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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Karl Strauss Brewing CompanyKarl Strauss Brewing Company
very good

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 3.62
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

901A South Coast Dr
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
United States
phone: (714) 546-2739

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Reviews by opwog:
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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%

OK, since the recent restructuring of their beer prices and serving sizes, I have to admit that this has changed things a lot in regards to the value that KS use to provide. Maybe we were greedy enjoying 20 ounce glasses of Imperial Stout at happy hour for $4, but for fans of higher octane beers, the prices increased while the quantities on all servings went down (over 6% is now in a goblet). I understand this pricing when I go to places like Beachwood where everything is a guest beer, but I have a harder time swallowing this dramatic of a change from an actual brew pub.

But aside form the pricing, I have to say that this KS has some of the best staff that I have found anywhere. The waitresses are given a generic blurb to say about each beer, but that is still better than many brew pubs. The bartenders are the best in the business. Friendly and right on top of everybody's needs. The food is also several steps above most brew pubs, but again it can get pricey for a brew pub.

A big plus to this brew pub, that many bars are catching on to, is the free wireless internet. It has been many a late afternoon where I have been able to leave the office and belly up for happy hour and finish my work from the bar. Also, this is right at the base of a movie complex, so it makes the perfect stop for food and beers before or after a movie.

If you stop by check out Steve-o behind the bar. He has been at this KS since it opened and is a staple in the area, having worked many years before at the now closed Birra Porrettis that was just down the road. This guy could write the book on bartending. One cool guy.

08-09-2008 09:53:43 | More by opwog
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Costa Mesa, CA
89 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.