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Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 159
Beer Ratings: 25,558
Beer Avg: 3.88

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

174 Ratings
Ratings: 174
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.67%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$

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.

03-14-2014 17:18:29 | More by guityler83
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JSuperman

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2014 06:02:23 | More by JSuperman
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $

Atmosphere: Very clean and inviting. There were large amounts of people having fun and enjoying themselves, but it didn't feel overly crowded. You could still easily get to the bar to get your beer. The brewery end was very clearly an active brewery, but still a very nice inviting atmosphere.

Quality: Beer, tours, and souvenirs are high quality

Service: Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful staff, always felt welcome

Selection: They have a very large number of taps

Value: Reasonably priced on pretty much everything. Actually purchased souvenirs due to the fact that you weren't getting gouged on them. All beer is reasonably priced as well

Overall: This is a must visit brewery in San Diego.

07-27-2014 13:05:35 | More by MadCat
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Christensen-g


4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-26-2014 04:44:50 | More by Christensen-g
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GeoChase90

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-26-2014 01:45:50 | More by GeoChase90
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belm001

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 20:16:58 | More by belm001
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 15:12:18 | More by brycevolk
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-19-2014 07:24:12 | More by Camjmorton
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nebuchadnezzer

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-16-2014 21:52:30 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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BreweryRun

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-16-2014 15:53:40 | More by BreweryRun
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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.