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Beer Available At Newport Beach Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Newport Beach Oscillation Sour , Newport Beach Dreaded Diablo , Newport Beach I Got Wood IPA , Newport Beach Dye Job , Newport Beach 19th Anniversary , Newport Beach Village Idiot IPA 75, Newport Beach Tecato Sour , Newport Beach Evil Monkey , Newport Beach Bisbees ESB 49, Newport Beach Pelican Pale Ale 73, Newport Beach Blonde 19, Newport Beach Sweet Chai of Mine , Newport Beach Sour Cherry Stout , Newport Beach Me So Hoppy , Newport Beach Oktoberfest
BlackHaddock (334) , England | March 12, 2014| Updated March 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Our second stop on the 2014 Mega holiday. Happy hour started at 15:00 and we arrived half an hour later (11th March). It was lovely sunny afternoon, so we sat outside at the front. Inside I couldn’t see too well, but the unlabelled taps were right in front of me on the corner of the bar. A very pleasant young lady poured me flight of tasters. And two free offerings, the girls opting for a couple of golden brews. The brews came out swiftly and all were fine form, tasty and a good selection overall. Inside and out it was fairly quiet, which we liked. Can not comment on the decor because within because I only popped in to order and didn’t have a proper look around. I thought it a solid enough place though and the service was friendly and good. We didn’t have any food, but there is Happy Hour Specials Available.
t0rin0 (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 21, 2014| Updated February 3, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here a number of times over the years since they always have something new. They occasionally have something interesting like a sour or something barrel aged. For the 15th anniversary they made a hoppy hefe that I quite liked. Some of the beers are pretty bad though most are at least drinkable if not good. They have live music on occasion and it gets pretty busy on the weekends. Not really an ideal beer nerd type of place but if you’re there in the day time no one will bother you if you’re being a loser and taking notes. Prices are steep but the food is decent and it’s a fun place. They also have their own parking lot which is great when driving around this area.
joeneugs (148) Livermore, California | April 24, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here about a year ago on a business trip. Very old school type brewpub with an interesting entrance. You kind of feel like your going into some historical building or something… anyway, once you’re inside, the bar is fairly inviting with some locals to chat with and friendly bartenders. There were some surprising beers on when I was there including a sour red that was actually pretty good. Most of the beers were at least competent if not good. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back, but if the timing was right, I’d stop in. Check it out if you want…
brokensail (811) Orange County, California | August 2, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a small place, but they maximize it fairly well. Nice patio seating, which I prefer as the inside is kind of dark and depressing. The beers are alright. Some are pretty bad, but others are quite good. Food is typical bar food, service is alright.
bs476 (1) , | July 21, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Beer brewed here and list updated frequently.
johnbuck100 (19) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | May 13, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
Everything about this place was decent - yes I am glad there was a brewpub here rather than no brewpub at all, but I had the feeling that most of the patrons were there not for the micro-brews, but instead for the beachy island vibe, and would be just as happy drinking Bud light and Coronas (as many of them were). The IPAs on tap were decent, but there are so many other breweries in California making far superior beer, that I cant help but feel that this was a hobby someone got bored with. Again, I hate to be too critical, and I always feel the more brewpubs the better, but a true beer person would do themselves much better going to Crow Burger Kitchen a couple blocks away, serving a huge taplist of vastly better and more varied beers with a great staff.
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | February 23, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Had dinner and beers here on a weekday night. Dark, wood, kind of dirty interior with a couple of bar areas as well as table seating. Service was about average. Selection was good which included some barrel aged offerings and guest taps. Food was ok, typical brew pub fare. Value was good for the area, samplers were a really good deal. This place was an average brew pub, worth checking out but not sure I’d go out of my way to go back.
Dixonian (144) Plano, Texas | August 1, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here on a recent work trip to the OC. The bartender was exceptionally cool and was eager to let me try everything they had on tap, especially after seeing how into beer I am. We chatted Newport and other local brews and Dan really knew his stuff. He even gave me a 2 for 1 card for my next visit. The food was pretty good - I had the ribs which were fall off the bone tender. Their brews weren’t mind blowing but a couple of them were tasty.
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | June 1, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 08/2010): Newport Beach Brewing is located on Newport Boulevard not too far from the PCH. There is street parking as well as a lot behind the building, and there are entrances on both sides.
The inside is very open with a lot of wood and the bar is on one side with brewing tanks right behind it (along with an inexplicably placed Cincinnati Bengals sign). We sat outside on the ground level patio, and there was an upstairs one too.
NBB’s beer selection consists of 6 beers including a couple rotators/seasonals. The beers are also available in a sampler tray for $9. They included on my visit a Pils, APA, ESB, IIPA, Barley Wine and Barrel Aged Imperial Dunkelweizen. Half the beers were average and the other half were above average.
Service was decent on a late afternoon. The place was not overly busy to begin with, and our server didn’t need to check on us often anyway as we only had the beer sampler.
We did not try any food on this visit.
All in all this brewpub was a nice stop a coastal-type trip we took that day. Hard to complain while having a decent brew on a patio near the ocean on a beautiful sunny day in CA.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | November 29, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beach brewpub/sports bar atmosphere. Some of the beers where not very good, but others were excellent, they had BA imperial stout and stout/barleywine blends, aged in angels share barrels, quite good. Also the bouncer was cool, he enjoyed talking about the beer, the owner even came over and talked for a little while about the barrel aged beers. Very cool. I didn’t try any of the food, but I would recommended this place if you are in the area.
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