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Beer Available At White Labs Tasting Room (arranged by most recent)
White Labs Oatmeal Stout (WLP001) , White Labs Smoked Porter (WLP007) , White Labs Leeuwenhoek Saison (WLP 564) , White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 064) , White Labs Pasteur Porter (WLP 010) , White Labs Belgian IPA (WLP 007) , White Labs Belgian IPA (WLP 051) , White Labs Belgian IPA (WLP 500) , White Labs Belgian IPA (WLP 550) , White Labs Smoked Porter (WLP005) , White Labs Smoked Porter (WLP830)
Naven (81) Poway, California | March 30, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is super cool and the staff are always really nice - I really enjoyed the tour. I completely get the concept here - and appreciate it, but the beers are rarely good, some have been down right poor. Last time I was there, a big party bus with drunk idiots came in like a tornado touching down. Kinda ruined it for me.
Schlenkerla (322) , Austria | December 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
We visited this lab/brewery on 24th of December 2013. Itís a yeast laboratory with a small home brewery attached, they opened a tasting room in middle of 2013. The lab produces around 100 yeast strains. You can taste the same beers with different yeast streams here, really interesting as you can taste the difference the yeast does make. They have one beer using all their 96 streams called Frankenstout, interesting taste. Absolutely recommendable as you will learn a lot about yeast.
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | November 3, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is rad. Cool bar tender. Huge ever rotating tap list that highlights what their yeast can do. Itís a great way to sample by style before selecting a yeast for your homebrew.
yngwie (207) Kristiansand, Norway | August 14, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, so the place looks like a standard mid-scale taproom, the service was friendly and quick, prices ok, and it wouldíve been a nice place to hang out if it werenít for the beers. I can accept the beers being a bit boring, considering the use, but half of them were borderline crappy, with DMS and green apples, and a few were gone sour too. A pity, it couldíve been very interesting sitting there comparing the same beers fermented with different yeast strains.
Lagunitasfan (66) San Diego, California | July 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The antibrewery brewery. They are not a brewery. They brew beer because they have to. They supply the world of craft beer with yeast. The beers are brewed with the exact same recipe and treatment, except for the yeast. You can get multiple examples of a brew, depending whatís on tap, to taste the difference the yeast makes, and therefore to decide which yeast you want to brew with. Great concept. Beer is good, but not great. The draw is the multiple variations of yeast. Worth the trip.
TapHunter (12) , | March 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
white labs is so cool for the craft beer lover. get to try the Same beers with different yeast to make you taste all side by side. Really impressive.
beersearcher (26) Glendale, California | February 24, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely bar setting. Good soft barstools. Great selection of multiple styles. The yeast differences really show through. I just wish I could have taken the tour.
stoutpark (58) , Italy | December 19, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Well, white labs is the ultimate frontier for the craft beer lover. Same beers with different yeast to make you taste all the property of one of the fundamental beerís ingredient. Really impressive If uíre a beer geek itís a must!
iacopino_IpA (111) , | October 18, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went there cause a Brewmaster friend told me to go, i liked their formula, lots of nice beers to try made with different strains of yeast! Wonderful place for beer-addictes
brokensail (758) Orange County, California | September 16, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool place. Think they had about 30 taps, mostly full with different variations of a few different styles of beer. Staff was somewhat knowledgeable about the beers/yeasts, but I think the clientele here are probably a bit more geeky than the staff. Small/short tour available, as well. Some TVs available for your college football watching, etc. Interesting concept. Will have to stop in every so often.
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