Helms Brewing Co. | San Diego, California
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Helms Brewing Co.
Exceptional based on 4 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

5640 Kearny Mesa Rd, Ste C/N
San Diego, California United States 92123 [ print map ]
858 384 2772

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Hours: Thu 3:00 - 8:00 PM; Fri 3:00 - 9:00 PM; Sat 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 7:00 PM

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Helms Brewing Co.

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4 reviews for Helms Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  72%
 Selection  72%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan  (66) San Diego, California | August 2, 2013
This place has become a regular stop on my beer cruise. IPAs are really good, and I really like the Goosefoot Ginger. Owner is around all the time, and is a really good guy. Locals are very nice, and not necessarily beer types. Just people glad to have a brewery in their industrial park.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | December 13, 2012| Updated December 22, 2012
Small industrial park brewery near Miramar (many good beer stops around the base). Easy parking, small 7bbl system (by the looks of things). Mostly employees there on a Sunday afternoon. A food truck out back. They are a new brewery, and it kind of shows in their beers. All of them need at least a little work (none are horrendous though). Samplers are available and the prices are not bad at all.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (866) Orange County, California | December 12, 2012
Just a quick drive from Alesmith. Nestled in a rather large business park, accessible from Kearny Mesa or Magnatron (which my GPS told me to turn on). Decent sized bar area with friendly servers who were nice enough to explain a little bit about the beers. They weren’t bad, nothing really mind-blowing, but certainly all something you could drink. Price for the sampler was pretty good as well (I believe about $7 for 6 beers).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1378) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 10, 2012
Visited 12/8/2012 after an eye opener at AleSmith after Advocating hard at Strong Ale Fest the night before.

This place is just on the other side of the air base from AleSmith so its semi convenient to stop in if you’re getting some barrel aged Speedway. Unfortunately its in the middle of an oddly shaped complex. The GPS puts it on Kearny Mesa Road but you have to hike into the complex a few rows of buildings. Its a typical California commercial/industrial warehouse brewery. No food on premise and I saw no food trucks but it was about lunch time on a Saturday so who knows what they do in the evening.

There were two bartenders, one had just started and was being trained. I saw a total of ten tap handles with one of them pouring water and three of the others not in use at the moment. The chalk board has ten slots so I’d imagine that they’ll all be full at some point.

Beers were decent enough. The Chocolate Night (imperial stout with cocoa powder) was nice. The rest werent bad. Nothing amazing just yet but who knows what they’ll do. I’ll stop in again at some point while visiting AleSmith.

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