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brokensail (800) Orange County, California | December 28, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Like puzzl, I thought this place was really cool. Small, really small brewery and tasting room. This is glorified homebrewing. They somehow managed to have 8 taps going and a handful of different bottles offered in the cooler. Service was excellent and the girl working the bar was very knowledgable. Beer quality ran the gamut, but was at least decent overall. They do offer flights, but prices on full pours are a bit high.
puzzl (138) New York, New York | June 18, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Only one rate? Come on, San Fran. This place has been open 15 months, and was my favorite stop in the city. They contract brew a bunch of beer with Mendocino, which is kind of suck, but they do two beers in-house on a tiny 20 gallon system (aka homebrew), and both beers were superb. Staff was super chill, eager to chat and eager to please, and they’ve also got a decent selection of high quality local and international brew in bottles for on-site or to go. There were a few guest taps up, as well. I highly recommend a stop.
t0rin0 (1270) Do Not Resuscitate, California | February 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited 2/10/2013 after the Triple Rock Sour Fest.
Very small place in a quiet neighborhood. I knew the name sounded familiar but didnt realize until I got there that these are the same guys that make that Yerba Mate IPA that gets bottled and distributed. I guess the big batches get done at Mendocino (and have been since about 2007) since the new brewing system on site is only 20 gallons.
Service was very nice and helpful. Bought a glass of each of the two house beers (wit with tea leaves and the DIPA that we had had the day before at the Bistro DIPA fest). The DIPA was surprisingly good. The wit was alright. They also have a fridge full of guest beers and I took a bottle of St Bernardus 12 home. On that note, they said they occasionally do a "Weekend At Bernie’s" featuring St Bernardus beer. My kind of place.
They do serve some food but just snacks and only until they run out each day. They also serve some wine. They could use more variety but it’s a small place so they dont really need 50 people in there.
It’s about .7 miles from the 16th/Mission BART stop. Check it out.
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