United States > California > Temecula
Sledutah (440) Utah | February 24, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Two tasting rooms, one of them in the brewery. Lots of tables. Friendly service. The beer was decent. A cooler of bottles and cans to go.
Schlenkerla (383) , Austria | December 21, 2013| Updated December 23, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
We visited this brewery 21.12.2013. Thatís the oldest of the 7 breweries in Temecula (3 years old!!). Still could not figure out why there are so many breweries here. Some of them are quite similar, however they are good, as Black Market. Nice bar, brewery, fermentation tanks and wooden barrels in a separate room together with some tables and benches, quite good beer atmosphere. Also beers absolutely ok, we had an oatmeal stout and an imperial red ale.
Leighton (685) London, England | December 13, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A large tap room with more than 10 Black Market beers on draft. They also have bottles to take away. The quality level of the beers wasnít very high. Iíd say the beers were at best average. They offer flights. And they have free popcorn, which for me is a major plus. Probably not a priority while in Temecula but it is located near some other breweries so you could pop in here and sample a few.
brokensail (1014) Orange County, California | July 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small but nice bar and tasting area with a fridge with some bottles and a smattering of merch. Much lager tasting area in the brewhouse portion of the building with several long picnic tables. About 11 or 12 house beers, including a few special beers I havenít seen around before. Friendly service and good prices. Beers were kind of disappointing, though.
Caytinator (113) Tucson, Arizona | July 7, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is in an industrial area, but itís actually a nice place. Thereís a small taproom, which opens onto the factory floor. It feels surprisingly authentic and fun. The bartender was really nice and knew a little about her beer. The selection was good, 12 of their beers were available! The value was great, with $1.25 tasters and $4-5 pints. Overall a lot of fun, Iíd love to go back.
GT2 (637) San Diego County , California | July 3, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Plenty of parking in an office/industrial complex. Ambiance inside begins with a cramped tap room and fridge for to-go bottles. Some barrel seats with cushions are nice but sit too low on the bar making the experience similar to that of a child sitting at the adult table. Off to the right you can hang out at some picnic tables inside the brewery warehouse. Lots of house beers on tap. Service was efficient but not what I would call friendly or kind, seemed more like we were an annoyance. Beer quality was pretty average with some surprisingly yummy things and equally as many very bad things. Overall lower quality than Aftershock but higher than Wiens. Everything was available in ~$1 per glass sampler flights. They also have free popcorn.
t0rin0 (1479) Do Not Resuscitate, California | April 29, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited April 27, 2013.
Another industrial warehouse brewery but this one was actually pretty busy. They have about a dozen beers on tap and Iíve only seen about half of those on tap in other places or in the bottle. Some were good (rye IPA and the quad) and some were alright but there was plenty to pick from.
Service was friendly, prices were good, lots of people having a good time. Itís a cool place to check out but just like most industrial park breweries youíre not going here for the ambiance, youíre going here to try some new beers or to buy some beer in bulk if they have something you like.
Better than the average warehouse brewery but nothing special. The difference is that this one is a bigger facility and they have a bunch of barrels.
maltdog (77) Colorado | April 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Tucked into an office park, thereís a decent sized bar and plenty of picnic table seating in an adjacent area near the fermenters and racks of kegs. Nothing fancy, itís just a tasting room in a brewery. Laid back, comfortable and friendly. Maybe ten taps, and I had tasters of most of them. ALL were excellent; Iíd be happy drinking a pint or two of any one of them. Even the couple styles Iím not normally fond of were utterly delicious. A very nice experience.
BeerLimey (113) California | May 21, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Itís just a small brewery set off in the I-15 in an industrial estate although not too badly located next to the temecula wine region. Makes for a nice little detour. The tasting bar is set in full view of the brewery, seating is not too comfortable with sacks of grain set on top of barrels, but bar top is nice. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and one of the taps is dedicated to each employees weekly beer experiment. There were only 4 beers on tap, including 3 mainstays (Hefe, Brown, IPA) and the weekly which was a black IPA. All the beers were first rate. They do normally do a seasonal too although capacity prevented that at the time and they are in the midst of expanding to the warehouse next door. Definitely worth a look especially since the brewers are right there while you taste. Only gripe is that I couldnít get the weekly in a growler due to small quantities. I will be back to see their expansion.
can8ianben (114) State College, Pennsylvania | May 13, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Standard SoCal setting for a craft brew start-up - tiny industrial park space dominated by tanks and brewing equipment with a nice bar space for tasters, growler fills, and pints. Four beers on tap when I visited ranging from standard fare to exciting. Unique note... barley bags on top of barrels make for interesting seating options in the tasting space.
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