Ballast Point Brewing - Old Grove | San Diego, California
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Ballast Point Brewing - Old Grove
Excellent based on 52 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

10051 Old Grove Rd
San Diego, California United States 92131 [ print map ]
858 695 2739

ballastpoint.com

Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Mayor: skmikeg (9) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 6+


Ballast Point Brewing  - Old Grove

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Beer Available At Ballast Point Brewing - Old Grove (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged 97, Ballast Point Lungfish , Ballast Point Sculpin IPA - Grapefruit 98, Ballast Point Winter Warmer , Ballast Point Winter San Salvador Black Lager , Ballast Point Black Eye Blended Ale 95, Ballast Point / Coedo East to West IPA , Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - Double Ginger 93, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 98, Ballast Point Pale Ale - Serrano Peppers 70, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale 98, Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #2 - Belgian Style Double India Pale Ale 86, Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat - Thai Ginger, Chili and Lime 87, Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager 97, Ballast Point bOOb Check Ale 57, Ballast Point Something Nautical Milk Stout , Ballast Point Keel Reserve , Ballast Point I Just Trubíed My Schwartz - Merlot Soaked Oak Chips , Ballast Point Close Reach Bacon JalapeŮo IPA
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52 reviews for Ballast Point Brewing - Old Grove
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  80%
 Food N/A 
 Value  81%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  92%
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78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1501) Washington, Washington DC | January 16, 2011
Jam packed when we visited on a Friday afternoon. Small inside space, but spillover onto the front lawn. Quick and friendly service despite the throngs. Quick peeks into the brewery through the serving area. Worth a stop for sure.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (811) Orange County, California | July 25, 2011
There is a small tasting bar with 9 taps and a hand pump (which was not in operation). Next to the bar is the cooler with bottles for purchase. The prices on the bottles are quite good, much lower than I generally pay at bottle shops. The growler and draft prices are fair and I like the fact that they offer a few different sized growlers, although I donít see myself ever purchasing a 1 gallon growler of anything. The young lady tending the bar was quite nice and talkative, and was very helpful to us and the other patrons. A cool place to check out, but not necessarily much to do there. The inside is also fairly small, so I would imagine that it can get cramped when they are busy.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
GT2  (585) San Diego County , California | February 10, 2011
I was pretty disappointed with the tap selection- maybe one beer that isnít easily available in bottles. Sculpin was fresh and on cask, but the cask conditioning flopped and the beer was disgusting. However, we waited around for awhile (standing room only Iím afraid), but we were given a personal tour of the brewery and ran through the process quickly, played around with the different hops they had refrigerated, and got to go into where they are distilling their own rum, gin, and whiskey! Not bad.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (550) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
Fun tasting room, where they do the tours. Lots of their beers on tap, plus several pilots. Hard to find parking.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
daknole  (388) Scottsdale, Arizona | November 6, 2011
Funny location for this place, but good beer and good service. The other BP is better.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | November 15, 2010
Visited on a Saturday. Easy street parking in a pretty area. Small, but nice tasting room, with a small window to what looks like a beautiful and large brewery. I sadly wasnít able to go on a tour at the time. They had rum barrel aged Three Sheets on which was nice, and probably the freshest Sculpin I have ever had (AMAZINGLY fresh and vibrant tasting!). Prices were very good. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. A good stop if you are near Alesmith (which is only a mile or two down the road).
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (367) Sunnyvale, California | November 28, 2012
Stopped here after Alesmith. This is a bigger operation, with patio seating and everything. Still no real food though. Great taplist, including stuff that is not otherwise available, and the staff know what they are doing. Four oz tasters are around $2, which is still a pretty good deal to me.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | June 25, 2011
great brewery with a great little tasting room. you can get full pints if you want but i usally just do tastes. however, they had Sculpin on tap, so i had to get a full pint of that! Also bought a few bombers of it too. When i was there, the staff was very frienly both times. a definate must if your in SD.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Schlenkerla  (332) , Austria | January 1, 2013| Updated March 8, 2013
Visited in 2009. Like the place, typical small US microbrewery. Beers are very good. The guy running the tasting room gave me a very good brewery tour. Was here in 2006 the last time, have to come back soon.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | November 21, 2010
This place rocks. Pretty simple brewery, with a cool vibe. Clean and neat inside with a limited amount of space to hang out but that made for a great way to meet and talk to people. Excellent service, even when the place got packed. The beers.... so good, we got to try Sculpin 3 ways, regular, w/ habaneros, and w/ ghost chilies. Great prices for the quality of beer, you can get pints, half pints, tasters and beer to go. Wonderful place, if I lived in San Diego this is the place that I go to a lot.

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