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San Diego County breweries

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by sandiego67, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Dec 10, 2011 California

    After Lee Chase left Stone went commercial/brand expansion and forgot they were about beer. Hasn't been the same since. Just flop after flop.
     
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  2. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    Perhaps, but did you like the Lucky Basardt or did you think that was a flop?
     
  3. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Dec 10, 2011 California

    If I've had it, it wasn't memorable. After awhile you stop paying attention to average breweries.
     
  4. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    Not a new beer but a new blend.
     
  5. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    Nice opinion, thanks for sharing.
     
  6. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Dec 10, 2011 California

    You're e="CommanderOfAwesome, post: 777557, member: 691934"]Nice opinion, thanks for sharing.[/quote]
    You're welcome. Its what we're here for.
     
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  7. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 Sep 10, 2011 California

    You left out one of the more interesting places that brews beers and has a tasting room...

    White Labs
     
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  8. Xul

    Xul May 18, 2008 California

    No love for Ruination 10th Anny?

    Regardless of Stone's beers though, going up there just isn't a ton of fun for some of us - it's a long drive for a decent portion of the county, is usually very crowded, and the food is divisive (as has already been discussed in the past). It's a beautiful facility and they've executed wonderfully on their vision for brewery/bar/restaurant...some of us just prefer a different vibe.
     
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  9. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    As discussed in another thread, White Labs is probably only interesting to the homebrewer crowd looking to sample different yeasts.

    They don't produce marketable beer that can be consumed outside of the facility.

    If you are a homebrewer, I highly recommend it. If not, all of the beer samples are experimental and not necessarily good so I don't see what would be the draw.
     
  10. SageO

    SageO Jul 13, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I'm not a homebrewer, but I still like going there for the educational side, whatever flaws there may be. Granted, if someone needs to strictly prioritize, it's not my first suggestion.
     
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