Welcome to CraftBeerGuy.com; it has been with great pleasure that I have witnessed the explosion of the craft beer scene that has occurred over the last few years. It was not that long ago that I would have to travel 100 miles to find a craft beer tasting room; there are now over 25 within 15 miles of my home along with several award winning brewpubs and breweries; with even more coming. I have made it my goal to introduce as many people as possible to the world of craft beer. There are so many flavors, smells and colors available that there truly is a craft beer for every palate. In fact, there may be several.
Craft Beer Guy is not a beer review site; there are plenty of those available to you. Instead I will introduce you to craft beer breweries, microbreweries and some nanobreweries. In addition, I will show you the many brewpubs and gastropubs that I have found around the country and even some in Europe.
I have been fortunate in that I have been able to spend some time driving around this country and avoiding the beaten path. While it has not always been easy to find them, I have persevered and discovered some very nice microbreweries, brewpubs and gastropubs. This section is dedicated to the locations that are too far to visit as often as I might like. From Alpine, CA; to Albuquerque, NM, Munster, IN, Red Lodge, MT, to San Francisco, CA and many places in-between, there are some very fine craft beers being brewed and this is where you will find them mentioned. When my International travels put me by local craft beer, this is where they will be mentioned as well.
Although I have been a long time fan of microbreweries and craft beer, it has not always been easy to find around the South Bay. I used to have to ride down to the San Diego area to find a tasting room, but in 2012 a few microbreweries in the area opened tasting rooms. As this site goes live, another tasting room is having its grand opening next week, with another brewery just around the corner planning on opening a tasting room in the coming months. Craft Beer Guy will be devoting a section for the South Bay craft beer guide with the best local South Bay breweries and brewpubs. Additionally, gastropubs with outstanding guest or rotating tap lists will be found here.
An avid traveler and photographer with a passion for American craft beer; Craft Beer Guy will show you all of his favorite microbreweries, brewpubs and gastropubs. The craft beer scene is exploding, come see what all the fuss is about.