Coronado Brewing Company was founded in 1996, when brothers Rick and Ron Chapman opened their brewpub on Coronado island.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.
Lagunitas Brewing Company was founded by Tony Magee in 1993, from his garage in Lagunitas, CA. As a home brewer, Tony would give extra beer away, until he learned extra inventory could be sold.Read more
Besides opening a location in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport, Stone also debuted their 2nd Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens at Liberty Station. Their new 23,000 square foot facility cost $8,000,000 to build, with capacity for 700 customers.Read more
AleSmith was founded in 1995 by Skip Virgilio and Ted Newcomb. The business was then sold to head brewmaster Peter Zien in 2002. Peter is a Grand Master level 1 beer judge — the only one of his kind in all of San Diego county.Read more
In 2002 Mike and Lisa Hinkley founded Green Flash, and 2 years later Chuck Silva joined the team as head brewmaster. Green Flash is known for their creative takes on heavily hopped Belgian and IPA styles. Their West Coast IPA has not only won awards, but is the namesake for “west coast style” India Pale Ales.Read more