Iron Fist Brewing Company | Vista, California
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Iron Fist Brewing Company
Good based on 23 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1305 Hot Spring Way, Ste 1010
Vista, California United States 92081 [ print map ]
760 216 6500 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Fri 3:00 - 8:00 PM; Sat 12:00 - 6:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Mayor: Blairgus (1) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 7

Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Iron Fist Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Iron Fist Counter Strike 82, Iron Fist Imperial Velvet Glove , Iron Fist Uprising Tripel IPA 87, Iron Fist Spice of Life 83, Iron Fist Nelson the Impaler 84, Iron Fist Renegade Blonde 49, Iron Fist Velvet Glove 97, Iron Fist Ken Schmidt Brews Chocolate Mint Stout 98, Iron Fist Roots of Wrath
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23 reviews for Iron Fist Brewing Company
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  79%
 Selection  71%
 Food N/A 
 Value  69%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  83%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC  (163) Vista, California | January 13, 2011
Itís a nice little brewery and tasting room. Brandon and his family were very friendly and enjoyable to chat with. This is definitely a stop if youíre beer geeking in north county S.D.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | August 29, 2015
mmaculate, large brewery with tasting room inside with ample seating. Dog-friendly inside is a big plus for us. 10 house beers on tap only, sample flights available for $7 for x4 4-5oz tasters in nice glassware in wooden palates for organization. House beers were of "okay" quality with 1 of 8 we sampled being very good and 1 of 8 being quite bad. The rest fell in the average range. I would say about half of the beers on tap were non-bottled special editions. The others were core brands that you can easily find in any reputable bottle shop. Food truck available on Saturday starting at noon. Nice. Resident hot-shot brewer Ken Schmidt graced us with his presence today, which was very cool.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (837) San Diego, California | August 1, 2015
A nice brewer tucked neatly in Vista offering a large, open tasting room. There was a local food vendor onsite during our visit and plenty of fresh ales flowing. Their barrels offer a nice backdrop to the seating area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77  (314) Reno, Nevada | April 16, 2015
cool place on the inside...not crazy about the beers or the price point of said beers. friendly service, but in that neck of the woods the beer just ainít cuttin it.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Broncowaldon  (11) Oceanside, California | February 14, 2015
Great place awesome service fair selection, sure it is great and slim as breweries are. No fault to them. Great food trucks great ambiance. Only thing sucks is parking. But did not rate in that
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
la1965  (3) Los Angeles, California | September 1, 2013
Typical Joint, I enjoyed visiting all the Vista places. They are all worth the trip. Iíd love to do a bus to them all. Staff was very nice. Great to see tanks close by. Had great food...sushi bus thingie.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan  (66) San Diego, California | July 19, 2013
A staple in the hotbed of brewing that San Marcos has become. Bright, big brewery location with lots of tables. Excellent beer, fun place. Iíd be there A LOT if I lived closer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1510) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
Visited 1/15/2011 with gobzilla.

Very large place hidden away in an industrial park. These guys must have started with a good sized budget judging by the size of the equipment. There are some tables and a long bar in front of the keg fridge. In the back is where the brewing and bottling equipment is.

This is a family operation for the most part. Two brothers and both parents were there. I had a good time sampling the beers and talking to the Polish mother in German. Everyone is really nice and accomodating. The brewer told us about his plans for some of the barrels and upcoming releases.

They had 6 beers on at that time and it sounds like they rotate beers regularly. I will be coming back at some point to see whatís new.

They also sell bottles to go, but you can find them in some local shops as well.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 15/20
jennajlover  (11) Portland, Oregon | January 6, 2013
Dont get me wrong on service...not their fault...just small bar for amount of people. Beers are great...spendy...but great. velvet Glove AWESOME.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Schlenkerla  (398) , Austria | January 1, 2013
Was here in 2011 on a Friday. Was very crowded. We met a lot of nice people. The beer is above average. To be fair in this area you are so spoiled with great beers, in any other area of the world I would rate this brewery much higher.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB  (66) La Selva Beach, California | September 22, 2012
Sought this place out on a recent business trip to SD, recommended by SamGamgee. After a couple of drives around the complex, I found it; but hey, that is half of the fun of seeking out these places. Nice industrial style tasting room, dog friendly with everything they have available for tasting. The Sushi food truck pulled up right after I arrived!, bit I was full from lunch at Stone. Knowledgeable staff, that from my understanding is mostly a family operation. Beer was good, at least the ones I tasted and friendly locals seemed to be hanging out.

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