Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 35
Beer Ratings: 451
Beer Avg: 4.16
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
4.36/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
A very hyped destination on the latest SF brew trail...
Proximity to other awesome places is a definite plus with City Beer Store and Mikkeller being a rather close walk. Sightglass is also right around the corner and a premier coffee destination.
Nice exposed-brick interior, very packed, modern lighting. Food trucks appear to be customary, though there is very little room. Generally speaking, a bit small for my perception of how popular the place is.
The beers are good - hop forward offerings being especially tasty. I understand they're pretty avant garde when it comes to hop selection, but most everything on tap on my visit feature common billings.
I'm not sure I see a 99 overall rating, but it definitely seems to be the best brewpub in the city. Pint pricing was fine though 1/2 pint and growler prices were extremely high compared to the NW at least.
03-04-2014 02:09:17 | More by dirtylou
4.39/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped in here after City Beer Store since it is right around the corner. I had heard great things from the guys at TH so I was really looking forward to checking this place out. Atmosphere was quite good. Stopped in just after they opened and there was already plenty of people around the bar area and at the tables. Service was great. Bartenders were awesome, we never had to wait more than a minute or two for a new beer. Quality was top notch across the board. Selection was great. 10 beers on, two kicked, and one leftover cask from the night before. My favorite was Jezebel and the cask, both of which were awesome. No food so no rating there. Prices were a little high for my tastes, we were only getting the 5oz pours and some were $4 a piece. It was almost $30 to try them all. Overall an awesome brewpub in the heart of the city. I would be a regular here if I lived in the area.
02-14-2014 06:59:18 | More by orangesol
4.68/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place was great, my perfect type of taproom, just some seats in a warehouse in Sam Francisco with a subtle entrance, brewery in the back. The beers were really unique, my favorites were coffee and cigarettes, jezebel, and taco hands. The description of taco hands sounded like the beer could be disastrous, but it is so delicious and really reminds you of a Mexican feast. No food here, just bags of chips, but that's ok because the beer stand on its own. Wish they bottled so I could take some home.
02-02-2014 18:58:42 | More by sierrrita
4.72/5 rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I swung by on a Saturday night and tried a flight of the beers on tap. This is not a big place, but it was somewhat busy when I arrived. I grabbed the one open seat at the bar, but several seats next to me opened up soon after I arrived. By 8pm the place was remarkably empty for a Saturday night - hopefully this was not typical.
The beers I had were, overall, excellent. None of the sours were available on the day I went (I was told that December was unexpectedly busy and there were fewer beers available than usual), but I tried a grisette, a pale ale, an IPA, a stout, and a smoked porter. I wasn't wild about the grisette (nothing wrong with it, just not mind-blowing), but the rest were quite good. Especially note-worthy was the smoked porter: a very nicely balanced beer with a lot going on.
Service was quite attentive, although the bar wasn't very busy for most of the time I was there.
The selection included a nice, though small, variety of styles. As I mentioned, this was in part due to the relatively small number of beers available. I gather there is usually at least one sour on, which would provide something for the hardcore beer geek. On the night I went, the beers were limited to standard American brewpub styles (a farmhouse, a pale, an IPA, a porter, a stout). That said, all the beers were of above-average quality.
No food on the night I went. The internet tells me there are often food trucks parked out front, but there were none on the night I went. Unfortunately, there aren't a ton of other take-out options around Cellarmaker. The wave of gentrification moves quickly, though, so hopefully this situation will soon change.
Prices were average for the area: $6 pints. The five beer flight I got (5oz pours) was $13, which isn't bad. On the other hand, it isn't what I'd call "great." Overall, this is a welcome addition to San Francisco's beer scene. I look forward to returning in the future and seeing how Cellarmaker evolves over the coming years.
01-05-2014 07:36:59 | More by trumpetego
4.7/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Holy shit! This place is great. A garage-turned-brewpub creates a very comfortable, clean, open-yet-intimate setting to enjoy delicious beers from super nice people. What more can be said? Other than maybe this might be San Francisco's best brewery.
12-20-2013 17:22:10 | More by MrDave
4.83/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $
Really nice urban feel, vaulted ceilings. nice 65inch flat screen although this has no sports bar feel. glassware appears clean which is always nice. I enjoy the different shapes/sized glasses offered. Great variety of pale ales/IPA's, a few petit sours to choose from and great easy drinkin porter/stouts. No kitchen but food can be brought in or delivered. Come check this place out, Im a big fan of local beer and I''m happy that Connor and Tim are crankin out high quality beer for the bay area to enjoy.
12-16-2013 17:38:26 | More by Dodgerrigo77
4.47/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've been to Cellarmaker a few times now and have had great experiences. The first time was early in the day and it was pretty quiet, though the place was buzzing by the time we left. Very modern space with a bar and some bench tables. While they don't offer food they have food trucks that swing by on the weekends and there are some good local options around the brewery. About 8 to 10 beers on tap with a new beer tapped almost weekly. The options skew towards the hoppy side, which is fine with me because Cellarmaker's hoppy offerings are exceptional, though there could be more variety here and there. I don't give 5's often but the service has been top of the line. On a very busy Friday night I was served promptly and those tending the taps were awesome. What gives this a 5 however was Tim pausing from a conversation to check with me and make sure my order was being filled. Great service from the brewmaster! Definitely worth a stop if you're visiting SF. Prices are reasonable, though there are no happy hour specials and growler fills are a bit steep (20-25 dollars for a 64oz).
11-23-2013 23:29:08 | More by spark3148857
4.65/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
New brewery and taproom in the city, and they're doing it right. No gimmick to the beers, just good styles, ingredients and process. The initial 4 batches are really promising - the hoppy stuff in particular shows huge promise, leaning toward the San Diego style, with big hop flavor but reigned-in bitterness and malt. It's about time a new brewery up here embraced this style of brewing. The atmosphere is nice, more or less a cleaned-up warehouse, but they made it pretty cozy. I expect these guys to do really well in the future.
10-12-2013 07:32:46 | More by largadeer
Cellarmaker Brewing Co. in San Francisco, CA
99 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.