The micro-brewing scene is exploding in Chula Vista, California and LF2SF had to go check it out,,,,after a pizza lunch.

On Sunday we met some old friends in Solana Beach, Ca for some of the worlds best pizza and micro-brew at Pizza Port, Solana Beach. 

After wolfing down some of the worlds best pizza and a hoppy libation, we took a short stroll to the Solana Beach shoreline,,,,which is classic Southern Californian. 

I even snapped a picture of the picture window-

After lunch and our stroll, we wanted to explore a bit more of our own town and surrounding environment,,,,which we’re slowly falling in love with.  National City and Chula Vista have still retained their own strong character and you’re often reminded of the hispanic influence here, but there’s nothing even remotely close to “gangish” or scary attitudes here.  Mostly it seems like hard working people constantly working to improve their houses and lots of “familia”.  I’m impressed by how these towns have started to reinvent themselves.  So we wanted to see what flavors of hoppyness were available at the micro-brewery I had heard about in Chula Vista.  To our surprise, there were three small micro-breweries open and busy on the same street, all of them with their own distinct flavor.  We walked past Groundswell Brewing Company, Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing and settled for a pint at Chula Vista Brewery

We always look for places that are ok with our kids being with us while we taste some samples.  We always have them bring books so they’re not bothering other customers,,,and like most other micro-breweries, Chula Vista Brewery has TV’s and games the kids immediately found.  We were able to grab a pint of hoppyness each and relax on a great Sunday afternoon.

I found the plaque above on the wall and wasn’t aware at the time that the brewery is owned, managed and run by an active duty service member and his wife, who are Chula Vista residents.  I’m impressed.  Both me and hot wife liked the environment in this micro-brewery and more important we liked the beer.  I had a Pale Ale and she had one of the IPA’s.  Both were good and I’ve love to go back for another pint sometime.  If you have time when you’re in San Diego next time,,,head a bit south and check out the micro-brewing scene in Chula Vista,,,,it’s growing fast and getting noticed.


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