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Santa Barbara Brewing Company

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Santa Barbara Brewing CompanySanta Barbara Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 86
Beer Avg: 3.45

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BA SCORE
80
good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

501 State Street
Santa Barbara, California, 93101
United States
phone: (805) 730-1040

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Reviews by QUERCUSAGRIFOLIA:
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QUERCUSAGRIFOLIA

California

2.94/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$

Sorely disappointed.

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
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CTaylorBrew

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 20:13:12 | More by CTaylorBrew
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irishpride

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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timlyon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-19-2014 03:23:33 | More by timlyon
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bcgeiman

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11%

05-08-2014 07:17:14 | More by bcgeiman
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CAcker

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2014 04:39:20 | More by CAcker
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tgatort

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-10-2013 05:17:36 | More by tgatort
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scottgs

Tennessee

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
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TheMarkE

California

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
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

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
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Santa Barbara Brewing Company in Santa Barbara, CA
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.