The best breweries in San Diego continue to become better and better; America’s Finest City has over 150 operational breweries, showing their love for delicious craft beer. As the town continues to mature, so have the types of breweries that are popping up around the city.
The new era of San Diego offers some of the most audacious (but delicious) beers in the nation. The traditional stalwarts, double IPAs, Saisons, and oyster stouts are all part of the delicious local beer scene.
Here is a complete guide to the best breweries in San Diego that include longstanding establishments, some hidden gems, and up-and-coming beer aficionados.
Modern Times is among San Diego’s fastest-growing brewers, and it offers fierce independence and a lot of fun. This brewery is well-known on the West Coast, where 16 oz. cans of Orderville, Fruitlands, and MT Pils can be found on shop shelves. It’s difficult to go wrong with any of the offerings, but don’t overlook the java-infused beverages made with the company’s own roasted coffee, like the delicious Black House stout.
You may try them at the brewery’s three elegant outposts, from the main North Park Flavordome to the Lomaland Fermentorium and the Far West Lounge in Encinitas. Become part of their League of Partygoers and Elegant People to get advance tastings, first dibs on limited releases (including barrel-aged beers), and a valuable invitation to a welcoming party.