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Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

229 Ratings
Ratings: 229
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Active Beers: 187
Beer Ratings: 29,039
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

10051 Old Grove Road Suite B
San Diego, California, 92131
United States
phone: (858) 695-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bpbrewing

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 by guityler83:
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4.03/5  rDev -6.5%

Right in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, Ballast Point was easy to find. Parking around the area was more difficult, but if you go during the day or don't mind throwing down a couple shekels for parking, you shouldn't have to walk too far.

When we walked in it was bustling with people (nearing 2PM), luckily we a table of people was getting up from there spot and asked if we would like to sit down. The drinks were ordered right up front when you walk in and the list is displayed on two big flat screen TVs that rotate, which makes it difficult to find what you are looking for if you go through in detail (like I tend to do). But eventually I went with a flight of beers (IPAs, a smoked scotish, and a lager if memory serves).

Food is done in a hybrid-cafeteria style, order with a window then you get a number and they bring it out to you. The food came fairly quick, about two sample size beers quick any way, and was tasty.

From our spots you could see the brewing equipment encased in a glass room, shiny stainless ready to go. I would have liked to talk with one of the brewers, but the place was super busy. The beers where fresh, but nothing mind blowing, they did have a very wide selection.

Overall a great spot for a night out, lunch or just to stop in for a pint.

guityler83, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Really good beer. Place was a little too 'main stream', 'Yard House' like

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Brewery was very clean and had outdoor and some indoor seating along with a long bar. Prices were decent for samples. I did not count the amount of taps but there were at least 15 different beers. The bartenders today were training but the brewer was helping them which made for some great conversation about the beers that are not sent to me in New York. Beers were all fresh as hell and my girlfriend and I were very impressed with this place!

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.