Went here late at night after the Rose Bowl. Great ambiance we sat all the way in the back which is right on the beach and just a perfect view of the ocean, the view rocked! The beer was nothing over the top but our pale ale and amber were very solid and exactly what we were looking for after an exhausting day. Food was great, french onion soup, lobster bisque and a pretty good kobe burger. Overall Iíd go back just for the view and itís right next to a pier to walk the meal off.
Stopped by with Americanbrew. Met the brewer briefly. Seems like a nice enough guy. Easy parking next door. Long tasting bar with a few, craft-generic taps. Didnít have the food. Good view of the harbor. Beers were mediocre, nothing great, nothing bad. $6 for a 6 flight that was generous in proportions.
Picturesque little spot right on the water, which naturally is Belmont Brewing Companyís greatest asset. The atmosphere is casual dining, and the main hall is elegant and breezy. I didnít get to try the food, so unfortunately my review is only partial. The beers I tried (from the sampler) were all worth the time, and the long beach crude in particular is a tasty one. But still yet -- no offense -- this place is not somewhere Iíll come for craving of their house beer; its the atmosphere and idyllic location thatíll keep me a customer.
The overall atmosphere added to the experience because of the establishments location with the ocean. The food smelt and looked delicious but I did not indulge. The beer selection was diverse and the sampler was worth the cost. I enjoyed my experience.
Had a couple rounds at the bar, and then dinner on the patio.
Service was excellent at the bar, and about average for dinner.
Food was very good for a brewpub, definitely restaurant-quality fare. That being said, my mahi mahi was overcooked and rather boring - but I was the only one with any complaints.
Ambiance is nice on the patio - overlooking the beach, pier and LB harbor. Of course, given that itís the harbor, itís a very industrial view of the ocean.
Beers were solid. Best of the bunch IMO was the Top Sail - a smooth, creamy & delicious amber ale. Most disappointing was the Pale Ale - grassy and a bit more light-bodied than Iíd prefer. The Hefe and "Crude" were solid but not spectacular.
They also appeared to have a decent selection of non-BBC beers on tap (Stone, etc.), but I did not try those.
Overall, you could do a lot worse than the BBC. Definitely worth a visit.
This was a nice visit. Hard to find because of the construction going on in the front, but well worth the visit. Sat outside in some nice weather. Didnít get any food, but all that passed looked good. Had the beer sampler which is worth the price.
Charlzm (35) Los Angeles, California | November 13, 2007| Updated November 17, 2007
Nice, classier-than-expected place tucked away down the coast from Long Beach. During warm weather, the patio is the place to sit. I have been three or four times over the last several years, and the staff is always attentive and polite. The food is two cuts above the average brewpub fare: this place is almost more of a restuarant with beer than a brewpub. They have their standard year round brews plus a seasonal/rotating tap. If I lived a little closer and their beers were a little better, Iíd be a regular.