Mission Brewery Located Near Petco Park in Downtown San Diego

Named in honor of one of the first San Diego breweries, Mission Brewery once occupied the 1913 historic landmark that originally housed its namesake. However, while the original Mission shut down a century ago, the current incarnation has become one of San Diego's fastest growing craft breweries.

These days you'll find Mission in the East Village, working out of an even older historic building, a former Wonder Bread factory dating to 1894. While the bread factory used its silos to store wheat, Mission uses them to store barley, crafting a wide variety of boldly flavorful beer styles.

Take one of its more recent recipes: Plunder. The dank IPA offers plenty of bite, courtesy of nine different hop varieties that give it heady aromas of citrus and pine. This can stand up to any burger you throw at it, so double up on bacon and jalapeños if you like, and swig away. But if you really enjoy an outsized beer, brave Mission's burly Dark Seas Russian imperial stout. The inky black 9.8-percent beer boasts a luxurious velvety body, loaded with enough roasty complexity to rival coffee, with notes of plum and port wine delivering endless depths of flavor. It's a beer, and an experience.