Drakes Barrel House

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Beers At Drakes Barrel House

NameABVEntered
Drakes Drakonic (Rye Barrel)11.6%10/16/2017
Drakes The Void18.6%10/11/2017
Drakes Son of Dad9.65%9/28/2017
Drakes Get Stupid6%9/22/2017
Drakes Cabin Mates4%9/22/2017
Drakes Fainting Goat6.4%9/22/2017
Drakes Wolfhound7.1%9/22/2017
Drakes Hop Vice6.2%9/22/2017
Drakes Go Dumb9.2%9/22/2017
Drakes Green Bullet Pils4.6%9/22/2017
Drakes Jolly Rodger (2015 Barrel-Aged)10.6%9/19/2017
Drakes Tart Breaker6.4%8/27/2017
Triple Rock Nectarine Ballroom (2017)5.8%8/27/2017
Drakes Brette Set Go5.3%8/27/2017
Drakes Obsidian Silk4.3%8/27/2017
Drakes Eternal Tap4.7%8/26/2017
Drakes It's a Fruit Based Love 6.5%8/26/2017
Drakes Drakonic (Port Barrel)9%8/26/2017
Drakes B'Day Haze5.8%8/26/2017
Drakes Cherryland8.3%8/26/2017
Drakes Mictlan6.9%8/12/2017
Drakes Lusu's Love Child7.2%8/12/2017
Drakes Unholy Alliance7.1%8/12/2017
Drakes Brightside - Mojito4%8/12/2017
Drakes HAL 32 with Tart Cherry4.5%7/30/2017
Drakes Cocoa Butter Kisses6%7/30/2017
Drakes Jolly Rodger (2016)10%7/30/2017
Drakes Old Man3.4%7/30/2017
Drakes One More Down the Hatch Dear Friends4.4%7/30/2017
Drakes Delaware Duck7.12%7/30/2017
Drakes Headzo! (2014 Wild Turkey Barrel)18%7/7/2017
Drakes Aces High4.5%6/21/2017
Drakes Wandering 'Possum5%6/21/2017
Drakes Northbound Saison6%6/20/2017
Drakes 510 Malt Liqour - Rye Barrel Aged9.25%6/20/2017
Drakes Cherry Fest Bier8.4%6/20/2017
Drakes Thin Mint Rye Barrel Aged Robustito4.7%6/20/2017
Drakes Port Barrel Aged Belgian Quad10%6/20/2017
Drakes Headzo! (2016 Bourbon & Port Barrel)14.7%6/11/2017
Drakes Extra Double Secret5%5/3/2017
Drakes Coconut Kitten Party6.8%1/29/2017
Drakes Oakland Love9%1/26/2017
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 126.3%1/25/2017
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 116.3%1/25/2017
Drakes Electric Owl8%1/25/2017
Drakes Brette and the Jets5.8%1/25/2017
Drakes Reunion Barleywine11.3%12/10/2016
Drakes Aroma Therapy10.2%10/26/2016
Drakes Lucky Cat5%10/16/2016
Drakes Rye Robustito with Coffee4.7%10/16/2016
Drakes Pryed IPA6.4%10/16/2016
Drakes Battersea5.6%10/16/2016
Drakes Too Many Candles5.3%10/16/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 28, 2013
Came here and sampled a bunch of beers. After sampling I went and asked the girl pouring beers she could give me a half pour of two barrel beers in one glass. She said no like the beers could not be tampered with. I said why not aren’t barrel beers usually blended anyway? She still said no. So I ordered one of the beers I wanted. Several minutes later she came over and apologized and said they could accommodate my request. What’s the big deal if I want to make a screwball concoction. I thought it tasted great! Cool place with great beer.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bvc  (103) Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited the barrel room on a Friday early afternoon on a nice day. A little hard to find as gps gets you close, but not quite there as you can’t see it. But there is a sign off the last turn in for Drakes and a couple of other businesses and it says in smaller print, ’behind wal mart’. We then drove around the back to see it. Industrial area, air traffic over head, functioning facility with a ramp/patio with outdoor seating and a large roll up door that opens up to more seating, a decent number of mixed barrels stacked 4-5 racks high and a nice long stand up bar with many taps and a chalkboard listing beers, some description and pricing. Sample, full pours, growlers and bottles to go. Fair pricing and some great one off draft only offerings. Only got to try 4 beer samples and wish I could had tried some more. Worth a stop for sure.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops  (23) Burlingame, California | February 16, 2013
The bar is located in their barrel room and is no-frills, along with some patio seating out front that gets plenty of sun. The bartenders have tried pretty much everything on tap and can make great recommendations from a great, wide selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
Been here a number of times over the years, at both the brewery and the new barrel house tasting room. The grand tasting for RBSG 2009 was also here.

The brewery side is only open on Fridays for their open house. Its been a few years so I dont know if they still do it this way but it used to be that you paid $10 or $15 and got a glass and 3 or 4 drink coupons. Full pours only, no samples. They also have a BBQ going and sometimes some music as well.

The barrel room has seating, bottles to go, does samples as well as full glasses, and sells growlers too. There are always at least a half dozen barrel offerings on tap as well as a half dozen regular beers on tap. No food served but you can bring food in or have it delivered.

Prices are reasonable, service is pretty good, nice place to stop and have a beer or a couple ticks. About a mile walk from the BART station in San Leandro if you want burn off some calories. Otherwise there is plenty of parking at the Walmart and Home Depot next door.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (1087) Sunnyvale, California | September 21, 2012
Pretty cool place with a great number of taps, basically an open warehouse door inviting you to come inside or side at one of the few picnic tables. Nominally three barrel aged beers on tap, but two were out when we were there. Otherwise, this is what a tasting room SHOULD look like at a small microbrewery in my opinion. As for food - they supposedly have trucks sometimes, but I hope you like pretzels, or else grab something at the Togo’s down the way.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1366) Dublin, California | August 2, 2012
Really cool place. The bar has a handful of seats as well as a smattering of tables around the rest of the space. Patio seating outside as well. Tons of beers on tap, including lots of special barrel aged stuff. Prices are pretty good, they do flights/tasters of everything, too. Can be a bit difficult to locate if you’ve never been here before. Just keep driving past the WalMart into the warehouse area in the back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (367) St. Louis, Missouri | July 3, 2012
First off, this location will not be correct in your GPS-the brewery is located adjacent to a Wal-mart. you have to drive through the Wal-mart parking lot (which trust me, was a challenge) to get to the brewery. your typical brewery in a warehouse setting. everybody seemed to be having a good time however, i was alone and kind of felt out of place somewhat. with that said, beer was very solid-had a couple samples and they were tasty. the crowd seemed a bit snooty and up-ity if you ask me. worth a stop if your in the east bay area.
70
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
ckwake74  (2) California | June 29, 2012
I love the barrel house. Great staff. Sunny location. Great beers; their alpha session is fantastic.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Aquilo  (22) Berkeley, California | June 23, 2012
The location is kinda weird; it’s hidden behind the Wal-Mart. But once you get inside, it is very comfortable, and the service is great. The beer is awesome, but $5 per glass seems rather steep for my wages. Overall, I had a great time, and I would come here more often if I had more money.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | March 25, 2012
I finally made it here after year after year of missing the 1st Friday off the month fun and then just two days ago (it was Feb15) showing up when the website claimed they were open only to be turned around by the staff stating they were closed. WTF! Please keep web content regarding hours up to date as some of us come from a very long way away to visit. But yes, I did finally make it to this big open warehouse space with way more open floor space than seating. I was able to try several amazing offerings and the IIIPA is dynamite >>>> Younger and I love Younger. The staff was friendly and professional even when being repeatable badgered by customers scheming to get IIIPA growlers (so they can sell on ebay no doubt, what dirt bags). Kudos to the staff for keeping cool and professional and not giving into the pressure.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | March 19, 2012
It is in an industrial warehouse where they store their barrel aging beers. A nice long bar with about 25 taps. Great service with some great beer.

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