California Brewing Company (OUT OF BUSINESS)

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
t0rin0  (1515) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 7, 2012| Updated September 11, 2013
Went to Alhambra to get some stuff we found in the free section of the pennysaver and stopped here to wait for traffic to die down. The place is in a decent sized building but theres fairly limited seating on account of the fermenters taking up the majority of the space. The service averaged out to "alright". The waitress and bartender were nice enough but pretty much ignored us. The 4 of us split an order of nachos and some chicken salad. It was pretty good and the stuff we tried was decently priced but the rest of the stuff on the menu looked overpriced.

We really stopped here to try the beer. It helps when dealing with rush hour traffic on I-10. In any case the IPA was the only beer worth remembering here in my opinion. We tried 4 beers total: Blonde, Hefe, IPA, and Red. They all had a very similar, bitter/sour aftertaste. A friend of mine is convinced that their tanks are infected and should be cleaned out. I have no idea but it would explain the funky aftertaste in all the beers.

Overall, they make some alright food but I wouldn’t get my hopes up on the beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
BeerLimey  (113) California | March 8, 2006
Plain and simple, no frills, no decor. Soprts TV and usual brewpub menu. Only 3 house beers on tap, one of which was tapped out. Beers are respectable. Don’t go looking for it, but worth a couple of pints if you’re nearby.

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