A newer microbrewery in San Diego is Thunderhawk Alements. Founded by natives of San Diego; Bill Lindsay and Jonathan Barbarin. They have been friends for 26 years and have been brewing together since 2010. In 2014 Their passion for homebrewing turned to obsession, and their garage became flooded with new ideas, inspiration, and of course, brewing equipment. With encouragement and support of family and friends, they set out on a mission to open a small sustainable brewery. Thunderhawk operates a 1 barrel, electric brew house located in the Miramar area of San Diego, California with the goal of producing 200 barrels in their first year of operation, met that goal and still going strong ever since.
Inspired by adventure and diversity in culture, Thunderhawk hopes to reflect experiences and tastes found throughout the world during their travels, while highlighting new beer styles and flavor profiles. They hope their customers feel good about how Thunderhawk beer tastes, how it’s made, and where your dollar ends up. All Hail the Mighty Thunderhawk!
When you walk into Thunderhawk’s, notice the stainless steel tanks, pipes, and hoses all working to make one of the best brews in the Miramar area. I would estimate if the equipment were stretched end to end, it would reach from San Diego to Bavaria, Germany. Maybe a slight exaggeration, but I didn’t have a measuring tape.
Next, check out the bar's 4” thick rugged, twisted and gloss polished countertop. If you ask Jon and Bill politely, they may let you rub your hand gently across the surface. Beware, there is a rattle snake at the end of the bar that discourages ornery rascals, but normally harmless to the good thirsty folks of San Diego.
Check out the menu on the wall listing a plethora of custom brews. Take a couple of minutes to decide or ask for samples.
Our favorite non-alcoholic drink is their honest-to-goodness homemade rootbeer.
Recently, Jon’s father, Lloyd Barbarian was treated to a wonderful birthday celebration with family and great friends.
8675 Miralani Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126