Blue Fire Brewing is located in the city of San Marcos, California. This neighborly brewery has an unabashed love for traditional brews like West Coast IPAs and Brown Ales, but they are unafraid to try different styles to reach new heights.
Making delicious beer to share with others was the foundation of their business, and they have certainly pulled it off!
As long-time locals, they know what environment their customers crave. Great beer, great conversations, and a laid-back vibe define this brewery. Be sure to drop by on Tuesdays and Sundays if you want to grab a bite from their rotating food vendors.
Whether you're a local or just a beer fan, their friendly environment will definitely make you feel right at home.
Beers to try:
White Sage IPA - 7.7% ABV
Something Hoppy - 6.3% ABV
Coffee Golden Ale - 4.0% ABV
📍 Find them at 2892 S Santa Fe Ave STE 107, San Marcos, CA 92069
🍻 Monday: 3 PM - 8 PM
🍻 Tuesday- Thursday: 3 PM - 8 PM
🍻 Friday: 3 PM - 9 PM
🍻 Saturday: 10 AM - 9 PM
🍻 Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
A Conversation with Greg Koch from Stone Brewing: The Evolution of the San Diego Beer Scene, Stone’s Early Days, and the Growth of SDBG
It has been an incredible journey for the San Diego Brewers Guild, and today we celebrate 25 years of promoting and supporting local, independent craft breweries! We sat down with Greg Koch, co-founder of Stone Brewing and the initial conceptualizer for SDBG.
As the first president of the Guild, Greg has a lot of wonderful insight into how far we've come and where we might be going. We also get to learn some fun stories about Greg's time in the industry and how he got his start in brewing. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Greg!
In 1997, fifteen craft breweries came together to prop up San Diego's budding craft beer scene - and thus, the San Diego Brewers Guild was born. Today, 25 years later, seven of those breweries are still in operation. The guild continues to promote our members and educate beer fans worldwide on the positive benefits of the San Diego craft beer industry. June 10th marks our 25th Anniversary, and we want to highlight and thank our original members who have been with us since the beginning. They have served as pillars in our community, and their stories continue to inspire new brewers and craft beer fans today. Original members of the Guild include:
If you're looking for a unique and fun brewery to visit, check out Culver Beer Co.! They have a variety of beers on tap and tasty food options that are sure to please. You won't regret paying them a visit!
This jungle skatepark hits all the right notes for good vibes and great beer.
They also have a mouth-watering selection of hot and cold sandwiches! We highly recommend their Stramski Reubs and French Dip. We promise you'll be back for seconds.
Find them at 2719 Loker Ave W Suite D, Carlsbad, CA 92010
Monday: 3 PM - 8 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:30 PM - 8 PM
Thursday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 9 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Number of local craft brewery locations grows to more than 150 in 2022 from 15 in 1997; Limited-edition anniversary pint glasses available at participating breweries
San Diego, CA – San Diego Brewers Guild a non-profit organization promoting local small businesses and
entrepreneurs of craft beer, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the inaugural SD Beer Weekend June 10-12. The number of independent craft brewery locations has grown to more than 150 in 2022 from only 15 in 1997, a tenfold increase.
SD Beer Weekend complements the Guild’s annual San Diego Beer Week, which will take place this year from November 4-13 with its 14th installment. San Diego County, known as The Capital of Craft™, has the most craft brewery locations among all counties in the United States.
“We simply couldn’t wait for Beer Week to celebrate such an important milestone for the Guild, its more than 150 members, and, frankly, all of San Diego,” said Executive Director Paige McWey Acers. “We are named ‘The Capital of Craft™’ for a reason and singling out this commemoration is yet another way to promote so many wonderful breweries and help get beer lovers back through their doors as we re-emerge from the pandemic.”