Which San Diego microbreweries have the best tasting rooms?

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Julia Weiler

San Diegans are spoiled when it comes to sampling craft drafts.  Nearly all the local brewers have tasting rooms and there’s not a bad one in the bunch.  While you really can’t go wrong, there are a few that stand out, and Stone Brewing Co. is among the tops.  One of my favorite places to sip their suds is at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Escondido.  A merry mix of brewery, restaurant and beer gardens, the sprawling property provides a truly sublime Stone experience.

Begin with a guided tour of the microbrewery then pick a perch in the hip dining room.  Better yet, head to the garden and enjoy the lush landscape dotted by rugged boulders and soothing water features.  In either location you can enjoy tasty micro-brews pulled fresh from the taps.  Pair a pint of Stone Cali-Belgique IPA with the comedic but aptly named stinky cheese plate, or try the crisp romaine and fried caper Stone Caesar Salad with a glass of Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.   Heartier plates, like grilled rib eye steak with roasted mashed potatoes partners well with the bold flavors of Stone Smoked Porter. 

Be sure to check out Stone Brewing Co.’s calendar of events.   Between their flagship brick and mortar, four Stone Company Stores ranging from South Park to Oceanside, and their newest Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in Point Loma, there’s always something special going on at Stone.

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