Societe Brewing Co.

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Societe Brewing Co.Societe Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
4.02/5
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3,157 Ratings
Societe Brewing Co.Societe Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, California, 92111-1713
United States

(858) 598-5409 | map
societebrewing.com

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Added by HopHead84 on 05-10-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
30
Reviews:
290
Ratings:
3,157
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.38/5
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
243
pDev:
8.45%
 
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Reviews by davegray:
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of QuakeAttack
4.03/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

After a day at the hotel playing games and swimming, we took a mid-afternoon drive to Societe. Loved the place. Best vibe of all the places visit on our SD vcation. We played Monopoly, my son played with a dog, and we talked with locals. My wife had an excellent pilsner and I had a great IPA (Pupil) and Belgian Strong Dark. As a snack, we ordered some food from a food truck. I brought a bottle of one of their feral (wild) ales.

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Photo of spointon
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of stuckt
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited Societe Tuesday 12/26/17. Arrived just before closing so I wasn't able to experience it as anticipated. Being so late I only had time for one brew. The Apprentice was my choice. An IPA which I enjoyed. I shared it with the others with me and we purchased a growler to take with us. Good tasting beer. The environment was comfortable with the vats in full view. Located in a somewhat industrial area with an understated entry, inside was what one would expect, wooden bar, long high top tables with bar stool and good music, not built for comfort. The two servers were friendly and talkative when engaged. Will return next time I visit SD.

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Photo of Daddihowl
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

If in San Diego - find this place

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Photo of BeanBump
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

One of the pros to Societe's tasting room is that they make a point to feature different varieties of beers. One of the downsides is that, like many SD breweries, the menu is hop heavy but hoppy is popular and it sells, I get it. recently theyve added sour/feral beers to the menu which is a welcomed change because the overall palate leaned a but on the heavy side here.

Sizable tasting room and outdoor area, with friendly staff. Bottles and merch for sale but the 12oz sour bottles are a bit pricey for my tastes.

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Photo of caveman
3.41/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

I just love arrogant bartenders at breweries. The current explosion of craft beer has fueled this arrogance. I just moved to the West from the East, been stopping by local breweries when I get the chance. Stopped by to Société, because I happened to be in the neighborhood. I have had several beers at beer bars and the bartenders raved about the beer. The few I tried were great! So I was excited to visit. Walked in at sat at L-shaped bar. Waited for service....never happened. I waited and observed. I'm guessing after 15minutes, that it was counter service. My problem was the bartender saw me. The bartender walked by me twice, never said a word to me. So I left. I don't get upset anymore. FYI bartenders it is your job to inform new guests of your policy. Not the guests job to figure it out.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Typical San Diego setting of the back end of a strip mall / office park, but they've dressed it up a notch with the nice barrel room viewing and seating setup. Beers were really very good, especially the Pupil and the Butcher. They had about 15 beers on tap, which I thought was a great selection for the size of the brewery.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Societe Brewing is located in an industrial business park. Once you enter inside you do feel different, in a good way, like a brewery. It was a nice vibe. The tap and bar area is near the entrance and they had tables and chairs around. The production area is visible from the tasting room which I think creates a nice environment to enjoy beers and talk with friends.

They had about 10 Societe beers on tap. The server was nice and welcoming. I had couple of their stouts, both of which were good. One wish I have is if they could serve some of their sours on tap.

Enjoyed my visit.

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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohnKristan
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Don't judge a book my its cover. Non-descript exterior hides a welcoming interior. Beer is exceptional and the beer-tenders are friendly and knowledgeable. Great selection...from west coast hoppy to roasty brews rarely associated with southern California.

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Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of PBRandJ
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of franz7061
3.08/5  rDev -29.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75

World class beer but the worst service of any brewery in SD. They love the word "no" so be prepared. There were two of us and we asked for 3 tasters and we were told "only two at at a time". So one per person? Then they tell us they'll fill "any" flip top growler. We head to the car and when we return they say "oh the neck's too narrow, We'll waste too much beer". It's pretty clear they don't need our business...

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Photo of dexterk1
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

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Societe Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 3,157 ratings