This was such a great place I visited twice. The brewpub is celebrating 20 years of brewing beer in Newport Beach. It had a brewpub feel to it. The copper kettles were just out of reach. Plenty of TV to watch sports or other events. The service from Christina was excellent. On Wednesday pitcher beer prices were reduced with pizza purchases. The beers were above average. The Peninsula D/IPA is worth trying. Very smooth! Parking is not a problem.
Pretty cool townie-type vibe brewpub, with 8 draft offerings and average prices for the area. Plenty of TVs with various sporting events, and a flight option for tickers. Quite friendly service--the flight options comes in sets of 6, but the bartender gave me mini-samples of the other two draft options to sample. Much appreciated. Pretty cool place that I’d probably stop back at if I’m in the area.
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 a 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, so I did not venture further in. A very pleasant young lady poured me a flight of tasters. And two free offerings, the girls with me opting for a couple of golden brews. The brews came out swiftly and all were in fine form, tasty and a good selection overall. Inside and out it was fairly quiet, which we liked. Can not comment on the decor 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 were Happy Hour Specials Available.
t0rin0 (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 21, 2014| Updated February 3, 2014
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.