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Beer Available At Ballast Point Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Piper Down with 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 with Burning Bush Peppers and Wai-iti Hops , Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale 98, Ballast Point Bourbon Barrel Aged Tongue Buckler 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, Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #2 - Belgian Style Double India Pale Ale 86, Ballast Point Brother Levonian Saison 71, Ballast Point Thai Ginger Chili Lime Wahoo Wheat 84, Ballast Point Victory at Candy Cane Cove 93, Ballast Point Smoke Screen Helles 87, Ballast Point Victory At Sea (Rum Raisin, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon) , Ballast Point Black Marlin with Chipotle, Cocoa Nibs, and Orange Peel 46, Ballast Point Oktoberfest 70
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jarspag (15) San Francisco, California | November 7, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
t0rin0 (1139) 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. Iím 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. Itís mostly just a homebrew store. They wonít 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 donít have to commit a pint and donít 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 Iíve been to. I didnít however talk to any of the employees about brewing so I really donít 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).
Canít say Iíll 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 youíve been around the block
DocJitsu (70) Florida | March 31, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is on Old Grove Road in an office/professional park. Itís a brewery that has makeshifted itís unused space into a tasting area. Complete with a long bar, a few tables strewn around, and some window seal and wall mounted surfaces on which to sit your beer. Thereís an outdoor seating area, complete with four tops and umbrellas. It was a busy evening. Some of the work crowd leaving the office the last time for the week (it was Friday evening). The service is pretty attentive given the size of the crowd. Itís a walk-up-to-the-bar-and-order system. While they would answer questions about beers, they seemed canned and rushed. I wonít knock them too badly for that. They were busy after all. Quite a few offerings on tap. Some quite interesting to include the Indra Kunindra (curry stout) and a habanero ale. Flights are available making it possible for a person to taste several different beers. Thereís a pretty good vibe in this place all in all. I gave this place 3.5 on service just because other places in San Diego were more friendly and accommodating. Itís almost unfair for me to compare them, however, because none of these other places were nearly as busy. The atmosphere could be spruced up a little to help distinguish the tasting area from the brewery. The outdoor seating helps.
brokensail (755) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really close to USD. The place is mostly a homebrew store, but there is a nice tasting bar in the back. The usual Ballast Point suspects along with a handful of seasonal and one-off/rotational beers on tap.
BrewDad (417) Olympia, | May 8, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | March 28, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I always drop by for their beer when Iím in the area. Fun space that is always packed, but offers a couple variations on their bottled line of beers. Being down the road from AleSmith is a huge bonus for those driving around SD on beer tours :)
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 13, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Really chill taster/growler bar inside of an amazing homebrew shop. Lots of cool special BP beers and very friendly and knowledgeable service.
chris2431 (11) Oregon | January 3, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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