Site iconMichael Jacobo

5 of the best craft beer breweries in Northern San Diego County

Craft Beer Vector Design s

North San Diego boasts a lively nightlife unlike anywhere else, elevated by local craft beer makers that give the locale its own unique style and flavor. If you want to know where to get the best beer in North San Diego, here are your six best breweries in North County San Diego.

Culture Brewing Company |Solana Beach

Nestled along Solana Beach’s Cedros Avenue, Culture Brewing likes to keep its aesthetic tasty and simple, just like its ales. A 10-barrel brewhouse and fermenters give patrons a first-hand view of how the beers are made. The brewers here like to improve on the traditional, and some of their noteworthy concoctions include Ginger Snap Red Ale, Milk Stout, and Tart Cherry Wit. Non-alcoholic options are available for designated drivers.

The Confessional by The Lost Abbey | Cardiff Town Center

More than a flair for tongue-in-cheek humor, The Lost Abbey’s use of religious imagery is not just a gimmick, but in fact, a theme. The Confessional is the name of the tasting room where customers can enjoy 23 different taps offered in four-ounce tasters, half pours, and full pints. As one would imagine, the names of their beers are religious-related, like Carnevale, Devotion, Judgment Day, and Gift of the Magi, to name a few. The Lost Abbey prides itself in being pet-friendly as well.

Belching Beaver Brewery |Broadway Vista

Although Belching Beaver has multiple San Diego locations, their North County site manages to stand out with its rustic indoor/outdoor patio complete with fire pits and expansive drinking areas. A selection of over 60 different taps ensures that beer lovers will have a grand time choosing a favorite. For first-timers, Forward Motion (Double Barrel-Aged), Peanut Butter Milk Stout Nitro, Deftones Ceremony, and Mosaic Double IPA are highly recommended. Dog owners are allowed to bring their furry companions in the tavern’s open area.

Viewpoint Brewing Company | Del Mar-Solana Beach

Opening its doors in 2017, Viewpoint Brewing is relatively new compared to the other breweries on this list, but that doesn’t mean their mixtures are any less special. Bestsellers include Cheeky Malts British Stout, Golden Strong Ale, Tinny Smasher Pale Ale, Dias Largos, and Das Chefeweizen. Viewpoint Brewing also offers a stunning waterfront view overlooking San Dieguito Lagoon, making it an unbeatable venue to lift the spirits after a hard day’s work.

New English Brewing | Sorrento

Another busy brewery, New English Brewing is one of the best breweries in North County San Diego because of its traditional New English-style beers, including light beers, coffee stouts, barrel-aged lagers, and West Coast IPAs. Customers get to choose from a selection of 16 to 20 taps at a given time, with staples such as Blueberry Blonde, Pure and Simple IPA, Whole Lotta Hazy IPA, and Zumbar Imperial Stout.

For the lowdown on more North County breweries and other attractions that make the area a great place to call home, contact me, Michael Jacobo. As one of North County San Diego’s most sought-after Realtors, I have micro-level knowledge of the area that could be invaluable to your real estate plans. Don’t hesitate to call 760.632.8900 or contact me here.

Exit mobile version