Where To Drink In San Diego, According To Renowned Brewer Megan Stone

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Megan Stone lives in two worlds — she’s a social media star and a deeply respected brewer. Stone’s social media profile, Is Beer A Carb, is one of the leading beer influencer pages online. But Stone’s “whole deal” extends far past the bounds of modeling, she’s also a professional brewer who worked in San Diego as assistant brewer for Mikkeller Brewing and later taking a post at Modern Times Beer. Those are two of the biggest hitters in the game today.

We reached out to Stone for an insider’s look at the best places to drink beer in San Diego right now. These are Stone’s favorite hangs, glasses of beer, and beer-friendly menu items in the city right now. If you’re hitting up San Diego for a beer-fueled adventure, start at one of Modern Times’ two San Diego taprooms and then dive into Stone’s recommendations for a sunny afternoon and wild night in San Diego’s beer scene.

Favorite Bottle Shop — BOTTLECRAFT

My favorite bottle shop is in Little Italy, Bottlecraft. The spot has roll-up doors and windows, an excellent beer selection, and dogs are allowed. ‘Nuff said. The North Park location has a cheese shop, Venissimo, in the back. I’m drooling just thinking about it.