Founded by New Zealanders, there’s more than a little Southern Hemisphere charm to Kairoa Brewing Company. The large two-level brewpub in University Heights opened in the spring to rave reviews, thanks in no small part to its gorgeous and spacious rooftop bar and lounge.
Novo Brazil Brewing has a true connection to its namesake South American nation, the familial home of its founders, who each operated an award-winning craft brewery there before joining forces to join the beer scene of their adopted home here in San Diego.
Once a cult favorite nano-brewery in Vista, CA, real estate issues forced this native-American owned beer company to take a two-year hiatus in 2015, but Indian Joe Brewing came roaring back last year, bigger and better than ever.
Though located in Northern California’s wine country, family-owned brand ACE Premium Craft Ciders has been in the business of producing hard cider for 25 years.
Ocean Beach Brewery: This three-level brewpub offers food, games, and cocktails, but its main draw (besides the beer) is a rooftop deck with a clear view of the neighborhood’s famous sunsets.
One of the rare San Diego craft breweries that didn’t start with a bevy of IPA recipes, East Village beer maker Knotty Brewing tends to favor old world styles out of Germany, England, Ireland, and Belgium.
One of North County’s fastest growing breweries, Belching Beaver has locations all around San Diego, and distributes to a number of states, as well as to Canada, Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia.
About as stylish a brewery as you’ll find anywhere, of course, North Park Beer Co. of San Diego is a namesake of the craft beer rich neighborhood it calls home. Their friendly neighborhood atmosphere and exceptional décor make it a great place to linger and try historic beer styles.
A sister business of the Local Eatery & Drinking Hole gastropub downtown, Resident Brewing in San Diego also pours beers out of the back of the restaurant!
Founded in Vista back in 2010, Mother Earth Brew Co. has established itself an anchor of the North County, San Diego brewing scene.