Ballast Point Brewing - Old Grove | San Diego, California
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Ballast Point Brewing - Old Grove
Excellent based on 60 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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

Mayor: skmikeg (8) | 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 Longfin Lager 44, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - Double Ginger 93, Ballast Point R&D Catcher in the Hive , Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale - Rum Soaked Vanilla Beans , Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Gingerbread , Ballast Point Even Keel 93, Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale 83, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 100, Ballast Point Steamboat Black Lager 85, Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale 98, Ballast Point Three Sheets Barley Wine 98, Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager 97, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 99, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #4 - Pumpkin Ale 77, Ballast Point Little India Pale Ale #1 , Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA 98, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 96
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60 reviews for Ballast Point Brewing - Old Grove
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  80%
 Food N/A 
 Value  80%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1686) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1456) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 4, 2014
Not sure how this slipped through the cracks but some how I havenít rated this after visiting numerous times over the past 5 years. This is conveniently up the way from AleSmith but in a quieter residential area. For a large building the tasting room is kind of small. Plenty of room for 20-30 people but on Saturday mornings (these days) it gets busy with all the bicyclists that want to chug some beer after riding. Seriously, the whole front yard is full of bikes and itís very difficult to get a table. And forget about getting a drink. That takes 30 minutes during those times, and when else is an out of towner going to stop in here? The upside is that parking a car is easy and there are tons of taps on. They occasionally do events here where theyíll have a dozen versions of Sea Monster or something. I know this is where they started distilling but Iím not sure if they have moved that to the new larger location or if itís still done in the little closet in the back here. They do growlers and singles here too. Nice place; I should stop in more often when in SD.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (933) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (737) Hanover, Maryland | December 27, 2014
A nice neighborhood-ish location with a local food vendor set up out front selling some nice pub food, which I enjoyed. The bar is long and includes a gift shop and full production facility behind. There are plenty of taps with some intriguing recipes.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
GT2  (620) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (570) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (438) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (402) Utah | November 9, 2014
Nice tasting room, seating inside and out. Good service and beer. Big tap list of their main beers and a few special brews.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
daknole  (400) Scottsdale, Arizona | November 6, 2011
Funny location for this place, but good beer and good service. The other BP is better.
  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).

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