The road to Resident Brewing opening its doors was a purely San Diegan one. Head brewer and co-founder Robert Masterson established himself as a master homebrewer in the local circuit as a side gig from his full-time job as an IT consultant. He won contests hosted by Pizza Port, Karl Strauss, and Stone—the latter of which resulted in the brewing giant releasing his Coconut IPA to the masses. Eventually he decided to make his passion his work, and today, Resident slings wonderfully Americanized versions of English beers and still brews its signature, Vacation Coconut IPA, as well as new favorites like Urbanite Unfiltered West Coast IPA, and Impressionist Chardonnay barrel aged Saison with pear, ginger, and orange blossom honey, in a welcoming environment inside The Local downtown. Order online for pickup.