Culture Brewing Company – Ocean Beach

With two locations, this one and the brewery in Solana Beach, you have no excuse not to taste Culture Brewing Company’s outstanding beers which range from a lightly-hopped coffee stout to a monster 3X IPA.

The OB tasting room is twice the size of Solana Beach and is much more convenient for ‘townies’ or ‘out-of-townies’ visiting San Diego. So if you are going with a large party and like leg room, this should be your first choice. This location typically has 12 – 15 beers on tap. So no shortage of variety.

The multi-talented Tanya Snyder offers a warm greeting at the Culture, OB tasting room.

The multi-talented Tanya Snyder offers a warm greeting at the Culture, OB tasting room.

If you are lucky enough to visit on a day that the wonderful Tanya Snyder is your tasting room hostess, you can discuss not just IBU’s and SRM’s but also contrasting color schemes in your living room and the relative merits of Sticky Fingers versus Exile On Main Street. Tanya is not just a wealth of knowledge about beer, but also an interior decorator and classic rock fan.

Spacious and dog-friendly, Culture's OB tasting room has plenty of space for large parties.

Spacious and dog-friendly, Culture’s OB tasting room has plenty of space for large parties.

Tanya’s current favorite beer is the Oaked Imperial Stout. At 10% ABV you will want to take it slowly. But it’s a flavor to savor – not gulp. Like Amplified Ale Works (see elsewhere on this site), Culture is sensitive to those people who cannot tolerate gluten. Almost 80% of their beers will not cause an allergic reaction if you are gluten sensitive.

The Ocean Beach tasting room is open until midnight every night of the week which allows you to pace yourself nicely.

4845 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, CA 92107. Tel. 619-255-3811

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