WELCOME TO THORN STREET, YOUR CRAFT BEER NEIGHBORHOOD BREWERY

The location at 3176 Thorn Street was, up until early 2012, a local outlet called Home Brews and Gardens. The shop was loved by local patrons but owner Dennis O’Connor realized that he liked making beer a lot more than he did selling supplies to do so. He teamed up with avid home brewers and fellow San Diego natives Dan Carrico and Eric O’Connor to start the project that would transform the former, local, home brew shop into Thorn Street Brewery.

The renovated space has been transformed into a beautiful tasting room with a 7 barrel brew house in a large, open, naturally lit, back room. Local designer, Pat Wilkening (Red Craft Custom Design), has been instrumental in the creative development of the property and has created something truly unique in the neighborhood. It is our sincere hope that our hard work will result in a place where you can truly feel cozy and welcome.

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FOREPLAY BELGIAN BLONDE

BELGIAN STYLE BLONDE ALE
6.8% ABV | 24 IBU

FOREPLAY BELGIAN BLONDE

Belgian Pilsner and specialty malts & is hopped with Styrian Goldings & Saaz H Pale and refreshing beer has notes of pear and apricot, with some spicy pepper notes coming from the Belgian yeast strain.

RELAY IPA

WEST COAST IPA
7.2% ABV | 72 IBU

RELAY IPA

With a focus on flavor & aroma instead of just intense bitterness, Relay IPA will produce flavors of pine, passion fruit, tangerine, mango & pineapple. Using Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial & Amarillo hops.

OG HighPA

SESSION IPA
4.20% ABV | IBU

OG HighPA

This session IPA has pine and grapefruit notes and is brewed with Mosaic, Citra, and Columbus hops. There is a special aroma and flavor from essential oils provided by Jetty Extracts that is best described as ``sticky``. (Contains no THC or CBDs)

NORTH PARK PALE ALE

AMERICAN PALE ALE
5.3% ABV | 44 IBU

NORTH PARK PALE ALE

A sessionable classic American Pale Ale that strikes a balance between its 2-row barley & caramel malts with the bitterness of the super high alpha acid Warrior hop. Late addition of Cascade & an additional Cascade dry hop rounds it out very nicely.

BARRIO LAGER

MEXICAN STYLE LAGER
4.4% ABV | 12 IBU

BARRIO LAGER

Crispy, light, refreshing. Mexican style lagers are quaffable beverages. You can have a few at lunch or on the beach and still paddle out for an afternoon surf, you can drink a six pack on the golf course and not fall over the last hole. Our take on this classic is made from both Domestic 2 row barley and flaked Maize. It's not at all hoppy or bitter, just smooth and drinkable.

CASTAWAY COCO

COCONUT PORTER
8.3% ABV | 42 IBU

CASTAWAY COCO

This robust porter tastes like a fresh macaroon dipped in a delicious malty beer. The base recipe is a smooth strong porter, slightly less roasty than a stout but with plenty of chocolate overtones. Organic coconut is oven roasted and steeped in the finished beer.

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From the Neighborhood

WE LOVE THORN!

Great selection of beers that are all wonderfully crafted. Atmosphere is comfortable and cozy, I enjoy being able to bring my dog along.

-Eric H.

This place is a hidden gem. Its on the other side of North Park and we wouldn't have been able to stroll into this place if the original place we were headed too wasn't closed. Its pretty small and hidden but the handcrafted beer makes up for it. Definitely a MUST GO to spot if you're in the area. Its cool because they do allow dogs.

You must try: Belgian Blond Ale

-Michele M.

Everything you want out of a local watering hole and tucked back in a neighborhood. They are dog friendly and I love the upstairs patio. It's perfect for events and gathering with friends and it's never too loud that you can't have a conversation.

I love all of the beers here but there secret gem for those people who aren't a fan of beer is the home made root beer. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Food trucks are always out front but if you want some BBQ I would head right next door to Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado.

-Kari S.

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