On The Tracks Brewery

5674 El Camino Real, Ste G
Carlsbad, California United States 92008
brewery (On The Tracks)  3.25/5.0 8 reviews
Mon-Thu 4:00 - 7:00 PM; Fri 4:00 - 9:00 PM; Sat 1:00 - 9:00 PM; Sun 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Mayor: Sledutah (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 0
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
DedicatedToFun  (60) Santa Monica, California | April 17, 2014
Dark, only a few beers on tap, empty when we were there, beers were not great, last stop on our beer tour.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | April 3, 2014
> An extremely low quality beer tasting room with awkward ambiance.

>> On the Tracks for better or worse joins the ranks of fabled Area 51, Thompson, Sons of Liberty in the level of brewing that helps substantiate the theory that the worst beers in the world are not from commercial macro breweries but from amateur home brewers gone pro without really knowing what it is required to make beer. Beers here were chlorine and lye riddled with chemical bodies. No one else was in this establishment for a reason and the three people on staff seemed depressed making the entire experience cringe inducing and traumatizing. They had only three beers on tap, very low for the area where 12-15 is the norm, and they were all not very good. They were actually some of the most expensive for tasters! I told my group beforehand that Barrel Harbor and OTT were considered not that great. They were unfazed by Barrel Harbor and had no complaints. However, they had PTSD after OTT. Therefore, I must be a good citizen and tell you to not go here unless you are an obsessive, helpless ticker like me. Please, just go to Arcana and drink their beer and be thankful for what you have.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (567) Utah | February 24, 2014
Visited Sept 2011, not sure what happened to my rating. It looks like they have a new tap room since I was there. When I went there it was a small tap room in the back next to the brewing system. A couple plastic chairs to sit in and 1 table. The beer was good.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jcarlsbad  (1) , | September 14, 2013
Ginger beer was great and the Pale Ale was very good. Good friendly service
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 19, 2013
Visited early in 2013 on a brewery tour through SD.

Kind of a dismal place when you look at it from a distance. Dark, quiet, a couple of plastic tables and chairs, and sub par beer. At least the service was friendly and quick. Hopefully their beer gets better so Ill have a reason to go back. They also dont have a ton of taps to pick from. They have free pretzels and are next door to Fezziwigs Brewing (now called Arcana).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | January 22, 2013
Very small tasting room with a little more space in the brewhouse with some folding tables and chairs. They had a live music act going on the night we visited. Six beers on tap during the visit, most of which were not very good. Service was very friendly, though.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jennajlover  (11) Portland, Oregon | January 6, 2013
Backgammon night great,,,,,super friendly folk. It is like going to gtahksgiving wit family, hang out ahve a few brews and play some table games. If I worked in the area Id be there afetr shift all the time
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (737) Denver, Colorado | July 13, 2012
This is really just a small tasting room in their brewery in a business complex with no frills. The guys working were super nice and excited about the beer. That combined with the eclectic selection made this one of my favorite stops. Pints and tasters are a good price. They had a black pepper porter on, a smoked pale ale and a ginger beer just to name a few. Everything I had was very good. I really recommend this stop.

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