Rip Current Brewing | San Marcos, California
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Rip Current Brewing
Excellent based on 10 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1325 Grand Ave, Ste 100
San Marcos, California United States 92078 [ print map ]
(760) 481 3141

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Hours: Mon – Tue Closed; Wed – Thu 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Fri 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Sat 11:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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Beer Available At Rip Current Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Rip Current Marine Layer German-style Hefeweizen , Rip Current Chocolate Milkstache , Rip Current Impact Zone IPA 91, Rip Current Black Tide , Rip Current In The Curl IIPA 83, Rip Current Western Swell Weizenbock , Rip Current Vanilla Storm 79, Rip Current San Onofre Saison , Rip Current Peruvian Coffee Nut Brown , Rip Current Double Point Break Dubbel , Rip Current Shoulder High Sweet Stout , Rip Current Caught In A Rip Triple IPA 89, Rip Current Rip Ryder , Rip Current Raspberry Imperial Wheat , Rip Current Old Man’s Old Ale , Rip Current Coconut Brown , Rip Current Ankle Biter Sticke Altbier , Rip Current Cutback Kolsch , Rip Current Rescue Buoy 76, Rip Current Day Before
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10 reviews for Rip Current Brewing
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  80%
 Food N/A 
 Value  75%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  87%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC  (155) Mission Viejo, California | January 26, 2013
Nice tasting room, good service, good selection of beers, very convenient stop right off the 78
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
blipp  (114) Newark, New Jersey | July 6, 2014
Really chill warehouse brewery tasting room. About 20 taps of the house beer, most of them quite good and no real misses. Samplers available in 5 oz snifters. Of the handful of breweries I went to in the San Marcos/Vista area, this one was my favorite.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Naven  (89) Poway, California | April 7, 2014
Excuse my laziness, but what you need to know is that this is IPA paradise, and I’m all in.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan  (66) San Diego, California | March 7, 2014
Another stop in my quest to visit every brewery in San Diego County. This is in the "golden triangle" of SM/Vista. It’s a feat to visit more than 3-4 of these places in Vista in one day. Rip Current is poised to move into the upper ranks of the San Diego breweries. Super IPA’s? Check. Great porters and stouts? Check. Massive wall of a beer collection? Check. Skip many of the lower tier San Marcos/Vista breweries, and spend the time here.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (576) San Diego County , California | September 15, 2013
Close to Churchill’s, definitely worth stopping by. Insane amount of beer on tap for a tasting room: 19 taps at least. All available in mini snifter tasters. Open space with more seating needed probably. Decently crowded, fun vibe. TV on with sports showing. Friendly staff. Will be back.

Pro Tip: they have beers on tap not listed on the chalkboard.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 11, 2013
Visited January 19, 2013 on a trip to SD to pick up some AleSmith bottles.

There has been some talk about these guys and their IPAs so it was a necessary stop, mostly from the beer bros that pretend they’re friends with the brewers because they knew them on BA. Anyway, I was excited to try some of the hoppy offerings. I’ll give them this: they’re off to a good start, however some of the recipes need work. It’s probably just them getting used to the equipment and hopefully next time I stop in they’ll be killing it.

The set up is cool. Decoration, the barrels used for tables, everything. The downside is the amount of space. I can see them outgrowing this space soon. Same goes for the parking situation. I’ll have to stop back in soon for a flight.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | June 7, 2013
Nice stop, not too far from Lost Abbey, Stone, Iron Fist, etc. Industrial parking lot brewery run by some fine people. Small and relaxed tastingroom with a nice ambience. A cool collection of vintage cans on the wall. Largish collection of house beers: most of the ones I tried were pretty solid. A worthy stop.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD  (57) San Diego, California | June 4, 2013
Cozy set-up with an L-shaped bar, barrels as tables, and a wall covered with old beer cans. Fairly busy on an early Saturday afternoon but staff was attentive. A lot of beer on tap across a range of styles with full pours or tasters available. Prices seem average. Good location convenient to other beer stops and freeway close. This brewery seems to hold a lot of potential.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (811) Orange County, California | January 22, 2013
Cool tasting room with a glass wall full of vintage beer cans on one side and glass open to the outside the rest of the way. Small bar area with 7 beers on tap, brewing system in the back. A handful of tables and barrel "tables" around the rest of the space. Friendly service and great explanations of the beers by the staff. Beers were pretty solid all around. Best of luck to Paul and Chris with their brewery!
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
o_Merlin_o  (7) California | December 23, 2012
Awesome new brewery. Selection is quite small, but they’ve just opened so that’s to be expected. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Owners gave me a personal tour. REALLY cool and friendly guys. No food (other than bar pretzels and chips). We tried all four beers on tap, and were quite impressed. Well done. These guys are going to do quite well.

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