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San Andreas Brewing / Earthquake Country Pub

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Place Score: -
Reviews: 2
Visits: 2
Avg: 2.85
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

737 San Benito Street
Hollister, California, 95023
United States
phone: (831) 637-7074
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3.05/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This place is within walking distance of downtown Hollister. Appeared to be like a Mom and Pop hamburger place when I walked in. The bar area is in a different room in the back.

Some stainless steel and some brass tap nozzles and part of the kitchen can be seen from the West side of the bar area. The restroom was alright. Wood bar with metal cushioned stationary stools gave this place some unique character.

Service was friendly and can be prompt.

Several of their own beers, no cask, and one guest beer. All of their beers had a similar taste and a possible notable was their guest beer AVB Barny Flats(?) Oatmeal Stout.

Hamburger joint food with a real grill and home made fries and chips (tastey).


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2.65/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

A Sunday afternoon in summer vist: a sad state of affairs in Hollister, a town known for its Harley Davidson meetings as much as anything else. Who knew that stepping into this town on a beerfly mission would lead me to another story of heartbreak?

Earthquake County Pub is open, yes, but who knows how long San Andreas brewing can hold on? It's been years since SAB products were available in bottles and from dredged-up reviews, they made some pretty special stuff with some darn good recipes. Now, thanks to pressure from the bigger companies, all distribution of the product has ceased. There's a few places you can go to get SAB products and the other ones aren't even in Hollister. Bars in Hollister cansider the brewpub competition and refuse to tap their kegs. Isn't this California? Can't we all get along?

The atmosphere would get a 5 if I was just going on the breweriana: an awesomely huge Hamms pig, beer trays, signs and old brewery lithos are all over the walls, some for sale. But the building is decrepit to say the least, with stained ceilings and everything worn with age. The server mixed up the food order, and left glasses empty on the table way too long before asking whether we wanted another. The food menu was limited. The nachos were a pile of no-fresh-ingredients mush. The beer was palatable but lifeless.

It's really a place to root for. But maybe the rooting period is over and the memorials will start soon.

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San Andreas Brewing / Earthquake Country Pub in Hollister, CA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.