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Hollister Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hollister Brewing Co.Hollister Brewing Co.

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 65
Beer Ratings: 343
Beer Avg: 3.71

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

6980 Marketplace Drive
Goleta, California, 93117
United States
phone: (805) 968-2810

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(Place added by: JayTheFinn on 05-18-2007)
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Reviews by ndolover:
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ndolover

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Holister is located in a stip mall near the airport. I spotted it while traveling on business and didn't think I would bother, but instead head to the Brewhouse in Santa Barbara. I am glad I didn't.

While the location and the interior space don't give you warm and fuzzies about the beer, I was dead wrong. The beer was exceptional. They had 2 IPA's, a Dubbel, Hefe, Orange Blossom Tripel/Golden (which was REALLY good), a Pale Ale, etc. They offer samplers, but I went with the 10oz pours. Happy hour specials put my at $2.25 for a pint!!! Then their guest beer was Pliny the Elder?!?!?!? The only reason they didn't get a 5 from me was they were not using their 1 beer engine.

The food was really good too! I had a well executed salad, with fried pickles.

Matt was a great bartender and engaged the bar patrons.

Don't judge a book by its cover, this place makes REALLY GOOD BEER!

12-16-2010 04:30:23 | More by ndolover
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AleHunter805

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

07-17-2014 12:28:03 | More by AleHunter805
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irishpride

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-04-2014 23:34:03 | More by irishpride
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-03-2014 07:16:43 | More by drewone
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heatherzbeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-15-2014 04:48:33 | More by heatherzbeer
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sillyhed8

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-09-2014 22:56:01 | More by sillyhed8
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-09-2014 20:07:04 | More by Gobzilla
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Hodgie-Wood

California

2.66/5  rDev -34.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25 | $$

Food and atmosphere was very pleasing, waiters and waitresses nice, food average, however;
if you're serious about the quality of the beer you want to enjoy then, you may not want to purchase a growler and refill here because they won't even bother rinsing out the growler you bring in with water or a cleaning solution. Any quality brewmaster would insist on having his/her staff trained and proactive about having a clean growler go back to their dedicated clientele. That does not seem to be the case here at Hollister brewery so for that reason only I have to score it very low in the category of quality.

12-15-2013 03:38:47 | More by Hodgie-Wood
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GeorgeH

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-13-2013 02:17:29 | More by GeorgeH
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$

We stopped in at Hollister on the way home from the Firestone Invitational. It's more of a restaurant with a brewery in it than the other way around. There is a main seating area and a smallish bar area. The brewery equipment is behind glass adjacent to the bar. We sat at the bar and got pretty good service even though it was busy. They had about 13 of their own beers on tap with a wide variety of styles represented. I got a 6 pack sampler for $7 but they sell individual tasters, half pints, pints, and growlers. The quality of the beer was good and served in proper glassware. I also had a pulled pork sandwich and duck fat fries and it was pretty tasty (moreso the fries). Prices were reasonable for beers but a bit expensive for food in my opinion. I would stop in again to see what's new if I were in the area.

06-05-2013 02:56:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Hollister Brewing Co. in Goleta, CA
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.