Co. (Vista, 2014)

132.         White Labs (Miramar, 2012)

133.         Wild Barrel Brewing Company (San Marcos, 2017)

 

134.         Beach Grease Beer Co. (contract brewed by Mission Brewery as of 11/17; to open own facility in Vista) *

135.         Bluewater Grill (Carlsbad, 2017; High Point brand contract brewed by Mission Brewery) *

136.         Oeuvre Artisan Ales (contract brewing at Intergalactic starting Sep 2017) *

137.         SouthNorte (San Diego, 2017) contract brewed at Coronado Brewing Company

 

138.         KnB Brewery (Del Cerro, 2016; brews inconsistently) *

139.         Plan 9 Ale House (Escondido, 2013; brews inconsistently)

 

140.         Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment (Midtown, 2013) ***tasting room closed during new build

141.         California Wild Ales (Sorrento Valley, 2017; no tasting room) *

142.         Finest Made Ales (Santee, 2016; no tasting room as of 12/2017)

143.         Guadalupe Brewery (Carlsbad, 2015; growler fills only, no tasting room)

144.         Horus Aged Ales (Oceanside, 2017; no tasting room) *

145.         Jamul Brewing Co. (Jamul, 2013; no tasting room)

146.         Kensington Brewing Company (Grantville, 2013; no tasting room but opens for special events) *

147.         Prodigy Brewing Company (San Marcos, 2016; no tasting room)

Satellite Tasting Rooms in Operation

148.         Alpine Beer Co. Pub (Alpine)

149.         At Ease @Barrel Harbor (Miramar)

150.         Belching Beaver Brewery (North Park)

151.         Belching Beaver Brewery (Ocean Beach)

152.         Bolt Brewing (Little Italy)

153.         ChuckAlek Biergarten (North Park)

154.         Coronado Brewing Company (Imperial Beach)

155.         Culture Brewing (Encinitas, 2017)

156.         Culture Brewing (Ocean Beach)

157.         Eppig Brewing  (Point Loma; soft open 2/2018)

158.         Green Flash Cellar 3 (Miramar)

159.         Groundswell Brewing Co. (Grantville, 2013; original brewery, now just a tasting room)

160.         Groundswell Brewing Company (Chula Vista, 2017)

161.         Helm’s Brewing (Ocean Beach)

162.         Iron Fist Brewing (Barrio Logan)

163.         Kensington Brewing Company (Kensington, 2017)

164.         Kilowatt Brewing (Ocean Beach)

165.         Legacy Brewing Tap & Kitchen  (Miramar)

166.         Little Miss Brewing (Normal Heights)

167.         Lost Abbey Confessional (Cardiff)

168.         Mike Hess Brewing (Ocean Beach)

169.         Mike Hess Brewing (Miramar; due to start brewing here again on new equipment in Jan 2018)

170.         Modern Times (North Park)

171.         Mother Earth Brew Co. Tap Room (Vista)

172.         Rip Current Brewing (North Park)

173.         Rough Draft Brewing Company (UCSD Mesa Nueva Graduate Student Housing, 2017)

174.         Second Chance Beer Co. (North Park, 2017)

175.         Stone Company Store Oceanside (Oceanside)

176.         Stone Tap Room (Downtown San Diego)

177.         Stone Company Store on Kettner (Downtown San Diego)

178.         Stone Brewing in Terminal 2, San Diego International Airport

Non-Craft San Diego Brewhouses in Operation

179.                  10 Barrel Brewing (Downtown San Diego, 2017; owned by ABInBev, considered “fake craft” by many; note that about half of the beers they pour are brewed at their San Diego location; the rest are brewed at the HQ in Bend, OR.)

180.                  Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits (Scripps Ranch, 2006; Acquired by Constellation Brands, 2015)

181.                  Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits (Little Italy, 2013; ")

182.                  Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits (Miramar, 2014; ")

183.                  Ballast Point Home Brew Mart (Linda Vista, 1996; ")

184.                  Saint Archer Brewing Company (Miramar, 2013; Acquired by MillerCoors, 2015)

Brewhouses in Planning

185.                  13 Point Brewing Co. (Lemon Grove, 2018)

186.                  Absolution by the Sea (La Jolla; will soon start brewing on this site and then will move categories to SD Craft section)

187.                  Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment (Carlsbad, spring 2018?)

188.                  Attitude Brewing (Barrio Logan, 2018)

189.                  Barrel Rescue Brewing (Kearny Mesa) **brewing but not yet selling to the public

190.                  Beach Grease Beer Co. (Contract brewed by Mission Brewery as of 11/17; to open own facility in Vista)

191.                  Brewers Landing (College Area, 2018?)

192.                  Coronado Brewing Company (Imperial Beach Bikeway Village development, 2018?)

193.                  Creative Creature Brewing (El Cajon, 2017? Originally slated for downtown but location fell through)

194.                  Degenerate Brewing Co. (Encinitas, early 2018 in bars)

195.                  Embarcadero Brewing & Supplies (National City; as of 1/16/18, awaiting a Kickstarter campaign)

196.                  Fourpenny House (La Mesa, 2017)

197.                  Full Body Brewing (Vista)

198.                  Gravity Heights (Sorrento Mesa, fall 2018)

199.                  Irrational Ales (re-incarnation of Oceanside Ale Works; Oceanside, 2018?)

200.                  Julian Brewing Company (Julian, 2012; no tasting room as of 2016; July 2017 Fb post says “currently under renovation”)

201.                  Kairoa Brewing Co. (University Heights, mid-2018)

202.                  Karl Strauss Brewing Company (Santee, 2018?)

203.                  Karl Strauss Brewing Company (San Marcos, 2018?)

204.                  Knø Beverage House (Escondido, February 2018)

205.                  Latchkey Brewing (Little Italy, spring 2018)

206.                  Mike Hess Brewing (Miramar, 2018)

207.                  San Diego Brewing Company (North Park brewery closed Feb 2018, will open new brewpub)

208.                  TapRoom Beer Company (North Park, projected Dec 2017)

209.                  Thieving Magpie Beer Company (Miramar, 2018)

210.                  White Fence Brewing (Encinitas, 2017?)

Satellite Tasting Rooms in Planning

211.                  Modern Times Encinitas (in planning for late 2018)

212.                  California Wild Ales North Park (in planning)

213.                  Bear Roots Brewing Co. (Vista, 2018)

214.                  Benchmark Brewing Bay Park (in planning: iffy as of Dec 17 because of City permits)

215.                  AleSmith Brewing Carlsbad (North 40 project, in planning for 2019)

216.                  Second Chance Beer Company Carlsbad (North 40 project, in planning for 2019)

217.                  Mission Brewery Pacific Beach (in planning)

218.                  Mike Hess Brewing Imperial Beach (in planning, due 2018)

Non-San Diego-Brewed Craft Venues

219.                    Absolution by the Sea (La Jolla; will soon start brewing on this site and then will move categories to SD Craft section)

220.                  Golden State Brewery Tap Room (Ocean Beach; behind Voltaire Beach House, brewed in Santa Clara, CA)

221.                  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (Chula Vista)

222.                  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (La Mesa)

223.                  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (Hazard Center)

224.                  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (La Jolla)

225.                  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (Escondido)

226.                  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (Carlsbad)

Note: BJ’s has six breweries in five states (Brea, Boulder, Chandler, Reno, Temple, West Covina) and has won a variety of awards (including 28 GABF medals since 2000; BJ’s won Large Brewpub of the Year at GABF 2002). BJ’s breweries are members of the Brewer’s Association, which means that BJ’s IS craft beer. That is contrary to what I had thought; certainly, West Coaster and others don’t have them on their lists of craft beer in San Diego.

227.                  Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Liberty Station)

228.                  Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Chula Vista)

229.                  Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Santee)

230.                  Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Del Mar)

231.                  Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Encinitas)

232.                  Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Vista)

233.                  Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company (Mission Valley)

Note: According to what I was personally told by an employee in spring 2017, Oggi’s no longer brews on any of their own premises [July 2017: except at Carmel Mountain Ranch] but instead contracts with Left Coast (San Clemente, CA) to have their recipes made. Oggi’s was one of the original San Diego craft brew pubs and over the years won many awards.

Non-San Diego-Brewed Craft Venues in Planning

234.                   Saint Archer Brewing Company (Leucadia, 2018)

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