United States > California > Vista
JohnC (159) Mission Viejo, California | January 13, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
la1965 (3) Los Angeles, California | September 1, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Lagunitasfan (66) San Diego, California | July 19, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
t0rin0 (1443) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jennajlover (11) Portland, Oregon | January 6, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Schlenkerla (348) , Austria | January 1, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
larryLSB (45) La Selva Beach, California | September 22, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mrstone14 (2) , | August 31, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
They might not adhere to your typical SD hop bombed beers, but they have a great selection of Belgian inspired styles, which I thoroughly enjoy. If you want simple beers, this might not be the place for you, but if you are looking for complex flavor profiles, they donít disappoint. The service is fast and friendly and they always have new beers to try. The price is great too, especially for the taster flight. Food trucks all the time in the parking lot. Overall, this is one of my favorite breweries in San Diego, and with the newly expanded tasting room thereís no excuse not to enjoy an afternoon here.
brokensail (900) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Tucked in the back corner of a business park. Nice space with a bar area right by the entrance and tables along the side. The people here are amazingly friendly, but their beers are just okay. They do a ton of different variations on Velvet Glove (imperial stout), which is kinda cool, I guess. Trying to rival Cigar City for most variations of a single beer, it would seem.
mikem409 (211) bloomfield, Michigan | July 16, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
place is hard to find tucked away in industrial complex. but the space is super cool large garage doors open to get the cali breeze. pretzles on tables and super friendly staff
NachlamSie (615) Denver, Colorado | July 9, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Theyíve got a little tasting room set up with a gorgeous view on a hill. Too bad you canít have a beer outside. The employees were helpful. There was a food truck for those who might be hungry. All in all, I wouldíve liked my visit a lot more if the beer was better. What I had were Belgian styles that were subpar to most of their authentic counterparts. Itís not only Iron Fist that is guilty of being unable to handle Belgian styles, it seems most American breweries are.
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