Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa | Costa Mesa, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

901 S Coast Dr, Ste A
Costa Mesa, California United States 92626 [ print map ]
714 546 BREW

karlstrauss.com/home.html | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:30a - 12:00a, Fri-Sat: - 11:30a - 1:00a, Sun: 11:30a - 10:00p


Mayor: brokensail (14) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 5


Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa

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Beer Available At Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa (arranged by most recent)
Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA with Green Chilies , Karl Strauss Red Trolley with Rose Hips , Karl Strauss Wreck Alley with Cinnamon and Curacao , Karl Strauss Blacks Beach Extra Dark 77, Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA with Rosemary , Karl Strauss 25th Anniversary Doppelbock , Karl Strauss 26th Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong Ale , Karl Strauss Vanilla Oak Chip Wreck Alley , Karl Strauss Four Scowling Owls 68, Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale with Green Tea and Ginger , Karl Strauss Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale 88, Karl Strauss Gaslamp Gold , Karl Strauss Dry Irish Stout , Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer 41, Karl Strauss Wreck Alley with American Oak , Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 97, Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA 97, Karl Strauss Lavender Hefeweizen , Karl Strauss Tower 20 with Grapefruit and Citra , Karl Strauss Conquistador Doppelbock 84
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12 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  72%
 Selection  56%
 Food  73%
 Value  66%
 Overall  67%
 Rating  70%
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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike  (58) Roswell, Georgia | August 28, 2013
Brew pub location in Orange County. First time here - had a good experience. Beer was pretty solid - had the DIPA and the Imperial Stout. Food was overall very good and service was friendly and prompt.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (756) Orange County, California | April 14, 2013
Kind of a small location on the outskirts of South Coast plaza. About 9-10 beers available on a regular basis, with a cask every Thursday. Service is alright, beers are alright, and food is pretty good.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
beer101101  (10) Corona, | April 30, 2010
great place, but beer selection is not great. food was good.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog  (232) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | December 12, 2008
The only reason I stopped by here is it was 1.5 miles from my hotel and at a mall, we needed to stop by and pick up something before hitting the airport tomorrow. Typical chain look and feel. 10 beers on tap 3 of 4 of which were the same seasonals that were on tap at La Jolla. Food was decent as was the service. The food was good to. I enjoyed the Pork Chops.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
auderale  (68) Minot, | May 14, 2008
The service here was awesome. We didnít get anything to eat, but the food looked good. This was a good find when we accidentally stumbled upon it. We got the sampler, and even though there were some left off, our server brought us all the taps for free. Beer was ok, not great, but good.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | May 13, 2008
Solid food with adequate service. Great location near the South Coast Plaza shopping center, but what it really comes down to are the growlers. Thereís no feeling like walking out of this place with a giant growler full of Karlís beer.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | November 27, 2007| Updated August 14, 2008
I love this place. I love going, I love drinking, I love eating, I love taking home growlers. Sure they only pour Karl, but this is the one place with dedicated taps whose beer is good enough to be dedicated. In my humble opinion.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
PhiloPsych  (2) California | September 8, 2006
The service was great and the food was good. I had the six beer sampler and their sample size is very big--at least six ounces. The bartended gave me a couple extra for free, too. Unfortunately, I have to say that on the whole, the beers were disappointing. Iíll give it another shot sometime.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
thor968  (2) | November 18, 2005
I liked the feel of this place, but think the food is a bit over-priced. I agree with JohnC that the beer is average, but I have had a seasonal or two that shocked me. Nice place to visit once or twice.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye  (112) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | June 28, 2005
Karl Strauss has a comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, descent food, and an average selection of beers.

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