TapRoom is a top San Diego Craft Beer Bar founded in the early years of the San Diego Craft Beer Revolution. With a focus on local craft beer, great food & local hospitality, TapRoom has established itself over the years as a local favorite and one of San Diego’s top craft beer bars. Located just 5 blocks from the beach in beautiful Pacific Beach, you can enjoy some world class beer before or after you soak in the rays. Large groups welcome as well as you solo peeps looking to grab a beer & some grub. Our patio is dog friendly as well, woof woof. Last but not least, we offer our full menu for delivery, so give us a call and we’ll come to you. We look forward to showing you a great time, Cheers!!
Our Philosophy on Beer:
We have a “Brewery to Glass” philosophy when it comes to beer, meaning we make sure every drop of beer that we purvey is of the same quality & freshness of the brewery that created it. In order ensure this, we have a standards that we adhere to religiously including cleaning our beer lines after every new beer (or sooner), storing our kegs cold from the second they are dropped off, and never letting our beer come in contact with anything other than 305 stainless steel, ultra clean beer lines, & your glass. We use a high temp glass washer for all of our glasses ensuring they never come in contact with any detergents that could effect the taste of the beer. Come and taste the difference, and let our cicerone certified beer ninjas guide you through the ultimate craft beer experience. Cheers!
AleSmith / TapRoom BoxCar Speedway Stout
BoxCar Speedway, a collaboration between SD TapRoom & AleSmith brewed to celebrate TapRoom’s 10 yr. Anniversary, is an Imperial Stout Aged in Premium Bourbon Barrels for one year with Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Brazil Forastero Cocoa Nibs, Hatch & Mulato Chilis, and a unique of blend of Columbian & Burundi Coffee locally roasted by Swell Coffee. This year will debut during our 10 year Anniversary party.
Swell Coffee Co. supplied us with a unique blend of ultra premium Columbian & Burundi coffees, designed to hold up to the strength of this beer, while imparting their own nuanced flavor characteristics.
25% Peaberry grade coffee from Kayanza, Burundi in Africa. Peaberry grade coffee is produced from a natural mutation of the bean inside the cherry, where only a single bean is present inside the cherry providing a denser, sweet, and flavorful coffee.
Tasting Notes: Peach & Butterscotch
75% Finca La Virgen de Oro from Antioquia, Columbia, this is a true Estate coffee meaning it’s beans are milled and packed at the farm, unlike any other Columbian coffee.
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Floral, Sweet Pepper, & Molasses.
We used a blend of Hatch & Mulato chilies to further add to the complexity of this beer while contributing a touch of back end heat. The Hatch chilies provide a sweet earthiness, while the Mulato Chilies contribute notes of chocolate, cherry, & tobacco.
Cocoa Nibs & Vanilla Beans:
BoxCar was also aged on Brazil Forastero Cocoa Nibs and a healthy dose of Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla beans, which accentuate the sweeter, complex, whiskey character.
A host of resources, time, & passion went into the making of this collaboration, which we believe come through in the finished product. We are humbled to finally be able to share this project with everyone. Cheers from AleSmith & TapRoom team, enjoy!