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Beer Available At The Libertine Pub (arranged by most recent)
The Libertine Pub Wild Patriot , The Libertine Pub Pub Blend Pomegranite , Telegraph Handle Bar Abby , The Libertine Pub Oh Man , The Libertine Pub / Telegraph Brewing Happy Birthday , The Libertine Pub Raspy Buzzard , The Libertine Pub Turkey Buzzard Blend , The Libertine Pub Framboise , New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grštzer 88, Sierra Nevada Velocity Radler , Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA Yakima #291 96, Stone Ruination IPA Grapefruit Slam , Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, New Belgium Snapshot 61, Bear Republic Apex 99, Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (White Label) 99, The Bruery Rueuze 98, Figueroa Mountain 2nd Anniversary Grand Cru (Barrel Aged)
t0rin0 (1270) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 24, 2013| Updated April 7, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited March 23, 2013.
Didnt know this place existed until I stopped in at Paso Robles Brewing / Pour House. There was a guy there from the Celebrator that was "checking up" on the local breweries. He mentioned some of the smaller breweries along 101, more or less testing me to see what I knew. I mentioned that we were going to Cambria to finally check them out and were going to head south and back to 101 skipping over Atascadero (Molly Pitchers) and Santa Margarita (Dunbar) on this trip. He mentioned that if we go through Morro Bay we should check out The Libertine as they are brewing their own beers. I also asked what ever happened to Morro Bay Brewing and he informed me that the people at Pismo Brewing bought the equipment.
This place is right on the water, which is great. They have 20 taps of quality beers (Drakes Jolly Rodger, Stone Enjoy By, Firestone Double Jack, Ballast Point Palate Wrecker, and a few non-hoppy beers), a selection of bottles that I mostly ignored, and some good smelling food. Thats all great however I came to try these beers heís making. He said they didnt have any and they only make VERY small batches. He wouldnt elaborate beyond that. Iím now curious if heís actually a brewery at all or if heís just occasionally serving homebrew batches. The guy from the Celebrator said that eventually theyíre going to move to expand brewing or at least set up a separate brewery somewhere in town. Hmm.
On a side note, just a block up the hill is the old Morro Bay Brewing Company. Itís now a pizza joint but there is a sign still on the outside of the building that mentions it.
If youíre looking for new beers this may not be the the place for you but if you find yourself in Morro Bay this place is a great place to get a drink and hang out. Also, if you need another checkin or place rating itís easily walking distance from Bottle Liquor.
thome50 (19) Boringville aka Irvine, California | July 2, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
They have a rather odd set up going but it works in the end. There are three different areas to hang out. The front bar along the Embarcadero where you can do some people watching as tourists pass by. There are 20 taps on this side. Then you can either go through the passageway that goes by the kitchen and bathrooms and check out the back bar which is right on the water. Great views. 28 beers on tap here. Then there is an upstairs area with a couple pool tables, an old arcade game, a broken air hockey table. Seems very underutilized. Great views and you can sit in peace.
The problem is with the bar being broken up between the two front and back bars you canít close out your tab at either though you can order at both and they go to your bill.
The tap list is almost always very diverse and you can find something youíll enjoy. They are more than happy to give you a sample of this or that. They do flights of four, 4oz pours of most anything on the board.
They are fully up and running in terms of brewing. They have a coolship etc right when you walk into the back bar. Only brewing sours which is nice since the area doesnít have a lot of breweries doing this. They have started bottling their own beers too for their reserve society. Solid so far.
Food is hit or miss. The chili is advertised on the menu as being spicy hot. They donít do anything crazy like make you sign a waiver etc but they werenít kidding. The spiciest commercial chili Iíve ever had and I love/can handle pretty much any spice level. It was hard to finish. The salmon salad was good as are the fried pickles and standard pub food.
Prices are a little high in my opinion for the beers. Most everything is either $6 or $7 for an appropriate pour. It is a tourist area so it isnít that unheard of. They have a happy hour in the afternoon most days that drops the prices by a buck.
Overall, I love what they are doing and I think some of the issues I have with the service area will get cleared up. Looking forward to all of their brewing efforts going forward.
IrishBoy (105) Bakersfield, California | April 23, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
28 taps I believe and lots of bottles. I found a couple new California locals that I tried. They were setting up a brewing system and a couple yeast starters were visible in the brewery area. canít wait to try their brews.
sewayland (2) , | March 10, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
house sours and ciders are great. pub food was very good too.
birdmachine (12) San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California | February 25, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got around to checking out The Libertine Pub after hearing so much about it. There are 3 sections to this place, the main restaurant, the back bar and the upstairs hang out spot. Restaurant side has around 15 taps, and its where they host all of the barrels for their own wild beer. The back bar has another 20 or so taps with wrap around bar top, stools and some separate seating area facing the street. The upstairs area is pretty secluded with more tables, a dart board, foosball and pool table. The view of the ocean and Morro Rock is just stunning. Beer selection ranges from session-able, west coast IPAs, good local selection, a few sours and barrel aged offerings. Lotís of bottles for sale too, but I didnít check out the list. Very impressive. Ordered their own Flanders style beer and La Folie for comparison. Food was classic pub style with the standard soup, salad, fish and chips offerings, but also fun appetizers and a monster Fish and Chips Burrito that is also deep fried. Crazy delicious, but on the pricey end up the spectrum. Waitress and bartenders were very friendly, but sometimes got caught up in doing behind the scenes stuff before being able to help out. According to the brewers at Central Coast Brewing, they have been donating surplus beer and wort to the Pub to start more souring projects. As far as I could tell they have Blueberry, Persimmon, and blackberry sours coming, as well as experimental sours using Cantillon and 3F yeast. Pretty cool place for a beer, and a date!
DocJitsu (81) Florida | April 1, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully quaint little place with a lot of would, a Northern European, neighborhood pub feel with great service and an impressive selection of beer. Their list turns over with regularity. So many of the beers they offer are in bombers or 750ml bottles that youíre not going to get off very cheap. But, just park yourself in the bay window and experience the serenity of being in a familiar place, even if youíve never been there before.
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