Longship Brewery- San Diego (Mira Mesa)
Name: Longship Brewery
Address: 10320 Camino Santa Fe | Suite C | San Diego, California
Cost: Tasters $1.75 | Pints $5.50 | Growlers $10.00-$20.00
About: Owner/brewer Dan Jachimowicz soft-opened this 10-barrel brewery last month and already has a following of local beer fans. The brewery is located in a San Diego business park just south of Mira Mesa Boulevard.
As you enter the brewery you will likely be greeted by Falkor, the brew dog. The Viking-themed tasting room vibe is kept mellow and relaxed with his antics. There is a long wooden bar with sturdy bar chairs, and big picnic benches for seating. Walls are decorated with Viking shields and a beautiful painting of a longship.
Clientele at the brewery is a mix of craft beer searchers like me, and local professional and engineering types from surrounding business park offices. Dogs and kids are welcome.
A wide variety of beers are planned for the future, but currently available on tap are six beers: one lager and five ales. I tasted a 5 ounce sample of all six beers during my visit. Free pretzels and filtered water were provided to assist my tastings.
What I Drank: The Leif Lager (6.5% ABV/36.9 IBU) is a smooth, hoppy lager, with a crisp, clean finish.
I also enjoyed Golden Torc (7.3% ABV/6.6 IBU), a Belgian Golden with a floral aroma, slight sweetness, good flavor, and clean finish.
Battle of Leuven (5.5% ABV/19 IBU), a Belgian Witbier, is light and crisp with a hint of orange.
Eric the Red (5.7% ABV/33.9 IBU) is very drinkable and invigorating.
Allfather (5.3% ABV/33.3 IBU) is a traditional India Pale Ale, and well balanced.
Although I enjoyed all six beers, my favorite was Abomination (6.3% ABV/56 IBU), an American Dark ale. Both malty and hoppy, this beer is flavorful and bitter.
Likes: The beers at Longship are delicious and thirst quenching. The thematic décor is interesting and well done. Service is excellent. Free pretzels! Dog and kid friendly. Clean restrooms, which are always a plus.
The Verdict: A nice, new addition to the Mira Mesa cluster of San Diego breweries. Open about a month and already producing tasty, brewery-fresh beers. Recommended.Share This: