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.

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% ABV

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

AleSmith Speedway Stout

AleSmith Speedway Stout

Imperial Stout12.0% ABV60 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

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.

Modern Times Blazing World

Modern Times Blazing World

Czech Amber Lager6.8% ABV85 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Widely available 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.

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.

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

Widely available 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.

Latitude 33 Honey Hips Strong Blonde

Latitude 33 Honey Hips Strong Blonde

Strong Ale8.3% ABV18 IBU

Latitude 33 Brewing Co.Vista, CA

Widely available nearby

Strong Blonde Ale with Honey, Orange Peel, & Rose Hips

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.

Port Mongo

Port Mongo

Double IPA8.5% ABV99 IBU

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Saint Archer White Ale

Saint Archer White Ale

Witbier5.0% ABV15 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Brewed with high quality Pilsner and Wheat malts, generously spiced with coriander and Fresh orange peel.

Saint Archer IPA

Saint Archer IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV66 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of 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

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA

Double IPA9.3% ABV75 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

A amazingly balanced and hoppy beer, yet finishes as smooth as silk with no hint of high alcohol hotness usually associated with strong double IPAs.

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.

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.

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

Societe The Pupil

Societe The Pupil

IPA7.5% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

White grape with mango, nectarine, gooseberry, and lightly spicy grapefruit. The fruit is mouthwatering and juicy. Apparently blending Nelson and Citra makes for an awesome flavor. Smooth moderate bitterness. Malt is crackery and lightly biscuity. The beer is dry with no alcohol flavor. Bitterness waxes in the finish.

Duck Foot "Drink This Or The Bees Die" Honey Ale

Duck Foot "Drink This Or The Bees Die" Honey Ale

Blonde Ale6.9% ABV15 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Honey Ale brewed with local orange blossom honey and a conscience...save the bees!

Abnormal Boss Pour

Abnormal Boss Pour

American IPA7.0% ABV55 IBU

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Lost Abbey Farmhouse Lager

Lost Abbey Farmhouse Lager

International Pale Lager5.8% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Societe The Apprentice

Societe The Apprentice

IPA7.2% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

The Apprentice is dry, medium bodied, and an exceptionally hoppy IPA with assertive bitterness.

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 Contender

Duck Foot The Contender

American IPA6.5% ABV68 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A balanced, hoppy west coast-style IPA with a crisp finish.

Mike Hess 8 West Orange Honey Wheat

Mike Hess 8 West Orange Honey Wheat

American Wheat Beer5.8% ABV24 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Port SPA Summer Pale Ale

Port SPA Summer Pale Ale

American Pale Ale6.0% ABV45 IBU

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Summer Pale Ale starts with a bite from the hops and finishes with a refreshing tangerine bitterness.

Thorn Street Hopster Pot

Thorn Street Hopster Pot

American IPA6.5% ABV

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Acoustic Ales Strawberry Blondie

Acoustic Ales Strawberry Blondie

Blonde Ale6.0% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Acoustic Ales The Groupie

Acoustic Ales The Groupie

Belgian Blond Ale8.0% ABV22 IBU

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt Guava 250 kWh IPA

Kilowatt Guava 250 kWh IPA

American IPA7.4% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Features Kohatu, Rakau, & Falconer’s Flight hops, conditioned on real pink guava

32 North Anchor Down Amber

32 North Anchor Down Amber

American Amber Ale5.4% ABV

32 North Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Kilowatt S3 Watermelon Sour

Kilowatt S3 Watermelon Sour

Berliner Weisse3.3% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

S3 (Super Sour Series): Kettle soured Berliner Weiss infused with fruity goodness

San Diego Brewing San Diego Pale Ale®

San Diego Brewing San Diego Pale Ale®

American Pale Ale5.3% ABV40 IBU

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Stone Liberty Station Societe / Stone The Skedaddler

Stone Liberty Station Societe / Stone The Skedaddler

American IPA7.3% ABV65 IBU

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

32 North Cherry Landfall

32 North Cherry Landfall

Berliner Weisse4.2% ABV

32 North Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Council Bully Pulpit

Council Bully Pulpit

American IPA7.2% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Intensely hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe creating a very dry and bold hop character with light malt background - huge fresh mango, citrus, resin and pine hoppiness.

San Diego Brewing San Diego IPA®

San Diego Brewing San Diego IPA®

American IPA7.3% ABV75 IBU

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Abnormal Hazy Dreams

Abnormal Hazy Dreams

American IPA6.9% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Monkey Paw Sweet Georgia Brown

Monkey Paw Sweet Georgia Brown

British Brown Ale5.8% ABV25 IBU

Monkey Paw BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Malty, Caramel, Biscuit

Stone Liberty Station Cimmerian Portal

Stone Liberty Station Cimmerian Portal

Foreign Export Stout6.5% ABV

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby