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Beer Available At Tap 25 (arranged by most recent)
Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin 96, Anderson Valley Rye Smoked Helles , Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse 97, Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Schooners Oh! Fest! , Dust Bowl Mild Ale , Moylans Moylander Double IPA 99, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp All Systems Gose 36, Speakeasy Untouchable IPA 92, Drakes Aroma Flora 46, Stone Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity 88, Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration #4: Craftylicious 68, Widmer Brothers Reserve Barrel Aged Brrrbon 93, Butchers Prime Cut IPA , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Back Porch Lager , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Earlís IPA , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Neo-Lexicanus , Dust Bowl Black Blizzard 87, Drakes Cryptographic DIPA , Kona Big Wave Golden Ale 40
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alagnak (73) Littleton, Colorado | August 13, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Solid bar on a small square in Livermore. Think theyíve slightly expanded since a few o the other reviews, as there were two íroomsí inside with ample bar and table seating, free wifi, and then the 4-5 tables outside (which I think may be shared by the other shops on Blacksmith square).
Solid selection - mostly NorCal beers, 3-4 selections from local area breweries (Altamont and another one whos name escapes me). They have Sculpin on tap, which I rarely can pass over, but the Altamont beer I tried was great.
Wish they had food...but there are quite a few restarants within a block or two, so no biggie.
t0rin0 (1456) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited November 10, 2013.
The place was pretty dead when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon but itís really a nice setup. The inside is a bit plain but there is this nice courtyard right outside that could make for a fun place to hang out. Itís also right on the main road. As advertised, they have 25 taps flowing. Lots of local taps featured, which is nice. Drakes, Ale Industries, Speakeasy, Calicraft, and 21st Amendment were all present. Surprisingly no Altamont, which is just up the street and made a beer for their second anniversary. Must have been out that day or something. Prices were a bit high but the service was very friendly, and the location is great (for being in Livermore). Would definitely return. Actually my brother and I were talking about biking the 10 miles from his place to downtown Livermore soon to do the pub crawl around town here.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | February 27, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Alright. Livermore! Canít wait until BART makes it out here. Nice new little space, that has expanded too. The furnishings are not the most comfortable to spend a lot of time enjoying their tap list. Oh yes. The tap list, thereís that, has a geeky selection that rotates through to new stuff often. This is a great place to try something new or something youíve never heard of. What more could you want. Thereís also a nice patio space for further enjoyment. Come to Livermore and try it out. Or not. Iím going back the next time Iím in the Bay Area.
AgentSteve (83) SF Bay Area, California | January 28, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ambiance but quite small. Decent menu of staple beers in correct glassware. Not too much outstanding stuff, but a solid list of everyday beers.
fidel (100) Livermore, California | November 25, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Small light colored place with a short bar and 3 or 4 tables inside. Has a cool patio across from a nice wine bar. 25 taps of good beer.
joeneugs (160) Livermore, California | September 25, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome new place in downtown Livermore. Itís located in the very nice blacksmith square just across the parking lot from First St. Alehouse and down the street from the Beer Baron (revamped Livermore Saloon). Between these three places we now have quite the pub crawl in Livermore. The location is great right in the center of downtown yet there can be a lot of road noise being just steps from Livermore Ave. when youíre on the patio. The patio is beautiful however. All brick with lots of seating and shade trees. I think thereís a fountain and usually some live acoustic music. Itís a very relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a beer and some conversation. There is also a few wine tasting rooms in blacksmith square so you can double dip if you enjoy vino as well (or use this to draw your significant other!) The bar is really small inside with seating for about 10 at the bar and a couple small tables for about 6-8 more people max. The decor is very simple yet classy. It definitely has a "tasting room" feel to it. The owners and bartenders are very friendly and seem knowledgable and enthusiastic about beer. All 25 taps were nice selections with good diversity of styles, some being local breweries and some nationally distributed. Nothing super rare or earth shattering, but none were beers you can find on tap anywhere else in town. It looks like they will be posting their tap list on the website which is cool. They said theyíll have exclusively American craft with no imports. Also of note, the same people own the Green Leaf BBQ shop next door, and offer small plates of food. I got a smoked tri-tip sandwich and it was small but very good. Overall, this is a very nice new place that I hope does well.
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