I’ve been working in the area of San Diego State University for almost four years now. Not once during that time did anyone ever mention to me how much fun I was missing over on the north side of interstate 8. I’m here to tell you that if you’ve not checked out K’n B Wine Cellars, you need to correct that oversight immediately.
As of late, I’ve been enjoying the company of my co-workers on a social level. Last week after getting together for drink after work it suddenly dawned on us, why aren’t we doing this more often?
Enter K’n B Wine Cellars.
Very conveniently located near work, this is a beer and liquor store turned up to 11. A nice and comfy bar area awaits you with an amazing selection of craft beer on tap. 32 of them in fact. It’s pretty easy to pull up a seat and just kick back after a day of work. They also have a kitchen running, with a pretty full spectrum of items to choose from. Small plate appetizers all the way to full blown oven made meals. Also neat is that they are fond of using the beers on hand in the ingredients. Last night I enjoyed a Bavarian soft pretzel with Great Divide Yeti Stout and Iron Fist Dubbel Fisted mustards, I really enjoyed them both!
As for what I drank on the night – Nothing too far out of my comfort zone. A Firestone Union Jack IPA, Port Wipeout IPA and the real highlight was the Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged IPA. That boozy beer rings in at 7.1%ABV with a nice hops flavor up front and a medium boozy flavor that accentuates the malts on the back end. A wonderful aroma precedes this drink and really helps distigish it from other IPA’s.
I highly enjoyed my time here, and I can’t recommend it enough if you happen to be out and about by SDSU. Even if you don’t have time to stick around for a draft, that have some really great beers already chilling in the coolers and ready to go. Also, for any fancy Dan’s out there, the wine selection here is staggering. Grab a bottle or three for the next dinner party and I think you’re going to come out the hero.
You can also bring your own bottle and drink there after paying a small corkage fee. I believe you can do the same with beers if you pay a cappage fee. Don’t hold me to that.
A final note for all us beer enthusiasts, Wednesday is $3 draft night, so what the hell are you waiting for? I’ll see you guys there next Wednesday night!
K’n B Wine Cellars is located at 6380 Del Cerro Blvd San Diego, CA 92120, go and check them out, you won’t regret it.