BNS Brewing & Distilling

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (1097) Escondido, California | February 10, 2017
This large brewery and distillery has an outdoor patio which you enter through to obtain the tasting room. While none of their spirits were currently available, they do now have the appropriate licenses and will soon produce. There were several seasonal beers available and the brewer heckled me for not tossing my peanut shells on the floor, so I obliged. The service was pretty good though I was there early and before any crowd. The beer is fine.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
rlgk  (614) Göteborg, Sweden | November 13, 2015
Quite nice place. Brewery is in the same big room as the tasting room. Nice patio with food trucks available. We had a good time sharing a flight.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1384) Dublin, California | November 3, 2015
With the sign out front indicating that they want bikers’ business, but don’t want them wearing their colors, I knew this would be a winner.

Sort of an old west theme to go with their massive warehouse space. Brewing system and all that easily visible from the tasting room area. They do tasters of all their beers and the prices are pretty good. We, of course, ordered all of them.

The beer quality here wasn’t great, but not bad. A lot of the beers were just kind of bland and meh. Seeing as its so far away from anything else I’m really interested in and the beers were average, probably a one and done for me.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Naven  (110) Poway, California | April 6, 2014| Updated April 18, 2014
Large, clean space. Nice outdoor space as well. Inside had an old west feel. A friend said he felt like we were in a Claim Jumper restaurant. Guess I can see that. Beers were pretty average. Saison was downright boring and the IPA seemed more like a pale ale. Seemed to be a lot of regulars here. The bartender sat and talked to a gentleman at the bar for a good 10 minutes before deciding to help me. Meh UPDATE: 4/18/14 Service still stinks.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 30, 2013
Visited October 2013.

Another new brewery in the San Diego area. What’s that, 74 now? 75? What sets these guys apart from the other six dozen in the area is two things: 1) the old west theme and 2) the fact that they distill as well. No idea if they’re actually distilling or aging anything yet but the still is right next to the brewing equipment and a couple of oak barrels. They have several old guns on the walls and the tables have some historical info and artifacts in them. Outside is a nice fish pond with some turtles and the area is surrounded by an old timey wooden fence. It was pointed out that the planter was actually a chicken feeder / trough.

They had nine beers on tap and offer tasters of all of them for cheap too. Most tasters are $1.50 per and they are 4oz (a generous 4oz too). Styles ranged from golden ale and pale ale to saison to marzen and they have an imperial stout as well. The service was very friendly but I wasn’t all that impressed by the beers. They do have three different IPAs but being so close to Alpine I think I’d rather go up the hill to get my IPA fix.

It’s a shame that the beers aren’t better since the place is nice. I’ll stop back in again to see how they’re improving the next time I go to Alpine, but this isn’t a must for me when I’m in SD.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
heresy22  (5) Santee, California | August 9, 2013
Large finished bar inside with abundant counter space and tables. Nice garden outside with shaded tables, misters, and a play area for kids. Cool western decorations throughout. Look for the SEAL Tridents and spent casings laid in the bar and counter areas. Five beers with tasters, full pours, and growlers available.

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