Iron Fist Brewing Company | Vista, California
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Iron Fist Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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


Mayor: cwooldridge (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 7


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Beer Available At Iron Fist Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Iron Fist Velvet Glove 97, Iron Fist Nelson the Impaler 89, Iron Fist Dark Days , Iron Fist Golden Age 72
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19 reviews for Iron Fist Brewing Company
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  78%
 Selection  74%
 Food N/A 
 Value  69%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  84%
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78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB  (41) 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.
80
  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.
88
  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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1305) 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.
68
  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.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Schlenkerla  (332) , 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mrstone14  (2) , | August 31, 2012
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (811) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409  (181) bloomfield, Michigan | July 16, 2012
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
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie  (575) Denver, Colorado | July 9, 2012
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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