Top & Local Beer near San Diego, CA

Saint Archer Gold

Saint Archer Gold

American Lager4.2% ABV

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Arrogant Bastard Ale

Arrogant Bastard Ale

American Strong Ale7.2% ABV100 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Widely available nearby

This is an aggressive beer. You probably won't like it. It is quite doubtful you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate.

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

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.

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!

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.”

Stone Tropic Of Thunder Lager

Stone Tropic Of Thunder Lager

American Lager5.8% ABV45 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Mainstays Citra and Mosaic, along with newcomer Cashmere hops are joined by their juicy tropical aromas of citrus, pineapple and coconut.

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.

Alpine Nelson

Alpine Nelson

American IPA7.0% ABV40 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Widely available 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.

Modern Times Mythic Worlds

Modern Times Mythic Worlds

Hazy IPA7.5% ABV50 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

New seasonal hazy IPA brewed with Galaxy, Motueka, Mosaic, and Experimental Hop 06277.

Pizza Port Swami IPA

Pizza Port Swami 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.

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.

Modern Times Fruitlands Gose

Modern Times Fruitlands Gose

Gose4.8% ABV17 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

tart, fruity, & frighteningly delicious. The sour, salty base beer lays down the funky refreshment, while a heavy dose of passion fruit.

Coronado Weekend Vibes

Coronado Weekend Vibes

West Coast IPA6.8% ABV60 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Mosaic Citra Simcoe

Societe The Harlot

Societe The Harlot

Belgian Blonde Ale5.6% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

This delicate-yet-complex blonde combines the florality of a Belgian ale with the crispness of a Czech pilsner for a beer like no other.

AleSmith Horny Devil

AleSmith Horny Devil

Belgian Golden Strong Ale10.0% ABV23 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Horny Devil is an authentic Belgian Style ale, from the Belgian candi sugar right down to the yeast from a Trappist monastery in Belgium.

Ballast Point Pale Ale

Ballast Point Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.4% ABV23 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

The beer that launched Ballast Point.

Ballast Point Fathom IPA

Ballast Point Fathom IPA

American IPA6.0% ABV50 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

combines time-honored lagering techniques with the hop profiles of a West Coast IPA recipe. The cold-fermenting lager yeast provides a clean base that allows the citrus and pine aromas from the hops to really shine. The result is a gold medal beer with a refreshing, easy drinking character and just the right amount of depth.

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV75 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops are layered, allowing bright tropical waves of flavorful citrus and floral notes to break gently.

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

Available at a number of places nearby

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

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.

Coronado Never Better

Coronado Never Better

Double IPA8.1% ABV65 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Brewed with a vibrant blend of Vic Secret, Mosaic, and Citra, this double IPA is bursting with hop flavors of tropical mango, passion fruit, and resinous pine. One sip and you'll go from good to Never Better.

Abnormal Boss Pour

Abnormal Boss Pour

American IPA7.0% ABV55 IBU

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.

Resident Chasing Citra

Resident Chasing Citra

American IPA6.4% ABV50 IBU

Resident Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

The Lost Abbey Track #8

The Lost Abbey Track #8

American Strong Ale13.7% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at very few places nearby

An amazing Belgian quadruple brewed with raisins, aged in Bourbon barrels with cinnamon and chilies added.

Abnormal Hazy Dreams

Abnormal Hazy Dreams

Hazy IPA6.9% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Fall Magical & Delicious

Fall Magical & Delicious

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV36 IBU

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Mike Hess Solis IPA

Mike Hess Solis IPA

American IPA7.5% ABV75 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Dynamic IPA brand—every batch is a unique San Diego-style IPA—, bone-dry, light-colored and sure to satisfy craft fans and hop heads. Masterfully combining 2-row and other malts, along with new hops or unique hop combinations.

Mother Earth Sin Tax

Mother Earth Sin Tax

Imperial Stout8.1% ABV45 IBU

Mother Earth Brew Co.Vista, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Saint Archer Pale Ale

Saint Archer Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV40 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

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.

Burgeon Carlsbad Crush

Burgeon Carlsbad Crush

American Pale Ale5.8% ABV

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Burgeon Endless Frontier

Burgeon Endless Frontier

American IPA6.6% ABV

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Fall Fall Brewing “Industrial Accident” Hazy Double IPA

Fall Fall Brewing “Industrial Accident” Hazy Double IPA

Hazy Double IPA8.0% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt The Trippy Belgian

Kilowatt The Trippy Belgian

Belgian8.0% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Pale high gravity Belgian ale with slight spicy and fruity notes

Mike Hess Steel Beach

Mike Hess Steel Beach

American Lager4.5% ABV21 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Mother Earth Mystic Alchemy

Mother Earth Mystic Alchemy

Hazy IPA6.8% ABV

Mother Earth Brew Co.Vista, CA

Available at very few places nearby

The Abbey Ten Commandments

The Abbey Ten Commandments

Belgian Dark Strong Ale9.0% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A stronger version of our Lost and Found Abbey Ale brewed to a more contemplative alcohol content. Massive in every stretch of the brewing way possible this is the sort of beer that will remind a beer drinker who considers themselves a saint that even saints stray as sinners from time to time.Not for the faint of heart, this beer weighs in at a heavenly 10% ABV and is available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select locations.

Thorn Street Treading Lightly - Keto Friendly

Thorn Street Treading Lightly - Keto Friendly

American IPA4.0% ABV

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Duck Foot Wookiee Roar

Duck Foot Wookiee Roar

American Amber Ale5.8% ABV

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Karl Strauss Tower 20 IIPA

Karl Strauss Tower 20 IIPA

Double IPA9.5% ABV100 IBU

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

High-alpha Centennial hops give Tower 20 a resinous pine-like bitterness, while Oregon-grown Crystals and Chinooks lend grapefruit and tangerine hop flavors.

Kilowatt S3 Citrus Exotica Sour

Kilowatt S3 Citrus Exotica Sour

Berliner Weisse3.3% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Kettle soured Berliner Weiss infused with Lime, Lemon, Buddha's Hand

Mason Ale Works Project X

Mason Ale Works Project X

American IPA7.3% ABV

Mason Ale WorksSan Marcos, CA

Mason / Pure Project / Burgeon Thicker Than Thieves

Mason / Pure Project / Burgeon Thicker Than Thieves

American IPA7.2% ABV

Mason Ale WorksSan Marcos, CA

Thorn / Burgeon Pine Hollows

Thorn / Burgeon Pine Hollows

American IPA7.0% ABV

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Shake Your Money Maker W/ Coffee

Acoustic Ales Shake Your Money Maker W/ Coffee

American Brown Ale6.3% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Amplified Ale Works Irish Lullabies (Nitro)

Amplified Ale Works Irish Lullabies (Nitro)

Irish Stout5.0% ABV

Amplified Ale WorksSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Council Beatitude Mango Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Mango Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

An intensely tart mango fruit flavor, with a lacto forward nose and a doughy complexity from our no-boil process.

Council Beatitude Mosaic Dry-Hopped Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Mosaic Dry-Hopped Tart Saison

Tart Saison4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Port Brewing Citra Swell

Port Brewing Citra Swell

American IPA6.5% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Stone Lifeblood

Stone Lifeblood

American Brown Ale6.8% ABV60 IBU

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby