Eats & Drinks: Thirsty Thursdays: San Diego Brewer’s Guild

As a San Diegan, if you are the legal age, you drink beer as much as you do water. I never enjoyed drinking beer until I was introduced the San Diego craft beer scene about 2 years ago. For a date night, my boyfriend Chris, suggested using the San Diego Brewers Guild map to pick out some breweries we hadn’t been too. Founded in 1997, the San Diego Brewer’s Guild’s purpose is to promote San Diego breweries and to have a place for brewers to communicate with one another. The map came with a deck of cards with each brewery printed on it which was a fun way to pick out which breweries to try. We drew from the deck of cards these three breweries: Coronado Brewing Co. on Morena Boulevard, Automatic Brewing Co. (Blind Lady Ale House) and Belching Beaver.  

First Stop: Coronado Brewing Co.

Chris & I were happy to discover Coronado Brewing Co.’s secret location right off of Morena Boulevard. We shared a beer flight of the Ciro’s Cream Ale, Stupid IPA, Idiot IPA, Stupid Stout Imperial and their seasonal Pumpkin Ale. As a Stout lover, the Stupid Stout Imperial won my vote. This location was super dog friendly. We also enjoyed all the dogs. 🙂


Enjoying my beer flight at Coronado Brewing Co. 


Coronado Brewing Co. beer flight

Second Stop: Automatic Brewing Co. (Blind Lady Ale House)

We trekked our way down to hipster town, North Park. I had heard of Blind  Lady Ale House (BLAH) for their beers and pizzas. I hadn’t know that Automatic Brewing Co. was in fact connected to BLAH. We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and knick knack decorations. I was on a Stout fix and had a full pint of the Automatic Rat Skull Stout.


Rat Skull Stout

Third & final stop: Belching Beaver

My favorite Stout I usually order is Belching Beaver (dessert in a glass!) so I was stoked that Belching Beaver was on our list for the night. I tried the Beaver’s Milk, which was delicious but the Peanut Butter is still my favorite.


Belching Beaver North Park


Greetings from San Diego!

Beer lovers, I definitely recommend going the San Diego Brewers Guild website and download the map and discover San Diego’s world famous breweries. xoxo natoutandabout


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