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

Available at very few places nearby

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

Stone Delicious IPA

Stone Delicious IPA

American IPA7.7% ABV80 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Widely available nearby

This intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA.

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.

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.

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.

Alpine Duet

Alpine Duet

American IPA7.0% ABV45 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Widely available nearby

Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops “in harmony.”

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!

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.

Green Flash West Coast IPA

Green Flash West Coast IPA

Double IPA8.1% ABV95 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

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.

Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale

Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale

American Amber Ale4.9% ABV30 IBU

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Widely available nearby

Our customers can’t get enough of this amber ale that was originally brewed with hemp seeds, but tastes just as good without them.

Modern Times Black House

Modern Times Black House

American Stout5.8% ABV40 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

Modern Times Critical Band

Modern Times Critical Band

American IPA6.7% ABV75 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

New Release JUICY IPA with Denali Oil, Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra Hops.

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.

AleSmith Nut Brown

AleSmith Nut Brown

British Brown Ale5.0% ABV17 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

A creamy mouthfeel and full body enhances its drinkability, making Nut Brown a sessionable ale that embodies our commitment to quality.

Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale

Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale

American Amber Ale5.7% ABV46 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Widely available nearby

Well hopped to balance the malty sweetness, and dry-hopped with cascade for a full hop flavor and aroma.

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 number of 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.

Pizza Port Swamis IPA

Pizza Port Swamis IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV72 IBU

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a number of 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.

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

Widely available 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.

The Lost Abbey Devotion

The Lost Abbey Devotion

Blonde Ale6.3% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Widely available nearby

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

Alpine Windows Up

Alpine Windows Up

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Saint Archer IPA

Saint Archer IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV66 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Amarillo and Mosaic hops ring loud and clear with citrus/tropical notes that are backed up by a chorus of our other favorites

Port Hop 15

Port Hop 15

Double IPA10.0% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Hop 15 has 15 different hop varieties added to the beer every 15 minutes.

Mission Blonde Ale

Mission Blonde Ale

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV20 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

With the color of a pilsner and the character of an ale, our blonde settles into the realm of restorative. Endowed with an authentic Kolsch yeast strain for a peck of fruitiness that compliments the blend of noble hops. Lager-like with its delicate dryness, it really is redolent of ales from Koln, Germany.

Mission Hefeweizen

Mission Hefeweizen

Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen5.3% ABV15 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

The Lost Abbey Judgment Day

The Lost Abbey Judgment Day

Belgian Dark Strong Ale10.5% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Widely available nearby

A stronger and more contemplative version of our Lost and Found Ale. Judgment Day is the base beer for our Cuvee de Tomme.

Mike Hess Grapefruit Solis IPA

Mike Hess Grapefruit Solis IPA

American IPA7.5% ABV85 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Solis Occasus is a dynamic IPA brand; hop-forward, bone-dry, light-colored and sure to satisfy craft fans and hop heads.

Thorn Street Barrio Lager

Thorn Street Barrio Lager

International Pale Lager4.5% ABV12 IBU

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Duck Foot The Looker

Duck Foot The Looker

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV16 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A classic American Blonde with California style.

Latitude 33 Blonde Cartel

Latitude 33 Blonde Cartel

Blonde Ale5.1% ABV25 IBU

Latitude 33 Brewing Co.Vista, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Blonde Cartel is a full flavored golden blonde ale perfectly balanced with just the right amount of bitterness.

Saint Archer Pale Ale

Saint Archer Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV40 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

On the hoppy end of the spectrum, this California-style pale uses the malt bill to showcase the bright, citrus, and piney notes of its hops.

Council Beatitude Raspberry Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Raspberry Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Raspberry saison with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart fruit flavor and doughy complexity.

Thorn Street Tropic Daze

Thorn Street Tropic Daze

American IPA6.6% ABV58 IBU

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Duck Foot Duckzilla

Duck Foot Duckzilla

Double IPA8.6% ABV95 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Port Santa's Little Helper

Port Santa's Little Helper

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Originally shipped from London to the Czarist rulers of Russia, Imperial Stouts are stronger, richer and more robust versions of traditional stouts. The increase in alcohol content means that literally, many of these beers are a meal in a glass all on their own. Made from copious amounts of Roasted and Black Barleys, our stout invites you to share a silky black body with hints of freshly pulled espresso from the coffee house, melding with dark bitter sweet chocolate from a Belgian Chocolateer and the ash of a smoldering fire on a dark winters night. Just remember that somewhere out there, the jolly old fat man is making a list and checking it twice. He knows who’s been naughty and nice… Might we suggest that you forgo the Milk with the cookies this year and leave him of bottle of something incredibly nice- Say like Santa’s Little Helper? Mrs. Claus would probably like some as well. That is if Rudolph doesn’t drink it all himself. Bad Reindeer.

Mike Hess Steel Beach

Mike Hess Steel Beach

American Lager4.5% ABV21 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Societe The Widow

Societe The Widow

Belgian Strong Dark9.0% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

The flavor is quite nice with dark fruits and bready malts combining nicely and hiding the alcohol well. Slight hints of molasses and raisin

Pure Project Murklands

Pure Project Murklands

Murky Rye Pale Ale5.5% ABV30 IBU

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

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

Abnormal Summer Dreams

Abnormal Summer Dreams

American IPA5.8% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt Grand Entrance

Kilowatt Grand Entrance

Imperial Stout8.4% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A big, malty dark ale with a lightly roasted sweet finish.

32 North Anchor Down Amber

32 North Anchor Down Amber

American Amber Ale5.4% ABV

32 North Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Abnormal Tiki Life For Me

Abnormal Tiki Life For Me

American Wheat Beer5.8% ABV10 IBU

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Council Pirate's Breakfast

Council Pirate's Breakfast

Imperial Oatmeal Stout8.1% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Roasted malt character, chocolate, coffee, intense dark fruit and molasses. A large quantity of oatmeal is used to add smoothness and that delicious oatmeal cookie character.

Kilowatt Chocolate Macadamia Nut Stout

Kilowatt Chocolate Macadamia Nut Stout

Sweet Stout5.8% ABV38 IBU

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Dark malts accompanied by chocolate and crystal malts, cold conditioned with a chocolate macadamia nut infusion.

Societe The Filly

Societe The Filly

Witbier5.0% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Stone Liberty Station Goat Bock Yourself

Stone Liberty Station Goat Bock Yourself

Doppelbock8.6% ABV

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

San Diego Brewing Black Rider

San Diego Brewing Black Rider

Oatmeal Stout5.5% ABV

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Back N The Gssr

Acoustic Ales Back N The Gssr

American IPA6.5% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Heaven Hills Barrell Aged

Acoustic Ales Heaven Hills Barrell Aged

American Stout12.5% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA