A dark kind of cave like place to come into off the street in bright sunshine. Carpeted floors, dining area to one side and bar area to the other - probably the lowest bar I’ve ever sat at. Quite swift service, though lacking a bit in their Danish. 11 of their own beers on at my visit + macros that you keep away from
Une brasserie qui se veut touristo-rustique. Les bières étaient insipides à moyennes. Le gérant/propriétaire essaie fort de nous vendre l’idéologie de la place mais c’est peine perdue. Focusons sur le vin.
We like Solvang a lot, so had huge expectations when visiting this place late 2011. From outside the brew pub looks like a wind mill. When entering the pub we could not feel a strong beer enthusiasm. The beers were below average and sadly we took a taxi to the Firestone brewery which is 10 minutes away. We really hope the beers will improve in future.
Dive bar feel with a live band playing all variety of covers. The beers were pedestrian at best, but a few were good, particularly the pumpkin, julefest, and anniversary rye IPA. They have a restaurant as well, but we didn’t eat. Pretty lively crowd, too. Not really so much a beer place as a bar/restaurant that happens to brew, but a fun place.
Been here twice now, once a couple years ago shortly after they opened and again last night (12/21/12).
When they first opened they only had 2 house beers on, the wheat and the porter, along with a bunch of guest taps. Yesterday I was surprised to see 11 house taps and you can buy as many individual tastes as you like. Naturally we bought all 11. The standouts were the anniversary IPA, the pumpkin, and the Julefest (with a whole bunch of stuff in it, it’s actually pretty ridiculous but surprisingly good).
There was another live band here, this one playing more popular covers like Santana and Sublime. The crowd was fun too, some Advocating going on but everyone was maintaining fairly well.
Prices were reasonable, service was decent, a little dank and out of the way but a fun place none the less. It was interesting to note that even though the elevation of Solvang is only slightly higher it was considerably colder there than on 101. It was in the mid 30’s according to the thermostat in the car.