Breweries in San Diego County

Place Neighborhood
2Kids Brewing Company

2Kids Brewing Company

8680 Miralani Drive #123, San Diego

A young husband-and-wife duo recently constructed a nanobrewery in a business suite near their Mira ...

Mira Mesa
32 North Brewing Company

32 North Brewing Company

8655 Production Avenue, Suite A, San Diego

Offering traditional beers such as a pale ale, IPA, and milk stout in tandem with ...

Miramar
Acoustic Ales

Acoustic Ales

1795 Hancock Street (Mission Brewery Plaza), San Diego

Located in the historic Mission Brewery Plaza, this interest (owned by the folks behind Encinitas ...

Mission Hills
AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Brewing Company

9368 Cabot Drive, San Diego

When Master Beer Judge and homebrewer extraordinaire Peter Zien took over this, one of San ...

Miramar
Alpine Beer Company

Alpine Beer Company

2351 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine

Many in and outside of San Diego consider this small, far-flung brewery to be the ...

Alpine
Amplified Aleworks (at California Kebab and Beer Garden)

Amplified Aleworks (at California Kebab and Beer Garden)

4150 Mission Boulevard #208, San Diego

This tiny brewhouse sequestered in the back room of a beach-adjacent kebabery was installed by ...

Pacific Beach
Arcana Brewing

Arcana Brewing

5621 Palmer Way, Suite C, Carlsbad

Originally opened as Fezziwig’s Brewing Company, this steam punk-themed brewery sports a tasting room rich ...

Carlsbad
Aztec Brewing Company

Aztec Brewing Company

2330 La Mirada Drive #300, Vista

Two years ago, San Diego State University grads resurrected a prominent pre-Prohibition brand, reintroducing the ...

Vista
Back Street Brewing

Back Street Brewing

15 Main Street, #100, Vista

The San Diego County outpost of Lamp Post Pizza, a Southern California chain of brewhouse-equipped ...

Vista
Bagby Beer Co.

Bagby Beer Co.

601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside

Excellent beer is enough to get folks in the door, but this huge, two-story brewpub ...

Oceanside
Ballast Point Brewing Company Home Brew Mart

Ballast Point Brewing Company Home Brew Mart

5401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego

The tasting bar at Ballast Point’s original Home Brew Mart location is different from most ...

Linda Vista
Ballast Point Miramar

Ballast Point Miramar

9045 Carroll Way, San Diego

The largest of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits' four San Diego brewing facilities features a ...

Miramar
Ballast Point Old Grove Brewery

Ballast Point Old Grove Brewery

10051 Old Grove Road, Suite B, San Diego

From a smallish brewhouse in the back of a homebrewing supply store sprung what would ...

Scripps Ranch
Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen

Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen

2215 India Street, San Diego

Massive tasting room and restaurant features 50 taps, a walk-up restaurant serving beer- and spirit-infused ...

Little Italy
Barrel Harbor Brewing Company

Barrel Harbor Brewing Company

2575 Pioneer Avenue #104, Vista

The newest entry into brewery-dense Vista finds former El Cajon Brewing Company brewmaster and Premier ...

Vista
Beer Brewing Company

Beer Brewing Company

1813½ South Coast Highway, Oceanside
Oceanside
Belching Beaver Brewery

Belching Beaver Brewery

980 Park Center Drive, Suite A, Vista

In less than a year, this operation made a great deal of headway behind head ...

Vista
Belching Beaver North Park

Belching Beaver North Park

4223 30th Street, San Diego
North Park
Benchmark Brewing Co.

Benchmark Brewing Co.

6190 Fairmount Avenue, Suite G, San Diego

Rather than push the envelope of all that beer can be, AleSmith expat Matt Akin ...

Grantville
Black Market Brewing Company

Black Market Brewing Company

41470 Enterprise Circle, Suite 109, Temecula, CA
Temecula
Blind Lady Ale House

Blind Lady Ale House

3416 Adams Avenue, San Diego

Former Stone Brewing Co. brewmaster Lee Chase opened this vegan-friendly beer and pizza restaurant in ...

Normal Heights
BNS Brewing & Distilling

BNS Brewing & Distilling

10960 Wheatlands Avenue #101, Santee

BNS’s core group of beers is comprised of four ales: Gunfighter Golden Ale, Saloon Girl ...

Santee
Bolt Brewing

Bolt Brewing

8179 Center Street, La Mesa
La Mesa
Booze Brothers Brewing Company

Booze Brothers Brewing Company

2545 Progress Street, Suite D, Vista

A big, outdoor sampling space combines with seemingly disparate interior elements — animal horns, flora, ...

Vista
Border X

Border X

8684 Avenida De La Fuente, Suite 8, San Diego
Otay Mesa
Breakwater Brewing Company

Breakwater Brewing Company

101 North Coast Highway, Oceanside

Despite being on Oceanside’s main drag and a short distance from the beach, this pizza-and-sandwich ...

Oceanside
Butcher’s Brewery

Butcher’s Brewery

9962 Prospect Avenue, Suite E, Santee

Former charcuterie artisan Rey Knight spent two years contract brewing in Irvine before purchasing Manzanita ...

Santee
Callahan's Pub & Brewery

Callahan's Pub & Brewery

8111 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego
Mira Mesa
ChuckAlek Independent Brewers

ChuckAlek Independent Brewers

2330 Main Street, Suite C, Ramona

A husband-and-wife banded together to open Ramona’s first brewery in early 2013. In doing so, ...

Ramona
Cold Bore Brewing Co.

Cold Bore Brewing Co.

13881 Campo Road, Jamul, CA

Easily the most under-the-radar of all of the county’s brewing companies, this operation is run ...

Jamul
Coronado Brewing Company

Coronado Brewing Company

170 Orange Avenue, Coronado

In operation for 17 years, this brewpub remains the island community of Coronado’s only local ...

Coronado
Coronado Brewing — Tecolote Canyon

Coronado Brewing — Tecolote Canyon

1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego

In early 2013, Coronado Brewing Company opened a facility on the mainland in the Tecolote ...

Bay Park
Council Brewing Company

Council Brewing Company

7705 Convoy Court, San Diego

It takes a lot to compete in the brewing game when you’re located smack dab ...

Kearny Mesa
Culture Brewing Co.

Culture Brewing Co.

111 S. Cedros Avenue #200, Solana Beach

If you’re in the mood for dark beer styles, you’re bound to find the ale ...

Solana Beach
Culture Brewing Company Ocean Beach

Culture Brewing Company Ocean Beach

4845 Newport Avenue, San Diego

Solana Beach-based Culture Brewing Company is opening this satellite, tasting room-only venue during San Diego ...

Ocean Beach
Dos Desperados Brewery

Dos Desperados Brewery

1241 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
San Marcos
Fall Brewing Company

Fall Brewing Company

4542 30th Street, San Diego

Veteran brewer Ray Astamendi (Mission Brewery, Left Coast Brewery, Saint Archer Brewery) is calling all ...

North Park
Fallbrook Brewing Company

Fallbrook Brewing Company

136 N. Main Avenue, Fallbrook

It’s apt that this small, tight-knit town’s first brewery be a quaint little operation built ...

Fallbrook
Gordon Biersch Brewery

Gordon Biersch Brewery

5010 Mission Center Road, San Diego

San Diego is unquestionably an ale town. Whenever its brewers go outside the top-fermenting box ...

Mission Valley
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Brewing Co.

6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego

The hop-forward beers of brewmaster Chuck Silva have fueled rapid expansion for this company, which ...

Mira Mesa
Groundswell Brewing Co.

Groundswell Brewing Co.

6304 Riverdale Street, San Diego

The second entry into the small, centrally-located Grantville neighborhood in the past six months (following ...

Grantville
Helm’s Brewing Company

Helm’s Brewing Company

5640 Kearny Mesa Road, Suite C/N , San Diego

The nautically themed manifestation of a homebrewer’s dream utilizes his homespun recipes, executed by a ...

Kearny Mesa
Hess Brewing Co.

Hess Brewing Co.

7955 Silverton Avenue #1201, San Diego

Though Hess has taken over the suite next door, taking down the wall and increasing ...

Miramar
Hillcrest Brewing Co.

Hillcrest Brewing Co.

1458 University Avenue, San Diego

The owners of several of Hillcrest’s most popular restaurants threw their hats into the brewing ...

Hillcrest
Indian Joe Brewing

Indian Joe Brewing

2379 La Mirada Drive, Vista

A tiny operation with a lot of gumption best describes this nearly young business where ...

Vista
Intergalactic Brewing Company

Intergalactic Brewing Company

9835 Carroll Centre Road #108, San Diego

A broad range of beers, including one of the finest Scottish ales in San Diego ...

Miramar
Ironfire Brewing Company

Ironfire Brewing Company

42095 Zevo Drive #1, Temecula, CA

Ales for outlaws.

Temecula
Iron Fist Brewing

Iron Fist Brewing

1305 Hot Spring Way #101, Vista

This family-run operation burst on the scene several years back behind, then 21-years-young brewmaster Brandon ...

Vista
Julian Brewing Company

Julian Brewing Company

2307 Main Street, Julian, CA

Pizza Port owns and operates a large barbecue restaurant that includes a brewhouse installed in ...

Julian
Karl Strauss Brewery 4s Ranch

Karl Strauss Brewery 4s Ranch

10448 Reserve Drive, San Diego

Additional locations in La Jolla, Sorrento Valley, Carlsbad and Downtown.

Scripps Ranch
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

1157 Columbia Street, San Diego

Before it commercially packaged its beer, Karl Strauss ran as a brewpub, beginning with this ...

Downtown San Diego
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego

San Diego’s longest running brewing company post-Prohibition has redesigned its Pacific Beach production brewery to ...

Pacific Beach
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

5801 Armada Drive, Carlsbad

Additional locations in La Jolla, Sorrento Valley, 4S Ranch, and Downtown.

Carlsbad
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

1044 Wall Street, San Diego

Additional locations in Sorrento Valley, 4S Ranch, Carlsbad and Downtown.

La Jolla
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

9675 Scranton Road, San Diego

Karl Strauss's Sorrento Mesa location features a Japanese garden complete with waterfalls and a large ...

Sorrento Valley
Kuracali

Kuracali

175 Bosstick Boulevard, San Marcos
San Marcos
La Jolla Brewing Company

La Jolla Brewing Company

7536 Fay Avenue, San Diego
La Jolla
Latitude 33 Brewing Company

Latitude 33 Brewing Company

1430 Vantage Court #104, Vista

After taking over the original home of Green Flash Brewing Company, brewmaster Kevin Buckley (formerly ...

Vista
Legacy Brewing Co.

Legacy Brewing Co.

363 Airport Road, Oceanside

Not a lot of fanfare surrounded this new addition to Oceanside, a municipality that figures ...

Oceanside
Lightning Brewery

Lightning Brewery

13200 Kirkham Way, Poway

Former biochemist Jim Crute opened Poway’s first brewery in order to bring beers he had ...

Poway
Lost Abbey

The Lost Abbey

155 Mata Way #104, San Marcos

Named the Best Small Brewing Company in the world at the World Beer Cup when ...

San Marcos
Mike Hess Brewing North Park

Mike Hess Brewing North Park

3812 Grim Avenue, San Diego

From a meager business suite tucked away in an industrial park labyrinth emerged this once ...

North Park
Mission Brewery

Mission Brewery

1441 L Street, San Diego

Before settling in an old Wonder Bread building near Petco Park, this revival of a ...

East Village
Modern Times Brewery

Modern Times Brewery

3725 Greenwood Street, San Diego

A former social media coordinator for Stone Brewing Co. leveraged Kickstarter funding to hire brewers ...

Midway District
Modern Times Flavordome

Modern Times Flavordome

3000 Upas Street #102, San Diego
North Park
Mother Earth Brewing

Mother Earth Brewing

2055 Thibodo Road, Suite H, Vista

An example of smart growth, what was once one of the county’s smallest nanos has ...

Vista
Mother Earth Tap House

Mother Earth Tap House

206 Main Street, Vista

Opened in 2012, Mother Earth’s combination tasting bar and homebrewing supply store is one of ...

Vista
New English Brewing Co.

New English Brewing Co.

11545 Sorrento Valley Road #305, San Diego

Englishman-turned-Californian Simon Lacey has made it a mission to bring beers indicative of his UK ...

Sorrento Valley
Nickel Beer Co.

Nickel Beer Co.

1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, CA

Tom Nickel, the former World Beer Cup-winning brewmaster for Oggi’s, Pizza Port, and Julian Brewing ...

Julian
Oceanside Ale Works

Oceanside Ale Works

1800 Ord Way, Oceanside

Despite beer that has been inconsistent veering toward significantly flawed, this brewery’s fan base, made ...

Oceanside
Offbeat Brewing Company

Offbeat Brewing Company

1223 Pacific Oaks Place #101, Escondido

Former Stone Brewing Co. cellar guy Tom Garcia didn’t venture far from his previous post ...

Escondido
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

2130 Birch Road #104, Chula Vista

Several San Diego locations. House-made brewskis and American-style pizzas, with thick, slightly sweet crusts, many ...

Eastlake
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

10155 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego

Several San Diego locations. House-made brewskis and American-style pizzas, with thick, slightly sweet crusts, many ...

Carmel Mountain
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

305 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas

Several San Diego locations. House-made brewskis and American-style pizzas, with thick, slightly sweet crusts, many ...

Encinitas
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

2562 Laning Road, San Diego

Several San Diego locations. House-made brewskis and American-style pizzas, with thick, slightly sweet crusts, many ...

Point Loma
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

12840 Carmel Country Road, Del Mar

Several San Diego locations. House-made brewskis and American-style pizzas, with thick, slightly sweet crusts, many ...

Carmel Valley
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

9828 Mission Gorge Road, Suite A, Santee

Several San Diego locations. House-made brewskis and American-style pizzas, with thick, slightly sweet crusts, many ...

Santee
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

2245 Fenton Parkway #101, San Diego

Several San Diego locations. House-made brewskis and American-style pizzas, with thick, slightly sweet crusts, many ...

Mission Valley
On the Tracks Brewery and Tasting Room

On the Tracks Brewery and Tasting Room

5674 El Camino Real, Carlsbad

Looked upon by those in the industry as a black eye for the San Diego ...

Carlsbad
O'Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company

O'Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company

9879 Hibert Street, San Diego

"Irish heritage with California creativity" is the motto at this Scripps Ranch brewery and tasting ...

Scripps Ranch
Pacific Brewing Company

Pacific Brewing Company

8680 Miralani Drive, San Diego
Mira Mesa
Pizza Port

Pizza Port

1956 Bacon Street, San Diego
Ocean Beach
Pizza Port Bressi Ranch

Pizza Port Bressi Ranch

2730 Gateway Road, Carlsbad

The newest and largest of Pizza Port’s venues is its new headquarters, which opened in ...

Carlsbad
Plan 9 Alehouse

Plan 9 Alehouse

155 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido

A youthful group of entrepreneurs, including staff from nearby Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens ...

Escondido
Poor House Brewing Co. & Supply

Poor House Brewing Co. & Supply

4494 30th Street, Suite B, San Diego

A former member of the defunct Firehouse Brewing Company quietly opened this new business. Despite ...

North Park
Prohibition Brewing

Prohibition Brewing

2004 East Vista Way, Vista

It would be easy to assume this brewpub’s status as the most far-removed of Vista’s ...

Vista
Quantum Brewing Company

Quantum Brewing Company

5375 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego
Kearny Mesa
Rip Current Brewing

Rip Current Brewing

1325 Grand Avenue #100, San Marcos

This new business is the product of a pair of homebrewers going pro, one of ...

San Marcos
Rock Bottom Brewery, La Jolla

Rock Bottom Brewery, La Jolla

8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego

Overlooked by many as merely another link in Rock Bottom’s national chain of brewpubs, its ...

La Jolla
Rough Draft Brewing Company

Rough Draft Brewing Company

8830 Rehco Road, Suite D, San Diego

Handcrafted wooden tables, couches and a good deal of space make this one of the ...

Miramar
Saint Archer Brewing Co.

Saint Archer Brewing Co.

9550 Distribution Avenue, San Diego

Backed by pro sufers, skaters, and snowboarders, this company is looking to introduce action sports ...

Miramar
San Diego Brewing Company

San Diego Brewing Company

10450 Friars Road, San Diego

A renovation over the summer of 2013 has updated the environs at this 20-year-old brewpub ...

Allied Gardens
San Marcos Brewery & Grill

San Marcos Brewery & Grill

1080 W. San Marcos Boulevard #180, San Marcos

To some extent, this long-tenured member of the San Diego sudscape is the time machine ...

San Marcos
Societe Brewing Company

Societe Brewing Company

8262 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego

A pair of brewers with experience at vaunted operations, Russian River Brewing Company and The ...

Kearny Mesa
Stone Brewing Company Store

The Stone Brewing Company Store

2215 30th Street, San Diego

The largest of San Diego’s craft brewing companies (and tenth largest in the country) brings ...

South Park
Stone Brewing Company Store on Kettner

Stone Brewing Company Store on Kettner

1202 Kettner Boulevard #101, San Diego
Little Italy
Stone Brewing Liberty Station

Stone Brewing Liberty Station

2816 Historic Decatur Road #116, San Diego

The largest of San Diego’s craft brewing companies (and tenth largest in the country) brings ...

Liberty Station
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens

Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens

1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido

This gargantuan production brewery, retail store, and farm-to-table bar and restaurant complete with sprawling landscape ...

Escondido
Stone Farms

Stone Farms

9928 Protea Gardens Road, Escondido

A farm offering outdoor lounging in the fields complete with Stone pints.

Escondido
Stumblefoot Brewing Co.

Stumblefoot Brewing Co.

1784 La Costa Meadows Drive #103, San Marcos

When this small brewery opened in early 2012, it was producing inconsistent beers that missed ...

San Marcos
Tecate Brewery

Tecate Brewery

Dr. Arturo Guerra #70, Tecate, BC

The canned Tecate brew imported into the states is made in Monterrey— with different water ...

Baja
Teorema Cervecería

Teorema Cervecería

Between Calle 6 and 7, Tijuana, Tijuana, BC
Baja
The Homebrewer

The Homebrewer

2911 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
North Park
Thorn Street Brewery

Thorn Street Brewery

3176 Thorn Street, San Diego

Much thought was given to providing an inviting atmosphere when the owner of a homebrew ...

North Park
Toolbox Brewing Company

Toolbox Brewing Company

1495 Poinsettia Avenue #148, Vista
Vista
Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits

Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits

4652 Mission Boulevard, San Diego

In the summer of 2014, Twisted Manzanita Ales branched out from its Santee roots, opening ...

Pacific Beach
Twisted Manzanita Brewing Company

Twisted Manzanita Brewing Company

10151 Prospect Avenue, Santee

Strong support from Santee residents made it possible for the community’s first brewery to move ...

Santee
URBN St. Brewing Co.

URBN St. Brewing Co.

110 N. Magnolia, El Cajon

More Stone faces in new places can be found at El Cajon’s only brewing operation, ...

El Cajon
Wet 'N Reckless

Wet 'N Reckless

10054 Mesa Ridge Court, Suite 132, San Diego

According to its owner, this business is a nod to his “wet and reckless,” style ...

Sorrento Valley
White Labs Tasting Room

White Labs Tasting Room

9495 Candida Street, San Diego

A truly one-of-a-kind experience awaits at this beautiful tasting room in the belly of one ...

Mira Mesa
Wiens Brewing Company

Wiens Brewing Company

27941 Diaz Road, Temecula, CA
Temecula

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