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All San Diego County Breweries

I love drinking fresh craft beer where it is brewed, which is why I search out and visit independent breweries and brewpubs. According to West Coaster, as of May 1, 2017, there were 142 operational breweries and brewpubs in San Diego County.

I have been to all of them! So far.

With additional breweries coming online every month, it is tough to keep up with my quest to visit each one. I know, I know, somebody’s got to do it. So, if they’re out there, I will go.

To help me with my quest I use the mobile map on PubQuest or the printable map at San Diego Brewers Guild to help me find brewery/brewpub locations. San Diego Brewers Guild also provides a free visitor’s guide with links to public and private transportation that will help your travel plan if you don’t have a car.

Photo of mural on the wall outside Pariah Brewing Company that says: in craft we trust

For craft beer travelers, “beercationers” and “beer-curious” visitors to San Diego, these maps and guides will help you get around the city and county to any of the breweries you may want to visit. You can also contact me directly with questions you may have about visiting particular breweries/brewpubs. My advice is always free of charge.

Here’s a list of the San Diego County breweries and brewpubs I have officially visited so far on my continuous journey to visit them all:

Abnormal Beer Company, San Diego (Rancho Bernardo)

Acoustic Ales, San Diego (Middletown District)

Photo of a flight of four beers on the bar at Karl Strauss brewery, San Diego.

AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego (Miramar District)

AleSmith Observation Room, San Diego (Miramar District)



Alpine Brewery, Alpine

Amplified Ale Works, San Diego (Pacific Beach)

ARCANA Brewing, Carlsbad

Automatic Brewing Company, San Diego (Normal Heights)

Aztec Brewing Company, Vista

Backstreet Brewery, Vista

Bagby Beer Company, Oceanside

Photo of Bagby Brewpub

Bagby Brewpub

Ballast Point Brewing, San Diego (Linda Vista District)

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, San Diego (Scripps Ranch)

Ballast Point Brewing, San Diego (Little Italy)

Ballast Point Brewing, San Diego (Miramar)

Barn Brewery, San Diego (North Park)

Barrel Harbor Brewing Company, Vista

Bay Bridge Brewing, Chula Vista

Bay City Brewing, San Diego (Midway District)

Bear Roots Brewing, Vista

Beer Company, San Diego (Downtown)

Belching Beaver Brewery, Vista

Benchmark Brewing Company, San Diego (Grantville)

Bitter Brothers Brewing Company, San Diego (Bay Ho)

BNS Brewing & Distilling Company, Santee

Bolt Brewery, La Mesa

Booze Brothers Brewery, Vista

Border X Brewing, San Diego (Otay Mesa/Barrio Logan)

Breakwater Brewing, Oceanside

Burning Beard Brewing, El Cajon

Butcher’s Brewing, Santee

Callahan’s Pub & Brewery, San Diego (Mira Mesa)

Coronado Brewing Company, Coronado

Photo of bar taps and brewhouse behind the bar at Coronado Brewing Company

Coronado Brewing Tasting Room & Production Facility, San Diego (Bay Park)

Culture Brewing Company, Solana Beach

Culver Beer Company, Carlsbad

Division 23 Brewing Company, San Diego (Miramar)

Dos Desperados Brewery, San Marcos

Duck Foot Brewing Company, San Diego (Mira Mesa)

Eppig Brewing Company, San Diego (North Park)

Fall Brewing Company, San Diego (North Park)

Fallbrook Brewing Company, Fallbrook

Gordon Biersch Brewery, San Diego (Mission Valley)

Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego (Mira Mesa)

Photo of craft beer in a pint glass on the bar at Border X Brewing, Barrio Logan, San Diego

Groundswell Brewing, San Diego (Grantville District)

Guadalupe Brewery, Carlsbad

Half Door Brewing Company, San Diego (Downtown)

Helix Brewing Company, La Mesa

Helm’s Brewing, San Diego (Kearny Mesa District)

Hillcrest Brewing Company, San Diego (Hillcrest)

Home Brewing Company, San Diego (North Park)

Indian Joe Brewing, Vista

Intergalactic Brewing Company, San Diego (Mira Mesa)

Iron Fist Brewing Company, Vista

Jamul Brewing Company, Jamul

Julian Brewing Company, Julian

K’nB, San Diego (Del Cerro)

Photo of Mike Hess Brewing Company's original brewing system

Original Brewing System

Karl Strauss Main Production Brewery, San Diego (Pacific Beach)

Karl Strauss Brewing Company, San Diego (Downtown)

Karl Strauss Brewing Company, San Diego (Sorrento Mesa)

Karl Strauss Brewing Company, San Diego (4S Ranch)

Karl Strauss Brewing Company, La Jolla

Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Carlsbad

Kilowatt Brewing, San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

Knotty Brewing, San Diego (downtown)

La Jolla Brewing Company, La Jolla

Latitude 33 Brewing Company, Vista

Legacy Brewing Company, Oceanside

Lightning Brewery, Poway

Longship Brewery, San Diego (Mira Mesa)

Magnetic Brewing, San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

Mason Ale Works, Oceanside

Midnight Jack Brewing Company, Oceanside

Mike Hess Brewing Company, San Diego (North Park)

Mike Hess Brewing, San Diego (Miramar District)

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego (Miramar)

Mission Brewery, San Diego (Middletown District)

Modern Times Brewery, San Diego (Midway District)

Monkey Paw Brewpub, San Diego (East Village)

Mother Earth Brewing, Vista

Photo of pint of beer at Monkey Paw Brewing

Monkey Paw XPA

New English Brewing Company, San Diego (Sorrento Valley)

Nickel Beer Company, Julian

North Park Beer Company, San Diego (North Park)

Novo Brazil, Chula Vista

Oceanside Ale Works, Oceanside

Oceanside Brewing Company, Oceanside

Offbeat Brewing Company, Escondido

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company, San Diego (Carmel Mountain)

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company, San Diego (Mission Valley)

On The Tracks Brewery, Carlsbad

O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company, San Diego (Scripps Ranch)

Pacific Brewing, San Diego (Miramar)

Pacific Beach Ale House, San Diego (Pacific Beach)

Pacific Islander Beer Company, Santee

Pariah Brewing Company, San Diego (North Park)

Pizza Port Brewpub, Solana Beach

Pizza Port Brewpub, Bressi Ranch (east Carlsbad)

Pizza Port Brewpub, Carlsbad

Pizza Port Brewpub, San Diego (Ocean Beach)

Plan 9 Alehouse, Escondido

Poor House Brewing Company, San Diego (North Park/Normal Heights)

Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey, San Marcos

Prodigy Brewing Company, San Diego (Grantville)

Prohibition Brewing Company, Vista

Photo of kegs at Pure Project Brewery

Pure Project Brewing Company, San Diego (Miramar)

Quantum Brewing Company, San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

Reckless Brewing Company, San Diego (Miramar)

Resident Brewing Company, San Diego (downtown)

Rip Current Brewing Company, San Marcos

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, La Jolla

Rough Draft Brewing Company, San Diego (Mira Mesa)

Rouleur Brewing Company, Carlsbad

Saint Archer Brewing Company, San Diego (Miramar)

San Diego Brewing Company, San Diego (Grantville District)

San Diego Brewing Company, San Diego (North Park)

San Marcos Brewery & Grill, San Marcos

Second Chance Beer Company, San Diego (Carmel Mountain Ranch)

Societe Brewing, San Diego (Kearny Mesa)

SpecHops Brewing Company, Vista

Stone Brewing Company, Escondido

Photo of huge granite boulder inside the entrance to Stone Brewing Escondido

Stone Escondido

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, San Diego (Liberty Station)

South Park Brewing Company, San Diego (South Park)

Stumblefoot Brewing Company, San Marcos

32 North Brewing Company, San Diego (Miramar)

Thorn St. Brewery, San Diego (North Park)

Thr3PunkAles Brewing Company (Santee)

Thunderhawk Alements, San Diego (Miramar)

Toolbox Brewing Company, Vista

Twisted Manzanita, Santee

2kids Brewing Company, San Diego (Mira Mesa)

URBN St. Brewing Company, El Cajon

IPA at two kids brewing

Hulk Smash IPA

Valley Center Brewery, Valley Center

Wavelength Brewing Company, Vista

White Labs Brewery Tasting Room, San Diego (Miramar)

Wiseguy Brewing Company, Carlsbad

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