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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
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2031 4th St
Berkeley, California, 94710-1912
United States
phone: (510) 647-3439

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sierranevada

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Place added by: mattmarka1 on 04-21-2014

TUESDAY–SATURDAY
11:00am–8:00pm

SUNDAY
12:00pm-5:00pm

MONDAY
CLOSED
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of RyanK252
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Very cool place, friendly staff. They must have made some changes because they had a few draft only special beers available, plus a firkin, and we're offering 8 oz pours along with the 4 oz sampler size. It was nice to try some of their big barrel aged beers before investing in a $20+ bottle.

Photo of drewone
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Cool little spot, not that large but a nice design. I might just have hit it at a good time but they had 7 non bottled offerings on tap plus three one time bottelings to go. Also i believe they are doing larger pours now. I didn't go in with high expectations but ended up liking it better than the chico location. Also a killer growler fill system, even though inpassed on a fill.

Photo of scottfrie
3.72/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2

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.

Photo of SanFranJake
3.62/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

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.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley, CA
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.