Top & Local Beer near San Diego, CA

Stone Delicious IPA

Stone Delicious IPA

Rich Citrus from El Dorado & Lemon Drop Hops7.7% 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 IPA

Stone IPA

American IPA6.9% ABV77 IBU

Stone Brewing Escondido, CA

Widely available nearby

Medium malt character with a heavy dose of over the top hops. Generous dry hopping gives this beer its abundant hop aroma and crisp hop flavor.

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.

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.

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' 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.

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.

Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale

Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale

American Amber Ale5.0% ABV30 IBU

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a number of places 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.

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.

Harland Hazy IPA

Harland Hazy IPA

Hazy IPA6.5% ABV

Harland BrewingSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Tropical, creamy, medium bodied

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 West Coast IPA

Green Flash West Coast IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV95 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

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

Coronado Salty Crew

Coronado Salty Crew

Blonde Boat Beer4.5% ABV12 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Widely available nearby

A collaboration with our friends from the Salty Crew brand, this Boat Beer is light, crisp and refreshingly crushable. Lending itself to be a versatile beer, you are able to throw a lime in it or some spice on the rim. Brewed on land, but built for the sea. It's the perfect beer to be enjoyed whether you're on or off the boat.

AleSmith Nut Brown

AleSmith Nut Brown

American 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.

Harland Japanese Lager

Harland Japanese Lager

Rice Lager5.0% ABV

Harland BrewingSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Brewed with Puffed Jasmine Rice, Toasted Rice Flakes, and Pilsner Malt, this floral lager is incredibly drinkable.

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

Available at a few places 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.

Pure Project Monteverde

Pure Project Monteverde

Hazy IPA6.6% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Pure Project Rain

Pure Project Rain

American Lager5.3% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

Pizza Port Shark Bite

Pizza Port Shark Bite

Irish Red Ale6.0% ABV55 IBU

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Thorn Street Barrio Lager

Thorn Street Barrio Lager

International Pale Lager4.5% ABV12 IBU

Thorn BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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.

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.

Modern Times Orderville

Modern Times Orderville

Hazy IPA7.2% ABV75 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Orderville is an aggressive, fragrant IPA.

The Lost Abbey Red Barn

The Lost Abbey Red Barn

Saison6.7% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

Modern Times Black House

Modern Times Black House

American Stout5.8% ABV40 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

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

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.

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.

Thorn Street Hopster Pot

Thorn Street Hopster Pot

Hazy IPA7.0% ABV

Thorn 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 few places nearby

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

Fall Plenty For All Pilsner

Fall Plenty For All Pilsner

German Pils4.9% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Pilsner brewed in the California Common Style.Crisp/Clean/Rustic Edge

Port Old Viscosity

Port Old Viscosity

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV45 IBU

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

“Not your Dad’s Wimpy 30 Weight is how our original label used to describe this massive chewy and thick beer. Code named by our brewers-”The Big Black Nasty,” this is monstrous dark ale is brewed to no particular style. Thick and sludgy like oil from the crankcase of a wheat threshing combine, Old Viscosity blurs the boundaries of Porter, Stout, Old Ale and Barleywines. A blended beer that mixes old and new brewing traditions into one finished beer, Old Viscosity starts out with 80% of the packaged beer produced from a stainless steel fermentation. It then joins another 20% Old Viscosity (from a previous batch) that has been aging in bourbon barrels. The blend of the two beers yields an incredibly rich and luscious ale that reveals chocolate and cocoa notes melded to silky body of burnt wood, vanilla and ash.

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.

Resident Perky Blonde

Resident Perky Blonde

Blonde Ale5.2% ABV17 IBU

Resident Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Crisp, clean, refreshing blonde ale with cracker-like malt flavor and floral hop aroma

Societe The Harlot

Societe The Harlot

Belgian Blonde Ale5.6% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places 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.

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

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

Blonde Ale6.5% 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!

Fall Magical & Delicious

Fall Magical & Delicious

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV36 IBU

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Duck Foot The Looker

Duck Foot The Looker

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV16 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

A classic American Blonde with California style.

Abnormal Abnormalweiss

Abnormal Abnormalweiss

Weissbier5.3% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Mike Hess Claritas Kolsch

Mike Hess Claritas Kolsch

Kölsch5.8% ABV30 IBU

Mike Hess BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

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

Mikkeller SD Windy Hill Ne Style IPA

Mikkeller SD Windy Hill Ne Style IPA

Hazy IPA7.0% ABV

Mikkeller Brewing San DiegoSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

New England Style IPA w/rotating hops.

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.