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.
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"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."
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Stone Brewing Co. recently won the NBCSanDiego.com Golden Local Best Brewery debate with 57 percent of the vote.
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Known to produce edgy stout that pushes the envelope of flavor, SBC welcomes visitors for tours and tastings.
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Thirtieth Street in North Park and South Park is easily the best beer boulevard in the country, according to "Men's Journal."
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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.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company: Karl Strauss appears to be here for the long haul.
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company: The craft-beer specialist recently completed a brewery expansion and is now capable of producing 60,000 barrels annually.
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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).
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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
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Coronado Brewing Company: Coronado Brewing Company provides handcrafted beers in a family-friendly environment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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