Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > South West USA > California HomeBrew Forum > San Diego trip, any do not miss beer bars or breweries to visit?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #11
TrickyDick
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TrickyDick's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: near Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,866
Liked 129 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pappers_
My favorite in the city is Mission Brewery http://missionbrewery.com/ My other favorites are Stone and Pizza Port, but they would be very expensive cab rides from downtown.
Thanks! I'll have to do some homework before I go. I won't be able to visit them all for sure.

Main reason I'm going is for the conference. I get about 90 min lunch break most days to check out some places from diners drive ins and dives in the downtown area. Doesn't seem like I'll be able to make it to any of the breweries and back on a lunch break. I do have Saturday evening of my arrival and prior to my departure open. Plus I'm going to play "hookie" on Thursday afternoon but that's Halloween. So those three days ill have the afternoon and evening open.

Cab fare isn't going to be an issue and trip is work related so I can use expense account for the cabs.

I can probably sneak a Coronado brewery tour and tasting in on a lunch break if I wanted though.

Thanks!!

TD
__________________
TrickyDick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
lewybrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 118
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Well, if money isn't an issue you are going to have a great time. Taxi would be over 100.00 each way to Stone. Coronado Brewing doesn't have tours but it is a brewpub and they brew behind the bar, so you see everything. It should be your daily lunch stop since you are in Coronado. Since you are close to downtown (across the bridge) I would also check Mission, they are on the other side of the bridge. Its a really cool place, nice and open. Once in downtown, hit up the BestDamnBeerShop, inside Krisp Market. They are a great bottle shop paired with a homebrew store. You have to ask for the Russian Rivers and the Alpines, they should have them. You will be able to fill your bag before you leave. Also Stone Liberty Station is a 5 mins cab ride to the airport, I might just go there, they do have a 10 barrel test system there. It is huge, outside games, water fountains etc.

Societe is a smaller production brewery. No bottles yet. But there beer is really good. It is in Clairmont. About a 20 min drive from downtown.

__________________
My Homebrewing Adventures

Twitter @lewybrewing

Proud BNArmy and QUAFF member
lewybrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #13
lewybrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 118
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

ohhh check out http://www.westcoastersd.com/ They are the local paper, they have brewery maps etc.

__________________
My Homebrewing Adventures

Twitter @lewybrewing

Proud BNArmy and QUAFF member
lewybrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #14
TrickyDick
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TrickyDick's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: near Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,866
Liked 129 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

Thanks for the link!!

How's the weather this time of year? looks like I'm gonna miss the SD beer week....

__________________
TrickyDick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #15
NathPowe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 441
Liked 96 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

I would also add Modern Times Beer Co. to your list. They're new as of this summer and making some great beers. Their place is in Point Loma.

__________________
NathPowe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2013, 02:55 PM   #16
TrickyDick
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TrickyDick's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: near Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,866
Liked 129 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

So planned for this afternoon to hit up Stone in Escondido, white labs tasting room, Phil's BBQ, societe (any others near societe?) then head back to downtown and drop by buono forchette which is apparently very closeby to hamiltons tavern. Frankly many of the brewery's are too far to continue taking extended cab rides, and after these, I'll hit mission since its closeby. Visited pizza port yesterday, along with hodad's, the raglan, and the Newport pizza place (but no Pliny on tap, however I did nab a bottle of consecration!) TD

Ended up scrapping the downtown plans yesterday and stayed local

__________________
TrickyDick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #17
TrickyDick
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TrickyDick's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: near Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,866
Liked 129 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

I ended up hitting societe, stone, acoustic, white labs tasting room, toronado, 57° near acoustic, and I scored a ticket to the kickoff of the guild member tasting on the pier tonight, which should be great. I hear there is a peanut butter cup stout that everyone loves, and that its one of the highlights of the year for beer events.

As far as brews, I tasted many, not counting the brews at tasting rooms visited above, including a few by modern times, lost abbey (yum yum), Russian River, ninkasi, mission, rip current, Karl Strauss, Coronado, hammersmtih(?), ale smith, and one or two others that I've forgotten.

San Diego has an incredible beer scene that I suspect is nearly unrivaled, though I've never been to Seattle or Portland. Denver and suburbs as well as Austin I think are also good beer cities. I'm told by friends that in my hometown, Grand Rapids, there is a lot of fun stuff happening as well.

Back in good old Florida, it's just nowhere close...

TD

__________________
TrickyDick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-19-2014, 05:25 AM   #18
roncruiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 16
Likes Given: 5

Default

Before any of the aforementioned were even around, there was O'Brien's brewpub. Surprised no one mentioned it.

__________________
roncruiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-19-2014, 05:52 AM   #19
boxofjibboo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 329
Liked 28 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roncruiser
Before any of the aforementioned were even around, there was O'Brien's brewpub. Surprised no one mentioned it.
2nd post.
__________________
boxofjibboo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LA/San Diego Trip - What Brewpubs & Breweries Do I Have To Hit? CaptYesterday General Beer Discussion 68 01-11-2013 12:26 PM
Seattle Trip in June.....Must Visit Breweries twinturboa51 Washington HomeBrew Forum 27 06-18-2012 04:40 PM
Breweries/bars with good beer around New Bern NC areas? Jtd6628 General Beer Discussion 0 09-02-2011 11:02 PM
Good Beer Bars and/or Micro Breweries in Milwaukee Wisconsin? dtduffy General Beer Discussion 28 03-24-2011 08:11 PM
Breweries / Brewpubs / Beer Bars in the Minneapolis area CaptYesterday General Beer Discussion 9 03-12-2011 06:38 PM