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Beer Available At Drakes Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Drakes Mind Trick , Drakes Something Mild 70, Drakes Alpha Session Ale 94, Drakes Omega Session , Drakes Scorched Earth (Rye Barrel Aged) , Drakes Pinot Barrel Pink Boots Saison , Drakes Blonde Ale 80, Drakes Jolly Rodger (2012) 97, Drakes Cuvee Drakes 88, Drakes Quarter Century of Issues 78, Jupiter Nebula Barleywine , Drakes Denogginizer 99, Drakes Amber Ale 89, Drakes Black Robusto 96, Drakes Tree Beer 86, Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (White Label) 99, Drakes Brandy Barrel Aged Drakonic , Drakes Barrel Aged Dire Straits , Drakes Hefe 67, Drakes Hopocalypse Triple IPA (Black Label) 98
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womencantsail (415) Garbage Grove, California | August 2, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool place. The bar has a handful of seats as well as a smattering of tables around the rest of the space. Patio seating outside as well. Tons of beers on tap, including lots of special barrel aged stuff. Prices are pretty good, they do flights/tasters of everything, too. Can be a bit difficult to locate if youíve never been here before. Just keep driving past the WalMart into the warehouse area in the back.
BMan1113VR (311) Los Angeles, California | September 12, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped at the new Tasting/Barrel Room. A bit hard to find, but there is plenty of parking. A really amazing tasting environment, looks great with plenty of taps and bottles. Kegs to go. Sample sizes, full pints, half pints, growlers. Plenty of barrel aged beers and draft beer that you canít get elsewhere. A few beers from Jupiter and Triple Rock as well (all owned by the same people). Great prices. Iíll be back every trip up north.
Ibrew2or3 (301) Tempe, Arizona | March 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
I finally made it here after year after year of missing the 1st Friday off the month fun and then just two days ago (it was Feb15) showing up when the website claimed they were open only to be turned around by the staff stating they were closed. WTF! Please keep web content regarding hours up to date as some of us come from a very long way away to visit. But yes, I did finally make it to this big open warehouse space with way more open floor space than seating. I was able to try several amazing offerings and the IIIPA is dynamite >>>> Younger and I love Younger. The staff was friendly and professional even when being repeatable badgered by customers scheming to get IIIPA growlers (so they can sell on ebay no doubt, what dirt bags). Kudos to the staff for keeping cool and professional and not giving into the pressure.
Terminus (288) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 3, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
First off, this location will not be correct in your GPS-the brewery is located adjacent to a Wal-mart. you have to drive through the Wal-mart parking lot (which trust me, was a challenge) to get to the brewery. your typical brewery in a warehouse setting. everybody seemed to be having a good time however, i was alone and kind of felt out of place somewhat. with that said, beer was very solid-had a couple samples and they were tasty. the crowd seemed a bit snooty and up-ity if you ask me. worth a stop if your in the east bay area.
t0rin0 (239) La Verne, California | November 11, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Been here a number of times over the years, at both the brewery and the new barrel house tasting room. The grand tasting for RBSG 2009 was also here.
The brewery side is only open on Fridays for their open house. Its been a few years so I dont know if they still do it this way but it used to be that you paid $10 or $15 and got a glass and 3 or 4 drink coupons. Full pours only, no samples. They also have a BBQ going and sometimes some music as well.
The barrel room has seating, bottles to go, does samples as well as full glasses, and sells growlers too. There are always at least a half dozen barrel offerings on tap as well as a half dozen regular beers on tap. No food served but you can bring food in or have it delivered.
Prices are reasonable, service is pretty good, nice place to stop and have a beer or a couple ticks. About a mile walk from the BART station in San Leandro if you want burn off some calories. Otherwise there is plenty of parking at the Walmart and Home Depot next door.
bytemesis (224) Sunnyvale, California | September 21, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty cool place with a great number of taps, basically an open warehouse door inviting you to come inside or side at one of the few picnic tables. Nominally three barrel aged beers on tap, but two were out when we were there. Otherwise, this is what a tasting room SHOULD look like at a small microbrewery in my opinion. As for food - they supposedly have trucks sometimes, but I hope you like pretzels, or else grab something at the Togoís down the way.
ajm (191) Los Angeles, California | July 12, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The scene of the crime: RBSG Grand Tasting 2009. Really generous and good-natured hosts, trusting us with glassware, bathroom use, and access to their walk-in fridge which was stocked. Great people. Warehouse is danker than even AleSmithís - looks more horror movie-like and less tourable, which I enjoyed. Will go back to revisit the madness.
marcus (146) Sacramento, California | June 24, 2006
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Drakeís is becoming known for itís consistently fine brews, overseen by Rodger, who is a very dedicated and skilled brewmaster. Friday afternoons at 4pm a party breaks out in the parking lot. The regulars bring assorted eats and various meats are barbequed and placed on the community table for all to enjoy. Drakeís sets up a bar to serve several of its beers at a very reasonable price. Itís great fun!
Ratman197 (125) Arvada, Colorado | August 4, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Ambiance was great considering you drink in the parking lot. The service was excellent considering how many people were there. THe selection was pretty good, not a bad one in the bunch. I never saw any food myself. Definitly a cool place and a good deal on beer!
IrishBoy (101) Bakersfield, California | November 12, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Like seven beers on draft for the Friday 4-7 PM tasting. Pat does a great job on the BBQ, but you better pay attention because the food disappears as sonn as it hits the serving table! Great fun and comeraderie.
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