Beer Aliens have been visiting Iron Fist Brewing since the day they opened almost 4 years ago and despite the fact that we love their beer and their employees, we have somehow never officially written a review of their tasting room. Well the Beer Alien High Command has decreed that we remedy this situation immediately. So to avoid being disintegrated, here is our official tasting room review of Iron Fist Brewing in Vista, CA.

Set up in a warehouse style building, as you walk in the roll up door, you immediately see what you came for, the beer serving area and places to sit down and relax. An extensive bar has ample room to hang out and chat with the staff and to allow the multiple servers to get your beer. Free standing tables with stools abound and continue into a secondary room. In behind the table areas and wrapped around, you will see the brewery and storage areas. You truly are within the brewery while at Iron Fist Brewing.

Enjoying a family and dog friendly tasting room, the crowd at Iron Fist Brewing is diverse and fun. There is a large loyal following that seem to always be there catching up with friends and making new ones. Dog owners are welcome and are always responsible keeping their dogs on leashes. The only free roaming dog is the cute little furball Lily, the resident brewery dog. Lily is a chihuahua/Maltese mix and she roams around making sure all the guests are happy and seems to be saying hi to the regulars.

Ok, Ok, so the place is cool to hang out in and there is plenty of room. “What about the beer?” we hear you ask.

Iron Fist Brewing offers full pours as well as taster flights which you can build to suit your taste or sense of adventure. They also offer bottle sales and growler fills. They have a wide variety of growlers to choose from. The favorites seem to be the glass with pewter handle options. Iron Fist Brewing creates a wide range of beer styles from IPA to Belgian Quad and they are always experimenting with new beers. This ensures that almost every time you visit, there will be something new to try.

Food is provided by an ever growing list of food trucks, the schedule is on Iron Fist’s website and Facebook.

Family owned and operated, Iron Fist Brewing is one of the most welcoming and comfortable tasting rooms in North County San Diego. Be sure to stop in at Iron Fist Brewing next time you are in Vista, CA and tell them the Beer Aliens sent you.



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