This is just another Karl Strauss to stop at and up your brewery count, or to try the newest seasonals from Karl Strauss if youíre local or passing through. Actually, with as many breweries as are in Tickmecula now you can grab a quick dozen ticks every time you drive to/from San Diego. This one is a bit of a pain to get to from the freeway since Winchester Rd is insanely busy and it takes multiple light cycles to get through every one of the three intersections between I-15 and the shopping center that this place is in.
Once there youíll see that itís laid out about the same as all the newer Karl Strauss locations where itís very open with some roll up doors, a patio seating, a team of hostesses out front, and friendly bartenders. They had one new one for me to try so I grabbed a glass of the B-Side "double India brown ale". It was alright but not something Iíll be seeking out again. They also still have the 4 Scowling Owls on tap in case you havenít tried that one yet. Prices on food are high and prices on beer is only slightly high. Not a bad place to grab a beer and meet some people but itís in a mall and I hate malls.