5 San Diego Breweries to Check Out This Year

It’s no secret that San Diego has exploded into the craft beer scene in recent years; it’s been called the “Craft Beer Capital of America” and with more than 25 breweries just in the city limits alone, it’s home to some of the best beers in the world. The city’s very first brewery (aptly named The San Diego Brewing Company) opened its doors downtown back in 1896. Big names like Karl Strauss, Ballast Point, and Stone dominate the market, but there are countless other smaller craft options.
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Apparently, October 27 is National American Beer Day

The term “American beer” is no longer a derogatory write-off term for generic libations like Coors, Budweiser, and Bud Light (though who doesn’t love an ice cold Natty Ice every once in a while?) With more than 2,000 different breweries spread throughout the country and San Diego holding tight to the coveted “Craft Beer Capital of America” title, it’s safe to say the US is holding its own in the beer sphere; creative, unique, and high quality beer is becoming a staple in American culture.

Did you know that we’ve even invented our own styles of beer? Varieties that were created in the United States include American pale ale, Pennsylvania porter, American IPA, steam beer, amber ale, cream ale and Cascadian dark ale. The most common style of beer produced by the big breweries is American lager.

Head over to the La Jolla Brewing Company or check out our 5 favorite San Diego breweries to celebrate National American Beer Day in style and keep our homegrown industry alive! In the meantime, enjoy these fun little facts about the beer industry from The Huffington Post

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