Lodi Beer Company

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah  (553) Utah | May 26, 2016
Nice old building downtown, a big bar on one side with tanks in the middle, restaurants on the other side. The beer was decent, nothing special but not bad. Good prices.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
brokensail  (1303) Dublin, California | July 23, 2015
I havenít been to Lodi since I was in my early teens for a soccer tournament. My girlfriend just moved to the Stockton area for a job, so while visiting her we stopped here to try out the closest brewery to her new place.

Has a very classic feel in terms of the decor. Brass, dark stained wood, lots of natural light...big beautiful bar. Solid ambiance for sure. Kind of a funny dichotomy between the servers and the patrons, the former almost exclusively being attractive 20 or 30-something year old women and the latter being obese middle aged men...not that this is a unique dynamic in the service industry.

Anyway, they do a sampler here and itís pretty dirt cheap. They also had a barleywine flight (regular and two barrel aged versions) for like $6-7 for a small snifter pour of each. So, good deal. Unfortunately, beer is just average, but I didnít really think any were terrible, other than maybe the Rye barrel Barleywine.

In summary, a cool place and good service with cheap drinks.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
NorCalScott  (3) Sacramento, California | February 16, 2014
I was raised in Lodi and visit friends and family often. Iíve been here over 20X over the years as itís the only place downtown to have 20+ people. The food menu is limited IMO, the consistency goes up & down like a yo-yo, the service is usually good but Iíve had a few bad experiences, and the beer is awful. The best beer is the Porter. The Moke Red is ok, the IPA is horrible. The downtown area of Lodi is beautiful with many other restaurants and bars, but what it needs is a 30 tap place with good solid food.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 25, 2013
I stopped in early on New Years Eve on my way back from Sacramento down 99. I pulled into town right at opening time (11am) and was the only customer there for the first 20 minutes or so. The one server was taking chairs down from the counter and getting ready for the day while I worked through my sampler. The place has an interesting set up where the brewery is right in the middle of the room and the restaurant surrounds it. Everything about the place is old timey from the building to the dark wooden furniture to the street that itís on.

The beer wasnt very good sadly but I was excited to try their eisbock. Not entirely sure that itís even a lager since the bartender told me that the work eis means one in German (in case you donít know, eis means ice and they are pronounced the same way). I donít think Iíd go out of my way to stop here but the town is cool if youíve never been. More of a curiosity than anything else.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere  (510) Ottawa, Ontario | October 2, 2009
A beautiful brewpub, art nouveau parisian meets 1910s NY, with metal girdles, very classy, nice upscale menu, but for the beers, most of them were subpar.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 4, 2009
I made a quick stop here while traveling south. Located downtown and the place is very cool and old fashion looking. It used to be an old drug store. They have some good beers here. Worth a stop.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (560) Woodland, California | March 7, 2009
Well things have vastly improved in some ways since DYCSoccer17 was there. The decor is huge interior with lots of wood and stone and an old metal stamped ceiling. Looking pretty spiffy. Cajun burger with garlic fries was excellent. Number of selections may be down. Sampler ran to 8 beers. Service was tops. Itís very family friendly. Beers were above average for a local brewpub. Miles ahead of most BJs.
60
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17  (332) Woodland, California | March 4, 2007
Visited Noon 3/3/07. Located in a rather large cavernous downtown building, the architecture and interior design is somewhat reminiscent of a German beer hall. The middle of the restaurant is interrupted by mash tuns and fermenters. The decor looks very old and authentic, but the bartender states that almost none of the decorations other than the ceilings are original. Restrooms were clean. Bar is on the left, which is polished and well-kept. A few TVs surround the bar area, Approximately 10 beers were on draft. 3 seasonals. I had a few 10 ounce servings, and it seemed like they were using frosty glasses for a few of their offerings and room temps for other offerings. The beer was mediocre. The bartender was nice and attentive, but it wasnít overly busy either. He saw I was rating and poured me a few samples of other beers without me asking. I had the Island Burger, which was ok. The bread seemed kind of stale and the fries were definitely frozen ones which had some freezer taste to them. The menu was ok and typical. All in all, this place is pretty vanilla.

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