17 Breweries in Beer-a-mar You Should Try for National Beer Day

Grab a Cold one With Your Friends at These Local Hot Spots

Written By: Jessica Young
Photographed By: Hayley Smith Best Breweries in Miramar

Beeramar is becoming the place to be for a good craft beer. With brewery hubs popping up throughout the city, we’ve done the legwork for you; now all you have to do is grab some of your best buds and clink a couple of cold ones. Cheers!

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Drink This: San Diego Pale Ale .394

Tasters flock to AleSmith to sample the wide variety of beers they offer, but the San Diego Pale Ale .394 is among the most popular. A true nod to their San Diego roots, this beer was crafted to honor the baseball great, Tony Gwynn’s batting average.

AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 AleSmith Ct
San Diego, CA 92126

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Drink This: Murklands

From the pura vida vibes of Costa Rica, Pure Project crafted its vision based on local flavors, organic ingredients and sustainable practices. “You can come here and tell us what you like, and we’ll be able to find something on tap for you. Even people who say they aren’t ‘beer people’ find things they like here,” Partner Mat Robar said.

Pure Project
9030 Kenamar Dr, Ste 308
San Diego, CA 92121

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Drink This: Pilsner the Conqueror

Developing the concept behind the brand, Founder Steve Peterson wanted to capture the adventurous nature of the San Diego spirit. 32 North aims to bottle the road less travelled by beer drinkers—brewing styles that are not as common or readily available from other breweries in the area.

32 North Brewing Co.
8655 Production Ave
San Diego, CA 92121


Drink This: Tabberer IPA

White Labs approaches beer a little bit differently. Rather than focusing their beer profiles on hops, they experiment with the influence that yeast has on their brews. “Most people come to White Labs to learn more about what makes their favorite beers their favorite beers,” Education and Engagement Curator Eric Fowler said.

White Labs
9495 Candida St
San Diego, CA 92126


Drink This: Raspberry Blush

As a global brand, Mikkeller exports to 40 different countries, but San Diego is home to the only physical brewery. “We’re not just unique to one area. We’re San Diego local, with Danish influence, but we’re not exclusively either one of those things. We’re all over the world so we’re influenced from everywhere,” Head Brewer Joe Lisica said.

Mikkeller Brewing
9366 Cabot Dr
San Diego, CA 92126


Drink This: Electric Youth

Thunderhawk operates a one barrel, electric brew house and tasting room, where visitors can catch a game on the TVs inside or relax on a large outdoor patio. “We’ve got an awesome set up here and we did most of it ourselves, save for the electrical and plumbing,” Co-Founder Jonathan Barbarin said.

Thunderhawk Alements
8675 Miralani Dr, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92126


Wish You Were Beer: Locals Only Tips for These 5 Breweries

2 Kids Brewing Co.The tasting room has a wide selection of board games on hand, so come ready to hang out.

Protector BrewingWhile serving in Iraq, Founder Sean Haggerty used a five-gallon Gatorade cooler to brew his first batch of beer.

Mike Hess BrewingOn the third Friday of each month, come out for Friday Afternoon Club with live music, food vendors and your favorite beers.

Saint ArcherBring your pup! The tasting room and patio are pet friendly.

Intergalactic BrewingHead over to this brewery on Fridays for their Food Truck Fridays!

Honorable Mentions


Eat: Pork Belly Cheese Fries. Fresh made French fries topped with pork belly, cheese, Serrano jelly and avocado—surprisingly sweet!

Drink: Hellacious Guava IPA. The tart flavors and acidity from the citrus will help balance out the richness of the fries.

Legacy Brewing Tap and Kitchen
7060 Miramar Rd, Ste 101
San Diego, CA 92121



Eat: Duck Fat Fries. Need we say more?

Drink: Go for an amber ale. The strong flavors will stand up to the savory fries without feeling heavy.

Common Theory Public House
4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111


Eat: Pesto Goat Cheese Pizza. Basil pesto topped with sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, pine-nuts, mozzarella and provolone cheese and fresh basil.

Drink: Orange Avenue Wit. The acidity and carbonation of the beer will cut through the creaminess of the cheese and the bite of the pesto.

Best Pizza & Brew
9172 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92126



Green Flash Brewing
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121



Duckfoot Brewing
8920 Kenamar Dr, Ste 210
San Diego, CA 92121



The Crafty Butchers
7590 Miramar Rd, Ste A
San Diego, CA 92126

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