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Offline waltsmalt

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« on: April 03, 2015, 02:22:41 AM »
My wife and I will be in San Diego for a long weekend.  One night in La Jolla and the rest in San Diego.  What are the best beer destinations.  Already planning on Stone.

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 01:07:17 PM »
Lost Abbey is about a mile away from Stone.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 02:16:44 PM »
If you're coming in from the north then you should also hit Alesmith and Green Flash.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 02:24:29 PM »
This is from the 2011 NHC experience, so it is limited.  You have Stone on your radar.
Pizza Port Solana Beach, Carlsbad, or Ocean Beach. The Toronado on 30th for a wide selection of beers.

There are too many places to go to. This time I might go to the White Labs tasting room to see what different yeasts do to the same wort.

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 03:36:28 PM »
This is from the 2011 NHC experience, so it is limited.  You have Stone on your radar.
Pizza Port Solana Beach, Carlsbad, or Ocean Beach. The Toronado on 30th for a wide selection of beers.

There are too many places to go to. This time I might go to the White Labs tasting room to see what different yeasts do to the same wort.

YES.  I love the idea.  White Labs is now first on the must-go list.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 04:56:05 PM »
Will you be traveling around the area quite a bit?

Coronado if you are on the island

Stone Liberty station if you are near the airport

Downtown, I enjoyed San Diego beer company but that was right after they opened. Not sure what it is like now. Monkey Paw was a cool little dive. I don't care for Mission Brewery beers but the place is cool- close to the ball park

Ballast Point, Alesmith, Hess, Green Flash (and others) is a fun run to hit consecutively and are a 20 minute drive from Stone Escondido. Never knew White Labs was right there too...

Some good tap rooms around too like Hamilton's but I never visited- near the zoo
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 05:54:53 PM »
Back in August, we enjoyed Stone, Pizza Port/Lost Abbey, Belching Beaver, and Mother Earth taproom. Everything everyone else mentioned was on the list but we ran out of time. My next venture to San Diego will certainly include Ballast Point and White Labs
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 08:24:57 PM »
The Toronado on 30th for a wide selection of beers.
And if you're there, you're not far at all from Waypoint Public.  I think Tiger Tiger is not too far either (and since I also didn't see it mentioned yet, Tiger Tiger's sibling Blind Lady Ale House is also a good spot).

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2015, 05:43:34 AM »
Societe Brewing is also close to O'Brien's pub
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2015, 12:15:58 PM »
The Toronado on 30th for a wide selection of beers.
And if you're there, you're not far at all from Waypoint Public.  I think Tiger Tiger is not too far either (and since I also didn't see it mentioned yet, Tiger Tiger's sibling Blind Lady Ale House is also a good spot).
Tight Tiger is just east of 30th on El Cahon, the food stands out in my memory.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2015, 01:41:17 PM »
I am headed out to SD 4 weeks from today. Are there any new places within the last 2 years that I should be aware of?
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2015, 02:36:14 PM »
Modern Times, Rip Current, Societe, Stone Liberty Station. Fall brewing in North Park was pretty good too.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2015, 02:53:29 PM »
Thanks! Liberty Station is definitely on the list and the others will likely make it on...
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2015, 06:02:01 PM »
If you find yourself heading north, the stop at Bagby brewing in Oceanside.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2015, 09:25:14 PM »
Been a couple years now since I been to SD. I visited Stone and Ballast Point while there and downtown I went to Monkey Paw and Mission. Definitely hit up Lost Abbey when you're at Stone as it is close by.

Lots of new breweries there that I think I need to plan for another SD beercation soon.