Alpine Beer Company | Alpine, California
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Alpine Beer Company
World Class based on 98 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2351 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, California United States 91901 [ print map ]
619 445 2337 | facebook

Hours: Tu-Th 11-10; Fr-Sa: 11-12; Su: 11-9

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Alpine Beer Company

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Beer Available At Alpine Beer Company (arranged by most recent)
Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Koffee Sutra , Alpine Beer Company McIlhenneys Irish Red 63, Alpine Beer Company Mandarin Nectar 63, Alpine Beer Company Odinís Raven 99, Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness 100, Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Alpine Beer Company San Diego Surprise , Alpine Beer Company Alpine Ale 82, Alpine Beer Company Odinís Raven - Salted Caramel, Vanilla, & Coconut , Alpine Beer Company Willy Vanilly 69, Alpine Beer Company Odinís Raven - Bourbon Barrel 97, Alpine Beer Company Keene Idea 100, Alpine Beer Company Exponential Hoppiness 100, Alpine Beer Company Good 98, Alpine Beer Company Willy 45, Alpine Beer Company Kiwi Herman 99, Alpine Beer Company Apricot Nectar 59
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98 reviews for Alpine Beer Company
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  82%
 Selection  84%
 Food  87%
 Value  84%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1476) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
First visited in August 2010 with morbidobesitycantsail.

Definitely out of the way, which makes me wonder if this is the reason itís taken them this long to get this big. The place is on a little 2 lane road in what looks like an old western kind of town. The town is only on one side of the road and a couple the buildings have the raised wooden sidewalk/walkway. I half expected to see a hitching post out front. Not surprisingly the bathroom is itís own little building/hut out back, an outhouse if you will.

Inside the pub is quite relaxing and enjoyable. Lots of taps to choose from, very good food, and all the hops you can handle. Even if you donít like any of their other beers you canít help but love things like Exponential Hoppiness, Pure Hoppiness, OBriens IPA, Hoppy Birthday, Nelson, etc. And Great is pretty good when fresh. They occasionally put on a keg of the 05 version but itís turning to cardboard at this point.

The bartenders were very nice and helpful in answering questions, providing samples, and even making suggestions.

Would go back again if brewery hopping in that region.
3fourths  (1401) Boulder, Colorado | July 20, 2012| Updated December 18, 2013
I drank a beer and ate a pulled pork sandwich and urinated in the urinal house out back. it was good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1014) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
The one and only...Out in the middle of nowhere, but they do make some damn fine beers. The BBQ in the pub is excellent, and of course the IPAs are world class. Service can be a bit grumpy, but I find the waitresses in the pub are quite nice. The guys and girl (not sure if she still works there?) in the tasting room can be a bit surly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (796) Columbus, Ohio | November 5, 2013
(Visited 10/2013): Alpine Beer Company is about a 45 minute drive east of San Diego in Alpine on Alpine Avenue, off of I-8. There is a parking lot in front of the plaza, which consists of the brewpub, a book store, then Alpine again (the brewery side where merchandise and to-go beer can be purchased).

The brewpub side looks like a mom íní pop diner, with table and booth seating past the entrance and a bar along the left side. There is a small cooler behind the bar with bottles, and a board listing the beers on draught. Kitschy beer signs on the walls. The brewery side has a walk up counter and a white board listing the beers that can be taken home in growlers. Brewing equipment is visible on that side too.

Alpine has around 15 of their beers on tap. On my visit this included Nelson, Duet, Pure Hoppiness, Willy and some seasonals like Mandarin Nectar, Koffee Sutra and Willy Vanilly. Sample flights are offered. The beers were really good for the most part, with a couple mediocre ones mixed in.

Service on a Friday lunch hour was good both at the bar and on the brewery side. The staff is knowledgeable about the beers and were attentive during my visit.

Food at Alpine goes with the look, in that there are diner classics like burgers, sandwiches etc. My buffalo chicken sandwich was spicy and good.

All in all this place is well worth the drive from San Diego and I would definitely visit again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (765) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 6, 2013
Nice diner/pub atmosphere. Tiny, so donít expect to get a seat if there are alot of you. Service was decent, but as most places in SoCal, efficient not friendly. Full of locals and geeks, which you can tell causes a bit of tension. They have 1 rotating tap. Food is good BBQ but a bit pricey for the serving size. Although a bit overrated, it is worth checking out, especially if there is something special on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (637) San Diego County , California | November 8, 2012
Two different places are combined in the database, the brewpub next door and the actual brewery where you can buy bottles and growlers to go as well as t-shirts, stickers, etc. The drive is about 25 minutes from San Diego along beautiful scenery so donít let its strange location deter you from visiting. Opening hours are awesome for the brewpub. They had only house beers on tap, and a lot of them. 15-16 with many one-offs and non-bottled varieties. Higher quality, most famous for their IPAs but the pumpkin porter was phenomenal. Food is very good, asked the server to make a recommendation and she said the veggies wrap modified a little bit from what was on the menu and it rocked: cucumber, balsamic, mushroom, feta in crispy burrito wrap cut in half. Stewed spicy green beans were a hit, country style. The whole diner is very Southwestern almost Wild West like- tacky diner decoration, saloon looking exterior, almost exclusively locals eating and drinking here and regulars at that. All on first name basis with the staff. I was allowed to just walk out without paying or leaving collateral to get bottles next door at the actual brewery about 35 feet away. Came back, had another beer and paid. Very courteous, trusting, knowledgeable staff. Extremely relaxed and homely feel. Prices were not "cheap" but not out of whack either. Iím glad to have visited and will be back in the future. A fun sidetrip from San Diego.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (580) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
More relaxing small town tasting room. Very friendly. So-so stuff on tap, unless you havenít yet had their great IPAs.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (536) Tampere, Finland | April 26, 2015
This place looks a bit suspicious from the outside but donít let it fool you. The brewpub itself was so packed we couldnít fit in so we decided to go and buy some of their brews to go. The brewery room next door was the place to fill growlers, buy bottles and merchandise. Really nice prices. I would like to visit them again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (471) Sunnyvale, California | November 27, 2012
I have wanted to come here for a long time, and finally got my chance. Pretty busy on a Tuesday night, but I found a spot at the bar. When I was here they had 12 unique beers on tap, with a few that had tapped out prior to my visit. I sampled them all, washed down with some surprisingly good food - smoked wings and tacos. Service is pretty good, ambiance is what it is, but it is hard to argue with the quality of fresh Alpine IPAís.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jrallen34  (457) Chicago, Illinois | July 3, 2014| Updated July 4, 2014
This place is awesome for so many reasons; location, ambiance, and quality. Location is amazing, a quick 30 minute drive from San Diego, you are quickly transported to a small mountain town. Makes me nostalgic for small time Texas. The building is in a small strip mall with one end being the restaurant the other the bottle shop. The diner transports you back 50 years to a small town western diner. Vinyl is everywhere, Johnny Cash on the radio, and old signs. I could sit here all day and visit all the time and see new things. The selection is the only issue here as its top heavy and bottom light. The top beers are best in the world, the rest are mediocre. They offer flights of 4 and 6 beers. They had Nelson, Duet, Pure Hoppiness and Bad Boy on tap. DAMN! Amazing set of top 4 beers. Nelson fresh was one of the best beers Iíve ever had. The rest of the beers were lacking, their regular line up of Alpine Ale, Red, Card, Mcilheny, and Wily need to go away. Why make these when you have some of the best ipas in the world? The servers were helpful but not overly nice or knowledgable. For the setting and the beer this is a worldwide must visit. Come to San Diego to just visit here.

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