Beer in the Barrio – 4 Breweries and Tasting Rooms to Check Out in Barrio Logan

Border X Brewing - Brewery in Barrio Logan

With more than 150 breweries, San Diego is the best place to find your perfect beer. Looking for a few beers brewed with the flavors of San Diego and Mexico? Head to Barrio Logan for an amazing selection of cross-border brews and plenty of local favorites.

Here are the 4 breweries and tasting rooms in Barrio Logan, from south to north, that need to be on your next San Diego beercation itinerary.

Border X Brewing

Border X Brewing - Brewery in Barrio Logan

Border X brews the flavors of Mexico into each one of its beers like the popular Blood Saison, inspired by the traditional Mexican drink Jamaica. Don’t forget to sample the Horchata Golden Stout and Abuelita’s Chocolate Stout. In fact, mix the two for an amazing Mexican-style black-and-tan. Once you have your beer in hand: take some time look around and enjoy the amazing artwork the covers the interior, order a few tacos from Tury Tacos and finally head out to the patio to enjoy the sunshine and Barrio Logan.

Where: 2818 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
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Iron Fist Brewing Co.

Iron Fist Barrio Logan

While the actual brewery is located in Vista, this central location boasts 30+ taps, an indoor bar and outdoor beer garden where guests can enjoy beer, music, food, and art from surrounding Mercado del Barrio artists and vendors. Make sure to order a Velvet Glove (Imperial IPA) or Counter Strike (IPA) before heading out to the beer garden.

Where: 1985 National Ave., #1132, San Diego, CA 92113
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Alta Brewing Company

Alta Brewing Company

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Brewmaster Brett Stampf’s (veteran brewer from Stone and Green Flash) goal is to go over and above with his brews. The core beers are a nitro-driven blonde ale, pale ale, IPA, dry-hopped brown ale and dry Irish stout. If it’s still on tap, order up a pint of the Alta ShakaAzacca IPA brewed exclusively with Azacca hops.

Where: 1983 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
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Thorn Brewing Co.

Thorn Brewing just upped its capacity from a small North Park brewery to a massive 10,500 square foot brewery located in a former factory. To celebrate the expansion, Thorn is brewing up the Barrio Lager, a Baja-style lager made from both domestic 2 row barley and flaked maize.

Where: 1745 National Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.