Split level place with lots of bar space. Beers are not bad, better range than most brewpubs. Didnít try the food. Overall, worth a try.
3fourths (1537) Boulder, Colorado | September 16, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
Visited late at night, about 30 minutes before closing and it was BUSY. Just came from Russian River and I was a little dizzy from the day spent in San Francisco and beyond drinking my ass into a state of beer-euphoria. The bartender was quite nice, the atmosphere was good, like a ski-lodge and a trendy college town bar. Felt kind of small, cramped perhaps. The crowd was all 20-somethings, enjoying the trendiness of the microbreweries in the region. The beer was better than average. I tried the stout and the barley wine and they were both good, though not sensational. If youíre in the town, you might as well stop, because itís 1 of 2 breweries in the city and itís a 2 minute walk from Russian River. We camped at the county regional park in town, and had a bit of trouble navigating into town, but it was a great experience, even though we only stayed in town for a few hours one night.
Visited on Saturday of RBSG 2009. 2 blocks from Russian River. Nice cozy atmosphere, interesting tap lineup. Bartender was helpful and sympathetic.
Beer was alright, not great, not bad. lots of beers to choose from though. They do bottle some of their stuff, or at least they used to. Didnt spend a lot of time looking around but the place seemed nice enough. I just sat at the bar with flight in front of me and had a conversation with the bartender until it was time to go back indulge in the 9L Temptation that Vinnie was opening at the brew pub, conveniently about 2 blocks away.
Finally came here, despite being just a few minutes away many times. Large brewpub that was packed on a weekend night. Tons of beers on tap, about 12 or 14. They do them all in samples, which is quite nice. And the samples are cheap. Unfortunately, the majority of the beers are subpar or mediocre. They did have a seasonal IPA that was good, though. Service was very quick and pretty friendly. Food is pretty typical of a bar/brewpub--burgers, fries, etc. but the garlic fries were really good. I wouldnít mind hanging out here at all if the beers were better.
Itís hard to get love so close to the other guys, but the beer overall was pretty decent and was actually quit nice. A quiet location and big patio also work in their favour. I wasnít wowed, but pretty satisfied.
Visited on Monday 28/04/14 around 7pm.
Located just a few blocks from RR thereíll alway be an air of íyouíve tried the best, now try the restí but a tickers gotta tick - RIGHT?
3SAW has an industrial kind of feel to it, steel, metal, 2 levels, brew kit on show.
10 of their own beers on tap and available in a tasting flight. 1 of the beers - a sour, was downright undrinkable - rancid cheesy nastyness. I questioned the bar tender and she said (usual patronising BS that Iíve heard before) ... not everyone likes sours, thats how its meant to be ... what your rotting cunt having not washed for 5 weeks???
Ok place for some ticks.
April 2008 - Stopped by here for a couple beers before walking the block and a half to Russian River. It was packed, which I guess says something for their ability to satisfy. Our two beers were good enough if unspectacular, one from cask. We didnít eat, but what I saw being served around looked to be standard brewpub fare. The place almost had more of a feel of a college bar with a pretty young crowd and loud music. (Brewery #459, 4/10/2008)
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2006
A crowded yuppieish kind of place offering a fairly large range of standard styles. Nothing too outstanding beerwise, but they had some bigger beers in bottles to go. I had a rye bitter that was decent and a cask stout. Nothing to shout about but serviceable brews. Service was fine though with packs of wankers mobbing the place the atmosphere kind of sucked.
I must say I did not particularly enjoy my experiene here. The staff seemed mostly concern about gossiping together while the place itself feels quite cold, certainly not very home-like. A high-ceilings pub that feels smaller than it is and does not feel particularly clean - ugly walls, dirty windows giving view to the brewery, with poor natural lighting. I would not have wanted to spend the evening there. Besides, while the beer list was interesting enough with beers like an india red ale and a strong scotch ale, they ended up being not particularly pleasant by Californian standards. Basically worth going to if you have the whole day in Santa Rosa, but if you have only a few hours, stick to Russian RIver and Flavor for a meal.
Very long bar with lots of home brews, backed by a number of other seats and tables. Place looks bigger than it is. Easy to find parking even in front of bar at 5 pm. Bartenders are busy, for a Monday this is very busy. s a decent brewpub.