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.

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 Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager

American Lager4.7% ABV

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Widely available nearby

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Cream Ale5.0% ABV18 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.

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.

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

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.

Green Flash West Coast IPA

Green Flash West Coast IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV95 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Modern Times Orderville

Modern Times Orderville

Hazy IPA7.2% ABV75 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Orderville is an aggressive, fragrant IPA.

AleSmith Speedway Stout

AleSmith Speedway Stout

Imperial Stout12.0% ABV60 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Modern Times Black House

Modern Times Black House

American Stout5.8% ABV40 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Port Mongo

Port Mongo

Double IPA8.0% 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.

Coronado Islander IPA

Coronado Islander IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV75 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Widely available nearby

Our original IPA is a liquid expression of our hometown Coronado pride. Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops combine to provide an explosive burst of piney bitterness and luscious notes of apricot, grapefruit, and mango that are sure to evoke imagery of swaying palms and sun-kissed shores.

Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale

Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale

American Amber Ale5.7% ABV46 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Mike Hess Hop Cloud

Mike Hess Hop Cloud

Hazy IPA7.0% ABV

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Green Flash Le Freak

Green Flash Le Freak

Belgian IPA9.2% ABV101 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

This Belgian Style IPA is an "out of the box" convergence of beer styles where American Imperial IPA meets Belgian Trippel.

Mission Blonde Ale

Mission Blonde Ale

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV20 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places 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.

The Lost Abbey Devotion

The Lost Abbey Devotion

Blonde Ale6.3% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Mother Earth Cali Creamin' Creamsicle

Mother Earth Cali Creamin' Creamsicle

Cream Ale5.1% ABV16 IBU

Mother Earth Brew Co.Vista, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Cali Creamsicle features hints of vanilla and a distinct citrus cream flavor that finishes slightly sweeter than it’s Cream Ale counterpart.

Pure Project Rain

Pure Project Rain

American Lager5.3% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Latitude 33 Honey Hips Strong Blonde

Latitude 33 Honey Hips Strong Blonde

Strong Ale8.3% ABV18 IBU

Latitude 33 Brewing Co.Vista, CA

Available at a number of places 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.

Pure Project Kusanagi

Pure Project Kusanagi

Hazy Double IPA8.4% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Resident Chasing Citra

Resident Chasing Citra

Unfiltered IPA with Citra Hops6.4% 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.

AleSmith Decadence

AleSmith Decadence

Imperial Stout10.0% ABV

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Pizza Port California Honey Ale

Pizza Port California Honey Ale

Blonde Ale4.8% ABV

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Saint Archer Blonde

Saint Archer Blonde

Blonde Ale4.8% ABV22 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

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

Societe The Widow

Societe The Widow

Belgian Dark Strong Ale9.0% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Our Belgian dark ale's grace belies its considerable strength. Flavors of toffee, caramel, raisins and baking spices segue to a dry finish.

Abnormal Boss Pour

Abnormal Boss Pour

American IPA7.0% ABV55 IBU

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

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

Alpine Pure Hoppiness

Alpine Pure Hoppiness

Double IPA8.0% ABV70 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

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!

Burgeon Treevana

Burgeon Treevana

American IPA7.2% ABV48 IBU

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Karl Strauss 21st Anniversary Ale

Karl Strauss 21st Anniversary Ale

Belgian Dark Strong Ale10.2% ABV

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Burgeon Beach Daze

Burgeon Beach Daze

Hazy IPA6.3% ABV

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

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 few places nearby

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

The Lost Abbey Red Poppy

The Lost Abbey Red Poppy

Oud Bruin6.5% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Perhaps no country embraces the use of fruit in beers more so than Belgium. Numerous traditional as well as regional specialty ales are infused with every sort of fruit imaginable. In this way, the flavor of the fruit becomes especially prominent.Red Poppy Ale is a veritable celebration of Sour Cherries in an explosion of aromas and tastes. Brewed from a brown ale base and aged in our oak barrels for over 6 months, this beer is not for the faint of heart.The Golden Poppy is the state flower of California and the Red Poppy is found in Flanders Fields where our inspiration for this beer comes from. This beer is 5.5% ABV and is available in 375 and 750 ml bottles and on draft at inspired locations.

Kilowatt Maple Smoked Maibock

Kilowatt Maple Smoked Maibock

Helles Bock7.0% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt Obliquity Hazy Double IPA

Kilowatt Obliquity Hazy Double IPA

Hazy Double IPA8.5% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Brewed with 2 Row, Oats and Carapils. Featuring Idaho Gem, Sabro, Talus and Mosaic hops

Saint Archer IPA

Saint Archer IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV66 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very 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

Societe Not Enormous

Societe Not Enormous

Berliner Weisse3.0% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Abnormal Blonde Ale

Abnormal Blonde Ale

Blonde Ale5.4% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Alpine OG Lemon Haze

Alpine OG Lemon Haze

Hazy IPA6.5% ABV30 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Stone Liberty Cliché

Stone Liberty Cliché

Blonde Ale5.3% ABV

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Thorn Street Sun Soaked

Thorn Street Sun Soaked

American IPA7.0% ABV

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Duck Foot Liquid Jam

Duck Foot Liquid Jam

Hazy IPA7.5% ABV

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Fall Mr. Tallyman Hefeweizen

Fall Mr. Tallyman Hefeweizen

Weissbier4.6% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Mason Ale Works Checkerboard Yellow DDH Hazy DIPA

Mason Ale Works Checkerboard Yellow DDH Hazy DIPA

Hazy Double IPA8.0% ABV

Mason Ale WorksSan Marcos, CA

Mason Ale Works Fog Zombie

Mason Ale Works Fog Zombie

Triple IPA10.6% ABV

Mason Ale WorksSan Marcos, CA

North Park Ancient Civilization

North Park Ancient Civilization

Double IPA8.5% ABV

North Park Beer Co.San Diego, CA

North Park Banana Whip

North Park Banana Whip

American IPA7.5% ABV

North Park Beer Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

San Diego Brewing Mandatory Fun

San Diego Brewing Mandatory Fun

Belgian IPA7.0% ABV

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

San Diego Brewing Uncle Fritz

San Diego Brewing Uncle Fritz

Munich Dunkel5.6% ABV33 IBU

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Thorn Street Michelada

Thorn Street Michelada

Fruit Beer4.0% ABV

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA