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Alpine Beer Company

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine Beer Company
BA SCORE
99
world-class

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 12.2%
Active Beers: 49
Beer Ratings: 11,758
Beer Avg: 4.05
[ Brewery ]

2351 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, California, 91901
United States
phone: (619) 445-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Alpine Brewing started by contracting with AleSmith in 1999. In 2002, they opened their own brewery in Alpine. They are open for growler and bottle sales as well as tastings from Noon - 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. A bar was added in 2010.

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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

jjf3792, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

When their signature IPA's and occasional BA stout and barleywine are on offer the tap list is awesome. I would check the website and blog if planning a trip, especially if you want to purchase bottles, since they have Duet/Pure Hoppiness/Nelson on rotation and may occasionally only have 1 of 3 available. The food is a good value with a varied menu. The restaurant area however is small for a restaurant/bar set-up. I have been there on many occasions and walked straight in and waited for over an hour on other occasions. I personally wouldn't go on the weekend of a special release. I have been there when they had Good barleywine, Bad Boy, Exponential Hoppiness and the other flag ships on tap, which is an anomaly, mid-week lunch with minimal wait. The staff are very friendly and you're more than welcome to take a pint or two into the back garden area whilst you wait to be called for a table. The bathrooms are so-so, could use more regular attending to during the day - singles for both men/women. Hope this helps. Cheers.

RogueOz, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

Alpine... what can be said about Alpine that hasn't been said before. I would rate this place higher because of the beers. No brewery on the west coast can hold a candle up to their IPAs (minus Enjoy By) however the actual location 30 minutes east of San Diego is a real pain to get to.

When you get there the parking can be tricky and what's even trickier is buying IPAs from the brewery store which is cramped and for some reason you can only buy 3 of each bottle and many times common IPAs like Duet, Pure Hoppiness, and Nelson are gone. A real kick in the nuts to those having to venture out since very very few places in San Diego even sell bottles.

Outside the diner can be nice at times although finding a place to even sit can be a challenge in itself. Prices are pretty darn good and so are the people that work there minus one eccentric guy that works in the brewery itself that gives you skunk eyes for not tipping him for merely purchasing bottles (I get it but I don't tip my liquor store owner).

Could be a better experience for the stellar beers Alpine puts out.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Oct 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

My only complaint is that it is so far from everything other then that, this place is amazing. Great tap list with great food. Reasonable prices for the beer but a little pricey for what you get for the food but it not that bad. Well worth the 2 hour drive.

jvillefan, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, CA
99 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.