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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
51 Beers
908 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.14%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

45 Industrial Way
Buellton, California, 93427
United States
phone: (805) 694-2252

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Notes:
Food available for purchase at adjoining restaurant.

(Place added by: t0rin0 on 01-15-2011)
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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I just visited on Saturday night over Memorial Day weekend. We arrived before 6 PM and the place was packed. Getting served was no trouble. The place seemed to be pretty well staffed. A few different employees took the time to chat with us during our visit.
They were out of their Hurricane Deck DIPA (draft). There were plenty of bottles so I grabbed one and walked it up to the bar for an opener. I was told no bottles could be opened / consumed on premises. :(
Oh well. We had to go back across US 101 and and drown our sorrows in Dbl Jack at Firestone instead.
BTW The desk clerk at the Marriott gave us a beer tasting map that has several local stops.

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I can't stop in any town in America without paying a visit to a local brewery, and of those in Santa Barbara, this is the one I was most interested in checking out.

When I arrived with the family, the place was packed and a band was rocking out, making for a very loud establishment. No biggie, but surprising considering it was the afternoon.

As I usually do, I start with a flight for myself and find the sweetest beer available for my wife. My wife wasn't crazy about the wheat beer I chose for her, but I found plenty to like with the flight. Based on what I recall and a little help from the Untappd app, here's my impression of the beers I tried:

Lizard's Mouth- A Double IPA. I enjoyed this and found it very easy to put back. It was well-balanced and, surprisingly, wasn't the typical West Coast Hop Bomb. It was still very approachable. 4/5

Monkey's with Typewriters Rye- As the name suggests, this is a rye, and a decent one. My recollection is that I wasn't getting the rye spice that I wanted and that the hops were pretty subdued as well. Still, it was good enough. I gave it 3.5/5

Stearn's Irish Dry Stout- This isn't a style I don't see too much, but I did enjoy it. I recall a strong dark malt presence and hints of coffee with almost no sweetness. 4/5

Big Cone Black Ale- This was good and it required a second, full, pour. A moderately hoppy beer with dark malts that provided some hints of chocolate and toffee. 4/5

Davy Brown Ale- This was a run-of-the-mill brown ale. I enjoyed it, but didn't find anything unique about it. 3.5/5

Also, while up north in the town of Cambria, I had a pour of Fig Mountain's 3rd Anniversary Stout. The beer was very robust and complex in its flavors, with lots of oakiness, chocolate, vanilla, toffee and coffee notes (it's a stout and I believe it's aged in bourbon barrels, although I didn't detect a lot of bourbon notes, but I'd just had a Bourbon County before trying this). The beer was tasty and I'd certainly have enjoyed more, but when I was at the brewery they only had it in bottles and it was selling for $23. Whoa! Fig Mountain, I like your stuff, but there are a number of barrel-aged imperial stouts I like much more and some as cheap as $9 a bottle, so I couldn't justify this price. Anyway, the beer has sold well, so the locals are happy.

Finally, the service was friendly enough, so no complaints there. I don't recall seeing food, so beware coming hungry.

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton, CA
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.