Orcutt Brew Company
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by fsimcox:
3.85/5 rDev +20.7%
July 1, 2010 - I finally stopped in here on a Thursday night. The CLOSED neon sign in the window threw me for a loop, but the large Pink double door entrance was open, so me and the wife went in. Very casual atmosphere. Two guys at a table, 4-6 folks at the bar, and two guys shooting pool. Donkey Kong video game in the corner. Lots of TVs, with sports on.
They have approx 10 beers on tap. They waitress said they rotate almost daily. I believe I saw Drifter Pale Ale, SN, Firestone DBA, New Belgium Ranger IPA, Blue Moon, a local IPA (Orcutt IPA, I think?), and the usual macro's. Also, lots of bottled beer.
It was a long day at work, so we didn't arrive until almost 8pm. I had the buffalo chicken burger, and a Ranger IPA. The chicken was good, the IPA was great. I then had the local Orcutt IPA. It is unfiltered and very hoppy. I must admit, I had never had an unfiltered IPA. A very good beer.
Wait staff was very friendly and talkative. I was surprised by the "last-call" at 8:30pm. Seems in Orcutt, bars have to close at 9pm Mo-Th in residential areas. They are open until mid-night Fri-Sat.
Overall, a good place for a good beer. I will go back.
07-02-2010 16:44:05 | More by fsimcox
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3.24/5 rDev +1.6%
I showed up on a Monday or lunch. No one at the bar except for myself and bar tender. A few people outside in the patio. I opted not to sit at the patio because it faced the parking lot. I like te atmosphere and the deco.
I was finally greates after a while even if I was the only one there. I asked the lady tender about there beer. She suggested their OPA. I tried that one and their smoke something.
Good beer overall. Apperantly the brewmaster was tending the folks outside and he would walk in and out. I finally was able to flag him (clay?) down and he seemed knowledgeable. I did ask if they brewed am imperial stout and they looked at me with
blank stares. Like of I was talking in a foreign language. He seemed like I was bothering him. So I stopes asking him questions.
I had some speakeasy ipa because that was there best on tap. They had a lost abbey but no one knew which one. Lack of knowledge I guess. This is a step above brewery but needs better service.
I'll stop buy in the future in hopes of it getting better.
09-14-2010 00:29:43 | More by emagana
2.65/5 rDev -16.9%
They have good beer and lots of tvs to watch sports on. There are also 2 free pool tables, not a bad place to go hang out at for sports.
The thing this place lacks is service and a grasp of what time bars are ment to close. When the weekend you are staying open till 11:00 even if the place is packed. That isn't my biggest complaint. There staff is rude and aloof. I dealt with it till my last visit when the bar staff questioned me when buying a 20$ bottle of beer that I wanted to try. Asking if I could afford 20$ that was to much for me. I have never been to a place that treats its customers like that, especially not the ones buying their higher dollar items.
The foods not bad, and the beer selection for around here is quite good. So I may go back for their beer but I am sure my inner jackass will show up when the staff comes over.
08-16-2010 03:59:27 | More by Pardishcreel
3/5 rDev -6%
June 11,2009-Stopped in here on a Wednesday afternoon. Atmosphere is very casual and laid back. Tables outside on the loading dock and even random tables n chairs out in the parking just to soak in the sun and get fresh air. Walking inside and you see a wide area and there are random tables, chairs with pool tables and such toward the back. The bar is long against the left wall when you walk in. They have 10 handles which included some local Santa Maria brew, Drifter Pale Ale, SN, Coors, Bud and FW. Bottle selection is DFH 90 min, Sam Adams Imp Stout, Full Sail, FW, Coors, Bud, SN, Kona, and others. They have a good happy hour and the fried pickles are good too.
Finally made it in since they released their frist brew, Orcutt Pale Ale. Beer was good! Service and vibe from the staff is not so friendly or greeting at all. I did everything I could to strike conversation with the bartender but not so friendly and there were 3 people there at the time. While it is a great place to chill and relax, watch the game the vibe is pretty cold, for me it was.
So based upon several stops I will say the service varies, from very good to ok. Hit and miss but never bad. Clay, the brewmaster is not so keen on customer service, unfriendly and not really knowledgable on the market and drinks Coors and Bud Light so I wouldnt go back, EVER
12-27-2009 22:09:22 | More by barleywinefiend
Orcutt Brew Company in Orcutt, CA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.