United States > California > Azusa
GT2 (629) San Diego County , California | August 29, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is now a brewpub with itís own system and its own beers on tap but still, 80% of the tap list is guest beer. New Belgium tap takeover when I was there. The Azusa Chapter as it is called holds a bottle share on the LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH where you must pay $10 minimum per person and get in for a free for all bottle share. The $10 goes towards any tap beer or food you want. Solid tap list with a focus on local CA stuff including hard to find beers. Their own beers need some work, but are only on tap here. Hopefully they will improve as I had their very first batches. Food is good, but not as tasty as the menu makes it out to look. My burger was overdone but still tasty with really good homemade sourdough bun. Fries were okay, fancier dipping sauces delivered. Tater tots are a popular snack to get during their bottle share. Staff is nice, though you will need to order everything from the bar. Pizzas, sausages, burgers make up the menu. No tasting flights I think, which can be annoying. Overall, a solid brewpub that you should visit. One other thing that is distracting is that they make the female servers wear kinky school girl type outfits that my wife was not happy about.
brokensail (1002) Orange County, California | August 1, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited during the July bottle share. Set up like the locations in Long Beach and Pasadena--order beers and food at the bar. The service is quick and friendly. Prices are decent on most US beers, but the Belgian beers are quite pricey (most are $9 for 8 oz). Food is fairly typical pub food, but a little bit "classier"/better. Draft list is pretty varied and has lots of hoppy stuff and SoCal breweries with a few more obscure things (random cider and Belgian beers).
t0rin0 (1470) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 5, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Place rating number 200.
Visited several dozen times since they opened. I used to go every Tuesday for trivia night but now mostly just go on the last Wednesday of the month for the bottle share.
Service is always excellent. Most of these people are aspiring beer nerds. Maybe not the most knowledgeable but they are encouraged to try the stuff and learn about it. They also hang out during the bottle shares.
The tap list is eclectic and ever rotating. I dont think they have anything that is a staple, though there are a few that stay on more than others. Thankfully Saison Dupont is one of them. They do some "tap takeover" type of events but I havent been to those, I just get the leftovers. Serving sizes are usually small and the prices are kind of high but the beer and food are good.
Iíll keep going so long as I live in the area.
Barreras (24) Diamond Bar, California | July 2, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place has great character and ambiance. Many places to sit and enjoy good beer. Food is a little exotic and has a pub food menu. Prices were a little high, but overall a good selection. I would definitely visit again.
Mr_TBone (4) Hollywood, California | April 13, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
If the lunch special and the knowledgeable staff arenít enough, then neither are you!
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