Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or just a curious individual, a beer tour can definitely be a fun and exciting experience for everyone involved. History has taught us that people always knew how to appreciate a good beer and along with us, beer has been evolving too. Our expectations have grown and beer had to keep up with our sophisticated and diversified taste. We’re looking for quality beer, that suits our taste, and we want the experience to be memorable.
San Diego has a long history in the craft brewing world. With over 150 licensed craft breweries, I think it’s safe to say that, we, locals, love our beer. We especially take pride in our unique IPA (India Pale Ale), a strongly-hopped, generally high alcohol beer. It’s doubtful that you’ll find a brewery in San Diego that does not produce this type of beer. In order to fully enjoy the craft beer scene in San Diego, it is recommended to book a limo or a party bus that can roam you and your friends around, eliminating the need to have a designated driver that cannot join the fun, and also, you can get specific recommendations based on your taste.
Here are top 10 San Diego breweries that can help you and your friends plan your tour:
Stone Brewing. If you’re at least a casual craft beer drinker, you’ve definitely heard of this one. It’s one of the oldest breweries in San Diego and they had a lot of time to perfect their product. Strongly flavored beer along with a high hops content makes it a unique experience so definitely check it out.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Another of San Diego’s originals, this one will definitely have something for everyone’s taste. Make sure to check out their Red Trolley Amber or Hoppyalis if you enjoy a stronger, hoppier taste.
Ballast Point Brewing Company. Just like Stone and Karl Strauss, Ballast Point also helped define San Diego’s beer signature. They also have very good looking, sophisticated facilities and comfortable tasting rooms that can definitely make a huge difference for your experience.
Alesmith Brewing Company. Being voted as the best brewery in the world at some point is definitely a good way to get people’s attention. The Alesmith IPA is one of those things that everyone should try at least once in their life.
Benchmark Brewing Company. Excellent beer overall, beautiful décor and a calm, relaxing atmosphere makes it a great addition to your beer tour itinerary. Things to try: Oatmeal Stout and the Belgian-style table beer.
Green Flash Brewing Company. Their West Coast IPA is highly appreciated but they have a wide selection of excellent beer so everyone will find something for their taste.
Mother Earth. They specialize in old-school, classic styles. The atmosphere is very modern, industrial-themed and at the same time, friendly and welcoming. Their Sin Tax Imperial Stout and Wheat IPA are a must-try.
Modern Times. This brewery stands out from the others through style, décor, and the fact that they also brew their own coffee. Recommended choices include Fortunate Islands Pale Ale and Fruitlands Gose.
Societe Brewing Company. Another top choice brewery appreciated both by locals and tourists, they produce the Pupil IPA, which is what made them successful and still remains one of the most sought-after beers in town. Another great choice is The Butcher.
North Park Beer Co. Relatively new on the market this brewery managed to stand out through their Hop FU! IPA, Covington Cream Ale and, spacious, beautifully decorated tasting rooms.
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