Bottled & Kegged: San Diego's Craft Brew Culture

How San Diego became a nationwide leader in craft beer
April 6, 2013 to January 20, 2014
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Bottled & Kegged: San Diego’s Craft Brew Culture explores the ebb and flow of beer production in the San Diego region over the years and answers the question: Why is San Diego becoming such a nationally renowned region for craft beer production and innovation?

Beginning with the region’s earliest inhabitants to the present day, the exhibit highlights events and individuals who built a brewing industry where once there was none, kept an industry alive during Prohibition, and managed to bring back what, at one time, was one of the region’s most robust enterprises.The exhibit features many hands-on interactive elements that help explain: the brewing process, how San Diego County brewers achieve such expansive flavor profiles, and the science behind matching beers with food.Bottled & Kegged has components that speaks to audiences of all ages and will educate even the most avid craft beer lover.

This exhibition is not included during SD County Residents' FREE TUESDAY. Admission to Bottled & Kegged is half price the regular admission price during those days.

Interested in having images from San Diego's brewing past in your home or office?

Click here to browse and order high-quality matted and framed photography from San Diego's "hoppening" past!



Lead Sponsor:


Wells Fargo





Major Sponsor: 

Stone Logo






Major Supporter:

UCSD Extension






With additional support from:


West Coaster


Higgs Fletcher


Past Events

Beer Night at the Museum
November 6, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
History Happy Hour!
November 1, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Root Beer Saturdays
September 21, 2013 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
History Happy Hours!
August 30, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Lecture & Booksigning: BEER, FOOD, AND FLAVOR by Schuyler Schultz
August 21, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
History Happy Hours!
May 31, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Makers of San Diego History: Honoring The Craft Brew Industry
April 27, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Members' Opening: Bottled & Kegged: San Diego's Craft Brew Culture
April 5, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
UCSD Extension Panel Discussion: Is Beer In Your Career?
April 5, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Taste of San Diego Craft Brews 2013
February 16, 2013 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm