This place has fallen a bit in my estimation from a few years ago. They stock more guest beers and seem to be devoting their attention to the canning operation. Still a must visit, but the selection has certainly decreased.
A ho-hum trendy joint in a dull part of town (financial district). Boring beers that lack imagination. Feels like a big chain (Rock Bottom -ish). Upstairs seating is directly above kitchen and REEKS of smoke, cooking oil, etc. Been here twice over the past couple of years, never have liked it. Several beers on but virtually all boring cookie-cutter stuff.
I really liked the building. It’s got a revived industrial vibe with lots of glass and light. The beer, food and service were all pretty good, but not notably great. I liked it enough to go twice in a week, but I had the same complaint as with far too many brewpubs: not enough creativity and chances taken with the beers. Why must EVERYONE brew a golden/blonde, pale ale, amber, IPA, stout/porter and a "seasonal." i guess I’m spoiled by Willimantic who has two new IPAs on tap every time I’m there, but I feel like with a brewpub you have the freedom to really try something different, yet everyone just brews the same handful of beers month to month. Someone, please challenge and excite me. OK, not that I’m off my soapbox, this is a pretty good place.
Large open brewpub very laid back at least when they are not busy. The service was great and the bartender took time to awnser my beer questions. The selection was decent with 6 beers on tap, but they did’nt have any cans of IPA or watermelon for me to bring back to Colorado with me. Overall a very enjoyable pub!
Didn’t stay a really long time nor have too much beer, and yet I liked it just fine. Didn’t eat either, but looking at the lunch time crowd that seemed pleased with the sandwiches that appeared good started to make me hungry.
Really liked this place. The location is very good, and its in a nice old rustic building. They had 5 or 6 of their own beers on tap, plus a guest beer -- which was a cider. I wanted to try the 21IPA, but of course, they didn’t have it. The phoenix IPA was nice, as was the Oyster stout I had....which, yes, is brewed with Oysters. The watermelon wheat was ok, but kind of gross. Overall, a cool atmosphere with some interesting beers. I’ll be back.
This was one of my last place to stop on my personal brewery tour through San Fran. Loved the location right on the bus line which was perfect for me. They had 3 taps going and a few guest taps and the brews where good. They had special Watermelon wheat they had just tapped for the first try of the season. I was there in Late spring so the brewing festivals where coming. Talked with the brewer and had a nice tour. They gave me a couple free pints and I loved the pint glass they gave also. Pays to be nice. Had a small bite to eat and then off to finish my tour of Frisco by mass transit.