United States > California > Carlsbad
DedicatedToFun (60) Santa Monica, California | April 17, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome brewery, large tap selection, free popcorn, friendly employees, definitely worth a stop.
GT2 (662) Oceanside, California | April 3, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
> Bizarre ambiance, friendly staff, high quality beer
>> Of the myriad of breweries near my place, Arcana so far has proven to be the best besides Pizza Port. Big variety of house beers, 15 at least. Huge variety of styles with most being what I would consider off the wall like apple ale, braggot, wheat IPA. This place had the least brewing flaws and the best beers from our big tour that day by far. Their apple ale was shockingly good. No food truck is a minus. Popcorn was available, free I think. They use Square so paying is easy. Voodoo, Louisana theme I don’t really get but whatever. Nothing they make is bottled AFAIK so gotta getit here. Overall, I will be back and this place should definitely be on your short list of breweries to visit. Oh, and you can walk across the parking lot to visit On The Tracks if you are in a ticking mood, but I would not recommend that.
brokensail (1137) Orange County, California | January 22, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The guys were kind enough to open the brewery back up for us to try their beers, even though they had already closed. Six beers on tap, most of which were okay with the Christmas beer being quite good. Large tasting room and brewery space, but a rather small system. Offered some pretzels too. Will have to try to make it back.
t0rin0 (1510) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 20, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited Jan 19, 2013.
Kind of like how I accidentelly found Indian Joe’s on the way to Aztec this happens to be pretty much right next to On The Tracks. The door was locked as it was a few minutes past 7 (their closing time on Saturdays). So after a trip over to On The Tracks we came back and happened to catch them as they were taking something out to the car and they let us in and sold us some beer. Really nice of them I thought.
The beers were alright with the porter and the Christmas being the best. I’ll stop in again to see what they’re up to and to see what new stuff they have on.
Over all the place is roomy and conveniently located next to another brewery. Check it out.
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