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Manzanita Brewing Company

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Address: 9962 Prospect Avenue, Santee, CA 92071-4370
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+1 619-334-1757
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Very nice brewery and distillery

I went there and had a facility tour and a one on one discussion with both the Brewmaster and the Head distiller, I learned some things from them both and tasted some awesome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I went there and had a facility tour and a one on one discussion with both the Brewmaster and the Head distiller, I learned some things from them both and tasted some awesome products on both sides. I also found that they ship their Beer as far away as Korea on a regular basis.

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Fun place to visit, easy to find on Prospect Ave just before Cottonwood. Excellent brew supplied by friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

It's true that they don't serve food, but I went there to try some great microbrews. The staff were great and helped me pick some great beers. One of our party didn't want to drink beer so the bartender made here something. It was a great experience and will be sure to come back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Good beer. Really liked the IPA and the Pale Ale. The others were just average. No food to speak of, serving popcorn would be nice. Unless you live in Santee, you have to ask is it worth the trip to visit a micro brewery? While I am glad that I made the trip from North County, this was probably a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Manzanita consistently brews good beer. The Nut Brown, Gillespie Brown, and the Riverwalk Brown are the standouts. Their new tasting room is pleasant and the employees are welcoming and efficient. The only drawback is that there is no food. So, eat something before you head to this brewery. And don't forget to visit the other breweries in Santee before you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

Okay, I'm sure some people love Santee. But still. Anyhow, Manzanita Brewing is another homegrown San Diego-area nano-brewer. Garry Pitman and Jeff Trevaskis started out in 2010, and apparently never looked back. We're looking forward to our next expedition to East County -- heck, to east of I-5- so we can check out their new, bigger digs. Our favourite is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

Lived in san diego my whole life and been to a LOT of breweries. This one is ok for locals, but not worth the drive for people visiting from out of town. They did a good job with the new brewery, but there are better ones to see. For such a new and small brewery, they are charging the same... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

I had to make an effort to get to this place but it certainly was worth it. I was doing a solo brewery tour on my own only using mass transit. One of the last stops on the San Diego Trolley line, you had to walk about a half mile from the station to an industrial park and tucked away... More 

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