A Brewery Guide to BIO Tech

Our Guide to San Diego Breweries for the BIO International Convention

This coming week 15,000+ bio tech professionals will make their way to San Diego for this year’s BIO International Convention. San Diego is home to a unique composition of leaders in the software engineering sector and world-renowned health delivery systems, medical research facilities, medical device manufacturers, mobile health, biotech and life sciences innovators, which is clearly why the BIO International Convention is in America’s Finest City this year.

As labs and pharmaceutical companies are mixing chemical compounds local breweries are mixing fermented yeast, barely and hops. San Diego is home to over 100 craft breweries and they have definitely adopted the innovative sprit that exists in the region. We wanted to share a list of some of our favorite local breweries for the audience of the BIO International Convention. We have have highlighted a few that offer great tasting rooms and are prefect for groups. Check out a full list of things to do (other than drink beer) on our Achieve Internet blog.

 Breweries of San Diego:

  • Ballast Point Brewing Company: With two tasting rooms to choose from in Old Grove and Little Italy, Ballast Point is the go to brewery for top quality beer and great atmosphere. Be sure to try any small batch beers they have on tap as they are always putting an innovative twist on their staples, such as the Sculpin IPA with habanero chili or the Sea Monster Imperial Stout with coffee, chocolate and currant notes.
  • Coronado Brewery: One of the longest standing breweries in San Diego The Coronado Brewing Company has a brewpub on Coronado Island and a tasking room in Bay Park San Diego. The CBC has been brewing award-winning beer since 1996 and they brew everything from IPAs, Wit Beers to Stouts and Red Ales.
  • Stone Brewery: One of the most nationally recognized San Diego breweries, Stone has definitely helped put San Diego on the map as the hoppy beer capital of the country. With two expansive beer gardens, one in Escondido and one closer to the convention in Liberty Station, Stone is a perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy a favorite local brew.
  • Green Flash: Green Flash is another great example of San Diego brewers that are pushing the envelope on how hops are used in beer. The Green Flash tasting room is a bit off the beaten path but is worth the trip for beer drinkers seeking bold hoppy beer indicative of the San Diego style.
  • Pizza Port: This local San Diego favorite has been serving up hand crafted pizza and beer since 1987. Pizza Port is a great spot for larger groups as all of their multiple locations offer a full restaurant and bar.

This city is truly on the bleeding edge of both the biotech industry and the beer industry, which puts us in a great position to benefit from the innovations and brews! We look forward to attending the BIO International Conference and we hope this list was useful to the beer aficionados who are coming to San Diego for the event.

Full List of San Diego Breweries:

Brewery Address
Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment 1795 Hancock Street, Suite P1, San Diego, CA 92110
AleSmith Brewing Company 9368 Cabot Drive, San Diego, CA 92126
Alpine Beer Company 2351 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine CA 91901
Amplified Ale Works 4150 Mission Blvd #208, San Diego, CA 92109
Arcana Brewing Co. 5621 Palmer Way, Suite C, Carlsbad, CA 92010
Automatic Brewing Company 3416 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
Aztec Brewing Company 2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300, Vista CA 92081
Back Street Brewery 15 Main Street, Suite #100, Vista, CA 92084
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Scripps Ranch 10051 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Home Brew Mart 5401 Linda Vista Rd., Suite 406, San Diego, CA 92110
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Little Italy 2215 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Belching Beaver Brewery 980 Park Center Drive, Suite A, Vista, CA 92081
Benchmark Brewing 6190 Fairmount ave. Suite G, San Diego, CA 92120
BNS Brewing & Distilling 10960 Wheatlands Avenue #101, Santee, CA 92071
Booze Brothers Brewing Co. 2545 Progress St. Suite D, Vista, CA 92081
Border X Brewing 8684 Avenida de la Fuente Suite 8, San Diego, CA 92154
Breakwater Brewing Company 101 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
Butcher’s Brewing 9962 Prospect Ave., Suite E, Santee, CA 92071
ChuckAlek Independent Brewers 2330 Main St, Suite C, Ramona, CA 92065
Cold Bore Brewing Company 13881 Campo Road, Jamul, CA 91935
Coronado Brewing Company 170 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Brewing Company 1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Culture Brewing Co. 111 S. Cedros Ave Suite 200, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Dos Desperados Brewing 1241 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078
Fallbrook Brewing Company 136 N Main Ave, Fallbrook, CA
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 5010 Mission Center Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Green Flash Brewing Co. 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121
Groundswell Brewing Co. 6304 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120
Helm’s Brewing 5640 Kearny Mesa Rd, Suite C/N, San Diego, CA 92111
Hillcrest Brewing Company 1458 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Indian Joe Beer 2379 La Mirada Drive, Vista, CA 92081
Intergalactic Brewing Co 9835 Carroll Centre, Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92126
Iron Fist Brewing Company 1305 Hot Spring Way #101, Vista, CA 92081
Julian Brewing Company 2315 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
Karl Strauss 4S Ranch 10448 Reserve Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
Karl Strauss Carlsbad 5801 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Karl Strauss Downtown 1157 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Karl Strauss La Jolla 1044 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Karl Strauss 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109
Karl Strauss Sorrento Mesa 9675 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
Latitude 33 Brewing Company 1430 Vantage Court, Suite 104, Vista, CA 92081
Legacy Brewing Company 363 Airport Road Oceanside, CA 92058
Lightning Brewery 13200 Kirkham Road, Suite 105, Poway, CA 92064
Mike Hess Brewing – Miramar 7955 Silverton Avenue, Suite 1201, San Diego, CA 92126
Mike Hess Brewing – North Park 3812 Grim Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
Mission Brewery 1441 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Modern Times 3725 Greenwood Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery 805 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Mother Earth Brew Company 2055 Thibodo Road, Suite H, Vista, CA 92081
New English Brewing Company 11545 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 305, San Diego, CA 92121
Nickel Beer Company 1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, CA 92036
Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Offbeat Brewing Company 1223 Pacific Oaks Place, Suite 101, Escondido, CA 92029
Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company 2245 Fenton Parkway #101, San Diego, CA 92108
On-The-Tracks Brewery 5674 El Camino Real, Suite G, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Pacific Beach Ale House 721 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Brewing Company 8680 Miralani Dr., San Diego, CA 92126
Pizza Port Bressi Ranch 2730 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Pizza Port Carlsbad 571 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Pizza Port Ocean Beach 1956 Bacon Street, San Diego CA 92107
Pizza Port Solana Beach 135 North Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075
Plan 9 Ale House 155 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
Poor House Brewing Co 4494 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey 155 Mata Way #104, San Marcos, CA 92069
Prohibition Brewing Company 2004 E. Vista Way Vista, CA 92084
Rip Current Brewing Co. 1325 Grand Avenue #100, San Marcos, CA 92078
Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant La Jolla 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA 92037
Rough Draft Brewing Company 8830 Rehco Rd. Suite D, San Diego CA 92121
San Diego Brewing Company 10450 Friars Rd. Ste. L, San Diego, CA 92120
San Marcos Brewery & Grill 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd. #108, San Marcos, CA 92078
Societe Brewing Co. 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92111
St. Archer Brewing Co. 9550 Distribution Ave. San Diego, CA 92121
Stone Brewing Company 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
Stone Brewing Liberty Station 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116‎, San Diego, CA 92106
Stumblefoot Brewing Company 1784 La Costa Meadows Dr #103, San Marcos, CA 92078
The Beer Company 602 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
Thorn St. Brewery 3176 Thorn St., San Diego, CA 92104
Twisted Manzanita Brewing Ales & Spirits 10151 Prospect Avenue, Santee, CA 92071
Urbn St. Brewing Company 110 N Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
Valley Center Brewing Company 28477 Lizard Rocks Road #A, Valley Center, CA 92082
Wet ‘N Reckless Brewing Company 10054 Mesa Ridge Court, Suite 132, San Diego, CA 92121
White Labs 9495 Candida Street, San Diego, CA 92126



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