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The Rare Barrel

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The Rare BarrelThe Rare Barrel
BEER AVG
4.25/5
Based on:
30 Beers
1,246 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

940 Parker St
Berkeley, California, 94710-2524
United States
phone: (510) 984-6585

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Reviews by bram325:
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Cool joint. Very dark and intimate but also vast. Its set in the front of their storage/brewing facility with no walls to separate. It feels like you shouldn't be allowed in.

Amazing tap list; not only do they typically have around 10 of their own brews on tap, but also 5-8 guest taps that never disappoint. When i went Abraxas and a couple of SARA beers were on tap.

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4.11/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great warehouse space; tasting area is set against an open, expansive backdrop of stacked barrels. Decor's great with couches and tables as well as a bar. AND...right around the corner from Berkeley institution Juan's Place. Who WOULDN'T want to follow up some heavy mexican food with a bunch of sour beer!

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Visited on a whim while in NorCal. Knowledgeable/corteous staff, delicious range of continually impressive sours, and beautiful space. This is a destination.

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4.85/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Sours / Sours / Sours ---- The Rare Barrel has raised the bar!

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.92/5  rDev +6.5%

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The Rare Barrel in Berkeley, CA
100 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.