Finally made it here for my first time yesterday (12/21/12). I’ve been trying for a while, basically since they opened.
This place was pretty nice, maybe not a in the expensive restaurant sense but as a brewery that doesnt serve food I had a lot of fun. There was a band playing some blues as well as the obligatory Christmas songs, free pretzels, friendly servers, and plenty of drunk asses Advocating hard. There is also a bit of random stuff on the walls like the history of the nail or history of fencing materials.
There were 12 taps, a few bottles for takeaway, growlers, and souvenier glasses available. The IPAs were the best beers hands down. Some of the others were interesting like the red lager and the brown ale. The second anniversary unfortunately was not very good on tap, though I had it a few weeks earlier from the bottle at Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest and it was considerably better then. Prices on flights are moderately high. We paid $18 + tip on 12 samples.
There was a food truck outside and plenty of free pretzels and mustard inside. Decent amount of seating and even a couch in the lobby area. With 12 taps I’ll make sure to stop in again some time. It’s also just a few miles (about 4) from Solvang Brewing.
Interesting place. An outdoor seating area out front, a small lobby area with some couches and another area just before the bar with some tables. Fairly small bar, but lots of space and tables in the main tasting room area. They had a live band playing. The service was pretty quick and friendly. Flights of 4 beers were $6. Beers on the whole were just okay, but all were something you could drink a glass of. Interesting "old western" decor, too.
I have to admit; this was my backup. My plan was to hit the FW barrelhouse, but it was closed, so I headed here, and I am glad I did. Quite a nice place, doing a great business on Superbowl Sunday. 10 taps running, and four 4 oz tasters were only $6. Their regular lineup was also available as bombers for $5. I ended up unknowingly sitting next to the owner, who was a pretty good guy and loved talking about beer. I wish the beer was a bit better overall.
We visited the place late 2011, they just celebrated their first year. Nice looking brewery with a great tap room. Beers were very tasty, considering the brewery was so new in business, very impressive. This brewery might have a bright future.
A slightly hard to find brewery a few miles down the road from the Firestone Tap room. Parking is easy in the industrial space. A very nice looking tasting room that was surprisingly crowded for a brewery I had never heard of in a small town. The brewery is big and shiny, looks like there was a lot of money put in to this place and they have plenty of room to grow. They serve snacks (pretzels and some top notch mustard). Beers overall were slightly above average. No bad ones, but not many highlights. A worthy stop if you are in the area. Fair prices. They just started bottling.
Situé à une distance raisonnable (30min) à pied de Firestone/Barrelworks. Petit pub avec une tonne de charme et d’habiletés en commençant par la collection de barbelés dans l’entrée. Des bands se donnent en spectacle entre deux fermenteurs aussi parfois. Pour ce qui est de la bière, c’est assez égal de la ipa à l’impériale stout mais rien qui émerge dramatiquement.
SinH4 (211) Garching b. M?nchen, Germany | June 24, 2015
Visited after some locals I met the day before told me I should check it out. Awesoe ambiance, old school wooden pub built inside the brewery, right next to the tanks. The service is friendly and the people are passionate about their beer. Prices are good, you can get flights. The beer is solid, not too special though. Definitely recommended if you’re on your way through Buellton or here anyway for Firestone Barrelworks.
Ron (195) Rochester, New York | September 26, 2016
We were taken here by our tour. I liked it the best cause the other three stops were wineries. Most people in our group had the lighter beer sampler. Andy had the Dark sampler(which I had some of) I chose the IPA sampler and changed out one IPA for a stout. Great DIPA’s and the stout! No crowd in middle of a Thursday afternoon. The women in our group did not like smelling the open brewing process while sampling the flights of beer.