Microbrew Madness

Who will prevail?

Welcome to the San Diego A-List's Microbrew Madness! Here's how it works: 16 nominees will face off

Welcome to the San Diego A-List's Microbrew Madness! Here's how it works: 16 nominees will face off in a 4 round bracket-style vote. Each round features head-to-head match-ups where the winner advances, and the loser goes home. After 4 rounds, the last nominee standing is our winner.

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  • 6,538 Total Votes
  • 1 Winner

Rnd 1

Voting in Round 1 is over.
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126 Hess Brewing
Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Ballast Point Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 10051 Old Grove Rd Scripps Ranch San Diego CA 92131
Ballast Point Brewing Company Scripps Ranch 92%
Hillcrest Brewing Company, Nightlife, Local Flavor, Beer Selection, Local Brewery, 1458 University Ave Hillcrest San Diego CA 92103
Hillcrest Brewing Company Hillcrest 8%
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Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Nightlife, Great Meals, Beer Selection, Brunch, 1157 Columbia St Little Italy San Diego CA 92101
Karl Strauss Brewing Company Multiple Locations 66%
Aztec Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 2330 La Mirada Dr #300 Vista Vista CA 92081,Aztec Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 2330 La Mirada Dr #300 Vista Vista CA 92081
Aztec Brewing Company Vista 34%
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Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Coronado Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 170 Orange Ave Coronado CA 92118
Coronado Brewing Company Coronado 46%
Iron Fist Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1305 Hotspring Way, #101  Vista, CA 92081
Iron Fist Brewing Company Vista 54%
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Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 155 Mata Way, #104 San Marcos CA 92069
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey San Marcos 78%
Mother Earth Brew Co., Nightlife, Beer Selection, 2055 Thibodo Rd, Ste H Vista Vista CA 92081,Mother Earth Brew Co., Nightlife, Beer Selection, 2055 Thibodo Rd, Ste H Vista Vista CA 92081
Mother Earth Brew Co. Vista 22%
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Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego CA 92121,Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego
AleSmith Brewing Company San Diego 61%
Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego CA 92121,Green Flash Brewing Co., Nightlife, Local Flavor, Beer Selection, Local Brewery, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego,Green Flash Brewing Co., L
Green Flash Brewing Co. Mira Mesa 39%
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Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Societe Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Kearny Mesa San Diego CA 92111
Societe Brewing Co. Kearny Mesa 49%
Alpine Beer Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 2363 Alpine Blvd Alpine Alpine CA 91901
Alpine Beer Company Alpine 51%
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Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Stone Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1999 W Citracado Pky Escondido CA 92029
Stone Brewing Co. Escondido 84%
San Diego Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 10450 Friars Rd San Diego CA 92120,San Diego Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 10450 Friars Rd San Diego CA 92120
San Diego Brewing Co. San Diego 16%
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Round 1
Mar 28 - Apr 1
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126
Hess Brewing San Diego 58%
Mission Brewery, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1441 L St Downtown San Diego CA 92101
Mission Brewery Downtown 42%
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Rnd 2

Voting in Round 2 is over.
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126 Hess Brewing
Round 2
Apr 1 - Apr 4
Ballast Point Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 10051 Old Grove Rd Scripps Ranch San Diego CA 92131
Ballast Point Brewing Company Scripps Ranch 81%
Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Nightlife, Great Meals, Beer Selection, Brunch, 1157 Columbia St Little Italy San Diego CA 92101
Karl Strauss Brewing Company Multiple Locations 19%
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Round 2
Apr 1 - Apr 4
Iron Fist Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1305 Hotspring Way, #101  Vista, CA 92081
Iron Fist Brewing Company Vista 24%
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 155 Mata Way, #104 San Marcos CA 92069
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey San Marcos 76%
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Round 2
Apr 1 - Apr 4
Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego CA 92121,Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego
AleSmith Brewing Company San Diego 56%
Alpine Beer Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 2363 Alpine Blvd Alpine Alpine CA 91901
Alpine Beer Company Alpine 44%
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Round 2
Apr 1 - Apr 4
Stone Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1999 W Citracado Pky Escondido CA 92029
Stone Brewing Co. Escondido 45%
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126
Hess Brewing San Diego 55%
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Rnd 3

Voting in Round 3 is over.
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126 Hess Brewing
Round 3
Apr 4 - Apr 7
Ballast Point Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 10051 Old Grove Rd Scripps Ranch San Diego CA 92131
Ballast Point Brewing Company Scripps Ranch 52%
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 155 Mata Way, #104 San Marcos CA 92069
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey San Marcos 48%
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Round 3
Apr 4 - Apr 7
Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego CA 92121,Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego
AleSmith Brewing Company San Diego 48%
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126
Hess Brewing San Diego 52%
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Rnd 4

Voting in Round 4 is over.
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126 Hess Brewing
Round 4
Apr 7 - Apr 10
Ballast Point Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 10051 Old Grove Rd Scripps Ranch San Diego CA 92131
Ballast Point Brewing Company Scripps Ranch 37%
Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126
Hess Brewing San Diego 63%
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Bracket Nominees

  • Aztec Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 2330 La Mirada Dr #300 Vista Vista CA 92081,Aztec Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 2330 La Mirada Dr #300 Vista Vista CA 92081 Aztec Brewing Company Vista "The Amber, Chipotle, Sacrifice and the El Dorado Blonde are my favorites. They get the blend right. Not too bitter, not..."
  • San Diego Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 10450 Friars Rd San Diego CA 92120,San Diego Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 10450 Friars Rd San Diego CA 92120 San Diego Brewing Co. San Diego "So good but you have to get there early, they always run out of the good stuff."
  • Mission Brewery, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1441 L St Downtown San Diego CA 92101 Mission Brewery Downtown "Everyone one of their darn beers is fantasticly delicious!! Seriously my favorite brewery hands down."
  • Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 155 Mata Way, #104 San Marcos CA 92069 Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey San Marcos "So many good ones to choose from. You really can't go wrong in San Diego when it ones to breweries."
  • Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego CA 92121,Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego AleSmith Brewing Company San Diego "Gotta love Stone for their market saturation but if you're a beer connoisseur and have only one place to go, AleSmith..."
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Nightlife, Great Meals, Beer Selection, Brunch, 1157 Columbia St Little Italy San Diego CA 92101 Karl Strauss Brewing Company Multiple Locations "Love their beers. I have been a fan for a long time and they just keep getting better. They always have the regulars..."
  • Alpine Beer Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 2363 Alpine Blvd Alpine Alpine CA 91901 Alpine Beer Company Alpine "The Nelson is world class. The Pure Hoppiness is all a hophead could ever want. The Willy Vanilly is quite a lady..."
  • Hess Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 7955 Silverton Ave, #1201 San Diego CA 92126 Hess Brewing San Diego "The Ex Umbrius Stout may just be the single best beer in San Diego."
  • Mother Earth Brew Co., Nightlife, Beer Selection, 2055 Thibodo Rd, Ste H Vista Vista CA 92081,Mother Earth Brew Co., Nightlife, Beer Selection, 2055 Thibodo Rd, Ste H Vista Vista CA 92081 Mother Earth Brew Co. Vista "cali creaming - just doesn't get any better than that. love it!"
  • Coronado Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Nightlife, Local Brewery, Beer Selection, 170 Orange Ave Coronado CA 92118 Coronado Brewing Company Coronado "I've been going there for about 10 years. We travel quite a bit and I haven't found better beer anywhere else. The..."
  • Iron Fist Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1305 Hotspring Way, #101  Vista, CA 92081 Iron Fist Brewing Company Vista "They really do have the BEST beers. I usually stick to IPAs but even their stouts (which I never order ANYWHERE) are..."
  • Societe Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Kearny Mesa San Diego CA 92111 Societe Brewing Co. Kearny Mesa "These guys are new and they're already the talk of the town. Everyone should model their brewery after them"
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 10051 Old Grove Rd Scripps Ranch San Diego CA 92131 Ballast Point Brewing Company Scripps Ranch "Hidden away in Scripps Ranch this brewery is always busy!! Love the outside patio and the great selection of beers!"
  • Stone Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 1999 W Citracado Pky Escondido CA 92029 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido "The leader of the pack in beers and the most incredible park setting to enjoy those beers and organic entrees..."
  • Hillcrest Brewing Company, Nightlife, Local Flavor, Beer Selection, Local Brewery, 1458 University Ave Hillcrest San Diego CA 92103 Hillcrest Brewing Company Hillcrest "DO 'NOT' enter this establishment with the idea of taking them up on their happy hour pizza special... The moment you..."
  • Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego CA 92121,Green Flash Brewing Co., Nightlife, Local Flavor, Beer Selection, Local Brewery, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego,Green Flash Brewing Co., L Green Flash Brewing Co. Mira Mesa "Taste all of the best Green Flash Brewing Co has to offer with lots of rare and specialty brews on tap. Growlers, Kegs..."
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