Best beer tasting in San Luis Obispo County

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

San Luis Obispo Beer tasting

Best breweries in San Luis Obispo County

–Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County are quickly becoming hubs for beer lovers and connoisseurs alike. A variety of tasting rooms are sprouting up in nearly every city in the county. Paso Robles specifically is booming with beer. Looking for an alternative to the traditional wine route? Check out these happening beer hangouts and tasting rooms to wet your whistle:

Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Paso RoblesBest breweries in San Luis Obispo County

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is renowned for crafting iconic pale ales and pioneering barrel-aged beers on California¹s Central Coast. Everything they do revolves around one goal: to make the world¹s best beers. Brewery tours available.

Pale Ale, IPA, Wheat, Stout, Marzen, Blonde, Black Rye, Porter, Barleywine.

1400 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles, CA (805) 225-5911

The Pour House – Paso RoblesBest beer tasting in San Luis Obispo County

The Pour House is committed to providing it’s patrons with an, “exceptional beer-inspired experience.” With 21 taps and an outstanding collection of specialty bottles, one is sure to find something to satisfy their tastes. Local cider and wines are also available for those looking for something a little different.

525 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA  (805) 239-1000

Barrelhouse Brewing Company – Paso Robles and San Luis Obispobarrelhouse

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. portfolio beers includes small batch craft ales, barrel aged specialties, sours, & wilds.

American Craft Ale, Blonde Wheat, Citrus Blonde Ale, Mango IPA, Rye IPA, IPA, Double IPA, Stout.

Brewhouse: 3055 Limestone Way Paso Robles, CA (805) 296-1128

Speakeasy: 1033 Chorro Street San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 296-1128

Silva Brewing Company – Paso Roblessilva

Husband and wife team Chuck and MJ Silva have set off on a new adventure to the Central Coast of California for a fresh start, opening Silva Brewing. With Chuck’s contributions in the brewing industry for nearly 18 years, the Silva name has become popular for high quality, superior flavor, and innovation. The Pine Street location includes a 333 square foot tasting room with 10 taps for tasting and purchasing beer to go. Beer to go includes refillable stainless steel growlers, crowlers (single use 32-oz. aluminum cans filled fresh at the taps), specialty cork finished bottles when available, and kegs for larger parties.

525 Pine Street, Suite B, Paso Robles, CA (805) 369-BEER (2337)

Earth and Fire Brewing Company  – Paso Roblesearth-and-fire

With a small and family-friendly taproom, Earth and Fire Brewing Company is Downtown Paso Robles’s only Nano-Brewery offering hand crafted rustic and un-filtered craft beer.

Belgian, IPA, Double IPA, Porter, Chocolate Stout and Saison beers.

825 Riverside Ave, Ste 1, Paso Robles, CA (805) 270-2959

Toro Creek Brewing Company – Paso Roblestoro

Toro Creek Brewing Company combines a unique blend of local farming and craft brewing. Similar to the wineries that surround them on the Central Coast, Toro Creek grows organic ingredients for all crafted beers poured and bottled. Organic barley and thirteen varieties of hops are grown directly on the property. Toro Creek Brewing Company is passionate about brewing a diverse range of handcrafted beers that are well balanced, complex and flavorful.

Saison, Red Ale, Session IPA, Oatmeal Stout.

1111 Riverside Ave Ste 103, Paso Robles, CA

Tent City Beer Company – Atascaderologo

A wide variety of house beers, Tent City Beer offers craft beer from favorite local and nationwide boutique breweries. All Tent City draft beers are only $6 dollars.

Bourbon Barrel, Coffee Stout, IPA, Imperial Red Ale, Pale Ale, Octoberfest, Brown Ale, Dry Irish Stout (Nitro), plus a variety of guest taps.

6760 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA (805) 460-6454

Dunbar Brewing Company – Santa Margaritadunbar_logo_2016-10-14

Tasters and growler fills, tours available.

2200 El Camino Real Santa Margarita, CA (805) 438-4251

Central Coast Brewing – San Luis Obispocentral-coast

Central Coast Brewing opened in 1998 and is located in beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo. Recognized as one of the premier brewing facilities in California’s Central Coast region, Central Coast Brewing is known far and wide for its variety of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind signature ales and lagers.

Fresh, hoppy ales, stouts, barrel-aged beers and lagers.

1422 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 783-BREW

The Libertine – San Luis Obispo and Morro Baylibertine-logo

Libertine Brewing Company was founded in 2012 on the premise of bringing the best beer selection to the Central Coast, while brewing unique beers and products to compliment.  With a strong emphasis on tradition while still being authentic to the region, they have grown from a small brewpub on the water in Morro Bay, to a 9000 square foot production and tasting facility on the edge of downtown San Luis Obispo.  All of their Wild Ales are brewed and then transferred into an open-top cool ship overnight, which allows the local wild yeasts of the area time to naturally fall in and start the fermentation process, giving their beers a true Central Coast Terroir.  Along with Wild Ales, The Libertine also makes cold-brewed coffee aged in bourbon and wine barrels and spiced with local ingredients foraged from the surrounding hills.

Wild ales and aged cold brew coffee.

1234 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 548-2337

SLO Brew – San Luis Obisposlo-brew

SLO Brew opened its doors in 1988 and has remained one of California’s longest standing brew pubs. Their hand-crafted micro brews, quality dining, and world-class entertainment has made SLO Brew a pivotal component of the Central Coast. Numerous gold medal winning beers and the honor of being named “Brew Pub of the Year” at The Great American Beer Festival.

Blonde ale, Session IPA, Red Wheat, Wheat.

736 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 543-1843

Bang the Drum Brewery – San Luis Obispothumb_15451_company_logo_big

Bang the Drum Brewery utilizes small batch brewing to make a variety of different styles of beer.  All of their batches of mead are made with a large portion of local honey and are brewed at low temperatures to help preserve the nutrients and retain the health benefits associated with the consumption of honey.

Bourbon Oak Aged Imperial Stout, German-style Weissbier, Gluten Free IPA, and a kettle soured Saison.

950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 242-8372

Tap It Brewing Company  – San Luis Obispotap-it-brewing

The Gordon Family began brewing in what used to be an old warehouse in San Luis Obispo, California. They quickly became known for their handcrafted and award-winning, all-American beers. The warehouse became a great hangout and the rest is history. Watch the brewers in action while enjoying one of their full-flavored craft beers.

IPA, German Pilsner, Amber Ale, Pale Ale, Belgian Style Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and Tropical IPA.

675 Clarion Court San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 545-7702

Metro Brewing Company – San Luis Obispometro-brew-co

Metro Brewing Co. is a brewery overhanging scenic San Luis Obispo Creek. They specialize in handmade craft beer, pub grub, and craft cocktails.
Widberry Wit, Brown Ale, Imperial Kolsch, Double Dark Stout
1040 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 439-4200

Little Tree Brewing – Grover Beachlittle-tree-brewing-company

Little Tree Brewing is taking the traditional hoppy and bold west coast style beers and adding some east coast flavor with proprietary yeast sourced from an old defunct Newark, New Jersey brewery.

Amber Ale, Blonde, Porter, IPA, Grapefruit IPA.

191 S Oak Park Blvd., Ste. 3 Grover Beach, CA (805) 668-2038

ManRock Brewing Company – Grover Beachmanrock-brewing-company

Family owned and operated microbrewery located on the Central Coast of California. Their beer is brewed onsite by the owner. ManRock’s beer garden is a relaxed atmosphere with giant jenga, bag toss, outdoor heaters and wood fired brick pizza oven. Live music by local artists every Friday night. The food menu is simple pub grub including wood-fired pizza! Every Wednesday is pint night paired with 1/2 lb gourmet hamburgers.

Amber, Pale Ale, IPA, Strong IPA, Double IPA, Oatmeal Stout

1750 El Camino Real Ste A Grover Beach, CA (805) 270-3089

Figueroa Mountain – Arroyo Grandefigueroa-mountain

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010.  With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels.  Named after the mountain seen from their family home in Los Olivos, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company opened in Buellton, California with only a handful of employees.  In a short five years, the company has grown to become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in America and now has a staff of over 200 which they affectionately call the #FigFam.

IPA, Red Lager, Brown Ale, Blonde, Pilsner, Grand Cru Ale, Dunkelweiss, Black Ale, Orange Wheat, Belgian Ale, Light, Lager, Bavarian Dark Lager, Yam Ale, American Dark Lager, Melon Saison, Amber Lager, Coffee Porter, Imperial Rye Ale, Stout, Vanilla Cream Ale, and Gold Lager.

1462 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA (805) 474-8525

927 Beer – Cambria927 beer cambria

Located in Cambria’s West Village, 927 Beer was founded in 2011. An independent and family owned artisan brewery, their beers are produced using the fine malts, hops, and yeast and each recipe is designed to highlight each one of those ingredients.

IPA, Porter, and a variety of specialty brews.

821 Cornwall St, Cambria, CA (805) 203-5265

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