San Diego, California has one of the most vibrant craft beer communities in the United States right now. Most recent counts put the number of craft breweries in San Diego county at 87, with many more on the way!
While this count includes a number of large brewers whose beers you may be able to find across the US, such as Ballast Point, Alesmith and Stone, there are also quite some small brewers who operate locally, in some cases only out of their own brewery and taproom.
One my my joys of working in San Diego for the past six months has been being able to visit these breweries. Up through now, I’ve managed to visit 21 of the breweries found in San Diego County, and have to say, am truly grateful for the number of excellent and interesting beers I have been fortunate to try.
One of the smaller breweries I stopped at during this stay was Intergalactic Brewing Company located in the Mira Mesa area of San Diego. Intergalactic Brewing Company has been brewing in San Diego since March, 2013. In fact, the 1-year anniversary event for their tasting room is being held on April 19, 2014. Intergalactic’s tasting room is a little difficult to find if you’re visiting for the first time. Be sure to look for the small white sign pointing you over to their tasting room entrance located behind the brewery building.
Inside Intergalactic Brewing Company’s tasting room, you’ll find 12 different beers on tap. When I visited in late November, 2013, the 12 beers we were able to sample was almost half of the breweries’ total product line through then, as they had 26 beers on their running tally of releases. You have to enjoy their naming convention for their beers, which truly stay to theme with the brewery’s name.
I enjoyed all of the beers I tried here, especially their IPA’s. My personal favorites from the tasting were the Andromeda IPA, That’s No Moon Triple IPA, and Black Sun Black Ale.
There’s a friendly vibe in the tasting room, and they do offer some snacks to enjoy with your beer samples. Just be sure not to stray too far outside the confines of the tasting room, as there may be consequences.
Information on Intergalactic Brewing Company
Intergalactic Brewing Company
9835 Carroll Centre Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
Wednesday 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Have you come across any small breweries during your travels? Please let us know if you have any recommendations we need to check out!