Ballast Point Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.93/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(858) 695-2739 | map
ballastpoint.com

Notes:
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:
180
Reviews:
13,157
Ratings:
61,220
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
387
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I was confused at first by the parking situation as it's a little cramped and it shares space with other businesses in a strip mall. Once we got fairly safely parked and went in it was surprising to see so many home-brew supplies in one spot. There were high ceilings and big windows and all the walls were lined with Ballast Point Merchandise as well as a lot of brewing supplies. The service was OK, but it could just be the California attitude, I'm not sure. Also it was the first time on my trip from Iowa where I had someone take my ID and put it on a little clipboard and check off how many samples I had, but I guess the laws are much different in California.

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Photo of McFinniganOfTheFinnigans
3.17/5  rDev -23.6%
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 +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mooskabear
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
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 -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I really enjoyed stopping at Ballast point in San Diego. Had a Nitro pineapple sculpin on tap, which was delicious. Not very big inside, but had a grill and nice bench seating on the patio. Had a very nice selection and everyone was friendly. I would come here over and over when in the area.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
3.93 out of 5 based on 61,220 ratings.
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