North Park Beer Company Serving San Diego-Style Ales & Lagers
About as stylish a brewery as you’ll find anywhere, of course, North Park Beer Co. is a namesake of the craft beer rich neighborhood it calls home. Inspired by the area’s historic craftsman architecture, and decked out in white oak and copper trim, the elegant handiwork of acclaimed local restaurant designer Paul Basile proves a fitting home to the range of beers made by founder and brewer Kelsey McNair.
Three-Time Gold Medal Winner in the Ultra-Competitive IPA Category
McNair found his way into San Diego homebrewing lore thanks to his beer Hop Fu!, a three-time gold medal winner in the ultra-competitive IPA category at the National Homebrew Competition. The bold West Coast IPA is a must try for anyone visiting North Park Beer Co. — it perfectly captures San Diego’s fondness for dank, piney, fruity, and resinous hops. Great that it pairs well with the burgers served by the in-house restaurant, Mastiff Sausage Company.
Friendly Neighborhood Atmosphere and Exceptional Décor
But many of North Park’s beers deserve attention. Those looking for the refreshment of lighter styles will find it in the food-friendly Covington cream ale. In the summer, its impeccably crisp Bird Park Bohemian pilsner proves one of San Diego’s top representatives of the Czech lager style. Fortunately, the friendly neighborhood atmosphere and exceptional décor make it a great place to linger and try these and other of McNair’s frequent explorations into other historic beer styles.