Alpine Beer Company | Alpine, California
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Alpine Beer Company
World Class based on 86 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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


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Beer Available At Alpine Beer Company (arranged by most recent)
Alpine Beer Company Token Porter 97, Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout 92, Alpine Beer Company McIlhenneys Irish Red 59, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Alpine Beer Company Alpine Ale 82, Alpine Beer Company Willy 44, Alpine Beer Company Willy Vanilly 70, Alpine Beer Company Mandarin Nectar 62, Alpine Beer Company Odinís Raven 99, Alpine Beer Company Babyface , Alpine Beer Company Keene Idea 100, Boneyard Armored Fist Imperial CDA 96, Alpine Beer Company Elsie , Alpine Beer Company Pub Cat Ale , Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Great 99, Alpine Beer Company Ichabod Ale (2013) , Alpine Beer Company Chez Monus 97, Alpine Beer Company Raspberry Nectar 47, Alpine Beer Company Koffee Sutra
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86 reviews for Alpine Beer Company
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  82%
 Selection  85%
 Food  88%
 Value  85%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
tokyogoat  (10) San Diego, California | December 28, 2010
There seems to be a mixed camp with the Alpine Brewpub. One one hand you have people who love the beer and either loved the food, or are at least excited to try something else on the menu. Then you have bitter people named Collen who complain about the ambiance of a brewpub located in the sticks, and shit on it without eating their food. And lets be honest, dinging this place because they have a few attractive women working here (who are all actually very nice and know their shit when it comes to beer) probably says a lot more about the person reviewing it, rather than the establishment itself. For me, it doesnít get much better. The beer is world class, no question about it. I was very impressed with the BBQ. The cook came out and talked to us for a bit (it was a slower time of the day) and told us his story of how he ended up at Alpine, and his theories on BBQ. Some of the best pulled pork and brisket I have had, tons of flavor in the meat, and barely any sauce at all. And all of the sides were great (i noticed last time i was their they started putting mustard in the potato salad, Címon Son! get that mustard outta there). The service is always great, the patrons around you are always friendly and chiming in, and itís always clean (which I care a lot more about than how it was decorated). Oh, and their chipotle ranch sauce, hot damn itís good. I could choke down a bag full of mashed up assholes if it was covered in that stuff.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (153) Pennsylvania | February 20, 2014
Stopped in here yesterday on the road back to Arizona, probably my most anticipated stop in the greater San Diego area. Atmosphere was pretty dead when we arrived thanks to it being just after they opened but once some more people showed up it got much better. Quality was quite high, my food and beer were great and the space was well furnished in their signature style. Service was awesome, she spent as much time as she could talking to us and I never had to wait for anything. Selection was a little picked over, they had all of their typical beers on but nothing overly rare. Was really hoping to at least try one of the tap only hoppy beers but it just wasnít meant to be I guess. I went with the brisket sandwich which was excellent. Prices were a touch high on the food but I have no problem paying for quality so it wasnít a huge deal. Overall an awesome little pub with some world class beers to choose from. Glad I could finally check it out, and I hope I can return in the future.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43  (104) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | February 16, 2014
Nice little place tucked away in the hills. Lots of taps and bottles for sale. Flights offered and accepted. Food looked good but I did not eat. Small but a nice outdoor area to drink in. Friendly people and excellent beer.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (517) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24  (138) Chandler, Arizona | December 22, 2013
Small place with some good BBQ food and great Alpine Beers. The to-go beers are a great deal. A nice stop on the way to San Diego.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeer86  (10) California | November 23, 2013
tiny little brewery. great selection of their own beers and decent prices. love there IPAís. great food next door.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (212) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
Long lineup out the door for both the bottle shop and bar / restaurant sections when we visited on a Saturday. But it wasnít too long a wait to at least grab beers and sit on the deck out back. Most of their regular beers are only okay, while their hoppier beers and limited releases are very well-crafted. Prices are normal and the service was very good. Definitely a must stop when in the San Diego area - perhaps try to visit during the week to avoid lineups.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (677) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555  (80) Phoenix, Arizona | September 26, 2013
Stopped by the shop on the way to pick up BA Speedway/Vietnamese Coffee and grabbed a growler of Bad Boy. Clearly, the beer (specifically the IPAís) are world-class! The pub is a bit grungy, small, and could use some love. But we arenít here for ambiance, are we? Itís all about the suds, and they are enough to make a stop. You wonít be disappointed!
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA  (20) , | September 20, 2013
Itís Alpine! Enough said! Go there!
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
tkrjukoff  (189) , Sweden | September 1, 2013
What a crowded "different" place. Stopped by on our way back from desert off roading in urgent need of few pints. Excellent beers, just love them all. A bit slow service, obviously very busy hour. A must stop if you are in area.

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