Without a doubt, Baja California is the reigning “It” FOOD + BEVERAGE capital of Mexico. The production of beer has become an immense point of interest in the region, leading to the creation of beer labels, that are recognized far beyond the country’s borders. You heard right. Baja is producing world-class beer, and CaliBaja is here to tell you about five of our favorite breweries in the area.
The Wendlandt Brewery, in el Sauzal, Ensenada, is the full package. Not only do they serve the some of the best beer in the country, regularly awarded by those who know beer the best, but they also make delicious food to pair it up with. Their beer line-up includes a fresh and citric “Hann Zomer” American Wheat, as well as the caramel and fruit infused “Vaquita Marina” American Pale Ale.
Blvd. Costero 248
Col. Zona Centro
22760 Ensenada, Baja California
With more than more than 40 retail locations in L.A. alone, Insurgente Brewery has to be the hottest label produced in Baja. The brewery’s minimalist tasting room is located within Tijuana’s “Plaza Fiesta”, counting with the very refreshing “Tiniebla” Belgian Wit, as well as their most popular make, “La Lupulosa” IPA.
Paseo de los Héroes 9611,
Zona Urbana Rio
Tijuana, 22010, Baja California
The Aguamala Brewery in Ensenada, is a place where the love of beer and seafood blend into one tasty affair. Their MAKO 2.0, American Ale, was awarded 1st place by the 2017 Baja Beer Awards, and it’s perfectly made to balance the flavor of your favorite seafood dish. Other top picks include the “Sirena” Pilsner, the “Mantis” Belgian Ale, and the “Marea Roja” Red IPA.
Carretera Tijuana – Ensenada Km 104
22760 El Sauzal, Baja California
Border Psycho Brewery
If Porter beer is your jam, then you’re into a treat with the Border Psycho Brewery. Lucky for us, the variety of great tasting beer doesn’t stop there, and it extends to include a crisp orange peel “Cream Ale”, a boldly flavored Stout, dubbed the “Brutal Imperial”, as well as the very unconventional double Pale Ale “Imperial Psycho”.
Erasmo Castellanos 9440
Col. Zona Urbana Rio
22010 Tijuana, Baja California
Tres Fuegos Brewery
Few know how to do BEER + FOOD as well as the Tres Fuegos Brewery, where live music and visual arts also play a role in the tasting experience. Some of their most popular beers include the “Pyros” Indian Pale Ale, the caramelly “Redox” Amber Ale, the very light “Transitio” Blonde Ale, and the coffee charged “Kaffa Carbo” Stout.
Av. Paseo de los Heroes S/N
Col. Zona Rio
22320 Tijuana, Baja California