Seasonal Brews

Barrel Republic Oceanside Beers
Barrel Republic Oceanside Beers

Tis the season to be hoppy! With the holiday season in full swing, make sure to check out these local San Diego spots for seasonal pours and a jolly time.

With three locations including Pacific Beach, Oceanside and Carlsbad, plus a new Escondido location coming soon, Barrel Republic offers the freedom to pour with its popular self-serve concept. Among the rotating tap list of craft beers is El Gourdo, a pumpkin and yam beer. This wild roasted pumpkin ale features notes of walnuts and bay leaf, giving it its sweet and spicy profile.

Head to the City Tacos Imperial Beach location and enjoy addicting tacos while sipping on the beer selections of Mike Hess Brewing Co. Order the J$ Brown, a nutty American brown ale, and pair it with the Borrego Taco featuring pulled lamb, wild mushrooms and chipotle aioli.

If you missed your chance to go apple picking this season,Beerfish in North Park has you covered. Offered among the array of beers on tap is a variety of featured hard ciders. Newtopia Cyder’s Apple Soiree presents crisp and fragrant flavors giving it all the makings for fall in a glass.

Pack up the car and head to Park 101 this season for a family-friendly, dog-friendly atmosphere. With a lively and inviting deck, lounge and scope out the beer selection which includes The Debutante. This Belgian amber ale features a light spice, alongside notes of caramel and toasted sugar. Park 101 also spotlights a beer of the month, with November’s being Bootlegger’s Brewery’s Old World Hefeweizen, a perfect complement to the Turkey Leg special offered this month only!

Get cozy this season at Original 40 Brewing Company and order Zazu’s Tutelage, a collaboration with Horus Aged Ales, this dessert stout features vanilla bean and rich cocoa nib notes. If you’re feeling daringly decadent, pair it with the Zazu Infused Chocolate Mousse, mascarpone, dark chocolate, raw egg, cream and strawberries.

See what seasonal sips are on tap at Bub’s at the Beach, in Pacific Beach. The Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA features notes of sweet caramel, blood orange and grapefruit, and is the perfect pairing for an order of their famous Grilled Chicken Wings. The variety of flavors, ranging from sweet and spicy to habanero hot ensure there is something for all taste buds.