Alpine Beer Company Pub

Alpine Beer Company PubAlpine Beer Company Pub
BA SCORE
97.9%
Liked This Place
4.52 w/ 193 ratings
Alpine Beer Company PubAlpine Beer Company Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2363 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, California, 91901-2202
United States

(619) 445-2337 | map

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Added by womencantsail on 01-12-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
193
Liked:
189
Avg:
4.52/5
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 69
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2/5  rDev -55.8%

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3/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of buzbuzzer
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

My friend's fiance was having a bridal shower so we took him for a day out to alpine. It’s quite the hike to get out to Alpine so any good reason to go I take it.

Its a small place in a small town but when we went in we were surprised to see an over packed restaurant that was booming with customers. Sat at the bar for quicker service and watched as keg after keg blew out and was quickly replaced by the bartender. The beer was fantastic, Odin's Raven was my fave. The food took a while to get, most likely because the huge crowd but worth the wait. Would go back again

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Photo of dipso123
3.69/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

NEW LOCATION:
No longer small with nowhere to park.

Both indoor and outdoor seating. Next to Ace Hardware and plenty of parking. Was there on the 2nd day open at this location and there were a few problems with new space and servers - they'll get the kinks worked out. Hoppy beer is what I went there for and they have plenty of good things to choose from. Was unable to write anything without submitting numbers so keep in mind they represent second day open.

Growler fills still at old location up the hill.

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

Photo of ms333
3.75/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of mabermud
3.75/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1

I've been here many times since Alpine Brewing Co. opened. It's about time I gave it a rating. Nice little joint to visit. Little tasting room with limited seating. Quality beer and nice service. Visit the restaurant.

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

Photo of ALBuff
3.8/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The beer is fantastic, but Alpine has grown too large for its britches. The only reason for the low marks is because of the high traffic volume in such a small place. Alpine was too crowded, too loud, and the service was mediocre at best. The latter, of course was due to the crowds, not to the servers, as they were all quite personable and nice, and food was good local pub fare. What matters at Alpine is the beer though, and it clearly shows. Definitely recommend the Token for porter lovers, and Nelson for those hopheads in the group.

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Photo of mrkun
3.86/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This is a small place at the opposite end of the building from the brewery itself. It's a fairly standard bar/pub with mainly chairs and tables with a few booths as well. The service was mediocre: the waitress came to our table about 5 minutes after we sat down, but we hadn't decided what to order yet. We figured it out, and about 10 or 15 minutes went by and she hadn't come back, meaning we had to order from the bar. The beer selection was outstanding with an assortment of IPA's and non-IPA's, including Great. We didn't have any food, but it looked really good. You have to exit the building and go down to the brewery in order to get bottles/growlers.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of chrisjws
4.02/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Redgoatman
4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I visited here while staying out in Coronado a couple of days ago and it was a good 45 minute drive. It is located in a strip mall and unless you are on Beer Advocate, I don't think you would know what you were getting into. It was a Thursday shortly after opening. I ordered a pint of Hoppy Birthday to start and then moved onto a sampler of 4 beers that were all delicious IPA's. The 4 oz samples were just right and there is an option to get 6. They even have a list of mainly other California made guest bottles (perhaps for the locals?!) I had the beef brisket sandwich with house made mac & cheese. The sandwich was fantastic and the sauce had a light bit of heat. My wife ordered the filet with blue cheese on top and it was also excellent. The service was great.

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Photo of errantnight
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What an awesome, pleasing experience. I may be grading this a bit harshly, but let me tell you that on the whole I was greatly impressed with my experience at the pub. Crowded environment, but servers maintained their cool, were friendly and helpful and accommodating. I had the wife, newborn, AND elderly grandfather in tow and we were given attentive treatment (and towards the end of my meal when the place had slowed down one of the servers even took the baby off our hands so we could finish the meal with both hands), the Alpine brews were super fresh, the BBQ was delicious, the brisket just melt in your mouth tender without being mushy. Prices were extremely fair.

I've been wanting to go for a long time simply for love of Alpine's beer, but the customer service experience and quality of the food have me excited to return to the pub every opportunity I get.

Prost!

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Photo of AZBeerDude
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped in here on a trip to San Diego and split a buffalo chicken sandwich with a friend. The sandwich was excellent and the waitstaff was very helpful despite the large crowd. The outside of the building is unassuming and if my friend hadn't pointed it out, I would have missed it. I had a flight of their 4 beers on tap (Hoppy Birthday, Pure hopiness, Duet, and Nelson). All of them were outstanding but the Nelson was the best in my opinion. They could stand to expand their cafe to accommodate more people since they were overcrowded on the day I visited but for a small town, it's to be expected. Overall, worth the stop.

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Photo of Phocion
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in on a weekday around noon while visiting my folks in Southern California back in July. Naturally, Alpine was high on my list.

After dealing with the construction outside and finally finding a parking lot, we wandered into the pub. Definitely a small-town diner feel to it, and the smell of barbecue was very strong and wonderful...except we had just eaten, sadly.

The place was pretty packed, being lunchtime and all... a healthy combination of locals who were on a first-name basis with the bartenders/servers, as well as some obvious first-timers such as ourselves. Lots of random brewerania on the wall...nothing fancy, but definitely a friendly, comfortable place.

Service was excellent despite how packed the place was, and everyone was very friendly as well as helpful.

Selection...well, basically anything Alpine had out at the time was on tap, as well as a couple of guest brews. Frankly, I ignored the guest brews... I was surrounded by Nelson and Exponential Hoppiness, so what more could I ask for? Aside from a flight, that is. It was reasonably priced and you could select a half dozen of any of the beers on tap. At the time Expo was an extra $3, a little much for just the sample, but no biggie.

Overall, Alpine's beer speaks for itself. The fact that there's a pretty cool bar they run too only helps.

Note that the brewery (which is also the only place you can buy their beer/gear) is in the same little quasi-strip-mall area right on the other side of an old book store.

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Photo of easong
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went first to the brewery which is located almost next door in a little strip right by the road. Note that the MAP LINK given above is no longer correct and will put you at the Alpine Inn -- the landmark building in this little town -- but not the brewery or the pub, which are a couple blocks further east. On a recent beercation to SD I made an extra point of getting way out here from the beer mecca that north and mid-county represent. This place is an odd little roadhouse, last chance before the desert to stock up on a couple growlers of Pure Hoppiness and Duet, two of America's truly memorable IPAs. At the brewery, you can squeeze into a tiny area with other pilgrims for a taste (brewer too busy to chat up) and a t-shirt (got me mine), then head to the pub for a burger or some onion rings, the latter of which provided me with the soakage to do a duet of Duets. I imagine this small diner gets pretty full during peak times, but at 4 PM on a Friday we about had the place to ourselves. Nothing unusual about the scene, nice little bar, a dozen tables -- just plain, comfortable, and friendly. If I lived in Alpine I'd be here 5 times a week.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.16/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Quite different inside now, was here in late October 2014 and this place had tables and chairs like a regular little pub and now it's just a empty room with a bar in the corner by the cooler. Reminds me of the Tree House Brewing Co. in Monson, MA now without the brewery equipment sitting there. But, on the upside, the way upside, more quality offerings and a much bigger selection.

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Photo of Rutager
4.16/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JIMMER
4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, CA
Place rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 193 ratings
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