If there was one thing missing from the thriving craft beer industry in San Diego, it was that there was not a beer bar that focused solely on San Diego crafted brews…that is until now! Recently, The Brew Project has opened its doors in Hillcrest, and by the amount of people who were pouring craft brews down their gullet, we have to believe that so far, they have been very successful.
Immediately when you walk through the door and look to the left you see the words:
A San Diego Brewery Tour Under One Roof
That it is! There’s about 25 taps on hand, all of them featuring locally brewed, and locally independent breweries from throughout the county. During our visit, they were pouring beers from places like: Abnormal Brewing, Fall Brewing, Benchmark Brewing, Bagby Beer Company, and more…so much more.
The establishment feels like an old house that has been converted into this incredible beer bar. It features a nice, large outdoor area for you to sit and soak up some of the warm Southern California sunshine. It’s a great spot to spend an afternoon with a local brew and some friends. There’s an upstairs area as well that can probably accommodate another 30 people or so. Downstairs, they have a small bottle shop near the back where you can grab something that might not be on tap. The entire place has a really amazing vibe that will definitely add to an already incredible beer culture. It’s great to have a single spot where you can go and sample from a couple of dozen San Diego breweries. While nothing truly beats getting the beer as its poured straight from the brewery, this is definitely the next best thing. If you want to just go and spend the day without having to worry about getting around from brewery to brewery, this is definitely one of the must visit places to seek out.
Another great beer spot in San Diego? This we like very much! If you want to take the San Diego brewery tour without really taking the tour, do yourself a favor and make the trek over to The Brew Project. It is without a doubt….one of The Hoppiest Place on Earth!