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Discover San Diego's Craft Beer Scene

San Diego's meteoric rise as a craft beer capital has added an exciting element to the community, with more than 150 breweries, plus brew pubs and tasting rooms scattered across the county. Local pioneers like Karl Strauss Brewing, Stone Brewing Co.Ballast PointCoronado Brewing, AleSmith and Pizza Port lead the charge, anchoring a beer scene with everything from backyard and nano-breweries to world-renowned mega craft brewing companies regularly serving up gold medal brews. Navigating San Diego's dynamic craft beer breweries and tasting haunts is an ideal way to explore the city's diverse neighborhoods and get a taste of local craft beer culture.

The Nation's No. 1 Craft Beer Destination

San Diegan's take beer seriously (in a laid-back sort of way). In fact, San Diego was named the "Top Beer Town" in America by Men's Journal and cited as a "sunny heaven for suds lovers" by the New York Times. San Diego brews have also gained national and international recognition, consistently earning medals at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and other competitions.

Tasting Opportunities Abound

Sampling these award-winning brews is best experienced at the source—nothing tastes better than a beer poured fresh from a tap that's only feet away from the tank in which it was made. And for the real craft brew enthusiasts who want to pull back the curtain and see where the magic happens, a brewery tour is a must. Many of the local breweries offer behind-the-scenes tours, where you have a chance to meet the brewers and learn about the process of making great beer, San Diego style. Guided tours, which leave the driving to someone else, are also a great way to experience San Diego's craft beer scene.

Brewpubs throughout the county create a winning combination of brewery and restaurant with top-tier chefs pairing beers with delicious plates, hand crafted to perfectly complement a pint of San Diego's finest. Smaller brewers often partner with a rotating contingent of food trucks that cook-up creative fare that rivals any kitchen without wheels.

So whether you are looking to just grab a pint or to pair one with locally sourced dishes, San Diego's craft breweries and brewpubs have you covered, making San Diego the perfect place for a libation vacation.

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Beer Events

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2019 San Diego Beer Week

San Diego Brewers Guild
Nov 1 - Nov 10, 2019

A 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County. This year's San Diego Beer Week is brought to you by the San Diego Brewers Guild, with participation from...

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La Mesa Oktoberfest

Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019

Since 1973, La Mesa Oktoberfest has been attracting over 100,000 people from across San Diego and Southern California for three FREE days of elevated family-friendly entertainment, tons of top-notch...

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Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2019

San Diego County's most traditional Oktoberfest - fun for the whole family! Live German Oom-Pah music, awesome German food, German beers on tap, and so much more!

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Fall Festivities Start with The Stone Experience

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station
Valid: Sep 10 - Nov 20, 2019

Our talented chefs and in-house beer experts have forged a reputation for excellence with the ever-popular beer pairing series at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Book your next...

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$20 off 4 tix on the Famous Wine & Beer Train Tour

San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours
Valid: Aug 14 - Sep 30, 2019

BOOK YOUR WINE (& BEER) TRAIN TOUR by Sept. 30th and get $20 off 4 tickets when you enter "FH8DRBAU" at checkout.  Singles and couples: enjoy $5 off each ticket! ...

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Taco Tuesday @ CAVU!

CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
Valid: May 31, 2019 - ongoing

Taco Tuesday! $1 Street Tacos and $2 Lagers all day Tuesday, every Tuesday! 

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