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ANYTHING BUT AUTOMATIC

AUTOMATIC BREWING Co is a 10bbl brewery the was founded in 2010 and is was the first small beer manufacturer in the uptown area. Automatic is located at Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights and headed by master brewer Lee Chase.

Lee Chase graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Malting and Brewing Science and soon after passed the prestigious Institute of Brewing Associate Membership Exam to become a Master Brewer. Lee went on to work with multiple breweries and a yeast lab before committing to what was then a start-up operation called Stone Brewing Company. Over the nine+ years that Lee was with Stone, they grew from a small time brewery to an internationally-recognized icon of craft brewing. He currently works with numerous Breweries in the USA, as well as Canada, Costa Rica, India, Australia, Africa, and Norway. Currently Lee is a staff-of-one running Automatic Brewing Co in the back of BLAH.

2010 WAS A LONG TIME AGO, BUT NOT A LOT HAS CHANGED. WELL, UNLESS YOU COUNT OPENING TIGER!TIGER!, PANAMA 66 AND INVESTING IN A BREW TRAILER.

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2-TONE LOVE

VALENTINE'S DAY AT BLAH
We'll be celebrating the February 14, 1981 UK release of Dance Craze with the release of One Hop Beyond...IPA, showing Dance Craze with sound on the big screen, all vinyl from King Dutty and more...

Doors open at 5pm
King Dutty 6-8:30pm
Dance Craze 8:30pm

One Hop Beyond...IPA all night!

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AREGENTINA-STYLE IPA?

Brewed today (Feb 1st) with my pal Nacho from #Argentina! We met back in 1997 at Stone, and we’re both stoked to still be brewing. If you’re in Argentina, check out his @gambrinus.brewers beers! Nacho, next time we brew together, let’s do it at your place!! And not wait another 21 Years!!

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INTERNATIONAL CLASH DAY

February 5th is #internationalclashday and we're celebrating with music, videos and the official release of Magnificent 7 Porter. Doors at Blind Lady will open at 5pm. 

Monday is also Meatless Monday and BLAH will be donating 20% of all meatless pizzas to Home Brewing Co's "Trashy Hour" neighborhood clean ups.

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Phone

(619) 255-2491

Location

3416 ADAMS AVE
NORMAL HEIGHTS, CALIF
92116

Hours

Mon-Thu 5pm–12am
Fri-Sun 11:30am–12pm

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Automatic Brewing Co is anything but automatic...

Our beers are available almost exclusively at our home base of Blind Lady Ale Houseas well as at our other spots Tiger!Tiger! Tavern (North Park) and Panama 66 (Balboa Park at the San Diego Museum of Art).

BEER TO GO...

We do not package and we do not distribute. You can purchase growlers of Automatic beers to go. Bring in a clean, generic growler. We do not fill branded growlers and will not cover/tape growlers for you. We prefer wide mouth growlers for better filling. We will not fill dirty growlers and we will not clean them for you. 

 

find our beers at...

 
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BLIND LADY ALE HOUSE

BLAH is our home base and where you can find the largest selection of our beers on tap.

Draft Magazine's 100 BEST BEER BARS IN AMERICA every year we've been open.

Voted BEST SD BREW PUB in 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017. 

www.blindladyalehouse.com

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TIGER!TIGER!

T!T! is located just about 1 mile away and features a wood-fired driven menu of sandwiches and snacks, including a bomb house-made charcuterie board and house-made sausages.

BEST LOCAL SAUSAGE in City Beat's 2017 Best Of issue.

Draft Magazine's 100 BEST BEER BARS IN AMERICA every year we've been open.

www.tigertigertavern.com

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PANAMA 66

P66 is one of the most beautiful spots in town to drink a beer. Located in the Sculpture Court of the San Diego Museum of Art, P66 serves local indie draft beer, California draft wine and cocktails. The food menu focuses on sandwiches and features local farms, local breads and T!T! charcuterie.

www.panama66.com

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us, but be warned, we're not very good at getting back.

 
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Our Office

3416 Adams Avenue
San Diego, California 92116

 

our beers

We are a tiny operation and our beers are extremely limited.

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BLAH 9TH ANNIVERSARY IPA

Collaboration Brew w/ Gambrinus Brewers from Argentina.
Argentina-Style Hazy IPA
*.5L/6.6% ABV/$8.00,
* Brewed w/ Organic Crisp Pale Ale Malt & Marris Otter Malt--not that many people care, but we do.
*Strike-Hopped with Citra ("Strike" is the word for the Hot Liquor that first comes into contact with the Malt. ("Hot Liquor" is the phrase for hot water used in the brewing process--nothing more than hot water, really.))
*Whirlpool Burst Hopped with Centennial-- a beautiful, classic hop which defined the West Coast IPA for so many years.
*Double-Dry Hopped with Mosaic and Citra. 

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ONE HOP BEYOND

IPA
Centennial, Citra and Mosaic. Lightly hazy, fruity & juicy, mild bitterness.
.5L / _% / $7.50

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MAGNIFICENT 7

PORTER
Nearly black, delicate roast notes, mild hop character.
.5L / 7% / $7.50

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LET'S DANCE

Bright, Fresh, Fruity Hop notes, and subtle, clean malt character.
Brewed w/ Organic Malts, Dry- Hopped w/Citra.
.5L / 6.3%, / $7.50

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SPICE ODDITY

It’s the birthday of David Bowie! To celebrate, we introduce Spice Oddity, our new Belgian Witbier, with subtle spice notes from Moroccan Bitter Orange Peel, Grains Of Paradise, and Coriander.

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PART OF THE FUN

Belgian Blond organic malt mosaic hops, subtle touches of mango & grains of paradise
5.7% /.4L / $

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12 MONTHS OF SUMMER

English Summer Ale
With all the warm weather we’re having in San Diego (yeah, in December!), an easy, balanced beer like this fits in nicely. 100% Mash-Hopped w/ Centennial (1#/BBL), which makes it particularly interesting for the nerdy brewers out there who wonder “How much character do you really get from adding hops to the mash?!?”. Well, with Mash-Hopping being the only addition, here’s one data-point to put on the map! Grist bill was organic Crisp Extra Pale Ale Malt, and some Golden Naked Oats. Recommendation: first do some physical activity, then...Enjoy a pint or 2!

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Simcoalition

SimCoalition IPA. Dedicated to the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the San Diego Bike Coalition, this IPA was brewed with organic extra pale ale malt from the UK, hopped with Mosaic hops in the brewhouse, and dry-hopped with Simcoe hops. Mosaic + Simcoe = SimCoalition! Notes of citrus, lemongrass, and tropical fruits. It’s lightly hazy, light-on-the-palate, w/ a soft, balanced bitterness. 
6.4%.

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CSP

CSP is a Cherrywood Smoked Porter! We brewed this Collab w/ Carli Smith, who’s leaving SD to a new brewing gig in N. Carolina! Sad she’s leaving the SD beer scene, but wish her the best of luck! 
The CSP was inspired by Carli’s recipe for a Smoked Porter, but with the house-smoked malt from our smoker at Tiger!Tiger! A really nice, mild smoke character on nearly-black Porter w/ a clean roasty finish...great for the early sunsets & *cool nights as we head into winter.