A day trip to Tijuana is always an adventure, the trolley will take you to the border. What do you mean by adventure. I will have my wife with me and we are looking for a nice time, not drug lord type of adventures.
I really enjoy Belgian and Porters, but can't get most of the beer that is in California where I am, South Carolina.
NO NO NO, nothing like that, I think it is still safe there, and go during the daylight hours. Think bars with mechanical bulls, sand volley ball courts, boxing rings inside the bars. Tequila ,Tequila, Tequila, lots of choices, duty free and cheap. Shopping galore-streets, stores- real stuff and real fakes, lots of cool stuff though. A lesson in poverty. Great food. 18 is drinking age so lots of sailors and 16-20 year olds. You gotta do some walking, don't drink the water, don't get in a taxi, be prepared to barter. Passport requiredfor reentry only.
Breweries, the Lost Abbey, Iron Fist and Alesmith should fit your desires. Stone is quite a place and has several taps from other breweries. Just remember you'll be in ipa mecca.