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Rip Current Brewing

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Rip Current BrewingRip Current Brewing
Based on:
50 Beers
577 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1325 Grand Ave Ste 100
San Marcos, California, 92078-2451
United States
phone: (760) 481-3141

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ripcurrentbeer

Place added by: HopHead84 on 12-10-2012

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Reviews by vince4953529:
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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

It's a terrible idea coming here for their Awareness Celebration event on 6/8 after I just had 6 beers in Toronado SD.
I had 2 of their beers before being completely drunk. Got a bottle of their Vanilla Rescue Buoy and a glass placed into my car trunk. They took away my key for the night to have me sober up in my car so I won't drive home to OC completely blacked out. I say thank you for all their staffs for the move. Next day while trying to drive home only to discover my car battery is drained for whatever reason, a nice patron jump cabled my car battery so I would able to get home from this bad night. Thank you sir for I didn't learn your name.
I've been here once before that while this brewery is at its infancy. I would say excellent beers all around, it's not just another gimmicky brewery among seas of up-comings in SD county.

More User Reviews:
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of evil
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is not an ordinary brewery. Awesome staff, great variation on the menu. If you love hops come to rip current. If you don't....come to rip current. Solid awesome beers up and down the menu. The crowd that is attracted here is cool and mellow too. Rip Current rules.

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of funkel81
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DustinN
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of LyneNoella
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Dphernandez
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Most of the bar staff that works here also brews the beer. Very cool little brewery. Worth checking out if you're going to Lost Abbey, because it's right down the road.

Photo of bbs808
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of aoampm
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Deaner1308
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BreweryRun
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of JIMMER
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheBoog013
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of charlzm
3.44/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Visited on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.

This is a typical industrial park small brewery. They have friendly counter help who more or less handle the lines well (although they let me stand there waiting while two other people walked up, got served and walked away).

The tasting room is a bit small and got crowded during the 90 minutes or so I was there. "Crowded" means in this case "no more available seats so people had to stand". They have a small room off to the side that was quiet (on the plus side) but only after we turned off the sound of the giant TV tuned to sports (d'oh!).

The beer lineup is solid and respectable. By San Diego standards it's a little below the "A" list. A bonus though is the sheer number of beers they have on tap. If I'm not mistaken, it was 16.

Not an essential stop, but you're not wasting your time if you decide to visit.

Photo of ruda001
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of LiamAhearn
5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Rip Current Brewing in San Marcos, CA
96 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.