Beer taps

Southern California stands at the forefront of the United States’ rapidly expanding craft beer industry. Within a short drive of Downtown Santa Barbara, you can find nationally recognized breweries such as Firestone Walker and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

A convenient stop on a craft beer tour of the West Coast, the city of Santa Barbara itself offers beer-loving visitors a few choice microbrews of its own. Beer aficionados and adventurous drinkers alike should check out these great breweries in Santa Barbara.

THe Brewhouse Santa Barbara

This fun and friendly restaurant is the epitome of a micro-brewery. Brewing beer in seven-barrel batches, the Brewhouse maintains an intimate and thoughtful creation process. The beer’s freshness is of utmost importance, as the brewery moves its product directly from in-house fermenters to serving tanks, which are connected to the beer taps. We recommend The Brewhouse’s two best hot-off-the-assembly-line brews: Saint Barb’s Ales and the Baseball Saison.

The Brewhouse Santa Barbara
229 W Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
www.sbbrewhouse.com

 

Telegraph Brewing Company

Telegraph is another handcraft brewery in Santa Barbara. Focusing on small batch brews made with local ingredients, Telegraph follows all of the classic guidelines for high-quality, distinct beers. The high standards of Telegraph’s creations — illustrated in the brewery’s past awards — have earned the brewery a place in local lore. Visitors should swing by to sample delicious beers in a pint or growler. Throughout the summer, Telegraph also throws a bunch of events and tastings that serve as perfect introductions to the local craft brew community.

Telegraph Brewing Company
418 N Salsipuedes Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
www.telegraphbrewing.com

Santa Barbara Brewing Company

Santa Barbara Brewing Company is one of the best restaurants and bars in all of Santa Barbara. With the brewery and the dining room sharing the same space, the atmosphere speaks to beer lovers and admirers of rustic, factory decor. The brewery’s flagship beer is the Santa Barbara Blonde, a light and sharp pilsner. On the food side of things, first timers need to try the pulled pork nachos. This versatile brewery in Santa Barbara also features a lounge with pool and shuffleboard.

Santa Barbara Brewing Company
501 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
www.sbbrewco.com