Cervecería de MateVeza

Mayor: brokensail (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 50
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
j12601  (311) Poughkeepsie, New York | December 31, 2015
Small bright space thanks to the windows on two of the four sides and the white tiles on the walls. The smell of empanadas fills the room as you enter, warm crisp baking pastry. Prices for 12oz beers were $5-8, and growler/crowler prices for fills were double the draft price. 7 beers on tap, flights of 4 for $10. 3 of the beers on that day were gruits, which is something I’ve never seen before. I’ve had many gruits, just never seen a place so dedicated to the style and unapolagetically expiremental enough to try it out, espcially in what seems to be a city full of hops. Impressive. Beers were good, everything I think had yerba mate in it, or close to it since most everything had some herbs of some kind. Some of the brewing is done here on a 20 gallon system (they were racking a new brew into a fermenter while I was there), with a bunch of the others brewed at the location in Oakland.
Empanadas were amazing. The Fugazetta style one with aged cheddar, onion, and oregano – I could have stayed all day just eating those. The guy who makes the empanadas was the bartender and he was proud of them. And rightfully so. Worth going here just to eat empanadas.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs  (222) Livermore, California | December 25, 2015
A tad over rated IMO. Don’t get me wrong, I like this place and have enjoyed some of their beers. They have basically a glorified home brew set up here and, therefore do a lot of weird experimental stuff. Some lower gravity sours and what-not. Honestly, its been a year or two since I’ve been here and things may have changed since the whole Woods beer rebranding, but the beer was just ok for the most part. The place itself has kind of a coffee bar feel to it. Small, with a few tables and stools. The staff was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the beers. I can see why some folks would love this place because of the unique DIY aspect of the operations. I can appreciate that. The location is in an interesting part of town too. Overall, I do like this place although it seems a bit over rated.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Lothore  (75) California | August 3, 2015
Cool little place, full of hipsters with an eclectic mix of their own beer. I found everything they had to be pretty delicious. The empanadas were killer. The guy at the bar was nice and took the opportunity to let us taste a few beers before deciding on what we wanted. Overall a great stop if you are in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Stevenredd  (1) San Francisco, | February 28, 2015
I’m sorry, I think this place is a ten. Or whatever the scores are. It’s small, local, and comfortable. It’s not noisy, crowded, full of hipsters or overrun with people yelling into cell phones over the loud music. (The music here is cool). 5 of their brews on tap with two guest beers. And an amazing selection with that 7 to choose from. The food is empañadas, made very well, with great fillings. It’s a great place to sit, chill, grab a snack and start the night. The varieties of beers changes week to week, some things last longer; more popular selections sell out quick. Did I mention the staff? A bartender makes a place, as any pub owner will tell you, and theybhave this down. What can say, it’s become one of our hangouts and we enjoy it. Check it out. It’s in the middle of everything and really close to transit (the J Church stops right out front.)
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (698) Sunnyvale, California | September 25, 2014
Hmmm, not totally sure what drives the ratings. Tiny little place with one table, a bar and some bench space. Would be crowded with 10 customers. Staff is nice enough. Grungy music playing. Five of their own and two guests on tap. Empanadas in the warmer. Quiet, unassuming. Flights of four for $10.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos  (32) , Cyprus | August 19, 2014
A nice little place. A few of their own beers on tap and a guest ale, plus a few more bottles. They also have empanadas to snack on.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1258) San Leandro, California | December 28, 2013
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | June 18, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1514) Do Not Resuscitate, California | February 12, 2013
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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