Top & Local Beer near San Diego, CA

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.

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

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.

Stone Enjoy By 10.31.18 IPA

Stone Enjoy By 10.31.18 IPA

Double IPA9.4% ABV90 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Widely available nearby

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Cream Ale5.2% ABV20 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.

Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA

Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA

American IPA7.2% ABV61 IBU

Latitude 33 Brewing Co.Vista, CA

Widely available nearby

Not your typical IPA... a strong blood orange flavor with a crisp entry and slightly sweet finish, this beer has fans raving!

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.

Alpine Nelson

Alpine Nelson

American IPA7.0% ABV50 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A Golden Rye IPA - An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor.

Alpine Windows Up

Alpine Windows Up

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Widely available nearby

This IPA is slightly dank and resinous. Enjoy its piney aromas and tropical notes from a blend of Citra and Mosaic hops.

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

American IPA6.5% ABV75 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

With Soul Style, Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops are layered, allowing bright tropical waves of flavorful citrus and floral notes to break gently on the palate.

Modern Times Ice

Modern Times Ice

German Pils4.8% ABV30 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Ice is our very first pils, and it brings the noise. Hopped with Czech Saaz and Australian Summer hops.

Coronado Guava Islander

Coronado Guava Islander

American IPA7.0% ABV65 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Karl Strauss Oktoberfest

Karl Strauss Oktoberfest

Märzen5.0% ABV52 IBU

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A malty, German-style amber lager with a toasty and bready flavor, restrained bitterness with a dry finish.

Pizza Port Kook

Pizza Port Kook

Double IPA8.5% ABV

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Every surfer remembers catching their first wave. The Kook D.I.P.A. is in honor of everyone that goes for it in life and has a great time trying. Here’s to the person that has the courage to get out there in the lineup and embraces their inner kook.

AleSmith Old Numbskull

AleSmith Old Numbskull

American Barleywine11.0% ABV96 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Caramel and toffee notes abound in this deep copper-colored American Barleywine-style ale alongside toasted malt and a hint of ripe dark fruits.

Mike Hess Grazias Vienna Cream Ale

Mike Hess Grazias Vienna Cream Ale

Cream Ale6.3% ABV30 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Mission IPA

Mission IPA

American IPA featuring Simcoe and Mosaic6.8% ABV66 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

American IPA featuring Simcoe and Mosaic.

Modern Times Black House Nitro Stout

Modern Times Black House Nitro Stout

Oatmeal Stout5.8% ABV40 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

Triple IPA9.5% ABV149 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. It’s the most complicated West Coast–inspired IPA we have ever brewed—mashing and sparging with hopped wort, in addition to our hop layering regimen for IPA. By popular demand, it is now released for the world to enjoy.

AleSmith Anvil Ale ESB

AleSmith Anvil Ale ESB

American Amber Ale5.5% ABV30 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Caramel and malty flavors with a perfect balance of imported English hops.

Saint Archer White Ale

Saint Archer White Ale

Witbier5.0% ABV

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Latitude 33 Double Embargo

Latitude 33 Double Embargo

Double IPA10.0% ABV

Latitude 33 Brewing Co.Vista, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Port Old Viscosity

Port Old Viscosity

Imperial Stout10.0% 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.

The Lost Abbey Angel's Share (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)

The Lost Abbey Angel's Share (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)

English Barleywine12.5% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Our Angel’s Share is a barrel aged burgundy colored ale infused with copious amounts of dark caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied bourbon or brandy barrels. Each batch spends no less than 12 months aging in the oak. As with all of our beers, this beer is brewed for sinners and saints alike. So be an angel and share it with a friend or two.

Karl Strauss To 9's IPA

Karl Strauss To 9's IPA

9.9% ABV

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout9.8% ABV75 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Black as the darkest night, and full of dark fruit, coffee, and intense chocolate aromas.

Mother Earth Primordial Double IPA

Mother Earth Primordial Double IPA

Double IPA9.0% ABV100 IBU

Mother Earth Brew Co.Vista, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Port Santa's Little Helper

Port Santa's Little Helper

Russian Imperial Stout10.0% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Witte Snake

Acoustic Ales Witte Snake

Witbier4.5% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

BELGIAN STYLE WITTE BIER -WITH FRESH GINGER, CORIANDER, AND SWEET ORANGE PEELS. AROMAS OF CITRUS SHINE THOUGH ON THE NOSE WHILE FRESH GINGER COATS THE TONGUE. THIS EASY DRINKING WITTE BIER IS LIGHTLY HOPPED AND HAS FLORAL NOTES ON THE FINISH.

Kilowatt Obliquity

Kilowatt Obliquity

Double IPA9.1% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Brewed with light caramel biscuit malts, hopped with Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade

Pure Project Murklands

Pure Project Murklands

Murky Rye Pale Ale5.5% ABV30 IBU

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Our house Rye Pale Ale With barbarian yeast adds both fruity esters of peach and citrus as well as the “murk”

Saint Archer Coffee Cream Porter *Nitro*

Saint Archer Coffee Cream Porter *Nitro*

English Porter6.2% ABV

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Stone Simple Kind Of Man

Stone Simple Kind Of Man

German Pils4.5% ABV

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Experiment Greatest Hits Pale Ale

Acoustic Ales Experiment Greatest Hits Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Fall Fruit Knuckles

Fall Fruit Knuckles

Saison5.5% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Fall Fruitknuckles

Fall Fruitknuckles

American Wheat Beer5.5% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Kilowatt Bourbon Vanilla Oak Amber

Kilowatt Bourbon Vanilla Oak Amber

American Amber Ale6.2% ABV48 IBU

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Caramel and toasted malts, conditioned on bourbon soaked oak chips and vanilla beans.

Pure Project Milagro

Pure Project Milagro

Dry Stout w/ Coffee & Vanilla5.3% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

A highly drinkable Dry Stout brewed with Organic, shade grown coffee sourced from Costa Rica.

Stone Lupulin Loop: Ex. 6297

Stone Lupulin Loop: Ex. 6297

American IPA7.7% ABV

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

The Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme

The Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme

Belgian Dark Strong Ale11.0% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at very few places nearby

A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we inoculate the barrels with.

Abnormal Blonde Ale

Abnormal Blonde Ale

Blonde Ale5.4% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

ChuckAlek Moonstomper Oat IPA

ChuckAlek Moonstomper Oat IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV

ChuckAlek Independent BrewersRamona, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Rip Current Marine Layer Hefeweizen

Rip Current Marine Layer Hefeweizen

Weissbier5.1% ABV

Rip Current BrewingSan Marcos, CA

Available at very few places nearby

This beer highlights the balance of banana and clove-like flavors created by using traditional German Hefeweizen yeast. The background is bread-like (wheat bread of course) with some toast-like flavors.

Rock Bottom La Jolla Ain't No Luck in Boat Racing - IPA

Rock Bottom La Jolla Ain't No Luck in Boat Racing - IPA

American IPA6.4% ABV

Rock Bottom La JollaLa Jolla, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Unfiltered IPA, using Amarillo, Mosaic & Simcoe hops.

Rock Bottom La Jolla The Transponster - Brut IPA

Rock Bottom La Jolla The Transponster - Brut IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV

Rock Bottom La JollaLa Jolla, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Ultra dry, Ultra fruity. This bubbly IPA drinks like champagne.

San Diego Brewing Layover Saison

San Diego Brewing Layover Saison

Saison5.3% ABV

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby