Redwood Curtain Brewing Company
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 55
Beer Avg: 4.31
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
3.97/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
New-ish tasting room/brewery in Arcata. Located right across the street from the Arcata Marsh, which is nice. Not much in the way of windows inside, but the back does have a roll up door that opens up onto another parking lot, reasonably nice view above that, though.
Nice redwood tables inside, including a long one in the middle of the space and smaller tables dotted around the side and front. They have lots of games on hand to play, including a cornhole set to play in the back.
11 beers on tap when I visited, including a delicious Belgian Porter and some nice hoppy offerings. There was also a vintage barleywine, dubbel, tripel on tap. I had the sampler of all their beers which was very reasonably priced.
Quality-wise, this was probably the best brewery in the area that I visited while up in Humboldt County. I like what they are doing and hope to see their beers in my neck of the woods someday soon.
Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Arcata/Eureka area.
11-22-2013 21:45:18 | More by colonelforbin
4.07/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I usually review food but this brewery on the north coast is worth a mention even though they don't serve food. Very nice atmosphere, new, clean and comfortable casual. Tables are redwood tops over wine barrels with stools. Art work on walls is for sale so probably by a local artist. The quality of our visit was great, we went back a 2nd time cause the beer was so good. Service was friendly and reasonably fast for the crowd. The beer selection was above outstanding, they had a Citra pale ale that was beyond good. I would say their selection was better than what it says on the web site. They don't serve food but there are food wagons that do visit and you can probably bring in food with you. They do have fish crackers and peanuts on the tables. The food wagon that was there on our 2nd visit was the Wandering Weenie Wagon and we all had hot dogs. It has a variety of choices, two that were really good were the Rotweiler and Lebowski. The one that wasn't that great was the Wild Game. Don't get it, yuck! Value is a solid $$.
06-20-2013 01:52:09 | More by Jodi215
4.54/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Great beer, cool set up. Some what hard to find unless you know what you are looking for. Front area is comfortable with the rear being slightly industrial with the fermenters etc. Small bar with 5+ tap lines, growlers and merc to go at the bar. Hip, some what friendly crowd, no real beer geeks to chat with.
01-12-2013 17:36:57 | More by LionsMane
4.74/5 rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I absolutely love this place. Currently Redwood Curtain hasn't garnered much attention outside of the Arcata/Eureka area so I thought I'd do it the service of reviewing it.
This place has become a personal favorite brewery of mine. They offer stellar beers, mainly Belgian style (some of the best outside of Belgium -- their trippel, and Belgian porter are fantastic), great and friendly service, a relaxed (albeit a little too small) environment, and free goldfish.
However, what separates them from the others in my mind (besides free fishies) is their unabashed penchant for switching it up. They frequently hold things like "Dry Hopped Wed" where they offer some of their standards dry hopped with a different hop. They also tend not to stay with any particular beers for too long. They have a few which are always offered but some of my favorites of theirs are but mere memories now (RIP Space Oddity...for now?).
They also like to hold great little release events. Since this place is a true micro, and they don't bottle any of their beers, they can pretty much do whatever they want. They know how to keep this place fresh and keep me coming back.
As of now, this brewery is still a little young. My prediction is that they will just keep getting better and better, as they appear to be doing. Although, as much as I love the little local brewery vibe to this place (this is no fancy family restaurant/sub-par brewery joint) I think what will improve the place most is expansion on all fronts.
These guys could be big. They just need to have enough equipment to be able to create new beers without having to kill others. They 86ed one of the best IIPAs I've ever had so they can experiment with other brews. I love how they aren't afraid to change it up, but I just wish that delicious beer wasn't lost in time. Bottling would be nice. They also need to expand their tasting room as lately it is always packed.
So I guess at the end of the day my only real complaint is that I can't have all of their beers all of the time.
07-20-2012 08:59:31 | More by Wlj12
3.64/5 rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Small tap room in an industrial park. Sounds like nothing special, but this place felt "cozy" with a few chairs at a bar, good music, and some seating in a small entry room. Felt like a locals place for people that enjoy beer.
Quality is pretty good, I think Redwood Curtain is still figuring things out, and improving their beers. The IPA I had here was solid, but the gold I had before was just so-so.
Service was good, the guy was friendly and quick.
Selection was decent. About 6 or 7 beers, quite a few "Belgian Styles" would have liked a little more variety though.
Prices are fair. My review might not be glowing, but if you are in Arcata, I'd recommend checking it out and supporting this new place. I know I'll be back again.
05-10-2011 17:17:43 | More by flexabull
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company in Arcata, CA
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.