Santa Barbara Brewing Company
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 86
Beer Avg: 3.45
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by QUERCUSAGRIFOLIA:
2.94/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Going through the tasters all of the beer had this homogenized flavor, they all tasted the same. Very soda-ish, and lacking in flavor. They were also out of a red ale, and replaced it on my sampler with a pear cider. That's messed up, why do you hate me SBBC?
I went here twice before taking the trip to Hollister Brewing, where I found refuge in the bosom of a brewery who respects their customers.
Decor was nice, I really liked the copper bar. One thing that irked me was the overwhelming stench of ammonia, or some disinfectant close to the fermenters. Absolutely nauseating.
04-23-2009 17:38:39 | More by QUERCUSAGRIFOLIA
More User Reviews:
1.89/5 rDev -43.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
Awful.. I had the King Saaz Pilsner, and obviously the brew master doesn't know what the style is. The bartender told me it wasn't very hoppy. How funny. Pretty much a watered down IPA. I waited 30 minutes for the bartender to take my order as I choked down the beer. it never happened... and in the mean time someone sat next to me, ordered, and finished thier meal... my menu still sitting lonely in front of me.I cut my losses and just went somewhere good, just shown the street.
08-18-2013 00:29:44 | More by scottgs
3.49/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Nice place, good food (I love the pizza), average beer. It's on the main drag, so you pay a premium for location.
Consider it a good restaurant/sports bar in a tourist town that happens to brew their own beer.
01-08-2013 23:07:53 | More by TheMarkE
3.78/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Located on State St. with good parking options. Sat at one of the few window seats for some good people watching. The beer sampler had 5 of their concoctions, one was a messy pour that leaked on the table and floor. Ended up choosing the Gold Coast Wheat that was nice fruity wheat beer. We weren't very hungry so we picked the potato skins, which were 1/4 potatoes with sour cream, chives, and bacon that were tasty. The menu had some good looking options we were still full from the free breakfast at the hotel. It's a nice place with decent beer. If you want some intense beer, hit the Brewhouse on the other side of the highway.
05-01-2012 20:37:22 | More by DesMoinesMike
Santa Barbara Brewing Company in Santa Barbara, CA
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.