My top 5 favorite craft breweries to visit in Miramar San Diego California. Here are a list of which Five breweries to visit in Miramar, San Diego, California. I work in the heart of Miramar so I’ve been to most breweries within the area. Although there are several and choosing may be difficult I’m going to choose my favorite or top 5. These are not in any particular order.
One of the smaller breweries in the area. But don’t let it’s tasting room size fool you, Pure Project’s beers pack a punch and are very well known within the community. Running their brews at limited quantities but with high quality makes them a definite stop on our list. You’ve probably seen plenty of their craft beers on my instagram. Besides the delicious beer, the brewery provides a more relaxed atmosphere(if you can get inside without rubbing elbows). The tasting room consist of wooden tables and wall panels that tell their story of Community, Sustainability, Preservation, Purity, Experience and Style. Inside you’ll find merch, a projector, and a fridge with some of their craft beers to go. I love going to Pure Project, but hopefully you can go early to beat the rush. Sometime’s Pure gets so crowded you can barely make it inside the door. But don’t worry, the beer is definitely worth the wait.
A little piece of advice, if you check in on yelp you get a free Pure Project Sticker.
Probably one of the larger San Diego craft beer breweries located in Miramar. AleSmith was one of the first breweries I went to when I first started working in the neighborhood. It has a large tasting room that is newly renovated with a second floor and I think it even has a patio on the outside. Unfortunately they don’t serve food, but do have a variety of food trucks that come throughout the week.
2 Kids Brewing Co
One of the first breweries I visited when I first started my blog. You can find my post here. I got to meet one of the 2Kids (Sam) who was so friendly and easy to talk to. 2 Kids Brewing is another smaller brewery but don’t get me wrong they are very passionate about their beer. They have movie nights and several games to keep you entertained. If you haven’t been there, there is a Sushi spot right next door! Oh did I mention they are part of the Miralani Makers District? Surrounding 2 kids are several other craft spirit tasting rooms(Setting Sun Sake, Lost Cause Meadery, Serpentine Cider and etc). Just visiting this area I would definitely recommend taking a lyft or uber to be on the safe side.
Good Ol’ Longship Brewery. This was the first ShirtsOnTap box I received and I didn’t use it until recently. It was really cool, cause I was recognized from my instagram. Back to Longship, it’s a nice sized brewery with lots of standing room and long wooden picnic tables for plenty of seating (and beer photos). No food available, but every time I’ve been there was a BBQ tent providing delicious grub to snack on while you sip on your 1, 2, even 3 beers. Longship is always trying new fusions which keeps things fresh, but my go to is probably Eric the Red a red ale at 6.3%. Friendly staff, handful of games, even a cute dog that just loves to hang out.
Make sure to stop by for some viking inspired craft beer!
Mikkeller San Diego is another go to on my list. They provide tons of different flavors and creations. First developed in Denmark, Mikkeller has been popping up in several locations, luckily for us right here in San Diego. I’ve only been a handful of times to this location but it never lets me down.