Stopped by for a long lunch and a sampler tray. Very bright, open, and clean place, staff were friendly and had a decent grasp on the beers. They had quite a few house brews on tap, enough that the sampler gave me a bit of a buzz, and several guest beers. Food was tasty, would definitely go back.
Had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. Sat outside on the patio on a clear, sunny day which was very nice with views of the surrounding hills. Got the beer sampler which had 8 different beers from a blonde to a porter. All were good to very good and I’m looking forward to going back and trying more! The food was excellent as was the service. Had the pomme frites with red ale ketchup and blue cheese fondue, autumn salad and croque monsieur with ham and egg, all delicious. Very laid back and friendly atmosphere and staff, nice interior/exterior design, and a nice location. Highly recommend a visit if you’re in the Agoura Hills area.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | October 19, 2011
I have been here twice. One time was incredible. One time the food ruined everything, so if you find something you like, stick with it. Menu exploration will get you hosed. The beer they make here is above average in my opinion. Fresh IPA done right, some really good moves into barleywine and BA offerings as well. Belgians a bit worse but not swill. As I implied, lots of menu items are rad (the tartare, the mussels, probably anything involving meat) and a few are not (their bread is tough to find a home for). About 40 min west of Hollywood and if you’re in the mood for something different a good stop.
Lunch on a Friday. Place was maybe half full. 8 of their beers (2 special) along with maybe 8 or more guest taps and some sour bottles. Growlers and bottles available to go. Service was spot on (water right away, quick with beer and food delivery) and knowledgeable of the house beers (didn’t try anything else). Food was very good and reasonable (most things were 10-13) and the beer was decent. Great space inside with the brew equipment, smells of a brewery and tasty food, not too mention a great patio, Overall would be more then happy to spend an evening or day there anytime.
Cool place a bit away from most other good places. Vibe is upscale yuppie, but it’s California so it is pretty casual, really. Service was very good but it wasn’t busy on this day for early lunch. Food was good, maybe they try a bit hard to present it as fine dining... other than that it was fine. Beer is what I was really impressed with. I only had the IPA and IIPA, but they were both great... especially the IPA. Definitely worth a stop.
Small little place with a coffee porter and 4 Belgian styles of there own on tap. Decent selection of guest brews on tap including RR Blind Pig. Small but great bottle selection. Burger was was so-so and expensive. Frites were great. Nice place but unsure if I would go out of my way to go here. Then again there is not a whole lot in the area.
There aren’t too many places in the valley so when this place popped up I rushed and it did not disappoint. Beautiful place just off the freeway with a great patio looking out to the hills.
Dave brews all the beer right on site and they have a bunch of guest taps too.
Food is great and has a very unique vibe.
I usually go to Tony’s in Burbank or Boneyard in Sherman Oaks but on a nice day, i drive to Agoura and chill out here.
I love it!!!
Finally, an American brewpub that doesn’t try to emulate its competitors! This place is full of personality, from the paintings on the wall, to the terrace overlooking the hills, the Belgian and French-style house brews and the overall vibe. Guest brews were very well chosen too, but the house beers were good enough for me to forget about the other taps. Their Bière de Garde (Dérailleur) was stunningly authentic and I hope they make it a regular. This is a wonderful stop near the highway north of LA. These guys deserve more recognition amongst craft beer lover circles.