United States > California > Blue Lake
Schlenkerla (322) , Austria | January 3, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great brewery tour! They are using the old equipment from Sierra Nevada, process looks still being very manual. Also the tap room is quite nice and the beers are ok. Due to the equipment a must place to visit.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | October 13, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited this place during my vacation, I am really not a big fan of Mad River, but I am glad I stopped by. The place is rather uninteresting and clean. They had some experimental beers, which I was glad to try, the bar tender was really nice, and a fellow beer nerd. I would recommend visiting if you are in the area.
JaBier (87) Capital City, Ohio | August 22, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in here the afternoon of 8/5/10. Cool looking place with about 10 brews on tap. The guy pouring was really cool and told us where we could score some good bottles in the area. Solid beers all around with the Le Peche, an experimental sour beer with peaches, as the standout. Very laid back place to the point that we even got an impromptu brewery tour with a brewer. Refreshing to see a brewery that has distribution still has some 5 gallon glass carboys in the brewery for their experimental stuff. They havenít lost the love for the craft.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This newly refurbished tasting room was pleasant for a few brews, but maybe a tad sterile because of its unworn furniture, walls, etc. The house beers are often potent and flavorful, although the Belgian attempts donít really please me. This is out of the way, even for Blue Lake, but if I were to drive by the area once more, I would stop by again to get a few pints. There simply is nothing else in the area with brews as solid as Mad Riverís.
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