Hey visiting team fans, don’t be a kook. Know your local brews, in no particular order:
- Stone IPA (Stone)
Arguably the most famous beer in San Diego and representively citrusy and hoppy. 6.9% ABV
- California Kölsch (Ballast Point)
Golden and drinkable, pairs well with hot dogs and sunshine. 5.2% ABV
- Swami’s IPA (Pizza Port)
The original, bold and hoppy local favorite, named for the famous surf break. 6.8% ABV
- Grapefruit Solis (Mike Hess Brewing)
As delicious as a San Diego sunset, crisp with the perfect ratio of grapefruit. 7.5% ABV
- Blazing World (Modern Times )
Red/amber, hopped to the hilt, drinkably and dry. 6.8% ABV
- Chasing Citra (Resident)
Hazy, easy, breezy drinking with melon, tangerine and pineapple. 6.4% ABV
- Weekend Vibes IPA (Coronado Brewing Company)
Brewed across the bridge, hoppy and hazy and named for a local inlet. 7% ABV
- Sculpin IPA (Ballast Point)
The yardstick by which all beers in San Diego are currently measured. Do not leave town without one in your belly. 7% ABV
- The most popular beer at Petco Park without question: San Diego Pale Ale .394 (Alesmith)
Made by thunderously growing local brewer Alesmith in honor of one of the San Diego Padres’ all time greats, Tony Gwynn. The beer borrows its name from the legend’s highest batting average achieved, .394 in the Padres 1994 season. The beer is a deliciously drinkable Pale Ale with light bitterness and accentuated hoppiness. And a portion of proceeds go to the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation (TAG). A definite must-try at Petco Park. If you are looking for .394, try Club .394 at Section 217, Board & Brew (205), Wonderland (307), the Lexus Home Plate Club Bar, any of the Craft Beers of San Diego locations, or in a bottle at Seaside Market (105).
Read the complete beer guide
Note: Designated Driver kiosks are at section 108, 208 and 313. Please have one member of your group visit these or any Guest Services stand to sign up for the Designated Driver Program. Must visit before the 5th inning. Or take a Lyft (Save some dough on your first ride). Do not drive if you plan on drinking.
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