The Best Breweries and Craft Beer

Santa Ynez Valley ~

More Than Just Wine ~

Santa Ynez Valley is well-known for its amazing wine. However, the craft beer scene in SYV is growing rapidly too.

How is craft beer different from regular beer?

One of the differences between craft beer and regular beer is that craft beer is made with high-quality ingredients. This results in a more flavorful and complex beer. Craft brewers use only traditional ingredients, selecting the best hops, malt, and yeast, for their beers.

Three major players in California craft beer make their brews in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

In addition to outstanding breweries, a host of specialty tasting rooms, bars and restaurants offer international beer tastings. There is even a specialty brew shop in Solvang, Valley Brewers, which offers supplies and classes to burgeoning home brewers.

Interested In Planning A Trip?

With so much to do here, you’ll definitely want to spend more than just one day, so be sure to check out all our available Santa Ynez Valley lodgings. Happy travels!


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Babi's Beer Emporium

Babi’s Beer Emporium

380 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
8053441900

We use our travels and connections to curate a delightful collection of craft beers from all over the world.

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Arrowsmith's Wine Bar

Arrowsmith’s Wine Bar

1539 C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-9126

Arrowsmith's Wine Bar - A Friendly European bar in the heart of Solvang.

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The Good Life craft beer & wine cellar

The Good Life craft beer & wine cellar

1672 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-7111

The Good Life is a bottle shop & bar specializing in California craft beer and local, Artisan wines from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

620 McMurray Ave, Buellton CA 93427

A Quiet Revolution out of California’s Central Coast, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company has grown to become an authentic regional craft brewery.

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Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

473 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 699-6719

Eat and drink your way through Solvang with a local foodie on a walking food tasting tour!

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. at

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. at “The Cottage”

2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 694-2252

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. craft beer on tap and "to go." Core, specialty and cask beers available. Enjoy a select menu from Los Olivos Café.

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom

45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
805-694-2252

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. craft beer on tap and "to go." Core, specialty beers available. Coming soon: Enjoy gourmet pub fare from Beto's Place.

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