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Beer Available At Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Sour Wench with Raspberries , Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale 93, Ballast Point Three Sheets Barley Wine 98, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Four Roses Bourbon Barrel , Ballast Point Black Eye Blended Ale 96, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Ballast Point R&D Transatlantic Tripel , Ballast Point R&D Azacca IPA (Pilsen H2O) , Ballast Point R&D Belgian Pale Ale , Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - Vanilla , Ballast Point R&D Azacca IPA (Burton H2O) , Ballast Point R&D Set Adrift Dry Stout , Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #4 - Pumpkin Ale , Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest 83, Ballast Point Little India Pale Ale #1 , Ballast Point Little India Pale Ale (Palisade) , Ballast Point R&D Saisonal Change , Ballast Point R&D Paul the Elder , Ballast Point R&D Stammfisch
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BOSSbrewer (78) Arkansas | November 18, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Holy cow. I had high expectations coming here. And they totally surpassed anything I could have imagined. Food was great. I had a reuben burger and some pretzel nub things. Both were fantastic - cooked perfectly and super yummy. Beer was, well, absolutely wonderful. I got 20 new Ballast Point brews including some of the R & B beers, though none of those were great. Victory at Sea and Indra Kunindra were wonderful. And at three 4oz tasters for $5, the price can’t be beat. Just wonderful. It was a Tuesday night and a bit crowded and noisy, but not too bad.
GT2 (610) San Diego County , California | November 11, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Date. . . . . . . . . . ..11.6.14
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewpub
Location. . . . . . . .Excellent, Little Italy
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal to Lower
Tap Selection. . . .Extensive, Core+R&D Specialties
Bottle Selection. .Extensive, Core+Specialties
Full Bar. . . . . . . . .No
Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Very Good to Excellent
Food Level. . . . ...Very Good
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Friendly, Responsive
Growlers. . . . . . ...Yes, Cheap
Noise Level. . . . ..Loud, Lively
Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Open, Modern, Clean
Good for Kids. . ..Sure
Parking. . . . . . . ...Limited Street Parking, possible private lot
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Comments: If you want to experience Ballast Point, this is the place. A major upgrade from their Old Grove location, this is an operational larger brewpub with full menu, full staff, and extensive tap list plus just about every BP beer that is bottled or can available to go from the fridge. Essentially a BP mecca. Food menu includes everything from mac n cheese, pizza flatbreads, fish sandwiches, and tacos to Victory at Sea cupcakes. Food was very good, better than expected. Beers on tap were all very fresh. They have their core brands plus 6-7 R&D beers that are tap only and only found here really. They were all quite good. Samplers come in large stemmed flutes poured 3-4oz so that you have a lot of head space. Classy, lots of attention to detail here. It is greatly appreciated.
devman171 (137) Annapolis , Maryland | November 9, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Big open taproom and dining area. 3 samples for 5$, 15 taps or so. Nice stop
BuckeyeBoy (137) Boise, Idaho | September 1, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in this place just by chance. We we’re heading g to little Italy and walked past it. Had to stop for a few on the way back to the car. Great wide open place. Tons of seating and lots of beers on tap. I didn’t eat but the he food looked really good.
Jimmythespoon (151) , | August 6, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stop by here before flying out of San diego. Nice big place with lots of space, bright and airy. The food they do is mostly seafood which is all pretty fresh. The beer selection is only ballast point but there are enough to keep you busy for a while. Service was friendly and helpful. Overall wouldn’t be on my top 10 but a great place to go in you’re in the area.
chinchill (88) South Carolina | June 28, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
30 beers on tap. Enough flat screens to view sports if desired. A view of the bay from some windows. Great service. Outstanding food included grilled fish and smoked tuma tacos. Beer and growlers (limited choices) to go.
Theydon_Bois (673) The ’Sham, England | June 16, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited around 1.30pm on Saturday 19/04/14. Modern build with one longish rectangular shaped room and a good sized outdoor patio area to the left of the bar where brewing equipment was also on view. The place was pretty packed but I managed to grab one of the last seats at the bar. 20+ taps offering a fairly even split between BP’s regular line up and small batch R&D beers. A flight of 3 x 4oz pours came to $5. Not all of the small batch beers were included in the tasting flights but you could purchase individual 4oz pours for between $1.5 and $3. Service was impressive bearing in mind how busy they were. Various merchandisr also on sale. Overall a great tickers venue, small batch one offs, tasters available. Will make this a definate stop on my next trip to SD.
rejtable (127) Ontario | May 25, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice spot in Little Italy. Huge restaurant area and a patio in the parking lot on the side. Maybe 40 taps showing the huge range of output from Ballast Point. Tasters reasonably cheap and generously poured.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | May 10, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Relatively big beer hall in the Little Italy area, just north of downtown. Quite a few obscure Ballast Point beers, quite nice for tickers. Pints, halfs or tasting flights. The food was pretty solid as well. Street parking. Slightly high prices, but nothing too outrageous. Great staff. I’d return!
brokensail (884) Orange County, California | February 24, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool bar with about 20 ballast point taps. All the regulars plus a nice selection of small batch/experimental stuff. Lots of seating and a big bar. Small food ordering area, food smelled good, but I didn’t eat anything. Service is kind of slow, even without a big crowd. Prices are decent, I suppose. Full pours and flights of three are offered. Unfortunately, most of the experimental beers were not all that good.
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