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 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 Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Ballast Point Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

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.

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Mother Earth Cali Creamin

Cream Ale5.2% ABV20 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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Modern Times Black House

Modern Times Black House

American Stout5.8% ABV40 IBU

Modern Times BeerSan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

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.

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% ABV50 IBU

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine, CA

Available at a number of 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.

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.

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.

Pizza Port Swamis IPA

Pizza Port Swamis 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.

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

Green Flash Soul Style IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV75 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few 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.

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.

Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker

Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker

American Wheat Beer5.5% ABV5 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Tangerine zest carries throughout, accented by bright, floral, tropical flavors and a juicy finish. Brewed with American malts and a blend of Citra and Cascade hops, this is a beautiful brew to behold.

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.

Port Santa's Little Helper

Port Santa's Little Helper

Imperial Stout10.5% ABV

Port Brewing CompanySan Marcos, CA

Widely available nearby

Originally shipped from London to the Czarist rulers of Russia, Imperial Stouts are stronger, richer and more robust versions of traditional stouts. The increase in alcohol content means that literally, many of these beers are a meal in a glass all on their own. Made from copious amounts of Roasted and Black Barleys, our stout invites you to share a silky black body with hints of freshly pulled espresso from the coffee house, melding with dark bitter sweet chocolate from a Belgian Chocolateer and the ash of a smoldering fire on a dark winters night. Just remember that somewhere out there, the jolly old fat man is making a list and checking it twice. He knows who’s been naughty and nice… Might we suggest that you forgo the Milk with the cookies this year and leave him of bottle of something incredibly nice- Say like Santa’s Little Helper? Mrs. Claus would probably like some as well. That is if Rudolph doesn’t drink it all himself. Bad Reindeer.

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.

Saint Archer Blonde

Saint Archer Blonde

Blonde Ale4.8% ABV22 IBU

Saint Archer Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a few 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 few 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

Fall Plenty For All Pilsner

Fall Plenty For All Pilsner

German Pils4.9% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Widely available nearby

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

Mission IPA

Mission IPA

American IPA featuring Simcoe and Mosaic6.8% ABV66 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

American IPA featuring Simcoe and Mosaic.

Mason Ale Works Charley Hustle Red IPA

Mason Ale Works Charley Hustle Red IPA

Red IPA6.8% ABV

Mason Ale WorksOceanside, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Mason Ale Works Cash

Mason Ale Works Cash

Imperial Stout9.4% ABV

Mason Ale WorksOceanside, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Imperial Coffee Stout Collaboration with Mostra Coffee. Notes of Dark Chocolate, Espresso and Rich Malt

Duck Foot The Looker

Duck Foot The Looker

Blonde Ale5.0% ABV16 IBU

Duck Foot Brewing CoSan Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

A classic American Blonde with California style.

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout9.8% ABV75 IBU

Mission BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Black as the darkest night, and full of dark fruit, coffee, and intense chocolate aromas.

Societe The Statesman

Societe The Statesman

Pale Ale5.2% ABV

Societe Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at a number of places nearby

Bursting with alluring pine and citrus character from American hops, this is an extra-dry, purely San Diego take on a classic pale ale.

The Lost Abbey Angel's Share (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)

The Lost Abbey Angel's Share (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)

English Barleywine12.5% ABV

The Lost AbbeySan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Our Angel’s Share is a barrel aged burgundy colored ale infused with copious amounts of dark caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied bourbon or brandy barrels. Each batch spends no less than 12 months aging in the oak. As with all of our beers, this beer is brewed for sinners and saints alike. So be an angel and share it with a friend or two.

Thorn Street Mystic Gnome

Thorn Street Mystic Gnome

American IPA6.8% ABV75 IBU

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Rip Current Lupulin Lust

Rip Current Lupulin Lust

Double IPA9.0% ABV

Rip Current BrewingSan Marcos, CA

Available at a few places nearby

8.2% San Diego-style IPA with complex grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and pine-like character. The hops are supported by a clean, dry and bready background character. We made this beer for all of you big hoppy beer lovers.

Thorn Street No Take Backs

Thorn Street No Take Backs

Double IPA9.0% ABV

Thorn Street BrewerySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Run For The Hills IIPA

Acoustic Ales Run For The Hills IIPA

Double IPA8.1% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Fall Watermelon Jazz Hands

Fall Watermelon Jazz Hands

Berliner Weisse3.6% ABV

Fall Brewing CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Kilowatt Obliquity

Kilowatt Obliquity

Double IPA9.1% ABV

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Brewed with light caramel biscuit malts, hopped with Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade

Pure Project Flower of the Future IPA w/ Peaflower & Hibiscus

Pure Project Flower of the Future IPA w/ Peaflower & Hibiscus

American IPA7.0% ABV

Pure ProjectSan Diego, CA

Available at a few places nearby

Abnormal Abnormalweiss Hefewiezen

Abnormal Abnormalweiss Hefewiezen

American Wheat Beer5.3% ABV

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Abnormal Boss Pour

Abnormal Boss Pour

American IPA7.0% ABV55 IBU

Abnormal Beer CompanySan Diego, 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

Kilowatt Mango Pale Ale

Kilowatt Mango Pale Ale

Fruit Smoothie Beer5.9% ABV30 IBU

Kilowatt BrewingSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Light pale ale conditioned on the highest quality mango variety, Alphonso, sourced from Maharashtra, India.

Stone Haze Grey & Underway

Stone Haze Grey & Underway

Imperial India Pale Ale w/Orange Peel & Earl Grey Tea9.0% ABV

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Stone Lupulin Loop: El Dorado

Stone Lupulin Loop: El Dorado

American IPA7.7% ABV

Stone Liberty StationSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Acoustic Ales Ain'T Got No Soul Ginger Beer

Acoustic Ales Ain'T Got No Soul Ginger Beer

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer5.0% ABV

Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan Diego, CA

Amplified Ale Works Electrocution IPA

Amplified Ale Works Electrocution IPA

American IPA7.5% ABV70 IBU

Amplified Ale WorksSan Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Amarillo, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops. Light bitterness. Heavy aroma and hop flavors

Council Wayward Penguin

Council Wayward Penguin

Sweet Stout5.4% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby

Council Woofle Dust W/ Apricots

Council Woofle Dust W/ Apricots

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer6.0% ABV

Council Brewing Co.San Diego, CA

Available at very few places nearby