Toolbox Brewing Company

1495 Poinsettia Ave, Ste 148
Vista, California United States 92081
brewery (Toolbox)  4.35/5.0 14 reviews
Thu-Fri 3:00-9:00 PM, Sat 12:00-9:00 PM, Sun 12:00-7:00 PM

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock  (412) Stockholm, Sweden | March 27, 2018
Visited on a Wednesday afternoon in February 2018. An airy and clean place with a lot of barrels filled with interesting beers. The selection was nice as was the service. Relaxed and with not that many other customers during our visit. Well worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (1147) Escondido, California | March 4, 2018
Pretty chill brewery located in an industrial park in the Vista brew scene. Large and open with ample seating, this place serves great beers. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Some beers are available in cans or bottles, with a few more available in crowlers/growlers. Barrels take up a majority of the space, holding plenty of future goodness.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (1699) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 30, 2018| Updated February 2, 2018
Open and airy with great knowledgeable service. Selection was varied and quite good. No flights but small pours in nice glassware. Highly recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (3494) Charlotte , North Carolina | January 26, 2018
We weren't sure if we would have enough time to stop here during RBWG 2018 but I'm glad we did. It's just a serving bar and a few bar tables on the front end of a production brewery. Barrels dominate the space. A dozen or so beers available, with 5 ounce pours in any amount. Mainly sours and IPAs. The IPAs were fine, but some of the sours were pretty damn tasty. Fruited Berliners were solid too. No food. Well worth the stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Schlenkerla  (802) Vienna, Austria | July 14, 2017
Came here on 14.7.2017. Located very close to Latitude 33. This much smaller brewery seems to be specialized in oak barrel aged sour beers. They had 8 of them on tap and 8 different styles (Berliner Weisse, IPA, Stout). Tasted the House Blend Plum - very good! The wooden barrels are dominating the look of the tap room. Liked this brewery as they try to differentiate.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (1772) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 16, 2017
Small, compact, cozy and modern tasting room just a minute or two from Latitude 33. A dozen or so beers on tap, of very high quality. No flights, but they will do 6 oz. pours for $3, a little pricey, but their beer is worth it. Very much recommended -- one of the best spots in Greater San Diego.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
hopdog  (385) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | March 29, 2016
My top of the list to visit and glad I did. No tasters / flights, but half pours. Nice selection with a few bottles on sale. My only knock is their limited hours during the week. Definitely worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (241) Livermore, California | March 14, 2016
Visited on a Thursday night. A typical industrial park tasting room, really. Kind of hard to find, as there’s no signs out front by the driveway and you have to go inside the park a bit to get to the place. Just trust Waze... The tasting room itself is pretty comfortable and well designed. Seats at the bar and some tables. No food served. You can see most of the brewery from the seating area, and I was surprised at how small it was. I’ve seen their bottles around even in the Bay Area, so I was expecting something larger. I would say it’s a 10 bbl system, and that’s being generous. The service was good and the beers were excellent. It seems like these guys started out making good beers and have been getting better and better as time goes by. All twelve beers on the list were either sour or funky, and thankfully they were all clean and very tasty. Lots of fruited Berliner’s, Gose’s and some funky foeder aged Saisons. Right up my alley. In fact, this was probably one of my favorite 3 or 4 breweries out of the 30 or so I visited on this trip. The Chene Sauvage was probably in the top 2 or 3 beers I had at the Festival of Funk later in the week. Honestly, as a place it isn’t really all that impressive. It’s maybe a slightly above average small brewery tasting room, but if you like sour/funky beers, this is a must stop when in SoCal. They also sell bottles to go when they’re available.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Marheb  (383) Montréal, Quebec | July 9, 2015
Une nouvelle brasserie qui met ses billes dans les fermentation spontanées/sauvages avec une flotte de barriques grandissante. L’endroit a doublé de superficie depuis que j’y vais déjà. La qualité de leurs ipa est en train de se transférer sur le reste, l’avenir est prometteur. À noté que leur version en bouteilles sont assez différente et souvent mieux calibrés.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (424) Los Angeles, California | June 27, 2015
Near the old Green Flash/Lattitude 33 brewery. Nice tasting room, a bit on the cramped side at times. Quite a few beers on tap, focusing on mostly sours with a few dark roasty beers. Small system. Beers were mostly very good (one of the barrel aged beers had a few flaws), the basic plain Tart X was good and clean. Being so young, they are doing a good job. I look forward to seeing what they do with their sour program.

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