Harry’s Hofbrau - Redwood City

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Beers At Harry’s Hofbrau - Redwood City

NameABVEntered
Modern Times Monsters’ Park - Bourbon Barrel: Coconut & Cocoa Nibs13%7/16/2016
Avery Pump[KY]n16.54%7/16/2016
Coronado Stingray Imperial IPA7.9%7/16/2016
Coronado 20th Anniversary 10%7/16/2016
Perennial Sump10.5%7/16/2016
Alvarado Street Minesweeper IPA7.1%6/22/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 201514.5%6/22/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel13.5%6/22/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye Barrel14.2%6/22/2016
Stone Pataskala Red X IPA7.3%6/18/2016
The Bruery Humulus Lager7.2%6/11/2016
Fieldwork Painted Gold5.4%5/28/2016
Alvarado Street Mai Tai P.A.6.6%5/28/2016
Perennial 1710%5/24/2016
Drakes Wild Hundo5.5%5/21/2016
Track 7 Mr. Chimpo7%5/21/2016
Track 7 / Altamont Project X Red IPA5.5%4/6/2016
Modern Times City of the Dead 7.5%4/5/2016
Fieldwork Convergence9%3/29/2016
Ninkasi Velocihoptor Double IPA8.4%3/26/2016
Fieldwork 9249.24%3/26/2016
Lagunitas Fusion XXXII7.5%2/18/2016
Fieldwork Chocolate Milk Brown5.4%2/18/2016
Stone Depth-Charged Double Bastard11.2%2/18/2016
Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced10.6%2/18/2016
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin7%2/11/2016
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Rum Barrel10%2/11/2016
Berryessa Diminished Returns9.3%2/10/2016
Fieldwork Supercell8.4%2/7/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse Imperial White IPA (White Label)8.4%2/7/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse Blood Orange Imperial IPA (Red Label) 9%2/6/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)10.6%1/27/2016
Firestone Walker Tequila Merkin8.5%1/27/2016
Founders Backstage Series #14: Project Pam10.8%1/27/2016
Iron Fist Velvet Glove9%1/26/2016
Berryessa Trendy Imperial IPA10.5%1/26/2016
Altamont Beer Works Hop Wash8%1/26/2016
Boneyard RPM IPA6.5%1/26/2016
Boneyard Notorious IPA311.5%1/26/2016
New Belgium Hop Kitchen #10 - Hop Stout8.3%1/26/2016
Almanac Simcoe Sour7%1/26/2016
Sudwerk Brewers Cut: Uncle Fester9%1/26/2016
Sudwerk Doppel Bock Ultimator8%1/25/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller APA5.3%1/23/2016
Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western8.7%1/21/2016
Fieldwork Contour5.3%1/21/2016
Lagunitas Olde GnarlyWine 10.6%1/15/2016
Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale (2011-)4.9%1/15/2016
Deschutes Black Butte XXVII11%1/9/2016
Deschutes The Stoic11%1/9/2016
Deschutes The Abyss11%1/9/2016
Lagunitas Fusion XXXIV6.7%12/27/2015
Fieldwork Black Thai6.3%12/27/2015
Fieldwork Amarilloweisse5.2%12/27/2015
Almanac Wakatu Sour7%12/24/2015
Altamont Beer Works Another Hoppy Beer8%12/24/2015
Black Market 1945 Berliner Weisse3.8%12/21/2015
Fieldwork Sour Diesel5.2%12/12/2015
Fieldwork Prevailing7%12/12/2015
Sudwerk Fünke Hop Farm6.5%12/3/2015
Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk9.2%11/22/2015
Track 7 / Revision Tracksion8.2%10/25/2015
Fieldwork Citraweisse5%10/25/2015
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%10/24/2015
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA8.9%10/24/2015
Fieldwork White Mocha5.8%9/17/2015
Saint James Lambic Grand Cru6%9/4/2015
Perennial / Prairie Dual Artisanship7%8/28/2015
Fieldwork Coconut Milk8%8/6/2015
10 Barrel DUB Imperial IPA9.3%7/21/2015
Avery Tweak (Meph Addict) - Bourbon Barrel17.81%7/15/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Zymurgeist2  (2) Redwood City, California | June 23, 2016
Biased here as this is my local - but I choose it over some other fantastic beer bars. You would not know if from the outside, but this is THE BEST tap list in the peninsula. Kevin gets some rare stuff that you don’t find elsewhere, and it rotates at a fairly good clip. The food is basically a cafeteria...but they specialize in roasted turkey, and you can mess that up. Not your typical craft beer bar....which makes it that much better.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (222) Livermore, California | August 26, 2015
I’m a fan of the Harry’s Hofbrau chain. This one is almost identical to the San Leandro location. Pretty similar tap list as far as quality and quantity goes and the food, of course, is identical. It’s pretty much a cafeteria style joint with a bar in the back. Plenty of seating inside and outside on a spacious patio. The staff is very friendly. The beer list is really top notch. Lot’s of interesting locals and regional brands that you don’t see at other places. I got a lambic style beer from Saint James and a Perennial Sump on my visit. Excellent as far as the beer goes. The food is pretty good too if you’re a meat and potato kind of person. They have a small and very well chosen selection of bottles to chose from as well. Overall, this place pretty much rocks. Totally old school and anti-hipster, but with all the beer perks of some of the best places in the area.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (549) Utah | January 30, 2014
It’s been many years since I’ve been to a Harry’s Hofbau, in fact I don’t think they served beer then (1989), if they did it wasn’t good beer. Kind of disappointed in the food choices. Doesn’t look like it has changed much either. Then I walked in to the bar. A nice tap list and cooler filled with tasty beers.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 3, 2013| Updated December 15, 2013
Visited November 29, 2013.

It had been here since I was in middle school, in the mid 90s, so it was about time to go back. The layout is interesting in that the dining area is pretty small compared to the bar area and the food is served cafeteria style. Normally I scroll past tri tip sandwiches as I’m always let down but one look at the tri tip they were cutting up and my mind was made up. I got it on Dutch crunch bread (something I’ve never been able to find outside of the bay area) dipped in the au jus sauce. It was good. Prices start a little high but so do the serving sizes. The amount of food that you get for the money that you spend is impressive.

The beer list is pretty impressive these days. Two dozen taps and half a dozen good IPAs along with some Belgian stuff and a bunch of other random choices, most of which are west coast beers. I went with the blonde from Cellarmaker who is showing a lot of potential for becoming the next great brewery.

The atmosphere was once described as "geriatric" which is more less correct but it’s fine. Not sure how many Germans actually go here but they certainly play up the German restaurant-theme. I’ll have to stop back in more often.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 26, 2013
They usually have a good selection of beers. Some of the food is good.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (754) Sunnyvale, California | February 23, 2013
Not surprisingly a lot like the Harry’s in San Jose, but perhaps a slightly better taplist. Great customer service, a pretty nice bottle list (I picked up a Peche ’n Brett), and 28 rotating taps of great beers. Definitely worth looking for if you are on the penninsula. And its like 5 minutes from K&L - Bonus!
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1292) Dublin, California | February 19, 2013
Once you get past the nursing home crowd, there’s a really nice beer bar. A couple dozen taps with a much younger/less geriatric crowd in the bar. I stopped in during their IPA festival during SF Beer Week, and there were a ton of great beers to try. Great service, even with the big crowd. Not a place I would have thought to go for beer when I was growing up in the area, definitely worth a stop.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
not2style  (1) , | November 28, 2012
One of the best beer selections I’ve seen, with constantly rotating taps.

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