Sure, Stone Brewing, Ballast Point, Green Flash, AleSmith and Karl Strauss may have put San Diego on the beer map, but what about all of those smaller, maybe lesser known spots that make up the more than 140 breweries in San Diego County. Shouldn't they get a chance to wow your senses with their wheat, malts and hops?
That's exactly the thinking behind the #SmallBreweryScavengerHunt, which started on Monday and runs through Sunday. There are six breweries participating in this event to raise awareness of smaller breweries that make the San Diego beer scene great.
For this scavenger hunt, you won't have to run all around the county, as the breweries are all clustered in the Miramar area (more affectionately known as Beeramar these days) - some right across the street from each other.
The rules of the scavenger hunt are simple. Go to a participating brewery and pick up a map. Buy a beer, snap a pic and post it on social media with #SmallBreweryScavengerHunt. Show post to the beertender and get a stamp for your map. Collect stamps from all six breweries and you'll walk away with a commemorative pint glass.
Trying new beer, getting a cool pint glass - seems like a win-win.
Finish the week strong by heading out to the participating breweries of 2Kids Brewing Co., Division 23 Brewing, Intergalactic Brewing Company, Little Miss Brewing, Longship Brewery and Thunderhawk Alements.