List of breweries in San Diego County, California

This list includes noteworthy large breweries, microbreweries, nanobreweries, brewpubs and taprooms in San Diego County, California.

4S Ranch[edit]

Alpine[edit]

Carlsbad[edit]

Chula Vista[edit]

  • Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co.
  • Attitude Brewing Co.
  • Chula Vista Brewery
  • Groundswell Brewing Company – Chula Vista
  • NOVO Brazil Brewing Company[4][5]

Coronado[edit]

  • Coronado Brewing Co. – Coronado

Escondido[edit]

The nine year-round beers produced by Stone Brewing Company
  • Barrel Republic Brewing
  • Jacked Up Brewery
  • Little Miss Brewing
  • Prohibition Brewery
  • Stone Brewing – Escondido

Encinitas[edit]

  • Culture Brewing Co.[6]

Imperial Beach[edit]

  • Coronado Brewing Co. – Imperial Beach
  • Mike Hess Brewing – Imperial Beach
  • Pizza Port - Imperial Beach

Julian[edit]

  • Julian Beer Company
  • Nickel Beer Company[7][8]

La Mesa, CA[edit]

  • Little Miss Brewing

Lakeside, CA[edit]

  • Little Miss Brewing

Oceanside[edit]

Ramona[edit]

  • ChuckAlek Independent Brewers[13]

San Diego[edit]

  • Abnormal Beer Company[14]
  • Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment[15]
  • Align Brewing - Miramar
  • Amplified Aleworks – East Village; Pacific Beach[5]
  • AleSmith Brewing Company[5] - Miramar
  • Ataraxia Aleworks - Kearny Mesa
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company – Little Italy; Miramar; Morena (Home Brew Mart)[5]
  • Bay City Brewing Co. – East Village; Point Loma
  • The Beer Company[16]
  • Bitter Brothers Brewery
  • Brew Zone SD - Miramar
  • Coronado Brewing Co. – Bay Park[17]
  • Deft Brewing[18]
  • Division 23 Brewing[19]
  • Duck Foot Brewing Company – East Village; Miramar[20]
  • Embolden Beer Co, - Miramar
  • Eppig Brewing – Point Loma[21]
  • Fall Brewing[5]
  • Gravity Heights - Sorrento Mesa
  • Green Flash Brewing Company - Mira Mesa
  • Groundswell Brewing Company – Grantville
  • Harland Brewing Company - Scripps Ranch, One Paseo
  • Hillcrest Brewing Company
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company – Downtown San Diego; La Jolla; Sorrento Mesa
  • Kilowatt Brewing – Kearny Mesa; Ocean Beach[22]
  • Little Miss Brewing - Miramar, Normal Heights, East Village[23]
  • Mike Hess Brewing – Miramar; North Park; Ocean Beach[24]
  • Mikkeller – Little Italy; Miramar (San Diego)
  • Mission Brewery
  • Modern Times Beer – North Park; Point Loma[25]
  • New English Brewing Co. - Sorrento Mesa[5][26]
  • North Park Beer Company
  • OB Brewery
  • Original 40
  • Pacific Beach Alehouse[27]
  • Pariah Brewing Company[28]
  • Pizza Port Brewing Company – Ocean Beach
  • Protector Brewing - Miramar
  • Quantum Brewing - Kearny Mesa
  • Rip Current Brewing – North Park[29]
  • Rough Draft Brewing Company[30]
  • Saint Archer Brewing[31]
  • San Diego Brewing Company
  • Savagewood Brewing Company (formerly O'Sullivan Bros Brewing Co.) - Scripps Ranch [32]
  • Second Chance Beer Company- North Park; Carmel Mountain
  • Societe Brewing Company - Kearny Mesa[33]
  • South Park Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing – J Street; Kettner; Liberty Station; San Diego Int'l Airport
  • Thorn Brewing – Barrio Logan; Mission Hills; North Park[5][34]
  • White Labs Brewing - Miramar

San Marcos[edit]

Santee[edit]

  • Groundswell Brewing Company – Santee

Solana Beach[edit]

Vista[edit]

Defunct breweries[edit]

  • 32 North
  • Benchmark Brewing
  • Circle 9 Brewing
  • Council Brewing Company (formerly Red Topper Brewing Company)[44][45]
  • Indian Joe Brewing Company[46]
  • Iron Fist Brewing Company[47]
  • Longship Brewery
  • Offbeat Brewing Company[48]
  • On-The-Tracks Brewery (Carlsbad)[49][50]
  • Thunderhawk Alements[51]
  • Toolbox Brewing.[5]
  • Twisted Manzanita Brewing Company (Santee)[52][53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  44. ^ Hernandez, Brandon (August 22, 2013). "Meet Council Brewing Company". San Diego Reader. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
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