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Beer Available At Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe (arranged by most recent)
Redoak Schwarzbier , Redoak Organic Pale Ale 40, Redoak Christmas Cheer 84, Redoak Lambic Blackberry Wheat , Redoak India Pale Ale 93, Redoak Irish Red Ale 28, Redoak Belgian Witbier , Redoak Original Apple Cider , Redoak Oatmeal Stout 46, Redoak Winter In The Rye , Redoak All Day Breakfast , Redoak Breakfast , Redoak Saison , Redoak American Pale Ale , Redoak Berliner Weisse 32, Redoak Bitter 44
Beershine (738) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 27, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Interesting and surprisingly wide array of house beers keeps the attention. Atmosphere is s little dull. About 20 house beers on the menu. No guest taps or bottles. Berliner, Flemish sour, Christmas beer, dubbel. dopplebock, IPA, APA, saison, wit, itís all over the place. Brews are unrefined but playful, and effort is present. Worth a stop.
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | November 29, 2008| Updated July 10, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I had a good experience here though was disappointed with what was offered on the taps when I was there. The Baltic Porter & Oatmeal stout were delicious (albeit served way too cold) and the food was well matched to the styles. The barman was very knowledgeable and helpful, though another downside is the pricing is at the higher end.
jrallen34 (436) Chicago, Illinois | April 20, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Tickers paradise in Sydney, 12 taps + another 10-12 bottles. Everything was solid, but very few stand outs. Service was exceptional. Iíll be back for sure, one of the better places in Sydney.
gnoff (426) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 22, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visted a few times (at least 3) in July 2013, first and second were 10 and 11 July, third was the 16th.
First visit asked for a sample paddle or similar, but they only served samples with food and since I got there at night the kitchen was closed when I arrived.
Very nice and helpful staff though, talked to them a bit on my travel plans and wanting to sample as many local craft beers as possible, then they agreed to let me have samples of all the beers they currently had on tap for a payment of what they saw fit, I like it!
In the end payed $18 for 10 samples, awesome!
Nice place with bar seating, tables seating or outdoors seating. No wifi available, some music playing.
On my second and third visits had a guy behind the bar that was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the beers.
I wouldnít really say this is a brewpub, more a cellar door for the brewery thatís actually not located in the same building at all.
Plenty of their own bottles, including vintages, available as well.
Bottles could be a bit expensive, but most of them not too bad. Didnít eat on any of my visits.
Located on Clarence St. in between King St. and Market St. On the west side of the street, so on your left if walking up from Market St.
Vintage bottles available.
On my third visit got asked if I was "Sydney Banks" or something?
Sledutah (343) Utah | August 23, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice big bar and lots of seating in the restaurant area. I had a tasting plate (small dishes matched to a beer sample). The food was OK, but nothing special. The beer was good solid beers, they had a list of vintage bottles that looked good but were on the expensive side.
TimE (247) Tokyo, Japan | December 21, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I was simply amazed at the number of beers on tap (26) when I was there and they said they get up to 35 beer. Damn. Atomosphere could be any semi-upscale urban restaurant/pub, nice.
The crowd is definetely the urban professionals and prices reflect that. The beers were a bit more hit and miss than I thought, with a possible infection problem in some. The rauch had butterscotch, which was strange. However, their well known beers like the Baltic Porter were amazing. We met the brewerís sister and she was wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgable. I really enjoyed talking with her. Overall, this is a great place that I will be back to in Sydney. Wish they pulled out the hand pump more often, but still a must stop on Sydney tour.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | December 27, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Ambiance is best described as typical Sydney sterility. Mostly uncomfortable wooden stools, with a few footrests in the corner they try to pass off as couches (not comfortable). Definitely worth sitting outside if you can get one of the six (6!) seats. Very clean and well-lit. I found it odd that the place is trying to be so classy considering it really isnít in the best location. The staff alternate between friendly and aloof. One guy took my order then proceeded to walk off to serve someone else, and then someone else, before returning to pour my beers. The most obvious thing to state about this place is the price - everything is fricken expensive!! Despite all this the place is pretty good, mostly because of the huge range of beers it offers. Twelve taps plus probably five other specialties in bottles only. The beers are all nice and well-made, though they seem to have a filtered, bland sameness after a while. They could be served a bit warmer too. If the beers were available at a more informal (and cheaper!) type pub I reckon Iíd be a regular (if it was in Melbourne obviously).
drpimento (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | January 17, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, I was blown away. This place is the bomb. The manager, (done gone and forget his name again like the fool I am) and the rest of the staff are super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Price/value is excellent. Tried a variety of beers- all delicious. Brewmaster has won a lot of awards. Itís impressive that he can craft so well across such a wide range. Iíve never had a trout that was salmon red before. Customers were equally friendly Tried to convince them to step up to the modern world with wi fi. Any event, serious class act,
Stew41 (146) Woodend, Australia | October 29, 2005| Updated October 28, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been meaning to get here for a long time. Very well located, right in Sydney CBD proper, so ideal for workers and tourists alike. The fit-out is a little contrasted, old wordly Italian restaurant / trattoria mets classic Syndey modern bar. Service was a mixed bag - excellent on a quiet Monday (Dom and brewer Dave in attendance...showing lots of passion and excellent advice) but the guys on Tuesday werenít strong (ie read weak) on the beer knowledge. Food is solid and fairly priced for Sydney, and the tasting plates for $20 (matching 4 beers) is a great idea. Dave was able to provide some feedback on some of the criticisms of the Cafe that I have observed in other reviews, including the serving temp. He concedes that the beers are served cold but they often encourage people to order their following beer 15 minutes íahead of scheduleí to permit some warming up. Daveís basic premise is that he needs the less knowledgable people to at least try the beers in the first place, and as we know most punters are attracted to cold beer. Obviously the beers arenít cheap (I struggled a little at $14 for the Baltic Porter), most ranged b/w $4 and $6 for 250ml, but I think borders on reasonable for the styles made, and the fact most beers are of very good quality.
abemorsten (139) MosterÝy, Norway | July 15, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I went with my wife back in April 2008. This place is beer heaven. They brew their own beer with flying colors. They serve a variety of dishes made with beer and these dishes are matched with beers. Food was excellent. The uniformed staff is interested in beer; they are eager to tell you the howís and whyís of the brewing and the beer-food-matching and they seem happy and proud to be working there.
The atmosphere is maybe a bit "high establishment", meaning you may want to dress up a bit if youíve been running around town in your most comfy tourist outfit all day. Itís also a bit on the pricey side.
But all worth it and highly recommended!
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