Fall Brewing Company

4542 30th St
San Diego, California United States 92116
brewery (Fall)  4.35/5.0 13 reviews
Mon - Thu 5:00 - 10:00 PM; Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Sun 12:00 - 10:00 PM

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
deyholla  (708) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 2, 2017
A decent sized brewery taproom that is integrated with the brewery its self. A bit of a punk feel to the place. Service was quite slow as the place was busy and at one point they said they weren’t doing samplers because of a bartender was "missing". Selection was good with 15ish taps and flights seem to usually be available. A food truck was on site and the prices were inline with the area. A good brewery and I figure on another day the service would be better.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock  (364) Stockholm, Sweden | February 15, 2017
Visited on a Thursday evening in February 2017. This place seems to be quite popular, the selection was decent as was the service. I liked the interior of this place with the brewery close to the bar.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
CLevar  (23) Minnesota | March 6, 2016
Visited on a Saturday evening. Nice little spot with an obviously well put together and thought out brewery visible from the drinking area. Nice selection of beers, including a nitro stout that was a great change in pace after getting destroyed by too many ipas,iipas, iiipas and sours. I tried 4 beers, ranging from decent to just under great. Cask/hand pump pours available as well. I liked the vibe quite a bit- lots of cool show prints on the walls, mixed industrial and wood feel (I especially liked the poured concrete walls with wood grain patterns stamped in it). Overall? A nice recommendation, happy to have gone.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Schlenkerla  (683) Vienna, Austria | February 18, 2016
We came here on 17.2.2016. Great brewery, the bar on the left side and the brewhouse with the fermenting kettles on the right. I like drinking excellent beers with a good view on the brewing equipment. The beers were outstanding! We had a stout and the 1977 IPA (a beer referring to the Punk movement of 1977). The music was also great, played a lot of SKA like Desmond Dekker. Behind the bar they have a big SPECIALS poster. Really like the Punk/Ska flair of this brew pub. The service was also extremely nice, taking enough time for recommendations. Overall one of the best brew pubs I have ever been to.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (907) Yorktown, Virginia | February 15, 2016
With limited time in SD, I chose Fall out of all the breweries in the area to visit and was NOT disappointed. Parking can be a little dicey in this crowded area, but I managed to score a spot right out front. The bartender saw my dog in the car and happily encouraged me to bring her in! I could only have two beers, but they were both very, very good. The crowd was friendly, the service was tops, and the vibe was great. Several people had food brought in from nearby. Probably one of my favorite SD beer destinations now, which says a lot. Brewery #726.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (504) DC, Washington DC | November 27, 2015
A traditional warehouse style brewpub. Big open windows at the front lead you inside. the left is the bar, the right is the brewery. Very open space so you can see the whole brewing setup. Plenty of their brews on tap and hand pump. Barkeepers were friendly. I had a smaller and a pint or two. Not a bad one in the selection I picked. Their Plenty for All is a great refreshing, crisp brew. A very good music selection was playing the whole time, which was nice. Really dug this place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
rlgk  (614) Göteborg, Sweden | November 8, 2015
Cool place that actually had their 1 year-anniversary during our second visit. No celebration beer, though. Nice classic style taproom with the brewery just meters from the bar. Flights available. Beers were average to good and service ok.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2  (1069) Escondido, California | June 15, 2015
This open air brewery is tucked neatly in North Park among many breweries, eateries, and houses. There is an abundance of movie and music posters on the walls. The place was packed on a lazy Saturday afternoon and great beer was flowing, served by attentive staff.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | May 26, 2015
Visited May 23, 2015.

This is one of the newer breweries to pop up on 30th St. What does that make now, 10? It’s the northern most stop I believe and it’s only a block or two from Poor House in case you want to hit a couple in the same trip. Actually another block further down 30th are the new tap rooms for Belching Beaver as well as Rip Current. They have a decent sized brewing set up at maybe 15 or 20 bbl. The warehouse has a lot of stuff hanging from the ceilings which really adds a bit atmosphere, as opposed to the many barren warehouses with a couple tables and no bar stools. I mean, this wasn’t a fancy restaurant or anything but the goofy crap hanging from the ceiling was a nice touch.

I had high hopes for Fall since I’ve heard some very good things about it but to be honest it wasn’t THAT much better than the ones people seem to dismiss so quickly. Certainly it’s better than Poor House just down the way but I think I’d rather walk an extra block or two to Belching Beaver and get a glass of peanut butter stout or one of their IPAs. Then again, the people at Fall are pretty new to this (I assume that all new breweries are operated by homebrewers) so I’ll have to stop in again in a year to see if they’ve improved. The Berliner was nice since it was just a base Berliner with no frills. No fruit, no spices, no barrel aging, no syrup, and most importantly no effed up rotten garbage, bile, or bandaid flavors indicative of a sour mash gone wrong. The IPAs were just OK, nice dryness but not hoppy enough. The surprise hit was the red ale which is a hoppy red. Much better hop flavor than the IPAs. I thought it was interesting that they had both a schwarzbier and a smoked schwarzbier (collaboration). They also had a pilsner. Three lagers, not including the two steam beers. So almost 50% lagers on tap. Like I said, I was underwhelmed but I’ll be giving them another try in the future.

Tasters are $2 per and there are no set flights but the bartender suggested we do them row by row, which is 4 at a time. Not a bad idea if you can get service quickly (which we did, no complaints there) but the place was filling up during our visit and I’d hate to have to go back to the bar 3 times to do a flight.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs  (241) Livermore, California | May 24, 2015
Visited on a Wednesday afternoon. Great location right on the 30th St. stretch in North Park. The tasting room is medium sized, bright and airy with a good sized bar (lots of seats) and several tables. Very comfortable atmosphere. Laid back with a strong punk vibe, but not in a way that alienates others. They had about 12 of their beers on when I was there and they were all at least decent with a few standouts that I’d love to try again. Good range of styles. Service and prices were average. No food, but they seem to have food trucks parked outside all the time, which is great. Overall, this place probably cracks my top six or seven of the 30+ brewery tasting rooms I visited this week. Fun, laid back atmosphere with good beers. Nice job guys.

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