Gold Medal Belgian Beer Ready to Distribute
Since we opened, our Belgian-style beer has been making waves in the San Diego craft beer scene. In just four years, we've won four medals – one gold, one silver, and two bronze. Now, we want to ramp up distribution and get our beers to people across the nation.
In addition to our excellent Belgian beers, we also brew a pale ale, English brown ale, red ale, black IPA, American IPA, West Coast IPA, Imperial IPA, and German pilsner.
We're Already on Tap in Dozens of Locations Across San Diego County
From our two tap rooms to local bars, taverns, and liquor stores.
Let's Bring Our Award-Winning Beer to the Masses
February 12, 2018
Barrel Harbor Brewing Company is a veteran-owned North San Diego County craft brewery situated along the “Hops Highway” in Vista, CA. We have more craft breweries per capita than any other city in the state of California; we opened as the 79th brewery in San Diego in 2013 and today there are 152. This is both a blessing and a curse: because San Diego is a popular destination for craft beer enthusiasts, many will travel from afar to try our beers. The curse is you need to make an outstanding beer to survive in this crowded market. Thankfully, we do just that, having earned accolades in the San Diego International Beer Festival with two bronze medals and one gold medal, as well as a silver medal in the California Commercial Craft Brewers Competition. I started homebrewing in 1993 as a fun way to make some of my favorite beer styles to share with friends and family. Twenty years later, I turned that hobby into a business right on the crest of the craft beer explosion in San Diego.
Our ambition is to continue riding our growing traction by increasing production year over year with distribution statewide and beyond. I will continue to build the brand first and foremost on quality and offer a wide variety of styles in distribution. I do not want to build on the back of a single beer style, but instead, offer a variety of beers that are equally popular to have the proverbial three-legged stool of product offerings. We’re off to a great start with a comprehensive portfolio of 35 beers, and we are constantly working on new beers as we search for that next Sculpin IPA.
Tim St. Martin, CEO