Ocean Beach is a neighborhood in San Diego known for its laid-back atmosphere, world-famous waves, and of course, its craft beer scene! OB has become a popular tourist destination, and there are plenty of places where you can find a cold one. There are many breweries in Ocean Beach, and each one offers something special. Whether you're a local or just visiting, it's time to hit the waves and cool off with a beer at one of these Ocean Beach breweries.
Here are seven Ocean Beach breweries that you need to check out:
San Diego, CA – Thirteen San Diego craft breweries won medals at last night’s 2022 World Beer Cup, the largest
international commercial beer competition hosted by the Brewers Association. The event took place in
Minneapolis and featured more than 10,000 beers from nearly 2,500 breweries spanning 57 countries.
Pizza Port Brewing Company garnered the most medals overall with five, including two gold. The only other
multiple medal winner was Craft Coast Beer & Tacos with two – both bronze. Four San Diego breweries won gold
The list of all medal winners:
American-style India Pale Ale: Hop-Fu!, North Park Beer Co. (North Park)
American-style Pilsener: Dieguito, Pizza Port – Bressi Ranch (Carlsbad)
Coffee Stout or Porter: Dusk til Dawn, Pizza Port Brewing (San Clemente) *
Scotch-style Ale: Wee Heavy, AleSmith Brewing (Miramar)
Smoked Beer: Schlenkerlish, Ballast Point Brewing (Little Italy)
American-style Pale Ale: Cruisin’, Pizza Port – Bressi Ranch (Carlsbad)
Belgian-style Abbey Ale: OB Bubble Dubbel, Kilowatt Brewing (Kearny Mesa)
Hazy or Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale: Houblon Deluxe, Pure Project Brewing (Vista)
International Light Lager: Invita, Burgeon Beer Co. (Carlsbad)
International Pale Ale: Locals Only, Pizza Port Brewing (Carlsbad)
Specialty Beer: Agavamente, SouthNorte Beer Co. (Chula Vista)
American-style India Pale Ale: Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Karl Strauss Brewing (Pacific Beach)
Belgian-style Tablebier or Belgian-style Session Ale: Guillaume, Pizza Port Brewing (Ocean Beach)
International Pilsener or International Lager: Oscura, Craft Coast Beer & Tacos (Oceanside)
Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale: Haze in the Park, Kings & Convicts Brewing (Miramar)
Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale: Shootz Mahalo, Craft Coast Beer & Tacos (Oceanside)
Kellerbier or Zwickelbier: Pils Bitte, Attitude Brewing (Barrio Logan)
Old Ale or Strong Ale: King of Tyre, The Lost Abbey (San Marcos)
* Winning beer was produced at a San Diego-owned brewhouse outside of the county
This was the first World Beer Cup since 2018 due to alternating years and the pandemic. San Diego Breweries won
just seven medals that year, thus an increase of 10 medals in 2022.
The World Beer Cup Competition Manager selects judges from a list of internationally recognized brewers,
consultants, industry suppliers and writers. Judging is blind, with no brand knowledge of any kind provided to
judges. Beer entries are judged solely on their merits.
The Brewers Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association. The World Beer Cup was developed by the
Brewers Association in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. It is often referred to as “The Olympics of
Beer Competitions,” and the 2023 event will take place in Nashville.
There are more than 150 craft breweries in San Diego County.
Embolden Beer Company is all about taking risks and pushing boundaries to create the best craft beer possible. They constantly innovate and experiment with new recipes, seasonal releases, and specialty beers to keep things interesting for their fans.
Alongside New Motion, Embolden Beer Company has created a vibrant space where people can come to enjoy great craft beer, as well as hard tea, kombucha, and seltzers. This is a place for both beer and non-beer drinkers to socialize and have a good time. Whether you're a craft beer aficionado or just looking to try something new, Embolden Beer Company is the place to be!
Find them at 8655 Production Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92121
Tuesday - Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
Friday - Saturday: 12 PM - 10 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 9 PM
If you are a fan of craft beer (of course you are!), then you need to check out the Hops Highway in San Diego County. This scenic route takes you through some of the best breweries in the Capital of Craft, which is how Highway 78 adopted the moniker of Hops Highway. One of our favorite stops along the route is San Marcos, where you will find five amazing breweries, all within close proximity to one another. Grab some friends, find a designated driver, and hit up Hops Highway San Marcos and enjoy exceptional brews!
Craft Coast Brewery + Taco Stand combines San Diego’s two key staples: handcrafted beer and authentic Baja-style tacos.
Located in downtown Oceanside, CA, walking distance from the pier, Craft Coast provides a friendly environment with an outdoor patio, perfect for families and dog parents. By far the best food to try there are the birria tacos with a side of consommé.
Find them at 275 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA
As the "Capital of Craft", San Diego is the home to many world-renowned breweries here in California. With such a vibrant craft beer scene and options galore, it can be difficult for tourists and even locals to find their next favorite brewery. Fret not, beer lovers! Today we're exploring the neighborhoods of Midway District and Morena in San Diego, each with a vibrant selection of breweries and good beer to choose from. Many of these breweries are a short drive away from each other, making it the ideal place to spend an afternoon or evening.
Whether you're a fan of IPAs or pilsners, there's something for everyone here! So without further ado, let's get started!
Founded by South Oceanside locals, South O Brewing Company is a modern-day brewery proudly positioned along the famous California Pacific Coast Highway. Since their opening, they've been hard at work refining recipes with a passion you can taste in every sip of their beer. They have a wide variety of food trucks coming almost every day of the week! Check out @southobrewingco to see what tasty options are available this weekend.
Beers to try:
Marine Layer, Black IPA - 6.1% ABV
Horne, New England IPA (Hazy) - 6.8% ABV
Hill Street Nitro, Honey Ale (Nitro) - 5.2% ABV
Find them at 1575 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA, 92054
San Diego has been a hotbed of activity in the brewing industry for years and shows no signs of slowing down. Many San Diegans don't know how lucky they have it! With so many new locations opening each year, it can be hard to keep track of them all. We have compiled a list of eight San Diego breweries that opened up new locations in 2021. San Diego has something for everyone - so what are you waiting for? Start exploring with these new San Diego brewery locations today!
The nonprofit organization looks ahead to 2022 initiatives and its 25th Anniversary Celebration
SAN DIEGO, CA (January 21, 2022) - The San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting independently owned craft beer manufacturers in the region, is pleased to announce its new board of directors and president for 2022. As the organization maps out its 2022 programming and events, SDBG will celebrate 25 years of promoting San Diego County’s craft brewing community as the Capital of Craft™.
“The San Diego Brewers Guild is entering its 25th year in operation, and I’m proud to be serving as president of its board of directors,” said Rick Chapman, Owner & Co-Founder of Coronado Brewing Company. “Based on survey results and direct member feedback, there’s a lot of optimism in our local craft brewing community for the future. San Diego Brewers Guild will continue to push forward marketing campaigns, educational programs, and special events that further showcase our region’s brewing innovation and talent.”
What mountain road trip would be complete without stopping at one of San Diego's mountain-side breweries? If you're looking for some great beer and an inviting atmosphere, these four craft breweries are perfect for you. Nestled between the mountain foothills of the Laguna and Cuyamaca mountains, these breweries are waiting for you to stop by and have a drink. The four breweries include: