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Alpine Beer Company Pub
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2363 Alpine Blvd
phone: (619) 445-2337
(Place added by: womencantsail on 01-12-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Located at the other end of the small strip center that houses the brewery, the Alpine pub is a small, unassuming place. There is a 10 stool counter in the front with a few tables around the walls. Feels like an old school small town diner. There is also a small area of outdoor seating. Again, nothing fancy with some PVC chairs and a couple of tables.
If you love Alpine beers, it does not get any better. A full complement of Alpine beers, including a limited production sour. I could have stayed all day if I had a driver to get me back to town.
Service was nice enough, though pretty slow.
12-09-2011 20:03:17 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in on a weekday around noon while visiting my folks in Southern California back in July. Naturally, Alpine was high on my list.
After dealing with the construction outside and finally finding a parking lot, we wandered into the pub. Definitely a small-town diner feel to it, and the smell of barbecue was very strong and wonderful...except we had just eaten, sadly.
The place was pretty packed, being lunchtime and all... a healthy combination of locals who were on a first-name basis with the bartenders/servers, as well as some obvious first-timers such as ourselves. Lots of random brewerania on the wall...nothing fancy, but definitely a friendly, comfortable place.
Service was excellent despite how packed the place was, and everyone was very friendly as well as helpful.
Selection...well, basically anything Alpine had out at the time was on tap, as well as a couple of guest brews. Frankly, I ignored the guest brews... I was surrounded by Nelson and Exponential Hoppiness, so what more could I ask for? Aside from a flight, that is. It was reasonably priced and you could select a half dozen of any of the beers on tap. At the time Expo was an extra $3, a little much for just the sample, but no biggie.
Overall, Alpine's beer speaks for itself. The fact that there's a pretty cool bar they run too only helps.
Note that the brewery (which is also the only place you can buy their beer/gear) is in the same little quasi-strip-mall area right on the other side of an old book store.
10-07-2011 19:07:19 |
More by Phocion
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Ahh, the hop lovers heaven. A small building that appears to be a book store on a quick drive by (large "books" signs on the front of the building).
Seven house brewed hop bombs on tap and maybe seven others and one guest beer (Blind Pig). A few friendly-enough young folks working the pub, and great BBQ. Brisket sandwich with some of the best O-rings ever for $9.00. Sampler platters of the beers are available in four or six glass quantities, served in muffin tins.
I could see spending a lot of time here enjoying pint after pint. My only gripe is that for reasons unknown growlers, bottles, and even t-shirts are not available at the pub, so if you are looking for any beer to go or swag plan your visit around the brewery's hours.
10-03-2011 16:09:05 |
More by brewandbbq
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped off here the day of the Barrel Aged Token to pick up a couple treats for my buddies. The place itself is small but it kind of adds to the atmosphere because it makes it hard not to talk to people. The staff is wonderful and easy to talk to and extremely nice people. The only complaint I have is that they had just ran out of Nelson which is one of the beers that I went their to also pick up but what can you do they are a tiny brewery with tons of demand so sometimes thats just the luck you have. The beers here are insanely cheap compared to picking them up at a bottle shop. So if you are ever in the area drive on out to Alpine and check them out. Word on the street is they have great BBQ food as well even though I did not get a chance to try it
09-07-2011 02:02:28 |
More by DarthKostrizer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
What can I say that others have not already said below?
The pub is awesome. Great people, great food and as always great beer. Yes it is not very big but that just means you have to get there earlier. They sell bottles of Alpine to go right in the pub. The bqq/food and everything else on the menu is very good. I love seeing tourists get a flight of Alpine beer. Every sip they take they usually love every beer.
This place is worth checking out. Just get there at a good time to get a table. Weekends are very busy. Busy means that they are doing something right.
08-30-2011 22:15:38 |
More by BrianTheBrewer30
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This was a stop made on a road trip out west in July. Its hard to notice this place if you dont know about it or are with someone who does because its a fairly small location.
The atmosphere was interesting,a small town pub, with not too much room on the inside for people, but a pretty cool outside seating area in the back. Employees were friendly and it was not crowded. Just a relaxed place.
Service was good, no trouble being seated or getting requested beers or food. Waitress seemed to be fairly knowledgable about the beers she was serving.
Selection included twelve of their beers on tap, which is pretty good if your after trying a fair number of the more known alpine beers. It would be nice to go back when they rotate in some different ones though.
The food was very good, with some pretty unique pub foods and a variety of options. Portion sizes were a bit small in my opinion to aid in larger amounts of beer intake, but since prices are not bad you can just order more to snack on.
I felt like prices were pretty reasonable. You can get some pints off tap, some glassware, and some bottles and walk out of there without feeling to guilty about spending too much.
Overall, this place is great, with the beer being some of the best around. A must stop if near the area.
08-17-2011 05:01:02 |
More by gordonbeersch
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
The highlight of a recent trip to the San Diego area, Alpine lives up to it's reputation. It's a small, unassuming little pub/brewery in a sleepy town 30 minutes east of the hustle bustle of SD freeway hell. Nothing obnoxious, fancy, hipster, or hippie about this pub. The atmosphere is just semi-rural American bar. The beer, however, is world class, and the food isn't bad either. I tried all the hoppy beers they had, which was at least 5, and they were all stellar. The Nelson is indeed the best IPA in San Diego, and it tasted better here than at either SD Toronado or O'Brien's. Alpine reminds me of McNeill's in Vermont back in the 90s: small pub with limited space in a small town, brewing world class beer. I'm glad this place receives the recognition it deserves in the craft beer world.
08-13-2011 17:35:21 |
More by bcm119
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
I had the opportunity to visit Alpine Beer Company for the first time today. Although I was hoping to grab some Exponential Hoppiness, they had run out which is understandable. They also ran out of growlers, but Stan was nice enough to pull some strings for me and get me two. If you haven't had their beers then you should know they make some of the most fantastic IPAs around. Their brewpub is pretty awesome too. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The food was solid BBQ that went well with their beers. I would HIGHLY recommend this place.
08-07-2011 08:34:33 |
More by JivanN
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
At the brewery at the moment. Really awesome place. They have all their beers on tap, including 1 guest tap. The staff is awesome here. Steve at the brewery would go out of his way to hold you bottles/growlers if you travel long distances to get here. Food is awesome (I recommend the pulled pork and beer fries). It was quite the drive coming from LA, but coming down here for some beers and food really hits! It legitimizes it all. Cool pub, chill bartenders, good relaxed vibe. I highy recommend anyone to spend another 20mins in the car from San Diego to come to this place. So good.
08-06-2011 23:24:57 |
More by PlinyTheKid
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
What an awesome, pleasing experience. I may be grading this a bit harshly, but let me tell you that on the whole I was greatly impressed with my experience at the pub. Crowded environment, but servers maintained their cool, were friendly and helpful and accommodating. I had the wife, newborn, AND elderly grandfather in tow and we were given attentive treatment (and towards the end of my meal when the place had slowed down one of the servers even took the baby off our hands so we could finish the meal with both hands), the Alpine brews were super fresh, the BBQ was delicious, the brisket just melt in your mouth tender without being mushy. Prices were extremely fair.
I've been wanting to go for a long time simply for love of Alpine's beer, but the customer service experience and quality of the food have me excited to return to the pub every opportunity I get.
08-04-2011 06:10:42 |
More by errantnight
Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, CA
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