When we arrived this Saturday, the entire harbor area was packed with cars and crowded with people. I think we found the last available parking, after a while. The brewpub was also crowded but there were available seating at the bar. The friendly bartender actually told me that it was not a particularly busy day since the weather wasn’t the best. I was glad the sun was not shining this day... 4 oz tasters cost $2. I tried five solid beers and bought a bottle "Alection" to go. (Visited July 16th 2016)
Not sure how I missed this one since I’ve been here multiple times. Actually we used to go here before it was a brewery and it was the seafood place. Nice place but I always hated going as a kid because I disliked (still dislike) seafood. It’s a bit different now in that it’s more hippie. Seems like they should have a surf board hanging above the bar. Oh wait, they do. They also started experimenting with their beer a couple years ago which is nice. When I first went there wasn’t much to be had beyond the standard red ale, pale ale, brown ale, etc. Now they’ve got barrel aged beers, double IPAs, and they use some of the newer experimental hops occasionally. All that said the beer isn’t great, but that can be forgiven if you’re going to the brewery to drink since if you can sit out on the patio on a warm day it’s beautiful.
Visited on a Sunday late afternoon with the family along with just about everyone else that was headed back to the city from the coast. Busy, busy. Wait was only about 30 minutes @ 3:00pm, and the outdoor seating overlooking the bay is fantastic. Believe there were 8-10 on-draft options, of which we sampled 4 (Hefe, ’Squirrel’ belgian pale, Rye Pale and Tunnel Vision). All were just ’OK’, but placed in the atmosphere will get an extra point. Food and location are standouts and portions are ginormous. We didn’t feel like eating for many hours afterwards. Fish tacos, for example, was essentially 1/2 a pound of halibut dwarfing the tortilla.
Nice sunny day, great atmosphere. Service a little slow after lunch, smiles and very friendly. Princeton by sea IPA, with Fish Taco’s, and wafting malt aromas from the brewhouse mashing tun! awesome!
bytemesis (975) Sunnyvale, California | March 17, 2013| Updated April 21, 2015
Visited with the family on St. Patricks day - doing a great business. Nice location right next to the ocean, quite large with a mix of indoor and outdoor seating. Small bar area. Running about 10 beers on tap, including a mix of regulars and seasonals. Service was pretty good given how busy they were. Food is pretty good actually, but tourist-pricey. Beers, unfortunately, are only so so. Return April 2015; I don’t know if I was just thirstier or if things have improved, but I thought the beer quality was quite solid on this visit.
It’s a pleasant place to visit, especially sitting outside on a sunny day. The food is pricey but of good quality. Their beers vary in quality but they do have some good ones. Would visit again but more for the scenery and environment than the beer.