Intergalactic Brewing Co.

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Intergalactic Brewing Co.Intergalactic Brewing Co.
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Intergalactic Brewing Co.Intergalactic Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

9715 Carroll Centre Rd #107
San Diego, California, 92126
United States

(858) 750-0601 | map

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Added by HStoilkov on 07-12-2013

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Reviews by mactrail:
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Another garage-door brewpub in the Miramar light industrial are. Maddeningly hard to find, even with the modern technology. But there it is, at the end of a glowing tunnel of more garage doors with a giant eucalyptus towering in the mist. If you can find White Labs, you're in the neighborhood. With the wind from the right direction, what a Wild Yeast brew they could make here!

The had a dozen beers on tap with big, informative printed placards on the wall giving you the particulars of each. Another chalkboard shows the "first brewed" date of their last 20 beers. The selection is slightly on the English side, but plenty of variety: Extra Pale, two Witbiers, Scottish, English Summer Ale, ESB, two IPAs, a Black IPA, two Stouts, an English Brown, a Coconut Porter, and a Smoked Pale ale. A Saison in the works.

I was pleasantly surprised at how good all the brews are. I particularly liked the ESB. Everything I tasted was on the restrained and more sophisticated than the average San Diego brew joint. They have tasters, with 8 oz pours being available as well as pints. Your choice of 32 oz and 64 oz growlers to take home.

The garish flourescent ceiling tubes from the garage supply store shed a harsh light on the interior, though with the outer space theme I guess you'd have to say they have no atmosphere. However, they do use an unusual and tasty grade of mini pretzels for free distribution. Comfortable chairs and tables, and a jolly bar on a Friday night, open til 9 p.m. The brewer himself was serving and they're happy to discuss ingredients and ideas. A delightful surprise, and I'm hoping to see how other like their brews.

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Photo of BeanBump
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

About 20 or so beers on tap in a range of styles. My personal fav is any variation of their "Cake Is A Lie" coffee cream ale. Delicious. Friendly staff and cool, albeit nerdy, decor. Good amount of space in the tasting room and they often have food trucks on weekends. When in SD, stop by for some "Cake Is A Lie.'

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Photo of PedroDaGr8
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This is a great, highly creative brewer with an exceptionally good pallet. They really know how to make creative and interesting beers. The coffee cream ale, the cucumber hef, etc. All showed a masters touch at getting just the right amount of flavor to make it interesting without being overpowering.

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Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Cold_1
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kingpin1010
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mike_Amps
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Was on Beer Safari with my son, and was on the hunt for newer breweries since my last stop to SD in 2012. Had read that Intergalactic was one of the 15 best new breweries, and put it the Garmin.
Glad we stopped. It was about 5 on a Friday, and based on the upbeat very crowded place...figured it had quickly become a go to after work place to grab a beer in Miramar area.
Ok...just another warehouse, but...Place had a fun sci fi groove with plenty of seating (though filled at that time) and cool tunes happening. Crowd and tasting room staff were all having a great time.
Very impressed that despite being very busy I had no problem asking about their beers, getting good cheerful feedback, and when there might be a slight lull someone would come over to our table with a special taste or two. Very cool. Had a great on/off conversation with one of the bartenders/Shannon...who also fronts for/ marketing mgr for Cork and Craft ( which was one of my very favorite new places over the course of the weekend). She really knew her stuff and made sure my son and I had plenty of well described tasters and larger pours.
Highly impressed with the varied scope of brews they were putting out. Found all their beers very approachable and easy drinkers...whether tart ale or cream ale; fruit beer or porter. Really liked their refreshing 3.8% abv Berliner Weisse on one side and their big roasty 10% abv coco stout on the other.
Realize this kind of diversity can end up being jack of all trades and master on none. But I thought each beer style sampled was a good brew, and was particularly impressed with the tart but not overly lactic BW. To my taste it was easily one of the better American versions of one of my favorite styles.
Recommended. And expect they will be getting better too.

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Photo of markgugs
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sillyhed8
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HopHead84
2.51/5  rDev -38.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Average vibe. Cool space themed decor, though. Beer was generally of poor quality and riddled with off flavors, except for a couple offerings. They were serving a disgustingly infected Barrel Aged Porter. Service was slightly below average. Selection was pretty good.

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Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.15/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MickeyHops
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BreweryRun
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Wbradfordheaton
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Shindoverse
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

The sci-fi theme and naming of the beers, with nods to Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, UFOs and science, is fun, but the taste overrides the gimmick. The selection is good and it's easy to sample them. For an amount close to a pint or a half liter, one can have a few tastings.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of abrethanson
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

Fourth stop with MYWIFE! on our Anniversary Brew Tour. Located in Mira Mesa "furniture world" neighborhood (near White Labs / Alesmith / etc.).

A: Looks and feels like a nano-brewery - back of industrial building complex with garage opening up to parking lot. Narrow, long, tall ceilings with a bright red backsplash wall behind the tiny bar. Bar area with some stools and a handful of circle top tables. Pretty bare bones and what you would expect from a brewery that just opened. Chewbacca poster really tied the room together. A few people tasting and conversating.

Q&S: About 10 beers on tap (all in house) shown on chalk. A couple standards (IPA / Stout) and the others were all over the place - Saison / Wit / Porter / Scottish. Made for an interesting and flavorful tasting. Enjoyed the geeky names and the beers themselves were all solid quality.

S: Brewer / founder was serving which was awesome. He looked the geeky part (in a good way) and was fun to chat with about their beers and the origin of the names. Ask about the "Red Shirts." His female minion was there and friendly as well. Good vibe.

Overall - Great little hole in the wall for hopefully an up and coming brewery. Excited to see what creative things they brew up and draw up. Since it is near some of the other "bigger" craft brewers I suggest checking them out.

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Intergalactic Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 185 ratings
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