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

5401 Linda Vista Rd, Ste 406
San Diego, California United States 92110 [ print map ]
619 298 2337

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11am7pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-5pm


Mayor: danielecamo (3) | Taps: samples | Bottles: yes


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Beer Available At Ballast Point Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Sanddab , Ballast Point Longfin Lager - Lemon Lime Zest , Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 98, Ballast Point Even Keel 92, Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager 97, Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged 97, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA - Grapefruit 99, Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat - Thai Ginger, Chili and Lime 87, Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale - Habanero , Ballast Point Close Reach Bacon JalapeŮo IPA , Ballast Point Mercy Springs Road , Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout 98, Ballast Point bOOb Check Ale 57, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA - Burning Bush Peppers and Wai-iti Hops , Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale 98, Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged 96, Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale 83, Ballast Point I Just Trubíed My Schwartz , Ballast Point Re-Cy-PA , Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100
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60 reviews for Ballast Point Brewing Company
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  79%
 Selection  78%
 Food N/A 
 Value  79%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jimmybells  (4) las vegas, Nevada | August 11, 2011
AMAZING BEERS!!!!!
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Itzjerm  (58) Taft, Tennessee | August 18, 2011
This is the best place Iíve ever been. Why? Its a homebrew shop... so they are willing to talk about the beer with a beer geek. As for the Beers... AMAZING AMAZING. So unique. They will tell you about what they are using, and give you ideas to take home. Tasting price is cheaper than their other location. The service was exceptional. Iím a beer geek, there were other beer geeks there, and they seemed to know us beer geeks can talk about the beer we are sipping and talk with us. I LOVE THIS PLACE. AND LOVE THERE BEER. To bad iím 1000 miles away.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Phischy  (57) California | March 10, 2010
Being reviewed post-remodel. Iíve been a customer here for years. This is where I cut my teeth on homebrewing and the guys were excellent when I was a noob. Warning, they do get slammed so if you are a noob, try stopping in on a mon/tues when itís slow and they can give you a lot of 1-on-1 help. If you go in on a Fri/Sat you maybe SOL as they just donít have the staff for both brewing/bartending/homebrewing. Excellent selction of their beers on tap, most of which do not see the bottling line. Lots of oaked/aged/barreled beers, but they only have a tasting license. If you want full pints, visit the Oak Grove location. Next door is a yogurt shop and on occassion they will have a beer yogurt, sounds gross but itís very tasty. brewing supplies are reasonable for beling local, brewing hardware is on the expensive side. A+
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
daknole  (392) Scottsdale, Arizona | November 6, 2011
Superb! Ryan was an amazing host. Tap selection was awesome. Great place to visit.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
BŁckDich  (215) McCall, Idaho | April 13, 2006
A bit tough for me to find at first because I only knew the street at a general area to find them, but the store was easy enough to find. Homebrew mart right next to Ballast Point. You can only go through 1 door though, or maybe I got there too late. Anyways, nice selection of homebrew stuff. Awesome bulk-type selection of most malts where you can just scoop what you want. Lots of yeast and hops, equipment, spices, extracts. Lovely! I wish I had a homebrew shop like this here. The best part is that at the back of the shop thereís a mini-bar where you can get tasters of all of the ballast point standard beers, some of their seasonals, plus some of their homebrew recipes that you can snag the recipe (and ingredients) for. Very nice folk, talkative and interested in what you have you say. Iíd come back.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
abcwade  (1) santee, California | May 3, 2013
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo  (18) San Diego, California | April 5, 2008
Went to this location for the first time on St. Pattiís Day. Great spot, mellow vibe. 95% of the place is devoted to home brewing but in the back they have a small tasting bar that packs a big punch. Several different seasonals on tap including their Fathom IPL and BA Come About Stout. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the prices were affordable, $1 or $1.50 per taster. Tasters only at this location, they serve pints at the Carroll Canyon location, which is another great spot by the way.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 13, 2012
Really chill taster/growler bar inside of an amazing homebrew shop. Lots of cool special BP beers and very friendly and knowledgeable service.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
AbeerWolf  (1) | January 30, 2008
Great brewery with an amazingly helpful staff. Every time I go in Iím surprised with their robust selection of seasonals. If you canít find a beer you like from these guys there is something wrong with you! Try the Sculpin IPA when its in, AMAZING!
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad  (443) Olympia, Washington | May 8, 2012
Terrific atmosphere - Great service and very tasty taps to draw from. Love this place They give a great tour and the tasters where very good. A must stop.

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