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San Marcos Brewery & Grill- San Marcos

Just off Highway 78 (the Hops Highway) on San Marcos Boulevard you’ll find San Marcos Brewery & Grill. Located at the front of Old California Restaurant Row, it’s known locally as a brewpub with good food and good beer. Actually, in my opinion, San Marcos Brewery & Grill is more of aRead More …


Rip Current Brewing- San Marcos

In craft beer-rich San Diego County, the Hop Highway has been a magnet for good breweries. One such brewery that got attracted three years ago is Rip Current Brewing. Although they are 20 miles from the surf, since opening they have brewed good beer for fun, laid back, beach loving craft beer enthusiasts.Read More …


Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey- San Marcos

It was my first taste of fresh craft beer from the brewery I have revered for years. It came in a pint glass with the familiar logo and name of the brewery arching over it. I was finally in the tasting room of Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey brewery drinking aRead More …


Toolbox Brewing Company- Vista

One of the first things you notice when you walk into Toolbox Brewing is the oak barrels. Lots of them. They are stacked horizontally on top of each other on special steel racks that hold them in place. Some of them are slowly seeping aging beer through the wood staves and onto the floor. Their aromaRead More …


Novo Brazil Brewing Company- Chula Vista

And Then There Were Two For whatever reason, the southern section of San Diego County has only two operating craft breweries at this time. Newcomer to the area, Novo Brazil, opened in April, joining Border X. Although a third brewery is due to open soon, bustling South Bay communities areRead More …


Wine And Spirit Barrels Are Invading San Diego Breweries

Photo of the barrel aging room at Burning Beard Brewing, showing the wood barrels and foeders for aging wild beers.

The Barrels Are Coming! Why are we seeing the proliferation of wine and spirit barrels at our favorite breweries? And why is beer being stored in those barrels in the first place?   Barrel-aging beer is nothing new. Barrel-aged beers have always been a part of San Diego County’s craft beer culture, but over the pastRead More …


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