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Alpine Beer Company Pub
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2363 Alpine Blvd
phone: (619) 445-2337
(Place added by: womencantsail on 01-12-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I live only 10 minutes away from this place and don't understand why I don't come here more often..
Alpine Beer Co is know for their amazing IPA/DIPA's...I dont know if they talk dirty to their hops or just throw fairy dust on them and but the beers are just plan retarded good.
The food is also a good example of why Pat, the owner, is no longer working at the fire house and is "retired"..LOL
The BBQ is mouthwatering and the service is average. If they could increase the size of their location and stay open a more reasonable time I could see them making a boat load. I know that currently they are at max capacity of customers as i sit here enjoying my fried pickles and Emerson lager....What ever you choose to drink here I know that you will be very impressed.
If you get the chance to try it, I recommend the Odin's Raven, an 11% stout that no joke, drinks like a 5%-6% beer.
05-05-2011 04:12:38 |
More by Dankbeers619
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went in early (1130) on a sunny Saturday. The place has awesome atmosphere with a very little space but tons of character. A nice straight forward bar is up against the back with some tables and then some booths on the opposite side. The quality of brew is as always impressive. All their IPAs are among the bests and the pal ales and stouts aren't far behind. On this day they had just brewed Odin's Raven a very nice chocolaty and roasty Imperial Stout which I only tried and now am sad I didn't get a growler. Service was great the waitress was friendly and engaging. They got busy a bit after service suffered a bit but this can be expected because the place got really busy. Food was delicious but the beer is always the highlight. I had the Hoppy Birthday on cask and had the Bad Boy DIPA to finish the lunch off. Awesome.
04-02-2011 22:37:57 |
More by JoEBoBpr
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this place yet. I guess I would like to consider myself some what of a regular, My wife and I try to go here once a week if we can.
The atmosphere fits in with the whole town of Alpine, has a down home feel and is very relaxed. Breweriana fills the walls, and they use other craft brewers empty 6'ers for sauce holders.
The quality of the beer is already well known, with beers like Hoppy Birthday, Pure Hoppiness, Expo, Ugly, Bad Boy, Duet, Nelson, Ichabod, Great, the list goes on. My wife loves the beer mixes.
The Service is outstanding, everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. Its a great place to bring people that you want to introduce to craft beer, they will not get turned off by snobby attitudes and rudeness like so many places.
Already touched on the selection. Don't go here if you are looking for something other then Alpine beers.
The food is reasonably priced and good quality. Its BBQ, menu selection consists of pulled pork, sausage, beef brisket, ribs, salad. The sweet potato fries are great.
Drink Alpine or go to bed.
02-21-2011 17:52:56 |
More by BdubleEdubleRUN
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Visited their earlier today on our way to San Diego for the week.
Atmoshpere was good, very small place with a capacity of 45. Very homey, with signs attached to the bar wall and different pictures on the back wall.
Quality of the beer is excellent and the food was pretty good.
Service was very good with the bartender and a server covering a full house. They were both friendly and efficient.
Selection was very good as there were i believe 9 taps available and i believe they were all Alpine brews.
Food was pretty good, i had the pulled pork and Da Boss had the pulled chicken. Onion rings were good.
Overall it was very inexpensive, costing $25 for 2 pints and sandwiches.
02-21-2011 01:44:18 |
More by arizcards
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $
I decided to drive down to Alpine to get some exponential before it was gone and drive back up to Temecula for the Younger release.
Atm- It's a small community off of I-8. Had a very small feel to the pub and the brewery wasn't open yet on a saturday. I was the first one in the door.
Quality- The beers @ Alpine are damn good. Was glad I got to have at least one on tap and come home with a bag full of goodies.
Service- I belive her name was Danielle was super friendly and helpful. Was great to have a conversation about beer and snowboarding. Quick and good pour on my pint.
Selection- A fairly decent size tap selection for the size of the pub and a lot of their stuff was available for bottle purchase.
Food- I didn't have any food but I don't want to under/over value so I'll go with a 3 to keep it in the middle.
Value- Let's see. Exponential, Pure Hoppy, Mandarin Nectar and Nelson in a bottle and 1 pint of draft for 25 bucks. What a deal.
02-20-2011 05:54:54 |
More by FosterJM
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited August 2010 with morbidobesitycantsail.
Definitely out of the way, which makes me wonder if this is the reason it's taken them this long to get this big. The place is on a little 2 lane road in what looks like an old western kind of town. The town is only on one side of the road and a couple the buildings have the raised wooden sidewalk/walkway. I half expected to see a hitching post out front. Not surprisingly the bathroom is it's own little building/hut out back, an outhouse if you will.
Inside the pub is quite relaxing and enjoyable. Lots of taps to choose from, very good food, and all the hops you can handle. Even if you don't like any of their other beers you can't help but love things like Exponential Hoppiness, Pure Hoppiness, OBriens IPA, Hoppy Birthday, Nelson, etc. And Great is pretty good when fresh. They occasionally put on a keg of the 05 version but it's turning to cardboard at this point.
The bartenders were very nice and helpful in answering questions, providing samples, and even making suggestions.
Would go back again if brewery hopping in that region.
02-02-2011 19:18:47 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
Date of visit, 01-15-2011.
This was my second visit to this excellent Brewpub/Brewery in Alpine, Ca. First was back in Nov. 2010. I really enjoy this small mom-n-pop type brewpub. It is a 2 hour drive from Huntington Beach. A good day trip to combine with other fine breweries in the North San Diego or North San Diego area.
On this visit we had the opportunity to try Expo Hoppiness 09. Other Alpine beers available that we had was Duet & Pure. I was hoping for Bad Boy on this visit. But they were out. I was lucky enough to have some on my first visit. For lunch we had the BBQ ribs dinner and the Brisket dinner with 4 sides. Between the 4 of us eating and drinking we had leftovers. The food was exceptional. The only thing I did not like was the potato salad. It tasted like it came from Albertson's. But the ribs and brisket was to die for. The meat would just fall apart. My first visit I had the brisket sandwich. Also very good. Next to Beachwood BBQ, this is my favorite. The selection is nothing campared to Beachwood or other places I've been to. But the quality and quantity was above all. All food were served on paper plates and plastic utinsels. The brewpub is very small. No room for dishwasher, so they have to serve with the basics. No complants there as long as the food is good. We left out of there and walked 50 feet or so to the brewery to purchase some bottles and a growler fill.
I put down $-inexpensive because I thought for the quality versus price was worth it. It could be $$. Beer? For those lucky enough to have tried any beer from Alpine knows that they are all great beer. And when you can get one of those thats not bottled its even better.
01-19-2011 16:50:33 |
More by dcgunman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Located pretty much right next door from Alpine Beer Company's brewery and tasting room. There's a few parking spots right in front, other wise you can park on the street or there seems to be a small parking lot right next to it that's used for a pre-school/daycare sort of thing.
Like the tasting room, the place is pretty small, but compared to how visits to Alpine used to be, this place is luxurious. A handful of tables inside with a fair sized bar.
They pour a ton of different Alpine beers and that's it. Some rarities/one offs/vintage beers on tap along with the usual year round favorites. They have bottles available for takeout as well, which is nice. But, you have to go to the tasting room for growler fills.
The service was great and the food was too. We just got some appetizers, but they were really good. The barbecue looked just as good (and I've heard it is).
It's too bad that the drive is so long to come here because I would love to make it out more often.
01-12-2011 22:31:13 |
More by womencantsail
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