The Rare Barrel

940 Parker St
Berkeley, California United States 94710
brewery (The Rare Barrel)  4.55/5.0 31 reviews
Th-Fr: 4:00 - 10:00 PM; Sat: 1:00 - 10:00 PM; Sun 1:00 - 8:00 PM

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Beers At The Rare Barrel

NameABVEntered
The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen (Blend 6+)5.5%5/20/2017
The Rare Barrel Founders Club #2: Ensorcelled5.8%5/14/2017
Chapman Crafted Hello Again4.8%4/30/2017
The Rare Barrel Solidarity Forever6.9%4/30/2017
The Rare Barrel Across the Sea4.5%4/30/2017
The Rare Barrel Mister Tea6.3%4/30/2017
The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes5.6%4/28/2017
The Rare Barrel Supermassive6.5%4/24/2017
The Rare Barrel Map of the Moon6%4/23/2017
The Rare Barrel Bygone6.6%4/13/2017
The Rare Barrel Saphir Effect6%3/30/2017
The Rare Barrel Gifted Branch6.7%3/25/2017
The Rare Barrel Bellatrix6.3%3/18/2017
The Rare Barrel More Mango6.6%3/18/2017
The Rare Barrel In Other Words6.6%3/12/2017
The Rare Barrel Roads Diverge5.6%3/4/2017
Temescal Esta Noche7.3%3/4/2017
The Rare Barrel Pricklish6.1%3/4/2017
The Rare Barrel Sourtooth Tiger5.4%3/4/2017
The Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home5.8%2/28/2017
Societe The Widow9.2%2/26/2017
The Rare Barrel Proportional Response 4.8%2/26/2017
The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen (Blend 5)5.5%2/26/2017
The Rare Barrel Wise Guise5.4%2/17/2017
The Rare Barrel Founders Club #4: Cosmic Dust5.4%2/15/2017
The Rare Barrel Cacao Are You?7.3%2/15/2017
The Rare Barrel Arrows of Neon4.5%2/15/2017
The Rare Barrel Soliloquy5.1%2/15/2017
The Rare Barrel Apropos of Nothing5.8%2/12/2017
The Rare Barrel Afterlight6%2/7/2017
The Rare Barrel There are Rules6%2/5/2017
The Rare Barrel Barrel p9t5.8%2/4/2017
The Rare Barrel Echo Series: Hypnotized6%2/3/2017
Temescal Little By Little5%1/27/2017
The Rare Barrel Another World5.8%1/9/2017
The Rare Barrel Tigerlily5.2%1/7/2017
The Rare Barrel Ruby Grove 5.7%12/9/2016
The Rare Barrel Shades of Cool5.7%12/9/2016
The Rare Barrel Dubious Pursuit5.5%12/5/2016
Cellarmaker Permanent Daylight6.4%12/5/2016
The Rare Barrel No Salt5.7%11/23/2016
The Rare Barrel 3rd Anniversary Sour6.4%10/24/2016
The Rare Barrel Consigliere4%10/23/2016
Cellarmaker The Glow5.7%10/9/2016
The Rare Barrel Stone Age Love5.7%10/2/2016
Fort Point Westfalia5.6%9/13/2016
The Rare Barrel / Cellarmaker Tangerang5.2%9/13/2016
The Rare Barrel Deft Hand5.9%9/13/2016
The Rare Barrel Light Treason5.7%9/13/2016
The Rare Barrel Barrel Sample5.3%9/12/2016
The Rare Barrel Forces Unseen (Blend 3)5%9/10/2016
Cellarmaker Funk Juice6.5%9/5/2016
The Rare Barrel Echo Series: Keen Observation5.5%9/4/2016
Cellarmaker Wicked Juicy7%8/25/2016
The Rare Barrel Melisma5.6%8/18/2016
The Rare Barrel Lemon Lily5.1%8/18/2016
The Rare Barrel Quite Something5.2%8/17/2016
The Rare Barrel Emerald Vision5.7%8/6/2016
The Rare Barrel Trop It Like Itís Hop6.1%8/6/2016
The Rare Barrel / Cascade Home Is Where The Tart Is6%8/6/2016
The Rare Barrel Tropical Humor5.6%7/22/2016
The Rare Barrel Tessellate5.7%6/20/2016
The Rare Barrel Dubious Dawn5.8%6/20/2016
Fort Point Squirrel5.3%6/1/2016
Cellarmaker Alpha Redux7.4%6/1/2016
The Rare Barrel Map of the Sun6.4%5/14/2016
The Rare Barrel Surviving Trace5.1%5/5/2016


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
vtafro  (90) Wayne, New Jersey | May 22, 2017
After drinking quite a few of their beers, really cool getting here. Sours, and more sours, so if thats not your thing, not for you.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138  (368) Falls Church, Virginia | May 14, 2017
Visited during the RateBeer Best 2017 bus tour. Spacious taproom with an insane amount of barrels. Fairly busy in the evening but service was pretty good. Nice selection of sours and hopefully you like sours since thatís all they make. Half and full pours only. Well worth a visit if youíre into sours.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ansalon  (13) Stockholm, SWEDEN, Sweden | February 22, 2017
Amazing place! Visited Saturday 11th February during SF Beer Week. This day they had guest taps from The Bruery and Societe. Man, just amazing beers. And the place! Chock full of barrels and a nice earthy farmhouse scent in the air. Friendly staff and great atmosphere!
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
anstei  (69) Zurich, Switzerland | February 19, 2017
Visited twice around SF Beer Week season. This place is basically a warehouse with all the barrels on racks and a bar in front of all that. Sterile and industrial chic. Tap list consists of sours of TRB almost(?) exclusively. Some bottles to go and to drink in available. Prices are rather steep, no flights available, just half pours. You wonít drink many of those, as the sour palate of TRB is fairly one-dimensional, even if done extremely well.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas  (191) , Greece | February 4, 2017
Another must visit (if you enjoy sour beers) in the area and I m happy that Ratebeer Best breweries tour selected this as our final stop before heading back to Santa Rosa. Spacious place, a little bit crowded on Friday evening, nice ambiance with all the wooden barrels and view of the brewing equipment. There were bottles to go (around $20+). Dont know about food. For sure I will visit the place again if I am in the "neighborhood"
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
klm1  (104) Bled/SF, | February 1, 2017
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale  (347) Lansing, Kansas | February 1, 2017
Great place visited while on the RBWG 2017 tour. Very crowded. Think 10 taps available at this visit. Some bottles to go. Prices a touch high. Service was good considering how busy they were. Nice views of their operation. If you enjoy sours, this is your place.
72
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
fluffy  (132) St Petersburg, Florida | June 19, 2016
It's expensive, not huge selection, but the place is gorgeous and the beers world class. Love it.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (1031) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | May 17, 2016
Visited on Friday 29/01/16 not long after opening and found the place pretty busy already. Industrial unit/warehouse set up, effectively a corner of the plot dedicated to a tap room with some high bench and low table seating areas. Perhaps a dozen beers on tap, 2 guests, the rest Rare Barrel and a couple of bottles to go ... circa $20+ per bottle. Service was pretty expedient and friendly. After 2 or 3 Rare Barrel beers they tend to get a bit the same and the acidic levels start to tire the palate somewhat. The only other íall sourí kind of venue Iíve visited is the Wicked Weed Funkatorium and I didnít have this issue there, their beers were much more varied and nuanced in terms of acidic level and flavour profile. Donít get me wrong - I like me an RB sour but quickly tired of the same flavour profile and acidity level after a couple. Food was in the form of grilled cheese sandwiches which were reasonably priced, circa $5, and damn tasty. Overall ... I wouldnít rush back here, itís fine but the beers were just too samey for me, would depend if I had other places I wanted to check out in the area and the fact that they donít do tasting flights also goes against this place for me.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ffbot  (9) Oakland, California | May 14, 2016
Came on a Saturday mid day. Busy place. But still prompt service and quick. got the sampler. Nice glassware here. They donít really have bottles for sale. Kinda spendy for bottles too. Good beers, no food for sale, and nice people. Itíll be better once Rare Barrel has more beers to offer

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