Just five miles out Rancho Santa Fe Road, in a nondescript industrial park, lies Stumblefoot Brewing, a startup with both a fun tasting room and, more importantly, great beer. All the brewing is done on site in a single industrial warehouse unit which serves as the tasting room as well. That will likely change soon as capacity will need to grow to meet well-earned demand. In a region known for good brewing, these guys are up to the competition. They've got solid traditional ales, IPAs, and stouts, but they're also good when getting creative with brews like a black IPA and a chipotle stout.
Check out Stumblefoot at the tasting room Thursday through Sunday. You can also get some of their beers on tap at Encinitas locations like Lumberyard and Blue Ribbon Pizza.