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14 Brewtastic Breweries in Temecula That You Will Love!

Unique craft brews that will make your taste buds happy.

In addition to being a renowned wine country, Temecula also has a thriving craft brewery scene with over 20 local breweries crafting creative and delicious local brews. There are so many to choose from, all with amazing reviews, so you might want to plan for a weekend of brewery hopping!

So where should you start? Start here with this list of 14 breweries in Temecula and learn a little about what each has to offer!

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Best Temecula Breweries

Wild Barrel Brewing Company – Temecula

41493 Margarita Rd Suite G106, Temecula, CA 92591

Wild Barrel Brewing is actually brewed in San Marcos, but they actually have a tasting room in Temecula. They specialize in Sours, Hazy IPAs and Stouts. Their Vice sours won Gold at the 2020 American Beer Festival.

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Refuge Brewery

43040 Rancho Way, Temecula, CA 92590

What’s cool at Refuge Brewery is that the tasting room is right in the middle of the brewery, giving you a first-hand glimpse at the brewing process. Many of their beers are barrel aged in whiskey and wine barrels. Their most popular beer is the Blood Orange Wit and is sold in over a thousand restaurants throughout Southern California.

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Temecula Brewing Company

32125 Temecula Pkwy Suite C, Temecula, CA 92592

Temecula Brewing Company is an operating nano brewery, which brews smaller batches. This helps to keep things fresh and new as they are constantly rotating in new selections. They are constantly releasing new brews, like the Westcoast DIPA. People love the atmosphere, cool patio and amazing tacos!

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Craft Brewing Company – Temecula

41955 4th St #101, Temecula, CA 92590

Craft Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery with a family-friendly patio. People love to visit for the awesome local brews, friendly atmosphere and salsa nights! They serve lunch and dinner and are open for weekend brunch. In addition to their staple craft brews, like Fallen Angel and Book of Haze, they have seasonal and creative small batch releases.

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Aftershock Brewing Co.

28822 Old Town Front St STE 108, Temecula, CA 92590

Aftershock Brewing Co. pride themselves in having extremely flavorful beers. With so many fun flavors to choose from, like Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, California Black Pear and Peanut Alert, the bartenders at the tasting room will help you put together custom flights to suit your taste.

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Ironfire Brewing Company

42095 Zevo Dr Suite #1, Temecula, CA 92590

Ironfire Brewing Company is known for the ales and lagers with names as killer as their bold flavors. For example, The Passion de Deuche is a sour ale that is aged in wine barrels and brewed with passion fruit. The All Oak Everything is a Tequila barrel aged Imperial chocolate stout with three kinds of chili peppers! One of their more popular brews is the Devil Within Double IPA.

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Garage Brewing Co

29095 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590

Starting out in an eight bay garage in Old Town Temecula, Garage Brewing Co. was established in 2013 and has since expanded into the largest brewery in Temecula. They offer six core year-round craft styles while rotating in seasonal creations. There are always 25 beers on tap.

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Relentless Brewing Company

42030 Avenida Alvarado F, Temecula, CA 92590

At Relentless Brewing Company cool down with one of their amazing beer slushies, like their Golden Sour Beer with peaches and a Tajin/Chimoy rim! If you love micheladas, be sure to try Travis Michies. They have an excellent selection of sours, including the Gose Du Jour a German Wheat Sour with Himalayan sea salt and cara cara oranges, which is great for those new to sours.

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Stone Church Brewing

28636 Old Town Front St #103, Temecula, CA 92590

Stone Church Brewing specializes in Pale Ales, India Pale Ales and Belgian-style Tripels. These sinfully delicious brews have cheeky religious names, like Chastity Blonde, Father, Son & the Holy Kolsch and Covenant IPA, the beer that started it all.

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Oscar’s Brewing Company

 29375 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Oscar’s is a popular local brewery and family restaurant. The food is designed to be delicious, yet healthy and made for sharing family-style, like pizzas, big salads, sandwiches, appetizers and more. Moving on to the beer, there are nine of their brews on tap. You can order them as 5oz tasters, 10oz, or 16oz pints. They have some interesting brews like, Ship of Lanterns, a barleywine aged in rum and whiskey barrels for 8 months and the Dragon Queen brewed on International Women’s Day with Pink Boots Society Hop Blend.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

40868 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Karl Strauss is a restaurant and brewery, with their main brewery located in Pacific Beach, San Diego. They brew over 150 different beers throughout the year. In addition to their staple brews, they have seasonal, small batch, barrel aged and collaboration brews.

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Black Market Brewing Co

41740 Enterprise Cir N # 109, Temecula, CA 92590

Offering a large selection of handcrafted beers, Black Market Brewing is known for their awarding-winning IPA. They brew 10 types of IPA, including a red, a rye, New England-style with different fruit flavors and more. They also produce a selection of sours, seltzers and ciders in fun flavors. When you visit Black Market Brewing try one of their signature handmade pizzas too!

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8 Bit Brewing Company

26755 Jefferson Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562

8 Bit Brewing Company is a great place to come and enjoy craft beer, good food, live music and patio dining. Excellent reviews on their beers, so definitely worth a visit.

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Inland Wharf Brewing Co

26440 Jefferson Ave suite a, Murrieta, CA 92562

Inland Wharf is veteran owned and they pride themselves for their quality hops, fusion of flavors and unique taste of their cask ales. They specialize in small batch craft beers in traditional styles.

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That’s a Wrap!

There you have it! That is just some of the great breweries in Temecula. Just like the wine tours, you can now book brewery tours that will help you sip your way through some of these remarkable and truly unique local breweries. So have fun and taste what’s local.

While you are in Temecula, you want to check out the wineries and stay a while. For more information on planning a trip to Temecula wine country, check out my post on family-friendly wineries in Temecula, unique wine tours in Temecula, Temecula winery hotels and the best Temecula glamping sites.

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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