Anybody have a favorite brewery

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Submitted by moneymaker on September 21, 2016 - 8:38pm

OT: Just got a 64oz growler and want to try it out. Not really into the high IBU beers looking for a place with selection that will be willing to fill my generic stainless steel growler after I try a flight of beers. Most of them don't seem to post their policy online when it comes to growler filling.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 21, 2016 - 9:52pm.

no but if you are in downtown riverside, drink beer at THE SALTED PIG.

Submitted by afx114 on September 21, 2016 - 10:07pm.

Check out Chuck Alek Biergarten in North Park for something a little different from the West Coast/SD hop bombs. They do unique old-world low-ABV styles of beer. A rare niche in SD's crowded IBU tsunami.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 22, 2016 - 1:26am.

Have you been to North Park Beer Co.? Kelsey is awesome master brewer and super nice guy.

Submitted by dumbrenter on September 22, 2016 - 3:38pm.

2kids Miramar

Submitted by mixxalot on September 22, 2016 - 5:52pm.

Ballast Point

Submitted by svelte on September 23, 2016 - 2:27am.

Duff Brewery.

If you go this month, you can get a Duff Adequate served by Duffman for half price - it's the back-to-school special! If you go in the evening, you may even run into the Seven Duffs: Sleazy, Queasy, Surly, Edgy, Tipsy, Dizzy, and Remorseful.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on September 26, 2016 - 11:19am.

All of them.

I like Belching Beaver a lot, and I've become a fan of Mike Hess. Ballast Point and Stone are both solid choices. Alesmith is good. Green Flash is a great one to go the growler route with, they are crazy expensive in store but quite affordable in bulk.

I'm not the biggest fan of Modern Times. Societe is just okay in my book too, the beers aren't bad, but there's nothing special about them and the actual facility screams "lumberjack hipster" to me.

I agree the growler fill policy is frustrating to find info on, as the majority really want you to buy their growlers.

Submitted by livinincali on September 26, 2016 - 1:34pm.

poorgradstudent wrote:

I agree the growler fill policy is frustrating to find info on, as the majority really want you to buy their growlers.

Actually the growler policy was by law until recently. You couldn't fill a growler that didn't bear you company's logo. Now you can fill growlers that are blank or have the logo covered up if it isn't your logo.

As for good breweries, it sort of depends on the style of beer you're looking for. I like Coronado for being good at a variety of styles. Ballast and Pizza Port are pretty good in terms of being well rounded as well. I'm not a fan of Stone's core brews but their specialty and smaller batch stuff has been quite good.

Submitted by millennial on September 29, 2016 - 1:29pm.

I'm a big fan of Societe. They have great Belgians, and a good stout. Also, they let you fill up using one of those blank stainless steel growlers.

Submitted by LAAFTERHOURS on September 29, 2016 - 8:36pm.

These rule:

Regarding breweries, I live in SEH so I am surrounded by solid choices. Lost Abbey/Port, Toolbox, Iron Fist, Bagby, Rip Current, Belching, Mother Earth. I really hate being so far from Miramar because I love Alesmith and would like to get kegs of their stuff and hess.

Stone I only buy at costco.

Submitted by Reality on September 30, 2016 - 11:23pm.


Stone I only buy at costco.

Stone IPA was in cans recently at the La Mesa Costco. Woo hoo!

Submitted by moneymaker on October 4, 2016 - 1:06pm.

Checked out CoinHaus during La Mesa Octoberfest and it was interesting. Only spent about $8 and sampled a bunch of beers, only liked a few, they were out of the root beer flavored beer and the wine was too expensive for me to try, $1.79/oz.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 4, 2016 - 9:43pm.
Submitted by njtosd on October 4, 2016 - 10:05pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
vehetables feel no pain

You are very heterotroph-centric:

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