San Diego is a craft beer connoisseurs heaven. Many nationally ranked beers are brewed right here in our backyard. What does that mean for us? That we have the unique opportunity of visiting some of the best tasting rooms in the nation! Join in on the fun and book a tasting at one of these amazing breweries next time you have some time to kill to learn about the process beer goes through to get into your belly – you won’t regret it!

Ballast Point

You may recognize their name littering your beer aisle with the likes of their Sculpin India Pale Ale or perhaps BP brews up your favorite IPA. Regardless, this world class brewery offers great happy hour deals, delicious food, and tasting tours that will leave you feeling like the beer expert you are!

Stone Brewery

Not only does Stone brew up some of the most delicious beer you will ever taste, but they also offer weekly tours multiple times a day. For only $3, adults 21 and older will get a souvenir tasting glass, four 4 oz samples, and a tour of the brewery. How can you beat that deal?

Green Flash

You know that little green flash of light that you see the nanosecond that the sun sets over the ocean? That’s where this nationally love brewery gets it’s name from – pretty fitting for San Diego if we do say so ourselves. For just $5, get a taste of 4 different beers along the way as well as knowledgeable experts guiding you through the entire experience.

Bottle Craft

Located in Little Italy and North Park, there’s no denying the “craft” prefix in this brewery. After pairing with Venissimo Cheese in 2014, Bottle Craft not only offers a fine selection of beer but also delectable craft cheeses as well! Now that’s a match made in heaven.

Thorn Street Brewery

This brewery is located in North Park and offers up fresh craft brew at your fingertips. To top it off, Thorn Street Brewery offers rotating food trucks every single night they’re open. Come for the craft beers, stay for whichever unique food truck is by that day!

Have you been to any of these breweries? Tell us your favorite in the comments!