keg beer in San Diego
- notjustastomach Apr 27, 2009 05:40 PM
In San Diego, where's the best place from which to purchase a keg of craft IIPA? Okay, rent the keg; buy the beer.
An establishment that refrigerates its beer properly and has rapid turnover is better than one that keeps warm beer around for a long time.
Lower price is better than higher price.
Delivery is better than having to pick it up myself.
Why not get a keg directly from a brewery? Maybe try Pure Hoppiness at Alpine, West Coast IPA at Green Flash, Sculpin at Ballast Point, or Ruination at Stone.
Otherwise I'd try Beverages for Less in Santee or Del Cerro Liquor (is that the new name or the old name? I get confused) near Windmill Farms.
re: Uncle Lefty
Big Eye is weak compared to their other IPA offerings - Sculpin or Dorado. Either of those might be difficult to get in kegs though.
I think that for a true IIPA, Pure Hoppiness might be the best and easiest to come by (it does require driving out to Alpine though). I'd go with the Green Flash offerings if you're more in North County.
Beer King in the Kearny Mesa area has a good stock of all kinds of kegs. They are well refrigerated and have a high turnover, as that is all they sell. I would not rent hardware from them(taps,buckets,etc) as their markup on these items is high. They can get pretty much anything that has distribution in SD county. I also like that they had many of their kegs as bottles, and offered them as tasters when I went by to pick some kegs up for a picnic party.
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5037 Shawline St, San Diego, CA