t0rin0 (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited May 31, 2014.
Another of about three dozen places in the historic district. Actually, the reason for including this on the itinerary was that it was across the street from the old Triumph Brewing which unexpectedly closed a few months prior to my visit. As it turns out a lot of things have changed in this area in regards to beer places (though not much else has changed since I lived here 20 years ago) and it seems that no one here rates places or edits them. Rather than closing this one and adding a new one I just changed the name on it since no one ever rated it anyway.
This new place is kind of nice. Itís quiet and a little boring but while I was there they were setting up for a tap takeover by some brewery called Roy Pitz. The bartender was nice enough to do samples of everything. They had an interesting lineup which consisted of a blonde ale, old ale, IPA, watermelon lager, black IPA, and sour brown. I didnít look at the bottle list but it sounds like they have a few to pick from, or at least the last place did. The food looked pretty good but I didnít eat anything as I was still full from the side by side cheesesteak tasting (Genoís and Patís). No idea what the tap list looks like normally but if they did some kind of interesting event like a tap takeover by a brewery that I had never heard of before then sure, Iíd come back.