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The Rare Barrel

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The Rare BarrelThe Rare Barrel
Based on:
32 Beers
1,183 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 6.48%
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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(Place added by: pmarlowe on 10-18-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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 +4.8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.68/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.92/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Goalcam
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Real cool vibe with nice selection of sours on tap to try. Unfortunately no growlers and limited bottles if you're not a member. Also, no food but it's in a nice area.

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5/5  rDev +8%


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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ianw87
5/5  rDev +8%

A great brewery doing strictly sours. Some outside the box stuff, Coffee Sour!? Great Place, I will be visiting here again. Jealous of the Founders members.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Tazmaniandavis
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Love the beer, love the location, love the atmosphere. It is pretty pricey and gets crazy busy on bottle release days, though. Oh yeah, love the guest taps that they do!

Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Visited during my trip to San Francisco. This was a favorite place of mine during the entire Pacific Northwest trip. It's in a quiet neighborhood in Berkeley, big building, lots of parking at the main entrance.

The tasting room is actually just a cornered off section of the entire barrel room, which is actually an awesome sight to see barrel after barrel stacked in this giant warehouse. Reminds me of a winery. Their is plenty of bar seating, tables, standing room and even a few couches.

They have several of their beers on tap, but also a handful of guest beers. Everything is full pours and about $7-$9 a glass, which is expected with most sours. They also had bottles for sale, but they were pricey. The one they had when I visited was $30.

Food is limited, just a couple of panini options.

Overall, as a tourist, if you are visiting San Fran/Oakland area over a Friday or Saturday, I would make a trip out here.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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The Rare Barrel in Berkeley, CA
100 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.