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Old 07-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #11
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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.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #13
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ohhh check out http://www.westcoastersd.com/ They are the local paper, they have brewery maps etc.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #14
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Thanks for the link!!

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

 
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #15
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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.

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:55 PM   #16
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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

 
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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...

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Old 01-19-2014, 06:25 AM   #18
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Before any of the aforementioned were even around, there was O'Brien's brewpub. Surprised no one mentioned it.

 
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:52 AM   #19
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Before any of the aforementioned were even around, there was O'Brien's brewpub. Surprised no one mentioned it.
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