Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Reviews by Tdizzle:
3.75/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
I visited this place with a big group of people on a Saturday afternoon around 4:00pm. The place wasn't very crowded and we were seated immediately.
A - The interior of the restaurant looked kinda like the inside of a brewing warehouse, but that seems to be what they're going for. You can see the brew kettles through large glass windows and there were cases of their beer in random piles all over the place.
S - The service was fast and the waitress was attentive. We got our beers quickly too.
Sel - They had about ten of their beers on tap. I had the Scotch Ale which was very good. They also offered their Oktoberfest and a Belgian Tripel.
F - The food was pretty good but nothing that would stick in your memory. I had the veggie burger and I enjoyed it. The other people at my table enjoyed their food as well.
V - The beer and the food were not unreasonably priced given the quality.
Overall, this is a good place to stop and have some flavorful beer along with a decent meal.
09-23-2008 03:55:57 | More by Tdizzle
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3.6/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
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.