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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Modern Times Booming Rollers

Modern Times Booming Rollers

American IPA6.8% ABV75 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Booming Rollers™ is a showcase for the juicy awesomeness of Citra hops.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Port Mongo

Port Mongo

Double IPA8.5% ABV99 IBU

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Widely available nearby

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

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.

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

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA

Double IPA9.3% ABV75 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mike Hess Grapefruit Solis IPA

Mike Hess Grapefruit Solis IPA

American IPA7.5% ABV85 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very 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.

Port Nelson The Greeter

Port Nelson The Greeter

American IPA6.0% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

It is an IPA that celebrates the mayor of the “clothing optional” Black Beach in Torrey Pines San Diego. Loaded with Nelson Sauvin Hops.

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 Relay IPA

Thorn Street Relay IPA

American IPA7.2% ABV74 IBU

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Pine, Passion Fruit, Tangerine

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

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

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.

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!

Council Beatitude Passion Fruit Tart Saison

Council Beatitude Passion Fruit Tart Saison

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer4.5% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

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

Monkey Paw Friar Fanatic

Monkey Paw Friar Fanatic

American IPA6.8% ABV60 IBU

Monkey Paw BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of 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 a number of places nearby

Malty, Caramel, Biscuit

Pure Project La Vie en Rosé

Pure Project La Vie en Rosé

Hibiscus & Honey Saison6.5% ABV25 IBU

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A Costa Rican inspired recipe, this traditional farmhouse style Saison with a dry finish.

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.

Abnormal Boss Pour

Abnormal Boss Pour

American IPA7.0% ABV55 IBU

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Witte Snake

Acoustic Ales Witte Snake

Witbier4.5% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at a 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.

Abnormal Abnormalweiss

Abnormal Abnormalweiss

American Wheat Beer5.3% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt Pale Ale

Kilowatt Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.6% ABV50 IBU

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Hoppy Pale Ale brewed with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, and Waimea hops.

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”

32 North Breakfast Red /Maple Sryup

32 North Breakfast Red /Maple Sryup

Märzen6.5% ABV

32 North Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Amplified Ale Works New Generation - Pink Boots Society Beer

Amplified Ale Works New Generation - Pink Boots Society Beer

American IPA6.2% ABV

Amplified Ale WorksSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Brewed with Guava, Pomegranate, and the Pink Boots Society 2018 hop blend of Simcoe, Citra, Loral, and Mosaic.

Kilowatt S3 Pineapple Sour

Kilowatt S3 Pineapple Sour

Berliner Weisse3.3% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kettle soured Berliner Weiss infused with pineapple

Rip Current Choppy Surf

Rip Current Choppy Surf

Czech Pale Lager5.3% ABV

Rip Current BrewingSan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

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