United States > California > Solvang
want1DIPA (18) , | September 23, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
What a treat to find this gem in Solvang. The black IPA was smooth, but not as smooth as Odins Oatmeal Stout.
Blairgus (87) California | July 27, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
27 July 2013. Nice little pub and restraint. Ten of their own beers on tap and one guest tap. Service was friendly and music playing was great 70ís and 80ís.
Schlenkerla (259) , Austria | February 9, 2013
32 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 5/20
We like Solvang a lot, so had huge expectations when visiting this place late 2011. From outside the brew pub looks like a wind mill. When entering the pub we could not feel a strong beer enthusiasm. The beers were below average and sadly we took a taxi to the Firestone brewery which is 10 minutes away. We really hope the beers will improve in future.
brokensail (617) Orange County, California | December 24, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Dive bar feel with a live band playing all variety of covers. The beers were pedestrian at best, but a few were good, particularly the pumpkin, julefest, and anniversary rye IPA. They have a restaurant as well, but we didnít eat. Pretty lively crowd, too. Not really so much a beer place as a bar/restaurant that happens to brew, but a fun place.
t0rin0 (960) Riverslime, California | December 22, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Been here twice now, once a couple years ago shortly after they opened and again last night (12/21/12).
When they first opened they only had 2 house beers on, the wheat and the porter, along with a bunch of guest taps. Yesterday I was surprised to see 11 house taps and you can buy as many individual tastes as you like. Naturally we bought all 11. The standouts were the anniversary IPA, the pumpkin, and the Julefest (with a whole bunch of stuff in it, itís actually pretty ridiculous but surprisingly good).
There was another live band here, this one playing more popular covers like Santana and Sublime. The crowd was fun too, some Advocating going on but everyone was maintaining fairly well.
Prices were reasonable, service was decent, a little dank and out of the way but a fun place none the less. It was interesting to note that even though the elevation of Solvang is only slightly higher it was considerably colder there than on 101. It was in the mid 30ís according to the thermostat in the car.
They do serve food but I havent eaten there yet.
Theoretical (2) Santa Barbara, California | December 15, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
I really liked this place. The beer was decent, the food was good and everybody there was nice enough. I wouldnít hesitate to go back and try some different beers and food.
saxo (122) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 15, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place in the "plastic fantastic" version of Denmark called Solvang. You can sample each of their own brews for Ä1.50 each. They also serve Carlsberg lager and a few others, but who cares about them. Didnt try the food, but the person next to me had it, and it looked really nice.
dartman953 (2) | November 28, 2011
10 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 1/20
Wow, I was so excited that a brewery was coming to Solvang yet walking distance to my house! We went during their first couple weeks of opening hoping for a fantastic experience at a new brewery and found the place to be virtually the same interior as the old Danish Inn. No feel of it being a brewery or pub at all. Oh well, give me a brew and Iíll be happy. It was not extremely busy and it took AT LEAST 20 minutes for us to even be acknowledged! Finally someone came over and we ordered one of "their" beers as they had some guest taps as well. First beer came out and it tasted like soap! I returned it and asked for something different and the next beer tasted even worse! I couldnít believe they were even pouring this. We left disappointed but wanted to give them some time to work out the kinks. We went back again about a month later and it was the same thing! Waited forever to have someone help us and then the same crap beer. I even went back one more time as friends said they got better a few months later but that was my last time I will ever go back. Had a bunch of drunks in the bar cursing and when I asked them to cool it as I had my 5 yr old sitting at our table the got all in my face. We left!
I give this place about 6 months until they close. Either that or they will just be a bar (they sell liquor) with their low life clients and they will get out of the beer business.
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