Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa | Costa Mesa, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

901 S Coast Dr, Ste A
Costa Mesa, California United States 92626 [ print map ]
714 546 BREW

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Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:30a - 12:00a, Fri-Sat: - 11:30a - 1:00a, Sun: 11:30a - 10:00p


Mayor: brokensail (11) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 5


Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa

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Beer Available At Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa (arranged by most recent)
Karl Strauss Five Wee Heavy Bells , Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale 92, Karl Strauss Vanilla Toast Porter , Karl Strauss NZ Pacifica Session IPA , Karl Strauss Four Scowling Owls 77, Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA 98, Karl Strauss Donít Go Into The Light Blonde , Karl Strauss Citra Pale Ale , Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA with Green Chilies , Karl Strauss Red Trolley with Rose Hips , Karl Strauss Wreck Alley with Cinnamon and Curacao , Karl Strauss Blacks Beach Extra Dark 77, Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA with Rosemary , Karl Strauss 25th Anniversary Doppelbock 47, Karl Strauss 26th Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong Ale , Karl Strauss Vanilla Oak Chip Wreck Alley , Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale with Green Tea and Ginger
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15 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Costa Mesa
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  72%
 Selection  59%
 Food  74%
 Value  69%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  71%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (900) Orange County, California | April 14, 2013
Kind of a small location on the outskirts of South Coast plaza. About 9-10 beers available on a regular basis, with a cask every Thursday. Service is alright, beers are alright, and food is pretty good.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1448) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 23, 2014| Updated October 24, 2014
Visited September 18, 2014.

First stop of a tour around Costa Mesa and Huntington with chinoskillzian. This is in an expensive OC mall. Despite my disdain for malls and mall parking lots the restaurant is kind of nice, like most Karl Strauss locations. Very open and with a bar in the middle. We happened to be there during the tapping of their Oktoberfest cask. Actually, we had to wait a while because while the sandwich board outside said 4pm they werenít actually tapping it until 530 or so. I passed the time sipping on their mosaic wheat beer, which was pretty good a few months earlier when it came out but now is pretty old. Meh. Anyway, they went through the ceremony of pounding the faucet into the side of the cask and everyone cheered. It was fun. What I liked about that cask was that they had it sitting in ice to keep it from getting to room temperature. It was the coldest cask Iíve ever had though, so maybe not quite correct but better than the alternative. The beer was pretty good actually.

Didnít try the food and the prices were good during happy hour ($4 per beer). Worthy stop at least once. My only real complaint is that the service was pretty slow. We were at one of the bar tables for what itís worth.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock  (383) , England | July 10, 2014
Modern, slick place; central horseshoe bar with ten taps at both ends, brewing equipment to your left as you walk in. Only sell their own brewed (and other Strauss beers) beers with eight regular and a couple of changing ones. Happy hour food was good and the beers I had weíre fine. I however think my Bomber of Four Scowling Owls was a bit expensive at fourteen dollars, should have stayed with the four dollar pints during the happy hour. Service friendly and efficient with minimum fuss. Some TV screens dotted about but otherwise a fairly quiet and laid back sort of joint.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales  (46) Las Vegas, Nevada | July 6, 2014
Good outside patio seating durning lunch. Food was good with pairing beers, summer food abit spicey for me. All the brews where solid in style guidelines. Bottles where scared, but plenty of tap brews. A solid brewpub.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike  (67) Roswell, Georgia | August 28, 2013
Brew pub location in Orange County. First time here - had a good experience. Beer was pretty solid - had the DIPA and the Imperial Stout. Food was overall very good and service was friendly and prompt.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
beer101101  (10) Corona, | April 30, 2010
great place, but beer selection is not great. food was good.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog  (241) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | December 12, 2008
The only reason I stopped by here is it was 1.5 miles from my hotel and at a mall, we needed to stop by and pick up something before hitting the airport tomorrow. Typical chain look and feel. 10 beers on tap 3 of 4 of which were the same seasonals that were on tap at La Jolla. Food was decent as was the service. The food was good to. I enjoyed the Pork Chops.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
auderale  (68) Minot, North Dakota | May 14, 2008
The service here was awesome. We didnít get anything to eat, but the food looked good. This was a good find when we accidentally stumbled upon it. We got the sampler, and even though there were some left off, our server brought us all the taps for free. Beer was ok, not great, but good.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | May 13, 2008
Solid food with adequate service. Great location near the South Coast Plaza shopping center, but what it really comes down to are the growlers. Thereís no feeling like walking out of this place with a giant growler full of Karlís beer.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | November 27, 2007| Updated August 14, 2008
I love this place. I love going, I love drinking, I love eating, I love taking home growlers. Sure they only pour Karl, but this is the one place with dedicated taps whose beer is good enough to be dedicated. In my humble opinion.

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