Top & Local Beer near San Diego, California

Stone IPA

Stone IPA

American IPA6.9% ABV77 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Widely available nearby

Medium malt character with a heavy dose of over the top hops. Generous dry hopping gives this beer its abundant hop aroma and crisp hop flavor.

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager

Baja-inspired Mexican lager4.7% ABV

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Widely available nearby

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Cream Ale5.0% ABV18 IBU

Mother Earth Brew Co.Vista, CA

Widely available nearby

A medium bodied cult classic, it is sure to woo the ladies, but also flavorful enough to satisfy the dudes.

Mother Earth Cali Creamin' On Nitro

Mother Earth Cali Creamin' On Nitro

Cream Ale5.2% ABV21 IBU

Mother Earth Brew Co.Vista, CA

Widely available nearby

Low bitterness, medium body. Madagascar Vanilla Bean added to give it that "Cream Soda" kick. Dry finish. Smooth and creamy on nitro.

Karl Strauss Red Trolley

Karl Strauss Red Trolley

Irish Red Ale5.8% ABV17 IBU

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Brewed with half a ton of caramelized malts, our award-winning Irish Red has rich toffee flavors, notes of dried fruit, and a slightly sweet finish.

AleSmith Pale Ale .394

AleSmith Pale Ale .394

American Pale Ale6.0% ABV26 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

AleSmith Pale Ale .394 pays tribute to the city that Tony Gwynn loved and the career high batting average that he achieved in '94.

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

The tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements Sculpin’s citrusy hop character.

Green Flash West Coast IPA

Green Flash West Coast IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV95 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

This copper colored West Coast-style IPA is full flavored, medium bodied and extravagantly hopped with notes of citrus zest and fruit.

Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale

Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale

American Amber Ale5.0% ABV30 IBU

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

This mellow amber ale is the most popular beer in all of our pub locations as it agrees with everyone’s palate and goes great with pizza.

Societe The Pupil

Societe The Pupil

San Diego IPA7.5% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Our easy-drinking Great American Beer Festival medal-winning India pale ale bursts with citrus and tropical-fruit aromas and flavors.

Harland Hazy IPA

Harland Hazy IPA

Hazy IPA6.5% ABV

Harland BrewingSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Tropical, creamy, medium bodied

Coronado Orange Avenue Wit

Coronado Orange Avenue Wit

California Wit5.2% ABV19 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Widely available nearby

This So-Cal take on a traditional witbier honors Coronado's main street, which is home to our brewpub and was once lined with orange trees.

Coronado Salty Crew

Coronado Salty Crew

Blonde Boat Beer4.5% ABV12 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A collaboration with our friends from the Salty Crew brand, this Boat Beer is light, crisp and refreshingly crushable. Lending itself to be a versatile beer, you are able to throw a lime in it or some spice on the rim. Brewed on land, but built for the sea. It's the perfect beer to be enjoyed whether you're on or off the boat.

AleSmith Speedway Stout

AleSmith Speedway Stout

Imperial Stout12.0% ABV60 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel.

Pure Project Tropical Mist

Pure Project Tropical Mist

Blonde Ale5.1% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis San Diego-style IPA

Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis San Diego-style IPA

San Diego-style IPA7.0% ABV60 IBU

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Our San Diego-style IPA brewed with four different hops. Flavors and aromas of fruit, pine, and lingering tangerine for a dry, crisp finish.

Pure Project Diamond Dust

Pure Project Diamond Dust

Murky IPA6.7% ABV35 IBU

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Murky IPA w/ Cashmere & Mosaic Hops

Harland Japanese Lager

Harland Japanese Lager

Rice Lager5.0% ABV

Harland BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Brewed with Puffed Jasmine Rice, Toasted Rice Flakes, and Pilsner Malt, this floral lager is incredibly drinkable.

The Lost Abbey Red Barn

The Lost Abbey Red Barn

Saison6.7% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Lightly spiced with Organic Ginger, Orange Peels, Black Pepper and Grains of Paradise.

Pizza Port Swami IPA

Pizza Port Swami IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV72 IBU

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A bold IPA hopped to the extreme with galena, Centennial and Cascade hops. Also added is a healthy dose of dry hops in the serving tank and always serve it unfiltered.

Mission Blonde

Mission Blonde

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV20 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Sessionable, German Kolsch inspired, German Noble hops, clean and light malt profile, light bready sweetness

The Lost Abbey Devotion

The Lost Abbey Devotion

Blonde Ale6.3% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A lighter bodied beer that immediately makes an initial hop impression followed by a brief thinning layer of malt.

Mission Hefeweizen

Mission Hefeweizen

Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen5.3% ABV15 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

This beer is out of production!

Available at a number of places nearby

Hints of banana, clove and bubblegum. A classic Bavarian-style Hefeweizen.

Fall Plenty For All Pilsner

Fall Plenty For All Pilsner

German Pils4.9% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Pilsner brewed in the California Common Style.Crisp/Clean/Rustic Edge

Green Flash Imperial IPA

Green Flash Imperial IPA

Double IPA9.0% ABV101 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Our Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops.

Resident Perky Blonde

Resident Perky Blonde

Blonde Ale5.2% ABV17 IBU

Resident Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Crisp, clean, refreshing blonde ale with cracker-like malt flavor and floral hop aroma

Modern Times Black House

Modern Times Black House

American Stout5.8% ABV40 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Black House is an oatmeal coffee stout bursting with coffee aroma and flavor from coffee we roast ourselves.

Modern Times Blazing World

Modern Times Blazing World

American IPA6.8% ABV60 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Blazing World is a luxuriously hoppy amber loaded up with Nelson, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, which are some of the fruitiest, dankest hops sweet, sweet money can buy.

Port Old Viscosity

Port Old Viscosity

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV45 IBU

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

“Not your Dad’s Wimpy 30 Weight is how our original label used to describe this massive chewy and thick beer. Code named by our brewers-”The Big Black Nasty,” this is monstrous dark ale is brewed to no particular style. Thick and sludgy like oil from the crankcase of a wheat threshing combine, Old Viscosity blurs the boundaries of Porter, Stout, Old Ale and Barleywines. A blended beer that mixes old and new brewing traditions into one finished beer, Old Viscosity starts out with 80% of the packaged beer produced from a stainless steel fermentation. It then joins another 20% Old Viscosity (from a previous batch) that has been aging in bourbon barrels. The blend of the two beers yields an incredibly rich and luscious ale that reveals chocolate and cocoa notes melded to silky body of burnt wood, vanilla and ash.

Thorn Street Barrio Lager

Thorn Street Barrio Lager

International Pale Lager4.5% ABV12 IBU

Thorn BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Resident Chasing Citra

Resident Chasing Citra

Unfiltered IPA with Citra Hops6.4% ABV50 IBU

Resident Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Single hop IPA, all Citra. Bright and crisp, melon, tangerine and pineapple.

Port Mongo

Port Mongo

Double IPA8.0% ABV99 IBU

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Mongo begins with a massive resinous aroma created by the judicious use of Columbus, Amarillo and Cascade hops.

Societe The Butcher

Societe The Butcher

Imperial Stout9.7% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Deeply roasted malts bring rich, layered flavors evocative of coffee and bittersweet chocolate to this big yet highly drinkable stout.

Burgeon Airglow

Burgeon Airglow

Hazy IPA6.4% ABV

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Burgeon Clever Kiwi

Burgeon Clever Kiwi

German Pils5.0% ABV

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Fall Goo Goo Muck IPA

Fall Goo Goo Muck IPA

Hazy IPA6.4% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt 250 kWh IPA

Kilowatt 250 kWh IPA

West Coast IPA7.4% ABV140 IBU

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Features Rakau, Amarillo, Simcoe and Falconer’s Flight hops, producing piney, floral, fruity and citrus notes

Kilowatt 442 Blonde

Kilowatt 442 Blonde

American Golden Ale4.8% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Smooth and refreshing golden ale, light-bodied with a balanced flavor profile.

Mike Hess Claritas Kolsch

Mike Hess Claritas Kolsch

Kölsch5.8% ABV30 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A crisp and authentic German-style beer, our Claritas features light fruit-like aromatics, along with those from the malt and hops.

Stone Classics [Stone Cali-Belgique IPA]

Stone Classics [Stone Cali-Belgique IPA]

Belgian Style IPA6.9% ABV77 IBU

Stone Liberty StationLiberty Station, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Mike Hess Good 2 Go

Mike Hess Good 2 Go

American IPA6.8% ABV

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Thorn Street Hopster Pot

Thorn Street Hopster Pot

Hazy IPA7.0% ABV

Thorn BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby