Craft Beer

The world of craft brewing has exploded over the last decade. For me, it all started back in 2011 with Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. That beer opened my eyes of what craft beer should taste like and what I was missing by simply buying cases of Miller Lite.

Now, the amount of options craft beer drinkers have available to them is mind boggling. With over 7,500 local breweries spread out across the United States, everyone has access to some of the best beer you’ll ever have.

How Many Breweries in San Diego? January 2020 Edition

How Many Breweries in San Diego? January 2020 Edition

A new record high! As of the end of Jan 2020, San Diego County is home to 159 craft & 2 non-craft breweries (net +1 over Dec 2019), 57 craft & 1 non-craft tasting rooms (+2), for a grand total of 219 locations (+3). There are 44 additional projects in planning (at various stages, with various levels of likelihood of completion).

San Diego Beer in 2019

In 2019 San Diego saw a net increase of 3 breweries (from 157 to 160, +1.9%) and 14 tasting rooms (from 42 to 56, +33%). This overall addition of 17 locations (from 199 to 216) is an overall 8.5% increase. That’s higher than 2018’s overall 7.3% increase in locations, and the same as 2018’s 2% growth in the number of breweries. Ten breweries and 3 tasting rooms closed down in 2019.