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Beer Available At Ballast Point Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Ballast Point Calm Before The Storm 69, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Ballast Point / Coedo East to West IPA 93, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 98, Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale - Rum Barrel Aged , Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 94, Ballast Point Longfin Lager 43, Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager 94, Ballast Point R&D Sanddab , Ballast Point Longfin Lager - Lemon Lime Zest , Ballast Point Even Keel 93, Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged 96
Wittales (65) Las Vegas, Nevada | July 17, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Remodel with taproom off to the right with decent sitting. Homebrew shop while you entered, added bonus. I bought some hops after drinking great R&D and core brews. The R&D brews are worth the wait in Line. Peanut butter porter was fantastic with a Berliner Weiesse also. Close to NHC in SD down the street by tram. Wonderful taproom and Homebrew store.
blutt59 (163) Dallas, Texas | June 11, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
place is getting remodeled so hard to find but worth it. Big expanded homebrew place with large barroom serving 40 taps, good selection including some R+D stuff, tasters are large pours
slowrunner77 (189) Reno, Nevada | April 1, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
home brew mart. relaxed vibe which is cool, kinda ugly otherwise. but i’m here for the company and beer, both of which are usually top notch.
Marheb (255) San Diego, California | January 6, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
C’est un homebrew shop assez complet avec des grains en vrac et une bonne sélection de livres à propos. Au fond se cache un comptoir à dégustation avec quelques raretés en plus de leur lineup régulier. Le fameux homebrew shop qui a vu naître la brasserie et les premiers élans de White Labs est sympathique mais situé dans un mall sans saveur. Ça vaut la peine d’y aller une fois!
rlgk (391) Göteborg, Sweden | October 26, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited early on a weekday, not very busy. More or less a homebrew-shop with a tasting room in the back corner. Beers from Ballast Point of course, nice range of regular and more rare beers. Some of them really good. Not your typical tasting room but definately worth a visit.
DedicatedToFun (60) Santa Monica, California | April 17, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome brewery, amazing beer, gets very crowded but definitely worth it to go there for their beers.
t0rin0 (1503) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 12, 2013| Updated December 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited December 8, 2013.
Finally got to the old Homebrew Mart location. I’m not sure why I was expecting something different but I was a little surprised by the tasters only thing as well as just how small and insignificant the Ballast Point portion of this place is. It’s mostly just a homebrew store. They won’t sell full glasses but rather just little taster glasses and you can only get up to one of each. The tasters are nice since you don’t have to commit a pint and don’t have to feel bad about asking for a taster but this is definitely NOT a bar or tasting room. We only tried the bOOb Check and some dry hopped variation of Dorado. I also took two bottles of the Homework Series #2 home (Belgian DIPA) which turned out to be quite good. I also bought a book on mead making authored by Ken Schram. Looking forward to reading that. As a homebrew shop this place is only alright. They have less equipment and less ingredients than most homebrew shops that I’ve been to. I didn’t however talk to any of the employees about brewing so I really don’t know how helpful they could be to a homebrewer. Prices on the books were considerably higher than at the source (like the IPA book by Mitch Steele of Stone for example).
Can’t say I’ll be a regular here as I have plenty of other homebrew shops closer to home and I can get all the beers at the other two locations.
Lagunitasfan (66) San Diego, California | July 19, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Not the typical tasting room, by any standard. A little bar tucked into the back of the Homebrew Mart. However, this is some of the best brew in town. Not a date place. Not a hang out. Come get some tasters, get your growler filled, and get out.
abcwade (1) santee, California | May 3, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Been to the Scripps Ranch location quite a few times...Great nautical/fish paintings, very friendly and helpful service. Lots of unique beer selections available in addition to their regulars. Beer tours are fun and informative. I wish they had a restaurant instead or in addition to the food trucks.
FuzzyMaz3 (3) Laguna Niguel, California | April 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very surprised that all of their beers are drinkable and taste awesome, regardless of a newbie palette or if you’ve been around the block
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