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Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Iron Fist Brewing CompanyIron Fist Brewing Company
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26 Beers
989 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: n/a
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Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1305 Hot Springs Way #101
Vista, California, 92081
United States
phone: (760) 216-6500

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ironfistbrewing

Place added by: HalfFull on 09-12-2010

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Reviews by womencantsail:
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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped in here prior to the Lost Abbey Barrel Night as I wanted to make the drive to San Diego worth my while. Plus, these guys had opened up not long before and I wanted to check them out.

The brewery is located in sort of a secluded part of a business park, almost all the way in the back corner. They have a pretty decent open space with some tables along with a bar along with stools. All the beers are listed on a chalk board along with some "coming soon" and other brewery news, which was nice.

They had five beers on-tap, almost all Belgian styles with the exception of their kolsch. The beers were okay for the most part. Nothing that really wowed me, but none were just flat out awful either.

All of the people working their were incredibly nice. From my brief conversation, it seemed like it was a family operation with the owner being a Polish fellow and his wife helping him out.

These guys also seemed to have learned what people go nuts for quite early on. They already have a barrel aged imperial stout (in Brandy barrels, I believe), and a "wild" barrel aged Saison.

Could be interesting to see what these guys do. I'll have to come back at some point.

More User Reviews:
Photo of TLieu
4.49/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BigTexJon
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Very dog friendly, Good beer selection, Casual atmosphere, different foodies almost everyday.

Not a fan of bitter beers and this place is a good match for me. a couple are sweet but most are either farmhouse or IPAS

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I like this place, the layout is good and the beers are really good.

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Photo of fox227
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

I had high expectations for Iron Fist, even though I've only had a few of their beers, they seem like a brewery that their stuff together and is on a very professional level. The tasting room is nice and open, with plenty of seating, which was good because there was a decent sized crowd, the space is nicely themed, albeit with moderation.

The beers available were their regular line up plus three special brewery only beers, which was excellent to see AND drink; I had Nelson the Impaler with Citra infused from a Randall, and also their Velvet Glove Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Brandy. Both were excellent beers.

My point in praise departure begins with service issues. The first beer I waited about fifteen minutes for, with three servers staffed. I just didn't get the impression that they were moving very fast to keep up with the demand. Later on, there were far fewer patrons at the bar and my girlfriend stood there for about five minutes and was never acknowledged, so gave up and decided that she didn't want a beer after all. The second beer took me forever to get... There was one server in particular who seemed clueless. The patron in front of me asked for a Velvet Glove and she seemed confused as to what that was, even though it's a regular beer for them. I thought, "great, and I want the special version." Sure enough, I asked for the special version of the stout and she was very confused. I figured out what tap it was on by looking at post it notes above them, so I had to point it out for her. I decided immediately to close my tab rather than wait for another ordeal. Then my bill was wrong, by double! I had to talk to another server to correct the mistake, and at least she was very nice.

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Iron Fist Brewing Company in Vista, CA
91 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.