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Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 159
Beer Ratings: 25,562
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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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-17-2013 05:06:54 | More by BUNZILLA
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topdown

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

11-11-2013 01:26:41 | More by topdown
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Soto

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

11-06-2013 03:29:53 | More by Soto
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DoubleJ

California

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Tucked inside an industrial complex is Ballast Point Brewing. It doesn't have a proper parking lot for customers, so you'll need to search for a spot on the street. Once that's done, open the door and check out the 20 taps of beers being served, plus a cask which is used on Thursdays. Despite a drab environment outside the building, the interior has life. A handful of tables sit on the other side of the tasting room, and the bar, while very large in size, didn't have any seats. Additional seating is just outside.

Ballast Point's portfolio is not only long, but diverse. Regulars such as Sculpin, Black Marlin, Wahoo, and Calico are available in 4 ounce, 8 ounce, and full pint servings are reasonable prices. Variations of their year round beers, such as Calico on nitro, or Black Marlin with cocoa and peppers, make occasional appearances. Lesser known/limited release beers were spotted too (Brother Levonian, Ingrid's 1 in 8, Piper Down, Even Keel). Ballast Point used a large chalice to go along with the standard shaker pint, so it was nice to see a small change in utilized glassware.

Looking to try new Ballast Point beers? Visiting the brewery is one easy way to try a number of new beers in one place without having to hunt them down around San Diego. For the Ballast point fan, a stop is obligatory.

11-05-2013 17:11:16 | More by DoubleJ
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wooddogg922

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

11-04-2013 16:29:30 | More by wooddogg922
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-02-2013 21:53:45 | More by sisterthelonious
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.2%

11-02-2013 02:36:57 | More by GABrew
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LifeOfLeisure

California

5/5  rDev +16%

10-29-2013 00:16:34 | More by LifeOfLeisure
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mecmd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-25-2013 03:58:34 | More by mecmd
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Drink_LocalSD

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

10-24-2013 21:09:50 | More by Drink_LocalSD
Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.