Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.95/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(858) 695-2739 | map
www.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:
191
Reviews:
12,218
Ratings:
57,484
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
371
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 371
Reviews by Murrhey:
Photo of Murrhey
2.98/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

Went 4/3/12, on my spring break tour in San Diego (which was awesome, by the way). Reviewed from memory.

A- The atmosphere was alright. The people there were beer knowledgeable. It was pretty quiet, but a Tuesday afternoon will do that.

Q- The beers were ok, I wanted to try more rare ones on tap, but I had about six tasters and nothing was awful. The Calico was weak however.

Ser- One girl working the bar, but since we called ahead I got a brewery tour with my buddy. That was a blast. Saw the distillery too. This brewery is going to be on the rise very soon. They have a lot of expansion plans and I'll be there to drink the rewards.

Sel- Not great. Ginger Big Eye and Tongue Buckler were the only rare ones there. Wanted Habanero Sculpin or any other hard to find beer. Must not be a great time of the year for the company.

F- No food.

V- Best part of the place. 1-2 dollar tasters for everything, and I got a nice pint glass for 3 dollars.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dtreindl
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Mickt465
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of StoutBoi
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of erik_tragicmedia
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jonespostal
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of FlaviusG
4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of sunrats
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of NickLopez40
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Ballast Point is the ideal San Diego Brewery.

Sculpin is and should be the benchmark for westcoast IPAs

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Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of C-roll32
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of madmaxmedia
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Blazer22
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.73/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Very big place, feels very commericalized. It was crazy busy on a Saturday evening so service wasn't the best. Had a flight of 3 Victory at Sea variants which were all delicious. The stop was worth the flight alone, but if you aren't seeking out VaS variants, this place can probably be skipped. Lots of beers on tap though.

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Photo of WesM63
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bobbyhands
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Mike_Amps
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
3.95 out of 5 based on 57,484 ratings.
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