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Top 5 San Diego Breweries for San Diego Beer Week

It isn’t November in San Diego without San Diego Beer Week! This year, we’re looking forward to Beer Week events from November 6th to November 15th.

With over 100 breweries in San Diego, it can be difficult to choose which one to visit first. Check out our recommendations and browse these favorites during San Diego Beer Week, or any other time of the year! 


Societe Brewing Company was founded in San Diego, California by fellow brewers Travis Smith and Douglas Constantiner. After working together at The Bruery, the pair took their brew philosophies to the next level by staying true to their belief that beer has brought people together for centuries.

Craft Beer Beginner: The Harlot
Craft Beer Connoisseur: The Pupil

Fall Brewing

Captain/Beer Genius Ramon Astamendi seeks to create delicious classic beers, including lagers that are scarce in San Diego. He is joined by designer Dave Lively, who gives Fall Brewing the unique creative touch it is known for. 

Craft Beer Beginner: A Beer Named Sue
Craft Beer Connoisseur: Jazz Hands

Mike Hess Brewing

Creator Mike Hess has always sought to brew distinctive, high quality beers that appeal to a broad range of tastes. As San Diego’s first production nano-brewery, and its 33rd brewery, Mike Hess Brewing continues to be a local favorite. Enjoy Mike Hess beers with local eats at Tidal's upcoming Mike Hess Brewery Pairing Dinner

Craft Beer Beginner: Magna Cucurbita Pumpkin Stout
Craft Beer Connoisseur: 40 Acre IPA

Duck Foot Beer

Matt DelVecchio, Brett Goldstock and Derek Wasak joined forces to create Duck Foot Beer just a few years ago. As DelVecchio was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, he made the best of the gluten situation by creating 100% gluten-free beer. As such, all of Duck Foot’s brews are gluten-free!

Craft Beer Beginner: Duck Foot California Blonde Ale
Craft Beer Connoisseur: The Duck Foot Red

Benchmark Brewing

Brewmaster Matt Akin is a native San Diegan and previous Head Brewer at Alesmith. When he and his team created Benchmark Brewing, they chose to create beer that sets the gold standard and is consistently awesome.

Craft Beer Beginner: Table Beer
Craft Beer Connoisseur: Here's Your Damn Stout


Beers from all of these local San Diego breweries can be experienced at Barefoot Bar & Grill and Tidal, located at Mission Bay’s Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Plus, learn more about hotel packages for San Diego Beer Week.

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Whether the occasion calls for a special, romantic dinner for two overlooking the glittering, moonlit Mission Bay or an island-inspired casual restaurant for the whole family, Paradise Point offers diverse dining options for San Diego locals and guests of our Mission Bay resort. Enjoy our signature beach restaurant Tidal, a laid-back dining experience at the waterfront Barefoot Bar & Grill, or quick eats at the poolside Tropics Cantina or Caveman Pizza Company.

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