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Sequoia Brewing Company

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Sequoia Brewing CompanySequoia Brewing Company
BA SCORE
84
good

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.83%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1188 E. Champlain
Fresno, California, 93720
United States
phone: (559) 434-2739

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Notes:
The second outpost of Sequoia Brewing Company. This is a satellite taphouse serving beers from the other Fresno location.

(Place added by: ThreeWiseMen on 12-02-2008)
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Photo of busternuggz
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%

Went on a Wednesday evening. A cheesy ski lodge decor, big bar, comfortable enough tables. It was a little too warm for me inside.

I tried a sampler of their 10 regular beers and the beer of the month, a double pilsner. The beers were pretty average. The pilsner was probably my favorite, and the red IPA, porter, and double pilsner were pretty good.

Service was good. My waiter was friendly and attentive, and my dishes were cleared reasonable fast.

The beer selection is a little repetitive (I think there was two pale ales and two or three wheat beers), and pretty standard styles.

The best part for me was all you can eat ribs for $11.99 (which is only Wednesday nights). The ribs were tender and delicious, with a pretty good tangy sauce. Came with some delicious chili beans and grilled veggies.

Come for the pils, stay for the ribs.

busternuggz, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of andjlepp
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%

I have been to both of the restuarants. The one on Chamlain. is a nicer facility but both are great places to go. The beer is brewed at the one on Olive and sent to the one on champlain. The beer is solid but not spectacular. I find the monthly specials (usually stated on flyer on table) to be better and a bit more special then the regular beers. I have yet to try any food item from there that I did not enjoy. With the new additions to the eating areas, it offers a more quite setting on band nights to sit in away from the loud music. Always had fast and polite service, although some of the servers don't have much knowledge about the beers they supply. Also the serving size is bigger then most, so the food to price ratio is very good.

andjlepp, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of VegasBill
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%

This is located in an area of Fresno with middle to upper middle income homes so sort of built in success. The decor is like a mountain lodge so I like it, sort of a comfortable feel. For beer I tried the Pils, which was very good my sort of Pils and the Mount Whitney Ale which was also good. For food I tried the "award winning" fried pickles. Now I am a big fried pickle fan and these tasted OK but some were bit size and some not. So the bigger ones required me to take a bite and every time the whole pickle came out, half in my mouth and half not. I had a whole pile of half empty breading on the corner of my basket.
The service was terrible, the bartender was dealing with a full bar and in front of the bar a bunch of tables pulled together and this was 16 people. I looked around and there were plenty of servers just standing there doing nothing, so poor management.

VegasBill, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of californiakulak
4.08/5  rDev +19%

This place is very near my house and I frequent it. The place is decorated like a mountain lodge. Lots of pine. The beers are actually pretty good. Their General Sherman IPA is excellent. In October they had a pretty good Octoberfest. They also have a very good happy hour and specials during sporting events. The food is typical bar and grill food. Lots of sandwiches. Their fish n chips are pretty good.

Pretty soon they will start to pour their barley wine which is one of the best that I have ever tried. So if you find yourself lucky enough to be in Fresno stop by for a beer or two.

californiakulak, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of gabeerfan
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%

This location is in a suburban strip mall and can be a little difficult to pick out when driving by. Inside is decorated in a kind of Rocky Mountain ski lodge kind of way.
When we went, the bar was full and we pretty much only wanted drinks. We sat at a table and ordered appetizers (fried pickles outside the South, who knew?).
The initial service was slow, but friendly and he didn't let us go thirsty for long. The place was a bit busy, so that could explain some of the slow service. The servers also seemed pretty young and may still be learning the business. As the evening wore on, a live band appeared making conversation difficult. That was our cue to leave after we finished our drinks.
Selection seemed quite good. About 10 beers on tap since the selection is shared between the 2 locations. Nothing was "OMG, WHY DON"T THEY BOTTLE THIS?" good, but the quality was pretty good for most of the beers. The wife and I split a sampler of all the beers on tap and I settled on the Moto Pale Ale and she had the IPA. While I know the General Sherman IPA was named after the tree, I just couldn't order one since I am from Atlanta. It was a tasty beer, though. The hybrid hefe/pale was tasty and the del Oro Mexican beer was completely forgettable.
The only food we had was the fried pickles. While tasty, they were different than what I'm used to in Atlanta. Other food looked pretty standard for a suburban hangout. Burgers, wings, steaks, etc. Nothing seemed too expensive.
Overall, not a bad place for a quick beer or two.

gabeerfan, Sep 10, 2009
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Sequoia Brewing Company in Fresno, CA
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.