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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

Not Rated.
Triple Rock Brewery & AlehouseTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
BA SCORE
88
very good

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Active Beers: 82
Beer Ratings: 362
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Photo of yuichituba
2.8/5  rDev -27.6%

I'm surprised this place got a B+. I went here after Jupiter Brewhouse (which is amazing) I got their shooter set, and almost all of the beers went from uninteresting to suck. I'd rather have Anchor Brewing and i don't really care for their beers (except a few).

These are the beers I got:

Black Rock Porter
Dragon's Milk
IPAX Ale
Batch 4000 Belgian Dark
Titanium Pale Ale

One great thing about this was that it cost me $5 for this sampler set. Basically it was a dollar per double shot glass. That's a good deal! It would be better though if it actually tasted good.

yuichituba, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of benito
2.98/5  rDev -23%

Stopped in for a drink and a gander at the World Cup games last week.

Triple Rock struck me as a fairly run-of-the-mill brewpub-style brewpub (I think we all know what that means by now), though they get big time props for having one piece of pre-Prohibition Fitger's paraphanalia.

At my visit, they had nine beers on tap, fairly standard style-wise (all English and American), and my buddy and I tried four. Their cask IPA, from Simcoe hops, had a nice flavor as did their hopped-up brown ale. That said, there wasn't one that I would have re-ordered.

Overall, I recommend this place only to the most die-hard of BeerFly hounds. Otherwise, choose one of the other, better San Fran/Berkeley destinations.

benito, Jun 17, 2006
Photo of Floydster
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%

I walked here in the pooring rain from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, only about six blocks away, walked into a crowded place and sat at the only seat at the bar, had two beers while visiting, their Stonehenge Stout and Titanium strong ale, both were okay but not great, the atmosphere was a bit weird with a very mixed crowd and did not seem like much of a beer establishment, even though it was one of the first brewpubs ever in California, there was also a lot of college kids eating lunch, place seemed a bit run down and was not the cleanest, beer selection was quite weak and I was not impressed with their house brews, only seemed to have about a dozen taps, service was pretty slow and was expected with the amount of people in there, but still it could have been a whole lot better, place was also on the more expensive side, I bet their Firkin Fest and Sour Night, and other events are lots of fun but this place by itself on just a normal day was quite disappointing, the food looked pretty good but I had eaten at Jupiter before walking over, which I ended up going back to after seeing this place, probably would not go back here unless there was some kind of festival that I was really interested in, might be worth checking out for its historical value alone though if you happen to be in the area

Floydster, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of justinbrown
3.25/5  rDev -16%

justinbrown, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Maudite
3.33/5  rDev -14%

Like the previous reviewer, I've been here several times, I like it, I just can't DIG it. It's cozy and wooden and typical of an alehouse. Round, lacquered wood tables and chairs, a bar with a small, nearly unreadable chalkboard, and an unconcerned wait staff.

A- It's nice and cozy inside, and even when it's loud, it isn't LOUD. Can get crowded and uncomfortable on weekend nights, though.

Q- The beers vary greatly. Some are amazing, some aren't very good at all. Dragon Milk stout, Tree Frog, and a select few others are always enjoyable. The seasonals tend to be not as great.

S- The service is consistently lousy. Perhaps if I were a regular it would be better...Even when it is slow in there it seems to take forever to get something after it's been ordered, or to have someone come take your order. They are friendly, usually, just not extremely concerned about you. Alot of waiting around there.

S- The selection is slightly better than many brew pubs I have been to, both in regards to food and beers. THey have a good range of beer styles, and have them paired on their menu, which I feel is important for a brew pub. It certainly opens peoples eyes and gets them to try other things.

F- The food is typical pub fare, alot of burgers and fried food, not overly greasy, and slightly better tasting than typical pub fare. Not the highest quality, but some of the higher quality pub food I've found.

V- Not pricey, but not cheap. Worth the money you'll spend.

Maudite, May 14, 2008
Photo of clickpush
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Visited mid-afternoon on a Saturday - there were only a few other tables of customers and, after waiting for about 2 minutes at the entrance grabbed a couple of menus and seated myself - apparently that was the unspoken seating method around there. A waitress came over shortly afterwards and took the drink orders - my g/f, cloaked in hangover, went for a Barq's Root beer. Me, wearing the same, told the waitress I wanted something not too hoppy, as the last thing I needed was something bitter. She asked "do you want bitter or sweet?" And I replied that the Stonehenge Stout was fine, not wanting to go through how bitter or sweet each beer was. I ordered the special for $9.95 which included a buffalo chicken sandwich, fries and a pint of beer. My g/f got the burger which was huge but came only with a side of slaw - seriously, who serves a burger and charges extra for fries?? The beer was tasty but unremarkable, the food quite enjoyable, and the service about average. I would def. check this place out again to sample more brews, but don't think mid-afternoon is the right time to have fun here. On the other hand, the music was extraordinary, clear beautiful guitar from the 60s and 70s... if only I wasn't the only one in the whole place enjoying it. A few TVs hung from the ceiling showed college football games.

I'd like to give this a try on a Sunday evening when the Raiders were playing (and not sucking). Think the place would be a lot more enjoyable.

clickpush, Nov 27, 2006
Photo of After1am
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

After1am, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Ken_P
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Ken_P, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of atpca
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of mxchap
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

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...

mxchap, May 19, 2013
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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse in Berkeley, CA
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.