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Beer Available At Central Coast Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Central Coast The Tomb Series: Anacreon , Central Coast Topless Red , Central Coast Superstitious , Central Coast Chai Cream Ale 43, Central Coast Terrace Hill Double IPA 88, Central Coast The Tomb Series: Young Harry , Central Coast Gíday IPA , Central Coast 15th Anniversary , Central Coast Deep Dark , Central Coast The Tomb Series: Come Hither , Central Coast Lucky Day IPA 96, Central Coast Catch 23 84, Central Coast Rotunda Session Pale Ale , Central Coast Daisy Chain
brokensail (811) Orange County, California | February 20, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
On the north end of the city, less than a mile from downtown. The tasting room is a small place inside the actual brewery with a nice little deck/patio to sit out on. Twelve beers available to try, but almost all of them were below average. They do bottle a number of their beers, too. Service from the one male bartender (also seemed to be a brewer/helper) was okay, but a bit neurotic. The two girls that were working the bar were much more personable.
JMFG (19) Florida | January 31, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped by for a few tasters during a visit. Had a few nice beers, including their 15th Anniversary BB Smoked beer. I chatted up the bartender, Jason, who was very knowledgeable about the beers and the brewery. When we touched on the subject of Berliners, he poured me a sample of a test batch Berliner they did (and it was damn good). They do 4 oz pours of everything, and also have cans, bottles, and growlers of most things to go.
birdmachine (12) San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California | December 9, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Central Coast Brewing, or CCB as the locals call it, often gets overlooked because itís not located directly downtown like some of the other bars, and brewpubs are. Iíve been coming to CCB for the last 3 years and have experienced a huge improvement - not only their staff, but beer recipes too. Aaron, Jason and crew are doing a marvelous job at producing above average IPAs (Lucky Day, Terrace Hill, Daisy ChainÖ) and Belgian style beers. They also have been acquiring plenty of bourbon barrels with the help of Firestone Walker (so I am told) and making excellent BA stouts and experimental beers that are just as good as anything distributed in the area. Aaron mentioned that their production has increased by a large margin in the last few years. This place should not be skipped if youíre driving through the 101. They donít serve any food, but Splash Cafť, Franks, Santa Cruz taqueria and plenty of other nice food places are close by to bring in while you drink a beer, watch a game, etc. They also have a BBQ space on the side that gets used by local vendors from time to time.
DocJitsu (84) Florida | August 3, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Sits back just far enough off of Monterey Street for it to be easily missed if youíre not specifically looking for it. A pretty unassuming place that sits down a bit from a short strip mall-type construction. It is a small place. The inside had a small bar with seating and a couple of tables, all sharing the same area with the brewery. Outside seating features a long narrow, stainless steel bar, patio umbrellas, and directorís chairs. There are a couple of small tables as well. Outside seating puts you back far enough away from the street that youíre not part of it, but you can still people watch. The mountains make a scenic backdrop for some serenity while you sip your brew. Flights of all their beers are available in any number of tastes youíd prefer. Their variety of beer choices is pretty impressive. The quality of their beer is much better than average. Their service is competent, accommodating, and pleasant. No food here and the bathrooms, while clean, are at the end of that short strip mall-like construction. Very enjoyable, peaceful place to visit.
bytemesis (365) Sunnyvale, California | July 18, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Really cool place. The bartender is very knowledgeable and talkative. The tasting area is right next to the brewing area, and he is fine with you wandering around. They also have "brew your own" nights and teach homebrewing. A few barrels in the back as well. About 12 taps running, including a BA stout when I was there. A surprising number of bombers for such a small operation. I only tried the black IPA and the BA stout, both of which were good, not great, but I would hang out there for sure if I lived in the area.
t0rin0 (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 25, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Iíve been to this place several times now. The second time was pretty disapointing as they had just reopened (cant remember why they were closed) and only had a handful of beers on tap. They normally have a dozen taps, most of which range from meh to alright. I do appreciate them experimenting and trying to do something interesting but itís really just a glorified homebrew operation. I guess now that theyíve been open a few years I should go back and see if theyíve imnproved.
IrishBoy (105) Bakersfield, California | July 17, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Small local brewery which I have gone to several times. Decent berrs but nothing very impressive compared to the other locals in the area.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 13, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
These guys are a mix of brew-on-premise and microbrewery with a tasting room. You can try samples of all of their beers on tap and buy bottles to go as well. Most of their beers are solid and they do a wide range of styles at any given time. Iíve never had anything mind-blowing, but also nothing I couldnít drink. They have been having some licensing issues lately with regards to serving beer so itís worth checking with them to see whatís going on if you plan on stopping by.
EdKing (135) London, England | March 5, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice little stopover just to the north of the town centre towards the motels area. Shop and brewery all in one place. As you come in the doors you see the coppers and fermenters where all the brewing takes place.
Didnít have time for a tour and as I was driving didnít taste so just got some take-outs. Lovely beers and well worth dropping by for. Wish Iíd had more time to chat to the guy there.
thewheelman (16) Maine | June 3, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Funky local brewer in SLO. Itís just north of downtown, and should be on your SLO beer tour. They serve their own brews on draft, and most styles also come in 22oz bombers.
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