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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company

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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing CompanyTaproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
BA SCORE
95
world-class

80 Ratings
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 13.18%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

620 McMurray Rd
Buellton, California, 93427-2511
United States
phone: (805) 686-1557

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Chingringo, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Btip1969, May 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Absolutely love the addition of Barrelworks!

riotontheroad, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

vfgccp, Feb 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

I would give this a 4.5 -4.75. FW has always impressed me as a well run outfit, having attended several new bottle releases over the past year. I'm not a local boy, so no bias in that regards, they just go bigger and better than most. Plenty of parking on premises, or on the street. Nice check in area and bar area whilst waiting. two separate seated areas, although I've never sat in the area left of the bar/entrance. This area seems more casual than the larger seated area to the right and behind the check-in desk. Small but ample merchandise area incl reg beer offerings. The tasting room has their rarer beer stock. Tasting room is actually divided into two parts, depending on the functions that may be running. High ceiling for affect in the larger restaurant area. The atmosphere in general is always great, load and busy during main meal times. Knowledgeable staff, esp when it comes to the beer, as you would expect. Professional and polite staff. Bathrooms are clean and functional. I like the tasting room here better than stone, just for the privacy, but this does lack outdoor dining options, and given the great weather in the area, not sure why that may be. Classy place overall, in a well-healed area. a must visit if in the area. Hope this helps. Cheers.

RogueOz, Oct 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Bwagner1122, Jun 29, 2014
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Rado, Oct 31, 2014
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TheFarmBoy3, Feb 11, 2014
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skemp, Jul 15, 2014
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HotRod_G, Sep 21, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%

I stopped by here after briefly visiting the Brewery in Paso Robles. I decided to wait to drink and buy goods at this location, instead of the brewery, because of Barrelworks. At first I was a little confused, because Barrelworks is around a corner once you walk in the main building and it wasn't obvious. I initially sat down and the ordered a Parabola from the waitress only to get the reply "it's not on tap". I was a little frustrated because I had decided not to drink it at the main brewery and thought I was not going to get to try it. The only issue I had was the waitress didn't say, "you can get it just around the corner in Barrelworks", which I had to find out by myself. A small issue, but not handled the best.

I spent the rest of my time in Barrelworks, so I'll comment on that. The facility is beautiful, with a great feel to it. They have an amazing selection, they have several beers that they do not distribute and they are outstanding. Mostly Wild Ales and other Barrel aged yummies. Unfortunately, you are not able to get anything bigger than a sample and for $3 for a few ounces isn't cheap. I guess that is what you pay for exclusivity. They also have a very nice selection of bottles to take out also, example '10, '12, '13 Parabola, Anniversary 12-16 and '12 and '13 Sucaba. It was pretty amazing, although they are expensive. I would have given a 5 for selection if I could have had larger pours.

I didn't eat, but the service was very good. They have a great selection of merchandise in both the main area and Barrelworks.

Definitely worth going to if you are driving through or live even remotely close. Well done overall and amazing beer.

drrone, May 24, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +8%

The food is above average and though a bit pricey. I haven't had anything bad off of the menu yet. Firestone wine is always a good choice, though they have a good selection of other brands. The beer is always great, of course.

The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you get your money's worth.

**Barrelworks is an across the board 5.00. My only complaint about it is that I wish they were open more often than a few hours on the weekend.

TheMarkE, Jun 11, 2014
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drewone, Jun 03, 2014
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davegray, Nov 14, 2013
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Evan, Aug 23, 2014
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Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Buellton, CA
95 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.