Top Ten San Diego Breweries

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With over 30 handcraft breweries operating throughout San Diego, it’s safe to say our city's local beer consumption is alive and well. has your top ten breweries in San Diego.

Stone Brewing Co.
Known to produce edgy stout that pushes the envelope of flavor, SBC welcomes visitors for tours and tastings.

San Marcos Brewery and Grill
San Marcos Brewery produces handcrafted ales from their on-premise microbrewery & serves each glass fresh from the tap.

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.

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.

San Diego Brewing Company
The original manufacturing facility known as San Diego Brewing Company opened in 1896. Along with seven signature beers brewed on location, SDBC offers fifty beers on tap every day, and a food menu including House Specials and Sunday Breakfast, where you can order a cold ale to wash down steak and eggs.

Gordon Biersch Brewery
With locations throughout the country, Gordon Biersch Brewery is a top brewery in San Diego, offering freshly-brewed lagers, wood-fired rotisserie, live music, and complimentary valet parking.

Coronado Brewing Company
Coronado Brewing Company provides handcrafted beers in a family-friendly environment. Their dining area can accommodate luncheon parties of up to 30 people, and offers a large menu, including a kid's menu.

La Jolla Brew House
La Jolla Brew House is a casual restaurant/brewery offering a selection of specialty beers and five signature beers on tap, including Zomer Brun (Summer Brown) Ale, Blond, Pale, Red, and Wheat.

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.

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