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Thorn Street Brewery
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 35
Beer Avg: 3.49
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$ - inexpensive
[ Brewery, Bar ]
3176 Thorn St
phone: (619) 501-2739
(Place added by: brianS on 12-30-2012)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mactrail:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Another brewing surprise I hadn't hear of. They have 12 to 16 taps at a time. It looks like a small system but they have plenty of room. Beers run the gamut of styles, and included a Hefe, Saison, Belgian Blond, Pale ale, Session IPA, medium IPA, and DIPA. Plus two stouts and a chile beer. Food truck the width of the sidewalk from the front door on a Saturday night.
The front room is small and basic with a bar and a few tables. Concrete floors, low ceiling, and noisy. An unmarked doorway by the restrooms leads to the big and spacious back room with another bar, the brewing setup, and big windows open to the air. They call it the back patio.
Everyone is very friendly, it seems to be a real neighborhood place. There were two big groups celebrating, and then the beer bike rolled up with a full load of thirsty peddlers. The two bartenders were on the verge of harried, but were very pleasant. Lighter beers come in short pint shakers and strong ones in tulips. They sell fancy growlers but the fills are reasonable.
07-21-2013 06:53:59 |
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More by djaeon
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Locate in a neighborhood (North Park). Park on the street and make your way to the bar located in opposite the front door.
There is seating at the bar, in front of the bar, and in another room. There must have been 12 beers on tap and we tried the Hefe, session IPA, Red Ale, Stout, Belgian Strong, Brown Ale, Saison, Barley Wine, and a pale ale. All wet off the hook good and were something to return for. At the time we were there they could only serve sample sizes but were expecting their license for pint sales to come through any day.
The service was outstanding our bar keeps were knowledgeable, friendly, and were fun to talk to.
Love this place and I hope they go far.
06-19-2013 15:55:03 |
More by bradybeer
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Nice spacious storefront with brewing done in the back.
Solid lineup of 8 beers, one kicked while we were there. You can taste all 8 in 4 oz tasters, and they replaced the kicked IPA with a Saison, the only one not spot on. Other trys were solid from the belgians to hoppies, to stouts. Layed back feel, even some kids in there. No food but bombers for sale. Overall a great addition to the San Diego scene.
05-03-2013 16:08:37 |
More by robbyc1
Thorn Street Brewery in San Diego, CA
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