Last tango in San Diego – part 3

This is the final post in for the last day in San Diego series. On this day I’ve already been to Bolt Brewery and Iron Fist Brewing. Now my copilot and I have stopped back at the hotel to pick up a third co-worker and we headed out into the night to find a brewery more appropriate for dinner.

So far as I can tell, this is the last of the breweries in the Gas Light district that I have not yet been to. It did not disappoint. After spending 10 minutes parking followed by a 10 minute walk (all to avoid a 20 minute walk from the hotel) we arrived as Half Door Brewing Co.

Half Door Brewing Co.

From the outside, it looks much like a residential home. But they change that perception the second you walk in the door and see the impressive 2 story glass cabinets behind the bar.

Half Door Brewing cabinets

They had an impressive range of beer and some food/beer pairing suggestions. I had a “pale and pie” which was a combination of the Brewer’s Pie and a pale ale.

Half Door Brewing pale and pie

Everything was great. But where did they stand with the big issues?  I asked about growlers and was not at all surprised to find that they did not have any. Disappointing, but I was used to it in San Diego at this point. On the other hand, they did take some of my coasters. So, I still like them.

Author: UsedHair

I am a labeorphilist (one who collects beer bottles) looking to discuss the adventures often involved in obtaining the bottles and the challenges that accompany the hobby.

2 thoughts on “Last tango in San Diego – part 3”

  1. The reason we don’t have growlers is because we have a type 75 which includes hard alcohol so we cant sell beer to go. Thanks for coming by.

    1. Thanks for commenting. It gives me hope that someone is actually reading what I write. I didn’t mean to pick on Half Door specifically. It was almost a running joke in San Diego where none of the breweries I went to had bottles. I thought it was a California Law thing rather than a pattern of breweries just up and deciding they don’t like them. Good to know I was maybe partially correct.

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