1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room

Not Rated.
   No picture uploaded.
   Have one? Upload it now.
no score

7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar ]

2031 4th St
Berkeley, California, 94710-1912
United States
phone: (510) 647-3439

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sierranevada




(Place added by: mattmarka1 on 04-21-2014)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by spark3148857:
Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

spark3148857, Jun 07, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Papa_Lafayette
4.9/5  rDev +17.2%

Papa_Lafayette, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of raulazzer
4/5  rDev -4.3%

raulazzer, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
3.72/5  rDev -11%

This place is a conundrum. They only serve four ounce pours of their beer (at about $2 each), it doesn’t matter which, with idea that you can taste multiple beers in one sitting. And while I like the idea of this, the first problem is there is almost never have anything special on their tap list. Which leads me to my second problem: I don’t want a four ounce pour of a standard SN beer I can buy in a six pack, I want a pint. I would take a few different four ounce pours of some limited release or tap only beers, but then what if I like it? In the past I’ve literally ordered three or four tasters of the same beer and dumped them into one glass. If it sounds like I’m whining it’s because I am.

I’ve been to the restaurant/taproom at the brewery many times, and every time there is close to a dozen beers that you can find nowhere else (tap only). Why not bring some kegs of this stuff down to the Torpedo room and offer four ounce pours of it? Or alternatively, offer pints of all the standard beers and four ounce pours on all the beers.

Everything else about this place is fine. The interior design/decorations are clean. They offer reasonably priced grower fills of everything on tap (except nitro), they have a decent amount of swag for purchase (although not nearly the selection of the brewery), and they offer a few small things to munch on. Overall, it’s a nice place to sit and have beer flight and try new things, but if you’re a regular or if you’re already familiar with most/all the beers they have on tap, then the novelty of being forced into sampling everything wears thin.

scottfrie, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of atpca
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

atpca, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of SanFranJake
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%

Tried today and was luke warm.
Cool little spot and great interior. Enough SN gear for someone who wanted a shirt or hat.
What struck me was their rather pedestrian taplist.... While there were a few that I hadn't seen before, other than Trip in the Woods and Hoptimum, there wasn't anything that hit me with "oohhhh I've got to try that!"
That being said, while they only do small pours (4oz maybe ?) and they range from $1.50 to $3. And they only do a small plate of charchutterie (sp). Not sure if you can bring in your own or not.
I understand what they're doing and I'll gladly go back since it's so close, I just wish they had some stuff that game me instant wood.

SanFranJake, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

mattmarka1, Jun 10, 2014
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley, CA
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.