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In 2020, we proudly debuted the inaugural Puesto Cervecería inside the walls of Puesto’s seventh location in the Mission Valley neighborhood of San Diego. Once the home to Gordon Biersch, this fully operational brew-house was commissioned by Puesto to create a set of world-class Mexican lager offerings to be enjoyed alongside our trophy tacos and margaritas

Our on-site brewery is the production center for all Puesto beers that are distributed and sold at all eight of our restaurant locations across California. 

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Our Brewers

Our San Diego brewery is helmed by two dedicated brewers, Doug Hasker and Jacob Bauch, who toil daily to bring Puesto the highest caliber beer experience.

Doug Hasker, Master Brewer

Doug has 30+ years of brewing and brewery management experience. He is commonly regarded as San Diego’s resident expert on all things lager, earning the name ‘King of Lagers’ by the SD brewing community. Doug’s work with the brewing program at Puesto has led to several awards at the California State Fair and Great American Beer Festival.

Jacob Bauch, Brewer

Jacob is a San Diego native whose background consists of small-batch experimental brewing with experience in almost all styles of beer imaginable. He is a certified Cicerone, accredited beer judge and is entirely focused on creating world class Puesto cervezas.

Our Beer

The core lineup of beers produced by Puesto Cervecería is a trio of Mexican lagers, meant not only to pair perfectly with our tacos but to also pay homage to Mexico's classic beer styles. Our selection also includes diverse IPA styles highlighting different hop profiles, along with seasonal brews year-round.

Puesto Clara

Traditional Mexican Lager

4.6% ABV, 19 IBU

Ingredients: Pale malted barley, pilsner malt, flaked corn, german hallertau magnum hops.

Tasting Notes: Well-balanced, crisp/cracker-like malt flavor, subtle sweetness, with a clean finish.

Description: This traditional, bright golden lager has a crisp malt flavor with hints of corn. It features medium bitterness from noble German hops and a clean aftertaste.

Puesto Taco Pairings: Tamarindo Shrimp, Lobster, Carnitas, Chicken Al Pastor, Verduras (really any taco).

Good to Know: Puesto Clara is our “flagship” offering, the ideal companion beverage of all Mexican cuisine (and mostly tacos). The Clara is also used in our Puesto Micheladas.

Puesto Amber

Amber Mexican Lager

4.9% ABV,  19 IBU

Ingredients: Pale malted barley, pilsner malt, vienna malt, cara malts, flaked corn, german hallertau magnum hops.

Tasting Notes: Well-balanced, subtle toasted bread malt flavor, light-bodied, smooth finish. 

Description: Puesto Amber is a lager beer with a smooth and refreshing finish balanced with a subtle dose of German hops for bitterness.

Puesto Taco Pairings: Carnitas, Mushroom, Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Verduras, Chicken Al Pastor.

Good to Know: The Puesto Amber pays homage to the early days of brewing in Mexico by using Vienna malts and corn. 

Puesto Negra

Dark Mexican Lager

GABF Silver Medal Award Winner 

5.3% ABV, 19 IBU

Ingredients: Pale balted barley, pilsner malt, roasted malt, flaked corn, german sterling hops.

Tasting Notes: Subtle toast/bread crust malt flavor, medium-bodied, pleasant roasted malt finish.

Description: The Puesto Negra is a dark Mexican lager. By using darker kilned and roasted malts, we created a beer rich in flavor, with a smooth and enjoyable finish.

Puesto Taco Pairings: Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Quesabirria, Carnitas, Chicken Al Pastor and desserts.

Good to Know: Our most complex flavored lager offering; this beer's rich, malty and sometimes nutty sweetness balances the heavier components of tacos. 

Puesto IPA

West Coast Style IPA

6.3% ABV, 55 IBU

Ingredients: Pale malted barley, rye malt, wheat malt, oats, citra and simcoe along with many varieties of hops.

Tasting Notes: Citrus and tropical fruit hop aroma and flavor, bready yet crisp malt flavor to balance.

Description: The Puesto IPA showcases a rotating collection of hoppy IPAs using assorted hop and malt varieties, from fruity and spicy to citrus and pine.

Puesto Taco Pairings: Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Carnitas, Chicken Al Pastor.

Good to Know: West Coast Style IPA—Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra and many other varieties of hops offer complex fruity characteristics with a restrained and pleasant bitterness.

Puesto Pilsner

Mexican Pilsner Lager

5.0% ABV, 32 IBU 

Ingredients: Pale malted barley, italian pilsner malt, saaz and german grungeist hops.

Tasting notes: Well-balanced, crisp medium malt flavor, subtle bitterness from the hops, with a clean finish.

Description: This is a complex Mexican Pilsner with medium bitterness and a “dusting” of dry hops. It has a crispy flavor with a clean and slightly bitter aftertaste.

Puesto Taco Pairings: Tamarindo Shrimp, Lobster, Carnitas, Chicken Al Pastor, Pozole (really any taco).

Good to know: The Puesto Pilsner has greatly complemented our existing core lineup of beers and pairs well with the entire Puesto menu. It offers a slightly hoppy alternative to our other popular Mexica Lagers. 

Beer News

Puesto Clara is Now Available in a Six-Pack 

For the first time ever, you can enjoy our cervezas anywhere you go. Available for takeaway purchase at all Puesto locations.

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Come visit us at sections 107, 119 and 120, for tacos, margaritas, cervezas, burritos, nachos and more.

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5010 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108


Sunday - Thursday | 11 am - 9 pm
Friday - Saturday | 11 am - 10 pm

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