Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Reviews by Floydster:
3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This was my last stop on my way home from San Diego on Tuesday, its main purpose was to pick up a growler for my dad and I to share that night, it is right next to a hotel off of Palomar Airport Road, went in at 10:00 am and there was only two other people in the whole restaurant, they had some nice brewing equipment set up right behind the bar, I ended up grabbing a half gallon jug of Bock of America, it was their special tenth tap, cost twelve dollars and some change, they had nine other taps including a double IPA, IPA, amber lager, wheat, red ale, pale ale, and a few others I cannot remember off the top of my head, atmosphere seems laid back and similar to the other locations I have been to, food is decent usually but did not have any at this one, their beers are just okay to me for the most part, so I would not necessarily go back here whiule in this area, only reason I did this time was because Pizza Port did not actually open for another hour, no guest beers or anything, just their products that are plain and simple, might be worth checking out
10-30-2008 20:00:53 | More by Floydster
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3.6/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I went in to get a growler fill after getting a free growler from my brother. I had tried their beers in the past and have never been too impressed. I live down the street but because of my experience with the beers I was never too inclined to visit. When I went in around 7pm on a Thursday it was packed, there was hardly an open table, luckily I was just going to the bar.
The beer selection was small, just there usual year round variety and two others. The two others were a Tower 20 an IIPA cask version of their Tower 10 IPA, and there were no growler fills on that one. The other was a berliner weisse flavored with pomegranate, which no one seemed to be ordering. When I asked for a taster the bartender seem shocked that I wanted to try it. It was actually very refreshing and quite tasty.
I did not try the food so I can not rate it, but by the looks of how packed it was I would say it is good.
Overall the best beer there was their least sold, and the atmosphere seemed like a restaurant that served beer. Albeit a nicer restaurant, they seemed more focused on the food than the beer.
08-02-2013 17:27:21 | More by Idrankitall
Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Carlsbad, CA
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.