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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Triple Rock Brewery & AlehouseTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
49 Beers
308 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1920 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California, 94704
United States
phone: (510) 843-4677

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Reviews by coldriver:
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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited here in July 2011. First of all really like the old-timey neon sign out front and considering this is one of the oldest brewpubs around it's appropriate. Taps are almost all in-house brews but lots of interesting styles. Brewer seems to be interested in experimenting and I indulged in a sampler flight of six which were all good or great. Good vibe with college types and other Berkeley locals making up the crowd. Fun place to watch a Giants game but beer rather than sports is the main focus. Server very knowledgeable and attentive.

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4.19/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I have known about his place for years but had never been to it as it's a bit of a haul from my residence. After a bad experience at Barclay's, a beer bar across town from Triple Rock and much easier to get to for me, I decided to try it. I wish I had always come here. The extra travel time is well worth it. Food is very very good, tremendous burgers for one. Beer selection is small at times and there is no cask, but they do have the beer engines, just not working right now. The IPA is great and I like the Dragon's Milk which is a reddish ale. I expect all their beers to be solid. Very friendly employee's and we have been treated well all times. So long Barclay's, you have lost us forever. Going to keep coming here where we are not short poured and we are treated in a style befitting regulars that we are fast becoming here. Support this small brewery!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Photo of RDB51
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

As a beer drinker, this is my favorite place to visit when in Berkeley. Their beers are excellent. Their prices are great. My only complaint is there is never enough room at the bar, so get there early. Their corn beef sandwiches are 'to die for'. I have never had a better sandwich or a bigger sandwich, than those sold here. My son, a Berkeley student, just rented a house around the block so I am looking forward to many visits with him and the Triple Rock.

After reading Erbayd post...I remembered that IPAX was the way to go. Also the bartenders were great....always offering a tasting before a new selection.

Photo of Ken_P
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Erbayd
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

An amazing brewery and an awesome place to hang out! In my opinion it's the best place to grab a beer in Berkeley (though Jupiter is a close 2nd). If you like hops you'll love it here, and I highly recommend IPAX as a go-to beer. It's definitely a great example of a West Coast IPA. Pretty frequently they'll brew a special IPA (Greenhorn, Rye Smile, etc.) and those are always really great. They do a great job of offering seasonal specialty beers, and the Reindeer Ale and Keyser Soze Imperial Stout are super tasty and really strong.

Great food to accompany the great beer, and the whole bar has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere to it. If you don't like crowds, don't go on Thursdays as it can get really hectic. However Triple Rock on a Thursday night is an essential experience for anyone in Berkeley. This place is awesome!!

Photo of mxchap
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Old stomping ground of mine from my university days.

Headed in for Friday lunch last week. Had a taster flight of beers, all pretty decent (porter, pale ale, IPA, and strong saison). The food there is always pretty good too.

Since the pints are a little pricey here, I would definitely suggest getting a bunch of 5oz samplers.
It's a great way to go. On a sunny day go upstairs and enjoy your beer outside on the patio!
And Thursdays are monkeyhead day. Drink two if you dare...

Photo of WesM63
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

I stopped in at Triple Rock during a work related trip to San Francisco in May 2013.

A: Atmosphere is typical bar chatter, not overly crowded on a Tuesday at 6pm. One thing I did overhear was more conversation about the beer and brewing of beer rather than the game(s) that was on the two tv's this bar had.

Q: Quality was above average. None of the beers were over the top must have beers, but good none the less.

S: Service was fantastic. The bartender knew his beer and was full of recommendations, as well as always being on top of filling my glass or getting me a food order.

S: As mentioned the selection was decent. 10 or so Triple Rock beers on tap, a wide variety throughout the spectrum. (A few guest ciders as well) Sadly they were out of IPAX, as it wasn't pouring/looking correctly and decided NOT to continue pouring it. (No ding here, glad they went that route)

F: Food was decent. Typical bar food but just slightly higher. I had the Turkey, Avocado, Swiss and it was delicious.

V: Value was entirely reasonable. $6/pint and ~$8/meal.

O: Overall, it was well worth the trip. Nothing outstanding, but good beer and good food. You can't visit the Bay Area and NOT go here. If you're anywhere near the BART, it's a simple 2 block walk. (I rode the bart from Downtown San Francisco Montgomery Street Station)

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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse in Berkeley, CA
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.