WOW-this could be the most favorate place i have ever been to. There is nothing bad about this place-AMAZING beers, very inexpensive, cool somewhat remote location, great food (buffalo chicken sandwich was amazing!) and hot as hell bartenders who were very friendly as well. Cant go wrong with this place. I must go here everytime im in San Diego. You can go and get bombers of their beer either at the brewpub or at the brewery just next door. VERY inexpensive. love it!
I made the 30 minute trip to Alpine before flying out of San Diego, and I’m sure glad I did! This ended up being my favorite place that I had visited in SoCal which includes Stone, Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Toronado, and several of the Pizza Port locations. First, I loved the small town feel to the place. It was very laid back with country charm yet in no way "hickish". It was kind of like a diner with some booths, tables and about 10 spaces at the bar. Small inside yet comfortable even when it got crowded around lunch time. I chatted with several friendly people at the bar. The servers were very lovely and attentive. I didn’t get her name, but she said she was the brewers girlfriend. She was very nice and knowledgable about the beer. I like the fact that this is a family business doing things their way. The food was really good too. I got the pulled pork sandwich and it was super tasty and cooked very well. As for the beer, well just check out the ratings. No one does West Coast IPA’s better than Alpine right now. They do have a small store in the same building where you can get growler fills, t-shirts etc. Overall, I felt at very comfortable and at home here. I really wish this was closer to home for me. Can’t wait to get back!
Great place! Not fancy, but has a quaint small town feel. BBQ was great, and the beer is amazing. Great and helpful staff and not too crowded on a Wed night. Not a destination spot, but a must visit if you are in the area. Don’t expect a fancy place like Stone in Escondido, but ago for the service, beer and food.
Small hick town, very nice people, and the beer is good. Personally I liked the atmosphere... "homey". Not to mention that the bbq is excellent. Overall it’s not much of a destination, but if you are in the area I would recommended it.
There seems to be a mixed camp with the Alpine Brewpub.
One one hand you have people who love the beer and either loved the food, or are at least excited to try something else on the menu. Then you have bitter people named Collen who complain about the ambiance of a brewpub located in the sticks, and shit on it without eating their food. And lets be honest, dinging this place because they have a few attractive women working here (who are all actually very nice and know their shit when it comes to beer) probably says a lot more about the person reviewing it, rather than the establishment itself.
For me, it doesn’t get much better. The beer is world class, no question about it. I was very impressed with the BBQ. The cook came out and talked to us for a bit (it was a slower time of the day) and told us his story of how he ended up at Alpine, and his theories on BBQ. Some of the best pulled pork and brisket I have had, tons of flavor in the meat, and barely any sauce at all. And all of the sides were great (i noticed last time i was their they started putting mustard in the potato salad, C’mon Son! get that mustard outta there).
The service is always great, the patrons around you are always friendly and chiming in, and it’s always clean (which I care a lot more about than how it was decorated).
Oh, and their chipotle ranch sauce, hot damn it’s good. I could choke down a bag full of mashed up assholes if it was covered in that stuff.
Went to both the brewery and the BBQ restaurant. Brewery: Tasting room is basically in the brewery. Not the best service at the brewery, just gave you the beer you asked for with very short responses to your questions. Pretty good selection of beers to try and the prices seemed pretty good. BBQ restaurant: The service was very good at the restaurant as well as a way better selection of beer including the Great 09. Food... get the dry rubbed chicken wings, end of story, order 2-3 orders if you are hungry. Really though, the rest of the food was good but those damn wings were incredible. Prices were good all around as well. Overall the BBQ place would bring be back to Alpine, not so much the brewery.
Was at the BrewPub and have to say the place is absolutely amazing!! Couldn’t have had better food(pulled pork and brisket sandwiches) and better beer(token, great and nelson). The price fair, the service absolutely amazing... great beer and food talk with the cooks and bob behind the bar! Thanks guys... will definitely be back soon!!!!
The new brew pub is great. Aside from all your favorite ABC beers, you can get beers that they have not had available from the brewery in some time...Great 09 barleywine, Chez Monmiee, Ned, etc.
Most of the bartenders are good looking ladies that know their way around the brewery and are quite knowledgable about the beers.
Food is very good too...BBQ, BBQ and more BBQ.