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Beer Available At Pizza Port - Bressi Ranch (arranged by most recent)
Port Brewing For the Love of Ginger , Pizza Port Fly Me To The Moon Milk Stout , Pizza Port Ananas , Beachwood Denver Jackhammer 94, Societe The Scrapper 91, Pizza Port Beer Week Belgian IPA , Pizza Port Hoptoberfest , Pizza Port The New Guy , Pizza Port Eukaryst Sinister Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel , Pizza Port J.E.H.R.K.S. , Pizza Port Sunflower Wheat Pale Ale , Pizza Port Barney! IPA , Pizza Port Hamiltonís Tavern Second Saturday IPA , Pizza Port The Fish IPA 68, Pizza Port Dingo , Pizza Port Sharknado with Plums and Nectarines , Pizza Port Back Dat ALS Up! IPA 2014 , Pizza Port Han Shot 1st IPA , Pizza Port Herban Legend , Pizza Port Tear Down the Wall Berliner Weisse
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Theydon_Bois (674) The íSham, England | November 17, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on Friday 14th November í14, around 5.30pm, thanks to GT2 for supplying the wheels!
This place is a modern facility and unlike the other 3 PPís Iíd previously visited, not a dive bar feel at all.
Brewing facility on the left as you enter.
Split over 2 floors, with a bar on each, the place was booming this Friday evening.
Plus points over OB and SB, it has a solid guest list similar to Carlsbad perhaps 12 to 15, allied to 25 or so house beers.
Usual good range of PP beers spanning some solid IPAís and dark numbers to run of the mill wheats and browns. I settled down for a CDA from Societe which was a nice find.
We stood upstairs where the service was a little slow, 2 guys taking orders for both food and beer and struggling to cope. We had to wait nearly 10 minutes to get served.
Now the one downer for this Pizza Port (and others Iíve visited early evening) is the fact the place is over run with screaming kids (I guess this is just as likely on a weekend during the day time through early evening). I mean there was even a fucken kids birthday party upstairs, nowhere to sit but kids running amok and trays of fucken cup cakes laid out on the empty bench tables while I had to tick standing up - the bastards! Of all the PP venues surely this one could provide an adult only/21+ area in the separate upstairs area?
That said, still a solid venue but Iíve learnt from this visit to CA to avoid them in the early evenings due to the brat factor.
rlgk (317) GŲteborg, Sweden | October 26, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Really big place that is surprisingly crowded in the afternoon. Lots of their own beers on tap, some of them really nice. Impressive tap list. Very nice but maybe a bit too noisy.
Sledutah (383) Utah | October 1, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A big eating area, lots of picnic tables. Limited seating outside. Good pizza and beer as usual. I liked the fish tank made from a fermentation tank. Seems kind of sterile or corporate feel compared to the other Pizza Ports.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | August 29, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The location is off in a new-ish looking business/industrial park setting. After getting inside it has the same sort of set up with the food ordering area straight ahead, picnic tables and the beer ordering area separate and off to the left. Above the taps I can see part of the massive brewery space, wow. To the right and above the kitchen is more seating. Looking around they have surfboards hung from the ceiling and right next to me is the small fermenter-fish tank. Nice. I donít know what it is; maybe the bigness of the overall space but this lacks the character of say the OB or Carlsbad location. It has more of a big box store (Target) feel to it. I think I just need to come back many more times to develop a better feel for the place :)
jrallen34 (438) Chicago, Illinois | July 4, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Huge brewing complex with a bit too much of a corporate feel. Very busy on a Thursday afternoon, Iím not a fan of the one line for beer, takes too long to get anything. They only had 4 beers on tap actually brewed at this location. A little too busy with no much available service. The two ipas I had were pretty excellent. Cool spot, but with Carlsbad so close I canít see visiting this one.
Leighton (637) London, England | December 13, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Another great Pizza Port spot. I donít know whatís not to love about these places. This one is massive and the attached brewing facility, too, is huge. Typically unpretentious vibe, picnic tab,e seating. One bar for beer, one ordering area for the íza. Nice lineup of beers. Friendly bartender. I would love to have a place like this as a local. Worth visiting.
t0rin0 (1427) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 1, 2013| Updated November 5, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited October 2013.
Brand new location, brand new menu items, brand new beers, and brand new record set for most annoying kids in one place at one time. Ugh. This is a beautiful area, especially if you sit outside and look out over the valley. The industrial park and wannabe surfer bros do their best to detract from the experience but itís nice. The only negative that successfully brought down my opinion of this place was the dozens of little kids that were running amok. Yeah I get it, itís a pizza parlor so kids should be welcome (the curse of every Pizza Port) but put those disease bags on a freakin leash and donít let them knock over drinks and scream all the time. Better yet, make a play center like McDonalds did and confine the families that canít control their kids to that area.
All that aside, and IF you can find a parking space, the beer is good as is the food. They have a new pizza called the Bressi Ranch pizza that was pretty good. Kind of odd, but good. Sunflower seeds, pomegranate seeds, kale (thatís been baked with the pizza), and goat cheese make for an interesting combination. I think this is the only one of the pizzas named after a Pizza Port location that doesnít have meat on it.
Iíll definitely come back at some point but San Clemente and Ocean Beach seem to have the least amount of obnoxious kids running around so Iíll likely go to those first over this place, not to mention that itís a bit out of the way.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | October 12, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Big new Pizza Port located in an industrial building. Large brewing system, with canning line. Good beers mixed between all the pizza port locations and some guest taps. Same food menu as all the others, which isnít a bad thing. The ambiance is a little to clean and industrialized for pizza port though. Still worth a visit.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | July 28, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Decent Parking, a few miles inland from Carlsbad. Restaurant side: nice, spacious restaurant with lots of Pizza Port beers and a good choice of guest taps. Pizza and menu are the same as the other Pizza Ports (small menu, great pizza). The upstairs area is actually bigger than the downstairs. Brewhouse wise, one of my coworkers just got hired as a brewer their, so we got a pretty comprehensive tour of the brewhouse. Not complete yet, but it is jealousy inducing. 4 vessel 30bbl system, some 30s and a few 120s (possibly 150s) already installed. Very hands off brewing by solenoid with spent grain handling capabilities. Lots of room to grow, a self contained CIP system, and an absolutely unbelievable multistory canning line complete with palletizer and depalletizer. Pretty damn incredible. Look forward to returning.
brokensail (884) Orange County, California | July 21, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
The newest and biggest of the Pizza Ports. Enormous location and brewing area, though the brewing system isnít operational yet. Typical Pizza Port vibe and menu. Lots of great beers from all the other locations. They also do ice cream here, which is pretty cool. Looking forward to coming back here after they start brewing.
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