Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
204
Reviews:
11,631
Ratings:
54,513
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
356
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

10051 Old Grove Road Suite B
San Diego, California, 92131
United States

(858) 695-2739 | map
www.ballastpoint.com

Notes:
In addition to Ballast Point Brewing Company's Old Grove location, they still have brewing operations at their old location in the back of Home Brew Mart. You can get growlers/bottles and do tastings at both locations.
Home Brew Mart / Ballast Point
5401 Linda Vista Road, Suite 406
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 298-2337

Ballast Point also runs tasting hours at the brewery. Please check their website for details.

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Reviews: 67 | Ratings: 356
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I was confused at first by the parking situation as it's a little cramped and it shares space with other businesses in a strip mall. Once we got fairly safely parked and went in it was surprising to see so many home-brew supplies in one spot. There were high ceilings and big windows and all the walls were lined with Ballast Point Merchandise as well as a lot of brewing supplies. The service was OK, but it could just be the California attitude, I'm not sure. Also it was the first time on my trip from Iowa where I had someone take my ID and put it on a little clipboard and check off how many samples I had, but I guess the laws are much different in California.

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Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of C-roll32
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of madmaxmedia
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Blazer22
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.73/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Very big place, feels very commericalized. It was crazy busy on a Saturday evening so service wasn't the best. Had a flight of 3 Victory at Sea variants which were all delicious. The stop was worth the flight alone, but if you aren't seeking out VaS variants, this place can probably be skipped. Lots of beers on tap though.

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Photo of WesM63
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bobbyhands
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Mike_Amps
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Holopirek
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NateDyk47
3.22/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.25

Went to Ballast Point while visiting San Diego. Good selection of beer, the 3 I had were pretty good. However, the service was terrible.

I didn't try any of the food, but it looked good.

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Photo of dmk82
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SSS
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I was here twice for beers...it is a sausage fest, no doubt. Took the distillery tour...it was okay, not what I had expected at all. Some college kid explaining what Wikipedia says...We got to taste 6 different spirits, vodka, gin, spiced rum, barrel aged rum, another I can't remember and a scotch. They were all okay...I enjoyed the barre aged the most.

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Photo of Redgoatman
4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jim_TX
4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kdlsantos
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MHurley
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in hear a year ago to pick up Kegs for my sister wedding. Had a great selection of merch and gifts along with great beer. Nice place to stop in and grab a beer and unwind and enjoy the patio.

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Photo of halo3one
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StyrmanAllan
4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of indianabeerman
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ryannel24
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.