Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Triple Rock Brewery & AlehouseTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
47 Beers
128 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 37
Visits: 60
rAvg: 3.9
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: 37 | Visits: 60
Reviews by colonelforbin:
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4.33/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

One of the oldest brewpubs in the nation. Triple Rock has a nice vibe with assorted tables, a smalli-ish bar and a great outdoor patio on the roof. The patio is a hidden gem. Lots of wood on the walls, floor, bar, etc. Somewhat of an older building.

The beer is generally very good. IPAX is pretty much always on, a great IPA. Their standard rotation of house beers is solid, very well made. One thing that stands out about Triple Rock is that they are always making new beers. I've had over 60 of their beers over the years and I'm sure there are a number that I've never tried. They do a great job with their hoppier offerings and have been doing a single hop series over the past year that has been nice to try. They have also been barrel aging various beers at the Drake's facility over the last year or so and those are generally very good and a treat to try.

They really do change it up a lot with regards to new brews on tap. Kudos to Rodger Davis for this.

Triple Rock also puts on some pretty good yearly events, such as their Firkin Festival in April and their sour and barrel aged event in February

The food was good. One thing that is nice about Triple Rock is that they have multiple options for vegans. The vegetarian chili is usually pretty good but the recipe is always for changing for this item.

Service is good. Generally pretty prompt and the bartenders know their beer.

Definitely stop at Triple Rock if you are in Berkeley or the east bay. Just two blocks from the downtown Berkeley BART station. (1,529 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mark
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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! (863 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of RDB51
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
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. (615 characters)

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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse in Berkeley, CA
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.