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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Not Rated.
Lost Coast Brewery and CafeLost Coast Brewery and Cafe
BA SCORE
85
very good

51 Ratings
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 5,358
Beer Avg: 3.55
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

617 4th Street
Eureka, California, 95482
United States
phone: (707) 445-4480

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lostcoastbrewer

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2.88/5  rDev -23%

jdogvol, Tuesday at 04:01 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Beer21, Sunday at 05:16 AM
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3.87/5  rDev +3.5%

wethorseblanket, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Offa
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

This is a very good, enjoyable brewpub in downtown Eureka. It's in an old brick building with some nice old details,including apparently cast-iron columns, etc., outside and in,with nice big windows looking onto the street. The staff are friendly and efficient. The place can get loud and crowded but has a good feel to it.

Their beer overall is very good but not outstanding. The range at any given time is somewhat limited but has their standards on tap plus a few rotating/seasonal ones.

Food is also very good,but not outstanding - good burgers, good steak sandwich, fish and chips, etc. Clam chowder is very good.

Offa, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ackeeper, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

baerb69, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

KStark, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

pemulis, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

metamorphosis316, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Endocador, Jul 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

catNoises, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Toml219, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Mothergoose03
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%

This was stop #8 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here for dinner and to try their beers. It was a Friday evening and the brewery was busy, but we were seated right away. The brewery is situated on the first floor and a mezzanine area of a 3-story, nicely restored, stand-alone building on the fringe of the downtown area. The interior is also nicely restored, and is a cool place to enjoy a meal and a beer.

We ordered a sampler flight of the 10 beers that were available. Each was brewed very close to style, and none of them exhibited any flaws. However, none of them were very exciting other than the Tangerine Wheat, which was something that we had never experienced before and we liked it a lot because of its uniqueness. The food menu was fairly standard pub fare, but it was very good, and it outshined the beers.

There are other breweries in town that we’d try first before coming back here for the beer, but if none of those breweries offer food, then we’d come back here again without hesitation.

Mothergoose03, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of PortLargo
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

Staff is quite knowledgeable and loves to play along with a serious beer drinker/taster. Atmosphere is very casual, more locals than tourists during my visit. Food selection was above average and for such a remote spot the prices were very reasonable.

Beer selection requires several visits to do justice. Overall a pretty outstanding selection of styles, plus they are happy to serve 2 oz shooters for tasting. Conveniently located right of Hiway 101 in the middle of town . . . will definitely return.

PortLargo, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jason_nwx, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

andy1701, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Rogfromcanada
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%

I recommend this beer to anyone from Canada travelling down the coast. This a good, refreshing beer. It is the perfect balance of a craft beer and simplicity. One could easily drink this daily if they so choose. Great job Lost Coast Brewery...you have gained a fan!

Rogfromcanada, May 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

drew74, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

TaborTime, Dec 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Gatordaddy, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Beerswag, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

MISSALMA_XO, Oct 17, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

7/1/13

After driving through the Avenue of Giants and up to Redwood National Forest, we headed down to Eureka to spend the night. We stayed at the historic Eureka Inn, a disappointment except that it was an easy walk home from the downtown breweries.

First stop of the evening was for dinner at Lost Coast Brewery. Order of lemon pepper parmesan fries were very tasty to tide us while trying a sampler tray of brews. The fruit beers like Raspberry Brown and Tangerine Wheat were all adequate but not very inspiring. The standard line up of beers were a level better, especially the hoppy ales. 8 Ball Stout and AlleyCat Amber were a step up from the fruit ales, but better were the Lost Coast Pale Ale with a soft hop nose over a sweet caramel back bone and the Indica IPA with a bold hop bite and a grassy, dry finish.

Lost Coast Tacos for dinner. Mine had a crisp, crunchy battered outside with a delicate white fish inside surrounded with a flour tortilla, shredded cabbage, lime sour cream and fresh pico de gallo. Ordered a draft of Great White Beer with my taco: spice on the tongue is complex and stimulating to drink; secret blend of Humboldt County herbs, according to the menu; light and refreshing with a lot of flavor. One of only two LC beers I've had before, it's light and refreshing with a light of flavor. Understated spiciness of the beer blends well with the bready and slightly fishy tacos. Gloria had the tofu version of the taco and liked it as well. A nice range of veggie options on the menu for being so far north, and we appreciated the choice.

Lost Coast is a family friendly restaurant, even on a Saturday night visit. Feels like a bar in my small hometown in Iowa but with a lot better beer. The slightly slow but friendly service with quick, honest recommendations. The rustic atmosphere that was loud but still pleasant to talk in. Overall, it's a place in which the beer is about what I expected and has a warm, welcoming feel that many locals seem to call home.

Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/09/lost-coast-brewery-eureka-ca.html.

FightingEntropy, Sep 08, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -21.1%

While I love Tangerine Wheat, Lost Coast is a lot like Eureka. I WANT to love the place, but the atmospere drives me away. It has so much potential, yet is stuck in its mediocrity.

The fish tacos weren't that good. The beer batter was awful; acting as grease mops. I had the sample paddle of 10 beers. I really liked the apricot wheat. It was lighter flavored than Pyramid's and I liked it. The paddle was confusing though as the beers were placed haphazardly rather than light to dark or sweet to bitter. So the pallet was given a work out.

The place was cramped and dark with various junk on the walls. They really need a decorator to give this place some life, as the atmosphere is grungy. It looks like someone had ten bucks to decorate with and went to a yard sale to find things.

Like Eureka I want to love this place. But the surrounding homeless and transient population tarnish it. Sadly, many of the locals contribute to the grunge element as well. Yet, the surrounding communities don't appear to have this problem.

Recommendations:
Redecorate, hiring a professional.
Hire a chef, not a cook- and make better food.
Get a bigger place, or remodel to create a gift shop area for the shirts and drinkware, etc.

DrunkenMonk, Jul 22, 2012
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Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe in Eureka, CA
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.