I was so looking forward to visiting and was immensely disappointing. I will start with the good as that is easy, the beer is very cheap and well made. The ambiance is an effort to please everyone. While my visit, I had people screaming at the sports game, mothers hanging with daughters, teens and a girl so high she was giggling at her bread. The waiter although sort of attentive had no desire to talk about beer. In fact that is where I am at a loss, a good brewery and the focus of the pub is so far from the beer. Just kitchy, tacky and catering to the masses.
Good stop right off Hwy 101, with a decent selection of 12 house brews, 4 of which are seasonals. Beer quality is alright, with very good prices and solid service. Good menu looks decent, with a few options for vegetarians / vegans. Solid spot.
This place was absolutely jammed on a Saturday afternoon when I was in – and it’s not really hard to see why. Bright and airy space with lots of exposed brick in an old, heritage building in this quaint little town. Cheap pints and high quality (the pale ale and the Indica are particular favourites) brews make it great value. Food looked tasty (although I didn’t eat while here). Friendly and efficient service. Me likey.
Visited on a sunday evening for some beers and dinner. Pretty crowded, we had to wait a short while for a table. Breezy looking place adorned with cheeky ’exotica’ elements such as large fake spiders and tropical beach imagery. 10+ beers on tap including a handful of seasonals. Ordering half pints on this beer trip in order to try many different beers, I was a bit disappointed to discover that a ’glass’ instead of a pint doesn’t save much, you’d do much better to just share a pint. The young lady who tended to our needs appeared a bit rushed and didn’t know anything about the beers beside the name and style (which she got from a handwritten note in her pocket). Food was simple but appealing, had a nice beef stew. Overall a decent stop if you pass through Eureka, with some rough edges.
Visited on a Tuesday night when it was surprisingly crowded and noisy. Friendly attentive service. 7 regular, 4 fruit and abou 4 specialty beers available on tap, as well as Wyder’s Pear Cider and Guinness Kaliper. 2 levels. Decent sized bar. Pool table.