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Offline gman23

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2015, 01:19:55 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.

I have been to all of the places you mention although last time I was at Lost Abbey, I didn't really appreciate their beers. I was still stuck on American styles so I pretty much stayed on the Port side of the brewery...
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2015, 01:40:56 PM »
I've never been a huge fan of lost abbey. The beers are good, just not so good to warrant the praise and hype IMO.

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2015, 01:25:04 PM »
This is what we hit in no particular order:
Stone - Liberty Station
Stone - Escondido
Stone - Petco
Modern Times
Societe
White Labs
Intergalactic
Kilowatt
Half Door
Ballast Point
Duck Foot
Coronado
Division 23
32 North
Pizza Port - OB
Culture
Monkey Paw
San Diego Beer Co

Modern Times was the standout although we were not able to make it to a lot of other recommended places. Half Door was the coolest place.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2015, 02:13:37 PM »
That's one heck of a list, how long were you there?
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2015, 03:38:36 PM »
That's one heck of a list, how long were you there?

3-1/2 days. We skipped a bunch that we had already been to and tried to mainly hit completely new breweries or new locations within the last 2 years.

Unfortunately we didn't stay at a lot of the inland locations long because it was near 100F and they all had open warehouse breweries with little airflow. It was hard to sit and enjoy a beer let alone two. Due to this it is really hard to make any hard judgments on a lot of the places however I tried my best to have other examples of their beer in more comfortable environments.
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Re: San Diego
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2018, 02:04:00 AM »
Thought I would revive an old topic since my wife and are heading back to San Diego next month.  Any change in people’s top 5/10? 

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2018, 02:51:09 AM »
Thought I would revive an old topic since my wife and are heading back to San Diego next month.  Any change in people’s top 5/10?

North Park should still be solid. Waypoint Public, Toronado, Tiger Tiger, etc. etc.

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2018, 04:35:27 PM »
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.
Mikkeller is a great little place.
If you're a home Brewer check out white labs, they usually have beers on tap that showcase diffrent yeast.
Both of those places are in Miramar.

Also check out Bottlecraft (North park or Little Italy). It's a bottle shop with all kinds of beers on tap. You might even find some things you've been looking for.

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Re: San Diego
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2018, 11:52:39 AM »
I've only been to one brewery in San Diego (Modern Times Lomaland), but thinking back to the people who showed up to pronight at NHC. 

Down in Miramar, near Mikkeler and White Labs, Mike Hess and Alesmith are right next to each other.  I've always had good stuff from Alesmith, and I remember Mike Hess from NHC and it was pretty good. 

St Archer is in that area too.  They are MillerCoors, so do with that what you will.
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