Enjoy beer tasting in Paso Robles and all of San Luis Obispo County
Best places for beer tasting in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County
–Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County are quickly becoming hubs for beer lovers and connoisseurs alike. A variety of tasting rooms are sprouting up in nearly every city in the county. Paso Robles specifically is booming with beer. Looking for an alternative to the traditional wine route? Check out these happening beer hangouts and tasting rooms to wet your whistle:
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Paso Robles
Firestone Walker Brewing Company is renowned for crafting iconic pale ales and pioneering barrel-aged beers on California¹s Central Coast. Everything they do revolves around one goal: to make the world¹s best beers. Brewery tours available.
Pale Ale, IPA, Wheat, Stout, Marzen, Blonde, Black Rye, Porter, Barleywine.
1400 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles, CA (805) 296-7454
The Pour House – Paso Robles
The Pour House is committed to providing its patrons with an “exceptional beer-inspired experience.” With 21 taps and an outstanding collection of specialty bottles, one is sure to find something to satisfy their tastes. Local cider and wines are also available for those looking for something a little different.
525 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA (805) 296-3712
Barrelhouse Brewing Company – Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo
BarrelHouse Brewing Co. portfolio beers includes small batch craft ales, barrel aged specialties, sours, & wilds.
American Craft Ale, Blonde Wheat, Citrus Blonde Ale, Mango IPA, Rye IPA, IPA, Double IPA, Stout.
Brewery and Beer Gardens: 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA (805) 296-1128
Taproom and Speakeasy: 1033 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 439-4600
Silva Brewing Company – Paso Robles
Husband and wife team Chuck and MJ Silva have set off on a new adventure to the Central Coast of California for a fresh start, opening Silva Brewing. With Chuck’s contributions in the brewing industry for nearly 18 years, the Silva name has become popular for high quality, superior flavor, and innovation. The Pine Street location includes a 333 square foot tasting room with 10 taps for tasting and purchasing beer to go. Beer to go includes refillable stainless steel growlers, crowlers (single use 32-oz. aluminum cans filled fresh at the taps), specialty cork finished bottles when available, and kegs for larger parties.
525 Pine Street, Suite B, Paso Robles, CA (805) 369-BEER (2337)
Earth and Fire Brewing Company – Paso Robles
With a small and family-friendly taproom, Earth and Fire Brewing Company is Downtown Paso Robles’s only Nano-Brewery offering hand crafted rustic and un-filtered craft beer.
Belgian, IPA, Double IPA, Porter, Chocolate Stout and Saison beers.
825 Riverside Ave, Ste 1, Paso Robles, CA (805) 270-2959
Tent City Beer Company – Atascadero
A wide variety of house beers, Tent City Beer offers craft beer from favorite local and nationwide boutique breweries. All Tent City draft beers are only $6 dollars.
Bourbon Barrel, Coffee Stout, IPA, Imperial Red Ale, Pale Ale, Octoberfest, Brown Ale, Dry Irish Stout (Nitro), plus a variety of guest taps.
6760 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA (805) 460-6454
Central Coast Brewing – San Luis Obispo
Central Coast Brewing opened in 1998 and is located in beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo. Recognized as one of the premier brewing facilities in California’s Central Coast region, Central Coast Brewing is known far and wide for its variety of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind signature ales and lagers. There are two locations in San Luis Obispo.
Fresh, hoppy ales, stouts, barrel-aged beers and lagers.
1422 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 783-BREW (2739)
6 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 783-BREW (2739)
The Libertine – San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay
Libertine Brewing Company was founded in 2012 on the premise of bringing the best beer selection to the Central Coast, while brewing unique beers and products to compliment. With a strong emphasis on tradition while still being authentic to the region, they have grown from a small brewpub on the water in Morro Bay to a 9000 square foot production and tasting facility on the edge of downtown San Luis Obispo. All of their Wild Ales are brewed and then transferred into an open-top cool ship overnight, which allows the local wild yeasts of the area time to naturally fall in and start the fermentation process, giving their beers a true Central Coast Terroir. Along with Wild Ales, The Libertine also makes cold-brewed coffee aged in bourbon and wine barrels and spiced with local ingredients foraged from the surrounding hills.
Wild ales and aged cold brew coffee.
1234 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 548-2337
801 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA (805) 772-0700
SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo
SLO Brew opened its doors in 1988 and has remained one of California’s longest standing brew pubs. Their hand-crafted micro brews, quality dining, and world-class entertainment has made SLO Brew a pivotal component of the Central Coast. Numerous gold medal winning beers and the honor of being named “Brew Pub of the Year” at The Great American Beer Festival.
Blonde ale, Session IPA, Red Wheat, Wheat.
855 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) SLO-BREW (756-2739)
Bang the Drum Brewery – San Luis Obispo
Bang the Drum Brewery utilizes small batch brewing to make a variety of different styles of beer. All of their batches of mead are made with a large portion of local honey and are brewed at low temperatures to help preserve the nutrients and retain the health benefits associated with the consumption of honey.
Bourbon Oak Aged Imperial Stout, German-style Weissbier, Gluten Free IPA, and a kettle soured Saison.
1150 Laurel Ln. Suite 130, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 242-8372
ManRock Brewing Company – Grover Beach
Family owned and operated microbrewery located on the Central Coast of California. Their beer is brewed onsite by the owner. ManRock’s beer garden is a relaxed atmosphere with giant jenga, bag toss, outdoor heaters and wood fired brick pizza oven. The food menu is simple pub grub including wood-fired pizza!
Amber, Pale Ale, IPA, Strong IPA, Double IPA, Oatmeal Stout
1750 El Camino Real Suite A, Grover Beach, CA (805) 270-3089
927 Beer – Cambria
Located in Cambria’s West Village, 927 Beer was founded in 2011. An independent and family owned artisan brewery, their beers are produced using the fine malts, hops, and yeast and each recipe is designed to highlight each one of those ingredients.
IPA, Porter, and a variety of specialty brews.
821 Cornwall St, Cambria, CA (805) 203-5265