Here, four terrific places to drink beer in San Diego, including Stone Brewing Co., which is one of the country's largest craft breweries.
Stone Brewing Co.
One of the country’s largest, most renowned craft breweries, Stone’s specialty is high-alcohol ales with names like Arrogant Bastard. Co-founder Greg Koch supports employees who want to start their own places, offering advice and hops and grains. 1999 Citracado Pkwy., Escondido; stonebrewing.com.
Ballast Point’s beers are great enough to win gold medals at the international World Beer Cup. At the new Little Italy brewpub (left), there’s a long list of beers, like creamy White Squall ale with hits of coffee; three four-ounce tastes are just $5. 2215 India St.; ballastpoint.com.