Brew-sing Through Hoppy Times 10

You would be too after you see this little pub-crawl list we’ve got going here! Its no secret the local beer scene has been brewing big time, pun intended, of course. So we decided to get a cheat sheet going of our fave watering holes! In no particular order, join the fun…

Oggis Del Mar

A brewhouse to watch sports is probably what crossed your mind but did you know Oggi’s has 45 medals in international, national and regional competitions, and is one of the most decorated breweries in the world. Head over to their location right here in Del Mar. Today. Here. Now!

Culture Brewing Company

Great flavors, great aromas, beers with distinct personality is what Culture Brewing aims for. Keeping it simple yet beautifully classic with their ever-changing pours. Check their website to see what’s currently on tap.

Rock Bottom Brewery

Rock Bottom La Jolla features award-winning, handcrafted beers by Brewmaster Carli Smith. Some of their gold medal winners include Catcher in the Rye (Rye IPA) and Longboard Brown (English-style Brown Ale). They are also hosting their first annual Pro-Am Holiday Brew Challenge this year!

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Closing in on almost three decades of business, Karl Strauss has a few locations close to Del Mar and features everything from year-round regulars to seasonal specials, holiday series to barrel-aged brews, as well as collaborations and small batch offerings. Too many to name so we’ll just let you go decide for yourselves!

O’Sullivan Brothers Brewing Company

Cleverly constructed artisan craft ales and lagers that marry Irish heritage and California creativity. Malty flavors abound. May we recommend the Irish clover Amber Ale, Sweet Nellie’s Howling Brown American Brown Ale or the Catholic Guilt Smoked Porter.

La Jolla Brewing Company

LJBC features not only their own handcrafted beer but also a 24 tap rotating selection of local San Diego County craft beers. American-centric styles from light to malty. Their in-house beer selection features five signature styles, including Pale Ale, IPA, Pub Ale, Dry Stout, and Brown Ale.

Abnormal Beer Company

They might be the new kids on the block but don’t let that fool you. Try the oatmeal mocha stout! The glass-enclosed brewery is located under the same roof as a winery, beer/wine bar, and restaurant. The Head Brewer and Beer Curator for the draft list is Derek Gallanosa.

Second Chance Beer Company

Co-Founder Marty Mendiola (ex-head brewer from Rock Bottom La Jolla) has been brewing exceptional beer in San Diego for over 17 years, and has accumulated 10 GABF medals and 6 WBC awards! Known for their IPAs, Pale Ales and Stouts, and especially the Porter.

New English Brewing

Winner of over 40 medals in beer competitions, including a coveted 2016 World Beer Cup award and 2015 GABF gold medal. They brew a spectrum of beer styles, from honey ales to west coast IPAs to stouts. Their tasting room serves 15 taps, including 2 cask-conditioned and nitro.

Green Flash Brewing Company

Brewmaster Erik Jensen and crew have developed an award-winning assortment of specialty craft ales from the game changing West Coast IPA, to consistently producing experimental, limited edition and seasonal offerings in addition to a solid lineup of long-time favorites. Best known for their Barrel Aged Belgians, Saisons and Porters.