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Beer Available At Congregation Ale House - Long Beach (arranged by most recent)
The Bruery Arrrggghhh! 74, Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA 97, Ninkasi Dawn of the Red India Red Ale 93, Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler 80, Bootleggers Black Phoenix 93, Drakes Cocoa Caliente Porter , Dogfish Head Sixty-One 66, Epic Hopulent IPA 97, Congregation Ritten In Black , Congregation Cocoa Porter , Congregation Dark of the Covenant with Brandy Soaked French Oak , Congregation / Green Flash Weizen Invictus , Faction Anomaly White Chocolate Stout 82, Firestone Walker Double DBA 99
JoeTheYounger (49) Lake Arrowhead, California | March 10, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went here finally with a date and had a great time. Cool atmosphere with 30 something taps. I had a Stone smoked chipotle double bastard, 2007 Old Guardian, and a Racer 5 all on tap. Food looked pretty good but I ate prior to arriving so ill check that out next time. Service was super fast every time. They are in the process of opening a new location in Pasadena soon.
trampdaddy (43) California | November 10, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
WOW finely A place near by with a great selection of eclectic beers. the burgers are off the hook and thier is public transportation near by (Blue Line) that will get me close to home. This one is worth a drive if you dont live close. Make your way to the LBC and have a pint or 2
ADfan (26) Orange County, California | January 9, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place with plenty of room and a nice patio for outside sitting. Canít say much about the service. We sat at the bar right by the register and still didnít get much attention. My wifeís glass sat empty for almost 10 minutes and nobody even asked if she wanted another round. Finally I flagged a girl down to get another beer. I did not get a good vibe from the servers at all. Food was pretty good and they did have a good beer selection but wonít be my first choice to go when I go out again.
Luu777 (16) California | May 1, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great place to stop in for a beer in Long Beach. The selection is well above average and served in proper glass ware. Had a Racer 5 on cask which was excellent to try. Ambiance is nice and the outside seating on a warm Saturday is perfect. Outside seating is dog friendly. Food was above average pub fare.
Not sure if I like the ordering format of walking up to the case register and waiting in line. Servers we knowledgeable, but I always seem to get stuck behind some guy trying to impress the servers with his knowledge. Hey Buddy, Iím dry and I donít want to hear about your first Guinness.
davidflores99 (12) Lakewood, California | January 4, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
another great spot in long beach (right by beachwood) with a great beer selection and awesome food, i love their rib-eye burgers, although it can get a little pricey
fourplayed (11) Lakewood, California | October 18, 2010| Updated November 2, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Downtown long beach just east of pine ave. Opened Sept 2010í. Great selection of on tap 24 brews and over 150 bottled brews. You need to get in line to place your order. But, if you start a tab the waitresses will come to your table and take additional orders for beer or food. A sparsely decorated room going for a rustic church vibe. High ceiling with exposed air ducts and plumbing all painted in dark flat black to keep it subtle. Wrought iron chandeliers. Heavy Distressed wood tables. Outdoor patio area. Waitresses were wearing catholic schoolgirl plaid skirts with white button up collared shirts. A bit more pricey then Iíd like. But a nice area/place to hang out in when your near the beach. Parking can be tough during peak hours. Public pay parking is available.
abcfan (11) New Jersey | September 13, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed the knowledgeable bartender! Duck and bacon sausage on flatbread was a nice treat. Had about 30 taps and 50 or more bottles. Very nice time.
yackery (8) California | December 12, 2010| Updated September 24, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Welcoming place with busy, friendly staff.
"Congo" has well-lit, flat-screen TVís, wooden flooring, tables, stools, exposed ceiling and vent work in a contemporary, urban neighborhood and a nice patio on the Promenade. Unique is the fine-sounding juke box with an excellent selection for all tastes. This is a fun place for the young urbanite; or a beer connoisseur can find offerings of sour beer, delicious stouts, and many more in the rotation.
The cement walls can begin to echo loud conversations like a full chorus and drown out the music as the crowds fill in and the staff goes to mass (no pun intended) service mode.
The bottle (and occasionally draught) prices range from understandable to ridiculous - so I like a preview if possible. This is the first place I found to charge a dollar for a tasting. Tight margins. Hopefully it goes to the server since I would tip them that much for a taste - usually ;).
Despite its religious motif, Congo is unpretentious, and its "unconventional tavern" service model means that customers order at the counter (like McDonaldís) - though staff are roaming with electronic pads for most efficient (not chatty) ordering. No complaints.
The food is minimal, but interesting, artful, and adequate.
A pair of ceiling fans rotates (two fans on one rotating spindle) to blow the smoke down and create positive pressure inside making for minimal smoke from the patio. Still, the over-stimulation can interfere with enjoyment of the more deeply subtle selections, and finding a quiet corner to savor a serious dollar-an-ounce-or-four beer can be next to impossible. CAH does offer a "chosen one" usually a pint selection from the rotation at $3 when available. Thatís the best deal.
There is nearby competition for craft beers on tap at Beachwood BBQ - a brewery / beer bar / upscale BBQ / chop house a few doors down the Promenade where there are now other new bars and restaurants. So this spot is becoming a beer mecca for anywhere near Long Beach.
TuskerPombe (2) Fontana, California | October 1, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best craft beer experiences in Southern California!
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