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Offline Wilbur

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San Diego-Pacific Beach
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:00:57 AM »
Hey I was wondering if anyone had any tips on places to go in San Diego. Last year I hit up white labs, Coronado, and Societe. I'm thinking about stopping by modern times, Ballast, and Pizza Port, any other ideas?

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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 03:45:55 PM »
North Park Beer Co. at 3038 University Ave. has some great beers. Just a couple of blocks away is Mike Hess Brewing at 3812 Grim Avenue. There are a lot of neat places around 30th St. and University Ave. Good pubs and eateries.

 Mission Brewing at 14th & L Sts. Just off of Imperial is good. Stone Brewing at Liberty Station is great too. Lots of good beer to be drunk in the San Diego Area.
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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 04:37:32 PM »
Lost Abbey.  A little bit of a drive north in San Marcos.  (I have not been to The Confessional which looks like it might be a little closer.)
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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 01:46:55 PM »
I like Green Flash.

if you've never been to the Escondido (home base) of Stone, while it is a drive, it is a sight to behold.
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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 05:44:27 PM »
Pizza Port Ocean Beach.

Alesmith knocked my socks off.

Tiger Tiger, though not a brewery, has some great taps and really tasty food.

Toronado for an old school multitap.

Than you are near Fall brewing which was pretty good.
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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 08:56:11 AM »
Too many good spots.  A couple more local favorites:

Monkey Paw downtown is great, they have guest beers and food.  OB Noodle House is not a brewery but has one of the best tap lists around and great food (get the wings).

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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 09:32:33 AM »
I work in San Diego (just two blocks away from Green Flash) so I'm always trying to visit as many breweries as I can, when I can.

Just 3,000 ft. away from Port/Lost Abbey is Mason Aleworks in San Marcos which just opened up a few months ago and I liked everything they had on tap (which is rare). I feel that the brewers probably worked really hard to dial in the recipes just so.

While reviews on the customer service is mixed, I think it's because they are still teething and will eventually sort things out. There's also a full-blown restaurant and 8-lane bowling alley inside. Lots of free parking in the new parking garage.

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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 11:59:44 AM »
One more thing, this is the site/magazine that we locals use to keep up on the SD Beer Scene...

http://www.westcoastersd.com/

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Re: San Diego-Pacific Beach
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 07:25:56 AM »
Alesmith is definitely one to check out. The new taproom is really nice.

Green Flash's brewery has a nice taproom as well with a good range of beers beyond their normal distribution.

One of the Pizza Ports would be a good choice, unless you're heading north in which case you should hit the Port/Lost Abbey location and Stone in Escondido.

I guess I'm saying things everybody else has already said...

There are so many breweries in SD that you could pick a part of town and just roam the breweries in that area rather than stare at a lot of traffic.
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