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Offbeat Brewing Company- Escondido

Photo of Offbeat Brewing craft beer tasting bar

Name: Offbeat Brewing Company

Where: 1223 Pacific Oaks Place, Suite 101  Escondido, California 92029

Cost: 4 oz. Taster $2.00-$3.00 | Pints $5.00-$8.00 | Growlers $15.00-$18.00

About: Founded in 2011, Offbeat Brewing embraces the philosophy that “brewing is an art form.” Located in a modern business park, their tasting room manifests this philosophy through its design and aesthetic vibe. It’s the kind of brewery I like to visit: hand-made from the ground up by family, friends, and artists, unique in how it reflects its community and fan base.

Photo of beer tasting area at Offbeat Brewing Escondido, California

Walk into the bright, sun-lit tasting room and you are at the heart of the brewery. Look around and feel the love in the way the room was created. The working brewing system is right there with you. Big picnic benches are carefully arranged, artwork is displayed all around, and the tasting bar beckons with a menu of fresh beers.

Photo of a whimsical mural and other artwork displayed on a wall at Offbeat Brewing Escondido

Art at Offbeat Brewing

Here at Offbeat Brewing, art gallery and the art of beer merge together in one winsome space.

Photo of a beer in a pint glass on a picnic bench in the tasting room at offbeat brewing

Beer is Art at Offbeat

What I Drank: Felicita Session IPA (4.8% ABV/81 IBU) dry hopped with Saphir hops.

Photo of Felicita Session IPA on the bar at Offbeat Brewery Escondido, California

Felicita Session IPA dry hopped with Saphir hops

Poured to the brim in a beer-clean pint glass, this beer is amber in color, clear, with a white head. It has a fresh hop aroma that is spicy and citrusy. Flavor is malt grain, citrusy, and spicy, with medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with a smooth texture and low carbonation. Aftertaste is clean with a pleasant, lingering bitterness. Overall, this is a well-crafted West Coast-style IPA showcasing Saphir hops, making it distinctive among other IPAs brewed in San Diego County.

Likes: I like that the brewing system, like the works of art displayed all around, is predominate in the tasting room. The colorful mural high up on one wall overlooking the brewery is whimsical and fun to interpret. Lots of picnic benches offer comfortable places to sit alone or with friends. The tasting bar is also comfortable with clear views of the artwork and outdoors. Clean restrooms!

Photo of brewing system at Offbeat Brewing Company Escondido, California

Brewhouse

I also like the arrangement the brewery has with local food trucks that visit.

Photo of food truck parked at Offbeat Brewery

Food truck at Offbeat

Dislikes: none

The Verdict: Recommended. Offbeat Brewing is a beautiful brewery boasting some of the best craft beers in North San Diego County. They have a beer style for everyone, prices are reasonable, and knowledgeable staff are friendly and welcoming.

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