#31. San Diego

Along the Pacific Ocean in Southern California is San Diego, known for mild year-round climate, sprawling beaches and a long association with the U.S. Navy. Also part of San Diego is the University of California, San Diego, while more than 50 microbreweries operate throughout the community. While Stone Brewing Co. is likely the best-known, there are many beer hotspots including Aztec Brewing Co., Iron Fist Brewing Co. and Modern Times Beer, whose Fortunate Islands scores a nearly-perfect 97/100 from RateBeer.

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