Rip Current Brewing | San Marcos, California
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Rip Current Brewing
Excellent based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1325 Grand Ave, Ste 100
San Marcos, California United States 92078 [ print map ]
(760) 481 3141 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Mon – Tue Closed; Wed – Thu 5:00 – 8:00 PM; Fri 4:00 – 9:00 PM; Sat 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Mayor: skmikeg (4) | Affiliated user(s) here IPALover | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 0

Rip Current Brewing

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Beer Available At Rip Current Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Rip Current Tube Rye-der Session IPA , Rip Current Western Swell Weizenbock , Rip Current San Onofre Saison , Rip Current Night Surfing Dunkel , Rip Current Cutback Kolsch , Rip Current Break Line Bock , Rip Current Lupulin Lust San Diego-style IPA 97, Rip Current Caught In A Rip Triple IPA 90, Rip Current Old Man’s Old Ale - Bourbon Wood Aged , Rip Current sURGEing current Session IPA , Rip Current Marine Layer San Diego-style Hefeweizen 49, Rip Current Marine Layer German-style Hefeweizen , Rip Current O’Brien’s One 20th Anniversary IPA 56, Rip Current Down The Line , Rip Current Palomar Chocolate Porter , Rip Current Vanilla Storm 92, Rip Current Aerial American Rye Brown , Rip Current Dangerous Undertow
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15 reviews for Rip Current Brewing
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  81%
 Selection  79%
 Food  80%
 Value  76%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2  (832) San Diego, California | August 1, 2015
So the beer here is good and there is a large selection and wide range of styles. However, the staff are kind of full of themselves, at least on the night I visited. They do have food trucks stop by and offer tasty morsels to the crowds, but my time here will be limited as long as they employ the same folks.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
svastuber  (21) , Australia | June 20, 2015
Kind of a smaller place, good beer. Hard to compare with the other breweries in the area. Friendly staff, only serve their beers. Nothing bad to say about the place, it’s just in an area with so many great places that kind of take away from Rip Current.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
50belair  (213) Florida | November 9, 2014
Another industrial park brewery. Good atmosphere with some really high octane beers on tap. Helpful and friendly staff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk  (445) Göteborg, Sweden | October 26, 2014
One of my favorite places during our stay in the San Diego area. Loads of their own beers and you can have them all in small tasting glasses. Beers were held in very good condition and some of them were really small batches. Food from the truck outdoors was really nice. We were even given a brewery tour by Chris (stawn). Huge thanks for that!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | August 29, 2014
Got here at a pretty busy time, 5pm on a Friday. There’s 30 people in here and the seating options might handle 20. So it isn’t cramped but there’s no place to go and relax and enjoy their offerings. There are a few barrels used as tables and the bar area for seating. Overall a pretty small space. The staff was friendly, funny and efficient. I see a 15 to 20BBL brew house off to the left along with the fermenter farm and bright tanks that are basically in the tasting area space (or the tasting area space is in the brew house area). On the opposite wall is a floor to ceiling vintage beer can display with lots and lots of interesting looking cans. There’s a nice atmosphere here, patrons are friendly and I love the tiny tulip shaped taster glasses. I tried two hoppy beer offerings and they were stellar. Wow! I need to come back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
blipp  (175) San Diego, California | July 6, 2014
Really chill warehouse brewery tasting room. About 20 taps of the house beer, most of them quite good and no real misses. Samplers available in 5 oz snifters. Of the handful of breweries I went to in the San Marcos/Vista area, this one was my favorite.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Naven  (104) Poway, California | April 7, 2014
Excuse my laziness, but what you need to know is that this is IPA paradise, and I’m all in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan  (66) San Diego, California | March 7, 2014
Another stop in my quest to visit every brewery in San Diego County. This is in the "golden triangle" of SM/Vista. It’s a feat to visit more than 3-4 of these places in Vista in one day. Rip Current is poised to move into the upper ranks of the San Diego breweries. Super IPA’s? Check. Great porters and stouts? Check. Massive wall of a beer collection? Check. Skip many of the lower tier San Marcos/Vista breweries, and spend the time here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | September 15, 2013
Close to Churchill’s, definitely worth stopping by. Insane amount of beer on tap for a tasting room: 19 taps at least. All available in mini snifter tasters. Open space with more seating needed probably. Decently crowded, fun vibe. TV on with sports showing. Friendly staff. Will be back.

Pro Tip: they have beers on tap not listed on the chalkboard.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1510) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 11, 2013
Visited January 19, 2013 on a trip to SD to pick up some AleSmith bottles.

There has been some talk about these guys and their IPAs so it was a necessary stop, mostly from the beer bros that pretend they’re friends with the brewers because they knew them on BA. Anyway, I was excited to try some of the hoppy offerings. I’ll give them this: they’re off to a good start, however some of the recipes need work. It’s probably just them getting used to the equipment and hopefully next time I stop in they’ll be killing it.

The set up is cool. Decoration, the barrels used for tables, everything. The downside is the amount of space. I can see them outgrowing this space soon. Same goes for the parking situation. I’ll have to stop back in soon for a flight.

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