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Home Brew Mart

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33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Homebrew Store ]

5401 Linda Vista Rd
Ste 406
San Diego, California, 92110-2402
United States
phone: (619) 295-2337

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Notes:
There is a Ballast Point tasting bar and growler fill station in the back.

(Place added by: xlperro)
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Reviews by womencantsail:
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womencantsail

California

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here mostly for the Ballast Point tasting room, but the home brew store is actually quite impressive (which I suppose shouldn't be surprising).

Pretty much all the equipment and ingredients you need for homebrewing along with Ballast Point bottles, growlers, and tasters. They also have a nice selection of merch, glassware, and other Ballast Point wares (like their Bloody Mary mix, for instance).

Pretty cool little place, though the tasting area can be a bit cramped as the bar is not very large. The prices are decent and the service is pretty good.

08-29-2011 15:20:40 | More by womencantsail
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aoampm

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 04:34:57 | More by aoampm
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BreweryRun

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-22-2014 04:50:10 | More by BreweryRun
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Deaner1308

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-11-2014 17:42:15 | More by Deaner1308
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GB_Brewer

California

3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$

This brew store is 1/2 tasting room and 1/2 home brew store. The tasting room part is nice and friendly and I have no problem with it. The selection of stuff is pretty good and the prices are reasonable - about the same that you'll find online.

HOWEVER... I have had mostly good interaction with most of the staff here. But there's one guy behind the counter at the home brew store that has a beard (describes 90% of the staff unfortunately) that is sort of unhelpful, bordering on rude. I am new to this stuff and I was asking him a few questions, and I swear, in the middle of my question, he sort of just walked off and that was that. He seemed really bothered to have to answer questions for a new home brewer. Isn't that what you guys are here to do???

I don't know if he is an owner or what, but if he's an employee, I'd get rid of him. Most of the other employees seemed friendly and helpful but the SD brew culture seems to have a lot of hipster types that are more concerned about how cool they are and how awesome their beer knowledge is, and is bent on lording it over you instead of helping you out.

12-30-2013 17:33:00 | More by GB_Brewer
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $

Have stopped by a few times while visiting son in San Diego. Always have a great conversation with staff, and try out the many wonderful BP beers. Last time staff introduced me to Paul Elder who does all the awesome art work for the labels/otherwise for BP. Nice special moment while sipping on super fresh VAS and Dorado. Doesn't get much better, Great beer and great people.

11-28-2013 04:39:38 | More by BillRoth
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GraduatedCashew

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-04-2013 17:06:45 | More by GraduatedCashew
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-02-2013 21:54:12 | More by sisterthelonious
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bcerv-ca

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-09-2013 05:58:46 | More by bcerv-ca
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Hotrod88

California

4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $

I love this brewery. If anyone didn't know this is where Ballast Point started out. Up till now every single one of Ballast's beers was created at the Home Brew Mart. If you get the chance stop in and have a few tasters, get a growler filled and maybe pick up some bottles of their tasty brews. They also started offering some food options, just basic stuff but everything they do offer goes well with their beer.

The service I get there is always exemplary, everyone is helpful and more than happy to answer any questions that I may have about any of their beers. When I'm looking for new homebrewing equipment or tips on homebrewing this is where I go.

08-25-2013 19:23:46 | More by Hotrod88
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Home Brew Mart in San Diego, CA
92 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.