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San Diego's Best Craft Breweries, Ranked

San Diego Reader presents their picks for the city's top 12 beer producers.

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San Diego Beer Week is coming up (November 7 through 16, to be precise), and the San Diego Reader has plenty of timely beer coverage this week. Beer writer Brandon Hernandez has assembled a list of the city's top 12 craft breweries — not an easy task in the craft beer capital of America. The list ranges from heavy-hitters like Ballast Point and long-timers like AleSmith to more recent additions to the beer scene, including former homebrewers Rip Current.

This week's Reader also incudes a feature on the "best spots to have a beer," whether you want outdoor seating with ocean views (Bagby Beer Company, Amplified Ale Works) or "a dim, intimate speakeasy feel" (Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment).

For the full lineup of San Diego Beer Week events, scope out the official SDBW site.