San Diego Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 31
Beer Ratings: 129
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: 50 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by d0ggnate:
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I packed into SD Brew Co with my crew today to watch the Chargers vs. Patriots game and was happy to be surrounded with many screaming Bolts fans. We had staked out a bar table at about 930a and kept that spot alive throughout the game. It was nice to see such an offering of beer deliciousness! With about 30 taps, including house beers original to SD Brew Co, their beer menu provided something for everyone's separate tastes. We snacked on the usual bar fare, nachos, pizza, chicken. Others even took advantage of the Sunday morning breakfast served and dined on plates of eggs, bacon, breakfast burritos and the ever tantalizing Captain Crunch-covered french toast.
I wasn't too impressed with the service, but I will excuse that from my review due to the crowd present for the game. Beers were plentiful and the company was incredible. I found SD Brew Co a great place to enjoy a tasty beer with friends and will likely return to sample more of their house beers.
Updated review: I've returned to the SD Brew Co. and will have to amend my original review. This place it totally underrated, IMO. They've got a world class IIPA in Hopnotic. Along with some other great house brews, they always have something interesting and/or jaw dropping on tap. I always forget I live so close to this place, but I try to work it into rotation every so often.
01-21-2008 23:36:50 | More by d0ggnate
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4.46/5 rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
San Diego BrewCo is one of my favorite places to go to grab a good beer and some good food. I haven't ran into anything on the menu that I haven't liked. The beer selection is pretty good, the occasionally have Pliny on tap. They have a good selection of house beers, nothing spectacular but good. Would be nice if the servers knew a little more about the beers, but if they don't have the answer they're more than happy to get it for you, very friendly staff though. Great place to go on a Saturday or Sunday to catch the game. Highly recommended!
11-20-2013 07:04:48 | More by spbennett13
3.43/5 rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
Apparently this place is the reincarnation of Shakey's Pizza from the 60s with a 21st century beer list. Brick walls, little curtains on the street side, big and roomy. Reasonably quiet in the "family dining" side, and booming rock in the bar side.
A standard southern California selection of locals with no particular standouts. Four from Sierra Nevada that are less common. Belgians included Rodenbach Grand Cru, Delerium Tremens, and a Liefmann's. A few other Europeans-- who would have thought of this place for Marston's of Wolverhampton, Oyster Stout on nitro? Big beer board in the bar had all the facts, styles, and abvs. Only $4.50 for their own pints.
Menu looked slightly more interesting than some, but the Brewman's plate was kind of icky, aside from a good spicy sausage. Should have had the nachos. Barmaids were unfazed, our waitress was quite attentive. Not exactly beer fanatics, but tried to be helpful.
03-28-2012 18:52:56 | More by mactrail
4.65/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Great selection of Beer here! The house Beers are very Tasty and Dean the brew-master's Hopnotic is one of my Favorite beers! The Service is excellent as the girls who work the Bar are Awesome and are very knowledgeable about their beer! I love that they post their current beers on tap on their website! The menu is decent but a little narrow on the selection but I really don't care. This is still one of my watering holes and will be for a long time to come! Great place for breakfast too before a game! Fun spot to tip some pints, hang with friends and watch some sports!
11-14-2011 20:08:46 | More by coolparrot
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I used to go here with my buddy who lived just down the street. Very good beer selection accompanied with pretty tasty food. You have to have their nachos, I know nachos aren't usually that crazy, but here they're AMAZING! My only complaint, which I admit isn't the establishments fault, is I hate half pints on high ABV beers! I just feel they are a waste. Back to the beer, they're personal brews are very good and always have a revolving stock of other great craft beers. Now that I'm not in California anymore, I really miss this place.
06-26-2011 22:06:21 | More by tjkinate
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
We rolled into this place on a Sunday during the early football games. The layout is decent, and there is a dividing wall between the table/booth seating and the bar area. The bar is a giant L-shape, and there is some open seating in the bar area, also. Great atmosphere. Kind of dark, but decent vibe.
Their own beers were pretty damn tasty, and they had a monster guest tap list. I actually had PtE on draft for the first time there. Impressive list. The bartender was very helpful, despite being busy with the NFL crowd. He took time out to answer questions my wife and I had about their beers (ABV, hop types, spent grain uses, etc.). Great service.
The food was pretty decent, too. My wife and I had sandwiches, and a pretty decent dessert, too. With everything included, the price was cheaper than most places in the San Diego area where we ordered much less. We definitely plan returning when in the area again.
01-02-2011 08:31:58 | More by GarthDanielson
San Diego Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.