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 | facebook | twitter

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

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

Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
chris2431  (11) Oregon | January 3, 2012
If I were rating only the beer, this score would be much higher. Their beer is REAL good for the most part. But this is a place rating so unless your a homebrewer their isnít much reason to come to this location. This is pretty much a homebrew shop and tasting room. Nowhere to sit, only a few bar height tables to stand at. Growler refills is a plus. They teach homebrew classes here sometimes too which seems cool.
  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.
  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.
  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
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 20, 2011
a great little place half homebrew half taphouse for the brewery. They had a ton of beers that are not bottled and are very limited in production. I was so glad to sample them. The service was fantastic and met some cool people in there. A definate must for fans of this brewery!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan  (65) Los Angeles County, California | June 10, 2011
Ambiance: Itís mostly Homebrew mart with a small section for tasting. Itís weird because you are in this weird strip mall.

Service: Service is A-OK.

Selection: A wide variety of BP beers on tap.

Value: Fairly priced tasters and pints. Overall: I prefer their other location to this.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau  (77) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | March 6, 2011
was my original home brew store before leaving in 1997. Store, taproom but some great brews on tap. The place has gone through an upgrade in the last 14 years and if you come to SD you should swing by and give the brews a try. They do a great job here.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
The place itself is boring at best being a homebrew shop in a strip mall, but the beer selection is as great as the beers themselves. I wouldnít score this very high because of the ambiance, but the Ballast Point brews are so hard to get, even in SD County, that this taproom becomes a must visit even if it is rather difficult to enjoy oneself in a store.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
JiltedEmu  (2) , Alabama | July 25, 2010
Nothing special about Ballast Point/ Brewmart. Has a decent amount home brew supplies. Tasting bar is nice, but their beer selection doesnít change much. I think the workers seem nice enough, but you definitely get the feeling like youíre putting them out by bothering them with questions.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
tokyogoat  (10) San Diego, California | July 11, 2010
they run a great business. the more you go in and the more they recognize you the more friendly they will get. very accommodating to new brewers, equally accommodating for old brewers. Prices are very fair for being brick and mortar. Tasting bar is great. It almost completely replaced online brew supply shopping for me.

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