Hitting the Hops Highway
in San Diego

North County is home to a third of the county’s brewers, mostly between Oceanside and Escondido.

The county is home to more than 120 microbreweries and has one of the largest brewers’ guilds in the United States, a competitive group whose passion for the craft has brought the southwest corner of the U.S. worldwide recognition.

With so many options, it can be hard to choose which breweries to visit. The easiest way to get started is to follow the Hops Highway through the northern end of the county.