CapFlu (194) Victoria, British Columbia | August 28, 2012
28 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 2/20
Visited the brewpub on August 25th, 2012. Each of us ordered a flight of four 4-oz samples. My saving grace was that I was told to get the guest taps... but made the mistake of sampling some of the unfinished brewpub samplers on the table. The service was good but the poor gal had no idea how bad the beers were. I don’t know if they’ve not cleaned their lines but everything suffered from SERIOUS diacetyl infection. Undrinkable. All samplers order by the 8-person group of us went unfinished. Terrible.
brewolf (16) Wilderness, WA, USA, | February 6, 2012| Updated March 12, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Have been able to visit a couple more times as I was traveling through the area, and thought it would be a good idea to update my initial review.
Serves their own ’Barhop’ brews, and usually has a few nice guest taps (glad to see this development). Everything is available in tasters, pints, or growlers. The space is simple but inviting. Tables, chairs, a small bar, and a little ’living room’ nook all make for a modern but cozy atmosphere.
The service has always been very friendly and helpful. No real food available; but they provide free snacks like pretzels etc, and welcome you to bring in food from outside.
This would also be a fine place to meet up with some friends before a show or after a long hike. It turned out to be a great place to wait until my dinner reservation was ready. They even have some board games if you are so inclined.
I am not a fan of the house brews, but hopefully they will improve over time. The addition of a few guest taps was a great move for the business.
I lucked out last time I was in town and snagged a growler of Chuckanut Kolsch, which is otherwise largely unavailable this far northwest. That alone will prompt me to swing by for a peek EVERY time I happen to be in the area.
Like most of these smaller places, they currently lack any real ’online’ presence. Nothing fancy is required; but I, for one, would love to know what is precisely on tap/guest via a simple and efficient web source.
Glad to see this little area growing in regards to craft beer. I hope that the neighborhood chooses to utilize the nice space that Barhop has provided for them. I wish them a prosperous future.