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Beer Available At Beer Revolution (arranged by most recent)
Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 92, Sierra Nevada Wolfinanny 86, Ale Industries Someone Talked 70, Moonlight Death and Taxes with Pinot Noir Grapes , Speakeasy Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout 94, Ninkasi ReNEWale 2014 Alt Pale Ale 76, Iron Springs The Thriller , Figueroa Mountain Lizardís Mouth 90, Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner 85, Dogfish Head Kvasir 89, Iron Springs Mildest Dreams , Moab Brewery Rocket Bike American Lager 74, Cascade Strawberry 99, St-Feuillien / Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA 89, Dust Bowl Brain Spear Barleywine , Dust Bowl The Great Impression Stock Ale , Social Kitchen & Brewery Saison du Semillon , Dust Bowl Therapist 88, 21st Amendment Almond Milk Porter 81, Satan Red 54
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AgentSteve (77) SF Bay Area, California | February 24, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible tap list and a solid bottle line up as well. Cool trays, bottles and growlers displayed all over the place, with some hop vines (I believe artificial) hanging from the ceiling, as well as some Oktoberfest type banners. The first time I went, I had just gotten off work and was wearing slacks and a button up long sleeved shirt. Man was I out of place! Everyone else was in black and had at least three tattoos (that were visible). Not that thereís anything wrong with it, but it was like a punk bar. The past few times I have been in, the crowd seems to be balancing out a bit. They are now attracting people from all walks of life to make for an eclectic crowd so everyone feels welcome. Great job Fraggle and Rebekah! (sorry if I misspelled your names!)
saccharomyces (1) California | December 29, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
I feel I need to counterbalance a previous review by wavers1. The bottles are indeed organized by country, region, and style. As far as the dimly lit experience - I have to admit, I moved to the east bay 2 years ago from the east coast and I find most barsí lighting level equivalent to a dentistís chair. Beer Rev is plenty bright. The only reason I docked them for ambiance is that I feel it is not high on their priority list, and I understand that. When there is a higher priced belgian bar that obviously spent tons on atmosphere a few blocks away, I can see why they saved money on decor in order to pass the savings on to us - the consumers. I for one am overjoyed that the owners have chosen to share their obsession with beer with the rest of us at a reasonable price.
BMan1113VR (370) Los Angeles, California | December 22, 2010| Updated May 3, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by to meet up with SamGamgee and GF. Nice place in Oakland. Absolutely fantastic bottle selection with a great and mostly local tap selection. Also had a Redstone mead on tap, which I donít see often (often enough). Great prices. Parking is Oakland street parking. Interior was crowded and humid when I got their (they do have a patio, but it was raining outside. No food, but they welcome deliveries (ala Toronado). Overall a pretty good stop. Wow, this place has exploded since the last time I was here. It has grown from 14 taps to 47!
wavers1 (40) Notown, California | December 12, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
nice new bottle shop. i cant drink and drive, so whatever they have on tap is sort of irrelevent to me. though when i was there they had some good stuff. it was not packed when i went at 3pm on a friday, but the place is very dimly lit and cramped. just terrible for trying to purchase several bottles to go, much less make your selection. i could only imagine if there were actually as number of people here. from a bottle shop perspective its not excellent, the stuff is in no sort of order, beers are just spread throughout the coolers randomly, stuff is jammed into them. no rhyme or reason. some nice brews though, mostly socal stuff that i hadnít seen at other bottle shops in the area. the out of town selection was about the same as most of the bigger places in the bay. which is one thing to their credit, they are keeping up with some larger sized places. i did drop a bill there on bottles to go, so hey have some fun stuff. give it a shot, if you dont have to drive you will surely have a great time here.
mrmartin (39) New York, New York | September 7, 2010| Updated November 5, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Huge selection of beers. Great front deck if you can find a spot. Not crowded in the afternoon but can get real busy certain nights and weekends. BYO Food and many nearby restaurants will deliver to you. BBQ most Sundays. Special events and meet the brewer nights most Wednesdays.
Excellent collection of bottles for takeways and now 42 freakiní taps. Prices are reasonable even on rare beers.
JaBier (87) Capital City, Ohio | September 7, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in here on 8/18/10. Pretty good draft list with Hop 15 being the standout for me. Lots of different bottle offerings in the cooler as well. The bar itself has a ton of bottle caps mounted into it, which kept me occupied for far longer than it should have. Service was good, as was the music (lots of punk rock). Definitely worth stopping in.
GG (14) NorCal, California | August 24, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Really a fantastic place to pick-up some great beers, let alone have a few pints from a really nice tap list. Great atmosphere, really nice bartenders (Toronado could pick-up a few tips from them) and the selection of bottles/taps make it easy burn thru some money quickly. Not even going to bother with Tononado anymore. These guys have my business from now on.
Reaperswoman (8) Dublin, California | July 13, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
What can you say about a place with 14 fast rotating taps and a bottle selection to die for. I have to get a beer just to roam the fridges to look for a beer! The owners are fabulous and location is very convienient to BART and Jack London Square. Ah, to sit on the patio sipping a Belgian in the correct glass and laze in the sun. Really, doesnít get better....
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | June 20, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A brilliant addition to the East Bay beer scene. Think of the City Beer model of bottle shop/beer bar, but with a much better bar and atmosphere, but just as many good bottles to choose from. Super chill vibe and lots of good beer decor. The owners are very welcoming and just love beer and want to share that passion. Just about the best bottle selection in the state, and a great rotation tap selection that had plenty of good rarities when I stopped in. The inside has a moderate amount of seating but isnít large, but they have a nice front deck with tables and benches. There is a good punk/rock/metal soundtrack going on inside, and it did get pretty loud when full of patrons. Iíll give them a 10 for food because they have a sweet vegan soul food restaurant next door that will deliver you your food while you are at the bar. You just canít beat that. Draught prices are quite good with plenty of good beers for 4 dollars, which is good for the area. If you have the opportunity, definitely check this place out. Add thjs to the Trappist, and Oakland has one of the best beer bar scenes in the region right now.
beerguy101 (75) Newark, California | May 12, 2010| Updated February 18, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Nice spot, was there for a brewers night and it was fairly busy. 15-20 beers on tap and a bunch of cooler with beers to go or drink there for a $1 corkage fee. Some odd and not easy to find stuff on tap, Craftsman had 2 beers when I was there and the with the bottle selection I saw it would be easy to drop at least a $100. Definitely need to go back when they are less busy. It does have a dive bar kind of feel, but I kind of like that...
2011 Update. They now have 42! beers on tap, some one of a kind and specials. No food but they will let you bring in food from wherever and there are plenty of places for food within a couple fo blocks of the place.
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