2. San Diego breweries won 14 medals at the Great American Beer Fest in 2014
San Diego brings the quality as well. Hey, the numbers don’t lie. Competition at the GABF is pretty stiff, so it’s a huge honor to be awarded even one medal, but three SD breweries managed to snag multiple awards. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits in Scripps Ranch, Pizza Port Ocean Beach, and Port Brewing Company all doubled up on the accolades last year. We even SWEPT the Session beer category, winning the gold, silver, and bronze. Maybe some San Diego brewers need to start running the Chargers?
3. The homebrew scene is so intense, they even have their own fraternity
Being a beer fraternity, its kind of hard to believe that their meetings don’t consist solely of keg-stands and heated beer pong tournaments, but the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) has been a long standing, not to mention award-winning, homebrew club in SD since 1989.