Craft Beer

Chula Vista gets crafty

Chula Vista Brewery
Inside Chula Vista Brewery. (@cvbrewery Instagram)

Less than three years ago, Chula Vista - the county’s second largest city - was a craft beer desert, lacking even a single brewery. That was baffling, considering this South Bay metropolis’ geographic location, with beer-loving Tijuana to the south and beer-loving San Diego to the north.

Now, though, this desert is blooming. Since fall 2014, the city witnessed the opening of Bay Bridge Brewing and Novo Brazil Brewing.

On May 5, the city welcomes its latest craft beer arrival: Chula Vista Brewery. Debuting in the heart of downtown (294 Third Ave.), visitors can expect five beers on tap: Saturation IPA, Beautiful View Pale Ale, Guerita Blonde Ale, Ruby Red Ale and an as-yet-unnamed stout.