Highway 78 is affectionately called Hops Highway, stretching from Oceanside to Julian. Many of North County’s breweries can be found along the Hops Highway and is one of the most concentrated areas for craft breweries in San Diego. Within a short stretch, you can visit several high-quality breweries and experience the unique tastes that San Diego has to offer.
With so many local craft breweries peppering San Diego city and its surrounding county, it’s obvious why “beercations” (vacations centered around beer tasting and craft breweries) are becoming insanely popular. People are traveling across the country and world to try new beers, meet new people, and find a sense of adventure in their lives.
San Diego's South Bay beer scene has seen a lot of growth in recent years, thanks to its vibrant and diverse community. With its proximity to the Southern Border and the influence of local residents with Latin American heritage, South Bay breweries offer an eclectic mix of craft beer you won't find anywhere else.
The summertime in San Diego is full of sun-filled beach days and evenings spent sipping on craft beer. You know what that calls for? A road trip! For locals or visitors looking to explore the breweries, especially this Memorial Day Weekend, we have just the perfect list for your next San Diego adventure along the coast.