Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81.7%
Liked Their Beers
3.94 w/ 62,973 ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

10051 Old Grove Road Suite B
San Diego, California, 92131
United States

(858) 695-2739 | map
ballastpoint.com

Notes:
Acquired by Constellation Brands in 2015

In addition to Ballast Point Brewing Company's Old Grove location, they still have brewing operations at their old location in the back of Home Brew Mart. You can get growlers/bottles and do tastings at both locations.
Home Brew Mart / Ballast Point
5401 Linda Vista Road, Suite 406
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 298-2337

Ballast Point also runs tasting hours at the brewery. Please check their website for details.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
169
Reviews:
13,557
Ratings:
62,973
Liked:
51,471
Average:
3.94/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
93.8%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
390
Liked:
366
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
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Reviews by DocJitsu:
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3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This place is on Old Grove Road in an office/professional park. It's a brewery that has makeshifted it's unused space into a tasting area. Complete with a long bar, a few tables strewn around, and some window seal and wall mounted surfaces on which to sit your beer. There's an outdoor seating area, complete with four tops and umbrellas. It was a busy evening. Some of the work crowd leaving the office the last time for the week (it was Friday evening). The service is pretty attentive given the size of the crowd. It's a walk-up-to-the-bar-and-order system. While they would answer questions about beers, they seemed canned and rushed. I won't knock them too badly for that. They were busy after all. Quite a few offerings on tap. Some quite interesting to include the Indra Kunindra (curry stout) and a habanero ale. Flights are available making it possible for a person to taste several different beers. There's a pretty good vibe in this place all in all. I gave this place 3.5 on service just because other places in San Diego were more friendly and accommodating. It's almost unfair for me to compare them, however, because none of these other places were nearly as busy. The atmosphere could be spruced up a little to help distinguish the tasting area from the brewery. The outdoor seating helps.

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Photo of armock
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Tucked in an industrial park is the glorious brewery. Just about all of their currently available beers on tap with a number of limiteds and flavor variants that aren't easy to get. Tours happen on a regular basis which is a nice little thing to do. Decent gift shop for some goodies to take homeaswell.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of abagri
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of McFinniganOfTheFinnigans
3.17/5  rDev -27%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Honestly I'm interested why they cost so much. Truly not worth it. Just hops shoved in a bottle to call it a beer.

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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

By far, the best tap room I've been to. Odd location in the middle of a residential area but tons of Taos, experimental brews, great patio and grilling outside

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3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 81.7% out of 100 with 62,973 ratings
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