Beer Week! Beer Week! Beer Week!

(Best. Week. Ever.) Check out some of our favorite breweries.

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It's Beer Week. Let's get you in the mood! Here is a look at some of San Diego's best breweries.
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San Diego is apparently the beer capital of the U.S.
"Men's Journal" magazine recently listed San Diego as the No. 1 beer town. The magazine praised the sheer number of local breweries, as well as the interesting variety of beers.
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"Stone (maker of our No. 1 ale) exemplifies the local approach, with aggressively hopped but completely drinkable brews," the magazine states. "The variety of beers across the city is the most eclectic in the country."
Stone Brewing Co. recently won the Golden Local Best Brewery debate with 57 percent of the vote.
Known to produce edgy stout that pushes the envelope of flavor, SBC welcomes visitors for tours and tastings.
Thirtieth Street in North Park and South Park is easily the best beer boulevard in the country, according to "Men's Journal."
Karl Strauss Brewing Company: In 1986, world-renowned brewer Karl Strauss was approached by his cousin Chris in San Diego to start a local microbrewery.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company: Karl Strauss appears to be here for the long haul.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company: The craft-beer specialist recently completed a brewery expansion and is now capable of producing 60,000 barrels annually.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company: At last count, there were six Karl Strauss restaurants, including four in San Diego (La Jolla, downtown, Sorrento Mesa and Carlsbad).
Karl Strauss Brewing Company: The Karl Strauss Brewery is a San Diego legend and a great place to meet after work for a few beers
Coronado Brewing Company: Coronado Brewing Company provides handcrafted beers in a family-friendly environment.
Coronado Brewing Company: Their dining area can accommodate luncheon parties of up to 30 people, and offers a large menu, including a kid's menu.
Pizza Port Brewing Company: Pizza Port started brewing beer as a hobby, and as their production started “overflowing,” the company expanded into three other locations: Port Carlsbad, which offers the Carlsbad Cream Ale, Port Solana Beach offers California Honey Ale, and Port San Clemente offers Pier Rat Porter.
Alesmith Brewing Company: A local microbrewery that is gaining national and international acclaim, Alesmith Brewing Company specializes in all-natural, unpasteurized handcrafted ales with no artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Ballast Point Brewing Company: One of San Diego's premiere breweries, Ballast Point Brewing Company distributes five of their signature beers throughout San Diego: Yellowtail Pale Ale, Calico Amber Ale, Big Eye I.P.A., Black Marlin Porter and Wahoo Wheat Beer.
San Marcos Brewery and Grill: San Marcos Brewery produces handcrafted ales from their on-premise microbrewery & serves each glass fresh from the tap.
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