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 a 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

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.

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.”

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% ABV21 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!

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.

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 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.

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

American IPA6.5% ABV75 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very 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 Blazing World

Modern Times Blazing World

American Amber Ale6.8% 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.

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.

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 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.

Alpine Pure Hoppiness

Alpine Pure Hoppiness

Double IPA8.0% ABV70 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

This beer will take you to hop heaven. We've used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and more dry-hopping!

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.

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.

Mission Hard Root Beer

Mission Hard Root Beer

Hard Root Beer7.5% ABV5 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Mission Hard Root Beer has all the root beer flavor you remember from childhood except it is for grown-ups.

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.

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

Saint Archer Blonde

Saint Archer Blonde

Blonde Ale4.8% ABV22 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A refreshing German ale with clean, crisp malt character similar to a Pilsner.

Mission Hefeweizen

Mission Hefeweizen

Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen5.3% ABV15 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

The Lost Abbey Red Barn

The Lost Abbey Red Barn

Saison6.7% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Widely available nearby

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

Mike Hess Claritas Kolsch

Mike Hess Claritas Kolsch

Kölsch5.8% ABV30 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

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.

Mike Hess Habitus Double IPA

Mike Hess Habitus Double IPA

Double IPA8.0% ABV100 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Habitus is a very drinkable, high gravity, crisp and spicy rye IPA, hopped generously throughout the brew process and then dry-hopped with over a pound per barrel of Sterling and Chinook hops. Earthy and spicy notes from both the hops and the rye malt, complemented by the floral and piney aromatics.

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.

Port Wipeout IPA

Port Wipeout IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Only a tidal wave of hops can overcome the surging tide of malt that is required to produce a beer of this shape. We invite you to drop in, hang on and kick out the backside.

Societe The Apprentice

Societe The Apprentice

IPA7.2% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

Duck Foot The Contender

Duck Foot The Contender

American IPA6.5% ABV68 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

Duck Foot The Looker

Duck Foot The Looker

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV16 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

A classic American Blonde with California style.

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 Brewery Far Far Away IPA

Thorn Street Brewery Far Far Away IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Thorn Street Foreplay

Thorn Street Foreplay

Belgian Blond Ale6.8% ABV24 IBU

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Council Beautitude Pineapple Tart Saison

Council Beautitude Pineapple Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

32 North Best Coast

32 North Best Coast

American IPA7.0% ABV67 IBU

32 North Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Centennial, Cascade, and Chinook bring piney and floral notes to a fantastic IPA.

32 North Pilsner The Conqueror

32 North Pilsner The Conqueror

German Pils5.5% ABV40 IBU

32 North Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Willow Wolves

Acoustic Ales Willow Wolves

American IPA6.0% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt Snappy Cat

Kilowatt Snappy Cat

American IPA7.2% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Oats and ESB malts,hopped with Mosaic and Equinox

Monkey Paw Pineapple X-Press

Monkey Paw Pineapple X-Press

American Pale Ale5.2% ABV45 IBU

Monkey Paw BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A bright and citrusy San Diego session beer regardless of the season. Not too bitter, not too big. The nose is decidedly grassy and tropical. The malt in this beer is not the showcase, but you will get a little hint of a honey sweetness that compliments the overall flavor of the beer. This beer is perfect for those days you want something easy to drink, or to balance out a spicy meal. A great hoppy li'l session ale!

Rip Current Lupulin Lust

Rip Current Lupulin Lust

Double IPA9.0% ABV

Rip Current BrewingSan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

8.2% San Diego-style IPA with complex grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and pine-like character. The hops are supported by a clean, dry and bready background character. We made this beer for all of you big hoppy beer lovers.