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Beer Available At Hamiltons (arranged by most recent)
Monkey Paw Jerrys Farewell Robust Mocha Porter , Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale 99, St Feuillien / Green Flash BiŤre De LíAmitiť 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull 100, Green Flash 2nd Anniversary Ale , Green Flash 3rd Anniversary Belgian-Style Tripel , Green Flash Anniversary Strong Ale 90, Green Flash 5th Anniversary Double IPA 96, Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale 91, Green Flash 8th Anniversary IPA , Green Flash Hamiltonís 6th Anniversary (Junior IPA) 83, Green Flash Hamiltonís 5th Anniversary Black India Pale Ale , Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA 100, Societe The Butcher 98, Logsdon Seizoen Bretta 99, Monkey Paw Rich Manís IIPA 86, Maui Brewing Sobrehumano Palenaíole 62, Pizza Port Welcome Back Wipeout 96
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3fourths (1082) StraŖgiech, Germany | July 20, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
well-worn interior and ambiance with choice draft list and extensive bottle list. two Schlenkerla kegs on during my visit. everything to satisfy your tastes, from lambic to burly stouts to farmhouse ales.
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | April 27, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice taverny sort of place with a solid draft list and helpful customers. Well worth a visit.
Beershine (593) The Sunshine State, Florida | April 23, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
EXCELLENT beer bar in San Diego. A top-notch establishment with the right vibe: young, casual, friendly, and good service with a very good beer selection that includes many from local small breweries. The kind of place that you can spend hours in.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | April 14, 2007| Updated July 28, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This place was awesome. I always know that Iím going to enjoy a place based on whether or not my wife hates it. This place is dark and dank and seedy... with virtually no reason to go into unless you are looking for killer beer.
I had a quick session here of three west coast hop bombs from Green Flash brewing followed by a Speedway Stout. All that and the bill was less than 20 bones. I could have probably spent another four-five hours here easily. All the beer I had was very fresh and in great form. Lots of bottles as well, although I didnít get a chance to attack any of them. Maybe next time.
NachlamSie (447) Tennessee | July 10, 2012| Updated July 28, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Hamiltonís has a dive bar kind of feel and is located in the middle of a small block of businesses in the a neighborhood. The interior is very dim and adorned with more decorative tap handles than Iíve ever seen. The old school CD jukebox has some bitchiní tunes on it. The bartender was super friendly and knowledgable. I got perhaps the best service I had of my trip to CA. The beer list is serious. No messing around here. Loads of CA taps including Pliny the Elder and many other desireable rarities. The bottle list is extensive with a specific intent to get things that beer geeks salivate over.
GT2 (344) Riverslime, California | July 19, 2012| Updated July 28, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Similar ambiance to kickbacks in Jacksonville, FL. Major dive bar with almost a biker feel. Pool tables. Menís restroom has no lock and is a one person stall. So if you have to take a dump- have fun. Tap list when I was there was impressive with a focus on new local breweries with some Sculpin and Alesmith Yukesmith favorites. Nothing eye catching. Bottle list is huge with a lot of good stuff like many Avery sours, Cantillon Mamouche, Ruination 10th Anniversary, Dugges Idjit. Cool place. Iíd come back to raid the bottle list. A large bar food menu is available with sausages, burgers, etc. Didnít eat here. Iíd expect decent pub grub. Service is exceptionally attentive and nice.
Ibrew2or3 (300) Tempe, Arizona | July 10, 2008| Updated July 28, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
OK, First non bottle shop Iíve been to that carries Mikkeller Black Hole 375mL ($13 per). Looks like the seating is a bit limited with three wooden booths (wooden seats), six bar high tables and fifteen to twenty wobbly stools at the bar. Near 30 draft selection and 2 beer engines all being solid craft beer offerings biased toward San Diego selections. Big bottle list with loads of surprises. Very friendly and helpful people too. Awesome experience.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 16, 2008| Updated July 28, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is definitely has a neighborhood feel, and can be easy to miss. Inside is dark, with a local crowd and semi-dive bar appeal. The tap handle collection on the ceiling is a nice touch. The chalkboard behind the bar clearly shows the current tap list and prices, and stays current. There is also a bottle cooler behind the bar that is conducive to browsing from behind the bar. This is my type of place, great beer, locals, and nothing too fancy. If you are driving, be careful. Cops watch for patrons leaving and getting into their cars, and will find any excuse to pull you over.
DYCSoccer17 (275) Woodland, California | August 7, 2008| Updated July 28, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I visited this place at the end of our pub crawl at RBSG. I remember them having a great tap list and a great bottle list. I also remember them being a bit better than the impressive list over at OíBrienís. The owner was there and he was really cool. He bought us a drink. I guess I didnít realize how crowded this place gets. We got there early enough to grab a seat at the bar, so I was kind of oblivious to everything else. There were some pool tables and this place definitely had some soul and a bit of a dive bar feel. I really liked this place a lot.
sebletitje (228) Enghien, Belgium | May 20, 2009| Updated July 28, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer tavern, with hundreds of tap handles hanging from the ceiling.
Place seemed a little too dim inside.
Lots of local beers to chose from and even the local beer happy hour, making many of them really cheap.
Food order is on the side, and the bbq wings were delicious as was the sandwich.
Place was busy and did not really get to chat with the staff.
Really worth a visit, nice laid back atmosphere and makes you forget you are in the middle of San Diego.
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