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Karl Strauss Brewing Company- Downtown San Diego

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In 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing opened their first brewpub in downtown San Diego.  I started going there right after they opened and frequented the location for many years.  Although I have visited their other locations in San Diego County, the downtown brewpub remains my favorite.  I just happened to drive by on the way toRead More …


Intergalactic Brewing Company

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Intergalactic Brewing is a cool craft brewery located in the Miramar light industrial district of San Diego. Their diverse selection of beers have fun,  cosmic names like “Astro Scottish,” “Red Planet Rye,” and “Subspace Session.”  I assembled a flight of five brews to taste:  Wormhole Wit (Belgian Witbier); River Rouge Marzen (German Lager);Read More …


Pizza Port Brewing Company- San Diego (Ocean Beach)

Lately, I’ve been on a sub-quest to taste brews in San Diego County that won medals at this year’s Great American Beer Festival.  Pizza Port Brewing Company’s San Diego brew pub site (Ocean Beach) won a Bronze Medal for their La Flama Dorada, a Belgian Style Tripel, so I set out to taste it.Read More …


White Labs Brewery- San Diego

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I have wanted to visit White Labs since I heard Chris White speak at the National Homebrewers Conference in 2011.  Here is what they say about the tasting room on their website: “The White Labs Tasting Room features beer created on site, showcasing experiments, education and fun with up to 32 beersRead More …


Valley Center Brewery- Valley Center, California

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Valley Center Brewery opened five days ago and I was excited to make the trek to taste their beers. It was a perfect fall day for the drive, especially in my Silver Bullet (it has a sunroof). Fall season in the back country is very pleasant, and visiting the new brewery in Valley CenterRead More …


2kids Brewing Company- San Diego

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2kids Brewing Company recently celebrated their one year anniversary so decided to pay them a visit. Their brewery in Mira Mesa is easy to get to and find. They had a board full of their brews available for tasting, but the Hulk Smash IPA made with Mosaic Hops seemed most interesting. Read More …


San Diego Brewing Company

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San Diego Brewing Company is a brew pub in the Grantville District of San Diego. They are celebrating over 20 years of brewing great beers and serving them with great food. San Diego Brewing offers many brews from other breweries in addition to their own brews. Since it was a hot day IRead More …


Pacific Brewing Company- San Diego

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I heard through the “hopbine” that Pacific Brewing Company was making some good beer, so I “hopped” in the Silver Bullet and paid them a visit. People who told me about Pacific Brewing were correct: their beers are not only good, but great. I tasted a flight of four chosen from the menu board andRead More …


Societe Brewing Company- San Diego

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Societe Brewing Company San Diego The Pupil IPA West Coast style


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