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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alpine Duet

Alpine Duet

American IPA7.0% ABV41 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Widely available nearby

Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops “in harmony.”

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

Modern Times Black House Nitro Stout

Modern Times Black House Nitro Stout

American Stout5.8% ABV40 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

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.

Alesmith My Bloody Valentine

Alesmith My Bloody Valentine

Irish Red Ale6.7% ABV30 IBU

AleSmith Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A deep mahogany red color and a big, aromatic hop profile are the signatures of this seasonal ale.

Alpine Nelson

Alpine Nelson

Hazy IPA7.0% ABV40 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Available at a few places 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.

Societe The Harlot

Societe The Harlot

Belgian Blonde Ale5.6% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of 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.

Pizza Port Swami IPA

Pizza Port Swami IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV72 IBU

Pizza PortCarlsbad, CA

Available at a few 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.

Coronado Islander IPA

Coronado Islander IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV75 IBU

Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado, CA

Available at a number of places 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.

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.

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

Triple IPA9.5% ABV149 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

It’s the most complicated West Coast–inspired IPA we have ever brewed—mashing and sparging with hopped wort, in addition to our hop layering

Harland Japanese Lager

Harland Japanese Lager

Rice Lager5.0% ABV

Harland BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

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

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

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.

The Lost Abbey Carnevale

The Lost Abbey Carnevale

Saison6.5% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Brewed in celebration of Lent and Easter season, Carnevale is light bodied Saison, using Brettanomyces along with Amirillo and Simcoe hops to generate flavor and depth. Carnevale’s complexity grows with time. The citrus notes tend to wane and the wild yeast rears its wonderfully tasting head.

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

Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA

Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

We fill the brew kettle to the brim with assertive Chinook hops, giving the beer intense grapefruit and pine flavors that linger through its dry finish. After fermentation, we dry hop with a blend of Cascade and Centennial hops for a floral citrus aroma. A touch of lightly kilned caramel malts make Tower 10 a well balanced, full flavored IPA.

Pure Project Everything Is Beautiful

Pure Project Everything Is Beautiful

6.5% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Pure Project Familiar Faces

Pure Project Familiar Faces

11.0% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Latitude 33 Lost Cities

Latitude 33 Lost Cities

English IPA6.3% ABV

Latitude 33 Brewing Co.Vista, CA

Available at a few places nearby

This hazy wonder was discovered in the wake of San Diego’s craze for haze—Lost Cities Hazy IPA is bursting with juicy citrus.

Kilowatt 250 kWh IPA

Kilowatt 250 kWh IPA

West Coast IPA7.4% ABV140 IBU

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Features Rakau, Amarillo, Simcoe and Falconer’s Flight hops, producing piney, floral, fruity and citrus notes

Burgeon Prime 5

Burgeon Prime 5

Hazy IPA6.5% ABV

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Duck Foot Duckzilla

Duck Foot Duckzilla

Double IPA8.6% ABV95 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Fall Voice Of Reason

Fall Voice Of Reason

Hazy IPA6.2% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Green Flash Jibe Session IPA

Green Flash Jibe Session IPA

American IPA4.0% ABV60 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Prepare to Jibe! With the wind at our back, we are changing direction. Guided by San Diego’s endless summer breeze, we navigate into new hop territory with Jibe Session IPA. Well-balanced, floral, citrus and vibrant hop character defines our idea of what a perfect session ale should be. At 4% ABV, this session is so good, we are trimming our sails and riding the wind.

Kilowatt P.O.M. Slush

Kilowatt P.O.M. Slush

9.5% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Mason Ale Works Fog Zombie Hazy

Mason Ale Works Fog Zombie Hazy

Triple IPA10.6% ABV

Mason Ale WorksSan Marcos, CA

Mother Earth Kismet

Mother Earth Kismet

American IPA7.2% ABV78 IBU

Mother Earth Brew Co.Vista, CA

Available at very few places nearby

This IPA will “wow” those tastebuds and wake up your nose! Fruitiness in the aroma and a lemon grass finish from the NZ Nelson and Cascade h

North Park Burlingame

North Park Burlingame

Schwarzbier6.6% ABV

North Park Beer Co.San Diego, CA

Light bodied, easy drinking Black Lager with deep chocolate and slight coffee-roast flavors.

Burgeon A Million Tomorrows

Burgeon A Million Tomorrows

Hazy IPA6.2% ABV32 IBU

Burgeon Beer Co.Carlsbad, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Duck Foot Hop 'Em Sock "Em

Duck Foot Hop 'Em Sock "Em

American IPA5.6% ABV

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan 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

Resident Brewing Resilada

Resident Brewing Resilada

Michelada made with Compadre Mexican Lager4.8% ABV

Resident Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

San Diego Brewing San Diego Amber®

San Diego Brewing San Diego Amber®

American Amber Ale5.5% ABV

San Diego Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

The Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi

The Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi

Bière de Garde9.5% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at very few places nearby

It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our beer to celebrate the holiday season.Gold in color and bittered with the bark of Frankincense, we have even used the smallest amount of Myrrh which is an herb that has roots in ancient winemaking as well.A massive Golden Ale fit for a king (or Queen) we offer the Gift of the Magi each holiday season.

Thorn Milhouse

Thorn Milhouse

American IPA7.0% ABV

Thorn BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Thorn Street Got Nelson

Thorn Street Got Nelson

American IPA7.2% ABV

Thorn BrewingSan Diego, CA