Juneshine Ranch Brewery in San Diego – A Guide to Planning Your Visit

Juneshine Ranch Brewery, homegrown in the city of San Diego, stands out as a trendy destination for craft beverage enthusiasts. Established with a mission to create organic, sustainably-produced hard kombucha, Juneshine has quickly gained a reputation for its innovative flavors and commitment to environmental stewardship.

Combining a passion for health-conscious living with a love for craft brewing, Juneshine offers a unique tasting experience that blends the refreshing qualities of kombucha with a delightful alcoholic twist.

Visitors to the brewery can enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, a variety of creative brews, and a glimpse into the meticulous process that makes Juneshine a beloved local gem in the heart of Southern California.

Visiting this local San Diego brewery is an experience, and in this blog post you’ll find tips to planning your visit along with 35 original photos taken by us during our visit.

Where in San Diego is Juneshine Brewery Located?

Juneshine Brewery is located in the Scripps Miramar neighborhood of San Diego. The brewery’s address is 10051 Old Grove Rd, San Diego, CA 92131. There’s nothing notable located near this area, mostly warehouses and businesses. You would have to make a dedicated plan to head out to this location, because you wouldn’t likely stumble across it.

What is Kombucha? What is Booch?

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that is traditionally made using black or green tea, sugar, and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). The fermentation process produces a slightly effervescent, tangy drink that is often flavored with fruits, herbs, or spices. Kombucha is loved for its potential health benefits, which may include improved digestion, increased energy, and a boost to the immune system, largely due to its probiotic content.

“Booch” is a fun slang term for kombucha. It’s often used casually by enthusiasts and in branding to give the drink a more approachable and trendy image.

What is Hard Kombucha?

Hard kombucha is a variation of traditional kombucha that contains a higher alcohol content, typically ranging from 4% to 7% ABV, similar to many beers and ciders. This elevated alcohol level is achieved by extending the fermentation process or by adding additional sugar or other fermentable ingredients, which allows the yeast in the SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) to produce more alcohol.

Hard kombucha combines the probiotic benefits and tangy, refreshing taste of regular kombucha with the added buzz of an alcoholic beverage. It’s often marketed as a healthier alternative to beer and other alcoholic drinks, appealing to those who enjoy kombucha and are looking for a lighter, more health-conscious alcoholic option.

What Are the Juneshine Kombucha Flavors?

With a wide assortment of tangy and juicy flavors, you’ll surely find a favorite Juneshine kombucha flavor.

  • Desert Cooler – Citrus flavor notes with tangy tangerine, juicy lime, dragon fruit and hibiscus.
  • Watermelon Razz – Summer freshness with watermelon, raspberry and a twist of fresh lime.
  • Strawberry Kiwi Crush – As classic sweet as it sounds.
  • P.O.G. – Featuring real passion fruit, orange and guava.
  • Mango Daydream – Tropical blend of juicy mangoes, pineapples and oranges.
  • Midnight Painkiller – This dark purple booch has pineapple, orange, and nutmeg flavors.
  • Grapefruit Splash – A hard kombucha version of a paloma.
  • Blood Orange Mint – Juicy blood orange combined with a fresh sprig of mint.
  • Acai Berry – Organic açaí and blueberries.
  • Peachy Punch – Juicy peach, apricot and crisp pear.

Juneshine Spirits Canned Cocktails

Introducing the newest line of alcoholic drinks from Juneshine – premium cocktails in a can. In each can you’ll find 2 shots of award winning spirits, real juice, sparkling water, and no added sugars. The alcohol content is a little higher in these drinks compared to the hard kombucha, so plan accordingly.

  • Grapefruit Tequila Paloma
  • Classic Tequila Margarita
  • Passion Fruit Vodka Soda
  • Tropical Tequila Margarita
  • Watermelon Mezcal Margarita
  • Classic Vodka Mule
  • Lemon + Lime Tequila Ranch Water
  • Tropical Rum Mai Tai

Does Juneshine Make Craft Beer?

I know that when you hear the word brewery, you assume that they will be serving beer. As far as I am aware, all the drinks served at the Juneshine Ranch tasting room are from their signature hard kombucha and spirits cocktail line. So no classic crafted beers available.

Can You Get Non-Alcoholic Kombucha at the Juneshine Brewery?

You may be wondering why my kids are drinking Juneshine kombucha in these photos. Don’t worry, we are not irresponsible parents! At Juneshine Ranch Brewery they also serve non-alcoholic regular kombucha.

Does Juneshine Brewery Serve Food?

At the time of our visit, the Spitfire Taco stand was open and serving food. I have learn that it has since closed at the Juneshine location (but still up and running at their other spots).

I called and asked about their outside food policy. They said that you are free to bring your own food to eat at their location. You must bring your own utensils, condiments, etc. She also mentioned that they do serve house-made empanadas but that’s all the food they provide for purchase.

Trivia Night Tuesdays and Happy Hour

Every Tuesday night at 6pm, Juneshine Ranch Brewery hosts a Trivia Night. It’s free to attend! The first, second and third team members win prizes. Drinks are happy hour prices between 6pm – 8pm (one dollar off each drink).

Is the Juneshine Brewery Kid-Friendly and Dog-Friendly?

Yes! We went in the morning around 11am with our kids. We had the place to ourselves and the kids had fun exploring the place and drinking non-alcoholic drinks. Many breweries and wineries are only 21 and over allowed, but not this one.

According to their website, dogs are also welcome!

Instagram-Worthy Photography Spot

I first started seeing photos of this spot on Instagram, because it’s a favorite location for bloggers, social media influencers, or anyone who likes to take a nice TikTok or Instagram photo / video. It lives up to the hype when you go in-person. The interiors are bright and airy, it has modern boho-chic decor and feels very socal vibes and San Diego local.

Best Days and Times to Visit Juneshine Brewery

As mentioned above, when we visited Juneshine Ranch Brewery in the morning on a weekday, it was very peaceful and quiet. Perfect for a family with kids. If you are looking for a more lively experience, I suggest the weekends and evenings. Be prepared to park a ways away, because they don’t have a designated parking lot for the brewery.

No reservation is required, they only take walk-ins.

Juneshine Ranch Brewery Open Days and Hours:

  • Sunday – 11am – 8pm
  • Monday – 12pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday – 12pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday – 12pm – 9pm
  • Thursday – 12pm – 9pm
  • Friday – 11am – 9pm
  • Saturday – 11am – 9pm

Host Your Event at Juneshine Ranch Brewery

On their website you can send in a proposal to host a gathering or event at the brewery. The questions they ask are along the lines of:

  • The type of event
  • Available dates and times
  • Expected number of guests
  • Will you need the entire facility, or just a portion?
  • Are you planning on having music, Djs, music and microphones, etc.?
  • Will you be bringing outside catering food, or will you be using the Juneshine food options?
  • What does your budget look like for the event?
  • Any additional special requests?

The Juneshine Tasting Room in Santa Monica

If you happen to be in the Santa Monica area in Los Angeles, stop by the Juneshine Santa Monica tasting room. Located at 2914 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Additional Foodie Hot Spots to Check Out

Communal Coffee

Communal Coffee is a popular and trendy San Diego-based coffee chain known for its welcoming atmosphere, artisanal beverages, and unique blend of coffee shop and boutique floral shop.

Pop Pie Co.

Pop Pie Company, another popular San Diego-based food chain, is known for its savory and sweet pies made from scratch, offering a modern twist on classic comfort food.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

In this guide I’ve included some additional San Diego hot spots to visit. You can work Juneshine Ranch Brewery into your itinerary as a way to unwind and relax after a day of exploring the outdoors.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, located along the stunning coastline of La Jolla in San Diego, is a pristine sanctuary that showcases the rare and majestic Torrey pine trees, one of the rarest pine species in the world. This 1,500-acre reserve offers a serene escape from urban life, featuring rugged cliffs, unspoiled beaches, and a network of scenic trails that provide breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

Point Loma Tide Pools

The Point Loma Tide Pools, located within the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, offer a glimpse into the dynamic intertidal ecosystem of Southern California. This rocky shoreline, exposed during low tides, becomes a natural aquarium teeming with marine life such as sea anemones, starfish, crabs, and various species of algae.

Visitors to the tide pools can explore the intricate patterns of life that thrive in these unique habitats, where the rhythmic ebb and flow of the ocean create a constantly changing environment. The area also provides stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego coastline, making it a popular spot for recreation.

Balboa Park and OlD Town

Balboa Park and Old Town are two of San Diego’s most iconic destinations. Balboa Park, spanning 1,200 acres, is a lush urban oasis home to numerous museums, gardens, and the renowned San Diego Zoo. Its stunning Spanish-Renaissance architecture, cultural institutions, and diverse recreational opportunities make it a hub of activity and exploration.

In contrast, Old Town San Diego serves as a living museum of California’s early days, with its preserved historic buildings, vibrant Mexican culture, and authentic cuisine. Walking through Old Town’s cobblestone streets, visitors can explore landmarks like the Whaley House and the Old Adobe Chapel, while enjoying traditional music, artisanal shops, and festive events.

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