Don’t worry, be hoppy! National Beer Lover’s Day is coming up on September 7th, and in a city as craft-beer centric as San Diego, a proper celebration of the frothy brew is a must for all San Diegans. Get the party started at these popular beer destinations around San Diego, all brimming with a diversity of brewskies suited to every palate and preference!
Seeking variety on your beer journey? Barrel Republic is the ideal spot to grab a cold one… or five. Featuring over 40 taps with a “pour-your-own” system, you can try your hand at a variety of drafts to find your go-to brew. Head to one of their locations in Oceanside, Carlsbad or Pacific Beach and start exercising your “freedom to pour” this National Beer Lovers Day!
Pacific Beach AleHouse has honed its craft, and its close proximity to the shoreline doesn’t hurt either! Grab a seat on their rooftop deck, and watch the sun set over the glimmering Pacific as you treat yourself to one of their house brews, such as the Grand Ave. IPA, characterized by a caramalt and pale malt body, medium caramels to combat the heavy hop schedule, and the light warmth of the 6.5% ABV to give it a nice spicy residual hop character. Their draft list includes both house brews and other rotating drafts, so you’re bound to find the beer of your dreams at this coastal haven.
Name a more iconic duo than pizza and beer – just kidding, you can’t. Woodstock’s Pizza understands this, which is why they have unbeatable rotating drafts that pair flawlessly with the changing seasons, as well as their flavorsome pies. Quell your cravings with one of their specialty pizzas such as Monty’s Revenge, topped with pepperoni, sausage, freshly-sliced bell peppers, onions and mushrooms, and wash it down with one of their current frosty brews, including Karl Strauss Saison, New English Hop Slap’D and Thorn Street Dank Rizzo, to name a few.
Nestled in charming Downtown Encinitas is Union Kitchen & Tap, a local favorite serving up culinary zeal paired with seasonal drafts that never fail to please. Enjoy the coastal breeze near one of their open windows or take a seat at the bar to catch a game, but whatever you do, quench your thirst with a frothy brew as you dig into one of their specialty dishes. You won’t regret a trip to this San Diego staple on National Beer Lovers Day.