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Feb 6, 2010 03:05 PM

San Diego Breweries

What is everyones favorite local beer and which do you wish was carried more at restaurants? My personal favorite is ballast point yellowtail pale ale.

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  1. Heh, that's funny.

    For myself, AleSmith X and Anvil should be served anywhere that food is served.

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    1. re: Josh

      Guess I'll see you at 2nd Saturday then?

      1. re: Josh

        Here's a 2nd for Anvil and X!

          1. re: Josh

            Went to Counterpoint on Friday night and their beer selection wasn't anything crazy but is very good from a pairing standpoint.
            Alesmith Anvil
            Alesmith Lil' Devil
            Alesmith IPA
            Lost Abbey Lost & Found
            Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye (for the pastrami on rye pairing)
            Mad River Scotch Porter
            and there were a couple more too

            The Lost Abbey
            155 Mata Way Suite 104, San Marcos, CA

          2. Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA is my refridgerator beer; the one I keep at home. Their seasonal Victory at Sea (Imperial Porter?) and Sculpin IPA are both incredible special occasion brews.

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            1. re: Uncle Lefty

              Victory at Sea is very good. Green Flash makes great beers, I'm particularly fond of the 30th street Pale Ale. Alpine Pure Hoppiness is really good too.

            2. Mermaid Red by Coronado Brewing Company is really good. Nice color too.

              1. My single favorite all-around beer is AleSmith's Nautical Nut Brown. I wish they bottled it, and I wish it was available in more restaurants, but at least I can get growlers when their hours permit.

                1. Poor Man's IPA Pizza port Cbad