Culture Brewing Co -opened in February 2013- began as a Solana Beach based brewery & on-site tasting room. In November 2014, they expanded with a satellite tasting room in Ocean Beach. And since its founding, Culture Brewing Co. has been an exemplar of what is best from the local brewing scene in San Diego. Their beach locations are perfect places to kick back with a brew, enjoy the ocean breeze, watch the world go by or even occasionally get a glimpse of how the beer is made.
The company is the creation of John Niedernhofer (Owner), Steve Ragan (Owner/Brew Master) and Dennis Williams (Owner). With several decades of brewing experience between the three, Culture Brewing Co. came about as the trio wanted to take their ever increasing passion for home brewing to the next level and decided to open their own brewery. They’ve been a fixture in the San Diego brewing scene ever since.
Culture Brewing Co has a rotating selection of beers, and to find out what’s on tap at any given moment you’ll have to visit one of the tasting rooms in person or view the oft updated picture of the ‘currently serving’ chalkboard via their website. Since their opening in 2013, Culture has produced over 50 varieties of well-reviewed beer and barley wine. Their passion for adventurous tastes has led them to brew everything from Peppermint Stouts, to Coffee Ipas to ‘Candy Cane’ blonde while their dedication to quality as reflected in the basics has led them to try and create exemplary batches of classic flavors ranging from Hefenweizen to Belgian Saison to American Brown.
While beer has been Culture’s primary interest, the company has always aimed to give back to the community. To that end, they run both tasting rooms as ‘pop-up’ galleries which feature a different local artist every month. In addition, they have assisted over 60 local and charitable organizations ranging from the Surfrider Foundation to Rady’s Children’s hospital to the San Diego Art Institute.
The two Culture Brewing Co. tasting locations are Culture Brewing Co. 111 S. Cedros Avenue #200, Solana Beach, CA & Culture Brewing Company Ocean Beach 4845 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, CA respectively, and you can often find kegs (or bottles) of their beer where local brews are sold. If you’d like to learn more about Culture Brewing Co. you can visit their website CultureBrewingCo.com or connect with them via social media Facebook CultureBrewingCo or Twitter, Instagram, and Yelp @CultureBrewingCo @CultureBrewCo @CultureBrewingC