Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Left Coast Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
2,808 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar

1245 Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente, California, 92673
United States

(949) 218-3967 | map

No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

BA Score:
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Opie1knoche:
Photo of Opie1knoche
5/5  rDev +32.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of tazzman
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of sunsjammer
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

My wife and I stopped in early afternoon on a Friday in September and it was not very busy. Ordered a couple samplers at the bar (Ale Epeteios and Hop Juice ) after talking to John, whose family owns the enterprise (which includes Oggi's Restaurants). Very laid back vibe. If you're going, look for the Oggi's sign on the building out front. The tasting room is located in the building behind it.

 397 characters

Photo of CoachPhatz
4.11/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Wow, look out. You can smell the booze in this beer. It's got a thin nose with an alcohol punch. Easy but strong mouth feel with a great hop taste and, BLAM, you can taste this heavy percentage. If your a bitter tart hoppy fan who wants a serious beer, your at home. Not for the faint of heart. Even my burbs reek of booze. Just a few sips and you are seated. A strong traditional hoppy IPA flavor that is bolstered by the booziness.

 433 characters

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.96/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HippieDave56
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
1.41/5  rDev -62.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

No brew date on bottles. Not even listed on Fresh Beer Only. Sub-professional!

80 characters

Photo of SkiBumbo
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This tasting room is an odd spot since it looks like a repurposed suite in an office building. There is a bar with some seating and some tables scattered around. They offer a lot of beers to sample. They do tasters, flights, pints, growlers. I think they had bottles to go as well. Most of the beer is solid, but I have had infected beer straight from the tap. Service is pretty good.

 384 characters

Photo of Lunatic_Runner
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of togarmah
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of jbinthe615
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of TaylorIPA19
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MickeyMonk
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of rickrem
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great local brewery tucked into an office complex.

Several tables and a bar with available flights and full glasses of several options.

Nothing fancy but friendly good service.

Bottle sales, and growler fills available.

Nice place to hang with friends, watch a game, try some brew.

 286 characters

Photo of jeiiVP
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of rhino54
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of DotBier
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BirdmanJohn
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

I got to a brewery in every city I can so I have seen quite a few now. This one was "interesting", it is located in a business complex. You would never just drive by and see it from the road. Inside it is very plain. Just one big room, a bar and some bar tables. They had approximately 20 beer varieties ready for tasting. Definitely a place for locals to hang but everyone was friendly and talkative. The day I went they had a BBQ truck parked outside called "The Drunken Pig". It was pretty good. I am from Texas and it was not what I am used to getting but pretty good.

 572 characters

Left Coast Brewing Company in San Clemente, CA
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 2,808 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.