San Diego Brewers Guild
AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego’s most award-winning brewery. Inspired by the classic ales of Britain and Belgium, AleSmith is a growing artisan brewery whose exquisite craft brews have gathered more awards than any other brewery in San Diego.
About the Brew master: Peter Zien is an accomplished and highly decorated home brewer, who “always wanted to own a brewery.” Since he began brewing in 1995, his beers have earned over 400 medals and honors. In addition, he is San Diego County’s only BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) “Master” level beer judge, their highest rating.
In 2002 he purchased the brewery from Skip Virgilio, the founder and original brew master, who was the first San Diegan to bring home gold from the prestigious Great American Beer Festival. Given the extremely high level of talent in the brew house (and that definitely includes Tod Fitzsimmons, Head Brewer), it’s little wonder that AleSmith has become renowned for its best-of-class brews in many different and intriguing styles.
If you’ve ever wondered how we brew the beer at AleSmith, then please join us for a tour of the brewery. AleSmith owner and BJCP Grand Master Beer Judge Peter Zien leads a 1 hour tour and tasting session. Tours of the brewery are conducted on the final Saturday of each month, beginning at 12:30PM.
Please call ahead to make reservations (858.549.9888). The tour is fun and informational, and concludes at the sample bar where you’ll be able to taste the AleSmith line-up of premium ales. To show our appreciation, we offer a great deal on tour date Saturdays only: Tour, samples, and souvenir AleSmith pint glass all for $7.00.
ALESMITH WEBSITE AND ON-LINE GIFT SHOP
In case you hadn’t heard, you can now order AleSmith clothing items and glassware directly from our website at www.alesmith.com. The website is also a great place to learn more about our ales, and to see how we brew beer on the virtual tour. You can also buy our merchandise in person at the brewery on Thursday and Fridays 2-7pm, Saturdays 12 – 6 pm and Sunday 12 – 4pm.
Visit the AleSmith website for more information on our ales, checking out the tour, buying some merchandise, or just have fun looking at the cool photos!
Thursday & Friday: 2-7pm
Alpine Beer Company
Alpine Beer Company opened its doors in the fall of 2002. Years before, an interest in craft brewing developed into an actual goal for the future. There were years of home brew competitions, brew science classes, and extended beer runs thinly disguised as vacations. Always looking for a challenge, Pat apprenticed at a local brewery. He got some hands-on experience, and valuable knowledge. A stroke of good luck gave him the opportunity to purchase a brewing system from a local brewpub. The same system launched the careers of many local brewers.
In November of 1999, Alpine Beer Company started contracting McIlhenneys Irish Red, from AleSmith Brewing Company. Very quickly after that, Mandarin Nectar and Pure Hoppiness were released. These are still the only flavors available in 22 oz. Bottles. (But we’re working on that)
After about nine months of extremely hard work, Pat opened Alpine Beer Company right in the middle of his home town. Just in the nick of time, too, because the AleSmith-to-Alpine commute was killing him. There are approximately six to eight beers on tap at the brewery. These are available for purchase on site, but must be enjoyed elsewhere. Because of the small size of the operation, demand can exceed supply at times. We have a few flavors we make regularly, and seasonal specials that come and go.
Noon to 6
Tuesday through Saturday
Automatic Brewing Co./Blind Lady Ale House
Back Street Brewery
Multiple Locations in California
Our neighborhood Microbrewery brings together Lamppost’s Award Winning Pizza with the Freshest Handcrafted Ales and Lagers.
Our Brewmaster uses traditional brewing methods along with the finest ingredients available. We brew our beer in small batches to ensure freshness and quality. Although our methods are more expensive, we believe this process creates the best tasting beer.
At Back Street our Ales and Lagers are heartier and more interesting than many of the beers you may find elsewhere. We encourage you to discover the wonderful taste and many different styles of beer that we offer.
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Scripps Ranch
LIVE WEBCAM of all beers on tap!!! http://ballastpoint.com/whats-on-tap-old-grove/ Sculpin IPA now available in 6-packs! Come by and sign up on our mailing list or on our website so you can get weekly updates on the Thursday Specials so you don’t miss out!! Ballast Point Brewing Company is one of San Diego’s Premiere Breweries. We started out modestly as Home Brew Mart in 1992. Our goal was to teach others how to brew quality handcrafted beer at home. In 1996 our first brewery was installed by New World Brewing Systems in the space behind our retail store. Home Brew Mart and production began in September. We now have expanded production with our new Scripps Ranch production facility. Powered by a 50 BBL brewhouse, we are now able to satisfy the needs of our growing distribution. Come to both of our breweries and we will gladly give you a tour and allow you to sample our newest selection of beers.
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Home Brew Mart
LIVE WEBCAM of all beers on tap!!!http://ballastpoint.com/whats-on-tap-old-grove/
Sculpin IPA now available in 6-packs!
Come by and sign up on our mailing list or on our website so you can get weekly updates on the Thursday Specials so you don’t miss out!!
Ballast Point Brewing Company is one of San Diego\’s Premiere Breweries. We began as Home Brew Mart in 1992 teaching others how to brew quality handcrafted beer at home. In 1996 our first brewery was installed by New World Brewing Systems in the space behind Home Brew Mart. We opened our 2nd location in 2005 in Scripps Ranch and have since tripled our production.
Both locations have tasting bars for onsite consumption and we sell beer to go. Currently our beer is available in 5 and 15.5 gallon kegs and on tap at the finest restaurants in the San Diego area. We also offer half gallon and one gallon glass jugs to go. We are currently bottling seven (7) brands in 22oz. bottles as well as Pale Ale, Calico Amber Ale and Big Eye IPA in 12oz. 6-packs.
We currently distribute to California, Arizona, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, Nevada, South Carolina, Virginia, Philippines, Denmark and more!
The name for our brewery comes from the point where Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo first set foot in California. Located on the Point Loma Peninsula, Ballast Point is considered the gateway to San Diego Harbor. Stones from this area were used as ballast in the cargo holds of sailing ships returning to the eastern seaboard. Many New England streets are still lined with the cobblestones brought back from San Diego. So relax, grab a cold Ballast Point Beer and \”Get the Point!\”
Monday-Saturday 11AM to 9PM
Sunday 11AM to 6PM
Tours Mon-Sun 12PM, 2PM, & 5PM
Breakwater Brewing Company
- BREAKWATER BREWING COMPANY, located on the west side corner of Coast Hwy and Seagaze (which is one block south of Mission).
The Head Brewer/Vice President is Kirk Charles McHale, former head brewer of Pizza Port Carlsbad.
Address: 101 N COAST HWY STE C140
City: OCEANSIDE County: SAN DIEGO
State: CA Zip Code: 92054-3015
Coronado Brewing Company
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The Coronado Brewing Company, in beautiful Coronado (located just a few minutes from downtown San Diego) welcomes you to come and enjoy quality handcrafted beers and delicious food in a casual family environment. Join us for a refreshing pint while we make you one of our signature pizzas or calzones in the wood fired oven, or choose from a wide selection of fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and dining specials. The Coronado Brewing Company is perfect for a quick lunch, a relaxing beverage or a wonderful dinner. If youâ€™re a sports fan come relax with a cold beer and an appetizer while watching your favorite team on one of our many HD TVâ€™s. Open 7 days a week from 11:00 am (until closing) & offering happy hour Mon.-Fri. from (2-5pm). 170 Orange Ave. Coronado Ca, 92118. (619) 437-4452.
- House Beers -
Coronado Golden – (golden ale 5.4%abv)
Islandweizen – (wheat ale 5.7%)
Orange Ave – (orange pale ale 5.0%)
4 Brothers – (Am. pale 5.6%)
Mermaid’s Red – (amber ale 5.7%)
Islander IPA – (Am. IPA 7.0%)
- Specialty Beers -
Baby Idiot – (session IPA 3.8%)
Idiot IPA – (IIPA 8.5%)
Nutter Brown – (Am. brown 5.8%)
Scotch – (strong scotch 7%)
Winter Brew – (spiced belgian 8%)
Blue Bridge Coffee Stout – (coffee stout 5.3%)
The Skipper’s Best Bitter – UK bitter 5.2%)
Piccadilly Porter – (Brown Porter 5.6%)
- Guest Beers -
Karl Strauss – Endless Summer Light
Fox Barrel – Pear Cider
- At Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, our passion is to produce and deliver to our guests the highest quality and freshest products. Our tradition of on-site brewing and food made fresh, from scratch, are the most evident examples of this passion.For over a decade, we have been committed to making the finest hand-crafted beer, brewed fresh on premise from the highest quality ingredients. This commitment has resulted in award-winning beers recognized at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup Competition.Our commitment to premium beverages and cuisine also extends to providing a wide array of select wines, premium and ultra premium spirits, and high quality mixers – products that are consistent with the standards of our food and beer.Our restaurants and people offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, fresh food carefully and creatively prepared, specially brewed beers and other fine beverages. We feel it is this combination of elements that make a great dining experience possible…
Opens at 11:00 AM daily
Green Flash Brewing
Green Flash Brewing Company is a producer of finely crafted modern ales using the best all natural ingredients available. The unique ales brewed at Green Flash are crafted using modern equipment and techniques while borrowing from brewing traditions and adapting old world methods for the best possible result.
Extra Pale Ale
This American-Style Pale Ale has a bright golden color as the name indicates. Cascade hops impart a floral aroma that is accented by citrus notes lent from Chinook hops. The hop flavors mingle with premium pale malted barley to create a flavorful ale that is crisp and refreshing.
West Coast I.P.A.
This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.
Hop Head Red Ale
Resinous hop character and a higher bitterness (45 IBU) balance the rich caramel malt base. We took it a step further and dry hopped with Amarillo to make the beer savory and more refreshing. Some might call this Red IPA but that’s your call.
Nut Brown Ale
The Nut Brown is an English-Style Ale having rich caramel malt flavors and drying nutty characteristics in the finish. British and Belgian specialty malts are used in this brew to enhance the depth of malt flavor and aroma. Mild hops are used to lend just the right balance to the lush malt flavors and medium body.
Imperial India Pale Ale
San Diego-style IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is super-hoppy, high gravity, yet highly quaffable ale. Our Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. It’s all about the hops!
Barleywine Style Ale
Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intensify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.
Trippel Belgian Style Ale
Rich pale malt flavors provide a solid base for zesty Styrian Golding and Czech Saaz hopping. Trappist ale yeast contributes the fruity, spicy profile of classic, monk-brewed, Belgian ales. Our Trippel is luscious, fiery, golden brew and a contemporary rendition of traditional Belgian Trippel.
Golden Naked Oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with a satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops throughout the boil adds a pleasant earthy complexity while slightly higher fermentation temperatures enhance the overall flavor rith fruity esters. An old world style made the Green Flash way, big, bold, flavorful and complex.
Belgian inspired IPA (Trippel meets Imperial IPA).
Belgian inspired dark strong ale.
A refreshing lower alcohol (4.5 abv) delicately spiced Saison.
Green flashes are real phenomena seen at sunrise and sunset, when part of the sun suddenly changes color.
Green flashes usually are brief, lasting only one or two seconds.
Green flashes do not always light up the sky, but are often small and inconspicuous.
To see green flashes, you must be in the right place. An ocean horizon can often provide optimum green flash viewing conditions.
To see green flashes, the air should be reasonably clear.
To see green flashes you should use an optical aid, such as binoculars.
For more info on green flashes go to: http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/
We hope you will be fortunate enough to see a Green Flash. We know you will have fun trying! Why not take along some Green Flash Brewing Co. Extra Pale Ale on your adventure?
Fridays from 4PM to 8PM, Saturdays from 12PM to 5PM, Sundays from 12PM to 4PM or by appointment for the following:
Keg and Case purchases
Gift Shop Purchases
Iron Fist Brewing Co.
Iron Fist Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located in Vista, California, smack-dab in the middle of the exciting San Diego craft beer scene. Our passion for the best hand crafted beer prompted us to make a lot of it. However, we quickly realized we were making a bit more than we could drink ourselves, so we decided to sell whatever we don’t drink to you. So do yourself a favor; start a little revolution. It’s ok. We won’t tell on you. Put the 500 pack of light lager back with all its buddies and rule your taste with an Iron Fist!
Brew Master: Brandon Sieminski
Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Celebrating 20 years of craft beer in San Diego… visit our Brewery Restaurants and enjoy 10 handcrafted beers on tap, Cask night every Thursday, Happy Hour, incredible food and more.
Two college grads, a 75-year-old master brewer, and a passion for beer… when Karl Strauss Brewing Company started brewing full-flavored, quality handcrafted beer in 1989, it was the first craft brewery to open in San Diego in over half a century. Today, you can enjoy our flagship beers, special releases, and seasonals at any of our six brewery restaurants or other fine drinking establishments throughout Southern California. For more information visit karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739.ON TAP IN JANUARY:
Seasonal- Fullsuit Belgian Brown Ale
Special Releases- Saison, Excellent Session Beer
24/7/365- Endless Summer Light,Woodie Gold, Karl Strauss Amber Lager, Tower 10 IPA, Red Trolley Ale, Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Carlsbad
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Downtown
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, La Jolla
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Sorrento Mesa
Our fine hand crafted European style beers have a distinctive “Lightning Finish” with a crisp, clean aroma, pronounced maltiness and a prolonged and slightly bittering finish. Our beers are good to drink on their own, and great with food. We have proven that you don’t need to travel to Europe to enjoy beers of these styles and caliber!
Peter Rowe, writer of “Brewery Rowe” for the San Diego Union Tribune has given Lightning Brewery favorable revues, including a rare “4 Bottle” rating for our Elemental Pilsner!
At Lightning we brew “Better Beer Through Science.” We believe that a good beer can be the result of chance and that a great beer is the result of an in-depth understanding of the beer making process. We take care to control each stage of the brewing cycle, we never skimp on time and process and we only use the highest quality ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast, plus a healthy dose of science.
We know that you will be able to Taste The Premium Lightning Difference!
- Jim Crute, Ph.D. of Biochemistry, Lightning Brewer
Our goal is to make the best beer possible using traditional, finely-honed brewing and fermentation processes. We have taken a different approach in setting up the Lightning Brewery!
First, we decided to focus strictly on premium beers made from only the finest available ingredients, of mostly European styles. We take great pains to internationally source our malts, yeasts and hops. Second, we have decided to invest in a brewing system that allows us to recreate distinctive European beer styles locally. Third, we have decided to use selected strains of yeast for each of our beer styles. We do not have a “house strain” of yeast. Instead we use separate yeast strains to ferment our Kölsch, Lagers, Hefeweizen, Porter, and Ales. Finally, we ferment and age each of our beers with their own yeast long enough to allow the yeast to uptake and smooth out many of the rough aromas and tastes associated with young beer.
At Lightning, we are focused on being a brewery that does not follow-on the great beers made by other breweries in San Diego County, rather, we pride ourselves on extending the spectrum of great beers made here. Added throughout, in the implementation of our philosophy, is the adage of “Better Beer Through Science.” We strive to make truly great beers in a way that is robust and reproducible.
Inside The Lightning Brewery
We have invested heavily in our brewing equipment. We modified our brew kettle so that it also serves as our mashing vessel. This allows us to perform what is called “Step Mashing,” a more labor-intensive brewing process that requires taking the mash mixture to predetermined temperatures where specific biochemical reactions are favored. Our techniques further add flavor and character spectrum, to our beers.
We’re the only local brewery that has a separate decoction vessel for boiling up part of the mash made by mixing milled malted grain and water. This allows for more release of the starches from the malt and further enhances the body of the beer by extracting some starches that are not metabolized by the yeast. These starches persist in the beer after fermentation, dramatically enhancing and prolonging the finish.
Finally, we have complemented our brewhouse with a boiler to provide steam heating. Steam heating prevents scorching of our mash mixtures or over boiling wort. Coupled with the size of our 50 barrel mash and brew kettle, this allows us to boil upwards of 35 barrels of wort per brew cycle to make up to 1000 gallons of hopped wort ready for fermentation.
Style Directions at Lightning
We make beers that focus more on the malt and yeasts used in our beers rather than the aromatic and bittering hop components. Thats not to say that we do not fully hop our beers and that some of our beers are not fairly bitter, but, we work hard to create a fine balance in our beers.
The Science of Brewing and Fermenting Premium Lightning Beer
We have a sharp focus on the brewing process, where the sugars are extracted from the grains used to make the beer and the hops are added prior to fermentation. We have invested a great deal of time and energy in developing a clearer understanding of the biology of the yeast associated with the fermentation process and then the biochemistry and chemistry required to finish and package the beer.
In order to further explain our position, we would like to share a little brewing history. The first physical evidence that man has made beer dates to about 3,500 BC. Since cereal crops were grown thousands of years earlier, close to the end of the last Ice Age, it is usually presumed that the first primitive beers were brewed shortly after that.
One of the attributes that has likely contributed to the success of beer as a common beverage is the fact that beer is stabilized. That is to say, beer is one of the first beverages identified that does not readily spoil. Instead, beer is stabilized by the fermentation process. By a partial and limited “spoilage” by yeast fermentation, beer becomes resistant to action by many other microorganisms. This is particularly true when air is excluded from the beer by storage in air-tight containers.
If we fast-forward 5,000 years to the European Middle Ages beer making has seen a remarkable revolution. By this time, incremental improvements in the brewing process have resulted in the implementation of the German Purity Act of 1516 (the Reinheitsgebot). This allowed beer to only contain water, malted grain, and hops. (Malted grain is grain that has been sprouted and then kiln-dried. This allows the starch in the kernels to be partially broken down, then the kilning stops the process allowing the sprouted grain to have an extended shelf life.) Hops were used as an early anti-bacterial agent to extend the shelf life of newly fermented beer when brewed under the relatively unsanitary conditions used at the time.
Interestingly, yeast was not originally mentioned in the Reinheitsgebot since it was provided as a residue from the wooden vats used for beer fermentation. After yeast was discovered to be the organism responsible for fermentation, the act was amended to include the addition of yeast.
Other countries, including the United States, allow for the use of clarifying additives, shelf life extenders, body-enhancing compounds and foam stabilizers. At the Lightning Brewery we only use water, malted grain, hops, and yeast.
In fact, instead of adding a mineral acid (phosphoric acid or sulfuric acid) to acidify our wort for making German-style beers, we make our own acid. This sounds like a “fifth ingredient,” but under the German Purity Act we perform exactly the same procedures as German breweries.
We take unhopped wort and add to it a strain of lactobacillus that naturally occurs on the surface of malted grain. By combining them and allowing fermentation to occur the sugar in the wort is converted to lactic acid. We then take a predetermined amount of this mixture and use it to acidify our German-style beer worts. The residual bacteria is removed by boiling and the beers that result have a crisper and freshening finish.
Like many of the European breweries, we further harden our water with gypsum for making Ales. With all of our beers, we naturally carbonate by trapping carbon dioxide evolved through the fermentation process and allow it to dissolve into the beer. This natural carbonation process makes for a finer and cleaner tasting carbonation and a soft persistent foam head.
Fridays: 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Lost Abbey/Port Brewing
“For Sinners and Saints alike,” signals the creation of a line of newly branded beers from The Lost Abbey Brewery. These inspired beers will be made by Port Brewing Co. at their brewing facility in San Marcos, CA.
In the beginning there was Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They were told not to eat the fruit from the apple tree. It was off limits and the fruit was forbidden. They were tempted by the serpent and made a “choice” to eat from the tree. Their actions were not preordained but rather the actions of beings with free will. We have all been given free will and it is this notion of free will that affords each of us the opportunity to make choices in our lives. At every fork in the road, there are signs marking the struggle of Good vs. Evil. The Lost Abbey was imagined as part of a crusade in this ongoing story of Good vs. Evil beer. Everywhere we turn these days, there is a battle being waged between those who make good beer and those who make evil beer (bad beers). But, how did we get here? Why us? Why these beers? Do you want to join our crusade?
A few years and beers ago, Vince Marsaglia (one of the owners of Pizza Port) was inspired by the numerous Abbey Style beers that he tasted. An idea was born out of these beers and that idea was a brewery project called The Lost Abbey. For many years the project existed only as a name. It remained in concept form only. For Vince, there would be no “Real” Abbey property involved and therefore from the beginning was the brewery was “Lost.” Vince felt that there would be a range of beers produced with a nod to the monastic brewing tradition of Belgium. The one problem was his vision lacked someone who could make the beers. This changed in 1997 when Tomme Arthur was hired by Pizza Port Solana Beach. In November of that year he released Dubbel Overhead Abbey Ale which was the first Belgian Style beer ever brewed by Pizza Port.
A series of Overhead Ales was developed and many other Belgian inspired beers soon followed. Tomme gained a reputation in the brewing industry and with consumers for his interpretation of classic Belgian Style beers as well as a cult like following for some of the most imaginative free spirited beers brewed in the USA. The emergence of the burgeoning San Diego Breweries along with an American Craft Brewing scene spearheaded by breweries like Dogfis Head, Russian River, Southampton Public House, Avery, Allagash and Pizza Port helped foster a movement towards small scale single batch unique beers.
Tomme and Vince began formulating a plan to bring these beers to a wider audience after many years of small scale Pizza Port brewing. Beers such as Cuvee de Tomme, Le Woody, Late Harvest, SPF 8 and SPF 45 Saison and many others uniquely crafted beers would finally be made available on a larger scale allowing more people to taste the vision in each bottle. All of these creations have been developed with a flavor first philosophy of brewing. This method of brewing focuses efforts on process driven beers where thinking outside the box and equally as important, brewing outside the box are the hallmarks of a visionary style of brewing.
One of the biggest hurdles to making these beers more widely available was conquered in 2005 when Vince and Gina Marsaglia (owners of Pizza Port) formed a new brewery entity with Tomme Arthur and Jim Comstock of Comstock and Associates to open Port Brewing San Marcos. This new brewery facility is located in a warehouse in San Marcos, CA. that was formerly occupied by Stone Brewing Co. In this new facility both Port Brewing Beers (production beers for Pizza Port) and The Lost Abbey beers will be made.
This new brewing facility is a 3 vessel 30 bbl brewery capable of making over 5000 bbls of beer each year. In addition to the brewery equipment purchased from Stone, The Lost Abbey will open with an additional 80-100 American and French oak barrels that will be used for the aging and maturation of a Signature line of Non Denominational Ales- beers imagined and brewed to no one particular style.
With another nod to Belgium, The Lost Abbey beers produced will be bottle conditioned and packaged with a hood and wire cork finish that is very common in Monastic and Farmhouse Ale production. This style of finishing bottles is more expensive and labor intensive than a classic crown bottle cap but worthy of our time and attention.
Many of the beers that have been produced at Pizza Port over the last 8 years will be converted to The Lost Abbey brand enabling these beers to be marketed and sold across a wider audience of restaurants, shops, bars and pubs. Your favorite Pizza Port beers will remain unchanged but will be repackaged and branded as beers of The Lost Abbey as we integrate them into a new and evolving line where the sky is the limit.
We ask you to join us on our crusade to make locally brewed beers in the most imaginative and flavorful ways possible. While we are in the business of making beer, we also believe that we are foremost in the business of imagining all things possible and our goal as brewers and imaginers is to cultivate and develop the fruits of our fertile imaginations. We believe there are no boundaries to what we have set out to achieve and we know that those who seek out The Lost Abbey will be rewarded in the end.
Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tasting Room Hours
Friday 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Manzanita Brewing Company
We are a Production Craft Brewery in Santee, CA. We are passionate about Quality Craft Beer. We will have 5 year round beers and many seasonal beers available throughout the year.
History of Mission Brewery
The original Mission Brewery was one of the first commercial breweries in San
Diego, and opened in 1913. Like thousands of other breweries across the United
States, it closed its doors due to Prohibition.
The brewing company was re-opened by Dan Selis in June of 2007
and is off to a promising start. Four months after opening, Mission Brewery was awarded two
national medals at The Great American Beer Festival®. And right before its one year anniversary,
Mission won 4 medals at the San Diego County Fair. In its 2 1/2 year history, Mission has won 10 professional medals.
In February of 2008, Mission began distributing its award winning beer in San Diego, and production has been increasing ever since. At this time we are only distributing our beer in kegs, so look for Mission Brewery on draft at a restaurant or bar near you.
Mission Blonde, Kolsch-Style Ale, 5% ABV, 20 IBU
Our Blonde ale is a crisp and refreshing golden ale. Modeled after the kolsch-style ales from Cologne (Köln), Germany,
our blonde ale has a clean, lager-like character, and a smooth, balanced bitterness. The authentic kolsch yeast strain
provides a subtle fruitiness, which compliments the Liberty and Hallertau hops used for flavor and aroma.
Mission Amber, Dusseldorf-Style Altbier, 5% ABV, 43 IBU
Our Amber ale is a wonderful compromise between the light and refreshing, and dark and full-flavored beers available
today. Our Amber is clean, and like our Blonde ale, exhibits a crisp, lager-like character. The firm bitterness is balanced
by the sweet, caramel and nutty malt character provided by the generous use of Munich, Vienna, and Pilsner malts.
Mission Hefeweizen, Bavarian Hefeweizen, 5.3% ABV, 15 IBU
Our award winning Hefeweizen is one of the breweries most popular selections. Mission Hefeweizen is a true example of a classic Bavarian Hefeweizen – exhibiting a wonderful bouquet
of clove, banana, pear, among other aromas and flavors which make this beer a refreshing and full flavored brew. Make no
mistake – there is no fruit in this beer. The complex and flavorful character of our Hefeweizen is achieved by the authentic
Bavarian yeast strain employed in its production.
Mission IPA, American-Style India Pale Ale, 6.8% ABV, 66 IBU
Our India Pale Ale exhibits a complex hop aroma, largely due to the generous usage of Cascade and Centennial hops, as
well as a subtle malt character from the various malts used to achieve the wonderful balance exhibited in a world-class IPA.
San Diego has become world renown for the wonderful and flavorful beers produced here – and India Pale Ales are no
exception. Our national award winning interpretation of the style reflects both the history of IPA and the American variation
of this distinct beverage. We hope you enjoy it!
Mother Earth Brew Co.
Mother Earth Brew Co. is a Microbrewery and Homebrew Supply Retail Store located in San Diego County. We specialize in quality handcrafted beer and provide homebrew supplies with exceptional customer service.
New English Brewing Company
Now brewing exclusively in San Diego at the old Mission Brewery Plaza building. New English Brewing Company has been operating since 2007, distributing award winning English style ales in San Diego county and beyond.
Brewers Special Brown Ale is an Imperial American style brown ale. 6.6% ABV and 33 IBUs.
Explorer ESB is an English strong ale. A classic bitter beer. 5.8% ABV and 43 IBUs.
Troopers Tipple IPA is an English style IPA with UK hops & malt. 5.1% ABV and 44 IBUs
Why ? Not is an American style filtered wheat beer smooth & dry. 4.6% ABV and 15 IBUs
All New English beers are brewed for balance and drinkability. We strive to create satisfying session beers with an eye on tradition and a nod to the San Diego brewing culture of innovation. Hence our motto:
Traditional New English Style ~ Authentic West Coast Character
Oggi’s Carmel Mountain
Our lightest beer. A refreshing Cream Ale brewed for those who enjoy a clean, crisp beer. A hint of Vienna malt adds body and flavor while preserving the light color. Light Sterling hops add a bit of spice in the aroma to give this California Blonde Ale its subtle, drinkable quality.
Gold Medal 2000 Great American Beer Festival
Black Magic Stout 6.7%
Simply a stronger version of a traditional Dry Irish Stout. It is a full bodied, dark brew that is rich and malty with plenty of roasted barley character. This hearty stout is layered with flavors of roasted barley, chocolate, and coffee.
Silver Medal 2006 Great American Beer Festival
Silver Medal 2005 Great American Beer Festival
Bronze Medal 2004 World Beer Cup
McGarvey’s Scottish Ale
A rich, malty Scottish-style Export Ale brewed with small amounts of dark grains for color and flavor. A splash of molasses during the boil gives this beer a hint of sweetness. A small amount of hops are used to keep the bitterness low.
An American classic full of fresh hop flavors. British crystal malts and a darker, more full flavored Northwest Pale malt lend this beer it’s exceptionally clean, smooth malt flavor. The floral hop aroma makes this beer enticing, while the moderate bitterness leaves the beer refreshing and quenching. Taste a bit of paradise for yourself.
Sunset Amber Ale 5.4%
This copper colored American Amber Ale has a rich malty flavor with a clean, dry finish. Hopped exclusively with Amarillo hops, the beer has a wonderful floral/citrus aroma and flavor. This is a classic West Coast Amber Ale.
Gold Medal 2004 World Beer Cup
Silver Medal 2005 Great American Beer Festival
Torrey Pines IPA 7.6%
Intensely bold hop flavors define this American-style India Pale Ale. Five different types of hops and imported English malts are used to maximize flavor and create fresh hop flavor and aroma. It is double dry-hopped in both the fermenter and serving tank to please any hop-head.
Silver Medal 2000 Great American Beer Festival
Silver Medal 2004 California State Fair
Left Coast Duck Dive Hefe 6.0%
This American Style Hefeweizen (pronounced He-fe-vite-zin) is unfiltered and naturally cloudy from the generous use of imported wheat malt. It has a refreshing, bready flavor and a distinct creamy, taste and texture. This lightly hopped beer is very enjoyable and easy to drink with a great wheat after taste.
Oggi’s Mission Valley
Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company began in August 1991 as a Franchisee of Stuft Pizza Franchise Corporation.
Oggi’s Liberty Station
Oggi’s San Clemente
Pacific Beach Ale House
The Pacific Beach Ale House is a full service restaurant that is proud to feature house brewed beers, a terrific menu and a full bar. Located on the water at the end of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach we have plenty of outdoor seating and a great view from our rooftop deck.
Good Times Gold- Our lightest beer is crisp and refreshing, yet malty and flavorful. It is brewed with pilsner malt and European hops.
Whitewash Wheat- A light and refreshing Belgian-style wheat beer that displays fruity and spicy flavors from addition of coriander, curacao orange peel and a special Belgian ale yeast. Served with a slice of orange.
Amber Wave- The amber colored ale is slightly sweet with well balanced hop flavor and aroma.
Crystal Pier Pale Ale- This extra pale ale has citrus and floral hop flavors and aromas. It is balanced by ample malt flavor.
PB Porter- This sweet dark ale has delicious roasted and chocolate flavors, a hint of toffee and well balanced hop flavor.
Pacific Sunset IPA- This strong and delicious ale is highly hopped with four different types of hops. It is balanced by ESB and crystal malt for a delicious hop experience.
Boardwalk Blonde Belgian Ale- Spice and citrus dominate this very well balanced ale.
December’s Beer of the Month: Saint Sideburn Winter Ale- Belgian Strong Ales are often named after either a holy figure or the devil himself. Were not sure who this beer is named after. This years St. Sideburn Winter Ale is a rich and delicious Belgian-style dark/strong ale, with wonderful dried fruit and spicy flavors, a touch of dark chocolate plus a satisfying malty sweetness. It is brewed with pilsner, dark crystal and roasted malts and hopped with German Tettnang. Fermented with a special Belgian ale yeast. I have some of this beer aging in a bourbon barrel with Brettanomyces for release in 6-8 months. 7.1% ABV $5.
January’s Beer of the Month: Toumaline Tripel- Traditional Belgian-Style Tripel.
February’s Beer of the Month: Imperial Porter- Big, hoppy, chocolatey.
We still have a few kegs of Hopulent Double IPA left. I am sure we will run out before the end of the month. We will bring it back later in 2010.
Look out for the second edition of our Bourbon Barrel Porter in late January. There are only three keg so get it while you can. We used some of this beer to make a caramel cinnamon sauce for my new years party dessert. Yum.
We are pleased to offer a great selection of wine and full bar.
Seven days a week
9:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Pizza Port Carlsbad
Pizza Port Carlsbad is Pizza Port’s second location. It opened in 1997 and has been serving great pizza and awesome beer ever since.
Pizza Port Ocean Beach
Pizza Port Solana Beach
Pizza Port is devoted to total customer satisfaction by providing the highest quality and the best service humanly possible while having too much fun. We take ultimate pride in our standards by offering a completely unique dining and drinking experience. Our goal is only met if we make you happy and you have a great time, EVERYTIME!
In July of 1997, we celebrated our 10th anniversary by opening another location in Carlsbad. We expanded our brewing capacity into the building next door creating the opportunity to brew, bottle, distribute, and drink even more. Our distribution center is called PORT BREWING!
We found the perfect location in San Clemente and opened in July of 2003 enabling us to brew several additional styles! Let’s party!
When people started asking where they could get our beer besides Pizza Port enough, we acquired the old Stone Brewing facility in San Marcos at 155 Mata Way #104 to expand our distribution as PORT BREWING! We officially opened on Cinco de Mayo 2006. Now we will be able to make up to 10,000 barrels to get out to your other favorite places to enjoy coldies! More impressive is the 100 plus barrel room for all of our barrel aged specialties. Come check out our tasting bar where you can get bottles, jugs & merchandise to go while you sample what’s brewing!
Rock Bottom Gaslamp
A casual dining experience, we feature fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on-site and an innovative menu using the highest quality ingredients. We’re open for lunch and dinner daily, and make sure you also check out our special Happy Hour and Late Night menu offerings.
Warm woods, shinning brewing vessels and bright open seating provide a warm, energetic and inviting ambiance. A comfortable gathering place for family and friends. Banquet facilities, large party accommodations and full venue buyouts are available.We offer live music and dancing every weekend with a cover charge at the door. Our heated Starlight Loft is available for those who want to venture outside – smoking is permitted.
Our Top of the Rocks is equipped with two tournament size pool tables for your enjoyment. We can also accommodate large parties, banquets and special occasions with our Downtown Lounge Banquet Facilities or open air Starlight loft.
FOOTBALL IS BACK!
That means that we’re open at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Make sure you stop by and try our new, special Brewery Breakfast menu. Go Chargers!
Rock Bottom La Jolla
All of our beers are unique at each Rock Bottom, with different Brewmasters using their own recipes. We boast a variety of mouthwatering items on our innovative menu, along with fresh, craft-brewed beer. Our warm woods, shining brewing vessels, private banquet facilities, open air patios and our lively bar provide an inviting and comfortable place to bring family or meet friends. Catch your favorite sports team on one of our 13 TVs including large screens while sampling one of our freshly brewed beers or your favorite cocktail. Please call the restaurant directly for reservation requests. Everything is better at Rock Bottom!
San Diego Brewing Company
The original manufacturing facility known as San Diego Brewing Company opened in 1896 with much fanfare. A. E. Horton, the father of San Diego, referred to the Brewery as the most important industrial enterprise since he founded the town. It was the largest manufacturing enterprise in the county. The brew house held a 25 horse power engine which operated the elevator, barley mill, mash tun and other apparatus. The mash tun could easily give shelter to twenty five men! The brewery’s fermenting cellar was filled with great tanks full of amber fluid, foaming and sparkling. The capacity of the plant was 75,000 barrels. San Diego Brewing Company delivered their product to all parts of the city and county in bottles or in barrels. Their beers were said to “sparkle like nectar”. Sadly the company was removed from 32nd Street by the Navy in 1942 and replaced by a base for the Pacific Fleet. Today the new San Diego Brewing Company hopes to carry on the tradition that was started so long ago. Along with an assortment of fresh beers brewed on the premises, San Diego Brewing Company offers fifty taps of beer every day, providing a brew to satisfy each and everyone.
A wheat beer brewed with Bavarian yeast, this beer has the classic characteristics of a European Hefeweizen such as clove and banana aroma. Served unfiltered this beer will quench your thirst on those hot summer days.
Grantville (as this area was once known) Gold is one of our lighter house beers, but by no means a light beer. This pale gold beer is crisp and refreshing with a clean hop finish and is a great beer for newcomers to craft-brewed beers.
This IPA (India Pale Ale) is by far our hoppiest brew. At 7.5% alcohol, this triple dry-hopped ale is full bodied and has an aggressive hop flavor with distinct citrus undertones. This beer is perfect for all you hop heads out there! (You know who you are!)
San Diego Amber
Our signature beer and our best seller, this beer has started more meals and conversations than any other at the Brewing Company! This red ale is a well-balanced beer, not too sweet and not too hoppy with a beautiful copper color and an extremely smooth finish.
San Diego Amber
Our signature beer and our best seller, this beer has started more meals and conversations than any other at the Brewing Company! This red ale is a well-balanced beer, not too sweet and not too hoppy with a beautiful copper color and an extremely smooth finish.
Old Town Nut Brown
A dark smooth ale that is rich and satisfying. This beer has hints of caramel and roasted malts, which are accompanied with a combination of Willamette and Cascade hops. The best brown ale you’ll ever try!
With more substance and roast than our Nut Brown, this creamy porter is nitro-poured and has nice hints of coffee and dark chocolate. This ale is smooooooth and so very drinkable!
Admiral Bakers Best
Gold in color, this dry-hopped ale has a depth of hop bitterness. It is characterized by low carbonation and a slightly warmer temperature because of our authentic beer engines from which it is served.
We are proud to serve a wonderful variety of seasonal ales, such as Monster Mash and Old 395. Be sure to check our Featured Beers section to see what’s brewing!
San Marcos Brewing
Stone Brewing Co.
Founded in 1996, Stone Brewing Co. is located in Escondido, CA and is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country. Additionally, Stone Brewing is one of the highest rated breweries in the world according to both Ratebeer.com and BeerAdvocate.com. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens is part of the new $13 million Stone Brewing facility, and specializes in creative preparations of locally grown organic produce and natural meats. For more information visit the Stone website, or give them a call.
The Brew House at Eastlake / Bay Bridge Brewing
We are a locally owned, independent restaurant and EastLakes premiere Micro-Brewery venue. We invite you to join us and share our commitment to high quality, handcrafted beers, farm fresh food and great – friendly service.
Light, refreshing golden ale brewed with Vienna and White Wheat malts and bittered with noble German hops. An American interpretation of a Kolsch style beer.
Wolf Canyon Wheat
This American style wheat beer is brewed with pale malt, wheat malt, and a subtle hop addition which creates a distinct flavor and a dry, crisp finish
America’s Finest Amber
A full-flavored, amber ale with a rich, malty body, a satisfying caramel character derived from crystal and carapils malts. Challenger hops complement the malt sweetness creating a perfectly balanced ale.
Rolling Hills Irish Red
A modern interpretation of an ale originally brewed by Irish monks in the 14th century. The complex flavor is built with a combination of crystal, munich, and flaked and roasted barley.
Star of India IPA
U.S. IPA’s have revived the ale created to survive the long ocean voyage from England to India. A generous dose of hops added throughout the brewing process to a variety of malts makes for a big-bodied brew.
Otay Lakes Oatmeal Stout
Prepare yourself for a pleasant surprise. This Stout is a velvety-smooth dark ale that has chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Served on nitrogen, so allow the cascading bubbles to settle before enjoying your first sip
Palomar Pale Ale
A perfectly balanced, medium bodied ale with citrusy hop finish. This pale ale is a great thirst quenching combination of caramel malts and and an interesting array of hops.