You can usually judge the popularity of a brewery by the level of noise it emits as you approach it. When I got out of my car, parked on the street a short distance from Belching Beaver Brewery, I instantly knew I had found a North County hotspot! Open nary a year, this young brewery has not only developed a large enough fan base to keep the original tasting room packed with people at 5:30pm on a Sunday afternoon, just 30 minutes before closing time, but a second tasting room in North Park has also been going strong since the end of April. I've had very limited experience with their beer, but I like what I've tried. On this visit I experienced Dammed! Double IPA. It was dam good! Sorry, I couldn't resist. Their affinity for beaver themed beer names is infectious. Anyway, these guys are doing it right! Good people, making great beer, treating their customers like old friends. That is a recipe for success, and I believe they have it mastered!