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Societe Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Societe Brewing Co.Societe Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

127 Ratings
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Active Beers: 32
Beer Ratings: 2,012
Beer Avg: 4.01
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, California, 92111-1713
United States
phone: (858) 495-4509

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @societebrewing

Notes:
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(Place added by: HopHead84 on 05-10-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -21%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -21%

DotBier, Apr 05, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -16.9%

Located in an industrial park with good parking. Walking in the bar is to the right, the brewery very visible, and some long tables near off to the side. When were there they had 8 beers on tap, three Belgian and 4 IPAs/Pale Ales, and an Imperial Stout.

First, they only are able to provide you with two samples at a time. They do have pours of 12 oz. We really enjoyed the Belgian style beers, especially the Belgian Strong. The IPAs and Pale Ales were good, but this is to be expected in SD.

Service was good, but we got a weird vibe a sign informs patrons to "order and move along".

I could see us sitting here for a few brews and to play some board games at a long table.

bradybeer, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Evan, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

pinkysup, Feb 10, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -14.4%

In SD for a stopover on the way to Hawaii. May as well stop at a brewery.

Big space for a new brewery. Room to grow here, and they already have in 2 years. Bar at the right as you walk in, brewing facility straight ahead, seating to the left. Probably seats upwards of 70 plus a nice outside patio. Place is a bit tricky to find as it's not right off the main road...tucked away a bit.

Beers were nice with 5 IPAs (a tad much, but hey, it's San Diego!) a saison, mild, barrel aged, Belgian strong, and a couple of others. Solid beers.

Nice service on a busy day. And they're expanding keg accounts up to SF

Mebuzzard, Jul 04, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -12.9%

I recently stopped in at Societe on our annual beer bus tour. The brewing equipment is behind the bar area and there is plenty of seating around the space. They have an interesting 1800s theme going on. This brewery is fairly new so everything was clean and well kept. They had around 10 of their beers on tap with a wide variety of styes represented in general categories (hoppy, European-influenced, and dark). All of the beers I tried were served at a good temperature and in proper glassware. Service from all of the staff was pretty good but there was a bit of a disconnect at times when the staff was busy cleaning and away from the taps. The prices were inexpensive, especially for the tasters which were $1 each. I would definitely make a point to come back here again if I was in the area.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 30, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -11.3%

I visited on Sunday, June 8th 2014.

Large, pleasantly decorated tasting room. 11 beers available along with growlers, t-shirts, and all the usual merch.

The beers: Societe does not offer flights and limits each customer to two tastings at a time. There were four of us, so we were able to sample 8 beers at once, but this policy would make it difficult to do side by side tastings if you went on your own or with one other person.

All of their beers were good, but none of them blew me away. In fact, everyone in our group had a different favorite- no single standout.

My trunk is full of empty growlers and I wanted to get a growler fill, but they only fill their own growlers, or blank swingtops (stainless, brown glass, or ceramic). I would have bought one of theirs, but they charge the outrageous price of $25 for an empty growler! This price is the same for stainless or glass. I went to many breweries while visiting San Diego, and this is twice what any other brewery was charging for a new growler. Admittedly, stainless steel growlers are always expensive, but charging the same price for glass swing-tops is ridiculous.

jlisuk, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

berlinabb, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

ionlion, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

drewone, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Sammy, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Boone757, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

antoines15, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

GABrew, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

PretzelCity, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Gobzilla, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

bigjoe786, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

jcallover34, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Wowcoolman, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

ralphw56, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Soto, Nov 06, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -7.7%

The brewery is in an industrial park with plenty of parking, which is always nice and not guaranteed in San Diego. It had an open seating plan, we were there early on a Thursday and there was plenty of seating available. They only have their beers on tap, with about eight to choose from. Most of their stuff is good to great, so this isn't an issue. Besides, I feel like you go to a brewery tasting room to try that brewery's beers. I liked that they let you do $1 tasters. However, they limit you to two per person, which I find mildly annoying. In addition to the tasters, you can buy a full beer of each of their offerings. Service was friendly, but not overly so.

JamLand, Jun 24, 2013
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Societe Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.