Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Taps: 13 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
4.09/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Visited on Cinco de Mayo in the evening. It is an impressive restaurant/brewpub as you walk in the door. Lots of brushed stainless steel and wood. I sat at the U shaped bar that was half full. Took about a minute for me to get a menu and some attention. The bartenders seemed preoccupied. This became worse as the night went on since the place closes at 9 pm. But they were nice.
The quality of the beers is excellent with a pretty good selection. I would expect more on tap given the number of beers this place produces, however it is still much better than most places. I had a 9 oz Parabola first. Naturally it was terrific on tap. Then I had Pale 31, Taproom Brown, Hammersmith IPA, and lastly Pivo Pils. The only one I would skip is the Taproom Brown.
Between the store and the brewpub left with a bottle of 2012 Parabola, 3 bottles of 2014 Sucaba, 2 bottles of Velvet Merlin, 1 bottle of the 16th Anniversary, and 1 bottle of the 14th Anniversary. They have an impressive walk in cooler adjacent to the store for your purchasing pleasure. My wallett was much lighter after this visit! However worth it given that I live in Florida.
The food was good but nothing to rave about. If you are in the Central California coast area then I would recommend visiting.
05-08-2014 04:56:46 | More by Beer21
Taproom by Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, CA
92 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.