The bartender/owner was super friendly! I give him props because he is a one man show & awesome at it! There are just a few beers but they are pretty good. Fun board games & cool magnetic knick knacks. Peanuts & pretzels are on the house. Weiss Domain (Belgian Witbier): Crisp & good. Maxwell's Equation (Hard Rootbier): Mm, I love me some Hard Rootbeer! Delicious aftertaste.
Currently has an eviction notice on the door. Hope this place comes back... Reviews were so positive.
I absolutely have to show this place some love because it is a one man operation. That one man has a lot on his plate, but he's doing it well at Magnetic. It's a little hard to find because it's tucked back in an industrial building area, but it's a cozy spot with some chairs and free peanuts and pretzels on every tabletop. We had the pale ale, which would for sure hit the spot on a warm summer day. It's also dog friendly!
Digging this small little operation. Came here for a refreshment with a friend after going for a climb. I got the white ale, and she got the hard apple cider. There wasn't much available on the menu, but that was alright with me. I'd rather have a place have a few good drinks, than a bunch of mediocre ones. The white ale was light and tasty. I tried my friend's apple cider though, and that tasted amazing. If I go again I'll prob get that. It was fun getting to talk to the girl working behind the counter and play with the little magnets they have sitting around. Also, if you go try to solve the dang wooden box puzzle sitting on the bar!
Magnetic Brewing is truly a San Diego secret! The owner, Morgan, is very personable and will make you feel like you're getting a private tour of his brewery. Whether you have questions about the brewing process or just want to sit back and enjoy his amazing beers, you won't be disappointed. And speaking of his beers, I highly recommend the Magnetar (11% Belgian Quad), Flux (6.6% Amber), and Weiss Domain (9.4% Wit). If you want incredible San Diego beer served by the brewmaster himself, I've found no better choice than Magnetic Brewing!
This place is awesome. I wish I could give it more stars. This is the smallest brewery I have ever been to. Probably only 8 seats. It is literally in a storage unit. It was great. Sat down at the bar and started to talk to Morgan. Very friendly and nice. Looks like he likes to make a wide variety of beer. Very good. This would be my go to if I lived there. I will def be back.
This is one of the newest and smallest craft breweries in SD, and if you want an up-and-close experience in an intimate tasting room and have a conversation with the brewer/owner, Morgan, then this is the right place. The tasting room, stashed in the very back of a garage business center, is science-themed with kinetic sand and a magnet drawing board; it also has a few card games (like Cards Against Humanity). You've got to come here at least once (Helm's is nearby) if only to experience what a small *microbrewery* is all about. Oh, and the beer is excellent as well.
Morgan is awesome. The beer is great. Weiss domain is a killer. Must visit. All the beer is good and unique. He will take the time to explain his process.
The beer was great and the owner was really nice. He talked to us about hops, pho and nature. There were also a lot of magnetic games laying around and I think the owner was making a homemade magnet when we first came in. I had a glass of their pumpkin tart beer (forgot the actual name), you could taste all of the spices listed it was delicious! Will have to come back the next time I'm in San Diego.
Brewery just recently opened next to the station where I work as an EMT. After a long day, it feels great to to relax and grab a beer. Feels even better if the beer is amazing as these. There's even a chalkboard with all the beers that are being brewed, so you can anticipate when the next tap of awesome is ready. The man of the establishment and head brewer, Morgan, is super friendly and will actually talk to you and get to know you. He's not only super knowledgable in beer and the brewing process, but also about the science behind magnets. The place really lives up to its name and there are magnets scattered around the brewery, some for decoration, others safe for you to play around with. There's books on brewing and magnets there too, so you can read up on how the beer was made and about the concepts they're named after. Yes, the beers have super cool magnet-themed names! There's nuts and pretzels for you to munch on and you get a small discount if you work around the vicinity! Guess you all know where to find me after my shifts now!
I'm definitely a full time regular! Can't leave without having a growler full of Flux! I can't wait to go back! Morgan is the man you go to for any hop knowledge. I don't normally jump through Micros, I like this one just fine. Morgan makes you feel like Family. Thats all that matters. Quality not quantity! Keep it up Magnetic! -Ron
Not a huge selection, but what beers there are, are great. My fave is the Ionic IPA! Small venue, but very friendly!
First of all this is a macro-brewery. Not a hipster, flashy CRAFT BEER snobs place. If you are looking to go to a tasting room to try a few really good beers, this is the place. Yes, he only has around 4 beers on tap at a time; remember macro-brewery. Perhaps someone can explain that to the snobby hipsters who pretend to be beer experts. There are a ton of "appease the mainstream" breweries, then there are a few places that simply brew really good beer. This is one of them. I wish the owner nothing but the best. BTW - Beware, as the ABV is fairly high on all his beers, without effecting the taste of the beer. So they have much more alcohol than you think as you are enjoying them.
Magnetic Brewing is the real deal! Came here for the first time last night with a group of 12 as the first stop of our impromptu tasting tour. We were greeted right away by Morgan. After a quick run down on his brews , I decided to start off with a taster flight of all 5 beers he has right now. All were really good but the ionic ipa really stood out to me. I consider myself a good judge of beer quality, and ionic is a fantastic ipa ! We all had a great time at Magnetic and can't wait to go back. Thanks Morgan!
Out of the 6 weeks it has been open, I've been here twice. My brother has a project in LA and if we decide to come back to SD before Thanksgiving, which is highly likely ;), we will definitely come back here. The owner, bremaster, w/e you would like to call him, is informative, friendly, and kind. Aside from the service, the beer is excellent. At the moment, I don't remember the names of the beer, but my favorite is the beer mixed with brown sugar and the number 2 on the draft list. Then again all of his beers are great, so tried them all! When you get into the beers, don't go too hard as the beer are strong! I overheard one woman talking about how she couldn't believe the beer tasted like 9% abv. Then again, I thought she already gulped gulped her way too stardom, if you know what I mean ;) In the end, this man knows what he's doing and worth checking out!
This was my favorite brewery to hit up when in San Diego. The vibe is very chill it's in the back of a area that is very mixed with Animal care, hardware, industrial and an auto shop. Thanks to maps on yelp you just follow directions. This place gets a lot of interesting characters so just a heads up. The owner is quite friendly and he just mans the bar area and will answer any questions. He is also the brew master. To cut to the chase (no pun intended) this place centers on tasters and getting their flight of beers. The reason being they specialize is high alcohol beers. If you want to get a good idea of what they do you aint going to survive to have a bunch of pints at this place. There is a board of beers that they have on tap and then to the left of that is beers that are in the making so you can see what you might look forward to in the future. The styles are all very different but they all range in the 7-10% alcohol level but you would never know it. I didn't write down all the names but here is what I remembered. First was a 10% brown ale that was very good, smooth slightly sweet. There was a 9% wit beer that was very different than I've tasted anywhere else. Smooth but also had power and had the typical wit yeast flavors but was not as pronounced probably due to the high alcohol. The Flux was an amber which is the lowest on the alcohol levels but I really liked the maltiness if there is such a word and it was the easiest to sip and come back for more. The Stout was probably my favorite because it was so smooth and the malt and chocolate came through hiding the higher alcohol. The pumpkin was not bad but not my favorite. Still clean and had only a slight pumpkin flavor even though I was told they used canned pumpkin in the recipe. What I like about this place is the tasters go a long way and there is a lot to talk about with different flavors going on in the beers. Anyway this was a great little tasting space and I would definitely recommend you go check it out and bring a designated driver if necessary.
It's a one dude operation, which is awesome. I've tried many, many beers and I'm a homebrewer myself. This guy rules. Every beer I tried was well above my expectations, not to mention high in abv. There are lots of fun magnet toys to play with and Morgan is a great dude to chat with. This is a top notch brewery. This guy's beers play with the big boys. I can't wait to come back. Seriously inspiring beers and a seriously inspiring brewer. Do NOT skip out on this place on your San Diego beer tour.
Great local brew house! Owner is super friendly and beers are good. Just hard to find. Drive off the 163 at Claremont Mesa Blvd and head towards the Ramada. It's in the business area past the hotels.
This place is seriously awesome!!! Morgan the owner and brewer is awesome too!!! And the beer is sooooo good!! Our new fav spot in SD!!! Goodluck in growing the business Morgan!!!!
Morgan is amazing!!! Great beer, amazing conversation and the best place to be! Can't wait to come back!!!
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I tried to stop in today (Wednesday) at 5, and they were closed so you're not the only one who's had this problem. I sense they won't last much longer. Read less
I tried to stop in today (Wednesday) at 5, and they were closed so you're not the only one who's had this problem. I sense they won't last much longer.