San Diego’s Swell Beer Scene

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Join us in San Diego for the 45th annual Homebrew Con, June 22-24, 2023.

Sunny San Diego is known for its idyllic climate, world-famous zoo, and meteoric rise as “The Craft Beer Capital of the World.” Over the past two decades, the San Diego craft beer scene has seen immense growth and currently boasts 150+ breweries, beer bars, tasting rooms, and their own signature style: the West Coast IPA.

“Local pioneers like Karl Strauss Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point, Coronado Brewing, AleSmith and Pizza Port lead the charge, anchoring a beer scene with everything from backyard and nano-breweries to world-renowned mega craft brewing companies regularly serving up gold medal brews. Navigating San Diego’s dynamic craft beer breweries and tasting haunts is an ideal way to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods and get a taste of local craft beer culture.” — San Diego Tourism Authority

While visiting for the 45th annual Homebrew Con, June 22-24, 2023, American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members can take advantage of deals and discounts from local breweries and retailers.

Make time to visit some of the 31 Essential Craft Breweries You Need to Try in San Diego named by Thrillist.

  • Rincon Reservation Road Brewery: The first certified Native American-owned and operated brewery located on tribal land in SoCal. 
  • Border X Brewing: San Diego’s first Latino-owned and operated brewery, which earned a 2020 James Beard Semifinalist nomination for their Blood Saison
  • BattleMage Brewing Company: Dungeons and Dragons fans, this is the brewery for you!
  • Bay City Brewing Co.: a brewery that’s developed a following and won awards for their juicy, tropical IPAs

There are more than 20 AHA Member Deals for American Homebrewers Association members in the San Diego area.

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