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Beer Available At Alpine Beer Company (arranged by most recent)
Alpine Beer Company Great 99, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Alpine Beer Company Ichabod Ale (2013) , Alpine Beer Company Odinís Raven 99, Alpine Beer Company Chez Monus , Alpine Beer Company Raspberry Nectar 47, Alpine Beer Company Koffee Sutra , Alpine Beer Company McIlhenneys Irish Red 60, Alpine Beer Company Mandarin Nectar 64, Alpine Beer Company Willy Vanilly 72, Alpine Beer Company Willy 44, Alpine Beer Company Toronado 25th (Double Nelson) 99, Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout 93, Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness 100, Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Red Card Ale 92, Alpine Beer Company Alpine Ale 82, Alpine Beer Company Ugly 97, Alpine Beer Company Ichabod Ale (2012) 92
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3fourths (1200) Boulder, New Zealand | July 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I drank a beer and ate a pulled pork sandwich and urinated in the urinal house out back. it was good.
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Dogbrick (638) Columbus, Ohio | November 5, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
(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.
brokensail (629) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
GT2 (477) Riverslime, California | November 8, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BMan1113VR (351) Los Angeles, California | October 31, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Up and out of the way with an unassuming exterior. Parked on the street. Very friendly wait staff (albeit a bit understaffed even for a weekend lunch shift) and surprisingly tasty bbq (really enjoyed it actually)! It got crowded quite quickly around lunch. A bit tight spaces and quirky atmosphere but overall quite enjoyable. Beers were great (as are there beers in general), but only one or two beers you couldnít get in bottles (as of this trip). Glad I went. Decent prices.
daknole (350) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 28, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome food. Great beer. The wings are incredibly good. Fun place.
Ibrew2or3 (317) Tempe, Arizona | November 7, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Little store front motif with merchandise to purchase. While I was there, several beers on tap for tasting, one crazy 0.375L bottle for purchase, growler fills and kegs. Very nice friendly staff. Of course some of the beers Iíd been pining for were not available during my recent SoCal visit. Oh well, Iíll be back.
Terminus (300) Las Cruces, New Mexico | June 25, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
WOW-this could be the most favorate place i have ever been to. There is nothing bad about this place-AMAZING beers, very inexpensive, cool somewhat remote location, great food (buffalo chicken sandwich was amazing!) and hot as hell bartenders who were very friendly as well. Cant go wrong with this place. I must go here everytime im in San Diego. You can go and get bombers of their beer either at the brewpub or at the brewery just next door. VERY inexpensive. love it!
bytemesis (294) Sunnyvale, California | November 27, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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