Anacapa Brewing Company

472 E Main St
Ventura, California United States 93001
brewpub (Anacapa)  3.65/5.0 20 reviews
Open daily at 11:30 a.m. Close Sunday-Thurs 10pm, Fri-Sat open until Midnight.

Mayor: DrNosha (2) | Taps: 5 (+3 gst) | Bottles: 0
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
I stopped here on a rainy Friday evening on my way to SF beer week a couple years ago. The building was clean and nice, quiet, and the brewing equipment is behind the bar. I sat at the bar and ordered a set of samples, which was 5 house beers. I tried the:

C Street Wheat Ale (3.3)
Mirage Rye Pale Ale (3.6)
Mission Nut Brown Ale (3.2)
Santa Rosa Red (3.75)
Two Trees Double IPA (3.6)

The food however was quite good. I ordered The Scorcher burger with chipotle mayo, pepper jack cheese, and fried/breaded jalapenos on top of a 1/2 lb(ish) patty. The mayo was so good I asked for a little on the side to dip my fries into. The bill came to about $15 after tax.

The service was very nice but despite the ratio of customers to servers I still ended up flagging the girl down a couple times. I think if I stop in again it would be for the food although it sounds like (according to their website) they have a lot of rotating beers but they only have 5 on at a time.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1306) Dublin, California | August 14, 2012
Nice little brewpub in downtown Ventura, just down the street from City Hall. Small patio, somewhat narrow, but long, inside with a very large bar area. The woman who served me at the bar was very friendly and helpful. The house beers were quite decent, and some local guest taps (Surf and Figueroa Mountain) were on as well. Decent prices. Didnít eat.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., England | December 11, 2014
Visited for lunch around 1.30pm on Thursday 01/05/14. Located right in the centre of Ventura we manged to bag a metred parking space right outside. Medium sized venue, long and thin, thereís a small patio area out front with 4 tables, one of which we managed to bag. Brewing coppers visible behind the bar. The place was moderately buys, service good, food was great - I had the Scorcher burger (on Brorinoís reccomendation!). Just 4 house beers on tap during my visit which I took in a 4x4oz taster for $6. There was also one guest. Decent enough venue. Food beats the beer but no horrors amongst the 4 beers I tried averaging at about 3.2.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 6/20
Braudog  (835) Yorktown, Virginia | June 18, 2005
Went in March 2002 prior to my Ratebeerian days. Wasnít impressed. Standard/average restaurant that wants to be a brewpub.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis  (779) Sunnyvale, California | February 7, 2013
First stop on a conference organized beer tour. Decent enough place in what appears to be downtown Ventura. Pretty small operation with no bottling and 6 of their beers running. Beers were by and large pretty average, but the service was good and the place had a decent vibe.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
savnac  (284) Anchorage, Alaska | July 24, 2009
Great downtown location, very clean. The brewery equipment is literally right behind the bar, which is cool. The service was excellent. We talked about the beers. The bartender could tells us information about each beer and had tried them. She also gave us advice about other places in town to each, visit, and hit happy hour. They didnít slack on the pour, each glass was topped off. They do the best they can on selection. I donít think they can brew fast enough for demand, so they bring in other micros to compensate. Would stop in again if in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | October 18, 2008
Brick wall and old brewery tank decor a slightly cave-like feel due to dark lighting and lots of light coming from the distant all-glass street-front. Good, friendly service. Decent but typical food the sweet potato fries were nice. Only four house beers. They were all decent, but nothing really stood out. I would come back to see what other beers they have in the future, but a brewpub with only four beers needs to get there act together if they want to attract more beer enthusiasts.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar  (142) Columbia, Maryland | June 14, 2009
If youíre in Ventura, this is your best bet for brew. Not a big brewpub, only has 5 taps for their beers, but every one was pretty solid. Food was good and staff was friendly. Pretty small seating area, but I didnít have trouble getting a seat at the bar. Not mind-blowing, but worth visiting.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | August 5, 2007
A cool little hole in the wall in downtown Ventura near the Mission. Above average beer and great friendly service. Only about 5 beers from them available at any time, but worth a stop. I didnít try the food.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial  (121) Twin Cities, Minnesota | January 28, 2015
Pretty chill place. Elevator pop music playing, which cost them a point for ambiance. A few flat panel TVs. Beer is ok, nice that they also have guest taps (does that mean they know their beer is not awesome?). Happy hour 3-6 weekdays, $1 off house beers. I love seeing all the brewing equipment behind the bar. Worth a stop. Need to do food next time.

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