Cruising San Diego’s Breweries With Friends and Style

What happens when you pile 15 beer bloggers into a stretch limo and haul them around San Diego for a beer tour?  Exactly what you think would happen. One giant overloaded dose of beer geekerie coupled with one of the best ways to explore this fantastic beer scene.  The 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference isn’t all about sticking our noses in books, you know.

While the official pre-conference excursion took place in Los Angeles, many of us chose to make our way to San Diego early to take in more of the city’s 90+ breweries.  A Plus Limos reached out and offered their services to help plan and haul us around and we readily accepted.

Rather than describe each spot (which will probably happen later), here’s a photo montage of our six hour cruise:

Societe Brewing
Societe Brewing
Societe Brewing
Societe Brewing
The barrel room at Societe Brewing
White Labs. Yeast anyone?
White labs flight: Same beer, four different yeasts.
The tasting room at White Labs
White Labs’ Specialties
White Labs light fixture.
The tasting room at AleSmith Brewing
Craig Hendry shows off our ride at AleSmith
A hard to beat lineup at AleSmith Brewing
AleSmith tasters
Council Brewing
A flight at Council Brewing
Ryan (@MTBeerFinder), Ryan (@ThirstyNoBeard) and Ryan Sean (@2BeerGuys)
Benchmark, indeed our Last Call for the trip.

The crew: Michael (A Plus Limos), Astrid (@BKLYNbeerbitch), Craig (@msbrewblog), Tom (@QueenCityDrinks), Ryan (@thirstynobeard), June (@nashbeergirl), Kendall (@beermakesthree), Cheryl (GrowlerFills), Alan (@GrowlerFills), Gina (@CraftBeer_Hound), Amber (@aljpeace), Amy (@CraftBeer_Hound), Ryan (@mtbeerfinder), Sean (@2beerguys) and (not pictured) Duke (@Dukester).

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A Plus Limos provided transportation and trip planning guidance to us for free in the hope, but not the expectation, that we would write about our experience with their San Diego beer tour service. Our host Michael and driver Robert knocked it out of the park with a great tour and fantastic navigation though the challenging traffic to get us to a combination of well-known and up-and-coming breweries.