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Big Bear Brewing Company

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Big Bear Brewing CompanyBig Bear Brewing Company
BA SCORE
89
very good

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 70
Beer Avg: 3.37
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

1800 N. University Drive
Coral Springs, Florida, 33065
United States
phone: (954) 341-5545

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Reviews by zeff80:
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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

In a strip mall-type setting in Coconut Creek, it's pretty easy to find. Nice atmosphere. Typical of a brewpub in a suburban area. The beers were all good quality. A little disappointing that the Kodiak Belgian Dubbel was out. The other 7 beers were good. The Hibernation Pale Ale is the best - a hoppy APA. The service was okay. The server gave mainstream examples to compare to most of the beers. She disappeared and was slow with the check later on. The food is really pretty good. The prices are reasonable for the area, too. It was a good visit.

zeff80, Mar 31, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of johnwkraft
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

johnwkraft, Aug 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

This place was full of Meh when I went. The beer was very average and the food was slightly better. Service was really great friendly and fast so that is a plus. Nothing was bad that I tasted but nothing was really good either.

jp11801, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of tylerinfl
5/5  rDev +27.2%

tylerinfl, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Dolfan907
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Dolfan907, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

uturn, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Jazar
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jazar, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

karabearaesquire, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DuffDaddy, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

This was not a bad place at all. A beer destination? Perhaps not. But a solid brewpub, sure. It had a "chain-y" feel to it, but it was tolerable. A large bar, and a pretty huge dining area, there's nothing too intimate about the place, but it's just not that kind of place. As far as selection and quality go, there were a good number--maybe 10 or so--house brews on tap. Nothing out of this world, and a few clunkers, but overall everything averaged out to be decent to good, with the Espresso Cream Stout and the very sessionable Hibernation pale ale probably topping the list for me.

Service was fine, and while not necessarily in tune with the beer scene on the whole, they at least seemed educated in the house beers, and knew what to recommend to the masses. The food was quite good, and the menu gave a lot of options. Actually, when in a quandry about where to go for dinner one evening during our week stay in FL, the wife and I actually decided to return to Big Bear a second time just based on the food. It's basically comfort food, and steaks and seafood, but it's all tasty, from what we had. Prices were decent, with some entrees getting into the higher range.

Worth a visit if you're in town. Again, not what I'd call a "destination," but it was enjoyable overall.

Rifugium, Jan 20, 2013
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Big Bear Brewing Company in Coral Springs, FL
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.