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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legit sours. Surprisingly well made, and I’m not typically a fan of this style - especially ones made right here in the motherland. The ambiance is pretty much that of your standard brewery, but the staff really know the ins and outs of their beers and the pride shows. Great addition to hop highway.
GT (672) San Diego, California | February 10, 2015
Date. . . . . . . . . . ..1.17.15 Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewery Tasting Room Location. . . . . . . .Industrial Park Prices. . . . . . . . . ..$2 Tasters Tap Selection. . . .13 House Beers Bottle Selection. .None Full Bar. . . . . . . . .No Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes Beer Level. . . . . ..Very Good Food Level. . . . ...None, Food Truck Possibility Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Friendly Growlers. . . . . . ...Yes Noise Level. . . . ..Lively Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Modern, Small, Industrial Good for Kids. . ..No Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot Cash Only. . . . . ..No Recommended. ..Yes Comments: This is North County San Diego’s newest brewery that is making good beer, so it’s a big deal. Toolbox is doing about half clean hoppy stuff and half funky/sours. The house yeast blend still has a ways to go with most of the funky beers smelling like sanitizer, but a couple of wilds like Tart X were superb. Hoppy beers were hit and miss. Tasters are a tad expensive at $2 a pop but come in very nice mini globes. Tasting flights are served on custom wooden trays with chalkboard paint on the sides so that you can ID each sample. One issue is that the tasting tray is off balance so be careful when handling it full of beer. Overall, this is a brewery to look out for. They just began bottling and as their fermentation cleans up and they develop a house character, this brewery is certain to make some waves.