Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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Reviews by BeerImmediately:
4.55/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited last night to compare/contrast to the original in Seal Beach.
Top notch across the board. Menu was very much like Seal Beach, with some really unique offerings, although I went for the pulled pork sandwich on a pretzel role - delicious, and perfect with many of the beers.
The service was also quite good. My bartender (Dave?) was really knowledgeable about all things beer, and was giving some lessons to a non-beek sitting next to me.
There were 6 house drafts, and about 25 guest beers - mostly unique stuff from around SoCal, but also had Jolly Pumpkin and St. Bernardus Abt 12 on. I had Port's Feeding Frenzy, Telegraph Reserve Wheat, and Lawsons/Bruery Acer Quercus.
I was surprised to hear that they're "not allowed" to sell an empty growler... it's just a glass vessel, so that seemed fishy. Ponied up $20 for a growler of their Reckless Session Ale (refills are $17). That seemed a tad high for a low ABV house beer.
Overall, this place is larger than the original with more seating at the bar, but still not some impersonal beer hall / warehouse. They had extra staff on hand, and did a great job considering they've only been open for a week. Great experience overall.
07-13-2011 22:54:51 | More by BeerImmediately
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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA
100 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.