32 North Brewing Co. opened its doors in October 2014. With a food service background owner Steve Peterson was planning on opening a restaurant, but opted to join San Diego’s thriving craft beer scene instead.Read more
We are fortunate to live in beautiful San Diego, California, which many consider an emerging contender as craft beer capital of America. No, wait a second — it is the capital, as we like to call it, “America’s Finest Beer City.”
You can find at least
70 80 90 100 115 (if not more) breweries scattered throughout the greater San Diego area, and North Counties. Some of these locations are tap rooms, production facilities, and brew-pub restaurants.
These are short write-ups about local San Diego breweries we have visited since starting this blog, as well as other establishments in Northern California, and across the country.
New English Brewing Company was founded by owner and head brewer, Simon Lacey, in 2007. After moving from England to San Diego in 1995, Simon soon realized there was a lack of “real ale” or cask conditioned beer he used to enjoy back home.Read more
Mission Brewery was originally established way back in 1913, but closed several years later due to Prohibition. In 2007, Dan Selis revived the brand, and begun brewing beer under the Mission Brewery name once again.Read more
Founded in 1995 by Sam Walker, Mammoth Brewing Company is the highest elevation production brewery on the West Coast. Their beer is brewed with the freshest Alpine water at over 8,000 feet above sea level.Read more
Garage Brewing Co opened its doors for business in the fall of 2013, after a former auto repair garage was converted into a brewery and pizzeria. Their name choice may seem obvious, but also serves as a clever double meaning.Read more
Pizza Port was founded in 1987, when Gina Marsaglia and her brother Vince purchased a scuffling pizza business in Solana Beach, CA. It was a pizza-only establishment until 1992, when Vince’s home brews were put on tap.Read more
Located on the acclaimed San Diego boulevard of beers, 30th Street, South Park Brewing Company was established in 2014, and opened its doors for business in the spring of 2015.Read more
Intergalactic Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by Alex Van Horne and Anthony Fusco. They opened their doors for business at their Miramar facility in spring of 2013.Read more
Looking to expand production, the co-owners of Pizza Port, Vince and Gina Marsaglia, founded Port Brewing Company, LLC in 2006. Their third partner in this new venture was world renowned brewmaster Tomme Arthur, also the former head brewer at Pizza Port.Read more
Modern Times Beer was founded by Jacob McKean, a home brewer, and former employee of Stone Brewing. Almost every one of their beers are “named after real utopian experiments and mythological utopias.”Read more
Societe Brewing Company was founded in 2011 by Travis Smith and Douglas Constantiner. The brewery opened its doors in the summer of 2012.Read more
You would assume “NOLA” stood for New Orleans Louisiana, but the official name of the brewery is actually New Orleans Lagers and Ales.Read more