Societe Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.98/5
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:
50
Ratings:
3,387
Reviews:
303
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
237
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
3.95%
 
 
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Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in here after visiting Alesmith, had a few of their beers in SF about a week ago so I was really looking forward to trying a few more of them at the source. Upon entering it is quickly apparent that this place is WAY bigger than it looked like from the outside. Tons of tables to the left over near the large barrel room with a large L shaped bar to the right. Atmosphere was pretty good even for the middle of the afternoon. Plenty of people milling about the large seating area creating a laid back vibe. Service was solid all around. I was served by two different bartenders and both were good. Guy just wanted to get my beers and thats about it while the woman was more pleasant and talked to me for a little while. Quality was quite high. From the nice wood bar tops to the stainless metal growlers, everything just feels high end. Selection was quite good, they had 9 beers on and 2 others kicked. I was a little sad the pale ale was off because I had heard such amazing things but the other 9 more than made up for that. Prices were no problem, growlers are a little on the high side but they use metal ones so no problem there just be prepared for it. I got a 1L for $15, can’t wait to use it. Overall a really awesome brewery with a really nice space to showcase their beers. I will definitely return the next time I am in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of caveman
3.41/5  rDev -20.7%
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 +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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 +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohnKristan
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
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 +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of PBRandJ
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of franz7061
3.08/5  rDev -28.4%
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 -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BootLeg_Pete
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of lloydboss
3.52/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

Good time overall at Société, but got some unexpected attitude from the bartender for no apparent reason. He could use a few lessons in customer service. Enjoyed the beers very much.

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Photo of Brown120
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

One of the standout breweries in the San Diego area for me.

Staff here was cool as hell and allowed for great conversation.

The beer selection was varied and there were a few real standouts. Prices are very fair. Definitely a nice stop in SD and one that can be made before continuing on to Alesmith, and other north SD breweries and spots.

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Photo of MachIPA
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Societe Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,387 ratings.
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