Breweries in San Diego’s Miramar area — aka ‘Beeramar’

Many of San Diego’s most beloved craft breweries are making beer in the heart of Miramar.

SD AleSmith Brewing Company Miramar

AleSmith’s Miramar taproom often hosts special events — like Tony Gwynn Day.

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San Diego County — aka the “Capital of Craft” — is home to 180+ craft beer facilities cranking out endless SD-themed brews.

While every neighborhood has its beloved breweries, today let’s tap into the sudsy scene in Miramar, the industrial area between Interstate 805 and Interstate 15. With top-notch taprooms at every turn, locals affectionately refer to the area as “Beeramar” — don’t miss these stops.

SD AleSmith Brewing Miramar

AleSmith Brewing Company is one of the O.G.s of both Beeramar and the local craft beer scene.

AleSmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Court

Brewing since 1995, AleSmith is a true O.G. of Beeramar and the San Diego craft brewing scene. The taproom’s beer list includes its SDSU State Ale and Session .394 dedicated to Tony Gwynn. The special events here are toast-worthy, too.

SD White Labs Brewing Co. Miramar

The science of enjoying life and a pint is strong at White Labs Brewing Co.

White Labs Brewing Co., 9495 Candida St.

White Labs began with home brewers searching for high quality yeast, and continues to be all about fermentation science and education. To date, the yeast wholesaler-turned-brewery has brewed 42 beer styles using 96 yeast strains. Visit Tuesday-Sunday.

Ballast Point Brewing, 9045 Carroll Way

The locally-grown but globally-known runs its largest restaurant and brewery in Miramar. Boasting an extensive tap list, it’s open daily.

SD Duck Foot Brewing Miramar

Duck Foot Brewing knows its stuff.

Photo via @duckfootbeer

Duck Foot Brewing Co., 8920 Kenamar Dr., Ste. 210

The Miramar location usually offers more than a dozen taps — you can even check out kegs here. It’s open daily.

Embolden Beer Co., 8655 Production Ave., Ste. A

Embolden pays homage to the history of San Diego beer through its brews and hard sparkling teas. Try the Litehouse Blond Ale and the Beyond Borders Baja Lager. It’s open Wednesday-Sunday.

Protector Brewery, 8680 Miralani Dr., Ste. 128

Check out the organic offerings at this US veteran-owned brewery like the SD West Coast Style IPA and SD Hazy IPA. It’s open Wednesday-Saturday.

Pure Project, 9030 Kenamar Dr., Ste. 308

Pure’s original taproom features 16+ taps and laid-back vibes — and it’s often where new releases are first tapped. It’s open daily.

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