Everyone knows how great Carlsbad California is for family vacations, going to the beach, playing golf, taking the kids to LEGOLAND, or just to relax and unwind.
But did you know that Carlsbad is also a great place for beer? And not just ordinary beer, but really great, award-winning craft beer? Carlsbad is home to some fun breweries and beer bars that you have to try the next time you visit.
First the breweries. If you and your friends have the time and want to go on a local brewery tour, then consider these four breweries. They all serve great craft beer with varying styles, flavors and colors; and they are all within 2 miles of each other. Arcana and Culver usually have food trucks at their locations when they’re open, and of course Pizza Port serves delicious pizzas and salads.
Beer Bars. Not in a brewery tour mood? Then consider these two beer bars, both within walking distance to each other and located in Carlsbad Village. Barrel Republic is a self-serve craft beer mecca where you get to choose and pour the amount of beer you want to drink. They have 52 taps dispensing beer, mead, wine, and soft drinks. 83 Degrees is a full service bar and restaurant featuring 48 different craft beers on tap or in the bottle and can.