VERY intersting albiet odd place located just off I-25 south of town. The night i was there, they had a band playing on the back of a flatbed trailer-pretty interesting. beer selection is pretty much all their bottled stuff on draft with a few rare ones, like a pilsner and a black ipa in bottles. prices are very good-2 buck pints on wednesdays! service is very good and friendly. good place, wish their beer was a tad better though.
So the beer is just average but the place is a lot of fun. Itís right off the freeway and there are even billboards pointing to it so it should be pretty easy to spot, though itís on a side street off of the frontage road so pay attention. There is a patio out front and a porch on the second floor. There is some seating inside at the bar or upstairs by the pool table. Outside is a horseshoe set up along with some corn hole boards. You just have to get the bean bags from the counter.
The full flight is a lot of beer and itís kind of expensive to try them all but itís a great source for a lot of ticks if thatís what youíre looking for. They have several seasonals on and from the looks of it every week they do Small Batch Saturday where they release some pilot batch (it was an Alt when I was there) They have a board with room for 10 beers on it and they put the 11th one in the middle. They also had bottles of their kriek for sale but I wasnít interested in a $20 bottle to take home. Actually, they have bottles of a lot of their stuff available to go. A couple of the beers were quite good but most were just decent.
The server was very nice. I wanted to buy a Chicken Killer shirt but they didnít have the white one in L. Instead all they had was the pink one. Pass. Anyway, this is a fun place and Iíd stop back in if in the area again.
nice place just a quick trip down cerrillos to get there. summertime it is pleasant, can relax outside. it can get crowded, but when it is off hgurs there is room either at the bar or upstairs. when it is crowded it is locals, and it is welcoming and a nice environment.
Gotta love the address of this place. Itís your typical taproom in an brewery setup but driving there at night off of some lonely old road, turning into a parking lot full of gravel and dust gave the scene the grandeur of a Springsteen song. They had 9 on tap which were serviceable but not flawed. I thought the prices were very reasonable. Itís not a destination place but the locals are nice enough and the drive out there was kinda cool.
With this rate Iíve had a beer in all 50 states plus DC since retiring from the military in 2008 - 38 states this year alone. This is the quintessential brewery tap, jast a smalll wooden bar in the brewery itself, with staff coming and going, plus some tables upstairs. Extendive choice if beers available in a flight. Extremely friendly locals and staff. Great place.
Got here for happy hour on a weekday. Holy cow, is it in a weird spot. Out off the highway in an industrial area 15 minutes or so south of town. Production facility with a tasting room. Nice cantilevered deck and patio underneath. Small bar area so we went upstairs where the deck is outside and some games and tables are inside. Great happy hour prices and not expensive otherwise, either. Staff was okay. Seemed to be all regulars in there so we didnít get the friendliest service. Wild variance between quality of beers, as had been my limited experience with them up to that point. Odd place but worth a stop of you have time.
Out of the way, and with odd hours. Itís an interesting space, with a few additions to their bottled beers on tap, but I expected a bit more for their size.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 29, 2011
Tap room by the highway. They have concerts here, sometimes really good ones. The tap room itself is small, but with outdoor seating. Very casual, though the service is sometimes a bit rough around the edges. They are willing to pour samples, though, which is nice. Saturday at 2pm they tap a pro-am beer for "Small Batch Saturdays", worth knowing if youíre in the area. The beers are hit and miss but the sours, the IPA and the porter are all decent.