Ballast Point Brewing Company | San Diego, California
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Ballast Point Brewing Company
Excellent based on 65 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: FROTHINGSLOSH (4) | 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 Sculpin IPA 100, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 98, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, Ballast Point / Half Acre Rye IPA 94, Ballast Point Schooner Wet Hop Ale 94, Ballast Point The Commodore 96, Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #6 - Robust Porter 87, Ballast Point Fathom IPL - Cherry Bomb 78, Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale 89, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 82, Ballast Point Pumpkin Down 85, Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest 79, Ballast Point Gose Down With The Ship , Ballast Point Wahoo White - Thai Ginger, Chili and Lime 83, Ballast Point Calm Before The Storm 89, Ballast Point Sour Wench - Strawberry , Ballast Point Longfin Lager - Margarita , Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Ballast Point / Coedo East to West IPA 93
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65 reviews for Ballast Point Brewing Company
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  79%
 Selection  79%
 Food N/A 
 Value  79%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

jarspag  (15) San Diego, California | November 7, 2007
I used to stop here on the way to class at USD and sample up before I had to listen to some boring lecture... I love the place, you will too if you homebrew. This is coupled with HomeBrew Mart and has everything you need. In the back is a nice tasting bar - only Ballast Point offerings - with some rare brews from time to time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales  (69) Las Vegas, Nevada | July 17, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59  (169) Dallas, Texas | June 11, 2015
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
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | April 1, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb  (304) San Diego, California | January 6, 2015
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  (503) Göteborg, Sweden | October 26, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun  (60) Santa Monica, California | April 17, 2014
Awesome brewery, amazing beer, gets very crowded but definitely worth it to go there for their beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 12, 2013| Updated December 15, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan  (66) San Diego, California | July 19, 2013
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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
FuzzyMaz3  (3) Laguna Niguel, California | April 30, 2013
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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