Breweries' satellite tasting rooms are a popping up around San Diego. The WestCoaster posted a good rundown of the various open and pending tasting rooms earlier this month. There is an interesting comment, too, about whether the tasting rooms compete with bars. Sure they do, but at my stage of life I prefer think I'm going to a tasting room rather than a bar. Plus, I never leave a tasting room without buying a bottle to go or having a growler filled, which I can't do at a bar.
I'm looking forward to the Rip Current tasting room in North Park, and I know I'm thinking too far ahead, but a satellite Bagby Beer tasting room closer to Downtown San Diego seems like a good idea.
The WestCoaster article mentions a proposed law (Assembly Bill 2010) to limit the number of brewery tasting rooms to six. The law seems misguided. I wonder what interest group is lobbying for it?