United States > California > Tustin
TylerGreenDC (51) , | November 17, 2014| Updated December 6, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Old-school craft brewing + food place. Super mix of 8-9 of their own beers (which are excellent), and 7-8 guest taps of mostly California breweries. Thoughtful mix of styles. Good-enough level food. Lots of TVs. Big, open seating area. Seems like it should get loud but nope. Real gem: Super-beer-smart servers, both at the bar and at the tables. Mine gave me tips on other OC breweries to visit, stat. Could hardly have enjoyed myself more!
bhensonb (538) Woodland, California | August 29, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice venue. Beers good, but not to die for. Until they put on their BA and sours! Pretty good service.
blipp (176) San Diego, California | August 28, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a weekday evening. Relatively cheap flight was available to try the 8 or so house beers. The pale ale and ipa were great, the rest, average. Average service. The guest tap selection was well chosen, though in California itís kind of hard to mess that up. Pretty standard brewpub, overall.
ChinoSkillzian (33) CA to VA, California | July 17, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Orange County brewpub with a good combination of house beers and guest taps. The house beers I find pleasant, of course there is a clunker every now and then but it happens. I always wonder how they squeezed the brewhouse behind the bar the way it is, pretty crazy. The best thing Iíve had food-wise is the chili. Usually have Pliny or Blind Pig which is always a bonus. My only service complaint is that regulars get way preferential treatment at the bar, to the point of sometimes ignoring other customers.
t0rin0 (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 29, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited maybe a dozen times over the years. I was going to copy over the rant that I went on when I reviewed this on another site where I complained about the awful service (slow, rude, and padding the bill) but since then things have gotten better. Still not great but much better.
The beers range from bad to good with most falling in decent territory. They do hops well, theyíve made one or two good sours and saisons, but I dont like their stouts for the most part and the casks are usually pretty bad. They also do a lot of experimental stuff.
Food is just alright, the prices are high, but over all itís a fun place to be with some good beers on the menu.
Wittales (69) Las Vegas, Nevada | March 25, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool place with beer garden, friendly waitress that gave me free tasters of RR Pliny the Elder, Daymen IPA, and Stonesí Barleywine 2012. Coffee Porter was the best, then Irish Stout, Pale, Saison and Hefe but no IPA. Guest Taps are super. Needs more Taps for own brews. Chili was spicey goodness.
nbutler11 (350) Rota, Spain | July 26, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited during RBSG. GT2 keeps beating me to the adjectives I was going to use! This place is, indeed, QUAINT. A chill local haunt that I would frequent if I lived in the area, but the beers have a ways to go. Kind service.
GT2 (667) Oceanside, California | July 24, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Very quaint brewpub with a Pizza Port like feel although the bar area felt very cramped. Did not eat here. Beer selection was small, but focused on their house beers. House beer quality was decent. Some were not so great. Ambiance is very inviting, kid friendly, relaxing, casual. Patio seating available. Staff was friendly.
daknole (447) Scottsdale, Arizona | July 24, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent place to hang out and have a beer. Beers were ok and service was good.
KyotoLefty (583) Kyoto, Japan | July 23, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice ambiance. Had a nice cask in top condition ale, though a few of their beer were not so great. Some of the guests looked better, though I wanted to try their beers. Pretty nice brewpub thatís worth a stop.
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