Top 3 Breweries To Visit In San Diego

August 16, 2016
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San Diego has an up and coming microbrewery scene that has been slowly garnering attention since the mid 1980s. Today, San Diego is a haven for those who love craft beers and are always looking to try something new. If you love beer, here is a list of the top breweries in San Diego.

The Karl Strauss Brewing Company is perhaps the company responsible for bringing craft beer back to San Diego. In fact, prior to the company’s start in 1989, San Diego hadn’t seen a thriving beer scene since before the prohibition. Today, the Karl Strauss Brewing Company still stands as a beacon in the San Diego beer community. Wednesdays – Saturdays stop by the Tasting Room & Beer Garden from 2pm-8pm and enjoy! For more information visit

Stone Brewing Company has made a name for itself across the country. In fact, if you enjoy IPA’s, you have probably seen Stone IPA on a menu at your local bar. The company got its start in 1996 as a small microbrewery and is now one of the largest craft breweries in the entire country. Stop by the Escondido location for a meal and try out one of over 30 craft beers on tap. Visit for more information.

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits is known for their search for flavors. From their Mango IPA to their Double IPA with Watermelon, Ballast Point is known for pushing the boundaries on flavor. Other beers that they offer year round include their Pineapple IPA, Grapefruit IPA, American Stout, Porter, Scottish Ale, and the Red Ale to name a few. If you are really feeling adventurous, spice things up with their IPA that has been brewed with Habanero peppers. At their Miramar location, you can get a tour of their brewery. Tours are given daily at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Tasting room hours are from Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-12:00am, and Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm. For pricing information visit

Enjoy some delicious craft beer during your stay in San Diego!