Congregation Ale House
Taps: 37 / Bottles: 117
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Halcyondays:
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I decided to check this place out since it is virtually next door to Beachwood II. Walking in it's certainly smaller than I thought with a bunch of breweriana on the walls along with the Catholic theme. Quite empty when I went there for Happy Hour or Mass as they call it.
Had a Borgo Enkir which was served properly was in good condition. I had the Duck and Bacon sausage that was enjoyable but nothing to go crazy for.
The selection was good on-tap, a nice mix of styles. Their bottle list is impressive with lots of Belgians, all the Trappists except for Westy of course and even a few true lambics. Prices are good, I even saw Yorkshire Stingo for $10 a bottle which is less than in the store.
Service is fine, they got me my food and beer with no problems, but never really engaged me otherwise, but that was fine on this day.
All and all a good location in Long Beach. Its immediate vicinity to Beachwood II makes me wonder if it'll last, but they seem to be doing well from what I've heard and I wish them the best. I'm all for more better beer locations in the Southland.
09-22-2011 00:17:30 | More by Halcyondays
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3 | $$
Loved going to this ale house. Living down the street from it was perfect. They switch out their "on tap" selection frequently. They have a nice range of beers to choice from. And their Belgium selection is nice. I personally love stouts and have yet to be disappointed with what they serve.
Their atmosphere set up is really nice. Sets up for a private feeling. Even when you share a bench like table with others. Though it can get packed rather quickly even on a Thursday night.
Wish I still lived down the street from it. It's a perfect place to hang with friends when you wish to blow off some steam after work.
09-25-2013 03:30:22 | More by Saird
4.21/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Stopped by here on a recent excursion to the LA/ Long Beach area.
The place is moderately big with a patio area. When you come in you actually get in line and order your food/ first beer at the counter. Had the opportunity to talk a bit of beer with one of the female cashiers and she seemed to have a good knowledge of the beers they had on tap. I had one of their sausages while there and it was awesome. Food portions are not huge, but they are quality. Their tap list was quite good as well. They had remnants of a Goose Island tap take over left, and I had the good fortune of ordering several glasses of Sofie Paradisi. That beer is probably jading my overall impression of the selection, but damn it is good. Not only a good tap list, but the bottle list was quite extensive as well. About the only complaint is that taps and bottles were a bit pricey. Overall though, a quality place to go if visiting Long Beach, and literally almost right next to Beachwood BBQ.
05-29-2013 04:19:52 | More by zhanson88
Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA
91 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.