Alpine Beer Company Pub
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 49 | Show All Ratings:
4.41/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here yesterday on the road back to Arizona, probably my most anticipated stop in the greater San Diego area. Atmosphere was pretty dead when we arrived thanks to it being just after they opened but once some more people showed up it got much better. Quality was quite high, my food and beer were great and the space was well furnished in their signature style. Service was awesome, she spent as much time as she could talking to us and I never had to wait for anything. Selection was a little picked over, they had all of their typical beers on but nothing overly rare. Was really hoping to at least try one of the tap only hoppy beers but it just wasn't meant to be I guess. I went with the brisket sandwich which was excellent. Prices were a touch high on the food but I have no problem paying for quality so it wasn't a huge deal. Overall an awesome little pub with some world class beers to choose from. Glad I could finally check it out, and I hope I can return in the future.
02-20-2014 18:33:35 | More by orangesol
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Alpine Brew Co. Is about a 30 mile (60 RT) bicycle ride from my house in central San Diego. On a hot or cold day its worth the trip. I have never driven there, but i really should so i can bring home some bottles and growlers. The Tasting room and bbq house are separated by a christian book store, which is disappointing but after having a few Duets you can retire to their back patio garden and forget about all the crazy people in the world.
They always have a great tap selection in the tasting room and restaurant, the bbq is excellent. Some of my favorite beers in San Diego, maybe even the best IPAs. I recommend Alpine to everyone who likes beer and BBQ, especially if they enjoy riding bicycles.
The only disappointments, I drove up once with my wife and our dog and they said we could not sit on the patio with the dog, so we had to drive back to the city for lunch, then i road up 2 weeks later and there were 3 dogs on the patio. They have a limit of 4 tasters, in the tasting room, but unlimited in the restaurant.
09-06-2013 14:44:33 | More by Jgrody
4.13/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Stopped in here on a trip to San Diego and split a buffalo chicken sandwich with a friend. The sandwich was excellent and the waitstaff was very helpful despite the large crowd. The outside of the building is unassuming and if my friend hadn't pointed it out, I would have missed it. I had a flight of their 4 beers on tap (Hoppy Birthday, Pure hopiness, Duet, and Nelson). All of them were outstanding but the Nelson was the best in my opinion. They could stand to expand their cafe to accommodate more people since they were overcrowded on the day I visited but for a small town, it's to be expected. Overall, worth the stop.
09-03-2013 04:14:23 | More by AZBeerDude
4.35/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Dragged the wife and our four month old daughter here on a trip to Los Angeles. Just about a two hour trip from Irvine. Well worth it if you have the time.
Very unassuming little place right off the highway. Blink and you probably miss it. They have a beer store and pub/taproom separated by a couple shops including a book store and hair cut place. Beer store has what you would expect - growler fills, bottle sales (3 per person per beer when we were there) and swag.
When we arrived at the taproom we were warmly greeted by the bartender and offered a seat. Very relaxed atmosphere with what seemed like a local crowd having a beer after a day at work (this was a Thursday afternoon around four). The pub didn't have anything out of the ordinary on while we were there but that was just fine as I had not yet had any of their offerings. You can do a sampler flight of four or six beers. We started with the six before I settled down with a pint of Pure Hoppiness. We had the veggie nachos and a couple of different salads. The nachos were good but the wife and I really enjoyed the salads.
Service was prompt and friendly. Food and beer were very affordable. Of course, I'm used to the Chicago gouging, so this was refreshing. Picked up some bottles of Nelson, PH, and Duet on the way out. Each under $6.
Really cool little place. Would definitely do it again if we could work it out, though it is a bit off the path, especially from LA.
08-30-2013 17:36:13 | More by Zaximus
4.83/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was my must stop on my way to San Diego.
Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Drank some tasters before just settling down with some Duet from tap and talked to the locals.
Great local vibe and incredible IPA's. Bottles to go were for sale (2 per kind, per person). I walked aways with quite a bit of Duet and Pure Hoppiness. On my way back out of town i stopped in again and grabbed a few Nelson.
Well worth the little detour out of the city if you like awesome IPA's.
08-19-2013 12:51:43 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
4.95/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
Alpine makes the best IPAs in the world. Its definetly worth the trip to fill growlers and or have a meal in the BBQ house that is now attached. Some of my favorites are: Duet, Nelson, Pure Hoppiness, Exponential Hoppiness, Bad Boy, actually just try them all..
06-12-2013 18:39:16 | More by NathanMcIntyre
4.73/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Alpine had Nelson, Pure Hopiness, Magnificent 7, and Duet on tap when I arrived. They were some of the best IPA's I've ever had the pleasure in drinking. Between how fresh the beers were and the atmosphere of being secluded in the mountains around random people are some if the nicest and most inviting people you'd ever meet, I recommend for everyone to try to make it here! Their grilled cheese is spectacular as well!
05-20-2013 05:00:34 | More by ScaryHairy44
4.56/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
One of the highlights of my San Diego trip and well worth the drive out of the city. The brewery and brewpub sandwich a small bookstore in a relatively small roadside building. Grabbed bombers of Pure Hoppiness & Duet to bring back to the east coast with me before heading to the brewpub.
Sat at the bar with my wife in a couple of relatively uncomfortable bar stools. Ok, maybe I'm just looking for anything to critique about this place. Pint after pint of Pure Hoppiness, Hoppy Birthday & Duet alongside the best chicken wings I've ever had. Maybe it was the beer, maybe it was the smoked then sauced (food, not me) combo, but those bbq wings were tremendous.
So if you're in the San Diego area looking to check out a brewpub making some of the best IPA's in the world.... take the trip out to Alpine!
04-27-2013 02:01:05 | More by bkett01
4.65/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25 | $$
Great beer! Good food! Overall having to patio to wait for a table and to just have a beer is a major plus. The food is upscale "pub food." The service has always been good, and the atmosphere is what you would expect from a mountain-esque pub.
EDIT- Open the brewery on Sundays!
04-15-2013 18:19:36 | More by drbenzo
4.8/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
After hearing so many great things about Alpine and being lucky enough to try a few of their beers at tastings, this was something I was looking forward to. I was still impressed, as although I like a little more balance to my IPA's in general than most west coast folk, the IPAs here were some of the best I ever had. I only wish I had a chance to try all of their rare releases that I haven't at tastings. The taproom was plenty full for a place that seemed to be more of an outpost and the service didn't suffer that much. Make no mistake, this is not just a business venture here, they are passionate about beer. I would gladly visit again if I ever get the chance.
03-15-2013 22:16:11 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, CA
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